ISB Co’ 2023 - Is a class apart

By Soumik Dey Jul 12, 2022

A diverse class of brave hearts, explorers, and risk-takers from all walks of life unite to pursue their management education dreams at ISB this year

‘All of us do not have equal talent. But all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.’

These words of former Indian President and noted scientist APJ Abdul Kalam is an apt description of the 865 students who have stepped into the verdant campuses of the Indian School of Business (ISB) at Mohali (270 students) and Hyderabad (595 students) last month, aiming to develop their business acumen.

Unlike most other business schools in the country, having the most exemplary academic talents as students were never the mere admission criteria for entering ISB. Yes, academics do matter, but what matters is also the varied set of experiences and understanding that the students bring when walking into a class here. 

This diversity of students is what the ISB prides on and has been doing so for the last 20 years. And true to the School’s heritage, this class is full of remarkable achievers and personalities. 

Here are some faces from this remarkable class who represent their peer group's rich and diverse profile. To know the individual stories of their dreams and journey that brought them to the ISB, click on the text or images below:


Actress Leader - Srishti Gautam

To be an actor, you have to be a child,’ Paul Newman, Academy award-winning US actor, director, race car driver and entrepreneur, had famously said.Much like Newman, Srishti found


Heartful Soldier - Amit Sharma

Age is just a number when one’s mindset is still young and hungry. Ask 45-year-old retired Indian Army Colonel Amit Sharma, and he will tell you exactly that.



Naval Eyes – Ishan Shukla

“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” This quote from author Roy T. Bennett is an inspiration for Ishan.


Silent Protector - Mairu Jain

Never judge a book by its cover. This adage perfectly describes Mairu Jain, a young intelligence officer



Space Tech Pro: Mohit Modi

The future is all about real-time. Geospatial technology is soon going to be the backbone for forging public-private partnerships.


Hustle Bee - Rishav Singh

Rishav Singh is one such individual. Raised in Dubai and schooled in Delhi.



Shuttling Ace – Ajay Jayaram

Ajay was just a seven-year-old when he walked into a badminton academy in Chembur, Bombay (yet to be Mumbai back then) with his dad.


Policy Wonk – Lopa Banerjee

What do you do as a brilliant student with a knack for economic policy and administration? You quit an MNC job and clear