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 the formal and informal sector and the drive towards formalisation which might paradoxically end up increasing the space of the informal.

IIMB Alumni in focus

This investment banker duo’s Kuvera is cracking down a necessary ‘evil’ in wealth management

Source: https://yourstory.com/2017/06/kuvera/

With the current models tainted with self-beneficial commissions, will this investment banker duo’s Kuvera break the existing norm in wealth management? Challenging this is the investment banker duo of Neelabh Sanyal and Gaurav Rastogi, who run what they claim is a commission-free (from fund houses) investment platform, Kuvera. After graduating from IIM Bangalore in 2005, Neelabh’s experience with HSBC, ICICI, and Deutsche Bank crafted his understanding of the wealth management space.

Exclusive: M-commerce app Goodbox raises funds from Nexus, Mekin Maheshwari

Source: https://www.vccircle.com/exclusive-m-commerce-app-goodbox-raises-funds-from-nexus-mekin-maheshwari/

Goodbox, an app that offers small and medium-sized businesses an e-commerce platform, has raised about $1 million (Rs 6.5 crore) in a fresh funding round led by existing investor Nexus Venture Partners, the company’s latest filings with the ministry of corporate affairs show. Goodbox was founded in 2014 by former redBus executives Zachariah and Bidawatka, and IIM-Bangalore alumni Nithin Chandra, Mohit Maheshwari, Kelaginamani and technologists Charan Shetty and Mahesh Herle.

Lead Angels backs market information startup Market Pulse

Source: https://www.vccircle.com/lead-angels-backs-market-information-startup-market-pulse/

Market Pulse was founded in 2015 by Dhakad, Hiral Jain, and Ejaz Hoda. Dhakad was previously with technology consultancy ThoughtWorks, while Jain worked at Financial Technologies. Hoda, an alumnus of IIT Delhi and IIM Bangalore, is the chief executive of the company.

Invest in yourself – Reading business news helps you stay ahead

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/education/invest-in-yourself/article19093438.ece

Fortune favors the prepared mind”. If you are not investing in yourself, you are unprepared to face the realities of a working life. The writer is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore and the co-founder of Money Wizards

Enhancing The Guest Experience Through Technology

Source: http://bwhotelier.businessworld.in/article/Enhancing-The-Guest-Experience-Through-Technology/23-06-2017-120752/

Sidharth Gupta (batch of 2009), Co- founder of Treebo, believes in enhancing supply creation, quality assurance, and customer experience. Treebo Hotel, India’s tech based budget hotel chain is incorporating customer-friendly technologies to enhance its overall guest experience and convenience. Sidharth explains the model for this.

Success is defined by our ability to connect with people, Hinduja Global Solutions CEO Partha Desarkar

Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/jobs/success-is-defined-by-our-ability-to-connect-with-people-says-hinduja-global-solutions-ceo-partha-desarkar/articleshow/59281640.cms

Partha Desarkar (batch of 1990), CEO, Hinduja Global Solutions, candidly talks about his life lessons, mistakes, innovations and greatest learning.


Media Cell IIMB is the student run outreach and communication committee of IIM Bangalore dedicated to form the bridge within the student community and the outside world.

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