Campus News – IIMB

Pratyush Goel, student of PGP2, wins Cluster 3 Finals, in Tata Crucible Campus Quiz

A student of the two-year MBA at IIM Bangalore, Pratyush Goel has won the Cluster 3 Finals, representing the Karnataka region, showcasing his quick thinking and sharp quizzing abilities. He won a cash prize and will now compete in the zonal finals to qualify for the national finals. Sunil Deshpande, Centre Head – TCS Bangalore, was the chief guest at the event and gave away the prizes in a virtual prize distribution ceremony. All finals are being streamed, on a deferred basis, on Tata Crucible Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube channels.

PGP2 students win Strategy Case Competition

Akriti Gupta, Kartik Anand and Swayam Tibrewal, students of PGP2 at IIM Bangalore, have won the nationwide B-School Strategic Case Competition, Campus Innovathon 2020, organised by Gilbarco Veeder Root. They attempted to improve the customer experience at retail fuel stations by eliminating potential friction points. They were presented with a PPI and a cash prize in recognition of their efforts.

IIM Bangalore’s Team Proton wins runner-up positions in two case study competitions in Enphilia: E-Summit 2021 held by IIM Lucknow

Jagadish Revanna and Tulika Rani, participating as Team Proton from IIM Bangalore, have won runner-up positions in two case study competitions in the recently held Enphilia: E-Summit 2021 at IIM Lucknow. These are events conducted by the Entrepreneurship Cell of IIM Lucknow. 

Jagadish and Tulika are students of IIMB’s two-year weekend MBA programme PGPEM.

One of the events was Ranneeti, a national case study competition, where a total of 508 teams participated to come up with a strategy for pink-collar professionals. The IIMB team won the second place after two rounds.

The other one was the Anveshan case study competition, in which 369 teams from all over India participated in AgriTech (BigHaat). Team Proton claimed second place after two rounds.

IIMB students win case contest at IIT Bombay

A team of PGPEM students of IIMB, comprising Gurunathan Subramanyan, Rajesh Srinivasan and Tamilinpan Somu, have won the 1st place in the Operations case study competition conducted by Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay.

The team competed against 425 teams across the country in the first round and in the finals competed against teams from IIT Delhi, NITIE Mumbai, IIM Shillong, and IIT Kharagpur.

‘It isn’t over yet’: Fortifying a campus, IIM-B style

With Bengaluru Urban district recording 1,280 COVID-19 cases on March 23, the city has been witnessing a sharp rise in its spread. 

Dr Rajendra K Bandi, Professor in the Information Systems and Dean Administration at IIM-B while teaching an online class.

With over 1,500 people on campus and over 200 people who visit the campus every day, IIM-B has created a tight system which only saw 15 positive cases since March 2020 and zero fatalities.

Professor Rajendra K Bandi, Dean of Administration at IIM-B explains their “tight bubble”. “During the thick of the pandemic, people were not allowed to step out or get delivery agents in. A system for an in house grocer 2-3 days a week was set up. Key functionaries of the campus were given accommodation on campus. This helped regulate movement in and out of the campus,” Professor Rajendra says. 

The students returning from their hometowns are mandatorily being tested and quarantined. During the peak of COVID cases, professors were asked to address their students virtually from the confines of a bare classroom. 

Many students from rural areas who did not have good connectivity were brought back to the campus, after testing and quarantine, and were asked to take the classes online and from the hostel rooms, the Dean of Administration explains.

When cases were low, a hybrid model of the classroom- virtual sessions were followed while ensuring at no point more than 20 percent of the classroom was occupied. Every student in the classroom has a fiberglass chamber around him or her. Masking is compulsory while in the classroom and in common areas.

Partnership with BBMP has been seamless. Intense testing every Wednesday continues to be a practice. Besides this, creating open and robust communication channels has helped the regulations succeed without much resistance from residents.

Every new person visiting the  campus is screened by a health officer on campus before being allowed inside. IIM-B plans to keep these measures up until the infection rates in the city are down to zero.