PGPEM Scholars Swati Bhargava and Gurender Singh Secure National First Runner-Up Position at IIT Guwahati E-Summit ‘UDGAM 2024’

Swati Bhargava and Gurender Singh, first-year students of IIM Bangalore’s Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM), clinched the national first runners-up title at the IIT Guwahati E-Summit, ‘UDGAM 2024’, in the fiercely contested UI/UX challenge. Competing against 423 teams nationwide, these IIMB representatives showcased remarkable skill and innovation to earn this distinction. Their project was lauded as a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), reflecting the practical and professional caliber of their design proposal.

This achievement not only underscores the students’ prowess but also highlights the culture of innovation and creativity nurtured at IIM Bangalore. Congratulating the winners, Dr. Allen P Ugargol, Chairperson of PGPEM and faculty member in the Public Policy area at IIMB, expressed pride, stating, “This accomplishment exemplifies the excellence of the PGPEM community and will serve as a beacon of inspiration for our current and future cohorts.”

Arhantika Khera, PGP Student, Clinches Best Student Speaker Award at IMC-YLF Youth Conclave 2024, Hosted by IMC Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Young Leaders’ Forum

Arhantika Khera, an MBA student from IIM Bangalore’s Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), secured the prestigious ‘Best Student Speaker’ accolade for her presentation titled “India’s Creative Economy: Influencing and Inspiring Sustainable Lifestyles” at the IMC-YLF Youth Conclave 2024. This event, centered around the themes of ‘Partnering for Sustainable Growth’ and ‘Voice of Youth,’ was organized by the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Young Leaders’ Forum on February 17, 2024. In a commendation letter from IMC, Khera was praised for her innovative ideas advocating for social inclusion and environmental protection, deemed crucial for the nation’s well-being. The award comprises an e-certificate and a monetary prize. The annual conclave serves as a platform for youth nationwide to exchange views, aspirations, and ideas for fostering sustainable development, equitable access to resources, and inclusive growth. It also empowers participants to represent the youth voice on both national and global platforms.

PGPEM Student Naveen Rathani Honored with ’40 Under 40 Data Scientists Award’ by Analytics India Magazine

Naveen Rathani, a student enrolled in the Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM) at IIM Bangalore, has been honored with the esteemed ’40 under 40 Data Scientists Award 2024′ by Analytics India Magazine. The announcement took place on February 2, 2024, during the annual MLDS Conference in Bangalore.

These awards recognize individuals who are pushing the boundaries of data science, showcasing exceptional expertise, innovative thinking, and a commitment to driving significant change within their organizations and the broader industry. As the Vice President and India Head of AI for the Chief Operating Office at Wells Fargo, Naveen has made notable contributions in business intelligence, machine learning, and advanced statistical methodologies, elevating global business operations.

Naveen’s dedication extends beyond corporate achievements. His research interests, including deep reinforcement learning and optimization methods, have resulted in pending patents and a distinguished academic profile. Moreover, his passion for knowledge dissemination is evident in the insightful articles he authors, aiming to enhance discussions within the AI and data science communities. Additionally, Naveen actively contributes to the PGPEM community, serving as the Academics post holder in the Student Affairs Council (SAC).