Covid - 19

Update - May 14, 2020

ISB Post lockdown Health Safety Plan V1.0


Update - March 23, 2020


Curfew Order in SAS Nagar, Punjab

Government of Telangana: GO Ms No 46: COVID - 19: The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 - LOCKDOWN- Further orders

Government of Telangana: GO MS No: 45 COVID - 19: The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 - LOCKDOWN

Update - March 22, 2020

Advisory- Suspension of Non Essential Services on Campus


In this chaotic period with constantly changing demands, the safety of our ISB community is of utmost concern. To this effort we are mandating the following actions that come into effect immediately and shall remain valid through April 1, or until further notified.
 
We solicit your co-operation while the lockdown is in force:
 

  • We are stopping entry of staff members to both the campuses with immediate effect. This takes precedence over the last guidelines wherein HoDs were authorised to allow entry of their team members to campus.
  • Newspaper vendors, milk vendors, maids and drivers shall not be allowed entry to the campus till the lockdown notification is no more in force.
  • All essential services on campus (details below)shall continue with their regular operations but with limited numbers of personnel and availability. This is applicable to both Hyderabad and the Mohali campus.
    ICICI BANK/INDIAN BANK
    ATM SERVICES
    GROCERY STORE
    WELLNESS CENTER
    F&B SERVICES (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
    HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES
    IT HELPDESK AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT (8 AM TO 8 PM)
    SAROVAR ENGINEERING SERVICES
    STP STAFF

  • Our previous advisories around OLA/UBER/Online food and parcel delivery restriction continues to remain in force.
  • Resident faculty is requested to avoid inviting external guests/visitors to the campus during this period.

The health and safety of our residents and staff is a community effort and we look forward to your full support. We are sorry for any inconveniences you might experience, but health and wellness are a priority.

For any specific queries on the above, request you to send an email to Human_Resources@isb.edu.

 

Update - March 19, 2020

In view of the evolving Coronavirus pandemic and related advisories from various government bodies, it has been decided to send all staff members at our Hyderabad and Mohali campuses and who are part of all non-essential services back home today by 2 PM. The staff shuttles at both campuses shall report for their respective pick-ups at 2 PM today at both Hyderabad and Mohali. A small number of employees that need to physically be on campus will remain.  All others will be released until April 1 or until further notice.
 
The entirety of the student body will have left campus by this evening,  other than those restricted from travelling.  With the students vacating, all of the dormitories and classrooms are being sanitized as per WHO guidelines. We have already done this with areas such as the Gymnasiums and Day Cares. Next, we will sanitize staff areas and conference rooms. Our intent is to be proactive and to limit the potential for infestation and spread.
 
Please stay aware of your actions and surroundings, and practice good hygiene. Thank you

 

Precautions and being cautious is the Mantra
Globally, the pandemic Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has raised an unprecedented alarm, and to address this global concern, countries across the globe are adopting a multi-pronged approach to prevent it from reaching unmanageable proportions.
We at the Indian School of Business (ISB) - understanding the profound ramifications of COVID-19 on its students, faculty, staff, vendors, and all other stakeholders - are adopting a holistic approach in addressing this concern. ISB is fully geared up and is making all efforts in fighting COVID-19.
 
For the first time in the annals of ISB, the annual graduation ceremony, that was to be held in the first week of April, has been postponed until further notice.
 
A note from Professor Philip C Zerrillo
Deputy Dean, Indian School of Business
Director, Corporate Communications

 
Dear All,
We continue to work hard to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and vendors. We have recently closed our campuses and asked our resident students (both PGP and FPM) to leave the campuses. All common facilities such as the Gym, Salon, and LRC have been closed (though the LRC is still available online). As the facilities are vacated, we have begun sanitising and disinfecting all these buildings should there be a need to house people immediately. All PGP classes are being completed online while non-resident programmes such as PGPpro, PGPMAX, and PGP MFAB have ceased beginning new courses until May. Additionally, all international immersions for all programmes have been postponed.
 
