The following are some of the initiatives/conclaves taken up by the students at ISB:
Advaita, literally meaning unparalleled, is an umbrella event for all the inter b-school competitions being organized by various Professional Clubs at ISB. The event not only augments learning but also provides an additional avenue for strengthening inter campus collaboration amongst students, as well as collaboration between various clubs.
Advaita is held as a two-day consortium of competitions and is organized at both the Hyderabad and Mohali campuses concurrently. The Professional Clubs at both campuses work together, under the aegis of SEAL, and the events for a Club are hosted by only one of the two campuses to avoid redundancy. A Lead Coordinator is selected for coordinating with Clubs and organizing a successful management fest.
AIKYA is a unique host family network programme which aims to bond leading families from twin cities (since 2001), Tricity (since 2012) and ISB students. This programme has been in practice since inception of our campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali. The experience for both the families & the student participants have been encouraging. AIKYA is a Sanskrit word, which means 'coming together'. As a part of this programme the host family will be assigned a student group (comprising four/five ISB students). This student group will be ‘hosted’ by the family and will enjoy its guidance & hospitality for an year. Through AIKYA the students interact with their respective families, get a feel of the region’s culture, tradition, business and community.
The ISB Super League, based on the format of IPL, is a one of a kind of tournament spread across both the campuses of the Indian School of Business. It is a completely student run and operated event spread across 4-5 months where franchises are auctioned for real money while sports enthusiasts from the ISB community participate across 8-10 sports competing for the glory and massive cash prizes.
ISL Lead coordinator shall be selected after careful examination of nominations received by the SEAL team. A core committee shall also be formed who will be responsible for end-to-end management of the event. ISL shall be played among 4 franchisee teams in Hyderabad and 3 franchisee teams in Mohali campus. Rules and regulations of the event shall be shared by the ISL Board. Till date many sports celebrities have addressed the students on the importance of games and about their life experiences. SEAL has been inviting Abhinav Bindra, Fauja Singh, Sania Nehwal to name a few. A sports enthusiast is selected as lead coordinator from among the students to lead this sports extravaganza.
Shadow a CEO is a unique program organized by Indian School of Business (ISB) as part of Daan Utsav (earlier known as the Joy of Giving Week) to inculcate the habit of giving among the youth of India and provide them with an opportunity to interact up close with the country’s most successful managerial talent. The program has been a great success since its launch in 2009. The objective of Shadow a CEO is two-fold:
Engage the youth in the act of giving
Provide them with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe and learn lessons by spending a day with some of the biggest CEOs in India The students bid for the CEO of their choice in a live auction. The CEO then contributes an equal amount, if not more and the collective corpus goes to a charity of the CEO’s choice.