IIMB wins Gold at 14th Eduniversal Convention

IIM Bangalore won the Gold award once again with the highest votes from the Deans of peer schools and retains its position as the Best Business School in Central Asia. The 14th edition of the Eduniversal Awards ceremony was held, online, late Thursday (Nov 18th) night.

IIM Bangalore’s PGP team among winners of the 2021 Global Bloomberg Trading Challenge

Vivek Kumar, Dhiraj Kumar, Nabajit Paul and Mayank Jha win second best spot in Asia and fourth best in the world

A team from IIM Bangalore’s Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) has been adjudged one of the winners in the 2021 Global Bloomberg Trading Challenge. The IIMB team gained the second best spot in Asia and fourth best in the world in the contest. 

The faculty advisor for the team was Prof. M S Narasimhan of the Finance & Accounting area of IIMB. The team captain was Vivek Kumar, and the other team members included Dhiraj Kumar, Nabajit Paul and Mayank Jha.

The 2021 Global Trading Challenge by Bloomberg for Education saw around 3,000 people participating, featuring 488 teams and 14,445 trades. The data was segregated into schools and countries, and a leaderboard was constructed for each region. During the contest, all the participants gained immense experience and insight into the challenges and opportunities of successful investing.

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IIMB’s PGP students win Asian Paints Canvas 2021 Contest

A team of IIMB students, called ‘Slice of Art’ and comprising Chirag Mehta, Divya Ahuja and Prachi Arora, all students of PGP 2020-22 at IIM Bangalore, has won the Asian Paints Canvas 2021 contest, held on 8th November.

The IIMB team bested 972 teams from 12 eligible campuses from across the country. The IIMB Director, Professor Rishikesha T Krishnan, expressed his delight at the team’s victory.

Asian Paints Canvas 2021 was the 10th edition of the case competition held by the company every year. Participants are required to work on a live problem statement that the company is facing. 

 This year, the ask was to analyse the consumer journey and insights for a new category development within home decor in India. The teams were asked to analyse their existing propositions as well as recommend new product lines that Asian Paints could venture into. But more importantly, they were also asked to develop an in-depth marketing strategy as well as financials to support profitability and bottom line growth for the company.

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Shrinivas Pai

The Student Exchange Programme (SEP) is one of the key internationalization initiatives at IIMB. This year, 83 students across different programmes travelled on an exchange programme abroad. The majority of the cohort went to France. These students travelled to 39 partner schools in 15 countries for the Full Term Student Exchange Programme (FTSEP). Out of the nine Dual Degree students, four went to the ESCP Europe – Paris campus and five to Bocconi University, Italy.

Prof. Rahul Dé, Dean, Programmes and Chairperson, Office of International Affairs, stated that the Student Exchange Programme is a key internationalization module that all students are expected to experience as part of their studies. “Though this year saw a much smaller number of students travelling abroad on exchange compared to that in pre-Covid years, it is still significant. IIMB has one of the best internationalization programmes in India with a healthy inflow of foreign students, and also outflow of our students for exchange, for immersion, or for dual degrees. This programme is likely to grow and strengthen in future.”

The SEP at IIMB has been in existence for over 15 years. IIMB has developed an extensive International Student Exchange Network, in order to provide cross-cultural exposure and a global perspective to the students. The exchange programme has become increasingly popular with the students and before the pandemic, nearly 40% of the batch got a chance to spend a term at a partner institute. Efforts are under way to expand the programme further and enable an even larger number of students to avail this unique opportunity. The students not on the exchange programme benefit immensely through interaction with the large number of overseas students spending a term at IIMB.

Highlighting the immense value of the internationalization element as part of their academics, Shrinivas Pai, a PGPEM student, who was at the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, USA, says, “Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.”

The table below offers the details of students on term exchange and dual degree programme.

ProgrammeDual DegreeExchange ProgrammeGrand Total
Travel to Host University86371
Travel to Host University44
Travel to Host University88
Grand Total98695

The table below shows the country-wise summary of students who travelled.

CountryTravel to Host University
Grand Total83