6th Arijit Mukherji Memorial Lecture and 32nd ILS

IIM Calcutta organized the sixth edition of The Professor Arijit Mukherji Memorial Lecture on 20th October. Dr Nachiket Mor, Visiting Scientist of The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health, delivered the lecture. He addressed the students on the topic of "Reimagining India's Health Systems". The event started with an address by Prof. Manish Thakur, Dean (NIER), IIM Calcutta, where he described the Late Prof. Arijit Mukherji as a prolific scholar who was widely recognized in the field of experimental economics. Born in Calcutta, he studied at St Xavier's School and St. Xaviers College and completed his PhD in the USA. The first lecture of AMML took place in 2016 and has had in the past notable speakers - Nobel laureate Professor Mohd Yunus, Mr Madhusudan Gopalan, MD & CEO of P&G India, the then Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India -Dr Krishnamurthy Subramanian and Mr Shiv Shivakumar, Group Executive President- Corporate Strategy & Business Development - Aditya Birla Group. Prof. Uttam K Sarkar, Director, IIM Calcutta, enthusiastically welcomed Dr Mor. He introduced him as an acclaimed academician and thought leader. Prof Sarkar spoke highly about his contribution to academia and in society and expressed his gratitude to him for sharing his insights with our audience. Dr Nachiket Mor started his speech by remembering the late Professor Arijit Mukherji. He spoke about the current challenges in our health infrastructure and how traditional funding and centralized healthcare solutions are proving inadequate and ineffective. He also spoke about Innovations across the globe to solve this issue and the funding, regulatory and quality concerns of implementing a completely new format of health service delivery that tackles the issues of the 21st century. An enthusiastic Q&A from students followed the lecture. The event ended with a vote of thanks from Dean (Academic), Professor Bhaskar Chakrabarti.