Prof Rejie George Pallathitta voted Professor of the Year in 2021 by IIMB students: InsideIIM
Professor Rejie George Pallathitta, IIM Bangalore faculty in the Strategy area and IIMB Chair of Excellence, has been voted ‘Professor of the Year in 2021’ by the students of IIM Bangalore, as reported by InsideIIM. Prof. Pallathitta has won this accolade once again since last winning it in 2019.
Insideiim.com is a website launched in May 2011 as an attempt to help MBA aspirants and current MBA students get an inside perspective of business schools which are perceived to be the best in India.
InsideIIM had launched the ‘Professor of the Year Competition’ this year, through which the efforts that various B-school professors across the country put to ensure that their students meet their fullest potential and achieve great heights, especially at a time when the country and the world are ravaged by the pandemic, are recognized. MBA students of the current batches in 2021 were asked to nominate their favorite professors on campus for the title as a small token of gratitude for professors. An overwhelming response from the student community was received.
PROF. DINESH KUMAR RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR AWARD AT ANALYTICS INDIA MAGAZINE DATA SCIENCE FACULTY AWARDS 2021
Professor U Dinesh Kumar, faculty in the Decision Sciences area, IIM Bangalore and Chairperson of IIMB’s Data Centre and Analytics Lab, has been declared one of the winners of the Analytics India Magazine Data Science Faculty Awards 2021, in the category: Distinguished Professor Award. Prof. Dinesh Kumar is also IIMB Chair of Excellence.
Analytics India Magazine’s inaugural skill-up summit concluded on April 23, 2021. The two-day virtual event saw the participation of academics, industry experts and students. On the concluding day of the summit, AIM awarded faculty members who have contributed significantly with their work in the area of Data Science. The awards celebrate excellence in Data Science, Analytics, Machine Learning and AI pedagogy.
IIMB’s Business Analytics & Intelligence Batch 11 students win datathon organized by NASSCOM and netwrk.ai
Students of IIM Bangalore Business Analytics & Intelligence (BAI) Batch 11 have won a datathon held recently as part of the Innovate2Build – I2B initiative by KTECH CoE DS & AI (The Centre of Excellence for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence, an initiative of the Government of Karnataka), powered by the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) and netwrk.ai
PROF. ANSHUMAN TRIPATHY AND AKSHAT RAJ WIN ‘EFMD CASE WRITING COMPETITION 2020’ IN THE CATEGORY, ‘INDIAN MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND OPPORTUNITIES’
Professor Anshuman Tripathy, faculty in the Production & Operations Management area, and Akshat Raj, alumnus of the two-year MBA at IIMB, have won the ‘EFMD Case Writing Competition 2020’ in the category, ‘Indian Management Issues and Opportunities’ for their case titled, ‘The Akshaya Nidhi Foundation – In Aid of Akshaya Patra’.
The case deals with how a not-for-profit social organization can structure with additional businesses to sustain itself economically. Akshaya Patra, founded in the year 2000 by ISKCON, to provide mid-day meals to school children, had been serving about 1.7 million children daily from 33 kitchens across 11 states in India by 2017. However serving meals to such a large number of children, per the nutritional guidelines of respective state governments, had its own cause of concerns. The gap between the cost of preparing these meals and reimbursement by the government kept increasing. In addition, they had set themselves an ambitious target of feeding 5 million children per day by the year 2025. This led to the setting up of Akshaya Nidhi, a for-profit organization that would utilize existing spare resources and follow the values and beliefs of Akshaya Patra. The case describes how this organization was set up and discusses the ways forward. The case helps students appreciate the importance of setting the organization structure right to support a growing organization, the challenges faced by not-for-profit organizations in sustaining themselves, and how resources are shared between businesses that are distinct in the goals that they pursue.