• You Are Somebody’s TYPE!

    July 8, 2015 You are Somebody’s TYPE – it was with this slogan that ‘Vikasana’, IIMB’s 25 year old social service initiative, organised a Blood Donation Camp on campus today in association with the Sankalp India Foundation. The camp witnessed widespread participation from the entire IIMB community, including faculty, staff, and students from all academic programs. In what was a heart-warming sight, enthusiastic donors started queuing up outside the camp site even before collection started at 10am. Mudit Mishra, PGPPM student at IIMB and the first person to donate blood at the Camp, said he donates every year because “it feels good to save lives”. Donors contributed a total of…

  • Learn to live life here: IIM Bangalore is a home away from home

    Padmavathi Krishnamurthy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi Updated: Jun 01, 2015 Do you see these long stone corridors? Just take a walk down any of them, and you’ll find what you’re looking for. One thing is for sure, you will never reach a dead end here.” These were the first words I heard when I stepped into the verdant campus of IIM Bangalore. One year down the line, I realise that these weren’t just directions to the admissions office, they were a guide post to what will easily be the two most memorable years of my life. They say that work expands to fill the time available, but living on campus will…

  • Parents depend on MNREGA, son makes it to IIMB

    K.C. Deepika, The Hindu, BENGALURU, June 22, 2015 When Gompa Kumar Satyamurthy brought his parents to the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) campus, they simply said, “What a nice place.” Neither did they know what an IIM was, nor did they realise what their elder son had achieved. The village that Mr. Satyamurthy belongs to — Athava in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh — has just one primary school. But after finishing Class 5, he went to a high school in a nearby village and then completed his B.Tech. in electrical and electronics engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada. “I was the first engineer from my village,” he told The…

  • Eximius 2015 makes national headlines and how!

    Howdy all, We’re glad to announce that this year’s Eximius saw record breaking press coverage across national and local dailies. Please find below, links to all the same- At IIM-B’s Eximius, budding entrepreneurs get gyan from authors, filmmakers, CEOs The Hindu Business Line FIVE LESSONS MBA GRADUATES CAN LEARN FROM THE MOUNTAIN MAN Ahmedabad Mirror Movie Stars, CEOs and over 2000 entrepreneurship enthusiasts- IIM Bangalore’s Eximius Day 1 India Education Dairy IIMB hosts the 8th edition of its National Entrepreneurship Summit “Eximius 2015″ Exam Watch Movie Stars, CEOs and entrepreneurship enthusiasts liven up Day 1 of IIMB Eximius Education World IIM Bangalore, Eximius attracts authors, filmmakers, CEOs and over 5500…

  • Independence Day Scholarship Event

    On the eve of 69th Independence Day, the social service club of IIM-Bangalore – Vikasana organized a scholarship event for the children of contract workers at the campus. The club has been conducting the event for several years now, with contributions coming from IIM-B students. With the success of the event over time, the institute this year offered to contribute for the cause. Dean (Admin) – Mr Shainesh and CAO – Mr. Raghbir Singh were the driving force behind this initiative.  Their efforts ensured a contribution of more than Rs. 6.3 lacs from the institute as against raising Rs. 2.4 lacs from IIMB student community in the previous year. More than 140+…

  • Bootcamp workshops

    Ankur Warikoo | Entrepreneurship Lesson Workshop There are no set ways one can be sure to be a successful entrepreneur. But well, one can avoid some things to ensure to go beyond the regular. At Eximius 2015 – ‘Entrepreneurship Lesson Workshop’, we heard straight from the horse’s (read entrepreneur) mouth about what it takes to be one. Ankur Warikoo, Groupon-CEO, shared the five steps of failure one must tread to cut through the orthodox mindset. In the end, if there is one thing to remember, Ankur says ‘Shut up and keep working!’           Mr. Arshdeep Sethi, RMZ Corp. | Real estate workshop  Real estate ventures are…

  • Day 1 events @ eximius

    Blitz : We all know the importance of analytical thinking in business world but at the same time, we are not ignorant of the innovations needed to sustain the constantly changing scenario. Blitz tested sheer knowledge of things happening around and the wit needed to unfold the mysterious quiz. Conveying and inferring situations, understanding simple but tricky sentences, jumbling and juggling between words and letters made the quiz participants use their senses (uncommon & common) extensively.   NextUp : The great deal of enthusiasm was shown by entrepreneurs for showcasing their business acumen. Event was carried out in 2 rounds. First being online round and for round 2, 5 teams were shortlisted.…

  • Manjhi- The mountain man

    Renowned director Ketan Mehta along with popular actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte visited IIM Bangalore during Eximius, the Entrepreneurship Summit on Saturday, 8th August 2015 for an interactive session with the students and faculty. The talented team discussed the real-life challenges faced by the subject of the film Dashrath Manjhi. Prof Vasanthi Sreenivasan, who moderated the discussion, highlighted how resolve and perseverance are essential for business managers, especially entrepreneurs. Later, the director and the cast gave an exclusive interview to the Student Media Cell of IIMB. They narrated anecdotes from their lives to emphasize how entrepreneurship was not just about the web based start-ups but about setting goals and…

  • Keynote Speech by Myntra Founder Mukesh Bansal @Eximius 2015

    IIM Bangalore was lucky to host one of the most enterprising minds of our generation Mr. Mukesh Bansal as the keynote speaker of Eximius 2015 today. The founder of Myntra, now with Flipkart comes with a huge industry experience, courtesy his stint in the Silicon Valley where he worked with start-ups in consumer internet space. His learnings from that era like course correction and evolving business models helped him spearhead Myntra to one of the largest players in the E-Commerce sector. A firm believer in passion for an idea he also advocates a pragmatic approach to business venture, especially in its nascent stage. Myntra evolved from being a personalization portal…

  • Night trek to Savandurga

    Life at IIMB is not easy. There are hordes of submissions, quizzes and ppts to attend. You lose sight of things pretty quickly. But when you travel, everything balances out. With that thought in mind, Anveshan, mountaineering and adventure club of IIM Bangalore organized the first night trek of the session to Savandurga on July 24th. The trek saw enthusiastic participation from the student community as they packed their bags after a hectic mid-semester and geared up to scale Asia’s highest monolith. On popular demand, a second trek on July 28th was also organized for PGP1s busy with midterms on 24th. Ankur Naresh, PGP2 shared his experience with B heard…