ISB Staff will move to an alternate schedule of a week on campus and a week off campus. Despite the reduced on-campus staff, F&B, Grocery stores and the Sarovar facilities will operate fully. All staff, and vendor employees will be required to submit to a temperature check to gain entry to the campus. During this time, we will not be accommodating vendor meetings, alumni, or outside guests.
This website has been put together to help update the public on our latest efforts, news and changes in policy due to the pandemic.
 
These are times when we, the management and staff of ISB, request your assistance in fighting this pandemic. We are a community that has always worked together and in this time of great uncertainty, I hope that you will stay vigilant, and take great precautions to protect yourself and others at ISB.
 
Thank you for all your assistance.
 
Philip C Zerrillo, PhD

Students/Participants

Students/Participants:
All face-to-face classes at the Indian School of Business have been cancelled. The only class meetings going forward at this time are online.

Resident Students:
PGP: All the current PGP resident students have been advised to vacate their campus accommodation (in both Mohali and Hyderabad), latest by March 18, 2020.The remaining sessions of Term 8 will be offered online starting Monday, March 23. Visiting students have been asked to self-quarantine and are allowed to stay on campus. All student villages, and vacated buildings/premises such as the Gymnasiums, Pool, Salon and Dormitories are being sanitised.  
 
FPM: All FPM students have left the campus (except for those with medical reasons).
 
Update - March 19, 2020

Dear PGPMAX / PGPpro / PGPMFAB CO 2020-21
,
 
The safety and health of our student community is our top priority. To minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, we at ISB are keeping a close watch on the progression of the pandemic and related state and central government notifications.


Non-resident/Modular Programmes:
All non-resident PGP Programmes (PGPMAX, PGPpro, and PGP MFAB) have been put on hold until the May modules. Modules that have begun, will be completed online. Pending the progression of the pandemic, resumption of classes will be updated.

The March session for EFPM will be delivered online. No further class meeting decisions have been taken at this time.


Advanced Management Programmes:
All residencies of the Advanced Management Programmes (AMPBA, AMPH, AMPI, AMPMO, AMPPP) starting in the months of March, April until May 15, 2020 have been postponed. Online classes will continue as per schedule. We are keeping a close watch on the progression of the pandemic and related state and central government notifications. A revised calendar for the residencies that have been postponed will be made available soon.

 
Academic Courses:
Centre for Executive Education will be rescheduling all programmes, Custom and Open Enrolment, through the end of April. Additionally, all client meetings will be virtually hosted through video or conference capabilities. Our team will remain fully available to support you and plan any rescheduling necessary. Further updates will be shared as available on this website and through ongoing conversations with members from the ISB Executive Education team.
 
If you have any questions or need support, please contact us at execed@isb.edu or +91 40 2300 7041 / 42
 
Incoming Students:
The incoming PGP students will begin their orientation on April 25 (registration). In the event that the start date is to be changed, we will update students regularly.

Update - March 19, 2020

Dear Applicant,


The safety and health of our student community is our top priority. To minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19, we at ISB have been actively observing the situation, and reviewing our response to the pandemic.

We would like you to stay updated about the changes in the class commencement dates. Keeping the current situation in mind, we have decided to postpone the start of O-week to April 26, 2020, with the Registration Day at both campuses to be held on April 25, 2020.

In accordance with the above, the target date for the closure on all waitlist decisions also moves up to ‪April 11, 2020.
 
International Immersions:
All international immersions scheduled in April/May will be postponed to a later date. This includes US immersion for PGPMAX/ PGP MFAB.

Alumni

Update - March 25, 2020
ISB Alumni Association pledges financial assistance towards COVID-19 relief efforts


ISB Alumni Association, in its General Body Meeting (GBM) held on March 20, 2020, approved a special resolution to pledge financial assistance towards COVID-19 relief efforts.  With many ISB Alums in senior and global roles spread across the world, the ISBAA members are seeing the COVID-19 impact firsthand. The implications are expected to be far reaching and prolonged and as a responsible community, ISBAA has decided to come together to help the needy and the most impacted in the Country.

