Crowning Glory of India
IIM Indore Gets Triple Accreditation: 2nd IIM to receive the ‘Triple Crown’ in India
Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore) has been awarded the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation by EFMD, the globally recognized international organization for management development. The EQUIS Accreditation Board voted to confer EQUIS Accreditation on IIM Indore on December 10, 2019. IIM Indore is now the second IIM in the nation to receive triple accreditations, bringing glory to the Institute with a ‘Triple Crown’, i.e. receiving all the three prominent accreditations — Association of MBAs (AMBA, UK); The Association to Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB, USA); and EQUIS, European Union. This combination of accreditations is held by less than one percent of business schools in the world, granted by the largest and most influential business school accreditation agencies. As of March 2019, the ‘Triple Crown’ was received by only 90 business schools globally, out of the 13,000+ schools offering business degree programmes.
Speaking on this occasion, Professor Himanshu Rai, Director IIM Indore, said, “This puts us on the world stage among less than 100 countries who have the distinction of having the triple Accreditation. This marks the culmination of years of hard work put in by our institute, with a single minded determination to be a world class institution that aspires to global benchmarks to contribute to nation building.”
“Business schools around the world are looking at IIM Indore for the socially conscious courses and programs that we offer. We were awarded the prestigious Rural Engagement Programme and the Himalayan Outbound Programme, and students across countries want to join us in our endeavors. The EQUIS accreditation and the triple crown will make us a favored destination for schools across the globe”, he added.
EQUIS accreditation is the most comprehensive institutional accreditation system for business and management schools. It is acknowledged worldwide by potential students, faculty, employers, corporate clients and the media; often a pre-requisite for an entry into the ranking system. EQUIS accreditation ensures a rigorous quality control that benchmarks a school against international standards, in terms of governance, programmes, students, faculty, research, internationalization, ethics, responsibility and sustainability, as well as engagement with the world of practice. EQUIS covers all the activities of a school, including degree and non-degree programmes, knowledge generation and contribution to the community. Currently, there are just 40 schools in Asia that has received the EQUIS accreditation.
Established in 1996, IIM Indore has completed 23 glorious years and has achieved multiple milestones, and proudly stands at NIRF Rank 5 in the year 2019. The institute has also bagged a rank in the top 100 FT Rankings 2019 and has been placed in the 101+ bands in the World QS Rankings 2019 for Indian Business Schools.
The first accreditation was received from the Association of MBAs, a UK-based accreditation agency, for four of its full-time programmes. The accreditations were received for the Two Year Post Graduate Programme in Management (both at Indore and Mumbai); One Year Full Time Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP); and Five Year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM, 4th and 5th Year) in the year 2016. IIM Indore received the re-accreditation from AMBA for next five years in November 2019.
The second prestigious accreditation was received from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) in January 2019. The AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network that connects students, educators, and businesses worldwide. Today, 831 institutions across 54 countries and territories maintain AACSB accreditation.
The third accreditation received from EQUIS, not only makes IIM Indore a ‘Triple Crown’ school, but also, only the second IIM to receive this accreditation, after IIM Calcutta.
With an aim to impart high quality management education and training, IIM Indore seeks to be a contextually relevant business school with world class academic standards that develops socially conscious managers, leaders and entrepreneurs. With this objective, the Institute ensures that faculty members and participants receive global exposure for research and via student exchange. In the year 2019, IIM Indore has signed multiple MoUs with renowned foreign institutions such as: University of Queensland (Faculty of Business, Economics & Law); MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business, Italy; and with Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, India. The Institute has also signed a MoU with Times Professional Learning under Bennett, Coleman & amp; Co. Ltd. and VCNow, under Unified Collaboration Services, a knowledge initiative of one of the leading providers of education in the domain of executive education.
The Institute believes in the ideology of innovation and hence became the first ever IIM to offer an undergraduate programme – Five Year Integrated Programme in Management. Further, the Institute won the Association of MBAs (AMBA) Business Excellence Award 2019 in the category of Business School Impact on Community and Society on February 01, 2019 for its Rural Engagement Programme (REP) which is focused to help the participants learn leadership, decision making, and team-work in real life situations. IIM Indore also received a certificate of commendation for the Himalayan Outbound Programme under the MBA Innovation category. IIM Indore currently has campuses in Mumbai and Indore, offering multiple academic and executive programmes. The Institute has also launched a General Management Programme for Executives in Dubai – which is conducted on weekends, similar to the one in Indore campus.
IIM Indore believes in contributing to the society and nation as a whole. From protecting the environment by conducting tree plantation drives and making the campus plastic-free, to contributing to the improvement of the traffic system along with the Madhya Pradesh Government in the city, the institute has and will always be proactive in creating meaningful changes.
IIM Indore Teams Receives Best Proposal Award at AIM Sheth Foundation Research Proposal Competition 2019
Adding yet another achievement to the hall of fame, IIM Indore’s team comprising of Mr. Gurbir Singh, Fellow; Professor Sanjeev Tripathi & Professor Shruti Tewari have received the Best Proposal Award at the AIM Sheth Foundation Research Proposal Competition 2019 organized by Academy of Indian Marketing. The results were declared on November 20th, and the team received a prize of Rs. 1 Lakh.
IIM Indore Receives First Prize for Grooming Future Employable Leaders by CINQUE
IIM Indore has received First Prize for Grooming Future Employable Leaders given by CINQUE on January 17, 2018. CINQUE, a Delhi based organization, is known in the field of experiential learning and training. The organization’s research team aimed at finding the salient features of top business schools, which differentiate them from the others.
IIM Indore participated for the Excellence in Grooming Future Industry Leader Awards category. The category aimed at the fact that in times that are changing faster than ever and trends that are becoming outdated quicker than ever, the VUCA world today demands managers who can keep up. It evaluated the institutions which groom their participants in a manner, which enhance them with a skill-set which are consistently evolving, thereby making them employable.
To participate, IIM Indore sent a presentation highlighting the work of the Institute, which was then shortlisted among the top three finalists. The Institute then bagged the First Prize at a function held at India International Centre, Delhi. The Jury was headed by Mr. Padam Shri Pritam Singh, Ex Director, IIML, MDI, IMI.
Professor Kamal K. Jain, Dean (Academic), IIM Indore received the First Prize on behalf of the Institute, given by Mr. P. Dwarkanath, Director, Group Human Capital Max India Ltd.
Professor Sudipta Mandal Receives Best Paper Award at INDAM 2020
The INDAM Conference 2020 was held on January 02-04, 2020 at IIM Tiruchirappalli. Professor Sudipta Mandal, Faculty, Marketing Area, IIM Indore received the Best Paper Award at the conference. Competing with over 400 papers presented during the conference under multiple tracks, Professor Mandal’s paper titled—‘Employing Autobiographical Memory Perspective to Influence Self-congruence and Alter Brand Preference’ won the award. He also received a cash prize of Rs. 15,000/- along with a citation.
