The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) has entered into a partnership with Wipro for its doctoral programme research initiatives. 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 the company’s overarching charter on sustainability in education – the Wipro-earthian program. The Fellowship and Grant will commence during the academic year 2015-16, a joint press release 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,” said PS Narayan, vice president and head-sustainability at Wipro. “The business sector has a critical role to play in facing the manifold challenges of sustainability…embedding sustainability in management education has become a critical imperative,” he said.
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.
“This will provide an impetus to students’ research in the area of sustainability,” said Shashidhar Murthy, professor and FPM chairperson, IIMB.
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.
Date: 25 Jan, 2016
Source: The Economic Times