He has been a Professor of Marketing and the founder Dean (Noida Campus) of the IIM Lucknow. With a B.Tech. and M.Tech. both from the IIT Delhi, and a doctorate from the University of Toronto, he has to his credit many national and international publications. His total years of experience is 36 years. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, IDRC (Canada), GWB (for GTZ Germany), Coal India Ltd., GlobeCast India (a division of France Telecom), various ministries of the Government of India, etc. and member of a few policy committees of the Government of India. In academics, he has been associated with teaching at IIM Ahmedabad, Kozhikode and Lucknow, and at Danube Business School, Danube University Krems, Austria.
He has received numerous awards and honours. In December 2017, he was felicitated as a “Visionary Eduleader of India” by Sri Pranab Mukherjee, The Education President of India during Re:think India The Fifth Estate ‘National Convention of eduLEADERS & eduPRENEURS in higher education’ held in Delhi. In January 2017 he received the Award “One of Asia’s 50 Greatest Leaders 2016” in the Indo-Singapore Business Congress “Asia’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2016” held in Singapore. He has been awarded ‘Certificate of Excellence’ and the ‘Educationist of the year in Asia for Revolutionary Contribution in Education Award’ in the Asia Pacific Education and Technology Summit & Awards (APETA) 2016 held in December 2016 at Goa. In March 2016, Dr. Das received ‘Transformational Leadership Award’ in the LEADERSHIP Awards 2016 at Patna. He has also received ‘Jindal Global Business School-Top Rankers Excellence Award’ for ‘Institution Builder’ in the Best Academician Category at the 16th National Management Summit held in January 2015, and ‘India Education Excellence Award 2014’ for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development’ by Worldwide Achievers and Headlines Today in April 2014 at New Delhi. Further, Dr. Das was honored with the ‘Best Director Award’ in the Asian Education Leadership Awards 2013 held in September 2013 at Dubai.