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2018 International Achievement Awards Recipient Announced

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Illinois International Programs are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017/18 International Achievement Awards. The International Achievement Awards recognize outstanding alumni, faculty, and students whose exceptional work, service, and/or scholarship has made a significant, global impact.

The recipients will be celebrated for their work at the annual International Achievement Awards Banquet on April 4, 2018 at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center in Urbana.

Jinwoo Cheon
Madhuri and Jagdish N. Sheth International Alumni Award for Exceptional Achievement

Benjamin J. Lough
Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement

President Carter Jag Madhuri Sheth Plains

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Jagdish N. Sheth 2017 Best Thesis Award Winners Announced

In all nine applications were received for the award this year. The Director constituted the following jury committee for evaluating the received applications :

  1. Dr. A. V. Shukla, Chair, Fellow Programme in Management, BIMTECH – Chairman
  2. Dr. Amin Usta, Professor in Strategy Area, BIMTECH – Member and
  3. Dr. P. K. Chaubey, Director, IMS, Lucknow University, Former Professor IIPA, New Delhi – Member

The award this year has been won by:

Himanshu GuptaDr. Himanshu Gupta, The title of his thesis “Impact of Diversified Investment on Portfolio Performance: A Study on ‘Hedge Funds’ With Special Reference to Indian Capital Market”. He was the conferred Ph.D degree by the Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur in 2016.

As per the award scheme a second award was also declared this year since no award could be won in the last year.

The second award was won by:

Amrendra PandeyDr. Amrendra Pandey. The title of his thesis was “Working of Monetary Policy: A Case Study of RBI from 1991-2015”. He was conferred the title of Fellow of BIMTECH in 2016.


Winners of Jagdish N. Sheth Award for Best Thesis – 2017 worth Rs. 50,000 each

Sartaj ChaudharyMs. Sartaj Chaudhary, the title of her thesis was “Influence of Socialisation and Materialism on Consumer Decision Making Styles of Indian Teenagers in CBSE schools in NCR”. Dr. Sartaj carried out her research study at the Centre for Research Studies, Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida. She was conferred Ph.D degree by the Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur in 2016.

John KinguMr. John Kingu, the title of his thesis was “Determinants of Export Performance of Selected Cash Agri-Products – Pre and Post Trade Liberalization in Tanzania”. Dr. John carried out his research study at the Centre for Research Studies, Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida. He was conferred Ph.D degree by the Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur in 2016.


Winners of Jagdish N. Sheth Award for Best Thesis – 2016 worth Rs. 50,000 each

Anant Jyoti BadgaiyanDr. Anant Jyoti Badgaiyan, the title of his thesis was “Analysis of Consumers’ Impulsive Buying Behaviour in Electronic Consumer Durable Industry: A Study in National Capital Region”. Dr. Anant carried out his research study at the Centre for Research Studies, Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida. He was conferred Ph.D degree by the Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur in 2015.

Vijesh JainDr. Vijesh Jain, the title of his thesis was “An Empirical Analysis of Level of Comfort with Foreign Cultures in Multinational Firms”. Dr. Vijesh carried out his research study at the Centre for Research Studies, Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida. He was conferred Ph.D degree by the University of Mysore in 2015.

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