Professor Himanshu Rai Among the Top 25 LinkedIn Voices in India
LinkedIn, the American business and employment oriented service that operates via website and mobile app; unveiled its Top 25 LinkedIn Voices on December 04, 2019. Professor Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore is among the top 25 LinkedIn Voices from India; the only one from Education Sector. LinkedIn, in its 5th annual Top Voices list highlighted professionals in a variety of industries and regions who are building communities and starting thoughtful conversations on LinkedIn through their articles, posts, videos and comments. These included Mr. Harish Bhat, Brand Custodian, Tata Group; Ms. Kiran Bedi, Lt. Governor, Puducherry; Mr. Nathan SV, Partner & Chief Talent Officer, Deloitte India; Ms. Poonam Barua, CEO & Founder Chairman, Forum For Women in Leadership, India; Dr. Sangita Reddu, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group and Sadhguru, Founder, Isha Foundation among the top 25.
Professor Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore in the Top 50 Management Thinkers List by Thinkers50 India
Thinkers50 India has released the definitive list of most influential management thinkers from India for the year 2015. The list seeks to honor and celebrate the best management thinkers from India. Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore is also among the Top 50 Management Thinkers List. The Thinkers50 India management thinkers were selected based on their work in the domains of management, leadership, business marketing, finance, people management and corporate strategy. The basis of selection in the elite group is on the timely relevance and presentation of ideas, rigor of research, international outlook, originality and impact of ideas, business sense and power to inspire change.
Professor Deepti Ganapathy Featured as Journalist of the Month by IJNET
Professor NMK Bhatta Felicitated as the Distinguished Alumni by JNTU, Kakinada
Professor NMK Bhatta, Faculty, IIM Indore was felicitated as ‘Distinguished Alumni’ by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada (JNTUK) during an event on March 10, 2016 by Prof. VSS Kumar, Vice Chancellor, JNTUK. Mr. B. Prabhakara Rao, Rector; Professor V. Ramachandra Raju, Principal, College of Engineering, Kakinada; Mr. GVR Prasada Raju, Registrar and Dr. JVR Murthy, Director, were also present on the occasion.
Best Case Award at 5th Asian Management Research and Case Conference
Professor Ganesh Kumar Nidugala, Faculty, IIM Indore along with FPM Participant Rashmi Shukla (Batch 2012) won the Best Case Award at the 5th Asian Management Research and Case Conference held at Dubai on January 16-18, 2016. IIM Indore’s case titled ‘Madhya Pradesh Housing & Infrastructure Development Board: Affordable Housing via PPP Mode’ won the Best Case Award.
Research Grant from K.U. Leuven University, Leuven
Professor Abha Chatterjee, Faculty of Communication at IIM Indore was awarded with The Visiting Research Fellow in Faculty of Arts at K.U. Leuven University, Belgium. Her tenure at the university began from May 01, 2014 and concluded on June 30, 2014.
ISB-Ivey Global Case Competition-2014
The case study Creating an Organisation, India First Life Insurance by Professor Meenakshi Aggarwal Gupta, Faculty, IIM Indore, was ranked amongst the top 10 cases in the ISB-Ivey Global Case Competition 2014. The top two winners in the General Category, the winners in the Special Category and the Honourable Mentions in the competition were selected from the shortlisted 10 cases. The cases will be published by Ivey Publishing as ISB-Ivey co-branded cases.
Best Poster Award at Second PAN-IIM Conference
Professor Nobin Thomas, Faculty, Organizational Behaviour & HRM Area, IIM Indore, along with Professor Neharika Vohra of IIM Ahmedabad, won the Best Poster Award at the Second PAN IIM World Management Conference organised at IIM Kozhikode during November 5-8, 2014. The title of their paper was ‘Mapping Information Flow Patterns for Developing a Multi-level Framework for Organizational Learning: Case of a Service Provider’. During the same conference, Professor Shubhamoy Dey, Faculty, Information Systems Area and FPM participant Mr. Rajesh Sharma won the Best Poster Award for the paper on ‘Developing an E-Government Adoption Model Determinants of Citizen Adoption in the Indian Context’.
Rising Star of PSG Institute of Management
Professor Patturaja Selvaraj, Faculty, Organizational Behaviour & HRM Area, IIM Indore and an alumnus of PSG Institute of Management (PSGIM) Coimbatore, received the award Rising Star of PSG Institute of Management during the Golden Jubilee Alumni meet of PSGIM at Coimbatore held during December 19-21, 2014. Professor Selvaraj pursued his MBA from PSG Institute of Management during 1994-96. The award was presented to him by Mr. L. Gopalakrishnan, Managing Trustee, PSG Institutions and Mr. Naresh Rajan, Trustee, PSG Institutions.
World Leadership Award: SRFLIS Promising Professional Award
World Leadership Award: SRFLIS Promising Professional Award for the year 2013 was presented to Dr. Akhtar Parvez in recognition of his outstanding and exemplifying acts of leadership to LIS profession during the International Conference: Tecnia SRFLIS-India Summit- 2014 held at Technia Institute of Management Studies, Delhi on April 11, 2014.
Awards for Excellence in Teaching
IIM Indore has been taking several initiatives to enable faculty to realize their full academic potential. In this direction, IIM Indore initiated a process by which the Best Teachers among the faculty are recognized. After considering quantitative measures such as student feedback and qualitative factors such as innovation in course design and delivery, IIM Indore has awarded the following faculty with Best Teacher Award:
Gaurav Singh Chauhan
Bhavin J. Shah
Ganesh K. Nidugala
Best Staff Awards
IIM Indore encourages its employees to work passionately and dedicatedly contribute to the Institute. The Institute felicitates its Best Staff Members with a Best Staff Award who performed exceptionally well in their fields.
|2018-19||Amit Prakash Sharma
Harikishan Nair MM
Unni K R
|2017-18||Premji Kumar K K
Dinesh Singh Negi
Pradeep Kumar Kerketta
Pradeep T K
Arun Kumar Sing
|2015-16||Anup R. Malleri
|2014-15||Ghanshyam Prasad Shriwas
Mohammed Muabbid Shaikh Chopdar
Satendra Singh Rawat
Amit Prakash Sharma
Article by Mr. Anil Koushal (IT Department) published in Communications Today
An article written by Mr. Anil Koushal (IT Department) titled “Campus Security challenges: Policy and Implementation” is published in Communications Today magazine’s August 2016 edition. Article can be accessed online at http://www.communicationstoday.co.in/ezine/ (page no. 53)
Gold Medals for Academic Performance
IIM Indore felicitates the students who perform exceptionally well in their academics. These students are awarded a Gold Medal for achieving the highest marks in their batch. Here are the names of the students from the Academic and Executive Programmes of the Institute, right from the latest to the first ever batch since the inception of the courses, who received the Gold Medals.
Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
|2008-2010||Goyanak Vishal Omprakash|
|2006-2008||Nirmal Jain S|
Five Year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM)
Post Graduate Programme in Management-Mumbai (PGP-Mumbai)
|2017-19||Kotak Hinal Ashokbhai|
|2015-17||Modi Dhruv Vikram|
Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives-Mumbai (PGPMX-Mumbai)
|2016-18||Kamayani Aniruddh Nagar|
|2012-14||Rajeev Kumar Bhandari|
|2011-13||Mayank Pravinchandra Shah|
Post Graduate Programme in Management-UAE (PGP-UAE)
Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives-UAE (PGPMX-UAE)
Executive Post Graduation Programme in Management (EPGP)
|2017-18||Raj Lochon Biswas|
|2012-13||Dharmendra Kumar Goyal|
|2009-10||Naveen Kumar Mali|
FPM Alumnus Receives ‘Positive Health Award’
IIM Indore FPM 2016 participant, Anita Sharma recently was honoured with the Positive Health Award by Dr. Batra’s. She received this award for her initiative called Drive on My Own (a car driving solutions provider for people with reduced mobility). She received a citation, Rs. 1 Lakh as prize money and a goody bag.
Through ‘On My Own’ Anita has helped 52 differently-abled people learn driving. Along with driving lessons, Anita also works on building the self-confidence of her students and spreading positivity in their lives. She also runs ‘On My Own Home Stay’ which is a hostel facility for her students living at a distance to stay and complete their training.
Previously, Anita also received the title ‘the girl on four wheels’ at the India Inclusion Summit and became the first-ever from IIMs to receive the Inclusion Fellowship (https://indiainclusionsummit.com/tif2019/). Her other company Inkpothub (www.inkpothub.com) has been selected for the accelerator program at ISB Mohali.
PGP Participant Namrata Nerurkar Receives Aditya Birla Scholarship
Namrata Vinayak Nerurkar, PGP 2019-21 has added yet another name to the Hall of Fame of IIM Indore, as she’s received the prestigious Aditya Birla Scholarship. Competing with over 180 participants from various business schools across the nation, Namrata was among the 20 participants shortlisted from IIM Indore. ‘We were asked to write essays on career goals / achievements, etc. and then were shortlisted for the next round, considering the academic achievements as well. Four of us then were invited to Mumbai for an interview with the panel (which included senior members of various leading firms)’, said Namrata; who then received the scholarship of Rs. 1, 75,000 per annum.
IIM Indore congratulates her for the achievement and wishes her luck for her future endeavours.
Aditya Gulia Participates in KBC, Wins 3.2 Lakhs
Bringing yet another achievement to the hall of fame of the Institute, IPM 2017-2022 Batch participant Aditya Gulia participated in the most loved reality game show Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 and won a prize of Rs. 3.2 Lakhs. The episode was aired on September 23-24, 2019.
IIM Indore Team Wins National Level Simulation Competition by AIMS
Adding yet another achievement to the Institute’s Hall of Fame, IIM Indore Participant Team comprising of Nitesh Garg, Jatan Raichura, Prakhar Goyal, Saurabh Gupta, Akash Gupta and Shitabh Gupta have won the National Level Simulation Competition—Conscious Capitalism, organized by AIMS during their Annual Management Education Convention 2019. The event was held at Delhi on August 30, 2019.
Competing with over 32 teams from the esteem colleges across India and clearing the two rounds—regional and final, IIM Indore team won the competition and received a prize money of Rs. 50,000/-.
IIM Indore congratulates the team for their achievement.
Urvashi Saboo (PGP 2018-20) Receives YES Bank Scholarship
Bringing laurels to the Institute, Urvashi Saboo, PGP 2018-20 has been selected as the YES Bank Scholar and received the prestigious YES Bank Scholarship of Rs. 2 Lacs. YES Bank invited 5000+ applications and shortlisted candidates based on their profile followed by an aptitude test. Thereafter, conducting interviews and inviting articles from all the shortlisted candidates, it selected 30 YES Bank Scholars from all over the country.
Urvashi, competing with thousands of applications across the nation secured her position as one of the 30 scholars. She was felicitated by senior YES Bank executives on June 14, 2019 in the felicitation ceremony organised at YES bank towers in Mumbai.
IIM Indore congratulates her for this achievement and wishes her luck for her future endeavours.
Shoumik Bose Secures Position Among Top 30 Competitive of Business Leaders of India 2019
Bringing laurels to the IIM Indore, Shoumik Bose, IPM 2015-20, has secured a position among the Top 20 Competitive Business Leaders of India. The award ceremony was held to felicitate the winners at JW Marriott, Mumbai on March 26, 2019. The participants were awarded for having performed exceptionally well in Business Competitions throughout last year i.e. in AY 2018-19. According to Shoumik, he had the following achievements due to which he was nominated and finally won the award.
- Ranked 1st in Blackcoffer Data Analytica 3.0
- National finalist in SAIL & NHRDN’s Anubhav National Management Competition.
- National finalist in Reliance The Ultimate Pitch 4.0
- Campus winner in Bajaj Off-road Admasters Campus Challenge.
‘I was the only one to have achieved this feat in the 1st year of MBA itself. The remaining 29 were in their 2nd year of MBA’, says Shoumik.
He also mentioned that IIM Indore was also chosen among the Top 10 Competitive B Schools of India—and received the award from Ms. Meghna Apparao, Director, Amazon.
IIM Indore congratulates Shoumik for his achievement.
IIM Indore Team Wins First Runner-up Position in BLoC Case Contest
IIM Indore’s team consisting of Amol Amodkar and Vipin Patel (both PGP 2018-20 Batch) won the BLoC Case Contest on February 27, 2019. The process started on January 07, and required the participants to submit to the point analysis of the case in approximately 800 words (along with separate numerical analysis and comparison matrix). There were three main challenges that were needed to be addressed namely; refining the current business model of 7Weaves (it’s the company on which the case was based), giving suggestions regarding scaling up their business model and designing an effective marketing strategy in order to market their products to global fashion brands. IIM Indore congratulates the team for their achievement.
IIM Indore Teams Win Tata Crucible’s First and Runner-up Position
Adding another achievement to the list of 2019, IIM Indore’s two teams have won the First and the First Runner-up Position in the Tata Crucible Campus Quiz Competition on February 05, 2019. The team consisting of Aakash Kumar and Deepak R (both from PGP 2018-2020 batch) bagged the first prize and the team comprising of Siddharth Jain (FPM 2017) and Aditya Kumar (PGP 2018-2020) received the Runner-up Position. Both the teams competed with over 150 teams from across the state and won Rs. 75,000 and Rs. 35,000 respectively as prize money. IIM Indore congratulates the teams for their achievements.
