09 Jun 2020 18:27 IST

ICFAI Business School bags two US awards in case competition

Receives prize for developing social and critically-relevant cases

For the third consecutive year, ICFAI Business School (IBS) won two awards in the Thirteenth Annual E-PARCC Teaching Case and Simulation Competition, organised by Maxwell School’s “Collaborative Governance Initiative”, Syracuse University, New York, US, says a press release from IBS.

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

Case 1:


Benudhar Sahu

Debapratim Purkayastha

‘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 organisations to bring clean water to over two million people in Liberia through 8,000 water projects in ten years.

Case 2:

‘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 unorganised public transport in the city. The initative was executed with active participation from NGOs, people from civil society, philanthropic companies and private organisations.

Purkayastha, Director of the IBS Case Research Center, said, Winning these prestigious awards for three successive years demonstrates 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.”

Indu Perepu

KBS Kumar


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.