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|
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 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.