Alumni News

Tamanna Gupta founded Umanshi bags Three Awards at Bharat Startup Awards

Tamanna Gupta, a PGP 2014 alumnus, Founder and Director of Umanshi, which received three awards from the International Brand Equity and MSME Promotion Council, Govt of India. Their achievements were also then highlighted on Zee Business. The awards they received were:

  • The Startup Innovator for West and South India 2022 (for #FractionalCMO Services)
  • The Startup #MarketingAgency of the Year 2022
  • The Startup Mentor of the Year 2022

The entire IIMB community congratulates Tamanna and her team.

IIMB Alumna Vasuta Agarwal addresses students

Ms Vasuta Agarwal, Chief Business Officer, InMobi, delivered a guest lecture on Global Marketing to PGP students on 4th February 2023. The lecture is part of the course in Marketing offered by Dr. Malika.

Vasuta Agarwal discussed the journey of InMobi and provided an understanding of how to take an Indian company abroad. She shared insightful learnings and takeaways from the evolution of her career. The lecture underscored global digital marketing trends revolutionizing the marketing space, such as increasing privacy regulations, immersive user experiences, and AI-based applications like ChatGPT. 

EPGP Student Alumni Committee hosted Sparsh 2023

The Office of the Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and the EPGP Student Alumni Committee hosted ‘Sparsh’, the annual EPGP alumni meet, on 18th February 2023. Sparsh is a day-long networking event that keeps EPGP alumni connected to each other and to the institute.

After a campus walk to relieve good times, the alumni then played spirited games of shuttle badminton and table tennis at the sports complex. The event came to a close with a music performance (solo and group) by the current batch of students and an ‘antakshari’ contest between the alumni and current students. 

FT MBA Global Rankings 2023 (EPGP): IIMB Continues to be a World Leadership in Management Education

The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) continues to thrive on the global arena, rising one spot to 52nd in the Financial Times (FT) MBA 2023 rankings, which took into account the one-year full-time Executive Post Graduate Course in Management (EPGP).

With a score of 16, IIMB ranked first in the newly announced ‘Carbon Footprint’ rating.

The current Financial Times rating highlights IIMB’s dedication to quality, with strong marks in numerous important categories, including:

“Aims attained% at 87,” which investigates the extent to which alumni met their declared objectives or motivations for pursuing an MBA.

“100% Employment in 3 Months,” which maintains that EPGP graduates are widely accepted in the labour market.

“45% Women on Board,” highlighting the Institute’s advisory board’s greatest percentage of women.

“International course experience ranks 15,” indicating a strong exchange and internship programme.

“Carbon footprint rank at 16,” underlining the Institute’s dedication to reaching the net zero aim.

“We are delighted to see our efforts reflected in the FT MBA 2023 rating. Our position as a worldwide MBA leader is a result of the hard work and devotion of our students, faculty members, and staff.

The IIMB’s continued success in the FT MBA ranking is due to our steadfast commitment to provide its students with world-class education and a supportive environment. “We look forward to continuing this tradition of excellence in the years to come,” stated IIM Bangalore Director Professor Rishikesha T Krishnan.

IIMB Placements – 512 Students from PGP and PGP-BA Class of 2023 received 606 offers

The PGP and PGP-BA Classes of 2021-23 at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) received 606 offers, resulting in all 512 students who applied for placements being placed across two interview days.

Kapil Kukreja, Placement Representative, said: “We witnessed yet another excellent Placement season with an increase in offers across all sectors, driven primarily by Consulting and Product Management roles. Strategy Consulting continued to be the most sought-after role among the students, followed by General Management and Product Management.”

Professor Debolina Dutta, Chairperson, Career Development Services, IIMB, said: “Our students received offers from reputed companies despite a slowdown in the market. The large number of pre-placement offers that were made to our students, after their summer internship, is proof of the calibre and potential of our students. We are confident that they will shine in all spheres and make the Institute proud.”

Bhagyalaxmi, Manager, Career Development Services, IIMB, said: “This season also witnessed the participation of companies from overseas locations like Europe, Dubai and Singapore with offers across Consulting, Finance and Business Strategy roles.”

NSRCEL-Incubated Start-Ups shine at Shark Tank India – Season 2

Three start-ups incubated at NSRCEL from various programmes – LeafyAffair, PadCare Labs, and Amrutam – presented their products and services on Season 2 of ‘Shark Tank India’.

Entrepreneurs make presentations to a group of investors, referred to as “Sharks,” according to the idea of the television show Shark Tank India. These “Sharks” listen to the entrepreneurs pitch their various businesses and then decide whether or not to commit their time and money to the endeavour.

LeafyAffair: With its collection of nature-inspired jewellery, LeafyAffair, founded by Supriya Donthi, aspires to unite enduring biological treasure and fashion. LeafyAffair is a start-up of NSRCEL from the Emerging Consumer Brands Incubator Program.

PadCare Labs: Set up by Ajinkya Dhariya, PadCare Labs is on a mission to improve menstrual hygiene standards in India with cutting-edge menstrual product recycling technology. To date, more than 5500 bins have been installed, reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills.

Anupam Mittal, Namita Thapar, Vineeta Singh, and Peyush Bansal, often known as “Sharks,” finalised the agreement with PadCare for one crore for 4% equity.

Amrutam: Founded by Agnim and Stuti Gupta, Amrutam seeks to create a world community that promotes ayurveda and cruelty-free living as means of promoting natural wellbeing. Amrutam is an NSRCEL start-up that provides a variety of health and personal care products that are inspired by Vedic scriptures and promote an organic, healthy, and ayurvedic lifestyle.