At the Indian School of Business, we continue to offer management education that is comparable to the best business schools globally. ISB has been ranked #28 in the FT ranking of the top 100 business schools in the world. ISB has achieved ‘triple crown’ of accreditations from EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and Association of MBAs (AMBA)
The two campuses of ISB follow a unified process for admissions and placements. Both the campuses integrate world class academic and residential facilities that help create a perfect balance between the rigor of intense learning and an enriching campus life.
Every year, a diverse pool of students join ISB and begin a transformative phase of their career. The ISB student profiles are at par with global standards in terms of representation of Gender, Education, Work Experience, Industry, Functions, Perspectives and Life Skills -making ISB a global talent marketplace. The extensive and continuous engagement of our students with industry leaders help ISB graduates imbibe the latest trends and tools. We are a sought-after B-School in India for our talent partners to fulfill their talent needs because of our students plug and play talent that is able to contribute to their organization from Day One.
ISB has had a stellar placement record since its inception. The School initiated the trend of lateral placements in India on strength of its unique student profile – every student coming with a minimum defined work experience. The School has facilitated meaningful careers shifts and secured leadership positions for our business graduates - essentially raising and setting new benchmarks over the years! A Professionally run Career Advancement Services (CAS) team at ISB has powered this ambitious and extraordinary feat.
CAS collaborates with multiple stake holders - Students, Corporates and Groups within ISB to facilitate students to evolve in their careers with introspection and self-discovery. The CAS office offers a wide range of services covering career counseling, corporate connectsessions, and career management to enable students to make the right career choices. We work with student representatives and our clients across multiple sectors to develop effective and efficient recruiting strategies.
ISB’s CAS Team has a unique structure and its strength stems from its professional nature and the skills and experience of its team members. There are three pillars on which we manage the key functions of CAS
The Corporate Business Development (CBD) team reaches out to a large recruiter-base, assesses the demand in the market as well as brings jobs to the campus.
The ProgramManagement (PM) team manages job postings and student applications, broadcasts short lists and schedules interviews among other functions.
The Strategy and Execution (SE) team manages recruiter engagements and experience on campus, assists CBD team in expanding outreach, does one-on-one meetings with students and works on the execution of placement day.
The career engagement process begins the moment a class is onboarded this year long metamorphosis comprises of self-reflections, in-class learnings, peer to peer interactions, networking, corporate connects and experiential immersions. ISB follows a hybrid model of placements for the one-year PGP program. Through a series of on-campus presentations and job postings, students get the opportunity to learn about recruiting companies with national and global presence. Placements commence with a series of pre-placement talks (PPT) by recruiters to the student body. Get in touch with our team if you are interested know more about hiring from ISB on
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We are happy to share that we successfully on-boarded the PGP class of ‘21 in the new digital format on May 31, 2020. We are proud to be one of the first Indian B-School to start the PGP program this year on a digital platform followed by a blended learning format for the rest of the academic year. This is a clear reflection of ISB’s commitment towards producing future leaders of tomorrow. The PGP program design changes enable the PGP Class of ‘21 to connect, collaborate, learn and lead using online tools – to be well equipped to work on business challenges and opportunities that will come across their way in the next few quarters.
The Class of ‘21 has students from backgrounds such as Consulting, Finance, Healthcare, Hospitality, Legal Services, Marketing, Technology, Medicine, Merchant Navy and Defense among others. Many students also come with the experience of working across geographies.
ISB prepares its students to envision & execute compelling goals, explore global possibilities and change the face of business to achieve the triple bottom line (profit, people and planet). While students can major in structured functions like Information Technology, Strategy, Operations, Finance and Marketing etc, they get to choose an industry specialization such as Manufacturing, Healthcare, Public Policy and Infrastructure. Here are some select career trajectories possible for them
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View the placement time lines of PGP Co 2021
Women make up 40% of the current class of PGP Co ‘21 and come from a diverse set of educational backgrounds and industry experiences. ISB focuses on ‘inclusion’ and promotion of gender sensitisation at workplace. The Women In Business Club at ISB aims to promote, empower and enable the entire cohort at ISB to become stronger leaders and foster a more gender equal corporate culture post ISB. Through open forums, networking events and mentorship initiatives on campus, that enable women students to fearlessly express, learn and grow in a judgement free environment.
Women Leadership Programs such as those set up in partnership with Axis Bank and Ashok Leyland have helped organizations augment their women leadership strength. In addition to these, many of our talent partner have hired women leaders from ISB.
ISB selects a talented group of students and mentors them to set them on a path of high performance from the start of their career. The YLP programme acts as a catalyst to enable the group to focus on their career in a structured manner and accelerate their professional growth. The youngsters who make it to this programme are, therefore, ideally positioned to evolve into exceptional business leaders of tomorrow. These young leaders form up to 30% of the class every year and are hired by our clients for Management Trainee and Leadership Roles across functions and industries.
We have a strong representation of students with 8+ years of experience who fulfill requirements for senior level roles in our client organizations. Many of them have led large teams and handled important portfolios in their organizations. Their experience combined with academic rigor they go through at ISB makes them ready to take leadership roles across functions and industries. Many alumni from this pool have gone on to hold positions of prominence in their respective fields at senior designations like Executive Director, Vice President, General Manager and Vertical Head.