FPM (I) participant Mr. Bhuvanagiri Chandrasekhar Receives Outstanding Business Performance Award 2018
Mr. Bhuvanagiri Chandrasekhar, FPM Industry Batch 2016 participant has recently won the Outstanding Business Performance Award 2018 from the Ministry on January 30, 2019. He received this award on the behalf of Telangana Circle of India Post from Sri Piyush Goyal, Honourable Minister of Finance, Railways, Coal and Corporate Affairs and Sri Manoj Sinha, Honourable Minister of State for Communications (I/C) and Minister of State for Railways in an award ceremony held at New Delhi.
IIM Indore congratulates Mr. Chandrasekhar for his achievement.
IIM Indore Participants Win BLoC Competition
Six participants of the Institute won the Hindu Business Line on Campus Case Contest 2017 and bagged the First, First Runner-up and Second Runner up positions. The competition process started on September 29 and the results were declared on November 22, 2018.
The team consisting of Bajla Shafha and Shivani Barnwal won the competition. The First Runner up position was won by Rahul Menon and Aarushi; and the Second Runner up position was bagged by Kabir Jain and Yash Jain.
IIM Indore congratulates the teams for their achievements.
Navni Bhatia (PGP 2017-2019) Bags OP Jindal Engineering and Management Scholarship
PGP 2017-19 batch participant Navni Bhatia received the OP Jindal Engineering and Management Scholarship (OPJEMS) for the Academic Year 2018-19. The selection procedure for the scholarship started in August 2018 and the results were declared on October 23, 2018. Competing with participants from 40 colleges across the nation and clearing three rounds—online test followed by psychometric assessment and personal interview, Navni made it to the 100 scholarship recipients and would be receiving a scholarship amount of Rs. 1.5 Lakh. These shortlisted students were interviewed by a panel from various industries and awarded the scholarship, which covers a part of the academic fees.
Tejas Saxena (PGP 2018-20) Receives Aditya Birla Scholarship
IIM Indore’s PGP 20128-20 participant Tejas Saxena received the prestigious Aditya Birla Scholarship on September 22, 2018 at Mumbai. Competing with over 16 candidates who were shortlisted out of 36, Tejas will be receiving Rs. 1.75 Lakhs/year as scholarship.
Divya Surana (PGP 2018-20) Receives Capital First MBA Scholarship 2018
IIM Indore’s PGP participant Divya Surana (2018-20 Batch) received the Capital First MBA Scholarship 2018 recently. The process began in July first week and the results were declared on August 21, 2018.
The students are shortlisted on the basis of their academic performances during class 10th, 12th and undergraduate programme they’re currently pursuing. Around 1000+ students from across India had applied for the scholarship via online application. They were then shortlisted on the basis of their academic performance and had two rounds of telephonic interviews. 160 students have been shortlisted for the scholarship 2018-20, Divya being one of them.
She would be receiving a scholarship amount of Rs. 100000 per year. IIM Indore congratulates Divya for her achievement.
IIM Indore Team Wins NTPC Electron Quiz 2018
IIM Indore Team consisting of Samyak Ponangi and Shaurya Saxena (IPM 2014-19) won First Prize in NTPC Electron National Finale 2018 held at Power Management Institute (PMI), Noida on September 18. Competing with 800 teams encompassing 1500 students and clearing the two rounds, IIM Indore’s team won prize of Rs. 25,000 each along with certificates. The NTPC Electron Quiz 2018 started from Patna on 31 August 2018 and saw participation from all engineering and business schools across six locations at Kolkata, Lucknow, Noida, Hyderabad and Mumbai. Hyderabad saw the maximum number of teams of 406, followed by Lucknow with 110 teams, Patna with 89 teams, Noida with 71 teams, Mumbai with 68 teams and Kolkata with 30 teams. Shri Saptarshi Roy, Director (HR), Shri P.K. Mohapatra, Director (Technical) & Shri Prakash Tiwari, Director (Operations), NTPC awarded the prizes to the winners and participants at NTPC, PMI campus.
IIM Indore congratulates the team for its achievement.
Team IIM Indore Wins 1st Runner-up Position in the National Level ‘Conscious Capitalism Simulation Competition’
IIM Indore’s Team consisting of Aswanth. L.B., Shrihrai Raghavan, Masoom S, Aditi Bajaj, Smiriti Jain and Achraj Revoo (all PGP 2nd year participants), won the 1st Runner-up position in the National Level Conscious Capitalism Simulation Competition. This competition was organised jointly by the Academy of Indian Marketing (AIM) and Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) in collaboration with the Marketplace simulation-USA. The grand finale was conducted from August 28-September 01, 2018 at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, which saw participation from 24 B-schools (teams of 155 students) across the country. IIM Indore’s team had the highest market share and revenues at the end of the sixth round. The award ceremony was held at the Infosys Convention Center Bengaluru as a part of the closing ceremony of the 30th AIMS Annual Management Education Convention on 1st September, 2018. Mr. D. Shivakumar Group Executive President, Corporate Strategy at Aditya Birla Group, Dr. Anil Rao Paila, President AIMS, Dr. Ernest Cadotte and Dr. Rajkumar Phalate of Marketplace Simulations handed over the trophy to IIM Indore team in the final day of the event. The team won Rs. 38, 000/- as prize money and a trophy.
IIM Indore congratulates the team for its achievement.
IIM Indore Team Wins BLoC Boardroom Challenge Semi-Finals
IIM Indore team consisting of Neharika Jindal (IPM 2014-19), Nistha, Shitanshu Soni and Siva Samhit (all three from PGP 2017-19), won the Semi-Final Round of BLoC Boardroom Challenge held in Bengaluru on August 20, 2018.
The nine teams which participated in the challenge had to present their strategies on how a new entrant in the toilet soap segment could make a successful foray into a highly-penetrated market. The case required students to prepare a business case that involved all aspects, from financing to its positioning and marketing, and required a holistic view of the business. IIM Indore’s team members presented individually various facets of the case and won the semi-finals.
The team would now take part in the final round to be held in Chennai on September 05, 2018. IIM Indore congratulates the team for this achievement and wishes them luck for the next rounds.