In view of the outbreak and resultant job losses, particularly for the marginalized & unorganized sections of the society, the ISBAA has decided to set aside INR 20 Lacs for COVID-19 relief. The ISBAA Senate at GBM also stated that this amount will not be enough given the widespread estimated loss of wages/jobs in informal sectors. Hence, the alumni members will be reached out to add on and contribute strongly towards this cause.  In doing so, the ISB Alumni Association becomes one of the first Management School Alumni Associations in India to take a proactive stance on the crisis facing the world.

ISB Alumni Association’s GBM was organized to ratify the election of its new Senate among other regular matters. Speaking on this occasion, the outgoing Senate President Chandra Goda said - “We see this as a responsibility to do everything in our capacities to support those who have been hit hard by the COVID crisis and lost their jobs”

Abhishek Gupta, the new President of ISBAA spoke about how the funds will be utilized. He said - “The beneficiaries could be the domestic helps, drivers, security guard, plumbers, electricians, daily wagers, cab drivers etc. We will mobilize the 11,600+ strong ISB alumni to crowdsource the needy cases and provide them with appropriate support to tide over the basic needs”. He further said that ISBAA will also contribute to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund, if required and will also reach out to credible NGOs working to support the people who have lost their jobs.

Utkarsh Joshi, Director - Branding and Fundraising said that ISB Alumni Association will also raise more funds from its alumni who are spread all over the world and occupy senior management positions in the corporate and non-profit world. He said he was confident that the global ISB Alum base will find this cause worthy of strong support.
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About ISB Alumni Association
The ISB Alumni Association is a registered society (registered in 2012 under the AP Societies Registration Act) that represents the collective identity and aspirations of 11600+ alumni of the Indian School of Business. Alumni of the flagship PGP program, PGPMAX, PGPPRO and MFAB programs are members of the ISBAA. The mission of the ISBAA is to foster lifelong connections to ISB, both to serve our alumni and also to enable them to become effective contributors to and ambassadors for ISB. The goals of the ISBAA are to: (1) provide services that further the interests of the alumni, and (2) catalyze alumni engagement with the School by undertaking initiatives and providing the means [projects, platforms and tools] for alumni to meaningfully and impact-fully engage with the School. Apart from this, ISBAA aims to contribute towards the betterment of the society at large by undertaking initiatives in the field of primary education for underprivileged children, creating awareness on the importance of education among poor students, supporting formal and non-formal educational programs and collaborating with NGOs/Government/Individuals working in service of the general public.
 

Alumni

In light of the ongoing uncertainty, the School is doing its part in preventing the spread of COVID-19. The safety of students, faculty, alumni and service providers is of utmost importance. The School has made the arrangements to provide all the support to ensure well-being of students and residents. All classes for the remainder of the term have been moved online. Faculty have extended their support to teach online. Staff have been asked to mostly work from home. Graduation for PGP Co’20 has been cancelled.

Given the circumstances, we request all our alumni to adhere to the following guidelines which are in line with those received from the Government:

  • Access to campuses is withdrawn until further notice.
  • Facilities across both campuses such as recreation centre, gymnasium, football ground, day care, swimming pool, etc. are closed.
  • While LRC is closed, online databases/journals continue to function as usual.
  • Accommodation on campuses will not be available until further notice.
  • Any reservation made stands cancelled until further notice. Please write to alumni_engagement@isb.edu for refunds, if any.
  • All on-ground alumni events, both on and off campuses, planned until the end of April have been called off.
The School will continuously evaluate the situation and take appropriate measures while keeping you posted.
 
Thank you for your continued support to the School and its community.

