This year, students from IIM Ahmedabad have voted for not one but two professors from their institute for the title of 'Professor of The Year'! Tarun Jain and Sourav Borah, both Associate Professors at IIM Ahmedabad, have been voted as two of the favorite professors of the current PGP batches at IIM Ahmedabad. Here's why students adore these two esteemed faculty members at IIM A.
Meet Tarun Jain and Sourav Borah: Associate Professors At IIM Ahmedabad & InsideIIM's Professor(s) of The Year In 2021
Prof. Tarun Jain is an Associate Professor at IIM Ahmedabad, and teaches Economics to some of the brightest minds in the country. Professor Jain holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia, and was earlier an Associate Professor at the Indian School of Business for a decade. Professor Jain's research has received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and he has written for media outlets such as the Economic Times, New Indian Express, Ideas for India and Mint. Professor Jain also brings a lot of industry experience to the classroom since, before his Ph.D., he was a management consultant with Charles River Associates in Washington DC and Oliver Wyman in Boston. Read more about Professor Tarun Jain here.
Prof. Sourav Borah is an Associate Professor at IIM Ahmedabad, and teaches Marketing to MBA students at the institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from IIM Bangalore, and was earlier an Academic Associate at the Indian School of Business for nearly three years. Professor Borah is from an engineering background and also holds an MBA. He has many research publications to his name, some of which can be found here.
InsideIIM Professor of The Year 2021 - What IIM Ahmedabad Students Have To Say About Professor Tarun Jain
"I admire Prof. Jain for the specificity and clarity he provides while teaching the subject, and how he is able to relate theoretical concepts with easy to understand examples. For me, who had no idea about Economics, he was able to make me fall in love with the subject!"
"Prof. Jain's classes are engaging even in an online setting and he eternalizes the concepts. I seldom remember anything from Term 1 apart from some of the concepts we he taught in Microeconomics."
"Professor Jain's classes are extremely engaging. Has the ability to simplify concepts and explain with fun anecdotes and in-class experiments. Completes each topic with managerial lessons that are simple and straightforward to understand. Extremely passionate about the subject and very receptive of students' queries."
InsideIIM Professor of The Year 2021 - What IIM Ahmedabad Students Have To Say About Professor Sourav Borah
"He makes the classroom experience much more conducive to learning radically new things. Moreover, he convinced the entire class that Marketing is not a globe subject."
"I admire Prof. Borah for his fantastic insights, real learning, and his enthusiasm for stimulating our minds!"
"His teaching is very structured, he is empathetic to students, and he is without a doubt the most dedicated professor at IIM Ahmedabad."
What The InsideIIM Professor of The Year Series Is About
In the last year, the whole country struggled in coping up with the pandemic and lockdowns. In this time of crisis, it was the great leadership shown by our teachers and professors to ensure that learning never stops. They went beyond just teaching and found solutions and created new learning environments for their students to continue learning.
We at InsideIIM want to recognize the efforts that various B-School professors throughout the country put in to ensure that their students are not left behind and continue to meet their potential and achieve great things. This is why we asked MBA students of the current batches in 2021 to nominate their favorite professors on campus for the title of 'Professor of The Year' as a small token of gratitude for professors who have made so many efforts in the last year, just so that students can head out to etch a successful career for themselves!