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Our partnership with Biocon for the ISB-Biocon Certificate Program Business Analytics continued for the second year. Biocon’s contribution to this programme has enabled ISB attract the best possible faculty and leverage technology to the fullest to impart latest methodologies in business analytics. Likewise our partnership with Srei continued in its third successive year. Srei has been instrumental to provide real world learning experiences to our students in the area of Infrastructure by supporting our applied learning activities in this area.
A closer connect between government, academia and the industry can play a larger role in supporting the growth of new and emerging businesses and assisting existing enterprises in reaching this national goal. ISB launched the Technology Entrepreneurship Programme (TEP), in partnership with Government of Telangana, aimed at encouraging and enabling engineering students to consider entrepreneurship as a career choice. Over a two-year period, the programme aims to embed technology entrepreneurship education, across the major disciplines of engineering and help the students to create and launch new business ventures. We believe that programmes like the TEP will help to scale up the entrepreneurial talent among the young people, which will make them wealth creators and have a social impact by creating more employment opportunities in our country. The TEP received an overwhelming response from students of the participating institutions. In all, 2000 registrations were received from 14 colleges across seven districts in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The applications were received from talented engineering students who secured an average of 88% in their academics.
KT Rama Rao designation said, "I am happy to launch ISB’s Technology Entrepreneurship programme, which will promote technology entrepreneurship and nurture the culture of entrepreneurship in the region. The government of Telangana is committed to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the new state. We want to support every deserving entrepreneur and hope that the next big idea comes from Hyderabad. I look forward to work with the ISB to make Hyderabad the next preferred innovation and investment destination for entrepreneurs."
10,000 Women is a global initiative providing 10,000 underserved women entrepreneurs with a business and management education, sponsored by Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. in partnership with the Indian School of Business (ISB) trained over 1,300 Indian women entrepreneurs hailing from cities such as Agra, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Noida and Pune through session held across the country since the inception of the programme in 2008. Last year, we celebrated the graduation of the 44th class of the 10,000 Women programme in India.
"In addition to helping me to scale-up my business substantially, the programme has been a motivating force for me to empower other women and give back to the society in my own way," said Varsha Mahendra, a successful graduate of the programme.
"Along with employing more women in my business, I am also supporting their family members to learn new skills that will improve their livelihood," she added.