Hyderabad: ISB faculty, researchers and students of PGP cohort participated in the virtual Final Presentation Conclave organised by the Indian School of Business under its Jumpstart India programme (JSI), an initiative to steer India’s post-Covid economic recovery.
Started in May 2020, JSI has incorporated 45+ projects involving more than 30 faculty members and 300 ISB students to help the Central and State governments with key policy decisions in eight priority areas of national significance, including informal economy, healthcare, remote work institutionalisation and agriculture. The conclave focused on student teams and researchers who had contributed to diverse research projects spread across the country, presented the progress of their respective pursuits, thereby developing frameworks.
The presentations shared details of ongoing projects like those based on food-grain procurement in Punjab during pandemic; Pulse- an e- governance based project in Andhra Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh; attracting investments in Tamil Nadu; mentorship-based model for meritorious students in Punjab; forest produce procurement in Jharkhand; developing an eco-system on remote work in India; and distribution of Covid vaccine in India, among others.
Professor Ashwini Chhatre, executive director, Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP) said various projects, in collaboration with the governments of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, have grown from short-term projects under JSI, as their success has prompted public agencies for long-term research-based projects that can help States in the post-covid era. Other state governments too, he added, have approached ISB for specific collaborations under the JSI umbrella.
Professor Chandrasekhar Sripada, Clinical Professor in Organisation Behaviour area at ISB added that their team working on the topic Institutionalizing Remote Work will be coming out with a comprehensive report on developing an eco-system for remote work in the country.
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