• Venturing into the biggest VC Investment Competition of the year

    Contributed By: Ishita Kataria Edited By: J K Varshika Established in 1998, the Venture Capital Investment Competition is the world’s largest venture capital competition among top business schools in the world run by UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, USA. It is a unique event in which MBA students emulate the life of Venture Capitalists. Unlike business plan competitions in which students pitch their own ideas to investors, at VCIC the students are the investors with real entrepreneurs pitching to them. It is a very powerful learning experience for both parties. Actual VCs assume the role of judges and assess student teams’ performance. You have what we call it as “win-win-win” situation…

  • International Mountain Day – An Ode to Anveshan

    Contributed By: Team Anveshan Edited By: Ashay Sinha ‘Climb Mountains not so that the world can see you, but so you can see the world.’ -A Mountaineer Adventure takes you to places where you’d have never imagined before. It is what keeps that adrenaline rush inside you intact and keeps you curious to explore more. Our life is filled with several adventures, and on this International Mountain Day, Team Anveshan wants to share an astonishing story of our fellow Junior Coordinator. An experience on the Sahyadri ranges and the Honeybees! “I, along with my 17 friends, planned a kayaking and an adventure trip to Dang forest in October. It was…

  • IIMB’s very own Retailers – MARS, The Merchandising and Retailing Society

    Contributed By: Vinod Edited By: Karthick Selvan Pursuing an MBA from one of the best colleges in the world is an arduous journey. Taking time out of a busy schedule to run errands outside the campus for everyday essentials is the last thing one wants. At IIM Bangalore, the students pay very little attention to the shops outside the campus. They know the restaurants and pubs across the street but have never paid attention to the fancy or the Kirana stores. This is because of a group of students who come together, take care of all student needs and make sure the MBA journey is as smooth as possible. The…

  • PAWS – A Look at the People for Animal Welfare Society

    Contributed By: Pushpesh Hemrom Edited By: J K Varshika “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi At IIM Bangalore, we are committed to creating value-oriented leaders for tomorrow. According to the United Nations, the key challenge any growing economy faces is to achieve dual objectives of economic as well as environmental growth. Thus, while addressing the growth of the institute, it is also important to pay attention to the ecosystem we live in. Moreover, Article 51 A (g) of the Constitution of India (under Fundamental Duties of a citizen) states that – “It shall be…

  • It’s Time We Listened to the Unheard Voices!

    “When I was in college, my friends were curious to find out what a sex organ of a transgender looks like. They gheraoed me in the bathroom and started pulling out my clothes. After an hour of putting up a resistance, I was raped. Covered in semen, I went to the principal and demanded justice. His reply was ‘If only you had behaved more like a man, this would not have happened.’” “Most people tell me that people are offset by the anomaly that is us. Our behavior irks them. But have you questioned why we are like this? We only want to be loved and accepted. When the society…

  • LitFest 2018

    On the morning of 28th Jan, the Literary society of IIM Bangalore organized LitFest for the young and budding writers to learn the art of writing their own story. The day kickstarted with guest speaker session by our own IIM Bangalore alums turned published authors (Sandeep Das and Tony V Francis). The after lunch session included “YourQuote” masterclass workshop series and ended with an open mic poetry event which was broadcasted on YourQuote’s YouTube channel as well. Speaker session started with Tony V Francis, author of “The Autograph Seeker”, sharing his journey of publishing a book. He gave a crisp idea of what we need to take care of while…

  • IIMB Club Series: SIGMA

    We know that technology changes in the blink of an eye and that managers need to be aware of this before it happens. The booming IT sector in India has brightened the prospects of the systems industry and management students. SIGMA, the Systems club at IIMB, is the focal point for IT-related activities. Our target is to be a hub of techno-management excellence and to equip future managers with the managerial skills necessary to navigate through the dynamic business landscape. SIGMA acts as an intermediary between the students and the administration for all system infrastructure needs. SIGMA facilitates schemes such as the Pan-IIM laptop deal, the Peripheral deal and the…

  • IIMB Club Series: Public Policy Club

    In the recent past, the glare on public policy formulation has been rising and a serious dearth of managerial insight on these issues has been observed. IIMB too was established in 1973 with a view to cater to the growing managerial needs of the thriving public sector of the country. As this institute churns out the future leaders of tomorrow, the Public Policy Club plays a humble role in sensitizing the student fraternity about the policy issues which plague the society around us. We are a group of 15 students who share a common interest in understanding the dynamics that impact public policy implementation. The club organizes various events throughout the year aligned to the…

  • IIMB Club Series: Dress Circle

    It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and there is no better way to capture and convey a story than doing it through a picture. Dress Circle, the official video and photography club at IIM Bangalore is right now spearheading this peaceful revolution of broadening every IIM B students’ perspectives through not only its pictures, but also various events planned throughout the year. Since its inception, the club has been instrumental in capturing the serenity (amidst the hustle and the bustle) of student life. Be it a guest lecture, placement celebrations, a birthday or a cultural event, you will be sure to spot a few cool…

  • IIMB Club Series: Tejas

    We all have heard of the Harvard Business Review – in fact their articles and cases have given us all sleepless nights! But we have something very similar much closer home – ‘IIMB Management Review’ and it’s brainchild ‘Tejas’.In Sanskrit , Tejas means ‘brightness’ or ‘brilliance’  and the guys at ‘Tejas@iimb’ are certainly living up to the name ! They have developed a knowledge portal that aims at providing the corporate and management community across the world with ‘a unique blend of contemporary business insights and academic inputs, keeping in mind a practitioner’s point of view across sectors, functions and geographies’. To put it simply, although the work that these…