IIMB unveiling Utthan on theme – De-globalisation-Is the tide reversing

IIMB- The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) has announced the unveiling of Utthan, a public policy summit, which will be held on November 11 at its campus on the theme, “De-Globalisation – Is the tide reversing?”, According to the India Today report. The students behind this rollout are of the one-year postgraduate program in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM) and the Public Policy Club of the Post Graduate Program (PGP) at IIMB.


The summit will consist of three major events such as a quiz competition, curiosity – a case study competition, Samadhaan – the Solution and a mock press competition. The media statement issued by IIBM said that the primary objective of the summit is to provide a platform for enlightening talks that spark conversations around contemporary policy topics. Apart from all this, the highlight of the summit is a panel discussion, which includes panellists across industry, politics and academia, known as Samvaad. However, the icing on the cake is that the registration for this public policy summit is free.

The IIMB is a leading graduate school of management in Asia. Under the IIM Act of 2017, IIMB is an Institute of National Importance. IIMB has around 109 full-time faculty members, more than 1,200 students across various degree/diploma granting programmes and nearly 5,000 annual executive education participants. Located in India’s high technology capital, the institute is close to some of the leading corporate houses in the country, ranging from information technology to consumer product companies, which gives it the added advantage of integrating classroom knowledge with practical experience. Registration is free. Log on to https://bit.ly/2AdqdEI and original website link: iimb.ac.in/utthan-2018/).

The Institute’s  degree/diploma granting programs comprise the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), the Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy and Management (PGPPM), the one year full-time Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP), the Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM), and the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP). IIMB offers the NS Ramaswamy Pre-doctoral (NSR Pre-doc) Fellowship programme with the aim to increase the social diversity of management academia in India. All these programs are very highly rated, and IIMB alumni occupy senior managerial and academic positions around the world.

Centres of Excellence

Along with ten disciplinary areas and five centres of excellence that offer courses and conduct research on interesting questions facing various sectors of industry, we have three faculty recruiting centres – the Centre for Management Communication, the Centre for Public Policy, and the NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning.

Centre for Teaching and Learning

The IIMB had recently launched a Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to engage in research and practice that would improve the teaching effectiveness of faculty members, leading to the development of better learning abilities of students and through its outreach programmes, to act as a national resource for improving the standards of teaching in institutes of higher education.

An India-Japan Study Centre at IIMB has been set up to promote understanding of Japan in India and India in Japan through research, teaching and policy outreach efforts. An Israel Centre at IIM Bangalore has been established act as a hub for research on Indo-Israeli interactions in the fields of technology innovation, business strategy and history, government policies and culture, by uniting scholars, business community and students. What is more, the IIMB has vital partnerships and collaborations with Goldman Sachs for women entrepreneurship, with Michael and Susan Dell Foundation for incubation of non-profits, and with NITI Aayog for scaling up.

The Institute is committed to making a profound social impact using technology-enabled education. Towards this end, it is offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) through edX, a not-for-profit online initiative of Harvard and MIT that offers online courses from the world’s best universities. IIMB is the first management school in India to offer MOOCs on the edX platform. It is also the coordinating institute for management education for SWAYAM, GoI’s online education platform.

The IIMB has taken several steps, over the years, to meet the vision set for IIMB. These include hiring high-quality faculty, enhancing the quality of research, emphasising internationalisation, expanding its activities in the field of entrepreneurship, in both research and mentoring, scaling up regarding student intake in all the programmes, deepening its engagement with the alumni, improving infrastructure, and improving administration and governance.

The Institute has been accredited by the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) for five years in 2016.  EQUIS is a global school accreditation system run by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) that specialises in higher education institutions of management and business administration. The fundamental objective of EQUIS, linked to the mission of EFMD, is to raise the standard of management education worldwide. The five-year accreditation, highest that EQUIS confers, is a testimony to the fact that the evaluating team was confident about its ability to sustain efforts undertaken to achieve excellent standards in education, internationalisation and research.

For the ninth year in a row, in 2017, Eduniversal, Paris has ranked IIMB the top business school in Central Asia. This ranking covers the 1000 best business schools in 154 countries in nine geographical zones: Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia and the Middle East, Far East Asia, Latin America, North America, Oceania and Western Europe.

IIMB’s EPGP ranked among the top 35 in FT Global MBA Ranking 2018. The one-year full-time Executive Post Graduate Programme of IIM Bangalore shoots up 14 spots to be placed at No. 35. The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) of IIM Bangalore has been listed among the top 25 in the QS Masters in Management Ranking 2018. This ranking assesses institutes based on five different metrics, which are: alumni outcomes, class and faculty diversity, employability, thought leadership, and value for money.

The IIMB has a vibrant Student Exchange Programme with several partner universities across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. Also, the IIMB has deep engagements with international networks, such as the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), which includes 31 eminent business schools around the world and Partnership in International Management (PIM), a consortium of more than 60 leading international business schools around the world. The GNAM is convened by Yale University and includes INSEAD, London School of Economics and Fudan University among others. Being an active participant in the GNAM network, the Institute hosts Global Network Weeks (GNWs) in March and October every year when international students from partner schools visit IIMB.

The GNWs feature sessions by eminent faculty, guest speakers from the industry coupled with company visits. Likewise, several of our students enrol for the Global Network Weeks conducted around the world. Its faculty have also offered Small Network Open Courses (SNOC) to the GNAM partner schools. On the anvil are plans to develop its second campus and have larger batch sizes of existing programmes. The institute is on an exciting trajectory of expansion and growth, and we welcome you to join us on this journey.

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