IIM Indore IPM Students Team Five Owl Films Wins Award for Short Film
A group of nine students from IPM have brought laurels to the Institute by winning award for their short film based on Child Abuse. The Team Five Owl Films consisting of Aarjav Sethi, Bhavya Rawal, Kartik Kohli, Navya Singhal, Prayush Dubey, Shantanu Verma and Shreya Chandra (IPM 2016) and Gayatri Shenoy and Parth Hedaoo (IPM 2017) received the First Prize of Rs. 11,000/- along with merit certificates. The competition was organized by Thalassemia and Child Welfare Group (TCWG) and Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) intended to raise voice against child sexual abuse. The message conveyed via movie was –‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Aur Use Samjhao’. The competition was judged by Mr. Raja Bundela, well known Indian Actor and the Brand Ambassador of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Aandolan’; Mr. Raghunandan Sharma, Political Leader and Ms. Rachna Jouhari, MAAC Development Head.
Competing with a number of entries from across the nation, IIM Indore’s team received the First Prize on July 05, 2018 at an event held at the Press Club, Indore. The film was titled ‘Yet Another Safe Girl’ and by means of poetry, the team has tried to convey a strong message to spread awareness against child sexual abuse.
‘95% of children below 10 years of age are not aware of the difference between a good touch and a bad touch. It’s time to teach them to raise their voices. But for that, it’s imperative to bring this issue into the limelight. The issue which everyone knows but no one’s ready to talk about. Well, here we are, to raise our voice in our own way. Awareness is Power!’ say the team members.
Two Teams of IIM Indore win Tata Crucible—The Business Quiz
IIM Indore’s two teams consisting of Divij Santhosh & Leo Francis and Vishnu S & Chetan Shenoy bagged the First and the Second Position in Tata Crucible—The Business Quiz held on February 13, 2018. Competing with over 100 teams from across the nation, the teams qualified for the finale.
The event seeks to bring together sharpest young minds in India to take on the heat of the toughest business quiz in India. Youth is a key audience cluster which the Tata Group is focusing its communication at and Tata Crucible is one of the key initiatives towards this engagement.
In a commissioned research Tata Crucible Campus Quiz has been judged highest rated ground quiz by the students of participating colleges.
Divij and Leo, who secured the First Prize received a cash prize of Rs. 75,000 along with goodies. Vishnu and Chetan received Rs. 35,000 along with goodies for the Second Prize.
‘It was a good quiz with strong competition. We managed to score consistently and build a 450 point lead. Next target is to win the Zonals and move to the National Finale. All the rounds will be telecast on Times Now in due course of time’, said the winning teams.
Three Teams from IIM Indore in Top Five in BLoC Case Contest
Three teams from IIM Indore successfully bagged positions in the top five teams of Business on Line Case Competition (BLoC) held during January 5-21, 2018. The results were declared on February 7; and team consisting of Ritika Kohli and Samyak Ponangi (IPM 2014-19) won the First Runner-up Position while Ravjot Sachdeva and Nishant Verma (both PGP 2017-19) bagged the Second Runner-up Position. The third team with members Vazirani Sushmita Gopal and Vaibhav Kavtiyal (both PGP 2017-19) secured the Fourth Runner-up Position. BLoC is a case study challenge wherein a case related to a current problem faced by a well-known company is provided on the BLoC website almost every month and solutions invited from participants. This case dealt with how Lever Ayush should position itself in the current market environment where Patanjali and other brands in the Natural segment are enjoying large market shares.
Competing with many teams from prestigious B-Schools across the country, IIM Indore’s three teams bagged positions in the top five.The runner-ups received vouchers of Rs. 7500 from Hidesign.
The teams mentioned that it was a good learning experience and was truly enjoyable. The case was a real life example and it did help the teams put their theoretical knowledge to use. This also helped us gain insights about how theory and practice come together to provide viable solutions, the teams said.
IPM Students Shine at SRCC Business Conclave 2018
A team of IPM students consisting of Aradhya Vats and Deepesh Dargar (both IPM 2015-20 batch) participated in the Anthropos Kapital—HR Consulting Event held during SRCC Business Conclave 2018 during February 3-7, 2018 and bagged the First Runner Up position. Competing with over 370 teams from various colleges across the nation, the team went through multiple elimination round and qualified for the final round held at Sri Ram College of Commerce. The team received cash prize for the same.
IIM Indore’s Team Wins HUL LIME Season 9
IIM Indore team comprising of Aishwarya Saraswat (PGP 2016-18), Divyansh Sahu (IPM 2013-18) and Nehal Bhatia (PGP 2016-18) went through an exhilarating experience to finally emerge as the winners of HUL LIME Season 9. The final rounds were conducted in Delhi on January 12, 2018. LIME (Lessons in Marketing Excellence) is one of the country’s most popular B-School competitions and is conducted by HUL in association with CNBC TV 18. The competition gives students a chance to work on real life business challenges. Competing with teams from around 18 B-schools, IIM Indore team won Rs. 10 Lakh as prize money. LIME proved to be an enriching experience for the team, where they not only got the opportunity to apply their theoretical concepts to 3 very diverse case studies; but also pitch their ideas to some of the leading stalwarts from the industry. IIM Indore congratulates the team for its achievement.
IIM Indore Team Wins Pinnacle 2017
IIM Indore team ‘3Marketeers’ comprising of Rhea Nair (IPM 2013-18), Palarapu Pavan Kumar (PGP 2016-18) and Tigiripalli Hemanth Raj (PGP 2016-18) won Pinnacle 2017 on December 8, 2017. The competition kicked off on November 18 and the final results were declared in December. Pinnacle is a national level marketing case study competition wherein teams from selected premier B-schools in India compete to become the best marketing minds in the country. The case allotted this year was redefining the positioning strategy for Allen Solly in the midst of changing apparel industry scenario with international retailers’ entry and rise in e-commerce. Top 10 teams from all over India were selected based on the strategies suggested in the preliminary round. In the national round, the teams had to prove themselves by convincing the panel of judges regarding the challenges involved in the implementation of the proposed solution. Top 3 teams were awarded rewards and certificates. IIM Indore team was announced as the national winner after grueling the teams about their solutions. The winners were rewarded with a prize money of Rs.1,00,000/-.
In response to winning the competition the team mentioned their USP as ‘Each of us were like different pieces of a jigsaw puzzle which when put together fit perfectly. Pinnacle provided us the opportunity to apply the class-room concepts to real-life marketing challenges and come up with solutions. Overall it was a wholesome experience that enriched our knowledge of the industry and gave us memories that we can cherish for a lifetime.’
IIM Indore congratulates the team for its achievements.
IIM Indore Team Wins First Runner-up Position at Steel-a-thon 2017
IIM Indore team consisting of Anunita Raghu, Poorva Tripathi, Prahallada P and Shruti Maheshwari (all from PGP 2016-18) won the First Runner-up position at the coveted Steel-a-thon 2017. The final round of the competition was conducted on November 27, 2017.
