Spirit of ISB- Neha
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By | February 20, 2018|Uncategorized|

The rich diversity at ISB is best captured through the various student driven initiatives on campus. Every student brings along a unique talent and helps enhance the student life experience at ISB. One such popular initiative which is providing interim relief to students from the [...]

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Embracing ISB to Find Yourself – By Arpitta Jerath Co2018
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By | January 29, 2018|Uncategorized|

As clichéd as it sounds, but it seems like only yesterday that we came to the Indian School of Business, prepared (or so we thought!) to take on the biggest leap of our lives. We added ourselves to numerous WhatsApp groups, attended meet ups, ‘connected’ [...]

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How do we evaluate PGP applicants
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By | September 26, 2017|Uncategorized|

With just 20 more days left for the Cycle -1 deadline, we thought we should share a glimpse of what we look for in a candidate and how we evaluate applications and some tips on how can you strengthen your application. We believe that “People [...]

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The tyranny of a level playing field
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By | April 20, 2017|Uncategorized|

Mandar Kagade Analyst at the Bharti Institute expresses his views in the context of the recent proposal by transport regulators in Karnataka to prescribe both a floor and a cap price for cab aggregators operating in the state. Mandar feels the impact of minimum price [...]

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“When you are at ISB , you’ve hit the Formulae 1 Circuit” – Rahine & Gaurav
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By | March 2, 2017|Uncategorized|

Business school competitions are a great avenue to test yourselves against the best. Participating in these through the year at ISB can be a very useful addition to your self-development initiatives. Though competitions aren't always directly relevant or helpful during placements, they can be a [...]

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Sovereign digicoin: a road map for RBI
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By | January 30, 2017|Uncategorized|

Thu, Jan 19 2017. 04 31 AM IST Sovereign digicoin: a road map for RBI By pushing banks to issue wholesale debt on the capital markets, a central bank digital currency may induce market discipline The emergence of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have led central banks [...]

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Rethinking Performance Audit Methodology in Government- By: Prof. Prajapati Trivedi
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By | January 20, 2017|Uncategorized|

In the last two decades there has been an exponential growth in “Performance Auditing” in governments around the world, a phenomenon often characterized as an “audit explosion.” Increasingly, Supreme Audit Institutions in most countries (e.g., the US Government Accountability Office, the UK’s National Audit Office) [...]

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Commercial Surrogacy in India
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By | December 28, 2016|Uncategorized|

In a time when developments in science and technology are far outpacing human evolution, ethical dilemmas crop up with the commercialization of each new phenomenon. Surrogacy in India has recently emerged as a battleground for fierce debate on gendered ethics, morality, exploitation, rights, regulation and [...]

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Using interoperability to become cashless
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By | December 28, 2016|Uncategorized|

Mandar Kagade, Analyst at Bharti Institute of Public Policy has an Oped co-authored with the erudite Sakshi Chadha of Microsave, arguing for Interoperability of wallets. Swift action will be needed to put in place infrastructure facilitating digital transactions. Photo: PTI Debates in the aftermath of [...]

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Cycle 2 | 7 weeks to go
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By | November 23, 2016|Uncategorized|

With just 7 weeks more to go, the Cycle 2 deadline is soon approaching.Here are the tips for you submit a stronger application. 1. Start early: Understand your fit with the school and start your application essays. These essays would require you to reflect on [...]

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Resolving Financial Bankruptcies: A Case of Government Overreach?
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By | November 17, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Indian finance ministry recently put up a draft Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill for public comments. The Bill proposes to establish a comprehensive framework for resolution of financial firms (founded on the premise that bankruptcy of a financial firm can have implications that [...]

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All about Recommendations
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By | September 22, 2016|Uncategorized|

One of the most crucial part of your application to ISB is your recommendation letter. This year the PGP application process requires one independent evaluation. All PGP applicants have to choose one evaluator who can give the admissions team a snapshot of the candidate’s abilities. This evaluation [...]

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Nalin Jain, PGP Alum, Co ’02 shares his ISB experience
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By | September 7, 2016|Uncategorized|

Nalin Jain, PGP Alum, Class of 2002 was on campus recently. In an hour-long interaction session with the current Class, he shared insights about his journey post-ISB and his passion for the aviation industry. Nalin was a Mechanical engineer from NIT, Surat. He started off his [...]

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Getting started with your ISB Application? Here’s what you need to know
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By | August 31, 2016|ISB, PGP, Uncategorized|

Writing a B- school application is a very introspective and time consuming process. It is your pitch to the school highlighting your personal and professional qualities, career aspirations and fitment. A well thought out narrative which presents your case in a compelling manner enhances your chances of securing [...]

