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IIMB Retains Top Spot among Best B-schools in Central Asia in the Eduniversal Rankings 2020

IIMB has retained the top spot among the best B-schools in Central Asia in the Eduniversal rankings. The awards were announced at the annual Eduniversal 3-D World Convention 2020. Eduniversal is a global ranking and rating agency specializing in higher education. IIM Bangalore is the first management institute in India to offer MOOCs and is the coordinating institute for management education for the SWAYAM courses delivered on the edX platform, which is also the platform hosting IIM Bangalore’s MOOCs. Eduniversal appreciated IIMB’s vibrant student exchange program, which has several partner universities from across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Calcutta are the other B-schools that have been awarded this year. Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, IIM Bangalore, said: “IIMB is honoured to be among the top 3 schools from Central Asia voted by our peers in the survey. While the pandemic has disrupted the normal, IIMB has been managing the processes and has ensured learning continuity remarkably well. The award is a recognition of IIMB’s vision to be a globally-renowned academic institution fostering excellence in management, innovation and entrepreneurship.”

Eduniversal internationally ranks 1,000 business schools in 154 countries across nine geographical locations. The ranking is done through peer reviews by the deans of the participating business schools.


Paper by doctoral student Bhavya Peapully Shroff and Prof. Rajendra K Bandi wins ‘Best Short Paper in Track’ for the track IS Development and Project Management at ICIS 2020

A paper titled, “A ‘Linking Pin’ or Beyond? A Decision Rights Perspective of the Guardian Vendor Role in IT Multisourcing”, co-authored by Prof. Rajendra K Bandi, Chair, Information Systems area, and Bhavya Peapully Shroff, a doctoral student of the
Information Systems area at IIMB, has won the ‘Best Short Paper in Track’ for the track – IS Development and Project Management – at ICIS 2020. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) is a conference of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). As per a notification from the ICIS 2020 Program Co-Chairs, this also means that the paper is nominated for the Best Short Paper Award at ICIS 2020. All the nominees will be honored and the winners announced at the conference during the award session on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Congratulating the winners, Professor Rahul Dé of the Information Systems area at IIMB said, “This is a rare achievement because getting a paper into ICIS is very difficult, let alone win a best paper award!” Please visit here for the track description.
The research interests of Prof. Bandi are in the Social Impacts of Computing, IT Adoption, Enterprise Systems, Software Engineering, and Software Development Process Models. He has published several papers in international journals, presented papers at many international conferences and is the recipient of other major awards as well. He is a member of the Technical Advisory Panel, Department of IT, Government of Karnataka, and guides several departments in their e-Governance initiatives.


Paper by doctoral student Vinay Reddy Venumuddala and Prof. Rajalaxmi Kamath wins ‘Best Student Paper in Track’ at ICIS 2020

A paper titled, ‘Actualizing affordances – Story of Indian Information Technology (IT) Industry delivering Artificial Intelligence based solutions’, co-authored by Prof. Rajalaxmi Kamath of the Public Policy area of IIM Bangalore and Vinay Reddy Venumuddala, a doctoral student at IIMB, has won the ‘Best Student Paper in Track’ for the track ‘IS Development and Project Management’, at ICIS International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) is a conference of the Association for Information Systems (AIS). As per a notification from the ICIS 2020 Program Co-Chairs, this also means that the paper is nominated for the Best Student Paper Award at ICIS 2020. All the nominees will be honored and the winners announced at the conference during the award session on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

Please click here for the paper description. Since 2007, Dr. Rajalaxmi Kamath has been working extensively among urban poor households in two areas of Ramanagaram town, Karnataka state, with the intention of understanding their financial lives. She is also involved in the documentation of issues in public policy with the participants of the Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM) or the Master of Management Studies (Public Policy) of IIMB. She has had teaching stints both in the US and at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai. Prior to joining academics, she was with the Indian Revenue Services.


IIMB’s doctoral students win big at the Doctoral Colloquium on Management and Development organized by the Institute of Rural Management Anand

Gopi Sankar G, a doctoral student of the Public Policy area at IIM Bangalore, has won the first prize in the Doctoral Proposal track at the Doctoral Colloquium on Management and Development (DOCMAD) organized by the Institute of Rural Management Anand(IRMA). His paper is titled, ‘Institutional Innovations for MarketIntegration of Smallholder Farmers and their Impact’. Doctoral student Soumya Pal was adjudged second runner-up in the Advanced Paper track at the same event for his paper titled, ‘Smog at the Downstream: Abatement Cost of Delay in Paddy Cultivation at the Upstream’. Congratulations the winners, Professor Haritha Saranga, Chair, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), and faculty from the Production & Operations Management area at IIMB, said: “You have made us proud. We look forward to seeing your work being published in top-tier journals in your respective areas.” The fiveyear full-time doctoral programme at IIMB is committed to training individuals who will excel in their area of research by publishing quality work of international standard.


Government accepts and releases IIMB study on lowering stamp duty for affordable housing

Prof. Venkatesh Panchapagesan,

A study, commissioned by the National Housing Bank (NHB) and conducted by the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) on ‘Revenue Neutral Model for Stamp Duty Reduction for Affordable Housing’, has been accepted and released by the Ministry of Housing (MoHUA), Government of India. The report was prepared under the guidance of Prof. Venkatesh Panchapagesan, Chairperson, Real Estate Research Initiative at IIMB (IIMB-RERI), and co-authored by N. Karthik, Advisor, IIMB-RERI. The report proposes
a revenue-neutral model that would allow states to lower stamp duty and registration charges for affordable housing. The model is built around the fact that any resultant loss of revenue for states would be more than adequately compensated by revenue generated through new constructions triggered by the Centre’s policy of ‘Housing for All.’ The proposal, therefore, suggests a complete stamp duty waiver for low-value housing. The reports can be accessed here, here and here.


IIMB gets Appreciation Certificate from Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board for implementation of rainwater harvesting & reuse of treated wastewater

In another feather to its cap, IIM Bangalore has received an Appreciation Certificate from the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), acknowledging the implementation of rainwater harvesting and reuse of treated wastewater, as part of BWSSB’s Jalarushi Puraskar for public/institutions under the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits. The certificate says that the award is in appreciation of the adoption of environment-friendly initiatives which shows concern for water conservation.

BWSSB had invited participation from institutions for presenting measures taken for water conservation, rainwater harvesting and reuse of treated wastewater, with an aim to encourage conservation and efficient use of water. IIMB had submitted a detailed report on the measures taken by the institute towards conservation and efficient use of water.

Some of the measures highlighted by IIMB in the report prepared the institute’s Estate Office include rooftop rainwater harvesting, rainwater harvesting storage tank, groundwater recharge wells, open wells, sewage treatment plant, biological block for waste, water pressure reducing aerators for wash basins, borewells, and overhead tank for storage of STP water.

A case study on integrated water management included details like water management planning, rooftop rainwater harvesting, recharge wells, open wells, borewells, STP, maintenance and water billing. The best practices highlighted were: harvesting, storing and using as much rooftop water as possible, thus reducing reliance on BWSSB and borewells; groundwater recharge through 57 recharge wells and three large open wells, and STP treated water being used for watering the gardens and other use. Moreover, an estimated 2.0 to 2.5 lakh litres of treated wastewater is generated per day which is used to the full extent. IIMB has also consistently won the Best Ornamental Garden award for years now in the annual competition organized by the Mysore Horticulture Society and uses treated wastewater for its gardens.