• The Summers of 2019: Operations at Prione

    The Summers of 2019 is a series about the various categories of roles offered by companies for summer internships. We bring to you the experiences of interns from Consulting, Finance, Marketing, General Management, Product Management, Operations and E-commerce roles to understand a bit more about their work life. The articles are meant to give the reader a glimpse into the life of an intern, and maybe help the reader understand their own fit in that particular role. Contributed by: Ravi Ranjan Summers with Prione Business Services as an Operations Intern was an exciting two-month ride. Prione Business Services is a joint venture of Amazon and Catamaran Ventures, with prime focus…

  • The Summers of 2019: HRM at Guru & Jana

    The Summers of 2019 is a series about the various categories of roles offered by companies for summer internships. We bring to you the experiences of interns from Consulting, Finance, Marketing, General Management, Product Management, Operations and E-commerce roles to understand a bit more about their work life. The articles are meant to give the reader a glimpse into the life of an intern, and maybe help the reader understand their own fit in that particular role.  Contributed by: Rajanikanta Sethy What happens if you get this unlikely combination of HR Management and Start-ups? My stint at Guru & Jana (G&J) was unpredictable yet oozed in excitement. The fact of tapping…

  • The Summers of 2019: Consulting in BCG

    The Summers of 2019 is a series about the various categories of roles offered by companies for summer internships. We bring to you the experiences of interns from Consulting, Finance, Marketing, General Management, Product Management, Operations and E-commerce roles to understand a bit more about their work life. The articles are meant to give the reader a glimpse into the life of an intern, and maybe help the reader understand their own fit in that particular role. This article describes the life of a consultant intern. Contributed By: Mohit Piyush Shah Working at BCG was an exhilarating experience. It was both challenging and fun at the same time as it…

  • Model United Nations 2019

    Contributed by: Shivam Gupta The Public Policy Club, IIM Bangalore organized the 2019 edition of the annual Model United Nations (MUN) Conference of IIM Bangalore on 16th and 17th February 2019. The event grew in size and scale from last year as two committees were simulated this time and the participation doubled to over 75+ delegates from across the country. The participants included undergraduate students, working professionals, school students and delegates from IIMB. Shivam Gupta, a PGP 1 student served as the Secretary-General for this edition of IIMB MUN, and Arpan Ghosh was the Deputy Secretary-General. The two committees simulated were  the Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC), which had spirited…

  • Drishti 2019 – A Vision for Leadership

    Contributed by: Drishti Core Team Students of the Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM) at IIM Bangalore, in association with IIMB’s innovation and entrepreneurship hub NSRCEL, hosted new economy leaders and entrepreneurs at ‘Drishti 2019’ – a Visionary Leadership Summit and Alumni Reunion, which was held on February 10 (Sunday), 2019. The industry leaders at the summit showed a glimpse of what the future holds. In addition to the interesting keynote speeches and panel discussions, the event included workshops on digital marketing. The introductory speeches were delivered by Professor G. Raghuram, Director, IIM Bangalore, and Sumit Chauhan, Head – Lifestyle Business at HARMAN International. The Chief Guest of the…

  • Evolve 2019

    This Thursday saw Lt. Gen. P.R. Kumar, former Director General of Military Operations, visit IIM Bangalore and interact with students about his takeaways from almost a four-decades-long military career. He touched on soul-stirring themes of what drives a military jawan to sacrifice his life during service, what it takes to develop the discipline, bravery, selflessness, and valor. “I will come either with a hoisted flag or wrapped in a  flag but I will come back”, he quoted Capt. Vikram Batra, leading to a huge round of applause by the riveted audience. Commenting on the purpose of a jawan’s life, he said, “A Jawan dies more for his naam, namak, nishan…

  • Zerodha: All About that Edge

    Contributed by: Soniya Lunawat “Be in the business where you have the edge over the others,” said Zerodha CEO, Nithin Kamath on 7th February to a packed classroom at IIM Bangalore. The second session of Changemakers – Where founders tell their tales organized by Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell saw students eager to listen to the founder of India’s largest broking firm. Nithin began recounting his journey just after the 2008 crisis when other established brokerage firms had started to diversify their interests. Contrary to the popular belief of taking VC support to grow the firm, he spoke his heart out about how he and his brother have grown Zerodha while…

  • Unmaad 2019 – The Hues of Hysteria

    Contributed by: Akanksha Dewaker The cultural fest of IIM Bangalore, ‘Unmaad’ was held over the last weekend. The fest created a spectacular amalgamation of fun, emotions, and action, keeping true to its theme, ‘The Hues of Hysteria’. The fest was inaugurated on 31st January by the lighting of ceremonial inaugural lamps by the PGP Chair Prof. Padmini Srinivasan. It was followed by a captivating classical dance performance by Shri Ramana Maharshi Academy for the Blind. The Kupava Light Drawing Show by the celebrated Ukrainian artist Nadiya had the audience in awe. Day 1 started with strong Nukkad Natak performances at L square, the central place for most student activities. Informal…

  • Changemakers | Part 1

    Contributed by: Pooja Preeti IIM Bangalore witnessed one of the most interesting panel discussions by the ‘Changemakers’ of fitness industry on 29th January 2019. Changemakers is a flagship event of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Cell of IIM Bangalore. The first talk of the Changemaker series was on “Is FitTech the new FinTech” by and the Panel had entrepreneurs from three big startups in the fitness space viz-a-viz HealthifyMe, Cure Fit and Auro and discussion was moderated by IIM Bangalore’s esteemed Professor Sourav Mukherji. The talk began with professor Mukherji discussing the inspiration behind and the unique journey of each of the startups. Mr. Nikhil Moorjani, Vice president of HealthifyMe shared how HealthifyMe started…

  • Understanding Start-up Valuation

    Contributed by: Mohit Shah The VC Society, IIM Bangalore invited Mr. Pratik Poddar for a speaker session on “Understanding Start-up Valuation.” Pratik currently works at Nexus Venture Partners and has graduated from IIT Bombay with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering. After graduation, he started his career with Morgan Stanley as a quant analyst/algorithmic trader working on building mathematical models to hedge risks in Japanese Mortgages and trading US Equity ETFs. Post Morgan Stanley, Pratik worked at Blackstone Private equity where he evaluated deals in restaurant, financial technologies, education, and consumer electronics products in India. Before joining Nexus, Pratik spent three years working on his startups in social…