• The Great War!

    –Chandrashekar Muramalla, Junior Coordinator, Student Media Cell, PGP 2017-19 The War of Sections is a legendary rite of passage in IIMB. Every year, the PGP1s battle it out in the L2 arena, to prove they are the best among the best. Pitting section against section, brother against brother, and everyone against time, the War brings out the animal in each and every student in the batch. And through this, it hopes to bring the people closer together through teamwork, and bonding over late night NC sessions. And it works. The batch learns sacrifice, prioritization, and the ability to take charge when the need arises. The batch becomes closer and stronger…

  • Living a Life of Significance: A Talk by James Abraham

    By Varshika JK, Junior Coordinator, Student Media Cell, PGP 2017-19 “The purpose of life is to have a purpose in life.” It’s not often when you find that you have a chance to listen to a talk by the ex-senior partner and ex-managing director of Boston Consulting Group. But when you do, you can be sure that it will be enriching. Such was the seminar taken by James Abraham, a man now on a mission to save planet Earth through his brainchild venture, ” SolarArise”. It has been 11 years since he has been coming to IIM, Bangalore to impart his knowledge onto the future leaders that pass through the…

  • “As a lieutenant or captain, change what’s in your capacity” – Major Deepak Iyer

    -By Abhishek Ghosh, Senior Coordinator, Student Media Cell, PGP 2016-18 IIM Bangalore flagged off the distinguished speaker series for Colloquium 2017, hosted by the Forum for Industrial Interaction, IIM Bangalore! We at the Student Media Cell, personally interviewed the two speakers who brought in a diverse set of experiences and perspectives! Here is the excerpt from the interview with Major Deepak Iyer, an Entrepreneur, a Consultant at McKinsey, a Major from Army Parachute Commandos, and a leadership coach, who spoke about parallels in leadership from the battlefield to the boardroom. What is your story? How did you transition from being in the elite army parachute commandos to a consultant at McKinsey to starting up in the…

  • “I have tried to adopt what I call the ‘Google’ method in my life” – Mr. Ashish Patil

    -By Aakash Ghosh, Senior Coordinator, Student Media Cell, PGP 2016-18 IIM Bangalore flagged off the distinguished speaker series for Colloquium 2017, hosted by the Forum for Industrial Interaction, IIM Bangalore! We at the Student Media Cell, personally interviewed the two speakers who brought in a diverse set of experiences and perspectives! Here is the excerpt from the interview with Mr Ashish Patil, the man who has donned several hats as an Investment Banker, Lawyer, CFO, CA, Author and gave a unique perspective and commentary on recent M&As. Hello, Mr Ashish Patil ! Welcome to IIM Bangalore. Can you tell us something about how you got started in the corporate career? To be very…

  • “Analysing Intergenerational Mobility: Measures, Curves, Welfare” – Professor James Foster

    -Malvigha V, Senior Coordinator, Student Media Cell, PGP 2016-18 When you attend a session by a globally renowned professor with a stellar profile, having several globally acclaimed papers to his credit, and a complex-sounding topic such as “Analysing Intergenerational Mobility: Measures, Curves, Welfare,” you doubt the session would be relevant to you. However, noting that the audience consisted of students, professors, noted researchers, people from corporate houses, several people joining through webcast, you knew the topic addressed was a pressing one. The speaker, Professor James Foster is a leading economist who sets the agenda for world policy. He is an Oliver T. Carr Professor of International Affairs and Professor of…

  • Sign up to be an Ally for Diversity!

    “Labels are meant for clothes, not humans. Choose to be a better human, choose equality.” Tell us your story of standing up for the minority, or of an incident in which you admire an act of courage of someone from the minority community! To learn more, visit, https://www.facebook.com/questiim/ Diversity, but how much inclusion? QUEst, IIM, is a small initiative, through an interest group, to get people sensitised about minority communities in terms of gender, sexual orientation and physical ability. The snaps are from an Academic Counselling Seminar, held along with the Institute Counsellor, on 29th May, 2017. Check out the short quiz we have in the attached PPT, and assess how…

  • There and Back Again…

    -Shreyas Vasant Joshi, PGP 2016-2018 ~ “So, where did your adventure take you Bilbo?” “There and back again” ~ There… Day 1, 2016. Until I actually woke up in the morning, alone, in the new hostel blocks, an event occurring for the first time in my life, at an age where I was just a couple years short of reaching a quarter of a century, all I had heard about MBA life, was it’s a ‘roller coaster’ ride. Now, here’s the thing about experiences. You can read all the books in the world about something, but you don’t really internalize anything about it until you’ve experienced it for yourself. The…

  • The Gulf Consulting Experience

    We have with us Nipun Jain, PGP 2016-18, talking to us about his international summer internship with BCG Dubai! It was sometime in the middle of my internship, during one of the weekly cab journeys from the airport to my Dubai apartment, I looked out the window at the tall, glitzy skyscrapers when it suddenly hit me. I realized how challenging yet enriching the past four-five weeks had been – it wasn’t just about fancy dinners, five star hotels, numerous flights or long working hours with sacrosanct deadlines, it was majorly about working with one of the smartest people to solve high impact business problems and delivering value for the…

  • IIM Bangalore & Alumni in the News – Week 3

    IIM Bangalore in the News Kerala: Merger of DCCBs in 18 months Source : http://www.livemint.com/Industry/iZuV8V0JMvs4mntT0s6umN/How-Keralas-cooperatives-are-planning-to-take-on-big-banks.html Kerala govt has accepted the recommendations of an expert committee headed by Professor M.S.Sriram (from the Centre for Public Policy, IIM Bangalore), for the formation of the proposed Kerala Cooperative Bank, reports PTI. The committee had recommended completion of the process for formation of the bank in 18 months. What Air India’s seller and any future buyer should do to make the deal fly Source : http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/what-should-air-indias-seller-and-any-future-buyer-do-to-make-the-deal-fly/articleshow/59430742.cms Mr.V.Ranganathan, former professor, IIM Bangalore, speaks about how Air India should go about with the selling aspect strategically. IIM Bangalore Alumni in focus Manish Jaiswal joins as new MD, CEO…