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ISB experience of a Senior Executive (8+ yrs work ex)
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By | August 16, 2016|Uncategorized|

My Transformational Journey - Ashish Poddar Class of 2016 Prior to joining the PGP program at ISB, I had worked in a fintech startup for several years eventually leading its India operations based in Gurgaon and later on started an online tea store called Kadambri Teas. I joined [...]

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July Q&A with Rupesh Bisht
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By | July 8, 2016|ISB, PGP, Uncategorized|

Rupesh Bisht, Sr. Associate Director, Admissions and Financial Aid answers some commonly asked questions about the application process and the selection criteria at the Indian School of Business. Question:The application is a make or break deal for one's admission to ISB. How should one go [...]

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My ISB Experience – Rahine Bose Co’17
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By | June 15, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Indian School of Business (ISB) sets itself apart from all other B-Schools in having a rich blend of students coming from diverse backgrounds and work experience. At its Mohali Campus (part of the One school two campus theme of ISB), the institute boasts of [...]

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Flaws in the Bankruptcy Code
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By | May 10, 2016|Uncategorized|

Mandar Kagade, Aalayst at Bharti Institute points out certain fundamental issues with the design of the proposed Bankruptcy Code drawing on economic principles, empirical evidence and Bankruptcy frameworks in US and UK. The article was published on livemint.com on May 10, 2016. To start with [...]

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Mint publishes the views of Mandar Kagade,​Analyst at Bharti Institute.
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By | May 3, 2016|Uncategorized|

RBI and peer-to-peer lending: One step forward, two steps back Regulating P2P companies as non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and requiring them to adhere to commensurate minimum capital requirements will merely act as an immense market barrier for new start-ups. In the C.D. Deshmukh memorial address [...]

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MPPP students interacted with President Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan on April 18,2016
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By | April 20, 2016|Uncategorized|

Participants of founding Class of Management Programme in Public Policy at Indian School of Business, called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today (April 18, 2016) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Addressing the participants of the course, the President said the scale and speed of [...]

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Graduation of founding Batch of MPPP, April 17, 2016
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By | April 20, 2016|Uncategorized|

The graduation day event was organized on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Diwan-I-Am,The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi. The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh [...]

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“Why a sovereign bad bank is a bad idea” as part of series on “Expectations from the Budget”.
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By | March 8, 2016|Uncategorized|

Business Insider published op-ed on "Why a sovereign bad bank is a bad idea" as part of series on "Expectations from the Budget" authored by Mandar Kagade, Analyst, Bharti Institute Of Public Policy. The mainstream business media is abuzz with reports that Finance Minister Arun [...]

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“Why a sovereign bad bank is a bad idea” as part of series on “Expectations from the Budget”.
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By | March 8, 2016|Uncategorized|

The article is authored by Mandar Kagade, Policy Analyst with the Bharti Institute of Public Policy ("Bharti") at the Indian School Of Business Going against the expectations, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley did not allocate more than the proposed Rs 25, 000 crore towards public sector [...]

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The ISB-YLP Edge
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By | February 5, 2016|Uncategorized|

ISB believes that leaders can be identified early and mentored such that they realize their true potential. The Young Leaders Programme (YLP) has been introduced with this motive in mind. It is an exacting foundation that gives college students pursuing their bachelor’s or master’s studies - a head [...]

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The Batmen of ISB share their ‘competition marathon’ experience
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By | December 21, 2015|Uncategorized|

ISB-Plan competitions are a great way to challenge yourself, test your ideas and showcase your talent. Though truth be told, our main motivation to take part in these competitions was to build our resumes but little did we realize that it was probably the most [...]

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In my third attempt I made it to ISB with a full tuition waiver – Yash Agarwal
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By | December 9, 2015|Uncategorized|

"The path from dreams to reality does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get onto it, and the perseverance to follow it." -Kalpana Chawla These words epitomize my journey to ISB. I made it in my third attempt and [...]

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Head of Admissions shares tips to build your application
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By | November 5, 2015|Uncategorized|

By Nidhi Reddy, Head of Admissions, PGP, PGPMAX & MFAB I'm often asked about the essential qualities/ traits we look for in a PGP aspirant and how one can build a strong ISB application. Based on information available from various sources, people draw conclusions about [...]