Steel-a-thon is Tata Steel’s Annual Business Challenge Competition conducted across premier B-Schools. This year’s edition was the fourth season of the competition, and the Grand Finale was in Kolkata. Students were required to choose one case study across domains of Corporate Strategy, Marketing & Sales, Corporate Social Responsibility, HRM, Supply Chain & Logistics. Campus winners competed at the Grand Finale, presenting their ideas to the leadership of Tata Steel. IIM Indore team worked on the corporate strategy domain and won the Campus Round with Rs. 30,000/- as prize money.
Campus Winners then took part in the Grand Finale, which had 16 teams from various B-schools. Each of the teams were mentored by Tata Steel’s leadership for this round. IIM Indore team received the First Runner-up position and won a cash prize of Rs.1,50,000/- (One lakh fifty thousand only).
The Institute congratulates the team for their achievement.
IIM Indore Team Wins Google Online Marketing Challenge 2017—(Adwords Campaign) Asia Pacific Region
IIM Indore PGP participants team under the mentorship of Professor Rajendra Nargundkar, Faculty, IIM Indore won the Google Online Marketing Challenge 2017 on August 7, 2017. The team consisted of Kalaivani G, Swathika S, Chandran M, Akshaya S, Sadhana P and Mathan Kumar V.
IIM Indore team was selected among the top fifteen Semi Finalists from each region, followed by being selected in the top five. The team finally got selected in the Regional and Global Winner Categories among America, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific. The winners were selected by the independent Global Academic Panel which reviewed the AdWords Pre-Campaign and Post-Campaign Reports of the top five Finalist teams in each region.
Hence competing with around 12,000 students from over 65 countries, the IIM Indore team was the winner for Asia Pacific Region under Adwords Certification category.
PGP 2 Participants Win 1st Runner-Up Position in Reserve Bank of India Policy Challenge 2017
Recently graduated PGP 2 participants Divyanshu, Nehal Makhija, Surabhi Sharma and Smriti Jyoti (PGP 2015-17) represented the Institute in the zonal round of RBI (Reserve Bank of India) Policy Challenge 2017 held on January 31, 2017 at RBI, Pune and won the competition. The students then represented the Institute at National Level at RBI Central office, Mumbai from west zone in last week of March. The competition dealt with representing Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Recommendations based on demonetization effects and current Inflation targeting framework in front of the jury consisting of deputy governors of RBI, chief economist Arvind Subramanian, other dignitaries and journalists. The team secured the 1st Runner-Up position and received a cash prize of Rs.50000 along with citations.
IIM Indore’s PGP Participants Win YES Bank Scholarship
PGP Participants Lal Chand Poonia and Shruti Aran have won the YES Bank Scholarship under YES ASPIRE to Innovate. This thought leadership initiative rewards 30 exceptional scholars every year for their entrepreneurial vision, leadership qualities, holistic academic performance and above all the passion to excel. Shruti and Lal Chand received a scholarship worth Rs. 2 Lakhs and mentorship by YES BANK Leaders. Additionally, the winners also received Pre-Placement Interviews (PPIs) from YES BANK, access to key YES BANK Knowledge Reports and the opportunity to attend select Knowledge Events by YES BANK.
Priyatham Swamy (PGP 2015-17) Wins First Runner-Up position in BLoC Case
PGP (2015-17) participant Priyatham Swamy won the First Runner-Up position in the Business Line on Campus Case in February 2017. The case dealt with identifying the challenges faced by NetFlix—a US-based online video streaming company, which recently entered India as a part of its global expansion strategy. Priyatham received gift vouchers worth Rs.7500/- from Hidesign.
IIM Indore Teams Win Regional Round of TATA Crucible—The Campus Quiz 2017
Competing with teams consisting of over 600 students, IIM Indore’s students team consisting of Avijeet Boparai and Leo Francis (PGP) bagged the Championship for the TATA Crucible—The Campus Quiz 2017. The winning team received Rs. 75,000 as the cash prize. The Runner-up position was also bagged by IIM Indore’s students namely Arjun Bansal and Chandra Goyal, who received a cash prize of Rs. 35,000.
IIM Indore IPM Students Win EY Business Conclave
IIM Indore’s IPM participants namely Anshuman Singh, Sanya Singh Thakur and Shubham Kushwaha (IPM 2013-18) won the Second Runner-up Position in the EY Business Conclave event—‘Marketmania’ held on February 7-9, 2017. The event took place at Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi.
IIM Indore Students Win 2nd Runner-up Position in HUL Lime
IIM Indore’s student team comprising of Soumya Loomba, Ankita Jena and Zeba Kamal bagged the 2nd Runner-up position in the Hindustan Unilever Limited Lessons in Marketing Excellence (HUL LIME) Season 8. The competition was held on January 13, 2017. IIM Indore’s team received a cash prize of Rs. 1 Lakh for their achievement.
IIM Indore Students Win Reliance The Ultimate Pitch
IIM Indore’s students’ team ICCSP (Integrated Closed Campus Solution Platform) comprising of Abhijeet Mishra, Apoorv Mittal, Vivek Kumar (IPM 2017 Batch ) and Yellamati Rahul Sundeep (PGP 2015-17) bagged the First Runner-up Position in the Reliance—The Ultimate Pitch, a competition for pitching business ideas organized by Reliance. The team received a cash prize of Rs. 1.5 Lakh.
IIM Indore PGP-Mumbai Students Bring Laurels to the Institute
IIM Indore’s Mumbai Campus PGP students’ team—DePaSh consisting of Debanand Majhi, Seepana Pavan Kumar and Shashank Prajapati bagged the First Runner-up Position in ‘Battle of Brands’ conducted at IIM Ahmedabad during the Annual Marketing Fest. The competition was held on October 2, 2016.
The event Battle of Brands was an ambush marketing strategy campaign and had three rounds. In first rounds, IIM Indore’s team designed a campaign for Sony to ambush Hotstar’s efforts and in the later rounds the team was asked to change the roles and create marketing strategies that can ambush the Sony efforts which was followed by social media war. During this, the team’s motive was to protect Hotstar from brand defamation by launching creating ambush marketing online. Competing with around 1200 teams from across the nation, IIM Indore’s team received the First Runner-Up Prize.
IIM Indore congratulates the team for its achievement.
Subhendu Pattnaik (FPM (I)) Receives the Top 100 Most Influential Marketers Award 2016
Fellow Programme in Management—Industry (FPM-I) participant Subhendu Pattnaik has won the Top 100 Most Influential Marketers Award 2016 by the World Marketing Congress and CMO Asia. Subhendu was also invited as a moderator and speak for a Panel Discussion on the topic ‘The Intersection of Content Marketing and Social Media: A Corporate Perspective’.
