IIMB Celebrates Alumnus Shashi Sinha’s AAAI Lifetime Achievement Award
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the advertising industry, Shashi Sinha, an esteemed alumnus of IIMB and the Chief Executive Officer of IPG Mediabrands, has been honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for the year 2023 by the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI). This accolade underscores his remarkable leadership, extensive experience, and significant impact on the advertising landscape. Shashi Sinha’s exemplary career journey serves as an inspiration to aspiring professionals, reflecting the values of excellence and innovation that align with the ethos of both IIMB and the advertising industry. The entire IIMB community takes pride in celebrating this well-deserved recognition of one of its accomplished alumni.
Sivaramakrishnan R Guruvayur Joins Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence as Expert
In a momentous announcement, Sivaramakrishnan R Guruvayur, AMP 2009, has been appointed as an expert within the Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence (GPAI), serving on the GPAI Multistakeholder Experts Group (MEG). The inauguration ceremony, graced by Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi, witnessed the participation of international ministerial delegations and UN representatives. Sivaramakrishnan R Guruvayur is set to bring his expertise to GPAI, contributing significantly during his three-year tenure. Notably, India is slated to assume the lead chairmanship of GPAI in 2024. GPAI, operating with a Council, Steering Committee, Secretariat, and two Centres of Expertise, is committed to bridging the gap between AI theory and practice. The initiative aims to facilitate collaboration among diverse stakeholders, addressing crucial AI-related priorities on a global scale. Sivaramakrishnan R Guruvayur expresses eagerness to actively contribute to the responsible advancement of AI, anticipating valuable insights from the upcoming summit.
Alumni Triumph: IIMB’s Dayasindhu N Co-Authors Award-Winning ‘Against All Odds’ for Gaja Capital Prize
The Gaja Capital Business Book Prize 2023 recognizes outstanding contributions to business literature, with winners announced as ‘Against All Odds: The IT Story of India’ by Kris Gopalakrishnan, Dayasindhu N (IIMB alumni from the 2002 FPM batch), and Krishnan Narayanan, alongside ‘Winning Middle India: The Story of India’s New-Age Entrepreneurs’ by Hari TN and Bala Srinivasa. The first book intricately explores India’s IT journey, tracing its evolution and impact despite challenges. The second, ‘Winning Middle India,’ unveils the essence of contemporary entrepreneurs and their triumphs. These accolades celebrate the rich diversity and depth of India’s business landscape, offering profound insights into innovation, challenges, and successes.
The 10 New Life Changing Skills by Rajesh Srivastava: A Standout Entry in ‘8 Best Business Books of 2023
Renowned author Rajesh Srivastava, PGP 1985, celebrates the inclusion of his book, “The 10 New Life Changing Skills,” in Shiv Shivakumar’s prestigious ‘8 Best Business Books of 2023,’ as featured on Founding Fuel. Published by Penguin Random House, the book secures a place among the top reads for the year, highlighting its valuable insights into essential skills within the contemporary business landscape.
Shiv Shivakumar, a respected business leader and author, carefully selected this book for its merit and contribution to shaping discussions on crucial skills in today’s dynamic business world. The inclusion positions “The 10 New Life Changing Skills” among the influential business reads of the year, underscoring its significance.
As readers explore Shiv Shivakumar’s curated list, they will encounter a wealth of knowledge and inspiration, with Rajesh Srivastava’s book standing out as a commendable addition to the must-read business literature of 2023.
Umanshi Marketing, Founded by IIMB Alumna Tamanna Gupta, Secures PR and Mar-comm Mandates for 5 New Ventures, Reinforcing Expertise in Startup and SME Domains
Umanshi Marketing, founded by IIMB alumna Tamanna Gupta, secures significant PR and Mar-comm mandates for five new businesses, showcasing its robust presence in the startup and SME sectors. Under Tamanna’s leadership, Umanshi Marketing continues to demonstrate excellence in providing strategic communication solutions. The recent acquisitions further underscore the agency’s ability to understand and cater to the unique needs of emerging businesses. The blend of innovative approaches and industry expertise positions Umanshi Marketing as a go-to choice for enterprises seeking impactful PR and marketing communication services. As the agency expands its portfolio, it reaffirms its commitment to empowering startups and SMEs with effective communication strategies tailored for success in today’s dynamic business landscape.