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Check-list to apply to the PGP at ISB
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By | October 6, 2015|Uncategorized|

If you have made up your mind to apply to the PGP, here’s a check-list of things that will help you complete your application before the application deadline. Fill each segment of the online application form based on the guidelines below. Applicant Information: This segment mainly captures [...]

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When should you apply- Cycle 1 or Cycle 2?
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By | September 22, 2015|Uncategorized|

Considering applying to ISB, but not sure – if you should apply in Cycle 1 (C1) or give it more thought and apply in Cycle 2 (C2)? Applying to ISB in C1 has a few added incentives. However, it is recommended that you apply only [...]

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What do we look for in a PGP Candidate?
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By | September 22, 2015|Uncategorized|

There are three broad areas on which we evaluate the potential of a candidate 1. Academic Record: We believe a good academic record is an indicator of the candidate's ability to take up the rigour of the programme. We evaluate candidates on two things A) The [...]

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Hans Vestberg – An absolute delight and an Inspiration
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By | September 21, 2015|Uncategorized|

  -By Anurag Sabarwal Shaking hands with a corporate honcho running a 70 Billion Euro technological powerhouse like Ericsson is not an everyday experience for a student. But the other day it was just the thing that happened for many of us at ISB. We [...]

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‘Putting Life on the Page’- tips to write a great essay
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By | September 21, 2015|Uncategorized|

Essays are an important component of your ISB PGP application. They are a powerful tool to present your story, career goals and plan of action in a convincing and compelling way, and enhance your chance of getting an interview call. Writing essays is referred to [...]

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‘Scale in India’ a must for Make in India
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By | July 20, 2015|Uncategorized|

In their article, http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/scale-in-india-a-must-for-make-in-india/article7431350.ece , Piyush and Seshadri argue that Make In India will happen when small manufacturers are able to connect to the larger global supply networks. The current equilibrium of low productivity, outdated technologies and disconnected supply chains can not be sustained if [...]

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Decoding the Admissions Process for the YLP
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By | February 12, 2015|Uncategorized|

To an aspiring professional, there’s nothing more valuable than structured learning and mentoring at the right time. At ISB, we recognize the need for such expert guidance and have created the Young Leadership Programme (YLP) to fulfill the needs of undergraduate students who envision a [...]

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Know more about the Learning Weekends at YLP
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By | January 27, 2015|Uncategorized|

Charting out the right career path is a daunting task for any young dreamer. Harbouring a general idea of the career one wants to pursue is one thing, but knowing how best to create a successful career needs expert assistance from the industry. The Young [...]

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Why YLP is Ideal for the Leaders of Tomorrow
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By | January 8, 2015|Uncategorized|

The debate over whether great leaders are born or created has been in progress for decades. At ISB, we believe that individuals with latent potential can be groomed to become effective leaders, no matter what their field of specialisation is. Our alumni are a testament to [...]

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Repeal of the “Swaps Push Out” Rule— An Evaluation
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By | December 25, 2014|Uncategorized|

By Mandar Kagade, Analyst, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, ISB The United States Congress recently passed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 that made headlines for reasons not at all related to appropriations; it was in the news rather for including provisions that repealed the [...]

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World’s Largest Student Competition Comes to Indian School of Business as Students Tackle President Clinton’s Early Childhood Education Challenge
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By | November 11, 2014|Uncategorized|

The Hult Prize Foundation recently announced the inaugural Hult Prize at Indian School of Business event on October 1st, 2014. To compete, please visit www.HultPrizeAt.com/ISB for more information. The Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition and start-up platform for social good. In partnership [...]

A Closer Look at the PGP’s Five Learning Objectives
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By | October 29, 2014|Uncategorized|

The PGP has five primary learning objectives in creating a comprehensive learning environment, but how do these apply to the everyday experience of an ISB student? Let's take a closer look. 1. Interpersonal Awareness and Working in Teams Because the ability to work effectively as [...]

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ISB selected to Host local edition of Hult Prize as students answer President Bill Clinton’s Early Childhood Education Challenge and go head to head for US$1M
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By | October 27, 2014|Uncategorized|

Hult Prize recently announced that Indian School of Business (ISB) has been selected to host a local edition of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition. The annual Hult Prize awards one-million dollars in start-up funding to the team of students that develops the [...]

Introducing ISB 360: ISB’s Revolutionary Mobile App
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By | September 30, 2014|Uncategorized|

A staggering 4 billion of the planet’s 6.8 billion people use mobile. If the significance of these figures isn’t immediately clear, consider it this way: only 3.5 billion of those same 6.8 billion people use toothbrushes. With mobile growing by leaps and bounds and its impact [...]

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