Edition: February 2021

Alum Ventures: Kamal Kisan – Devi Murthy, MPEFB 2011

Devi Murthy started Kamal Kisan as she wanted to use her knowledge and ability to be able to create products that added value. She wanted to empower farmers with machinery – tools of the trade that has the potential to change and bring advancements in the field of agriculture. She...

Announcement of IIMB DAA 2021 awards

We are delighted to announce the recipients of the IIMB Distinguished Alumni Award for 2021. The Distinguished Alumni Awards, instituted in 2007, is given to alumni in recognition of their achievements of exceptional merit and excellence in their chosen field of endeavors – be it industry, management, entrepreneurship, research, academia or social...

IIMB Alumni Office Event: IIMB Author Talk Series

IIMB Alumni Office hosted a new talk series titled Author Talk Series focused on alumni authors. The talk series focussed on their books, writing journey, motivations, and tips for other fellow alums who wish to write and author books. This series was held on 16th Jan’21 in an online zoom session and...

In News – IIMB

Case by IIMB’s Rishikesha T Krishnan and Srivardhini K Jha is among the 2020 bestsellers on The Case Centre platform. The case, ‘Cisco India (A): Innovation in Emerging Markets’, co-authored by Rishikesha T Krishnan, Professor of Strategy and Director, IIM Bangalore, Professor Srivardhini K Jha, Chairperson, Entrepreneurship area, IIMB, Professor...

Snippets

PGPPM alumnus Amitesh Bharat Singh conferred with President’s Award for ‘Specially Distinguished Record of Service’ Amitesh Bharat Singh, an alumnus of the 2015-16 batch of IIM Bangalore’s one-year fulltime Master of Management Studies in Public Policy – Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM), has been conferred with...

A Wish list for the Union Budget 2021

– Prof Rahul De’ & Venkatesh Balakrishnan The Union Budget 2021 will be presented in the Parliament by Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister, Government of India, on 1 February 2021 As the Union Budget 2021 date approaches, we are keenly anticipating the priorities of the government. In this brief note we...

Need focus on removing obstacles to ‘good’ jobs

– Professors Kunal Dasgupta, Srinivasan Murali and Vidhya Soundararajan As businesses struggled to stay afloat, the government announced a number of measures targeted towards the so-called Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Many of these measures, part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package, are aimed at easing financial constraints faced...

Making Vaccine Distribution More Efficient

– Prof. Amar Sapra, Production & Operations Management IIMB Three principles of capacity management that will be useful to any government agency planning for and implementing the vaccination With the approval of vaccines manufactured by Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech, the rollout of the Covid vaccination program has...

Indian Banking Reforms – Talking Tokyo, Looking London?

– Prof MS Sriram, Centre for Public Policy – IIMB With most of India’s attempts to reform its financial sector rolled back post demonetisation, the country could soon be facing a possible solvency crisis amongst state-run banks. The government must quickly return to its early reforming zeal. The banking system...

Student’s Corner

The student corner is an exclusive section of LSquare which brings to you the literary creation, pen-craft, creative content contributed by students. My Adventures on Sleepless Nights My most significant achievement after joining IIMB is the new superpowers I have gained. I realized it somewhat accidentally. One night, while I...

Book Releases

Scaling Start-ups: The Challenges, Pitfalls & Strategies. About the Book: “Running out of cash” and “not the right team” are amongst the top three reasons for start-up failures. A quick look down the line of reasons shows that the causes are very often related to execution and not the idea...

Events @ IIMB

EGMP Annual Summit – 2nd Edition Super excited to announce The Second Edition of the EGMP Annual Summit. The EGMP Annual Summit is an event by EGMP for EGMP, organised with support of IIMBAA Bangalore Chapter. This high profile event has a line-up of very exciting topics and high profile...

NSRCEL Start-up: Cunomial

Cunomial provides cloud-native, simple and easy-to-use digital products for institutions of all sizes through the Software-as-a-Service [SaaS] business model which reduces the need for institutions to buy and support a broad range of IT infrastructure. One of the critical challenges faced by most institutions is inadequate technical infrastructure and the skilled manpower to adopt...

NSRCEL Start-up: Plop

The Women Startup Program of NSRCEL, the start-up hub at IIM Bangalore, aims to support ambitious and innovative women entrepreneurs by enabling them to transform their idea into a business venture. Plop is one such example. About the venture In the world of podcasts and Insta stories, Plop is a...