Shri Arun S. Bhatnagar
(IRS, Ex. Principal Commissioner)
Exe. MBA, IIM(B)
Director General (IIST, IIP, IIMR)

Profile of Director General

Shri Arun S Bhatnagar is a Senior Govt. of India bureaucrat of 1983 batch with overall experience of 45 years. Started his career in 1975 as an Assistant Professor in Economics. After appearing in the All India Civil Services Exam in 1982, joined IRS in 1983. Worked in different parts of the country and handled highly sensitive, complicated cases of IT. Also worked as Addl. Director General of National Academy of Direct Taxes (apex training institute for imparting training to IRS trainees as well as senior bureaucrats). Headed and coordinated international engagements with Foreign Universities & Governments as well as managed faculty and infrastructure of the Institute. Spearheaded Regional Training Institute (RTI), Bangalore as Commissioner of Income Tax. Superseded the batch when promoted from Deputy Commissioner to Joint Commissioner of IT due to his outstanding performance.

Shri Bhatnagar superannuated in 2015 from the post of Principal Commissioner of Income Tax from Delhi. Joined corporate sector as an advisor for business development & marketing strategy from 2015 to 2017.

Shri Bhatnagar was appointed as Director General of the group of Indore Educational Institutes i.e. Indore Institute of Science and Technology, Indore Institute of Pharmacy and Indore Institute of Management and Research, in December 2017.

Shri Bhatnagar completed executive general management program from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore as well as certified courses from Duke University and University of Maryland, USA. Was awarded for best practices instituted by Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India.

Shri Bhatnagar's hobbies are poetry, meditation, reading and sports. About to be released is his collection of his poem "Sancheta Ke Shan" . DG sir has also been Invited as guest speaker on themes like 'spiritual management of life and work' , 'in pursuit of excellence', 'theory and practice of meditation', 'digital pedagogy' , 'how to achieve success in career', 'challenges before Indian economy' etc.

Shri Bhatnagar is differentiated by an uncommon expertise in Economics combined with strong industry acumen, allowing him to view opportunities with a wide lens to identify business drivers, understand complex issues, take action and drive results. He is also a proud recipient of "Captain of Industry " award in the year 2019 by Hon'ble Chief Minister Of MP.

Although Shri Bhatnagar has received numerous accolades for his work and achievements over years, he says his greatest reward is the love, affection and respect he has gained from the students across all disciplines. He is a true visionary who is currently leading IIST Group of Institutions with completely different ideologies with the objective of transforming the youth of today to be better professionals, better entrepreneurs and above all better human beings. Feel free to reach out to Shri Bhatnagar on his Linkedin profile.