1. Digital Identity Research Initiative (DIRI) at ISB and National University of Singapore (NUS) studied the demand for MGNREGA pre- and post-linkage to Aadhaar to assess whether such a biometric linkage is useful to assist the rural poor in tiding over tough times.
  2. The study outcomes focus on the need to have research-based inputs in policy so that distress alleviation can take place at the grassroots level. Read more in Economic Times
  3. The Max Institute of Healthcare Management at ISB hosted the Thought Leadership Summit 2019 at the Mohali campus. This day-long summit was organised in association with the Healthcare Executive magazine around the theme ‘Redefining the Healthcare Cost-curve’. The summit featured two panel discussions and three case studies with keynote addresses by Dr V K Paul, Member, NITI Aayog and Alok Kumar, Advisor (Health and Nutrition), NITI Aayog. Read more in Hindustan Times | Times of India
  4. Nupur Pavan Bang of Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at ISB suggests policy mechanism to make CSR legislation effective. Read the story on the need to make CSR act more effective at corporates in Business Today
  5. Read about ISB’s Advanced Management Programme in Business Analytics (AMPBA) and why it is important in today’s age with the rise of data science and analytics. Read more here
  6. Graduation ceremony of the Advancement Management Programmes in the areas of Healthcare, Public Policy, Infrastructure, and Manufacturing took place on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The Chief Guest of the ceremony Rajinder Gupta, Chairman Trident Group, handed over the certificates to the students. Rajendra Pawar, Member ISB Executive Board and Rajendra Srivastava Dean ISB were also present at the occasion. Read the news in Tribune | Hindustan Times | cityairnews
  7. Maharashtra Governor called for a meeting to discuss the findings of a report on nutricereals prepared by the Indian School of Business, under the leadership Prof Ashwini Chhatre, Academic Director of the Bharati Institute of Public Policy. The meeting which had ministers for agriculture, women and child development, tribal development and food and civil supplies decided to formulate a policy for promoting cultivation and consumption of nutricereals. Read more in Business Standard | Sarkaritel | Devdiscourse
  8. Even though consumer interest in ethical products has increased in recent times, a significant gap exists between what most consumers say about their intent to buy and what they actually end up buying says Ashima Sood and Sneh Singh in their article of ISBInsight. Read in Forbes
  9. Nupur Pavan Bang co-authors an article about workplaces being gender inclusive. The authors feel that though mindsets and norms that have developed over decades can’t be changed overnight, but at the same time, it is undeniable that change is not around the corner. Read more here
  10. Customer engagement rather than merely acquisition is the path to sustained value growth, says Professor TejPavan Gandhok. Read the research article from ISBInsight in Forbes
  11. 82 data science professionals from the 10th batch of Certificate Programme in Business Analytics (CBA) graduated from the Indian School of Business on Saturday. Katherine B Hadda US Consul General in Hyderabad delivered the keynote address at the graduation ceremony. Read more in Hindu Business Line | The Hindu | Telangana Today | UNI | Namaste Telangana | Sakshi | Vaartha
  12. Pledging of shares where promoters use their shares as collateral to raise money is not a new phenomenon but has become popular amongst promoters in recent years says Professor Kavil Ramachandran and Nupur Pavan Bang of Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at ISB. Read their views in Business Standard.