 

Staff/Others

Update - May 14, 2020

ISB Post lockdown Health Safety Plan V1.0


 

Update - March 25, 2020

Dear all,

 

Continuing our communication series, sharing a few important updates below, post the 21 days lockdown announcement by PM Narendra Modi:
 

  • Sarovar Dining room (SDR) across both campuses shall continue to operate but with limited number of manpower and food items. All other food outlets on the campus shall remain shut.
  • No permission for Staff/visitors/guests/outsiders/vendors (including maids, drivers, milkman, newspaper vendors) to enter the campus premises.
  • Online Food orders/Groceries/vegetables shall be delivered at the service gates as per the existing orders in place.
  • Operations team have ensured availability of support staff across both campuses for continuity of essential services on the campus. Kindly note that this is less than 50 % of the staff deployed under normal conditions:

Support Staff deployment Status

Service

Hyderabad

Mohali

Sarovar

35 

29

Security

20 (12 Hrs shift)

18

Wellness Centre

3

2

Horticulture

3

3

IT

4

4

Total

65

56

  • All resident faculty and temporary staff staying on the campus are requested to place their garbage bags outside their respective apartment doors in the morning for regular pick up by the Housekeeping teams.
  • Due to curtailed Sarovar support staff, the Maintenance and Engineering teams shall only respond to the following complaints from the resident faculty/temporary staff and other routine complaints shall not be attended to at this point of time. Requesting all faculty and staff to cooperate.
    ISSUES WITH THE APARTMENT AIR CONDITIONING SERVICES
    ELECTRICAL BREAKDOWNS IN THE APARTMENTS
    ISSUES WITH WATER SUPPLY TO THE APARTMENTS
    ANY ISSUES WITH THE APARTMENT REFRIGERATORS.
  • We once again urge the entire ISB Community to remain indoors and not to step out of their homes and stay safe and follow all the directives and guidelines that are being issued by the local adminstration from time to time.


Update - March 24, 2020

Dear all,

 
The Covid-19 situation continues to provide a fast moving and fluid situation. The situation is very complex with government directives changing often on the same day. We will be attempting to keep faculty, staff and vendors up to date with announcements sent directly to their emails.
 
Please note that:

Our communication plan is to be direct and to minimize the number of links in the chain. We are attempting to abide by the government rules and restrictions to the best of ability and interpretation, always seeking to error on the side of caution and community health.
Some of the decision that we will make will not be popular ones but are necessary for the safety of campus residents (faculty, staff, workers and a few remaining students)
Multiple communications channels with extra steps are not productive at this time. The most relevant and current communications are those sent directly date with announcements sent directly to your emails.
We have structured our DAILY management discussions to respond to government requirements so that decisions and their communications chain are managed centrally. In each announcement there is a person to respond to should you have questions.
If there are any issues that you would like to bring up, please write to the person making the announcement who will bring it up to the appropriate management team for discussion.
There are no deputy spokespeople appointed by ISB.
We have a small community and if there are questions let us know. We will also in this process gather them and try to answer them more broadly through our updates.
We will continue to update the Covid-19 website on the home page
Please route any queries/concern only to the human_resources email ID.
 

Update - March 22, 2020

Advisory- Suspension of Non Essential Services on Campus


In this chaotic period with constantly changing demands, the safety of our ISB community is of utmost concern. To this effort we are mandating the following actions that come into effect immediately and shall remain valid through April 1, or until further notified.
 
We solicit your co-operation while the lockdown is in force:

  • We are stopping entry of staff members to both the campuses with immediate effect. This takes precedence over the last guidelines wherein HoDs were authorised to allow entry of their team members to campus.
  • Newspaper vendors, milk vendors, maids and drivers shall not be allowed entry to the campus till the lockdown notification is no more in force.
  • All essential services on campus (details below)shall continue with their regular operations but with limited numbers of personnel and availability. This is applicable to both Hyderabad and the Mohali campus.
    ICICI BANK/INDIAN BANK
    ATM SERVICES
    GROCERY STORE
    WELLNESS CENTER
    F&B SERVICES (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
    HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES
    IT HELPDESK AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT (8 AM TO 8 PM)
    SAROVAR ENGINEERING SERVICES
    STP STAFF
  • Our previous advisories around OLA/UBER/Online food and parcel delivery restriction continues to remain in force.
  • Resident faculty is requested to avoid inviting external guests/visitors to the campus during this period.
  • The health and safety of our residents and staff is a community effort and we look forward to your full support. We are sorry for any inconveniences you might experience, but health and wellness are a priority.

For any specific queries on the above, request you to send an email to Human_Resources@isb.edu.

