January 28, 2021

BITS Pilani launches business school, 2-year MBA programme

BITS Pilani has launched a new business school. The BITS School of Management (BITSoM) will offer MBA degree programmes that will “go beyond management studies”, said Kumar Mangalam Birla, Vice-Chancellor, at the virtual launch of the school. The programme will combine traditional training in running businesses with focus on “new-age” elements such as emerging technology, design thinking and data analytics.

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January 27, 2021

Union Budget 2021: Time to invest in virtual forms of education, say, experts, tell govt to plug gaps in sector

Teachers, too, have been severely impacted due to COVID-19 as many faced job cuts or mental pressures to train themselves quickly to adopt to online teaching.

  • Faculty Name Dr. Preeta George
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January 27, 2021

Lenders test transactions on Libor successor SOFR

Large Indian banks are testing the waters with dollar transactions on the secured overnight financing rate (SOFR), joining global peers in preparing for the transition from the London interbank offered rate (Libor) as the controversial rate will cease to exist by the end of this year

  • Faculty Name Prof Ananth Narayan
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January 27, 2021

Fairy, and Lovely: Three Ps for the win

A career in ‘buy-side’ makes one smart enough to know the ‘sell side’. Well, that’s what the conventional investing mantra states. Back in 2001, when Sahil Dharia started his career at UBS Investment Bank in New York, he was gradually getting a hang of three crucial things: Number crunching, data slicing and in-depth market analysis. “I was on the buy-side for two years,” he recounts.

  • Faculty Name Dr. Ashita Aggarwal
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January 26, 2021

Marketing lessons from the Indian soap wars

The Indian soap market has been witnessing a fierce battle last few weeks with German brand Sebamed calling out the pH levels of leading Indian brands like Dove, Pears, Santoor. The Drum gets marketing experts to hold forth on the ongoing brand combat.

  • Faculty Name Dr. Renuka Kamath and Dr. Ambi Parameswaran
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January 23, 2021

WFH changed the mindset from ‘presence in office syndrome’ to ‘be productive wherever you are’ attitude

No doubt work from home (WFH) provides flexibility to employees, saving their time and stress associated with office commutes.

  • Faculty Name Dr. Snehal Shah
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January 21, 2021

‘Not just survival of financial ecosystem…’ Ananth Narayan on bad loans

Associate Professor at S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Ananth Narayan spoke on the bad loan situation in India and how it affects the upcoming union budget. Narayan said that “objective as far as we are concerned is not just the survival of financial services ecosystem. This ecosystem needs to be in the shape and form to finance our tremendous growth aspirations and potential. The discussion with journalist Mitali Mukherjee was part of Mint’s Road to Recovery series focused on the upcoming Budget.

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January 18, 2021

Budget 2022: Ananth Narayan On Government Debt & Deficits

SPJIMR’s Ananth Narayan on government debt and deficits ahead of #Budget2022. #BQLive

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January 18, 2021

Financing India’s growth revival

The pandemic has plunged the Indian economy into a contraction, and government revenues have taken a major hit. Supporting the country’s nascent economic recovery will require a massive spending package.

January 18, 2021

Experts bat for better governance, compliance simplification in budget 2021

Ashish Chauhan, MD and chief executive officer, BSE Ltd who thinks that the budget should not lean much on the banking system for economic ramifications

January 15, 2021

‘MBA teaches you how to influence without authority’

Luv Rustagi is Senior Product Manager at Amazon. The electrical engineer from IIT Roorkee did his MBA from the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s SPJIMR, Mumbai. Here he talks about the impact of Covid-19 on his job, making a career shift, and learnings from his MBA.

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January 13, 2021

Dec inflation at 15-month low but Nov IIP contracts; experts weigh in

Declining vegetable prices brought down the retail inflation to a 15-month low of 4.59 percent in December and within the comfort zone of the Reserve Bank, government data showed on Tuesday. It is for the first time during the current fiscal that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) based inflation print is below 6 per cent or in the RBI’s target range of 2 to 6 percent.

January 11, 2021

HiMedia launches 11 minute automated viral RNA extraction protocol

In a major breakthrough, HiGenoMB®, the Molecular Biology section of Mumbai based HiMedia Laboratories has launched the quickest and the easiest 11 minute automated RNA extraction protocol.

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January 7, 2021

After a rough ride in 2020, India’s banking system faces a litmus test this year

When the spread of Covid-19 was on the verge of hurting the Indian economy in early 2020, the central bank quickly moved to protect the country’s banking system. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) provided relief to banks as well as borrowers by offering the option of halting loan repayments for six months (March-August).

  • Faculty Name Dr. Vidhu Shekhar
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January 6, 2021

Budget 2021: Will it bring revolutionary changes into banking and financial sector?

The finance minister has called for a one-in-a-100-year budget. So can it bring some revolutionary changes into the banking and financial sector? Now one of the cobwebs in the banking sector is the legacy of nationalised banks.

  • Faculty Name Prof. Ananth Narayan
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January 5, 2021

Teachers can’t wait to get back to classroom learning

Colleges and universities across the country are continuing to devise new methods to operate in the Covid-19 pandemic situation. The academic community is still grappling with subjects, which are still complicated to teach in an online environment. Efforts are also on to reskill the professors and lecturers themselves so that they enhance their teaching abilities.

  • Faculty Name Dr. Tulsi Jayakumar
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January 5, 2021

Little chaos, more Chaayos

Last February—after eight long years—Nitin Saluja managed to put all the ingredients in place. The IIT-Bombay grad was finally ready to brew a perfect masala cuppa at his tea retail chain brand Chaayos, which he co-founded with fellow IITian from Delhi, Raghav Verma, in 2012. Saluja was understandably excited.

December 28, 2020

This agritech startup’s farming-as-a-service is impacting 25,000 farmers

The shortage of labour in the agriculture sector in the past few years in India has been a rising cause of worry. While the percentage of people working in the sector is declining, it remains the main sector of employment in the country.

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December 26, 2020

SIBM Pune wins BLoC Boardroom Challenge 2020

A team from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Pune came out tops in the finals today, at the end of a gruelling three-stage BusinessLine on Campus (BloC) Boardroom Challenge 2020. SPJIMR, Mumbai, was the first runner up while IIM Bangalore finished third.

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December 24, 2020

Silver Bullet: How Samsung has risen like a phoenix in India—again and again

India has emerged as the biggest smartphone market for Samsung, 25 years after it entered the country. It now needs to keep the Chinese rivals at bay.

  • Faculty Name Dr. Ashita Aggarwal
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