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Currently a Professor in the area of Data Science, Prof Chandrashekhar has over two decades of experience in industry and academia.

His industry stints span Consulting and Business Development activities in India, GCC Countries, Europe and USA – in new product and new business launches, setting up and running overseas offices, and assisting start-ups in building their client base, amongst others. His Consulting stints include efficiency improvement, profitability improvement, valuation of firms, and creation of roadmaps, amongst others.

Prof Chandrashekhar has been an academic for more than a decade as a faculty at XLRI, IIM Indore, and IIM Ranchi before joining IFMR.

His research interest spans investigating strategic actions, unravelling complexity, and data-based exploration. He has so far spear-headed the data science initiative at the IFMR GSB for MBA and working executive audiences. This initiative also includes an Analytics Hub that is now engaging with institutions and industry for analytics assignments. He has published in international journals and presented in international conferences.

He holds a B.E. in Electronics & Communication Engineering from University College of Engineering Osmania, a PGDM from IIM Bangalore, and an FPM from IIM Lucknow.