JumpStartIndia@ISB projects discuss Post-COVID Economic Recovery: Final presentations for JSI projects concludes at ISB

By Team Marcomm May 07, 2021

May 7, 2021: ISB faculty, researchers and students of PGP cohort participated in the virtual “Final Presentation Conclave” organised by the Indian School of Business under its Jumpstart India programme (JSI), a unique initiative to steer India’s post-COVID economic recovery.  

Started in May 2020, JSI has incorporated 45+ projects involving more than 30 faculty members and 300 ISB students to help the central and state governments with key policy decisions in eight priority areas of national significance, including informal economy, healthcare, remote work institutionalisation and agriculture. The conclave focused on student teams and researchers who had contributed to diverse research projects spread across the country, presented the progress of their respective pursuits, thereby developing frameworks.

The presentations shared details of ongoing projects like those based on food-grain procurement in Punjab during pandemic; Pulse- an e- governance based project in Andhra Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh; attracting investments in Tamil Nadu; mentorship-based model for meritorious students in Punjab; forest produce procurement in Jharkhand; developing an eco-system on remote work in India; and distribution of COVID vaccine in India, among others.  

Professor Ashwini Chhatre, Executive Director, Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP) and one of the architects of this initiative, appreciated the collective effort of the ISB faculty and students to volunteer at the time of this unprecedented crisis, in helping the government and private sector devise effective recovery plans. He further added that various projects, in collaboration with the governments of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, have grown from short-term projects under JSI, as their success has prompted public agencies for long-term research-based projects that can help states in the post-covid era. Other state governments too, he added, have approached ISB for specific collaborations under the JSI umbrella.

Digital Identity Research Initiative (DIRI), Executive Director, Professor Bhagwan Chowdhry, who has been involved with JSI since inception, said that many projects based on financial inclusion have also been initiated under the JSI programme and would go a long way in stabilising the economy. He advised students to always continue their journey as researchers and contribute towards the socio-economic development in the country.

Professor Chandrasekhar Sripada, Clinical Professor in Organisation Behaviour area at ISB added that their team working on the topic ‘Institutionalizing Remote Work’ will be coming out with a comprehensive report on Developing an Eco-System for Remote Work in the country.

Dr Aarushi Jain, Associate Director, BIPP, valued the commitment shown by students and researchers for these voluntary projects, despite challenges posed by quarantine and lockdown disruptions.

ISB’s JumpStartIndia initiative has harnessed the expertise and experience of ISB’s students, coupled with the intellectual leadership of its faculty, into projects to address challenges of national significance. The initiative has created an impact and has helped governments through evidence- based policy suggestions that will go a long way in managing the Post-COVID recovery. Details of JumpStartIndia@ISB initiative are available at: JSI website.


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The Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global business school offering world class management education to professionals at its two LEED rated green building campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. A rich and vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, robust academic partnerships, thriving alumni network, and backing of an influential board and guidance of industry’s thought leadership has enabled ISB to fast emerge and consolidate itself as a premier global business school in the emerging markets. The school is also one of the largest providers of executive education in Asia and the most research-productive Indian management institution.

The school, over the last twenty years has grown at a rapid pace and has earned several prestigious accolades. ISB is the youngest business school to consistently rank among the top global MBA programmes. In December 2019 Poets & Quants gave ISB an integrated ranking of #16 worldwide across FT, Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek. The resident faculty is ranked in the top 25 globally in terms of per capita research productivity in the leading global management journals.  ISB had the honour of receiving accreditations from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). ISB gains the unique distinction of becoming the 100th business school in the world to achieve the coveted ‘Triple Crown’ accreditations- AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. ISB envisions to become an internationally top-ranked, research-driven, and independent management institute that grooms future leaders for India and the world. To know more about ISB, please visit: www.isb.edu.