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ISB Mohali puts Punjab on business map

Hindustan Times talks about ISB’s Mohali campus as a change­-maker in the region, and how the School is upbeat about the tri-city’s potential and progress as a knowledge hub. Read the news here Hindustan Times

Governement Services to go online from October
ISB’s Centre for Executive Education and STRINE (Srini Raju Centre For IT and The Networked Economy)are conducting a digital training programme for officials of  the Government of Andhra Pradesh. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated the e-Pragati programme which was attended by Dean Srivastava and Professor Deepa Mani. Read the news in Indian Express | The Hindu | The Hans India
Indian School of Business launches DLabs, to incubate 50 startups this year
ISB launched the facilities for DLabs, the incubation and acceleration arm at our  Hyderabad campus yesterday. DLabs functions under the aegis of the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). Speaking at the launch Dean Srivastava said, “While there are many incubators across institutions now, the value proposition in our DLabs is its efforts in acceleration and scaling up the venture apart from its incubation”. The day also marked a Pitch Session of the ventures accelerated under the ‘ISB- SAP Jump Start’ and the ‘Envision ‘initiatives. Read the news in Hindu Business Line | Economic Times |Times of India | Telangana Today

ISB Launches Research Initiative on Aadhaar Card
The Indian School of Business (ISB) launched the Digital Identity Research Initiative (Diri) to promote an academic study of the Aadhaar card and its implications. Read the news in Times of IndiaEconomic Times | Mint
TiE-ISB Connect to focus on new business ideas 
The 12th edition of TiE-ISB Connect will be held on September 7 and 8, 2017. The two-day event titled “The Next Trillion – Where and How to Create” will focus on highlighting and deliberating on the sectors where new wealth creation opportunities exist. Read the complete information in The Hans India | | Telangana Today | The Hindu | Eenadu | Hindu Business Line

Dean's Speaker Series with Dr. VK Saraswat, member NITI Aayog 
ISB hosted Dr. VK Saraswat member NITI Aayog and an eminent scientist as a part of its Dean's Speaker Series. Dr. Saraswat spoke about Inclusive Growth: A Myth or Reality where he said, “we need to change our present policy framework. Instead of a single dimension going up the ladder on GDP we have to make it a multi-dimensional policy framework". Read the news in Times of India | The Hindu

SAP ties up with ISB for startup program in Social Enterprise
ISB and SAP Labs India are back with the Jumpstart Social Enterprise Accelerator that will support social start-ups that are developing innovative technologies to help improve the lives of common people. The programme will help 10 promising early stage and five growth stage ventures. Read the news in the Times of India | Deccan Chronicle | Financial Express | Business Standard | Economic Times | Hans India | | Hindu Business Line | BLoC | ERPINNEWS | | Andhra Bhoomi | Namaste Telegana | Asian Age | Sakshi |Outlook India | Telangana Today |World | India Finance News |Shafaqna |GadgetsNow

GMAC to sell India as MBA Destination 
ISB is the one of the nine  Indian B schools that GMAC - the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), has joined hands with, to market India as an ideal destination to do an MBA. Read the news in Economic Times | Mint

ISB & IIM - Banglore to organise doctoral consortium for B-school faculty
The Indian School of Business along with the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) have organized  the 'ISB-IIMB Doctoral Consortium on Teaching' for doctoral candidates who are about to start their careers as faculty at Indian B-Schools. Led by Professor Arun Preira , ED of CLMP the consortium saw participation from top B schools. Read the news in Economic Times | Hindu Business Line | IndianExpress| UNI India | Asian Age |Times of India | Business StandardIndia today || Telangana today | EducationPost | BLoc
Galaxy of leaders to descend on ISB Leadership Summit from Sept 22, 2017 
Students of PGP co2018 will host a three-day ISB Leadership Summit (ILS) at Mohali and Hyderabad campuses from September 22-24. The summit will see a high-powered panel of leaders from all walks of life .Read more at Times of India | BlocEenadu | TribuneHindustan Times | Hindu Business Line | ShillongTimesIndianshowbiz | NetIndia123 | Newspatrolling | | Aajki Khabar | BloombergTVIndia | Evening Standard | | PeoplePost | This is my India | WebIndia123

RCIs in the News

Will family business jump on the e-commerce Bandwagon ? 
Nupur Pavan Bang of Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise co -authors an article where she analyses the reason that why majority of the family businesses have stayed far from the e-commerce space. The authors look at the behavioral pattern of consumers and funding mode of business at e commerce space. Read the article in Entrepreneur

The admirable success of the Jan Dhan Yojana 
Mint analyses the impact and progress of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) and quotes a study by Prasanna Tantri and Yakshup Chopra of ISB. They found that the average account balance of PMJDY accounts more than doubled along with increase in ATM usage. Read more in Mint
Telangana turns the technology to make Hyderabad streets safer 
DLabs the incubation arm of ISB will be supporting the ‘Smart Streets Lab’ programme launched by the Government of Telangana and WRI India Ross Centre. Under this initiative 10 selected projects will undergo a training programme at ISB. Read more in Live Mint | | Times of India | The Hans India | The Hindu 
4th Edition of Health 2.0 India conference on Nov 10, 2017 
ISB and Health 2.0 announced the 4th edition of the Health 2.0 India conference that will be held on November 10, 2017, at ISB’s Hyderabad campus. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Highlighting Innovation and Enabling Growth in the Indian Healthcare Ecosystem’ with a focus on showcasing cutting-edge innovations that are transforming healthcare. Read the news in Times of India | Hindu Business Line | India Today | Business Standard | Biospectrum India | Bloc | Zeebusiness |