Our 11000+ alumni are working in leading companies in 42+ countries across the world with several of them in CXO level roles. They have proved their ability to innovate, lead teams across countries and cultures, work in a dynamic business scenario and are contributing to the success of their respective organizations. I am proud to share that their performance has been greatly appreciated. Year on year, more than 300 of our talent partners visit the campus, making a record number of offers to the students graduating from the School. Our placement record has been iconic and the PGP Class of 2020 received the highest number of jobs offers in the country, several of them were accepted in leadership roles in India and abroad. Our women students continue to perform extremely well in the industry of their choice, and in leadership roles.
It’s always a pleasure to partner with our esteemed clients for their strategic talent requirements across experience ranges. The Class of 2020 had an exceptional year on the Placements front in terms of number of jobs offers and salaries offered and more importantly on the diverse kind of roles and responsibilities that came across their way. Our students are sought after by the entire spectrum of corporates, including from the Government and semi-government space and startups and new age firms. Our alumni work very closely with us on the Learning and Development front with the students. We host our alumni for knowledge sessions on various industries and functions that gives the students insights into the latest that the industry expects from them. Our Professional Clubs act as catalyst for meaningful interactions with the industry and other stakeholders to inculcate leadership traits in our students. This combined with the work experience and academic rigor at ISB makes our students embrace all levels of leadership roles in the organizations they choose to work for.
Formed by functional interest areas and driven by the students, Professional Clubs facilitate enhanced learning opportunities for the cohort. The Clubs help students stay in touch with the latest developments in industry and learn about or create new best practices during the year. The students gain exposure to cutting-edge trends within the industry and the right tools to harness their potential and excel during placement interviews.
The Learning and Development (L&D) ecosystem at ISB is a blend of in-class and outside the class engagements. Under the guidance of a highly accomplished committee that comprises academicians, alumni and industry experts, we have created Leadership Development modules, Industry Deep-Dive sessions, Career Pathways meetings, Resume Reviews and Mock Interviews sessions as well as flagship conferences for students to undergo a holistic development.
We have an elaborate pool of companies who partner with us every year to fulfil their talent requirements. We are happy to share more details about the companies that have given offers in the last five years along with some statistics here
'Varun V, Manager Human Resources and Technology Hiring' - “Media.Net has a decade long engagement history with ISB not only from a Talent identification perspective but also through other forms where our CxO teams have delivered sessions on campus. We will be proud to say that we have found our next gen leaders through ISB campus recruitment YoY and some the recruits have become top notch functional leaders in the space they have been hired for. Every year the campus process at ISB has been so smooth and there is an insane amount of backend program management & logistics managed by the CAS team. For us it is more of a team offsite, plug n play sort of process and we come back to our office with the joy of adding more talent to the Media.Net family!!!””
'Satyam Pendyala Manager' - "PwC DIAC has been partnering with ISB for more than 5 years, and this relationship has only strengthened every year. ISB has consistently ensured a great talent pool for us with the students uniquely suited to meet our needs in terms of skill sets, experience, and outlook. The recruitment process over the years has become more streamlined to help both recruiters and students to find the best fit. A big shout out to the ISB team for this. We look forward to strengthen this partnership with ISB in the coming years..."
'Aravind Aluri VP of Product' - "We at SirionLabs had a fantastic first experience visiting ISB for campus recruitment. The response level and the quality of candidates was very encouraging. Candidates were super well prepared. ISB recruitment team were really good hosts. Looking forward to the three selected candidates join SirionLabs soon. Also looking forward to continued partnership with ISB."
'Amitav Mukherji Head of Corporate HR, ITC Limited' - “The diversity of students at ISB in terms of profile, domain knowledge, education and interests combined with their ISB experience has aided us consider students for a variety of roles across different businesses of ITC. We look forward to these students joining ITC.”
'Ms. Bina Patil VP- Human Resources at Indegene Lifesystems' - “Indegene and ISB have been partnering with each other over 8 years now and this partnership has built a strong foundation as a trusted brand for great career in healthcare. We look at students who come with great deal of passion, collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, once they join us we help them craft a career for themselves. This has helped us move strength to strength in our partnership and work together to make greater big impact.”
'Kartik Kini COO, Waterfield Advisors' - “Waterfield Advisors was glad to be a part of the Placement Week at ISB. Students are uniquely suited to meet Waterfield Advisors needs in terms of their experience, knowledge and poise. The ease of campus recruitment was amazing, enabling us to meet and select from a large number of candidates in a short while – kudos to the management team for the same. Look forward to continued engagement with ISB in the years to come”
'Ashutosh Sinha Head HR, Centre of Excellence' - “ISB's curriculum and exposure to industry helps them bring out the best in students and prepare them well for corporate world. Our experience with ISB has been excellent with meeting some of the brightest minds in Business Schools during the placement season.”
'Ausang Shukla Managing Director & Head of Corporate Finance' - "Ambit has a long-standing relationship of recruiting high quality students from ISB who bring with them unique perspectives and relevant work experience. In the current batch, as well, we were impressed with the high calibre of the students and a well-structured recruiting process."
'Ankit Sobti CTO' - "The student quality at ISB was outstanding, as always. As an alumnus, it swells my heart to see the school continuing to attract remarkable young leaders. Thanks to the placement team for making this a smooth and transparent engagement."
'Dharmesh Patel Associate Director – People Continuity, AB InBev South Asia' - “At AB InBev, we believe in hiring & developing people who are better than us. This quest for the smartest minds of the country leads us to ISB every year for hiring for roles across functions like Sales, Marketing, Supply, Finance & Analytics. The multi-dimensional exposure & experience of the students sets them apart as one of the best MBA programmes in the country.”