`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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!