ICFAI Business School (IBS) Wins ‘Outstanding Case Writer’ Award

Last Updated - March 09 2018

6th March 2018, Hyderabad: The ICFAI Business School (IBS) case "Breaking the Code of Silence", written by Ms. Syeda Maseeha Qumer, Dr. Debapratim Purkayastha, and Dr. Vijaya N. Zinnoury (University of Denver, USA), won the highly prestigious 'Outstanding Case Writer' award, conducted by the UK-based The Case Center.

Ms. Syeda Maseeha Qumer

The world’s largest and most diverse repository of management cases organizes the Case Centre Awards and Competition to celebrate worldwide excellence in case writing and teaching and are now considered the case mode community’s annual ‘Oscars’. To win the 'Outstanding Case Writer' award, one has to beat off competition from the best writers in the world, as the case can be about any management topic cutting across branches.

Prof. Debapratim Purkayastha

“IBS’s winning case deals with the highly topical issue of sexual harassment in the workplace and allows instructors to bring critical issues to the classroom and also help find solutions. It offers an opportunity to discuss what to do and, more specifically, what to say when faced with sexual harassment. IBS employs the case mode of teaching and its Case Research Center has developed more than 6,000 cases. For the year 2017, a record eleven cases from IBS featured in the list of worldwide bestsellers. Broadly, it prepares students/trainees to speak up when confronted with ethical dilemmas,” stated Dr. Purkayastha, who heads the world-class Case Research Center at IBS.

The winners of other categories of this year’s Case Centre awards comprise Harvard, Stanford, INSEAD, Kellogg, HEC Paris, etc.

About Case Research Center: ICFAI Business School Hyderabad is one of the leading officers of cases worldwide. The Case Research Center (CRC) at the IBS has developed around 6,000 cases that are used by more than 800 B-schools in more than 75 countries annually.

About ICFAI Business School: The ICFAI Establishation for Higher Education (IFHE) is a Deemed-to-be-University under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. NAAC, an autonomous institute of University Grants Commission has also accredited The ICFAI Establishation for Higher Education (Deemed to be University) with ‘A’ Grade with an impressive score (institutional CGPA) of 3.43 out of 4. Within a short span of time since it was founded in 1995, IBS Hyderabad has grown impressively and achieved widespread recognition from the industry, academic circles and professional bodies in the last 20 years. It is one of the first business schools in South Asia to receive the prestigious SAQS accreditation. It is a premier business school that has been consistently ranked by independent rating agencies as one of the top 10 B – Schools in India. IBS (Faculty of Management) is a constituent of IFHE.

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