• Running for a cause – Twaran 2014

    “Running the distance; For a cause, for a smile: life reckons” A manifestation of this spirit reflects in the event “Twaran” : IIMB’s annual community run. The event as part of the Joy of Giving Week, the week of sharing happiness and lightening lives, aims to bring together everyone at IIMB to support ‘running’ but for a cause for society and humanity. Twaran was launched in 2012 for the first time, as a community run, aimed at bringing all the people connected to our institute together. After the remarkable success of the past two years where we have seen an excellent participation from students, alumni, faculty, residents, mess and administration…

  • One Day @ IIMB – Taste life at IIMB, For a Cause!

    To so many of us, Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) represent a source of admiration and curiosity abounds about daily life inside. The avenues for experiencing the same are limited though unless you bell the CAT, the arduous qualifying examination for IIMs. However, the week starting October 2 provides exactly such an opportunity which is open to all. Till September 15, anyone can bid and have a chance of spending one day at IIM Bangalore, complete with all the exciting experiences that make up a typical day in a student’s life inside. What’s even better is that all proceeds from this event are donated to charities making the process more…

  • Evernote Session – Where Great Ideas Converge

    What does it take for an app to become a billion dollar company? What are the dynamics of the global app ecosystem? In today’s technologically advanced society, there exists a huge market for apps that simplify our lives. How does one build a successful app business? Mr. Ken Gullicksen and Mr. Troy Malone, Senior Executives at Evernote Corporation addressed the above questions and discussed the start-up journey of Evernote in an interactive session organised by the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell at IIM Bangalore on 21st August 2014. Evernote Corporation develops a collection of apps designed for note taking that make it easy for users to stay organised and productive. The…

  • Jenny & Robert go India!

    During the exchange semester offered by our home university in Jönköping/Sweden we had Asia in mind from the start. It differs a lot from our home countries and has a great variety of cultural aspects to offer – and so, India here we come! And here we are: Jenny – German, 26 years old, studies International Management, most prejudice thought about India: That there would be cows everywhere! (And it is true!) – and Robert – Swedish, 31 years old and studies Logistics & Supply Chain Management, most prejudice thought about India: That all food would be made with Curry! (Not so true.J) As a Western European citizen one may…

  • Record turnout at Vikasana’s Blood Donation drive

    Vikasana, the Social Service Club of the students of IIM Bangalore has been taking on initiatives to provide service to the needy and underprivileged sections of society. One such step was the blood donation camp which was held at EB Dining Hall on the 19th of July, 2014 at IIM Bangalore. The camp, held in association with Prayaas, the social service initiative of EPGP and Red Cross Society, saw a total turnout of 223 people willing to donate blood. It recorded a total of 173 successful blood donations, the highest ever in the history of Vikasana’s bi-annual blood donation camps. The camp started at 10:00 AM and extended till 5.00…

  • The money man at IIM Bangalore

    SMC’s Senior Correspondent Vidhi Bhardwaj reports the guest lecture delivered by former RBI Governer Mr. D Subbarao at IIMB The former Governor of RBI, Mr. D Subbarao, addressed the students of IIM Bangalore on 9th July, 2014, where he spoke about the dilemmas in central banking and gave a perspective for the same from the angle of emerging markets. It included concerns like curbing the exchange rate volatility and striking the right balance between growth and inflation. He pointed out that communications by the RBI to the public play a huge role in setting positive or negative public sentiments which in turn impact the economy. Hence, during his tenure as…

  • When the wise men spoke

    SMC’s Special Correspondents Aman Goel & Padmavathi report the Panel Discussion on Budget 2014-15 at IIMB For the first time in 3 decades, a government was handed a clear mandate of ushering in economic recovery. A billion people eagerly watched as the Modi government presented its first Union Budget on 10th July. We at IIM Bangalore had the privilege of attending a panel discussion reviewing the budget within hours of its announcement. Devoid of any loud or prescriptive rhetoric, the panel discussion was an objective and insightful take on one of the most awaited events of the year. A packed auditorium greeted the expert panel consisting of Mr. S. Raghavan, Director, Larsen &…

  • Sankalp : A small step towards change

    Sankalp, an initiative by the IIMB Hostel and Mess Committee (HMC), was launched today to curb the wastage in electricity by spreading awareness and promoting self-regulation with small initiatives, to cater long-term sustainability for oneself and the society at large. The awareness would enable in significant (about 8-10%) savings in electricity. It would also enable us to meet the IIMB vision of self-sufficiency.

  • Tvarun 2013 : Run Smile Repeat

    Life at IIM Bangalore is hectic not just for the students, but for the faculty, staff, guards, mess workers and every other stakeholder of this prestigious institute. Not considering the odd lecture here and there, Sundays are generally a time to unwind. On most Sundays, students usually go to sleep after sunrise and a sumptuous breakfast, both of which will happen again only the next Sunday.

  • Club IQ @ IIMB

    The past weeks saw exciting intersection events by IQ, one of them being the Student- Prof Quiz. Teams consisting of two students from each section along with a professor battled it out on the quizzing field to take home the glory. Rohit Suresh, PGP2 and Quizmaster, opined that the current PGP1 batch has some great quizzers. Most of the questions were answered before they reached the audience, who had to try very hard to win the goodies in store. Some others however had the participants racking their brains. Section C along with their professor, Smt. Manaswini Bhalla emerged the winners in closely contested rounds.