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)
|2015-17||Modi Dhruv Vikram|
Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives-Mumbai (PGPMX-Mumbai)
|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 Malik|
IIM Indore Team Bags 2nd Runner-up Position in Airtel iCreate
IIM Indore Team comprising of Saikumar U and Subhavignesh Neelakandan (both PGP 2018-20) won the Second Runner-up Position in Airtel iCreate Product Finale 2019. The much sought after competition saw participation from 1400+ students from India’s leading B schools, who battled it out for a slot in the top 15 teams. Airtel’s product leadership assessed the finalists thoroughly to narrow down to the final 5 teams who fought tooth and nail for the top 3 positions. The team proposed a new scalable and minimum capex business model for FTTH broadband service deployment across India. IIM Indore’s Team- ‘Team 7’ received the 2nd Runner-up position and a prize money of Rs. 75,000.
IIM Indore congratulates the team for its achievement.
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.
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 Alumnus SP Siddharth Kaushal to Receive 7th G Files Governance Award 2019
IIM Indore Alumnus Siddharth Kaushal (PGP 2007-2009), District Superintendent of Police (SP) will become the first police officer from Andhra Pradesh to receive the ‘7th G Files Governance Award 2019’. This award is given to a civil servant for peerless performance and integrity. The award function will take place in Delhi at Civil Services Officers’ Institute on December 12, 2019. The Award is constituted by G Files Magazine, a national magazine on bureaucracy and governance. The project (for which the G-files Governance Award is being given) has been selected by Bureau of Police Research & Development, New Delhi for consideration under the National Police Mission for nationwide implementation.
He had recently also won the Skoch Award 2019, another national award. IIM Indore congratulates Siddharth for this achievement and wishes him best of luck for his future endeavours.
IIM Indore Alumni Receive Awards for Branding in Top Reality Shows
Atlamash Aslam (PGP 2015) and Kartik Sudarshan (PGP 2009) have been the brand managers for some of the best reality shows on the Indian television. The team has marketed popular television shows like The Kapil Sharma Show, Kaun Banega Crorepati, Indian Idol and Super Dancer to its credit. The marketing campaign put for KBC 2017 made big waves in the industry. The tag line—‘Jawab dene ka waqt aa gaya hai’ was so brilliantly thought of—to intelligently mark brand connect for the ‘aam aadmi’.
The team has been honored with a number of awards recently for the marketing campaign of KBC 2017:
-Best integrated marketing strategy, best relaunch of a programme, best creative entertainment and media at Exchange4media awards
-Best print creative at Content Marketing Summit and awards CMO Asia
-Gold Medal – Golden Award of Montreux, 2018
-Gold – Promotions at ACEF (Asian COnsumer Engagement Forum) Awards
-Best Design (Print) Content Marketing Awards
-Experiential Media Brands – KBC 9, Gold @ DigiXX Awards
Himanshu Bhatia’s (EPGP 2016-17) Debut Novel Just Married Missed Released
IIM Indore added one more name to the Institute’s alumni authors with the release of ‘Just Married Missed’—a debut novel by Himanshu Bhatia (EPGP 2016-17).
‘Just Married Missed!’ is the journey of a practical arranged crush, chased by crazy filmy love. Sharing the storyline, Himanshu said, ‘Siddharth (Sid) is an ambitious perfectionist. He wants to go up the corporate ladder at a faster pace than his age, and is doing pretty well. In his matrimonial search, Sid meets Shreya, who herself is an IIM graduate and very career oriented. He finds Shreya the epitome of the ‘Beauty with Brains’ tag and develops a crush on her almost instantly.
Shreya and Sid are going steady towards what looks like a ‘soon to be married’ state, but when has life been that simple! On her way to Bangkok for her friend’s bachelorette party, Shreya meets Shivam Malhotra, an IITian, with a living flirting tiger inside him. While Shivam’s cheesy lines ignite hatred in Shreya, it’s only the beginning of a story that doesn’t end in Thailand.’
Himanshu, who developed a passion for writing receiving appreciation from family, friends and colleagues, mentioned that he had written more than half of the first draft of the book when he took admission in EPGP. ‘The beautiful campus provided me the perfect surrounding to finish the draft and get the book into final shape’, he said.
Starting in 2015, Himanshu has spent more than 30 months in finishing this novel. ‘First book is very special in every author’s life and so is the case with me. This book has helped me come a long way from short poetry to a 230 odd page novel. I hope this would provide me the platform that would let me continue expressing my thoughts through the ink and influence the society positively’, he said.
Himanshu’s book is now available online on Amazon.in.
The Institute congratulates Himanshu for his novel and wishes him luck for all the future endeavors.
Alum Ajinkya Mahajan (PGP 2015-17) Represents India at 19th World Festival of Youth and Students
The 19th World Festival of Youth and Students, which is going to take place in Moscow/Sochi, Russia from October 14-22, 2017—will unite 20,000 young leaders from more than 150 countries. IIM Indore’s alum Ajinkya Mahajan (PGP 2015-17) is a member of the Team India Delegation this year. The selection was done by World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) and BRICS International Forum. There was a multi-step application procedure consisting of profile screenings, statement of purpose and participation field. Competing with more than 1300 applicants, Ajinkya made it to the 103 membered Indian Team.
IIM Indore’s Alum’s Venture Receives USDA-Europe Certification for Organic Products
IIM Indore’s alum Mudit Consul (PGP 2005) recently launched (USDA – USA and NATRUE – Europe standards) range of baby and family care products under his brand—‘Life & Pursuits’ in June 2017. ‘Life & Pursuits belongs to his company Consul Nature Elements Global Pvt Ltd, which also owns a non-profit foundation launched in 2016. The organization has a social mission towards creating a natural, safer and toxin-free world for everyone. The organization is also actively involved in educating parents about hazardous and toxic chemicals in lives (food, air, water, personal care products, toys, etc.) so that they can make well-informed and healthy choices about their lifestyle. In addition, the organization also create awareness against false / misleading claims made by product companies for their ulterior motives through our CAMPAIGN SAFE CHILDHOOD’. IIM Indore congratulates Mudit for his achievement and appreciates the social welfare activities undertaken by his venture.
IIM Indore’s Alum Anupam Dasgupta’s Novel—From Yesterday Released
Adding another achievement in the Institute’s list; Alum Anupam Dasgupta, (PGP 2003-2005) got his second novel—‘From Yesterday’ launched in March 2017. The novel is a romance fiction with its storyline full of interesting tit-bits involving tarot cards, Chicago’s picturesque locales and Latin Dancing. Anupam’s first novel titled ‘Salsa’ was released in 2013. The book was subsequently re-published in 2014 as ‘Salsa-World is a Small Place’ and appeared in leading book fairs across the country, with a good fan following and readership, particularly in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujrat, West Bengal, Orissa and Tamil Nadu.
FPM Alumna Anita Sharma Receives Award of Excellence by Haryana Government
Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) alumna Anita Sharma (Batch 2016) was conferred with Award of Excellence by Bharatiya Grameen Mahila Sangh (BGMS) with Haryana Women Development Corporation, Government of Haryana, on International Women’s Day. She received this award for her social initiatives for people with disabilities.
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.