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             Prof. Anirban Ghatak

             Prof. Ghatak (Decision Sciences) took up a topical project of high contemporary interest, titled, COVID-19 in India: Policy Suggestions
             using Epidemiological Modelling.
 Highest Stipend Offered
 ` 2,00,000  In this project, he and his team implemented a compartment-based epidemiological model that incorporates control measures such as
             lock-down and social-distancing for the fteen most-affected states in India, using data available in the public domain, from reliable
 Average Stipend of
 Top 10%     sources. The team estimates, directly from the data, the time varying effects of these control measures on the transmission rate of
             COVID-19. It predicts the disease progression using the eSIR (extended susceptible-infected-recovered) model for nine scenarios with
 ` 1,25,500
 Average Stipend of   different possible dates of lock-down-relaxation followed by different levels of social-distancing guidelines adopted post lock-down.
 Top 25%     Using the results of the simulations, the team proposes possible exit strategies for each state, depending on factors such as the fraction
             of the population that will be infected at the peak and the hospital-bed capacity. Prof. Anirban presented on 16 May 2020, a webinar to
 ` 98,482    the Board of Governors of the Institute,  the CII members of Andhra Pradesh State Council, faculty and staff of the Institute on this topic.

 ` 51,726    His next webinar was on 23May 2020 on the topic, under the aegis of JIS Institute of Advanced Studies and Research. He submitted a
             research paper on this to the Springer Nature Operations Research Forum. A report about his work has also been published in the
             Times of India on 13 May 2020.
 Average Stipend
 52          Prof. Amit Shankar
             Prof. Amit Shankar co-authored a paper titled “Insights for luxury retailers to reach customers globally”, which was published in the
 Total Number of Recruiters  journal: Marketing Intelligence and Planning, an Emerald publication. He also published a paper “A Study of Factors Affecting Mobile
             Governance (mGov) Adoption Intention in India using an Extension of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM)” in the South Asian
 First Time Recruiter  Journal of Management. He delivered a session on 'Social Media Marketing and Social Media Marketing Analytics' at the Vinod Gupta
             School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur on 14 March 2020. He was a key resource person in the TEQIP-
             sponsored one-week workshop on research methodology using SPSS and AMOS at NIT Srinagar held during 08-12 February 2020. He
 Students Placed  was also invited as a key resource person in a Faculty Development Programme on Impact of Moral Values, Ethics & Behavioral
 100%        Sciences on Attitudinal Development of Professionals, from 17  to 30  January 2020, organized by AICTE New Delhi.
             Prof. Bhargab Chattopadhyay
             Prof. Chattopadhyay co-authored a research paper titled “Sequential Accuracy in Parameter Estimation for Estimation of the Population
             Correlation Coefcient” which was published in the journal - Psychological Methods. His paper “Accuracy in Insurance Billing Error
             Estimation Using Auxiliary Information”  was accepted in the South African Statistical Journal. His article titled “Virtual Dimensionality of
 SECTOR-WISE BREAKUP  Hyperspectral Data: Use of Multiple Hypothesis Testing for Controlling Type-I Error” received acceptance in the IEEE Journal of Selected
 Incubation under TIDE 2.0  Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing and will be published soon. He was one of the panel members in deciding the
             research article recommended for the 16  Abraham Wald Prize in Sequential Analysis. He is also the Associate Editor of the Sequential
 28%  The  Institute  is  only  the  fth  IIM  to  have  been  granted  a   Analysis Journal by Taylor & Francis.
