Dr. Abhinanda Sarkar

Academic Director

Great Learning


Dr. Abhinanda Sarkar is the Academic Director of PGPAML and PGPAIFL programs at Great Learning. Dr. Abhinanda Sarkar has done B.Stat. and M.Stat. from the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) and also holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University. He was a lecturer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a research staff member at IBM. Post this he spent a decade at General Electric (GE). He has provided committee service for the University Grants Commission (UGC) of the Government of India, for infoDev – a World Bank program, and for the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM). He is a recipient of the ISI Alumni Association Medal, an IBM Invention Achievement Award, and the Radhakrishan Mentor Award from GE India. He is also co-founder of OmiX Labs – a startup company dedicated to low-cost medical diagnostics and nucleic acid testing. He is a seasoned academician and has taught at Stanford, ISI Delhi, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM-Bangalore) and the Indian Institute of Science