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 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.
‘Don’t wait for the weekend to escape and do what you love doing’: Mike Murali, Chief Fun Officer – Capgemini, at IFMR GSB annual fest
The annual culture of bringing together business students of India continued this year at IFMR GSB. The School switched the spotlight on ‘Abhyudaya 2021’ — its annual fest, marked with signatory speakers and over 2,500 participants from Business Schools across the country including the many IIMS, XLRI – Xavier School of Management, Symbiosis Institute of Management (SIBM) Pune, MDI Gurgaon, NMIMS, Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD), Great Lakes Institute of Management, TA Pai Management Institute, et al.
The fest was inaugurated by Mike Murali, Chief Fun Officer and Director- Marketing at Capgemini. As a two-time TEDx speaker and Guinness Record Holder, in addition to being a regular stage and TV presenter, Mike Murali had a wealth of stories to share, peppered with his signature wit and words of encouragement for the students.
Relating to the fest’s theme for this year – ‘Escape Escapades’ – he spoke about how we don’t have to wait until we have stopped our professional journey to start doing what we love. He encouraged students to continue the spirit of curiosity and learning even after Business School. He walked them through the 10 commandments to live a happy life, and make way for ‘fun’ along with work.
In line with the theme, participants were encouraged to come up with solutions for unique puzzles, devise different strategic approaches and test their decision-making skills to crack the task of the hour. Divided into various rounds spread out in a number of activities, the event also included ‘Krea Talks’ featuring an excellent line-up of speakers from various career paths; a stand-up show by well-known comedian Sorabh Pant; and a short film screening with participants from other countries.
With a range of activities spread out in three days in two weeks, the annual fest ended with over 120 students winning various prizes and collectively walking away with cash prizes worth INR 2.5 lakhs.
As part of IFMR GSB’s flagship cultural event ‘Abhyudaya’, the External and Alumni Relations Committee organised ‘KREA TALKS’, featuring speakers from different backgrounds and career paths. Three separate sessions curated exclusively for participating students, the speakers shared insights from their respective domains, elaborating on their successes, failures and motivations. The speakers were Yogesh Chabria (Founder of ‘The Happionaire Way’), Durjoy Datta (Author and screenwriter), and Captain Yashika Tyagi (Kargil War veteran and the first lady officer posted at a high altitude and extreme cold climate.
Krea University and The South Asia IB Schools Association (SAIBSA) have stepped into a significant partnership in the field of higher education and learning. Through this partnership, both entities will work together for a series of exclusive learning and development opportunities for member schools and students. The first workshop for students of grades 9-12 was conducted, focusing on developing Academic writing and skills lead by Prof Anannya Dasgupta (Associate Professor of Literature, Literature & the Arts and Director of Centre for Writing & Pedagogy – Krea University) and Pritha Chakrabarti (Faculty Associate, Centre for Writing & Pedagogy – Krea University).
Catalyst AIC has launched a Startup School for idea-stage entrepreneurs. The rigorous 3-months program focuses on nurturing young, idea-stage entrepreneurs to help them build businesses of the future. In February, Catalyst conducted the orientation day for the first cohort of startups. The event featured a panel discussion on integrating tradition with technology in a post-COVID world, with Nand Kishore Choudhary (Founder-Chairman, Jaipur Rugs) giving the keynote address along with an address from advisory member Sharon Buteau (Executive Director, LEAD at Krea University).
‘Online and Downloadable: Writing Pedagogies in the Pandemic’, the Centre for Writing and Pedagogy’s inaugural conference concluded on 12 and 13 February 2021. Close to 700 participants logged in to participate from all over the country. There were participants from flagship universities from the metros, as well as central, state and regional universities, colleges and institutes from Leh to Trivandrum and lots of places side-ways and in-between. There were seven events over the two days to include workshops, roundtable discussions and academic paper panels on strategies of teaching for having been forced to go online in the COVID semesters.
The highlights of the conference were a workshop on sentences which had 380 participants, and the two roundtable discussions – one on creative writing pedagogies in academic spaces in India and one on tutoring online which had tutors from Krea, APU, Ashoka and JGU. Both these roundtables initiated much-needed conversations bringing together colleagues and students to do so for the first time. Another first was a meeting to bring together writing centre administrators who came together under CWP’s lead to look into forming a national association for writing teachers and spearhead collaborative projects in research and faculty training. Watch the recording of the opening note by Prof S Sivakumar – Divisional Chair, Sciences & Professor of Physics at Krea University here.