CROWDFUNDING AS A VIABLE FINANCING OPTION FOR MSMEs

Introduction Crowdfunding is a source of mobilizing funds from the general public through the internet or by making use of social media.  It is a very popular medium of fundraising for business as well as for social causes due to the increasing penetration of technology into our day to day lives. It allows a large group of people to replace banks or other financial institutions and makes finance accessible to those […]

Edtech startups- Making hay while the sun shines

Edtech startups- Making hay while the sun shines

Prof. Vikku Agrawal Abstract The article discusses about the increasing scope of remunerative investments in the online education sector in India. Despite having a huge potential, the private investors have been wary of investing at the seed stage of edtech start-ups for want of scalability issues. Although the pandemic has left the economy gasping for breadth, online education platforms have grown considerably in the last quarter and so have the […]

Changes in consumer behaviour during the challenging pandemic time

Changes in consumer behaviour during the challenging pandemic time

By Prof. Raja Sankaran As commonly discussed in a consumer behaviour class, learning is an ongoing & ever-changing process during which a consumer acquires knowledge and is applied in future. We all experienced a stringent lockdown in India for 68 days from 25-Mar-2020 to 31-May-2020 and subsequently ongoing lockdown for containment zones. So with the challenging time, it is quite uncertain to predict the consumer behaviour pattern for future once […]

A flashcard on Bank Board Bureau (BBB) of India

A flashcard on Bank Board Bureau (BBB) of India

– Prof. Sakeerthi Introduction It was my second last session for the MBA second-year students of my previous organization and it was a class on banking. Amidst discussions on the NPA issues and other governance issues in Indian banks, I put forward a question on BBB. Not sure if the whole batch was unaware of such a term in banking or were reluctant to answer, but to my surprise, none […]

Could Quantitative Easing (QE) be a solution to India’s ‘Growth Recession’?

Could Quantitative Easing (QE) be a solution to India’s ‘Growth Recession’?

Sakeerthi S The difficult times surmounting the Indian economy by now is a widely talked about topic. One fine day, while having a discussion with one of my ex-boss about this, the one question he put forward in front of me made me dwell on the deeper aspects of this grave situation. He asked me, being a finance person what do you think the current status of our economy is, […]

HOW FOREIGN INVESTORS CAN INVEST IN INDIA?

HOW FOREIGN INVESTORS CAN INVEST IN INDIA?

 Sudindra V R Mr. Raghav one of my old friends called me in the Midnight 01:45 am with a long ring and I was surprised and shocked. He was under the impression that I will be having my lunch and can pick up the call. The call was from the USA to get information on Investment in the stock market. He is running a business of Personal Financial Planning and […]

TOP 25 NIRF RANKED MANAGEMENT INSTITUTIONS -2019

TOP 25 NIRF RANKED MANAGEMENT INSTITUTIONS -2019

Sudindra V R In a competitive Higher Education environment, stakeholders especially Students, Parents and Educational consultants are more concerned about the quality of educational institutions.  There is a need for Higher education institutions initiatives to enhance high quality.  Two widely adopted mechanisms of ensuring quality are Accreditation and Ranking.  Any Institution operates in India, needs to obtain approval from regulatory body or authority either with AICTE- All India Council for […]

Cloudy with a chance of Cyclical Shocks

Cloudy with a chance of Cyclical Shocks

Kiran Kumar K V, Faculty-Finance & Analytics, ISME On a random day (to be precise 08-August-2019), I was browsing through Economic Times and found some news items interesting and attempting to convey something about the overall outlook on market. First, RBI cut the repo rates by 35 basis points, which came as an absolute surprise to the market. But, the reasons quoted, need more attention – estimated GDP growth rate […]

BIRDVIEW OF DRAFT EDUCATION POLICY ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Sudindra V R The economic development of the Nation and sustainable livelihood is mainly dependent on the quality of education; especially higher education critically contribution appreciated immensely. Higher Education institutes assist the country to develop socially, culturally, scientifically, technologically, artistically and economically. In the era of the fourth industrial revolution, increasing the need for skills and employment and contributes to higher education plays a critical role. Higher Education policy has […]

The importance of ‘Happiness at workplace” in improving employee productivity

By:Shurlly Tiwari-HR, Faculty,ISME Happiness at workplace is the most important and famous phenomenon in the corporate world. The “World Happiness report” (2017), show the importance of happiness at work and the buzz around the globe about it. Now a days organisations are concerned about it. Happiness at workplace is given a serious thought by the world leaders. Research proves that happy employees have higher productivity; a recent study at the University of […]