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Press Releases | Mohali Campus | April 08, 2018

Indian School of Business celebrates its 2018 Graduation Day
Chief Guest Mallika Srinivasan shares her ‘Navaratnas for Success’ with ISB graduates


Mohali April 8, 2018: The Indian School of Business celebrated its graduation ceremony at the Mohali campus with Mallika Srinivasan Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE) as the chief guest. This year a total of 877 students passed out across both the campuses with 275 in Mohali and 602 in Hyderabad in PGP and 39 students graduated from the Management Programme in Family Business (PGP MFAB). Ms. Srinivasan gave away certificates to the graduating students and addressed the gathering.

Mallika Srinivasan shared nine nuggets or navaratnas on what it takes to be a winner in today’s world. Addressing the graduating classes, Mallika Srinivasan said, “Let passionate diligence be your mantra to success. There is no substitute for hard work.  But when you love what you do it doesn’t feel like work and as your love grows you’ll find yourself doing better and better.”
 

Harish Manwani, the Chairman of ISB Executive Board, Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman, Mohali Campus Advisory Board, Dean Rajendra Srivastava, participated in the celebrations along with students, families, faculty, alumni, staff and other visiting dignitaries.

Addressing his first graduation as the Chairman of the Executive Board Harish Manwani said, “As a school we provide you the best, be it the faculty, infrastructure or the exposure but taking this forward depends on your young shoulders; because you all are the ones who are living examples to the world what ISB stands for. On behalf of the Board, I am committed to support the school’s plans to expand and grow.”

Earlier addressing the ceremony Dean Rajendra Srivastava told the students, “It’s that time of the year again when we feel proud that the birds of ISB are going to spread their wings and fly across the globe just like our logo. At ISB we integrate discipline-based academic perspectives with insights from the industry and the government. “In today’s fast evolving world, while we have tried our best to teach you how to balance theory and practice, you have to think beyond traditional boundaries and now is the time for you all to implement your learnings in the work place. Wish you luck for the new beginnings in your life!”

This year a total of 877 of PGP Class of 2018, 55 of PGPMAX Class of 2017 and 39 students of PGP MFAB Class of 2017 passed out. With this, the ISB alumni network now expands to 9600 with presence in different parts of the world.

The graduation day commenced with the ceremonial procession led by the Dean. The School also celebrated the accomplishments of its students and gave away awards to students who excelled in academics, extra-curricular activities and those who had demonstrated exemplary leadership skills throughout the year and to the best faculty. The list of awards for this year is appendedbelow.

The celebrations came to a close with the ceremonial hat toss marking the end of the Graduation Day 2018. 


Awards (Mohali campus)

ISB Scholar of Excellence: Ankita Jain, Jyoti Goyal and Chandra Bagavan Chokkalingam were given the ISB Scholar of Excellence Award. The ISB Scholar of Excellence is awarded in recognition of outstanding academic performance throughout the year.
 

Chairman’s All Rounder Award PGP Co2018 

The Chairman’s All Rounder award was given to Sneh Shah, PGP Co2018 who had demonstrated exceptional all round leadership skills through the year. In addition, the ‘ISB Young Leaders’ and ‘ISB Torchbearer’ awards were given to students who have demonstrated leadership skills, and all round excellence through the year.

 

Professor of the year

Students also voted for their favorite faculty for the year through the Professor of the Year awards. Professor Saravanan Kesavan was given “Professor of the Year Award for Core Courses” and Professor Piyush Kumar was awarded with the “Professor of the Year for Elective Courses.” Professor Dishan Kamdar was given the “Professor of the Year for PGPMFAB Class of 2017.”
 

Dean’s List

The Dean’s List comprises students who make it to the top ten percentile of the Class for their academic accomplishments. This year a total of 92 students were announced combining both the campuses.

 

The Academic Associate of the year

These awards were given away by students to those who supported them in their learning throughout the year. Ajay Mittal (PGPMAX 2017) and Kanupriya Aggarwal (PGP MFAB Class of 2017) and John Bansal, Anjali Sharma, Mehak Jain received this award for the PGP Class of 2018 from the Mohali campus.

 

About Indian School of Business:

Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global Business school offering world-class management education across its two campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. The School has grown at a rapid pace over the sixteen years since its inception and already has several notable accomplishments to its credit – it is the youngest school ever to consistently rank among the top Global MBA programmes, one among the select 100 global B-schools to have AACSB and EQUIS accreditation, one of the largest providers of Executive Education in Asia, and the most research productive Indian management institution. A vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, strong academic associations with leading global B-schools and the backing of an influential Board, have helped the ISB fast emerge as a premier global Business school in the emerging markets. For details visit www.isb.edu

Press Releases | Hyderabad Campus | April 06, 2018

ISB Celebrates its 2018 Graduation Day with Dr K Radhakrishnan
With Around Thousand More Graduates, ISB’s Alumni Network Spreading Strong
27 International Students Are Part of the Graduating Class


Hyderabad, April 06, 2018: The Indian School of Business (ISB) today welcomed Dr K Radhakrishnan, Former Director, ISRO, gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest at Graduation Day 2018 held today at the Hyderabad campus.

