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ICFAI Business School Wins Prestigious US Award

Post Covid-19 pandemic, role of government/public sector will increase and managers will be expected to work collaboratively

Hyderabad, June 9, 2020
: For the third consecutive year, ICFAI Business School (IBS) won awards in the prestigious Annual E-PARCC Teaching Case and Simulation Competition, organized by Maxwell School’s “Collaborative Governance Initiative”, Syracuse University, New York, USA.

The following two cases won the prestigious Glendal E. and Alice D. Wright Prize Fund for Conflict and Collaboration Case Studies in International Development:

Dr. Debapratim Purkayastha
Benudhar Sahu

‘The Last Well’, by Dr. Debapratim Purkayastha and Benudhar Sahu, is about how a Texas-based non-profit forged multi-stakeholder collaborative partnerships with private, public and faith-based organizations to bring clean water to over two million people in Liberia through 8,000 water projects in ten years.


Dr. KBS Kumar Indu Perepu

‘Mapatón’, by Dr. KBS Kumar and Indu Perepu, is about a civic innovation and urban creativity initiative by the Mayor of the Mexico City, Mexico, to address the problem of unorganized public transport in the city. The initative was executed with active participation from NGOs, people from civil society, philanthropic companies, and private organizations.


Dr. Purkayastha, Director of the world-class IBS Case Research Center, said, “Winning this prestigious award for three successive years demonstrate IBS’s heft in developing critical and socially-relevant cases. In the post Covid-19 world, the role played by the government/ public sector will increase, and it will be critical for new-age managers to work collaboratively. Such cases will prepare future mangers to work with multiple-stakeholders in solving problems in the interface of public policy and business.”

The AACSB-accredited IBS Hyderabad is one of the world’s leading case publishing schools, with more than 6,500 cases, that are used in classroom and online mode.

Winners of the Thirteenth Annual E-PARCC Teaching Case and Simulation Competition