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