Two students of leading B-School IBS Hyderabad, Somaditya Das and Wasim Harunbhai Kalwa, won second prize in the prestigious Baylor-USASBE Student Case Research Competition organized by The Baylor University Entrepreneurship Program and United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). The students won the coveted prize for their case study titled “SKS Microfinance: Managing Growth and Continuity of a Social Enterprise”, written under the guidance of Prof. Debapratim Purkayastha of IBS Hyderabad. The case study deals with the challenges faced by a social enterprise as it considers opting for an Initial Public Offering. The competition was intense as it attracted submissions from top B-Schools from around the world. The IBS Hyderabad team was initially shortlisted as one of the six finalists. After a presentation before the judges on January 13, 2011 at the USASBE Conference held at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (SC), the team was declared the second prize winner. A team from Queen's University in Charlotte, SC, won the first prize, while the third prize was bagged by a team from the University of Colorado at Boulder. IBS Hyderabad is one of the leading B-Schools in India. It is a constituent of IFHE, a “Deemed to be University” under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956. Since its establishment in 1995, IBS Hyderabad has grown impressively and achieved widespread recognition from business and industry, academic circles, and professional bodies.
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