The new additions include –
1. Ionage Technologies, a Bengaluru-based India’s unified EV charging platform,
2. School of Ultimate Leadership, an Ahmedabad-based educational startup focussing on global ethical leadership,
3. FarmDidi, a Pune-based food tech startup empowering a million rural women,
4. AviruPro Educational Consultants, one of the fastest-growing ed-tech and coaching startups,
5. Lingaro India, the recently launched Indian arm of a Poland-based IT giant
NSRCEL Leads as the Premier Incubator in the Nation for Generating the Highest Number of Startups
NSRCEL stands at the pinnacle of incubators in the country, as evidenced by data from the analytics platform YNOS Venture Engine. The comprehensive figures, updated as of November 2023, reveal that NSRCEL has successfully incubated an impressive total of 1,431 startups. Beyond mere numbers, these startups have collectively garnered a substantial funding amounting to ₹3,494 crore, showcasing the impactful support provided by NSRCEL in facilitating financial growth. Remarkably, 21 percent of these startups have secured vital funding, highlighting the incubator’s commitment to nurturing ventures into financially sustainable entities. This achievement positions NSRCEL not only as a quantity leader but also as a catalyst for quality startups that attract significant investments. As a key player in the startup ecosystem, NSRCEL’s impact resonates not just in numbers but in the tangible success stories that contribute to the dynamism of the entrepreneurial landscape in the country.
IIM Bangalore’s PGP and EPGP Attain Top Positions in QS World University Rankings 2024 for India’s Best Programs
IIM Bangalore has secured the top position in India in the QS World University Rankings 2024 for its two renowned programs: the two-year full-time MBA, the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), and the one-year full-time MBA, the Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP). Globally, IIMB ranks 31st for QS Masters in Management (MiM or PGP) and 48th for QS Global MBA (EPGP), also claiming the eighth spot in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. The Business Masters Suite of Rankings, covering 765 programs, awards IIMB an overall score of 68.4 out of 100, evaluating crucial parameters like Employability, Thought Leadership, Value for Money, Alumni Outcomes, and Class & Faculty Diversity. In PGP, IIM Bangalore excels in Alumni Outcomes (94.0), Thought Leadership (78.8), and Employability (71.8). The Global MBA Rankings, comprising 315 programs, showcase IIMB’s overall score of 68.5 out of 100, with the EPGP program excelling in Return on Investment (RoI) (94.6), Employability (67.5), and Thought Leadership (66.3). The annual QS World University Rankings identify IIMB as a premier study destination for aspiring business leaders globally.
Eduniversal Recognizes IIMB as the Premier Business School in Central Asia, Bestowing Gold Trophy and 5 Palms of Excellence Award
During its significant Golden Jubilee year, IIM Bangalore attains another accolade, securing the top position as the premier business school in Central Asia according to the 2023 Eduniversal rankings. The esteemed institution not only received the gold trophy but also earned the prestigious 5 Palmes of Excellence award from Eduniversal.
Leading the Palmes’ League with an impressive Deans’ Recommendation rate of 231%, IIMB outshines this year’s Eduniversal rankings, with IIM Ahmedabad, Indian School of Business (ISB), and IIM Calcutta following closely.
Dr. Rahul Dé, Dean of Programmes and Chairperson of the Office of International Affairs at IIMB, accepted the distinguished award at the 2023 Eduniversal Awards and Trophies of Excellence ceremonies.
Eduniversal, a Paris-based global ranking and rating agency specializing in higher education, plays a vital role in guiding aspiring candidates in their search for academic institutions. IIM Bangalore’s recognition as the top business school reinforces its standing among premier global institutes for management education and research. The institute’s PGP, Executive PGP, and executive programs consistently achieve high placements in global rankings and the Ministry of Education’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).