EPGP Participants Secure National Runner-up Position at ‘Beyond the Case’ by IIMA
EPGP 2016-17 participants—Ayush Khaitan and Himanshu Makkar brought laurels to the Institute by securing the National Runner-up position in ‘Beyond the Case’ competition organized by Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM A).
The competition witnessed more than 500 participants from top business schools across the nation. The competition had three rounds—first round was a case based problem for a product/service, the second round was the concept round for marketing promotion program for a product and a poster making competition. IIM Indore’s team made it to the final round along with six other teams, who were asked to present their concept to the panel of judges.
Ayush and Himanshu won the Nation Runner-up position and received citations and a cash prize of Rs. 20,000.
IIM Indore Student Team Secures the National Runner-up Position in Nestle 4Ps Challenge Contest
Making the Institute proud, IIM Indore’s student team comprising of Kanish Aggarwal, Mugdha Kabra and Pulkit More bagged the National Runner-up Position in the Nestle 4Ps Challenge Contest conducted by Nestle on November 25, 2016. The event was held at Nestle’s head office in Gurgaon.
The competition had two rounds—the first was conducted on November 18, 2016 after which the team qualified to the final round held on November 23, 2016 and reached the top five.
The final round focused on sales and marketing case on developing go-to-market strategy for Maggi HotHeads. The team received Rs. 60,000 for the National Runner-up position along with PPIs.
IIM Indore’s Student R Jaikarthik Wins National Level Summer Competition by FMS-IRM
PGP student R Jaikarthik won the Best Summer Project—Spardha 2016 conducted by FMS-IRM during the 14th Annual National Level Summer Project Presentation Competition. The competition was held on November 25-26, 2016 at FMS-IRM Campus, Jaipur.
Competing with a total of 35 National finalists from premier B schools,
Jaikarthik’s Project Presentation on the topic—‘The Development of Dr. Fixit Shoppe Concept (in Tamil Nadu)’ bagged the First Prize in the discipline of Marketing and Digital Marketing . He also received a cash prize of Rs. 21,000.
IIM Indore PGP Students Win ‘Steelathon’ By Tata
IIM Indore’s PGP students team—Super Estimators comprising of Ankita Jena, Bhaskar Das, Soumya Loomba and Zeba Kamal won the First Position in the Steelathon conducted by Tata Steel.
The event is a business case challenge which is conducted annually. After qualifying the campus round, IIM Indore’s team reached the finals and competed with teams from 15 B-schools and bagged the first position.
The team received a trophy and a prize money of Rs. 2.5 Lakhs.
Gunajit Brahma (PGP 2010-12) Shares His Views on His Venture-Jeev Anksh Eco Products
IIM Indore’s PGP Students Receive 2nd Runner-Up Position in The Hero Challenge
Dangerous Divas—a team of PGP participants—Ritika Maheshwari, Sonakshi Samar and Sonam have won ‘The Hero Challenge Season 2’ contest conducted by Hero MotoCorp during September-November, 2016. The National Final Round was conducted on November 8, 2016 at Delhi. Competing with 533 teams registered in the Scenario Planning Exercise and after stringent rounds, IIM Indore’s team reached the Grand Finale and bagged the Second Runner-up Prize along with a trophy and cash prize of Rs. 75,000.
FPM (Industry) Participant Sudhir Vijayakumar Madhugiri Wins the General Management & HR Track in NITIE’s Avartan
Adding another laurel to the IIM Indore’s student achievements; Sudhir Vijayakumar Madhugiri (FPM—Industry Batch 2015) won the First prize in the General Management and HR Track at Avartan 2016—a fest conducted by the National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai (NITIE). During the event, the participants were supposed to present their projects which were judged by an elite jury panel consisting of stalwarts from industry and academia. Sudhir’s project pertained to how change management was affected in a large software services delivery programme in context of a multi-year contract renewal.
Subhendu Pattnaik Wins Outstanding Corporate Citizen Award
Fellow Programme in Management – Industry (FPM-I) participant Subhendu Pattnaik won the prestigious Outstanding Corporate Citizen Award for Marketing & Strategy 2016 by Management Teachers Consortium Global (MTCG) on September 17, 2016, held at ISME, Bangalore. The award honors exceptional leaders from across the world for their stellar contribution in helping build the entrepreneurship ecosystem in their own fields. Subhendu was selected for the category – Marketing & Strategy for his modest contribution in building a huge group of 2000+ marketers on LinkedIn online community, creating physical meet-up groups of entrepreneurs and startups in Hyderabad, Pune and Bangalore with a consolidated total of over 1800+ marketing enthusiasts and conducting meetings on regular basis to identify the marketing challenges these entrepreneurs are facing and helping to solve them.
PGP Students Among Top 10 Finalist for RMAI Awards
The Rural Management Marketing Association of India (RMAI) and Ayurvet Limited conducted ‘The 10th Annual Ayurvet RMAI Awards for Best Summer Projects In Rural Marketing’ in August, 2016. PGP student Jaikarthik R’s project ‘Development of Dr. Fixit Shoppe Concept (Tamil Nadu – Tier 2/3 Towns)’ and Abhinav Ryakala & Nehanjali Srinivasan’s project ‘Sales & Service network of Massey Ferguson Harvesters in South Indian Markets’ have made it to the Top 10 of the awards.
Ajinkya Mahajan, PGP Student Selected for BRICS Shanghai Summer School
Ajinkya Mahajan, a PGP Batch 2015-17 participant has been selected for the BRICS Shanghai Summer School at Fudan University. He is among the only 5 people carefully chosen from India and about 50 people from across the BRICS nations. The Shanghai Summer School (BRICS Program) 2016 by Fudan University aims to provide students and young researchers from BRICS countries an opportunity to understand BRICS in a better way.
IIM Indore’s IPM Student Kabir Jain Wins SBI Award
IIM Indore’s IPM Student Kabir Jain won consolation prize in the National Level Essay Kabir_Jain-WinsSBI Award Writing Competition organized by State Bank of India (SBI) under its celebration of the Vigilance Week, on the topic ‘Preventive Vigilance as a Tool of Good Governance’. Kabir has also received a cash prize of Rs. 3000.
IIM Indore Student Team Wins Second Prize at a B-Plan Event by NMIMS
IIM Indore’s three students namely Aaradhya Singhal, Kamala Priya Mukkamala and Tanya Mihirkumar Shah, mentored by Professor Siddhartha K. Rastogi of IIM Indore won second position in a B-Plan event titled ‘What an Idea, Sirjee which was organized by Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) as a part of its annual fest, Vaayu. The team received certificates for the same.
IIM Indore’s Students Win Nomura Investment Bank Case Study Competition
IIM Indore’s students Prakhar Gupta and Shrey Singh won the Nomura Investment Bank Case Study Competition which was held on December 1, 2015. Both received MacBook Air as the prize.
