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LEAD at Krea University inks partnership with WE Hub - Govt. of Telangana

LEAD at Krea University signed an MoU with Women Entrepreneurs (WE) Hub Hyderabad on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021, with Executive Director Sharon Buteau present to seal the partnership. The event was held at WE Hub's headquarters in the presence of Deepthi Ravula, Founder-CEO - WE Hub, and Mr Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Principal Secretary to the Government of Telangana, IT E & C department.

WE Hub is a first of its kind state-led incubator under the Government of Telangana, working to foster and promote women entrepreneurship. The partnership will produce a series of research outputs on the support mechanisms and challenges prevalent in Telangana for women entrepreneurs. This research engagement will eventually inform policy-making for women-entrepreneurs.


Krea leadership at Chennai International Centre (CIC) panel discussion

The Chennai International Centre (CIC) organised a virtual panel discussion titled 'India-US Gravity: What will pull the 2 nations together?' featuring Indian and international luminaries from the world of finance, policy and education. R Seshasayee, Governing Council - Krea University, was a panellist and shared his insights on the Indian-American relations, drawing from his rich experience as a global leader and industry veteran. Dr Sunder Ramaswamy, Vice-Chancellor - Krea University, moderated this high-powered global dialogue.
Krea leadership at Chennai International Centre (CIC) panel discussion

'Writing, Research, Community': Krea Engage with the research centres

'Writing, Research, Community': Krea Engage with our research centres
Senior representatives from Krea research centres assembled for a virtual panel discussion, attended by prospective undergraduate students and their families. The panel highlighted the path-breaking research work and opportunities for Krea students to engage in them through projects and internships. Moderated by Kala Anand (Director - Communications, Partnerships & Career Services at Krea University), the panel discussion featured Preethi Rao from LEAD at Krea University, Deepanshu Khandelwal from Catalyst Atal Incubation Center (AIC), Soumya Kapoor from IWWAGE, and Vasudha Katju from Centre for Writing & Pedagogy (CWP).

LEAD at Krea part of panel discussion on key issues on financing MSMEs

Executive Director of LEAD at Krea University, Sharon Buteau, was a panellist at a live Q&A session on ‘Financing for MSMEs’. The event was organised by the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship India (G.A.M.E India) and broadcasted on Facebook Live. The panel delved into strategies for enabling a formal credit line for MSMEs, and the challenges faced by NBFCs in raising capital. Watch the recording of the panel discussion here.
Addressing key issues on financing MSMEs at panel organised by GAME

Latest edition of 'Gender in Focus' by IWWAGE

Latest edition of 'Gender in Focus' by IWWAGE out
The latest edition of 'Gender in Focus', IWWAGE’s quarterly magazine, encapsulates in detail their recent work under the research and SWAYAM vertical, their recommendations for the Union Budget and inputs to several Ministries to advance transformative financing for gender equality, new partnerships, evidence-based ground reports and more. Read the latest edition here.


Understanding management consulting & the venture capital domain

The Undergraduate Career Services Office (CSO) organised an exclusive interaction with Ms Paula Mariwala -- Founder/Co-President of Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs India and Executive Director of Seedfund Investment Advisory Company. In this fireside chat, she highlighted the skills and competencies that undergraduate students must develop to find a place in the dynamic management consulting domain. Paula also introduced students to the emergence of boutique consulting firms and encouraged students to explore futuristic opportunities with these firms. Responding to questions about the venture capital industry, Paula patiently walked them through the different categories of funding firms. She shared her experience as a startup investor, also highlighting the growth of impact funding/investment firms which Krea undergraduate students should actively pursue.
Understanding management consulting & the Venture Capital domain


Future is Female, but why are women leaders missing from India’s political arena?

While reservations and active efforts to increase diversity have improved women’s participation in politics, much of the day-to-day functioning of Indian politics, even grassroots governance, remains a man’s game. Much of the absence of women in political leadership stems from gender gaps in overall political participation. Soumya Kapoor Mehta and Steven Walker from IWWAGE look at barriers and challenges to women’s leadership. Read the coverage here.
Future is Female, but why are women leaders missing from India’s political arena?

Behind Bangladesh’s incredible economic growth

Behind Bangladesh’s incredible economic growth
Bangladesh has witnessed incredible growth in its economy over the past few years, roaring ahead of India in many areas despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Kartikeya Bhatotia (Research Associate - LEAD at Krea University) takes a deep dive into this story, examining factors that have contributed to Bangladesh's growth, and shares lessons that India can take from its neighbour. Read the article here.

Examining the ill effects of arsenic contamination in drinking water

Sujatha Srinivasan (Research Fellow) and Geetanjali GK (Research Associate) from LEAD at Krea University share insights on the impact of increasing awareness about arsenic contamination in the adoption of healthier and safer water-use behaviours in Bihar. The study was conducted in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods. Read the report here.
Examining the ill effects of arsenic contamination in drinking water


Top management journal ‘Information Systems Frontiers’ publishes paper authored by Dr Amit Das & Dr Shobha Das

Top management journal ‘Information Systems Frontiers’ publishes paper authored by Dr Amit Das & Dr Shobha Das
The Springer Journal's Information Systems Frontiers, ranked A in the ABDC list of management journals, has published ‘E-Government and Entrepreneurship: Online Government Services and the Ease of Starting Business’, jointly authored by Dr Amit Das and Dr Shobha Das from IFMR Graduate School of Business at Krea University. The paper examines the effect of offering government services online on the ease of setting up new businesses around the world. Read the paper here.

Dr Anantha Nageswaran at the Michigan India Conference 2021

The Michigan India Conference is the Annual India Conference hosted by the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor students, with a focus on opportunities and challenges that faces the Indian economy. Dr Anantha Nageswaran, Distinguished Visiting Professor at Krea University and Member of the PM Economic Advisory Board, was part of the opening panel, sharing his insights on this year's theme 'Stability and Change'.
Dr Anantha Nageswaran a panellist at the Michigan India Conference

The importance of humanities in today's complex global setting

The importance of humanities in today's complex global setting
The interdisciplinary aspect of humanities and technology paves the way for education of the future, writes Kala Anand - Director of Communications, Partnerships and Career Services at Krea University. Elaborating on the importance of humanities in today's complex global setting, the article further explores why Sciences and Social Sciences will need to work in harmony for the world of the future. Published in The Hindu, read this timely piece here.

Six IFMR GSB students bag CMA Program scholarships

We are thrilled to share that six IFMR GSB students from the MBA cohort of 2021 have received scholarships from the CMA Program, awarded by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), USA. Our heartiest congratulations to Nitin Kumar Mathuria, Sushma Animalla, Aayushi Jhunjhunwala, Umesh Pareek, Sanjoli Mishra, and Jahnavi Sharma!
IFMR GSB students receive CMA Program scholarships


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