• Why Hiring does not equal Inclusion: The Case of Women at the Workplace

    Organizations today boast of “breaking the glass ceiling” by hiring women in their top management. From articles spilled across the front-page of business magazines to interviews on leading channels, we see top CEOs talk about how explicit gender bias has widely disappeared from the workplace due to the implementation of stringent policies. But there is an unspoken truth behind the rosy picture. The hushed talks near the water cooler or the fleeting whispers at the conference room are a testimony to the status quo of women in corporates. The harsh reality is that women continue to struggle when they shouldn’t have to. But whom do we blame for the toxic…

  • IIM Bangalore & Alumni in the News – Week 2

    IIMB in the News IIM Bangalore Welcomes 405 PGP, 23 FPM Students Source: http://www.ndtv.com/education/iim-bangalore-welcomes-405-pgp-23-fpm-students-1713295 Prof. M S Narasimhan, Chairperson, Post Graduate Programme in Management and faculty from the Finance & Accounting area, welcomed the FPM and PGP students. IIM Bangalore PGP 2017 begins, 80% batch has work experience Source: http://indianexpress.com/article/education/iim-bangalore-begins-pgp-iimb-ac-in-2017-admission-management-course-with-405-students-average-gmat-score-of-737-4707181/ IIM Bangalore PGP 2017: About 88 percent of the students are from engineering backgrounds with more than 50 percent of the students from Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs). India’s Informal sector: The vilified-glorified ‘other’ side of the Formal Source: http://www.forbesindia.com/article/iim-bangalore/indias-informal-sector-the-vilifiedglorified-other-side-of-the-formal/47245/1 Rajalaxmi Kamath, Associate Professor at the Centre for Public Policy, IIM Bangalore, speaks about how the co-existence of…

  • 2 Variable Months

    Here we have Palak Marwah, PGP 2016-18, who gives a sneak peek into her international summer internship assignment with P&G Manila! “Internship – we had been hearing this word in its various forms, from various sources – friends, PGP2s, Professors, parents for over a year. Coming into IIM Bangalore as a Fresher, I did not quite realize how it would be a life changing experience, till it actually began. Beginning with a gruelling placement week, interviews, group discussions, resume submissions and a mix of black and white attire, Term 3, now in hindsight was the calm before the storm. I had been able to get into my dream company and…

  • IIM Bangalore wins India Finals of World’s largest VC Competition

    The Venture Capital Investment Competition is the world’s largest venture capital competition with over 70 universities, including all Ivy league universities, competing.  Team IIM Bangalore consisting of Udit Jalan, Abhishek Iyer, Aayush Singhal, Jasleen Turk and Dinesh Soundappa proved their mettle by emerging winners in the India Round and qualified for the Global Round held at Kenan Klagler, North Carolina. We have the team give us a brief insight into the selection process and their experience! “VCIC is the world’s largest venture capital competition, and it was overwhelming (to say the least!) to win the India finals. Our team had a fairly diverse experience, with expertise spread across PE, VC, banking,…

  • IIM Bangalore & Alumni in the News – Week 1

    IIMB in the News IIM-Bangalore attracts several students living with disabilities Source : http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/they-managed-disability-to-enter-iim/article19050178.ece The vast campus of the IIM Bangalore is set to welcome a fresh batch of 400 Postgraduate Programme (PGP) students. Bengalurean Kunal Mehta, 24, is visually impaired. Mr. Mehta has worked with one of the top multinational finance company and two years down the line his thirst to learn more caught up with him. “I started preparing for competitive exams such as the Common Admission Test (CAT),” he says. For Himanshu Mittal, 23, who has spent all his life in Faridabad and is wheelchair-bound after an accident at home, IIMB is a dream. Mr. Mittal attended a regular…

  • Interview with the DMLs

    Hola IIM B ! This article brings to you students from the coveted Director’s Merit List. They are the top academic performers at IIM Bangalore. We caught up with a few of them and asked them some fun and probing questions. In return we have got some pretty interesting responses to share with you ! Read on to know more… 1. What has been the most memorable experience in college? Nikhil Goel : There isn’t any one particular moment. I have a lots of stories about time spent with friends which can be shared over cups of coffee! Nishant Gupta : The Amit Trivedi performance in Unmaad was one of…

  • Remembering my first days at IIM Bangalore…

    A sense of achievement greets you as the Uber pulls in at the gate. You roll down your window as the Security guard asks you to alight and enter your name. It slowly hits you, that you have made it to the place where you wanted to ‘B’ and you look forward to 2 fulfilling years ahead. Life really comes around. The Past- Just 5-6 months ago, you were rushing to bell an elusive animal, then frantically brushing through newspapers and GK hoping to answer interview questions correctly, picking out the perfect suit and dressing to impress and finally logging in with 7-digit ID’s to check your fate. The Present-…

  • Forbidden Love- How progressive are our Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives?

    What’s common between Tim Cook, CEO of Apple; Neil Patrick Harris of How I Met Your Mother fame; Sia Furler, who recorded the feet-tapping crowd-favourite Cheap Thrills; and Peter Thiel, entrepreneur, and investor par excellence? Apart from the fact that many of them might qualify to be superstars of cases we read at B-school?! Well, they are people who had the supportive environment to come out and live life to their full potential- without inhibitions. It’s no surprise that they also have had immense influence in enacting positive change in the U.S. and beyond. We’re sure you fondly remember that childhood crush in school, with whom you always got extra…

  • We are the Student Media Cell of IIM Bangalore

    Team (from L to R): Aakash Ghosh, Sreedhar Menon (behind), Sonali Gupta, Abhishek Ghosh, Nikita Garg (behind), Malvigha (Secy), Vivekanandan The Student Media Cell (popularly known as SMC) is IIM Bangalore’s interface between PGP students and all forms of external media be it social, television or print. We are also the channel for campus journalism, reporting events held on campus and capturing glimpses of student life. We also seek to bring media interaction to the student population with events like Speaker Series at Vista, featuring eminent speakers in a forum speaking on current issues. Entrusted with the responsibility of building ‘Brand IIM Bangalore’, we showcase the achievements of IIMB and its…