FPM Participants Rashmi Shukla and Prasenjit Chakrabarti Win the Best Paper Award at COSMAR15
IIM Indore’s two FPM Participants- Rashmi Shukla and Prasenjit Chakrabarti received the best paper awards at the 15th Consortium of Students in Management Research (COSMAR15) conference, organized by Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore on November 24-25, 2015.
IIM Indore’s FPM(I) Participant, Subhendu Pattnaik Receives the Global Marketing Leaders 2015 Award
FPM (Industry) participant Subhendu Pattnaik won the prestigious Top 100 Most Influential Global Marketing Leaders 2015 award by World Marketing Congress and CMO Asia. The event was held at Hotel Taj Lands End in Mumbai on November 28, 2015. Subhendu was also invited to be a part of the panel discussion which was held on the theme: ‘The Paradigm Shift –Globalization to Personalization.’
Shruti Choudhary and Shalini Bhardwaj, PGP Students; win IBS-BLoC Case Study Contest
IIM Indore PGP (Batch 2014-16) students Shruti Choudhary and Shalini Bhardwaj won the first IBS-BLoC Case Study Contest, presented by Hidesign. Competing with over 50 teams from a variety of B-schools, including IIM-A, IIM-B and ISB, IIM Indore team won the first prize and received gift vouchers worth 25,000 INR from premium leather goods brand.
Mathews Mathews, (PGP 2014-16) Wins Best Management Student Award at 14th MMA
Mathews Mathews, a PGP student of IIM Indore won the Best Management Student Award at Chanakya- The Management Competition held as a part of the 14th Madras Management Association (MMA) All India Management Students Convocation 2015 conducted in association with The Hindu Business Line.
IIM Indore’s Research Scholar’s Book Published by Scholar’s Press of Germany
A book by IIM Indore’s Research Scholar Avik Sinha namely, “Capital Market Returns, Utility Price, and Exchange Rate Movements: Evidences from India after Credit Crisis in 2008” has been published by Scholars’ Press, Germany.
IIM Indore’s Cases Ranked among Top 10 in ISB-Ivey Global Case Competition-2015
Two IIM Indore cases have been ranked among the top 10 submissions for the ISB-Ivey Global Case Competition 2015, and have been selected for Honourable Mention and Publication as co-branded ISB-Ivey Cases. This includes one Business Case written by FPM Participant Bishakha Majumdar and PGP alumnus Rudranil Chakrabortty on the topicBuilding the Ark: Redesigning Workforce Composition at Powertech India. The second case by Professor Patturaja Selvaraj and Mr. Mitesh Gangar of Ernst &Young is about Scaling an Indian Startup: The Chronicles of Deltecs InfoTech.
IIM Indore Alums’ Startup—VOW CarClinic Secures Angel Funding
VOW CarClinic, a car servicing and repair startup, founded by IIM Indore alumni—Harmeet Hora and Abhishek Menon; has raised an undisclosed amount in angel funding from Mr. Vishal Malik, Founder and Director of Gemini Solutions. VOW CarClinic, operated by Gurgaon-based GreyHair Ventures Pvt Ltd, is a marketplace for end-to-end car servicing/repair needs in the offline-to-online consumer internet space. In the last four months, the startup has scaled-up its operations to four more cities in NCR (Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad) and has witnessed 10x fold increase in revenues. Currently, Harmeet and Abhishek are planning to expand their operations in other major cities including Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai.
Saumitra Agarwal’s (PGP 2005-07) Startup Talkoot Selected in FBStart Programme
IIM Indore’s alum- Saumitra Agarwal’s (PGP 2005-07) startup—Talkoot has been selected by Facebook for its early-stage startup mentorship programme—FBStart. The startup will receive credits up to $40,000 and free tools and services from Facebook and its more than 30 partners including Amazon, UserTesting, Dropbox, and MailChimp. Besides partners, the startup will also get free access to more than 25 services including open source tools like React Native, FB Login and Account Kit and App Analytics.
Akshay Mehta’s (PGP 2014-16) Startup Heartonnect Selected in Facebook FBStart Programme
‘Heartonnect’ established by IIM Indore’s alumni Akshay Mehta (PGP 2014-16) has been selected by Facebook for its FBStart Programme. Heartonnect is a mobile based socializing platform launched on the Android’s Play Store in the month of October 2016. Heartonnect is a buddy finder or a date finder application that connects its users anonymously on a real-time basis via VOIP calling technology. After the initial anonymous interaction, the users have the option to reveal their identity. The startup would be receiving $40,000 worth of credits and services from Facebook.
FPM Participant Anupama Sharma Received Best Research Paper Award
IIM Indore’s alumna Anupama Sharma (Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)-Batch 2010) received the Best Research Paper Award (Second Runner Up) at the 4th Conference of the Indian Academy of Management. The conference was held at Noida Campus of IIM Lucknow on December 11-13, 2015. Anupama’s paper titled Work Engagement: A Framework to Analyze Micro Level Individual Outcomes won the Second Runner Up position for the Best Research Paper Award. She also received 25,000 INR as the prize money.
IIM Indore Wins IIM Raipur-ET Cases Award
Abhinav Goel, IIM Indore’s PGP alumnus (1998-2000), Senior Director, India Ratings & Research Pvt. Ltd., along with Professor Ganesh Kumar Nidugala, Dean Academics, IIM Indore; won the ‘IIM Raipur-ET Cases Award’ for showcasing a futuristic and progressive idea through the case presented at the 2nd Global Summit on Management Cases held at Raipur on February 5-6, 2016. The conference was organized by IIM Raipur in collaboration with ET Cases. IIM Indore’s case titled ‘Natural Gas Pricing in India, 2014: Is the Hike Justified?’ won this Award.
IIM Indore takes pride in announcing that 45 students of IPM who represented the Institute at UDGHOSH 2013— the Sports Festival of IIT Kanpur during September 26-29, 2013 won the following medals:
Basketball – 2nd Runner Up (Women)
|Ayushi Agarwal (IPM 2013-2018)||Pallavi Kakkar (IPM 2011-2016)|
|Kamala Priya (IPM 2013-2018)||Paridhi Jindal (IPM 2011-2016)|
|Malvika Tayal (IPM 2011-2016)||Priyanka Suryawanshi (IPM 2013-2018)|
|Monika Pindiga (IPM 2012-2017)||Revant Sindhu (IPM 2012-2017)|
|Nikita Dugar (IPM 2011-2016)||Vishnu Priya (IPM 2013-2018)|
Chess: Player of the Tournament
Priya Jaiswal (IPM 2013-2018) was adjudged the Player of The Tournament in the Chess competition at IIT Kanpur.