Awards

Indian/Global Recognition Received by the PhD Students during the Programme

Sr.No. Name of the Student Year of Joining Area of High Level of Specialization Awards Received
1 Shreya Sharma 2018 Innovation & Management in Education Mirae Assets Foundation (MAF) Ph.D. Merit Scholarship 2019
2 Anurag Shukla 2017 Innovation & Management in Education Reimagining Migration Fellowship - Re-imagining Migration Institute, US - 2020
J-PAL/CLEAR South Asia Fellowship for Young Researchers in India, 2018-19
3 Chayanika 2017 Organizational Behaviour Awarded the Best Paper Award at the Indian Academy of Management Conference 2020 at IIM Trichy, for the paper titled "I am what I do: Exploring the experiences of freelancers in India" co-authored with Prof. Neharika Vohra
4 Rusha Das 2017 Public Systems Group Recipient of the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for Research Fellowship at the Graduate Institute of International and Developmental Studies (IHEID) Geneva (2020-2021)
5 Avijit Bansal 2016 Finance & Accounting CRISIL Doctoral Symposium Best Paper Award - India Finance Conference 2018
6 Amogh Kumbargeri 2016 Marketing Recipient of NASMEI Research Grant Award 2019
Recipient of AIM-SHETH Research Grant Award 2019
7 Anukriti Dixit 2016 Public Systems Group Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship (2019-2020) Ford Foundation and Institute of Social Sciences Trust Research Grant Best Paper Award at the International Consortium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship research, Bangalore, 2017
8 Shikha Verma 2016 Production & Quantitative Methods Grace Hopper Celebration India Scholar (2021)
Women in Machine Learning Scholar (WiML) at ICML 2020
9 Vishal Bansal 2016 Production & Quantitative Methods Best IISE Annual Conference Paper Award (2019) in Facilities Design and Planning Track
Best SOM Annual Conference Paper Award (2018) - Third prize
10 Ankit Saraf 2015 Innovation & Management in Education Fellow, J-PAL South Asia Fellowship for Young Researchers in India (2019-20)
Fellow, Tata Trusts (April-June 2016)
11 Ayushi Tandon 2015 Information Systems The Yasukuni Kotaka Memorial financial assistance fund (2019, 2020)
AIS & Bocconi - PhD Student Travel Grant (October, 2019)
Pacific Telecommunications Council Young Scholar Award recipient, 2018
12 Saikat Chakraborty 2015 Organizational Behaviour Best Paper Award in Organizational Theory, Behaviour and HRM Area in the journal 'Business Review (India)', 2017. Center for Business Research at the St. Joseph’s Institute of Management Bangalore. Paper title: “This Place Is Not the Same Anymore; Temps are Coming in”
13 Saneesh Edacherian 2015 Strategy Fully Funded Visiting Research Scholar to the Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, UK. from June 2019 to August 2019
Recipient of the 2018 Travel Award for Young and Emerging Scholars by ONE division of the Academy of Management, to attend the AOM annual meeting 2018, Chicago, USA
Invited to attend DIRI Winter Research Camp 2018 as one among the 15 selected research fellows by the Digital Identity Research Initiative at ISB India jointly funded by the Omidyar Network and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Recipient of Doctoral Student Waiver by the GDO division of the Academy of Management, to participate in the AOM virtual annual meeting 2020
Recipient of Volunteer Support Staff Waiver by the Strategic Management Society to attend SMS Annual Conference (virtual) 2020
14 Vanita Singh 2015 Public Systems Group Best Paper Award: International Multidisciplinary Conference Vidyalankar College of Management and Technology-2019. Mumbai. Track: Social Impact Policies Analyzing Public Health Expenditure under NRHM in Low and High Preforming States
15 Arpita Pandey 2014 Marketing Fellow, 4th AIM-AMA Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium, 2018
Best Paper Runner-up, EMCB, 2019
Winner Travel Fellowship, SCP, 2018
16 Saikat Banerjee 2014 Strategy Recipient of AIB Doctoral Travel Stipend Award, 2019 with an estimated value of over $1,000 USD to attend the 2019 Academy of International Business Annual Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark
Best Track Proposal Winner Award for Track – D – Innovation and Knowledge, in Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Hyderabad, India, 2018
Best Paper in Global Strategy Prize finalist, in Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Hyderabad, India, 2018
Best Track Proposal nominee for Track E - Entrepreneurship, in Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Hyderabad, India, 2018
Best Conference Paper finalist, in Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Hyderabad, India, 2018
17 Tanvi Mankodi 2014 Human Resource Management Best Paper Presentation' at 7th International HR Conference, KJ SIMSR



IIMA Awards

Prof. Tirath Gupta Memorial Award for Best Thesis

Two awards are instituted by the Prof. Tirath Gupta Memorial Fund for an outstanding PhD thesis. This award is titled as, "Professor Tirath Gupta Memorial Award for Best Thesis" and is awarded during the annual convocation each year. The PhD students who are in their final stage of the thesis (i.e ready to graduate (or) convocate in that particular academic year) are eligible to apply for this award.

