Avirup Talukdar

President, Graduate Student Board
Work Experience 
7 Years 6 Months
Previous Company 
AN Alliance
Professional Interests 
Improving the Efficiency of Supply ChainEcosystem (via improved forecasting and innovation)and Entrepreneurship
Other Interests 
Talking to atleast a new person everyday and focusing on relationship and not just mere networking, Love to explore various kinds of music, play drums as a hobby.
Why PGP? Why ISB?
"The Post Graduate Programme in Management was the best course for me to hone my skills to move into the manufacturing scene.I aim to use my entrepreneurial skills, management education and passion for the industry to lead innovative learning & development initiatives in the corporate world.

With a focus to continue in India, ISB was a natural choice but the quality of visiting faculty, world class facilities, 1 year opportunity cost and most diverse set of students made ISB my most preferred choice."
What are your responsibilities and focus areas this year?
"Serving as the President of the Graduate Student Board, Class of 2018, I lead the GSB Core team in Mohali. We are responsible for improving student experiences and interactions across a variety of areas (Academic, Social, Careers, Governance, Communications, Operations and Alumni). I am further responsible for coordinating Professional & Social club activities and being the custodian of ISB's flagship events (Advaita, Equinox, ILS and ISL).

My focus area for this year is to work closely with our counterpart GSB Core team at the Hyderabad campus to further enable and realize ISB’s philosophy of One School. Two Campuses. We are driven by a philosophy of empowering the Student Clubs to make conscientious decisions that serve the needs of students, school and society."
What is it that you want to learn and become more proficient at during your stay at the ISB?
During my stay at ISB, I want to become better at managing time and teams. I hope to improve my people management skills by applying management theory to real life situations and challenges.
What suggestions would you like to give to a prospective student about ISB?
"ISB's PGP program is unique as it gives you the best of both the world. You will be astonished by the academic rigor and the structure in this 51 week program. It has the potential to deeply impact you as a person as the program cannot be quantified by amount of salary which you get post ISB. This program will equip you to deal with all corporate hurdles posed in your way in a way which you cannot even imagine. The biggest USP is the diverse set of peers which you get to know - you might be sharing your lunch table with a army guy, an entrepreneur, a fashion designer, a doctor and of course, an analytical engineer. Such varied horizons and such unique ways of looking at a single problem will make you ponder that "" That can be a solution as well which didn't come across your thought"". Moreover, come to ISB with an open mind and you are good to go for a delightful transformational ride for 51 weeks, called ISB. ""There exists a limitless opportunities in every Industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier"" ------- Charles Kettering."