Dr Pradip Kumar Bala is the Dean (Academics) at the Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi. He is also the Chairperson of the “Business Analytics Centre” at IIM Ranchi. Prior to IIM Ranchi, he has worked at Tata Steel, IIT Roorkee, and XIM Bhubaneswar.
Dr Bala holds Ph.D., M. Tech. and B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. His doctoral work was on “Designing Inventory Replenishment Policies in Retail Management with the applications of Data Mining techniques”.
Dr Bala’s teaching and research interests include Business Analytics, Logistics & Inventory Management, and Quality & Six Sigma practices.
Dr Bala has published research papers in many reputed national & international journals. He has conducted many Management Development Programs (MDPs), and has offered consultancy to various organizations.
Dr Bala is the recipient of the Best Professor Award in Operations Management at the World Education Congress, 2013.