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Dilip Chhajed

Dilip Chhajed

Clinical Full Professor of Management
Associate Dean for Master’s and Online Programs
Supply Chain and Operations Management


Ph.D., Management, Purdue University, 1989
M.S., MIS, University of Texas at Dallas, 1986
B. Tech., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology at Bombay, 1984


Dilip Chhajed serves as the Associate Dean for Master's and Online Programs  and as the Executive Director of the BS in Integrated Business and Engineering program. He spearheads the development and management of all Masters and online programs at the Daniels School of Business. Currently, the portfolio of residential and online programs at DSB encompasses thirteen MBA/MS programs, and nine Graduate Certificates. 

He was instrumental in the creation of the innovative and multidisciplinary IBE degree, which is offered in collaboration with the College of Engineering. This program embodies Daniels' renewed strategic vision to thrive at the convergence of business and technology.

Before joining Krannert, Dilip held the title of Professor of Information, Operations, Supply Chain, and Analytics at the Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During his tenure at Illinois, he took on roles such as Associate Head and Executive Director of Master's Programs. In these capacities, he supervised four and was pivotal in the establishment of three new Master of Science programs: MS in Technology Management, MS in Management, and the fully online MS in Strategic Brand Communication, a collaborative offering with the College of Media.

Dilip obtained his PhD from Purdue University, an MS from UT-Dallas, and a B.Tech from IIT Bombay. He has had the privilege of teaching at the University of Warsaw in Poland, Sogang University in South Korea, Purdue University, and GISMA in Hanover, Germany. His current academic pursuits revolve around product design and healthcare operations. He holds the position of Associate Editor for Decision Sciences and has been a part of the editorial boards of INFOR, MS&OM, and the International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management. Alongside Tim Lowe, he co-edited the book "Building Intuition: Insights from Basic Operations Management Models and Principles."

  • Business school’s online MBA, master’s programs and graduate certificates available to Purdue employees at discounted tuition

    Full-time Purdue West Lafayette employees admitted to a Daniels School of Business online master’s degree or graduate-level certificate program will receive an automatic 10% discount. Plus, the business school will match up to an additional 10% if the employee’s department is providing funding.

    Full story: Business school’s online MBA, master’s programs and graduate certificates available to Purdue employees at discounted tuition

  • Daniels School’s new leadership team in place
    Since being unveiled as Purdue University’s next big move one year ago, the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business is gaining momentum, evidenced by a $50 million gift from the Lilly Endowment for the school’s new building, a $50 million gift from the Dean and Barbara White Foundation, and recognition as a game-changer in shaping the future of business education.
  • Gateway Arch
    Krannert School launches two new online master’s degree programs
    Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management will begin offering two new online master’s degree options in January 2021. The Master in Human Resource Management (HRM) and Master in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) each will be offered in seven-week segments, with students taking one or two classes at a time
  • Purdue launches online analytics degree
    Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management will begin offering an online Master’s in Business Analytics in fall 2020. The degree is aimed at working professionals. Students will receive broad exposure to various functional areas of business and how they use information to make better-informed decisions. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the need for business analysts to increase 14% by 2024, and this degree will prepare participants for a wide variety of roles within the industry.

Phone: (765) 496-0177
Office: KRAN 522

Area(s) of Expertise

Decision Sciences, Logistics, New Product Development, Operations Management, Supply Chain