Bangalore: Fellow Programme scholars Ankita Dash and Rahul Singh of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore are the recipients of the Tata Motors Fellowship Award instituted in June this year. The Fellowship aims to attract the best talent in the country to the IIMB Fellow Programme in in Management, with the objective of intensifying the academic cooperation between Tata Motors Ltd. and IIM Bangalore, and supporting world-class innovative and impact-creating work in the areas of Sustainable Development.
The Fellowship is applicable for the students who are in the 4th and 5th year of the FPM Programme for the respective academic years. Ankita Dash holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Maryland College (USA) and is in the 5th year of the FPM Programme. The broad area of her research is Global Value Chains and the participation of firms in India in their sectoral Global Value Chains. Her thesis is based on the premise that Global Value Chains are excellent tools for ensuring sustainable development, both at the country level as well as the firm level. Ankita’s study focuses on the broad areas outlined by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Rahul Singh holds a B.Tech degree in Mining Engineering from the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, and is in the 4th year of the FPM Programme at IIM Bangalore. His first research area project covers the effects of domestic regulations that are restrictive to trade flows and unanticipated import shocks to India in the post liberation period. The second research project studies the Chinese import competition and labour market adjustments – evidence from India, the results of which would analyse the impact on wage inequality, unemployment and the use of flexible workforce in India.