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Punjab Governor seeks ISB’s help to make Chandigarh a Smart City

The Indian School of Business (ISB) saw around 100 professionals across healthcare, infrastructure and manufacturing sectors graduate in the first combined graduation ceremony of its Long Duration Programmes (LDP). Sh. V.P. Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab was the Chief Guest for the day and was welcomed by Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman Mohali campus Advisory Board and Professor Rajendra Srivastava, Dean, ISB.

It was for the first time that a graduation ceremony of the three programs namely Healthcare Management Programme (HMP), Leadership in Infrastructure Management (LIM) and the Management Programme in Manufacturing and Operations (MPMO) was held together. The ceremony commenced with Professor Sarang Deo, Executive Director Max Institute of Healthcare Management addressing the gathering and inviting participants from each programme to share their experiences and learnings.

Talking about the mission of the research institutes and the programmes, Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman Mohali campus Advisory Board said that ISB is working towards addressing real  and relevant issues that will  support businesses and  contribute to nation development. Addressing the graduating students, Sh. V.P. Singh Badnore shared his personal journey from the corporate world to politics and advised participants to be multidisciplinary in their approach and implement their learnings towards the development of country and the economy. He said he was keen to collaborate with ISB in making Chandigarh one of the smartest cities in India with improved administration and governance. Earlier Professor Rajendra Srivastava, Dean, ISB spoke about the significance of the LDP programmes which are an effort towards grooming leaders who will drive the growth in their organisations and influence the way businesses are run in the future.

The Long Duration programmes at ISB were started with a vision of creating experts and leaders in the four sectors that have a crucial role in the growth of the Indian economy. ISB brings together professionals from both public and private sector on a single platform facilitating exchange of knowledge and best practices between professionals from diverse sectors. The one year programmes are taught via a unique hybrid model involving intensive classroom sessions spread over a year, interspersed with online interaction and group work – first of its kind in India. Participants in these programmes are mid to senior level executives from leading and emerging companies across the country and entrepreneurs from various sectors. The modular residency format facilitates acquisition of knowledge and skill-sets without requiring students to take a break from their regular jobs. The four institutes are based at the ISB’s Mohali campus and work closely with the industry, government and academia in identifying and working on issues in key sectors that will have an impact on policy making in this country.