Kapil Viswanathan co-authors an opinion piece detailing why empathy is a critical leadership skill, especially now more than ever. The article co-authored with Anna Chandy, Social Psychologist and a well-known name in the field of Mental Health, elaborates what makes an empathetic leader, and how empathy helps overcome hardship and increase productivity. Published by LiveMint today, the article can be accessed here: https://www.livemint.com/opinion/columns/the-need-for-empathetic-leadership-in-the-workplace-11618415912793.html
Asia Society India Centre in partnership with Krea University, presents a global discussion on UNESCO’s Global Citizenship Education (GCED), its merits and ways for its efficient incorporation in public education systems across the world.
Opening remarks by Dr Sunder Ramaswamy, Vice Chancellor – Krea University
Conrad Hughes (Campus and Secondary Principal, International School for Geneva, La Grande Boissière)
Dr Anthony Jackson (Head, Center for Global Education at Asia Society)
Prof Anantha Duraiappah (Director, UNESCO MGIEP)
Dr Namrata Sharma (Adjunct Professor, State University of New York College at Oswego)
Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Xu4XW9sZQPyiRzRlqQZ60w
Watch it LIVE on Asia Society India Centre’s Facebook page
Today at 6pm — Dr Sunder Ramaswamy speaks on “Covid, Education and the Big Change”, a panel session at IE Thinc event hosted by Indian Express
`IE Thinc’ is an initiative of The Indian Express which seeks out decision-makers, thought leaders, and policymakers to discuss specific issues that are a challenge to society. Vice-Chancellor Dr Sunder Ramaswamy will be a speaker in the panel on “Covid, Education and the Big Change”, along with other Indian educators.
Tune in at 6 PM IST today for this high-powered dialogue discussing the unprecedented disruptions in education and all the massive changes and solutions needed.
Register for the event here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/5015930942205/WN_RrJesoN2SsmjAdIS8s62Zw
‘Consulting firms, financial majors hire more from B-Schools’- Times of India features IFMR GSB alongside IIMB, IIMC and ISB
A Times of India feature on the big hiring by global financial firms, consulting majors and tech companies, captures the latest hiring trends in leading business schools across the country, like IIMB, IIMC, ISB and IFMR GSB.
Highlighting the placement success at IFMR GSB, the feature mentions “…finance, consulting and tech giants hired over 80% of the students already placed compared to an average of 61% in such domains in previous years. Four of the top five global banks — JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Citi — together hired over 40 students (almost 25% of the batch). Despite the pandemic, average salaries rose by 10% in these domains and stood at Rs 11.4 lakh.”
Read the full article here.
|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’.|
LEAD at Krea University signed an MoU with 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
|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).|