ISB sets up Anuradha & B V Jagadeesh Chair to recognise entrepreneur couple’s contribution to the School

By By Marketing and Communications May 19, 2022

[Hyderabad, May 19, 2022]: The Indian School of Business has set up a new chair named after noted philanthropist and entrepreneur couple - Mr B V Jagadeesh and Mrs Anuradha Jagadeesh - in recognition of the generous and significant financial contribution made by them to the School in its early years. 

Making the announcement, Professor Madan Pillutla, Dean, ISB, expressed ISB’s gratitude for their generous contribution and said, “I would like to thank Mr. B. V. Jagadeesh and Mrs. Anuradha Jagadeesh for their generosity towards the Indian School of Business. Philanthropic support and contribution of well-wishers like them set the strong foundations that have enabled ISB to grow to be a world class institution where cutting edge research and education combine to produce some of the finest thought leaders in the country.


Expressing delight over the setting up of the Chair, Mr B V Jagadeesh underlined that ISB has always been close to his heart and that he wanted to contribute to its growth. He said, “My wife Anu and I have been entrepreneurial at heart and ISB’s vision to be a world-class, research led management institution has always resonated with us. We wanted to be a part of this wonderful institution that was being planned by the best minds in academia and industry, and we are really happy that through the newly formed Chair Professorship, ISB will continue to provide thought leadership that it’s renowned for. We wish ISB great success as the School enters new areas in the fast changing higher education landscape” 

About B V Jagadeesh and Anuradha Jagadeesh


Mr B V Jagadeesh is a seasoned entrepreneur and philanthropist who has founded and funded many enterprise start-ups such as Exodus, NetScaler, NetMagic, Nutanix, Cohesity, Balbix, Ocarina, Yodlee and many others.

Mrs. Anuradha Jagadeesh is founder of KonnectMe, a crowdfunding social platform for non-profits. She is an experienced computer science professional, entrepreneur, and philanthropist with a passion for leveraging technology to promote non-profits.


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About ISB 

The Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global business school offering world class management education to professionals at its two LEED rated green building campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. A rich and vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, robust academic partnerships, thriving alumni network, and backing of an influential board and guidance of industry’s thought leadership has enabled ISB to fast emerge and consolidate itself as a premier global business school in the emerging markets. The school is also one of the largest providers of executive education in Asia and the most research-productive Indian management institution.   

The School, over the last twenty years has grown at a rapid pace and has earned several prestigious accolades. ISB is the youngest business school to consistently rank among the top global MBA programmes. In December 2019 Poets & Quants gave ISB an integrated ranking of #16 worldwide across FT, Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek. The resident faculty is ranked in the top 25 globally in terms of per capita research productivity in the leading global management journals.  ISB had the honour of receiving accreditations from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). ISB gains the unique distinction of becoming the 100th business school in the world to achieve the coveted ‘Triple Crown’ accreditations- AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. ISB envisions to become an internationally top-ranked, research-driven, and independent management institute that grooms future leaders for India and the world. To know more about ISB, please visit