 25%  Te c h n o l o g y   I n c u b a t i o n   a n d   D e v e l o p m e n t   o f
 Entrepreneurship (TIDE) Center by the Ministry of Electronics   Prof. Bishakha Majumdar
 & Information Technology (MeitY), Govt. of India. TIDE 2.0 is a   Prof. Majumdar co-authored a book titled 'Disadvantaged Children in India: Empirical Evidence, Policies and Actions' which was
 scheme  to  promote  technology  entrepreneurship  by   published with Springer Singapore (March 2020). In January 2020, she co-authored and presented a paper titled 'Handloom and Digital
 providing nancial and technical support to promising ideas.   Empowerment: Case-Based Policy Perspectives' at the Sixth Biennial Conference of the Indian Academy of Management (INDAM
 6%  Under this scheme, two startups at the ideation stage and two   2020), at IIM Tiruchirappalli. She was invited to deliver a lecture on 'Human Resource Management in Higher Education Institutions:
 5%  6%  6%  5%  startups  at  the  prototype  stage  shall  be  selected  for   Documentation and Maintenance of Digital Databases' at the National Conference on Future Challenges of Higher Education
 3% 3%  3%  3%  incubation at the Centre.  Institutions,  Govt.  College  for  Women  (A),  Srikakulam,  Andhra  Pradesh.  She  also  co-directed  a  one-day  training  program  on
 1%  1%  1%  1%  “Personnel  Management  and  General  Management  Skills'  at  the  National  Academy  of  Customs,  Indirect  Taxes  &  Narcotics,
             Visakhapatnam and conducted sessions on 'Communicating Feedback Effectively' and 'Stress and Time Management'. She also co-
 The  TIDE  Centre  launched  on  27  Feb.  2020,  the  online
 application  portal  for  receiving  applications  under  the   directed a Two-Day Capacity-building Program on Transforming Teaching Processes: Effective Coaching for Teaching and Learning for
 Scheme.     the Senior Faculty & Directors of National Institute of Business Management, Colombo, Sri Lanka. She participated in a round-table
             discussion led by Mr. M. Pratap, IPS, Managing Director and Vice-Chairman, Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation
             (APSRTC) to discuss the feasibility of proposed road transport innovations in Andhra Pradesh.
 The startups which are at ideation or prototype stage, should
 preferably be using Electronics & IT based technologies such   Prof Deepika Gupta
 Women Startup Programme  as IoT, AI/ML, Blockchain, Robotics, etc. and working in the   Prof. Gupta was invited as Chief Guest for the Valedictory Function of successful completion of the in-house Management Training
 focus  areas  like  Agriculture;  Clean  Energy;  Education;   Program for its rst batch of newly-recruited Management Trainees of Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research,
 Environment  and  Clean  Technology;  Financial  Inclusion   Visakhapatnam. She was also the Program Director for the Management Development Program for ofcers of Hindustan Shipyard Ltd.
 including Digital Payments; Healthcare; Infrastructure; Smart   She is the co-chair of the Academy of International Business, India Chapter Conference 2020 to be held in Visakhapatnam during the
 Building on the remarkable success of the Women Start-up Program   Transportation and other such emerging Areas (e.g. Fintech,   year.
 (WSP-2018), the Institute will soon announce, in partnership with the   Electric Mobility, Skill Development, Women Safety, Women
 N S Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) of IIM   & Children Nutrition).  Prof. M.V.  Anuradha
 Bangalore, the launch of the next edition of this programme. WSP is   Prof. Anuradha codirected a one-day training program on “Personnel Management and General Management Skills' at the
 an incubation program that aims to support and encourage women   The startups which are selected under the EiR (Entrepreneur-  National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes & Narcotics, Visakhapatnam and conducted sessions on Conict
 entrepreneurs  from  all  over  the  country.  As  the  fully-equipped   in-Residence)  category  will  receive  Fellowships  of  Rs.4.0   Management and Change Management. Along with Prof. Anupama Sharma, Prof. Anuradha conducted a training session
 satellite/out-reach center (of IIMB) for this programme, the Institute   Lakh each and those selected under the Grants category will   on soft skills for Income Tax Ofcers. The sessions were held on 9 January 2020 at the training ofce of the Income Tax
 would  work  towards  the  development  of  the  entrepreneurial   receive Rs.7.0 Lakh each.  Department in Visakhapatnam. One of her articles was also published in the April edition of Human Capital Magazine.
 ecosystem in the regions of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
 The selection process will be highly competitive and only two   Prof. Neena Pandey
 startups under each category shall be admitted for the nal   Prof. Pandey co-authored an article titled “The tech effects of Covid-19, and ofces of the future” which was published in the
 incubation phase.  April edition of Forbes India Magazine. She also co-authored and published articles titled, “Internet Governance in Times of
             a Pandemic” and “COVID-19 Pandemic and the Possibilities of Digital Surge”.
 The last date for the application was extended to May 18,
 2020.       Mr. Navnath Pawar
             Mr.  Pawar,  Assistant  librarian  of  IIM  Visakhapatnam  presented  a  paper  titled  “Read  and  Publish  model  of  journal
             subscription: An Introduction” at 4  International Conference of Asian Libraries at IIM Lucknow during February 26-28,
 The details about this unique initiative are available on the   2020.
 Institute's website.
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