Update - March 19, 2020


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

 

Update - March 19, 2020

In view of the evolving Coronavirus pandemic and related advisories from various government bodies, it has been decided to send all staff members at our Hyderabad and Mohali campuses and who are part of all non-essential services back home today by 2 PM. The staff shuttles at both campuses shall report for their respective pick-ups at 2 PM today at both Hyderabad and Mohali. A small number of employees that need to physically be on campus will remain.  All others will be released until April 1 or until further notice.
 
The entirety of the student body will have left campus by this evening,  other than those restricted from travelling.  With the students vacating, all of the dormitories and classrooms are being sanitized as per WHO guidelines. We have already done this with areas such as the Gymnasiums and Day Cares. Next, we will sanitize staff areas and conference rooms. Our intent is to be proactive and to limit the potential for infestation and spread.
 
Please stay aware of your actions and surroundings, and practice good hygiene. Thank you

 

Update - March 17, 2020

Staff Advisory

A staggered operating model has been advised and accordingly, respective teams and Heads of Departments will ensure that team members of each department are present on a given working day in the campus
Sarovar, F&B services, and grocery stores will still be available on both campuses
Thermal scanners have already been deployed at the main gates/service gates for both campuses to check body temperatures. If anyone is found to have a high temperature, a member of the medical staff will be called to the front gate and the temperature will be rechecked. No one will be allowed to enter with an above average temperature
Staff members are urged to avoid any non-essential travel, both domestic and international. Those who have recently travelled internationally, are required to self-quarantine themselves for 14 days from the date of arrival and are requested to disclose details of their travel to the HR Department. If the employee has travelled on official business, ISB will provide for a two week stay at the Executive Housing. However, the individual will not be allowed to receive visitors. Should the returning individual be a resident of the campus and wish to return to their family home, their entire family will be required to stay quarantined for 14 days
Ola/Uber cabs will be restricted at the main gate. You will have to walk up to your office/gate to take them
Delivery of food items will be stopped at the main gate. You will be required to go up to the service gate to pick up your food parcels
Facilities like Gym, Pool, Salon, and all indoor and outdoor recreational facilities shall remain closed until further notice
The on-campus grocery stores will operate during normal hours
 
Other Information
 
Vendors/ other stakeholders: Till the existing situation/condition becomes normal, we request that all meetings with vendors/other stakeholders be conducted via phone/VC, or any other online facilities
 
Online meetings: Staff members are encouraged to use Microsoft Teams/video calls/phone calls/WhatsApp Video calls/Google Hangouts/Zoom/WebEx etc. for conducting meetings/interviews.

For any further information/clarifications, please reach out to Human_Resources@isb.edu

 

Contact Details

Residents of Hyd campus – Naresh Chowdary ( Naresh_Chowdary@isb.edu, M: +91 9000239993 )
Residents of Moh campus – Amrit Ghotra ( Amrit_Ghotra@isb.edu, +91 9876601370)


Staff – Hyd campus – Ganesh ( Ganesh_Seshan@isb.edu, M: +91 8380083044 )
Staff – Moh campus – Aniruddha  ( Aniruddha_Mookherjee@isb.edu, M: +91 9873234336)

 

Contact us

Residents of Hyd campus – Naresh Chowdary ( Naresh_Chowdary@isb.edu, M: +91 9000239993 )
Residents of Moh campus – Amrit Ghotra ( Amrit_Ghotra@isb.edu, +91 9876601370)


Staff – Hyd campus – Ganesh ( Ganesh_Seshan@isb.edu, M: +91 8380083044 )
Staff – Moh campus – Aniruddha  ( Aniruddha_Mookherjee@isb.edu, M: +91 9873234336)
 

 

Together, we will fight and arrest COVID-19. Should you need any further support, please feel to reach ISBs wellness centre at : 040 2318 7222

 

Reference Lab:
Gandhi hospital.
OPD timings: 9 to 11am
Helpline number: 914027505566
Nodal Corona Officer: Dr Sravan Kumar, Superintendent, Gandhi Hospital