Message from Professor Sridhar Seshadri, Chair, CBA Academic Board

First, I would like to share my experience working with Prof. Bhim. Prof. Bhim was the constant guiding force of this program right from inception. He used to tell us stories that suited the mood we were in and uplifted us after listening to him. He made us part of his family. We are extremely grateful for his generosity with his time and guidance. I would like us to celebrate Prof. Bhim’s life and I request all of us to carry forward his vision and principles. He was a person who could balance goodness and work and he was the best at it. In Prof. Bhim’s memory, we will be setting up a scholarship for this program. Also, I dedicate this newsletter to Prof. Bhim and his extended family.

The theme of the rest of this letter is: “Analytics is a young field and is going through its own wild west moment.”
Knowledge Dissemination
(Late) Prof. Bhim and Prof. Sridhar are editing a book “Essentials of Business Analytics” and expected to be published by Springer in Fall 2018.

Article from ISB Insight based on working research paper by Prof. Rajib Saha and co-authors..Read more.
Inspired from: Mani, D., Saha, R. and Aditya K.S., 2017. “Ties that Bind: A Network Approach to Assessing Technology Spillovers from the ICT Industry and their Impact on R&D”
Prof. Manish, Prof. Sudhir, and co-authors published a research paper in Journal of Retailing on “The Role of Big Data and Predictive Analytics in Retailing”.
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Nupur Pavan Bag and co-author shares insight on “General Data Protection Regulation: What will happen to all the micro level analytics?” (published in Analytics India Magazine)
Excerpt from Prof. Bhim’s interview with
Dr Avik Sarkar

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Alumni Spotlight

CBA Alumni shares with us how the programme and ISB network has helped to grow not only professionally but personally as well.
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Business Analytics SIG: Congratulations on your graduation! We are very happy and proud to announce that the school has decided to include CBA graduates as our Associate Alumni. To join the club, please write to Office of Alumni Engagement on
Your alumni benefits include membership Special Interest Group – “Business Analytics” and invitations to a variety of lifelong learning and networking events.

CBA Team looks forward to your continued engagement with the programme.

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Capstone Project
  Capstone projects form a key part of the CBA learning objectives. This is where students work on a real-case business problem sponsored by an organisation. Click below for more details on sector wise projects.
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News and Events

Congratulations to Graduates of Certificate Programme in Business Analytics, Class of 2017 (Winter) in January 2018 and Class of 2018 (Summer) in May 2018

Four students from CBA Class of 2018 (Summer) founded a startup “Research Analytics.”

  • Founder: Sumanth, co-founders: Karthik, Manoj & Madhu
  • Mentor: Professor Sudhir Voleti, ISB

Faculty Accolades:

  • The book “TAP: Unlocking The Mobile Economy” authored by ISB CBA faculty, Prof. Anindya Ghose, won the Gold prize in Business Technology category and Bronze in Economics category in the Axiom 2018 Business Book Awards
  • Dr Shailesh Kumar, ISB CBA faculty, awarded in MachineCon2018 as one of the top 50 Best Minds in Indian Analytics Ecosystem.

CBA Alumni Accolades:

  • Vijay Nair’s, ISB CBA alumni from Co 2017 (Winter), awarded in MachineCon2018 as one of the top 50 Best Minds in Indian Analytics Ecosystem.
  • The team of CBA Students (Nivedith, Reema, Supti, Vijay) from Co 2017 (Winter) presented their Capstone Project at prestigious National and International platforms:

a.    NASSCOM Analytics Challenge (Top 5 out of 48).

b.    NASSCOM Showcase Your Analytics Leadership Track 3 – Supply and Operational Analytics.

c.     Jakarta Analytics Leaders Conference, Indonesia

  • Jatinder Kumar, CBA Alumni from Co 2017 (Winter), presented his case studies,

a.     Case study “Predictive Maintenance and IoT Smart City Solutions” was selected in Top 3 in “Engineering Analytics Challenge” of NASSCOM Annual Big Data & Analytics Summit in June 2018.

b.   Case study “DXC OmniLocation Product implementation of IoT and Machine learning” was also selected in Top 3 in “Supply Chain Domain” in March 2018.

In the memory of Professor Bhim few testimonials from students and colleagues: testimonials
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