Sharing his views, Dr K Radhakrishnan emphasised on the advent of disruptive technologies that calls for unprecedented management solutions for the future. He asked the students to stay connected with developments in space discovery since “The humankind's aspiration for habitat engagement beyond this globe could become a reality within next 40-50 years. That would be your larger world a few decades from now when you are in the prime of your professional life.” He also highlighted the importance of keeping an open mind and learning from all, while dealing with the inherent differences.”

Sharing his experiences with the graduating students, Harish Manwani, the newly appointed Chairman of the ISB Executive Board said, “The current age managers are required to have entrepreneurial capabilities, as a lot of space is created through disruption in technology and economy.” Other Board Members participated in the Graduation Day proceedings, in addition to the students, families, faculty, alumni, staff and other dignitaries.
 
Earlier, Professor Rajendra Srivastava, Dean, ISB, welcomed the gathering and advising the students, said “Each one of you is unique and hence do not try to live someone else’s life and do not let others’ opinions drown down your inner voice. Challenge status quo and while being a good manager is the basic requirement, being a good leader is what ultimately matters.”
  
Graduation 2018 also marked the passing out of close to 1000 students from the ISB, 602 of PGP Class of 2018 from the Hyderabad campus, 55 of PGPMAX Class of 2017. With this, the ISB alumni network now expands close to 9600 with presence from different parts of the world.
 
The graduation day commenced with the ceremonial procession led by the Dean. The School also celebrated the accomplishments of its students and gave away awards to students who excelled in academics, extra-curricular activities and those who had demonstrated exemplary leadership skills throughout the year and to the best faculty. The list of awards for this year is appended below.
 
The celebrations came to a close with the ceremonial hat toss marking the finale’ of the Graduation day 2018. The Graduation Ceremony at Mohali will be held on April 08, 2018.
 
Awards (Hyderabad Campus):
 
The Ceremony saw many awards and accolades given to faculty and students.

ISB Scholar of Excellence
Bhawarth Sangwan, Chinmay Sahoo and Atul Shrimal from the PGP Class of 2018 were given the ISB Scholar of Excellence Award. Dimple Jacob Mathews was awarded with the PGPMAX 2017 Scholar of Excellence. The ISB Scholar of Excellence is awarded in recognition of outstanding academic performance throughout the year.
 
Chairman’s All Rounder Award
The Chairman’s All Rounder award was given to Nikita Dawda from the PGP Class of 2018 who had demonstrated exceptional all round leadership skills through the year. In addition, the ‘ISB Young Leaders’ and ‘ISB Torchbearer’ awards were given to students who have demonstrated leadership skills, and all round excellence through the year.
 
ISB-Parmeshwar Godrej Award
Anumeha Srivastava from the PGP Class of 2018 was awarded the Exemplary Woman Student which has been announced from this year.
 
The Best Club awards were given to Business Technology Club and Manufacturing & Operations Club (Professional Club) and the Sports Club (Social Club).
 
Dean’s List
The Dean’s List comprises students who make it to the top ten percentile of the Class for their academic accomplishments. This year a total of 92 students were announced combining both the campuses.
 
Professor of the year
Students also voted for their favorite faculty for the year through the Professor of the Year awards. Professor Sarang Deo was given “Professor of the Year Award for Core Courses” and Professor Piyush Kumar was awarded with the “Professor of the Year for Elective Courses for PGP Class of 2018.” Professor Prashant Kale was given the “Professor of the Year for PGPMAX Class of 2017.”
 
Academic Associate of the year for PGP and PGPMAX awards were also given by students through preferential nominations for supporting students in their learning through out the year.
 
The Mohali campus will host the Graduation Day of the PGP Class of 2018 (Mohali Campus) and PGP MFAB Class of 2017 on April 08, 2018. 
 
Please visit our Graduation Day website for more pictures - www.isb.edu/graduation-day-2018
 
About Indian School of Business:
Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global Business school offering world-class management education across its two campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. The School has grown at a rapid pace over the sixteen years since its inception and already has several notable accomplishments to its credit – it is the youngest school ever to consistently rank among the top Global MBA programmes, one among the select 100 global B-schools to have AACSB and EQUIS accreditation, one of the largest providers of Executive Education in Asia, and the most research-productive Indian management institution. A vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, strong academic associations with leading global B-schools and the backing of an influential Board, have helped the ISB fast emerge as a premier global Business school in the emerging markets. For details visit www.isb.edu.
 
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