By Analytics |Apr 12, 2020
April 12, 2020: Indian School of Business (ISB) organised its first ever e- graduation ceremony on April 11, 2020 where over 880 PGP (Post Graduate Programme) students of Hyderabad and Mohali campus participated through webinar .The webinar was also attended by select board members, faculty and staff.
In light of the unprecedented global crisis and to stay connected with the students, ISB as a stop-gap arrangement organised this online graduation ceremony, which in turn will also facilitate their induction into the ISB’s alumni fraternity. Once things become normal, a full-fledged physical graduation ceremony would be organised on both its Hyderabad and Mohali campus, where students of PGP Class of 2020 will formally receive their certificates and awards.
In his welcome remarks Professor Ramabhadran S Thirumalai, Senior Associate Dean, Academic Programmes said, “We are very pleased to have another fantastic group of capable students graduate from ISB. Despite these difficult times, over 96% of students have accepted job offers. We welcome you all to this e- graduation and congratulate you on joining the close to 12,000-strong ISB alumni.”
Addressing the students over webinar from Singapore, Mr Harish Manwani, Chairman, ISB Executive Board underlined that the need of the hour is to focus on converting the current global crisis into new opportunities. Students and the young minds should look out-of-the box and develop new business models which are in sync with the current realities, he added. Every challenge is an opportunity and efforts should be made to build on the new found opportunities, highlighted Mr Harish Manwani.
Professor Rajendra Srivastava, Dean, ISB said that in days to come, realignments and re- configurations of our business priorities will soon become a reality and we should be well equipped to take forward this imperative. We should now look beyond economics and focus on designing new paradigms and growth trajectories. He also asked students, alumni groups to come forward and help society in whatever ways they can.
Awards for the Professor of the year in Core and Elective Courses, Gold Medalist, Parmeshwar Godrej Scholarship, Academic Associate, Dean’s and Merit List were also announced during the webinar.
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 & vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, robust academic partnerships, thriving alumni network, 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 nineteen 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. 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.