2021

Trailblazers: CSBC- Pooja Haldea, PGP 2003

It is said that we do our best work when it is in the area of interest. This same passion drove Pooja Haldea to switch from her high profile corporate job to become a co-founder at the Centre for Social and Behaviour Change at Ashoka University. Human Behaviour always interested...

Snippets

Billdesk co-founded by alum Karthik Ganapathy acquired by PayU Billdesk, an online payment gateway co-founded by IIM Bangalore alumnus Karthik Ganapathy in 2000 along with his colleagues from Arthur Andersen, M.N. Srinivasu & Ajay Kaushal, has been acquired by PayU, Prosus’ (Naspers) global fintech business for $4.7 Bn. The deal...

Book Releases

Essay bhi hota hai – Venkatachalam Ayyar, PGP 1989 Word Play at its very best from a die-hard ‘Pun’dit! This book is indeed a collection of absolutely hilarious ‘Pun’stoppable essays involving (more than) “some Antics” with ‘Semantics’. The author has written over 200 absolutely original and creative ‘Pun’eer Mutterings, on...

Report by RBI-appointed Expert Committee on UCBs released on Aug 23

IIMB congratulates N.S. Vishwanathan, the Chair of the Expert Committee on Primary (Urban) Co-operative Banks and currently Senior Fellow at the Centre for Public Policy at IIMB, and Prof. M.S. Sriram, Chairperson and faculty member at CPP, for their report on Urban Cooperative Banks, released on Monday (Aug 23).  The committee, under the...

Eximius 2021 – India’s Largest B-School Fest

On 21st and 22nd August 2021, the students of the Post Graduate Programme in Management at IIM Bangalore hosted the 14th edition of the largest entrepreneurship summits, Eximius 2021, in virtual mode. The theme for this year was ‘Reflect. Reboot. Rebound’. The event, which aims at celebrating entrepreneurship and fostering entrepreneurial talent...

Events @ IIMB

IIM BANGALORE’S CENTRE FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING HOSTS WEBINAR TITLED ‘THE FUTURE OF CASE METHOD AS A PEDAGOGICAL TOOL’ ON AUGUST 26 Discussion focussed on case study methodology used by management teachers to introduce students to challenges in decision making, to promote critical thinking, and to refine their problem-solving skills....

Automaticity induced branding

– Prof. S Ramesh Kumar Automaticity is associated with the unconscious influence of the mind with respect to our thoughts, feeling, and behavior. The author explores its implications on marketing and branding… In the era of artificial intelligence (AI), the automaticity induced branding, which is at a nascent stage (relative to number of...

Future of Mobile Payment Technologies

– Prof Rahul De IIMB and Prof Abhipsa Pal (IIMK) The popularity of wallets like GooglePay, Paytm, and UPI are at the cutting-edge of accessible financial services Mobile payment technologies are spreading rapidly across the globe, threatening to replace credit/debit cards and cash. The popularity of wallets like GooglePay and...

Reflections from the Zoom screen

– Prof Deepti Ganapathy Last year, when B-schools took their classes online after the pandemic, I thought deeply about how to make a course such as Business Communication relevant and relatable to my students. Some of them came with a few years of work experience, while others were fresh graduates...

NSRCEL Start-up: Tapas Progressive School

Alumnus’ profile: ‘Inspire, Nurture, Transform’ – these three words define Preethi Vickram’s professional motto and journey.   Preethi Vickram is a committed educator, an exponent of ‘learning through ‘play’, a passionate parenting coach, a change catalyst, a leadership mentor, and a brand champion with a sincere desire to make that catalytic...

Students Corner

The student corner is an exclusive section of Lsquare that brings to you the literary creation, pen-craft, creative content contributed by students. Cage of Flesh The bizarre human creature, a singular entity;Constructed by radical design.Yet so evident its palpable frailty,Something it avows to decline. Still wholly obdurate and steadfast,He stands...

In Memoriam

It is with sorrow we would like to inform you about the sad demise of alumni Mr. Pradeep Singh Shekhawat, PGP 2008 batch, on 25th Aug 2021. He was working as GM – Capital Business at Razorpay. He was just 39 years old. He is survived by his wife and...

Social Impact: AmbuRx – Radhika Shastry, FTGMP 2003

The latest AmbuRx project taken up by Radhika Shastry is winning the hearts of people. AmbuRx is an auto-rickshaw ambulance service to ease medical access in hilly terrians of the Nilgiris. Born from a simple idea, it took immense grit and determination to pull off such a mission. The success...

Travel and Learning – Musings from a Trans-Himalayan cycling expedition

– Arun Shankar (EGMP 14B), GM Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Cycling can get you (into High) Places, literally.. Ladakh: The Tibetan and Ladakhi name La-dwags (historically transliterated as La-dvags) means “land of high passes“ and in order to get there you have to cross many high passes (La), each pass getting progressively higher until...