Director, MDI Murshidabad
Prof. (Dr.) Atmanand is working as the Director of MDI Murshidabad. He is also working as the Independent Director on the Board of Central Bank of India. Earlier he worked as the Independent Director on the Board of Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL), Government of India and PTC India Ltd. In MDI Gurgaon Prof. Atmanand has worked as Founder Dean of the prestigious MDI School of Energy Management. He was also the Dean of Executive Post Graduate Programs and School of Public Policy and Governance. He was also the Founder Dean of MDI Murshidabad. He has been teaching and doing research and consultancy in the area of energy and economics for the last 32 years. He has been associated with MDI Gurgaon for the last 22 years. Besides MA and M.Phil in Economics, he is PhD in Economics. He had the opportunity to act as In-charge Acting Director in MDI Gurgaon.
During a brief span of five years when the School of Energy Management was launched with the help of USAID and the Ministry of Power, Government of India¸ he has turned the school into a country wide popular place of higher learning. Appreciating his devotion and involvement, Government of India’s Ministry of Power has issued a letter of appreciation putting on record his efficient and dedicated services. Many organizations have also acknowledged the great leadership profile and contribution of Dr. Atmanand in area of quality education in B-Schools. Besides playing a key and decisive role in MDI’s intellectual and leadership functioning¸ Dr. Atmanand has held various national responsibilities including his association as Member of the State Finance Commission¸ Government of Bihar and with the Planning Commission, Government of India.
Dr. Atmanand is a great leader, deep researcher, professor and writer. He has authored 16 books and published more than 90 research papers in refereed national and international journals. He has undertaken several consulting assignments in area of energy, insurance¸ infrastructure projects ¸social development¸ leadership and education etc. He specializes in Public Enterprise Management, Management of Energy and Environment, Power, Oil and Gas, Steel, Financing Infrastructure Projects, Project Finance, Economic and Business Environment, Public Policy and Management.
In MDI he teaches the participants of Post-Graduate level (PGDM, PGDM-NMP, PGDM-EMP) and MDPs, comprising the subjects such as Managerial Economics (Micro Economic Theory), Economic Analysis, Economic Environment (Theory and Policy aspects), Macroeconomic theory, International Business, Project Finance, Financing and Managing Infrastructure Development, Power Management, Energy Economics, Energy and Environment and Economic Environment of Business. He has directed more than 90 training programs and MDPs. He was the PhD examiner and guided around 30 thesis and dissertation work.
Dr. Atmanand had the privilege of becoming the founder Editor of Paradigm, Journal of IMT Ghaziabad. In MDI he was the Editor of Vision, Journal of MDI and made it a refereed journal, increased circulation and changed its outlook. As the Chairman of Economics Department in MDI he made great contribution in area of research and publications.
Earlier he was the Independent Director on the Board of SAIL. He was the Chairman of Audit Committee of SAIL Board. Appreciating his role in policy making the Board of SAIL issued the letter of appreciation for making great contribution in the Board and in the functioning of Audit Committee (Chairman), Risk Management Committee (Chairman) and others. He was the Member of Adhoc Task Force (ATF), Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India; Member of Review Committee, Ministry of Aayush, Government of India, Member of Advisory Committee, Ministry of Power, Government of India. He is the alumnus of IIM-A & JNU, New Delhi.
Dr. Atmanand is a widely traveled educationist and has been all over the globe in missions related to education and teaching. His vast knowledge has been acknowledged internationally and a large number of national and international key agencies have been utilizing his services in different capacities. He is the recipient of coveted and prestigious Rashtriya Gaurav Award for his excellence and contribution in the nation building. He has the honor of receiving the Indian Achievers Award for Corporate Leadership 2010 and Economic Development Award for Excellence in Higher Education 2011. Earlier he was honored with the Exemplary Global Leadership Award 2010. He is also honored as the Columnist in The Financial Express, the esteemed business newspaper of India and contributes his articles in the areas of climate change, energy efficiency and sustainability, power sector issues, and many more.