Consulting and Product Management domains lead recruitment at IIMB
The lateral and final placements for the PGP and PGPBA Class of 2020-22 saw 662 offers, leading to all 513 students who appeared for placements being placed over two interview days. Consulting companies made 248 offers led by Accenture with 51 offers, followed by Boston Consulting Group with 30 offers.
Harsh Agrawal, Placement Representative, said: “IIMB witnessed yet another successful placement season with increase in offers across all sectors, capitalizing on favourable market conditions. Overall, there has been a 37% increase in the number of offers YoY, driven primarily by Consulting and Product Management roles. Strategy Consulting continued to be the most sought-after role among the students, followed by Product Management and Finance.”
Consulting companies made 248 offers led by Accenture with 51 offers, followed by Boston Consulting
Dr. Roopa Adyasha, Senior Manager, Career Development Services, said: “The hiring cautiousness, exhibited earlier by recruiters during the pandemic, seems to have transformed into a new wave of optimism, enthusiasm and a growth mindset for organizations across all industries and sectors. This has resulted in all the students of IIMB being placed by end of Day 1 of the placement week. The entirely virtual process was seamlessly managed and it is indeed gratifying to see this stupendous success.”
Professor U. Dinesh Kumar, Chairperson, Career Development Services, IIM Bangalore, said: “We placed the largest batch at IIMB within the shortest time. I wish we had more students to supply to the market which is looking for high-quality talent.”
PAPER CO-AUTHORED BY DOCTORAL STUDENT VINAY REDDY VENUMUDDALA AND DR. RAJALAXMI KAMATH ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS FRONTIERS
The paper titled, ‘Work systems in the Indian Information Technology (IT) industry delivering Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions and the challenges of Work from Home’, is based on a workplace ethnography conducted between January and May 2020 in an AI research lab of an Indian service-based IT organization, whose operations shifted from co-located work to work from home (WFH) owing to the recent pandemic. The field notes of the ethnographer, working as a full-time intern in a running AI project within this lab, is the basis for the qualitative data for this study. The researchers discuss the socio-technical aspects and the specific challenges of distributed team-working due to the WFH norms facing such emerging research units, which are rapidly diffusing across the IT industry in the offshoring context, particularly in India. They rely on work system theory as a map to bring out key findings from our ethnographic observations. The findings point to the importance of having workflows compatible with the specific work roles in such emerging work systems – particularly for the beginner roles in the AI space. The study contributes to the IS literature by depicting the challenges of distributed teams in a relatively novel setting emerging in offshoring contexts like the Indian IT sector, and suggests implications for managers handling AI projects and tackling employee-focused Human Resource practices in such settings.
EPGP TEAM EMERGES FIRST RUNNER-UP IN SP JAIN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH CONDUCTED PRODUCT MANAGEMENT CASE STUDY COMPETITION ‘DEXTERITY’
Renganathan Sekar and Nishant Kanhurkar, both students of the one-year fulltime MBA, the Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP), have emerged first runners-up in ‘Dexterity’, a national-level product management case study competition conducted by SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai.
PGP STUDENTS ARUSHI BANSAL, AYUSHI AGARWAL AND SIDDHARTH MITTAL ARE AWARDED THE ADITYA BIRLA SCHOLARSHIPS
A total of 160 applications from nine select Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), Xavier School of Management (XLRI) and Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) were evaluated, out of which 36 students were identified as ones with the potential to become leaders for tomorrow. Out of these 36 students, 15 made the cut for the scholarship. Abhishek Tiwari, Anurag Rathi, Arushi Bansal, Ayushi Agarwal and Siddharth Mittal were shortlisted from IIM Bangalore for the scholarship.
PGP & PGPEM TEAM IS PART OF ‘BEST STUDENT SHOWCASE’ IN SOFTWARE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT SUMMIT INDIA 2022
Hardik Sanghavi from the two-year weekend MBA programme, the Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM), and Shrey Ostwal, Sudipto Nan and Samarth Yadav from the two-year full-time MBA, the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), have co-won the ‘Best Student Showcase’ at the recently held Software Product Management Summit India 2022, a conference organized jointly by IIMB’s Centre for Software & Information Technology Management (CSITM) and the International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA).
RAVIKANTH VAZRAPU AMONG THREE DOCTORAL STUDENTS AWARDED THE IIM KOZHIKODE SCHOLARS FOR FUTURE AWARD 2021
Ravikanth Vazrapu, student of the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme of IIM Bangalore, is among three doctoral students who are recipients of the IIM Kozhikode Scholars for Future Award 2021. The other two doctoral students who received the inaugural awards are from IIT Madras and IIM Kozhikode. Ravikanth’s submission was in the category, ‘Theme addressing key priorities of India’. This submission was a development of his second year IS, which is now being further developed into an essay in his thesis. This project was guided by Dr. Srinivas Prakhya of the Marketing area of IIMB and Dr. Vedha Ponnappan, an alumnus of IIMB, who is currently a faculty member of IIM Udaipur.