Furthering innovation and practice through partherships

Strong partnerships to further innovation and practice

One particular area where industry-academia partnership is important especially where it concerns imparting training is financial and capital markets practices. Thus, we were delighted when the National Stock Exchange chose us to deliver on their commitment to investor education by setting up the NSE-ISB Trading Lab. The lack of such collaborations earlier had deprived students of opportunities to learn in an environment that combines real world applications with conceptual rigor. Industry on the other hand, has not benefited from the cutting edge research that can potentially emanate from academia. The association between the NSE and ISB, is an ambitious attempt to fill this gap.

Chitra Ramkrishna, MD & CEO, NSE said, “We are very proud to be associated with the Indian School of Business. I am confident that this partnership will help us to leverage our strengths to create an investment lab, which will help investors, intermediaries and students understand the importance of asset allocation, financial planning and risk management, through meaningful research, working papers and case studies on the markets.''

Humanist Institute for Cooperation and the Ford Foundation

ISB received support from Dutch organization Hivos (Humanist Institute for Cooperation) and the Ford Foundation, under their Rainfed Agriculture Consortium Fund. In 2014, the Fund supported setting up of the research infrastructure at ISB with a grant of €177,000, to be followed up with more funding in the following years. The project involves understanding the factors that lead to more sustainable and more productive agriculture at scale, and to identify the appropriate architecture of public investments and policies that produce the right mix of incentives for rain fed farmers. Read more