Events @ IIMB

Sangram 2022: Sports Council of IIMB hosts inter-IIM meet

Professor Rishikesha T Krishnan, Director, IIMB, inaugurates Sangram 2022, the inter-IIM sports meet hosted by the Students’ Sports Council of IIM Bangalore, on 18th November 2022. Dean Administration Professor Rajendra K Bandi; PGP and PGP-BA Chairperson Professor R Srinivasan; and Sports Secretary of IIMB Tarun Kumar Meena look on.

Shefali Bansal and Ajoy Chawla speak on ‘LEADERSHIP IN THE DIGITAL ERA’ at IIMB

Global Engineering Director of Red Hat Shefali Bansal and CEO of the Jewellery division of Titan Ajoy Chawla shared the digital transformation journey in their respective organizations as special invitees to a class hosted by Prof. Gopal Mahapatra at IIMB this afternoon. Mr. Chawla highlighted the role of a collaborative leader in times of change, especially in the digital era, and Ms. Bansal discussed the importance of personal time, space, and well-being in what she termed “today’s hustle culture.”

Ms. Shefali Bansal is an IIMB alumna and an engineering graduate specializing in Computer Science. As global engineering director at Red Hat, she is responsible for bootstrapping and growing OpenShift Engineering teams in Asia Pacific, Europe & North America regions. Holds patents and has external publications in areas of Reliability Analytics, and has won several global awards

Mr. Ajoy Chawla is a TAS Officer with Engineering and MBA from IIMC. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Titan’s jewellery business, which includes brands such as Tanishq, Mia, Zoya, and CaratLane, and he is also on the Board of CaratLane. He has also led the Strategy function, International Business, and watch business within Titan.

IIMB celebrates the spirit of the state with folk art and food for the mind & body

The Staff Recreation Committee at IIMB involved the entire campus community in the Kannada Rajyotsava celebrations. On 30th November, the grand finale of the celebrations was marked by a ‘kamsale’ performance, a sumptuous special lunch at the canteen, a music concert and two special guests – actor-director-anchor Anirudh Jatkar and Ramesh Chandrashekhar, from the Department of Kannada & Culture, GoK, who spoke with pride and passion about the state and its rich art, literature and folk traditions. The afternoon’s program began with two beautiful songs rendered by the talented ladies of IIMB’s administrative staff body. Dean Administration Dr. Rajendra K Bandi, Chief Administrative Officer Col. Retd. SD Aravendan, SRC President Komala Devi felicitated the special guests.

IIM Bangalore inks MoU with Assam Govt to launch CM’s Young Professional Programme

Assam CM Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma and IIMB Director Professor Rishikesha T Krishnan say the two-year Certificate programme will help strengthen the formation of human capital in Assam by supporting Public Policy and Central and State schemes in Health and Education

In an endeavour to encourage private sector talent to participate in the developmental journey of the state, the Government of Assam has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), to jointly operate the ‘Chief Minister’s Young Professional Programme’ (CMYPP). 

The MoU was signed at the CM’s Office here this afternoon, by Professor Rishikesha T Krishnan, Director, IIM Bangalore, and Mr. Samir Sinha, Principal Secretary, Chief Minister’s Office, Government of Assam. 

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “This is a unique initiative where highly skilled people will get an opportunity to contribute at the grassroots level as well as gain academic expertise from a prestigious institute like IIM Bangalore. Endeavours such as these will open the doors of the government to talented people. More detailed announcements relating to this programme will be made shortly. My thanks to the team of IIM Bangalore for partnering with us.” 

Professor Rishikesha T Krishnan, Director, IIM Bangalore, said it was a great honour for IIMB to work with the Assam Government on this critical capacity building project. “This marks our biggest efforts in the Northeast and we hope the brightest talent in the country will get an opportunity to work for one of India’s fastest growing states. We expect a large number of applicants who are motivated by the dynamic leadership of the Hon’ble Chief Minister,” he said.

Professor Arnab Mukherji, faculty in the Centre for Public Policy at IIM Bangalore and one of the programme directors of CMYPP, Ms Shambhavi S. Rao, and Ms Sneha G. Angadi from the Office of Executive Education Programmes at IIM Bangalore, were also present at the signing.

Designed by IIM Bangalore and anchored by the school’s Office of Executive Education Programmes, CMYPP is meant for early career individuals with a post-graduate degree in any field and willing to work in the district. Professor MS Sriram and Professor Arnab Mukherji, from the Centre for Public Policy at IIM Bangalore, will be the programme directors. The programme itself will be a blend of academic and district-based work with a staggered academic programme spanning 40 days in Guwahati (i.e. off-campus programme). 

The first batch of CMYPP will see more than 65 talented professionals being recruited jointly by the Assam Government and IIM Bangalore. Upon successful completion of the two-year programme, the participants will be awarded a Certificate in Public Policy and Management by IIM Bangalore.