More data needed to evaluate demonetisation 
Prasanna Tantri of CAF feels that it is too premature to say demonetisation has failed completely in making an impact on black money. He says researchers need to be extremely careful and consider reasonably long-term data before reaching any conclusions about unprecedented policy events such as demonetization. Read his article in the Mint today
Anything from startegy to succession may result in family fueds
Economic Times features two stories based on the study titled ‘Family Business 1990-2015: The Emerging Landscape’ authored by Professor Ramachandran and Nupur Pavan Bang of the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise along with Sougata Ray .Talking about the topic of succession in the story Professor Kavil Ramachandran says, “If there are multiple stakeholders from the next generation, then the decision on who will be the successor may be a challenge, notwithstanding their capability.” Read the story in the Economic Times today
Student in the News

Anshul trains his sights on Tokyo 2020 
Anshul Kothari from the PGPCo2018 is a member of the Indian National Swimming team.  He talks to The Hindu about his journey and his future plans. He says, “I hope to leverage the ISB management expertise to increase the sparse private sector funding of sports. I’ll start with swimming and diversify into other sports”. Read his story in The Hindu

Anshul Kothari wins four medals for India 
Anshul Kothari returned with four medals from the Asian Swimming Federation’s (AASF) ninth Asian Age Group championships at Tashkent, Uzbekistan.A gold slipped through his fingers amidst stiff competition against swimmers from 30 of the continent’s 45 countries, including super powers China and host Uzbekistan. Read more on The Hindu

Faculty in the News

Why EVMs matter in India

An article on the debate of Electronic Voting Machines v/s paper ballot quotes a research paper co-authored by Professor Sisir Debnath which says the introduction of EVMs not only helped reduce election fraud but also helped to improve development outcomes by empowering poor and marginal voters. Read the article in the Live Mint

Reform needed on thee Governance of Public Sector 
Reforming Public Sector Banks requires political courage says ISB faculty Professor Krishnamurthy V. Subramanian, urging the government to fix governance problems in PSBs. Read his views in the Economic Times

The Challenges of Corporate Governance
Prof Kavil Ramachandran co- authors an article on addressing the challenges of corporate governance. The authors feel that custodians can be change agents as facilitators and watchdogs in order to create a more mature corporate governance culture. Read the article in the Business Standard
Children gorging on junk food ? Blame the father's education & income
Professor Chirantan Chatterjee co-authors a paper that questions the widely held view that mothers are to blame for the junk food eating habits of children. The authors say that junk food intake decreased with mothers' education but went up with father's educational status and income. Read the news in Financial Express | Business standard | Daily | IANSLive | ZeeNewsIndia
Sustaining the legacy, beyond founder 
Professor Kavil Ramachandran co- authors an article on sustaining the legacy of an organisation beyond its founder. The article talks about the challenges in the process and gives some suggestions that successors & organisations should follow for a smooth transition. Read the article in the Business Standard

Economic Graffiti: Anger is'nt enough          
Former Chief Economist of the World Bank, Kaushik Basu refers to a study on corruption co-authored by ISB faculty Tarun Jain. The study finds that legal immunity to bribe-givers will motivate greater citizen reporting and decrease the official demand for bribe. Read the news in the Indian Express
NEPOTISM - And What is your name ?
Sharing his views on the recent news on nepotism, Professor Krishnamurthy Subramanian feels that ‘money power and connections help perpetuate mediocre dynasts and robs the economy of the benefits provide by real talent. Since a thriving democracy must aspire to provide every citizen equal opportunity irrespective of his or her lineage, the influence of dynasts must reduce as India heads towards becoming a true meritocracy. Read his views in the Economic Times

India Inc fumbles in succession 
Professor Kavil Ramachandran feels that ‘Succession management (rather than planning) has always been a challenge for companies in India. We don’t start planning in advance; very often it becomes a hurried process with lack of clarity about the leadership qualities. He gives his views in a story about the recent resignation of Infosys CEO and why such things happen in our country more often. Read the story in Business Standard

My most unforgettable teacher 
On the occasion of Teacher's day  Professor  Maitreesh Ghatak pays a tribute to his high school teacher who left a life changing impression on him by his interesting teaching methods. Professor Ghatak recalls how his teacher used to teach from a conceptual point of view, a far cry from the prevailing style of instruction, largely teaching techniques for problem-solving with an eye to examinations. Read his article in Reader’s Digest

A good listener makes a good negotiator 
Professor Dishan  Kamdar, Deputy Dean Academic Programmes talks about the elements required to conclude a successful negotiation, in an interview with the Mint

Pricing strategy for service startups 
Professor Manish Gangwar and Professor Hemant Bhargava define new guidelines for helping firms pick the right pricing scheme based on the nature of variations in buyers consumption levels and valuations for the product. Read their article from the ISBInsight in Forbes India

Breathtaking, or out of breath
Prof Chirantan Chatterjee shares his views on the current tumult in the country and how he is hopeful of change. Read his views in the Economic Times

Banking the Unbanked: What Do 255 Million New Bank Accounts Reveal about Financial Access 
RBI's Report of the Household Finance Committee refers to a research paper by Professor Shashwat Alok “Banking the Unbanked: What Do 255 Million New Bank Accounts Reveal about Financial Access. The committee compares Indian household financial markets to those in other major world markets, and identifies areas in which Indian household allocations deviate from desirable allocations.  The same RBI report also mentions the research study by Yakshup Chopra, Professor N R Prabhala and Prasanna Tantri of CAF  - “Bank Accounts for the Unbanked: Evidence from a Big Bang Experiment,”2017.The objective of universal access to banking services driven by a state-led initiative has enabled two important possibilities for households in India. It allows for households to create formal credit histories, which in turn increases their potential for future access to debt at lower rates of interest - some evidence for such supply creating future demand for financial services has been documented in Chopra, Prabhala and Tantri states the report. Read the details here