In Memorium: Prof. K. B. Akhilesh

 

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It is with great sadness that we note the passing away of Prof. K B Akhilesh on Nov 12, 2019. He was a Professor in the Department of Management Studies and was appointed the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering of IISc recently. He was an alumnus of the department graduating with a Ph.D. in 1980 and was awarded the  Sir Vithal N Chandavarkar medal for the best thesis.  He joinded the faculty in 1982 and served as the department chairperson from 1993-1999. He was a prolific researcher having published many papers and books in the areas of Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour and Technology Management. He has contributed significantly to nurturing various organizations such as Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology and IIM Rohtak. He will be sorely missed by his family, members of the department and the legion of Ph.D. students who had worked with him.