Dr. Gopal Das of IIM Bangalore Earns Prestigious Recognition in Top 2% of Global Researchers by Stanford University

In the esteemed evaluation conducted by Stanford University in October 2023, Dr. Gopal Das, affiliated with the Marketing department at IIM Bangalore, earned a place in the world’s top 2% of researchers. This recognition is a testament to his remarkable scholarly contributions and impact in the academic sphere. The criteria for this elite ranking are meticulously assessed through the bibliometric index with Scopus Elsevier data. Notably, the evaluation prioritizes factors such as the Scopus H-index, impact factor, total citations, and other pertinent metrics, focusing on the quality and influence of academic work rather than sheer publication quantity. Dr. Gopal Das’ inclusion in this select group underscores not only the depth of his research but also its significant influence within the global academic community, solidifying his standing among the most impactful researchers in his field.

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IIMB PGP Students Soar to Victory in Air India Case Competition

Team Trilogy, composed of second-year MBA students Ruby Catharin A, Ralpha Josephine Crency C, and Santhosh S from IIM Bangalore, clinched victory in the AIR India SOAR Case Competition 2023. Triumphing over 12 teams from 27 B-schools nationwide, they secured a prestigious prize, including INR 1.5 lakh in cash, a round-trip to London/Paris, and vouchers.

The competition featured three rounds—PPT submission, mentorship, and the grand finale. Opting for the Loyalty Program case, Team Trilogy devised an innovative loyalty value proposition with an Indian essence. They crafted a comprehensive ‘Go-to-Market’ strategy and a business P&L to assess the feasibility of their proposed loyalty program.

Ruby Catharin shared, “This transformative experience delved deep into the Aviation Loyalty program, fostering our learning and growth.” The esteemed jury, comprising top AIR India executives, including Suresh Tripathi, Rajesh Dogra, Abhijeet Menon, and Gokul Kollayikal, along with Nipun Aggarwal and Campbell Wilson, added to the enriching experience of the participants.

Second-Year MBA Students Secure Victory in ITC Case Contest Campus Round

In a notable accomplishment, Team Titans, consisting of Akash Trivedi, Jyonit Gupta, and Akshay Rathore, all second-year students in the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), emerged victorious in the Campus round of the ITC Interrojam Case Challenge competition. This competition tasks students with addressing real-life business challenges. Team Titans showcased their ‘Next Big Idea’ to ITC’s Senior Leadership Team.

Securing the First Runner-up position was Team B-Syndicate, composed of Ameer F, Arun, Elanchithiran, and Rushikesh Patil from PGP 2.

Both teams presented innovative solutions pinpointing a specific category within the carbonated beverage market for ITC. Their proposals included differentiation strategies and disruptive product mixes supported by robust consumer insights. Additionally, they conducted a thorough analysis of the competitive landscape and formulated comprehensive marketing strategies, demonstrating a well-rounded approach to the challenge.

NSRCEL Champions

  • NSRCEL’s startup, GaragePlug, recently clinched the “Digitalization Project of the Year” accolade at Automechanika Dubai 2023, honoring pioneers adopting disruptive technologies for operational enhancement. GaragePlug specializes in assisting service businesses in achieving operational efficiency and crafting memorable customer experiences.
  • In another notable recognition, Darshana Joshi, Founder and CEO of VigyanShaala International, part of Impact Orbit’s Track 2 cohort, has been honored as an Echoing Green fellow. Among 1,900+ applicants, Darshana Joshi stands out as one of the 2023 Echoing Green Fellows. VigyanShaala is dedicated to establishing a mission-driven organization, making STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and skills accessible to marginalized communities throughout India.