2021 Winners:
Name of the Student & Area of High Level of Specialization Thesis Title Award Amount
Saneesh Edacherian (STR Area) Three Essays on Diversity in Multiple Levels of Strategic Leadership Rs.50,000/-
Avijit Bansal (F&A Area) Essays on Behavioural Finance Rs.25,000/-
Arpita Pandey (MKTG Area) All for a Good Cause: A Study of Placement of Cause Marketing Advertisements in Consumer Online Decision Journey Rs.25,000/-
2020 Winners:
Name of the Student & Area of High Level of Specialization Thesis Title Award Amount
Priya Narayanan (MKTG Area) Impact of Order of Presentation and Prominent Presentation of Brand and Attribute on Consumers' Willingness to Pay Rs.50,000/-
Arpit Shah (PSG) Urban Land Use and the Heat Island Effect Rs.50,000/-
2019 Winners:
Name of the Student & Area of High Level of Specialization Thesis Title Award Amount
Sudipta Mandal (MKTG Area) Toward a Better Understanding of Negation and Brand Recall Memory Rs.25,000/-
Sonali Jain (F&A Area) Studies in Indian Equity Derivatives Markets Rs.25,000/-
Sai Chittaranjan Kalubandi (STR Area) Essays on the Internal Markets of Business Groups Rs.25,000/-
2018 Winners:
Name of the Student & Area of High Level of Specialization Thesis Title Award Amount
Biswajita Parida (MKTG Area) An Experimental Investigation of Advertising Effectiveness in Roadblock Advertising Rs.50,000/-
Aashish Argade (AGRI Area) Choice Determinants and Comparative Evaluation of Agri-output Marketing Channels-A Farmers' Perspective Rs.50,000/-

Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI) Award for Thesis Proposal

Two awards are provided by the endowment of the Industrial Finance Corporation of India. This award is titled "Industrial Finance Corporation of India [IFCI] Best Thesis Proposal Award". The thesis proposal submitted by the students as soon as their thesis proposal seminar is over would be considered for this award.

2021 Winners:
Name of the Student & Area of High Level of Specialization Thesis Proposal Title Award Amount
Shanthan Kandula (IS Area) Essays on Machine Learning for Enhanced Decision Support in E-commerce Rs.50,000/-
Harnain Kaur Arora (OB Area) Exploring the Trajectory of Guilt in Whistleblowing at Work: Actual Whistleblowers’ Lived Experiences Rs.25,000/-
Atima Singh (IME Area) Examining the Effects of Gamified Instructional Practice on Students’ Academic Outcomes, Learning Motivation and Engagement in India Rs.25,000/-
2020 Winners:
Name of the Student & Area of High Level of Specialization Thesis Proposal Title Award Amount
Vishal Bansal (P&QM Area) Stochastic Models for Retail Order Fulfillment Rs.50,000/-
Garima Khemani (OB Area) Hedonic and Eudaimonic Well-being in the Context of Workplace Bullying: Understanding the Experiences of Platform Workers Rs.50,000/-
2019 Winners:
Name of the Student & Area of High Level of Specialization Thesis Proposal Title Award Amount
Sakina H. Poonawala (F&A Area) Essays on Audit Committee and Board Composition Rs.33,333/-
Saikat Chakraborty (OB Area) Redefining Dignity in the Context of Precarity: A Study of Security Guards in India Rs.33,333/-
Balagopal Gopalakrishnan (F&A Area) Essays in Financial Intermediation Rs.33,333/-
2018 Winners:
Name of the Student & Area of High Level of Specialization Thesis Proposal Title Award Amount
Pavneet Singh (ECO Area) Essays in Governance and Economic Growth Rs.50,000/-
Sonali Jain (F&A Area) Studies in Indian Equity Derivatives Market Rs.50,000/-

Chaudhary-Padmanabhan-Pant Award for Scholastic Performance in the First Year

An award for the best scholastic performance in the first year has been instituted from 1993-94 from the fund created in memory of the three PhD Alumni, Late Shri B. Chaudhary, Late Shri R. Padmanabhan and Late Shri Madan Pant. The award, titled `Chaudhary-Padmanabahn-Pant Award for Scholastic Performance' carries a cash prize and is given to the PhD student who scores the highest GPA in the first year.

2021 Winners:
Name of the Student & Area of High Level of Specialization Award Amount
Akshay Jyothiram Iyer (MKTG Area) Rs.30,000/-
2020 Winners:
Name of the Student & Area of High Level of Specialization Award Amount
Shanthan Kandula (IS Area) Rs.30,000/-
2019 Winners:
Name of the Student & Area of High Level of Specialization Award Amount
R Raghuram (MKTG Area) Rs.10,000/-
2018 Winners:
Name of the Student & Area of High Level of Specialization Award Amount
Vishal Bansal (P&QM Area) Rs.5,000/-
Avijit Bansal (F&A Area) Rs.5,000/-