School in News

  1. H.E. Marten van den Berg, The Dutch Ambassador to India visited the ISB campus and interacted with the Faculty and Students. Professor Sanjay Kallapur, Deputy Dean, ISB, welcomed him and led the discussions on various areas of collaboration with Netherlands. ISB also jointly organised the ‘Dutch-India Dialogue on Trade & Technology’ with the Netherlands Business Support Office in Hyderabad. Read more in The Hindu | Hindu Business Line  |Business Standard | UNIIndia| Telangana Today |APNNews |PenNews |Prokerala| UNI
  2. Indian School of Business signed an MoU with Cisco to build India’s first truly digitally intuitive campus. The framework will allow ISB to enhance the quality of teaching and learning. Read the news in Times of India | Hindu Business Line | Financial Express | Telangana Today | Indiafinancenews | Corecomminque | Techobserver | UNI | Andhra Jyoti
  3. PGPpro Class of 2019 hosted the first edition of ‘Abhyudaya - An Awakening', a day-long conclave in New Delhi. Dean Rajendra Srivastava inaugurated the conclave. The summit saw three panel discussions with keynote address by Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman - Bharti Enterprises. Read the news in India Education Diary
  4. The Quint reached out the students of outgoing PGP Class of 2019 to know their views on Modi Government’s economic policies. Watch the story here
  5. Indian School of Business signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Pittsburgh, USA. The two academic institutions have agreed to work on joint research projects; exchange of scholarly publications and reports; share experiences in innovative teaching methods and course design; organise joint symposia, workshops and conferences; work on faculty development and exchange; exchange students. Read the news in  Times of India | The Hindu | UNI | Hindu Business Line |Telangana Today |Hans India | Eenadu | Wikiwow
  6. A detailed story in Ken tries to find out how prepared are Indian B schools to prepare their students for the changing work culture and the future. The story attempts to look beyond the placement reports and numbers and focus on the learnings measures to make managers of tomorrow. Read more here. Read more here
  7. ISB will be one of the ten prominent higher education institutes with which Microsoft will launch its AI digitals labs in the country. As a part of its three-year programme, Microsoft will support select institutions with infrastructure, curriculum and content, access to cloud and Artificial intelligence (AI) services as well as developer support. Read more in Hindu  |  Economic Times  |DNA | Financial Express | India Today | Indian Wire |
Faculty in News

  1. India’s GDP estimation process and methodology changes are not whimsical or capricious and have adequate checks and balances, says Professor Vaidyanathan. He gives his views in an article that counters the opinions provided by EX-CEA on claims of overestimation in the GDP growth. Read his views in Economic Times
  2. It is hard to understand the economic logic that made economists question the new GDP data says Professor Apoorva Javadekar. Read his opinion piece in the LiveMint
  3. “Nostalgia certainly helps a brand, but if customers don’t find value in it, then (future) generations may remember the brand but not use it," says Professor Siddharth Shekhar Singh. He gives this comment in a story that talks about how certain FMCG brands continue to carry on their legacy. Read more in Economic Times
  4. Professor Kavil Ramachandran discusses the importance of a well-crafted shareholders agreement and the need for its dynamic alignment with the organisational strategy in his co-authored opinion piece. Read the full article in Business Standard.
  5. Professor Kiran Pedada, in his opinion article, says that by forming alliances with Indian firms, foreign companies can get access to a strong distribution network and local resources to customise offerings suitable for the Indian market. Read the complete article in Fortune India
  6. Professor Apoorva Javadekar’s article in the Mint on the bank credit and GDP growth find a mention in a story that talk about Government clarifying its GDP figures after the claims of overestimation by Ex-CEA Arvind Subramanian. Read more in MoneyControl
  7. Professor Phil Zerrillo, Deputy Dean ISB talks about the possible reasons behind the increasingly large number of working professionals opting for Executive MBAs. Read the story in Hindu Business Line
  8. A research paper co-authored by Professor Ashwini Chhatre studied the effects of climate change on five major crops: finger millet, maize, pearl millet, sorghum and rice in India. The study finds out that taken together, the five grains are essential for meeting India’s nutritional needs and are more resilient to extreme weather. Read more in Eastern Mirror |Business Standard |WebIndia123 |South Asian Times
  9. Professor Rajendra Srivastava, Dean ISB shares his experiences in building the institutions and what keeps him motivated at serving the cause of education. Read his views in Careers360
  10. ‘In a world where machines will perform all manual and laborious tasks, the job roles that exist will require people who can work with data, analyse it, have critical thinking and problem-solving activities,' says Professor Milind Sohoni. He gets extensively quoted in a story that talks about the impact of emerging technologies and AI on the logistics sector. Read the story in Times of India