About CAS

About Career Advancement Services (CAS)

The CAS team at ISB facilitates transformational career journeys for the PGP suite students, especially those for the flagship one-year PGP. The PGP is consistently ranked among the best in the world in the Financial Times (FT) rankings. 

ISB has achieved remarkable success in placing its students since its inception. The school pioneered the practice of lateral placements in India, leveraging the unique profiles of students with a minimum defined work experience.

As a result, ISB has not only facilitated significant career transitions but also secured prestigious leadership positions for its business graduates. 

The CAS team works in collaboration with various stakeholders, such as the students, corporates, and internal groups, to achieve this. It provides an extensive range of services, from career counselling to corporate networking sessions, designed to assist students in making informed decisions.

Making The Right Connection

The CAS team has a well-defined structure and processes, and its strength stems from the professional conduct and experience of its members. 

To support both recruiters and students, we have created robust policies complemented by a state-of-the-art placements portal and a customer relationship module built on the latest technology.

Reach out to us at placements@isb.edu to learn more about hiring from ISB.

Career Advancement Journey of a PGP Student

The journey of ISB students begins the moment a class is onboarded in April. The year-long course comprises self-reflections, in-class learnings, peer-to-peer interactions, networking, corporate meets, and experiential immersions.

Through a series of engagements with corporate representatives, students get the opportunity to learn about potential recruiters who have a national and global presence. 

A key part of the process is pre-placement talks between recruiters and the student body.


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Offers Made

Career Progression of PGP Students

CTC Over The Years

PGP Class of 2024

In the PGP class of '24, students are from diverse backgrounds.

  • We are proud to have 41% women in the class, as we strive towards an even more inclusive learning environment.
  • The average age of the class is 27 years.
  • The average work experience stands at 4.6 years.

As in previous years, we have a blend of talent from engineering and non-engineering backgrounds. The class has students with backgrounds in Consulting, Retail, Pharma, Analytics, Finance, Healthcare, Hospitality, Legal Services, Marketing, Technology, Medicine, Merchant Navy, Defence, and other fields.

Students major in structured functions like Entrepreneurship, Information Technology, Strategy, Operations, Finance, and Marketing; and they get to choose an industry specialisation, such as Manufacturing, Healthcare, Public Policy or Infrastructure, among others. Click here to view the learning model for the PGP.

Engage with PGP Cohort '24

We invite business leaders and industry experts to interact with our current class. Last year we hosted 200+ leaders, including CXOs and Board Members, besides entrepreneurs, who shared their journeys. Contact us if you wish to engage with the current class.

Students Trained For Multiple Career Trajectories

Message from the Leadership

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Prof Ramabhadran Thirumalai

Deputy Dean, Programmes, ISB

Our PGP continues to be ranked the best in India. We are triple-accredited, which represents a high standard of achievement. Our faculty bring cutting-edge curriculum and learning methods into the classroom. As a result, the students are trained to see the big picture while diving deep into the issues at hand. They have proved their ability to innovate, lead teams across countries and cultures; and are contributing to the success of their respective organisations.


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Kiran Neti

Director and HOD, CAS

Our students have a plethora of opportunities, in terms of the diverse kinds of roles, as well as the salaries offered. They were sought after by a wide spectrum of corporates, well-established MNCs and conglomerates, plus unicorns and new-age firms, besides the government and semi-government space. For instance, more than two-thirds of the recent batches could pivot their industry, with several of them accepted in leadership roles.







Professional Clubs and Outside-the-Classroom Learning

Formed by industrial and 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 Interview sessions, as well as flagship conferences for students to undergo a holistic development.

Here is the link for details on outside-the-classroom learning   

What Some Of Our Recruiters Say

Waterfield Advisors

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.”