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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

IIMB’s doctoral programme research initiatives get a fillip from Wipro 01-18

Shyam's views on this project

We often ask as to why Indian Universities do not rank high in global rankings while China has some. Even a small country like Singapore has world class Universities.

This was explained by the former HRD minister and a scholar Dr. Shashi Tharoor. He says the main criteria for ranking of Universities are the amount of Research they do and citations they receive in International Papers. These two factors carry 60 weightage in the rankings.

Our Universities and the Educational... Institutions lack the funds to spend for research. They also seem to be very lethargic in approaching the corporates and multinationals for funding or collaborations in their research programmes.

in this background, it is really heartening to know the fact that Wipro has come forward to fund the research programme in sustainability at IIM Bengaluru.

IIM Bengaluru's Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) will now be funded by Wipro for research into Sustainability.

IIMB’s doctoral programme research initiatives get a fillip from Wipro

Sustainability Fellowship and Sustainability Grant from the IT major to boost FPM students’ research on sustainability.

BENGALURU, JANUARY 19, 2016: The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), in its efforts to reach greater heights in the domain of education and research, has entered into a partnership with Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, headquartered in Bangalore.

Wipro will partner and support the Wipro Sustainability Fellowship and the Wipro Sustainability Grant, for doctoral students of IIM Bangalore. This is as part of their overarching charter on sustainability in education – the Wipro-earthian program. The Fellowship and Grant will commence during the academic year 2015-16.

Mr. P.S. Narayan, Vice President and Head-Sustainability, Wipro Limited, said: “We are delighted to partner with IIMB in a joint effort to foster doctoral research on areas that lie at the intersection of business and sustainability. The business sector has a critical role to play in facing the manifold challenges of sustainability. Therefore, embedding sustainability in management education has become a critical imperative.”

The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is the globally ranked doctoral programme of IIMB, which is committed to training individuals who will excel in their area of research and publish high quality work. Professor Shashidhar Murthy, IIMB’s FPM Chairperson, said: “We at IIMB are glad that Wipro values our students and the nurturing provided by our faculty. We thank Wipro for their generosity. This will provide an impetus to students’ research in the area of Sustainability.”

The FPM at IIMB is a premier source of rigorous and inter-disciplinary research in all areas of business management and public policy, including Corporate Strategy & Policy, Economics & Social Sciences, Finance & Control, Marketing, Organisational Behaviour & Human Resource Management, Production & Operations Management, Quantitative Methods & Information Systems, and Public Policy.

The Wipro Sustainability Fellowship & the Wipro Sustainability Grant each allows up to two FPM students to be funded, to support research interests that fall in the broad area of sustainability.

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