IIMB partners with Wipro on sustainability

IIMB partners with Wipro on sustainability

The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) has entered into a partnership with Wipro Limited, where the latter will support the Wipro Sustainability Fellowship and the Wipro Sustainability Grant for doctoral students at the institute.

This is a part of the Wipro-earthian programme, an overarching charter on sustainability in education. The Fellowship and grant will commence in the current academic year, 2015-16.

P S Narayan, Vice President and Head-Sustainability, Wipro Limited, said, “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 a globally ranked doctoral programme at 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: “This will provide an impetus to students’ research in the area of Sustainability.”

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