The Board of Governors at IIM-Calcutta accepted the resignation of institute director Anju Seth on Wednesday and appointed the seniormost professor, Subir Bhattacharya, because the appearing head of the institute.
As first reported by The Indian Express, Seth, the primary lady director of IIM-Calcutta, had resigned citing a “breakdown of confidence” between her and board chairman Shrikrishna Kulkarni.
The confrontation with the board is a recurring theme in Seth’s resignation letter, through which she accused Kulkarni of operating a smear marketing campaign towards her. “The board chose to draw up various resolutions alleging vague wrongdoings and condemning me without any evidence thereof while denying me the opportunity to defend my actions…,” she wrote.
In an announcement issued Wednesday, the board described her allegations as “baseless”. It said, “IIM Calcutta will continue to be run in the best traditions of good governance and transparency.” ens