Chandan Chowdhury

Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems (Practice)
Senior Associate Dean-CAS; Executive Director-Munjal Institute for Global Manufacturing(MIGM) and Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management (PLIIM)




Professor Chandan Chowdhury (Prof. Chandan) is a Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems (Practice) and a Senior Associate Dean at the Indian School of Business (ISB). He also an Executive Director, leading the Munjal Institute for Global Manufacturing and the Punj-Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management at ISB.

Additionally, Prof. Chandan serves as a Member of the Board of Governors at IIM Sambalpur and Lamrin Tech Skills University.

Before joining ISB, Prof. Chandan was in the corporate sector and was associated with three major multinationals where he held positions such as Managing Director and Country Manager. Prior to joining ISB, he served Dassault Systemes for over five years, initially as a Managing Director-India Geo and subsequently as Vice President-Global Affairs.

During his last academic stint, Prof. Chandan was a Professor, Dean (Academy), and Chairman (Board of Research) at IIM Mumbai (formerly NITIE- National Institute of Industrial Engineering, established as a joint initiative between the United Nations and the Government of India in 1963).

Prof. Chandan is passionate about leveraging technology to make the world a better place. He served as an expert panel member at NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India, Government of India), developing the Manufacturing India@2035 roadmap. Prof. Chandan is also the Chairman of the Technical Committee (Management and Productivity) at the Bureau of Indian Standards.

Prof. Chandan is currently leading a few research projects of national importance such as ‘A Decade of Infrastructure Development in India: trends and Insights’, ‘Challenges and Opportunities for accelerating MSME’s growth’, ‘Making India a Skill Capital of the World and India’s readiness for the 4th and the 5th Industrial revolution’ besides, ‘Future of Jobs’.

Prof. Chandan did his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He received his Ph.D. from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Budapest University of Technology and Economics.




In the Media

October 20, 2022: How can quantum computing revolutionise the EV industry?, Forbes.

July 20, 2022: How AI will democratise strategy for the next industrial revolution?, Forbes.

May 24, 2021: Bringing the internet to billions—the future of data transmission over the internet, Forbes India.

July 1, 2018: Leveraging Industry 4.0 for Digital Transformation of Value Chain, CII Mission Manufacturing Newsletter October-December 2017.

April 05, 2018: 4th Industrial Revolution and its Impact on Productivity and Unemployment, Smart Grid Forum.

June 07, 2017: Virtualization for Smart and Sustainable Cities, Smart Grid Forum.

March 20, 2017: Bridging the Gaps: Virtual Design and Physical Delivery, TEDx.

October , 2017: Conversation on Industry 4.0, ISB - Almamatters.

August 02, 2016: Funding, tax sops not enough to lure start-ups: Dassault India MD, Business Standard.

Research & Publications