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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COME AS YOU ARE
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By | March 14, 2017|Uncategorized|

Welcome to my standard night at ISB. It’s 4am and it’s both late night and early morning. I can hear the Gurbani playing in the east as Calvin Harris slowly morphs into Nucleya to the west of my room. Outside in the living room, people [...]

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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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Cashkaro.com’s Swati Bhargava Visits ISB
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By | December 5, 2016|Uncategorized|

It was an unusually warm and sunny day in August when the whole campus of ISB was buzzing with the excitement of Swati Bhargava visiting for a fireside chat with the students. The session was due to begin at 12 noon and Bharathi (my fellow [...]

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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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Life at ISB
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By | October 20, 2016|Uncategorized|

Her day started at 8 am in the morning, at the sound of her quadmate banging the door to wake her up. She rushed to the 8.15 am class armed with caffeine, and found solace amidst other half-awake zombies. She wondered how she got into [...]

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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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ISB students interact with Heidi Roizen
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By | September 22, 2016|Uncategorized|

Students of ISB got a rare opportunity to interact with Heidi Roizen, a Silicon Valley executive, venture capitalist and entrepreneur. This interaction garnered special interest from the students since they had very recently worked on a case study revolving around Heidi Roizen’s approach to building [...]

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I’ll Be Ash One Day
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By | September 19, 2016|Uncategorized|

I'll be ash one day, So will you, And maybe that day we'll be together, Carried by the winds across the distance that seems larger than our love. I'll be ash one day, So will you, And maybe that day we'll be together, When I'll [...]

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Shadow a CEO
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By | September 19, 2016|Uncategorized|

Business school students across the country are getting an opportunity to shadow a CEO for a day. The ‘Shadow a CEO’ event, currently in its 7th year, is a philanthropic initiative organized by the Indian School of Business, in collaboration with the Give India Foundation, [...]

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5 Most Common Resume Flaws, and How to Avoid Them
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By | September 16, 2016|Uncategorized|

Your resume would be the most important thing on your mind right now. And if you're like me you're not really sure how to tactically get to a stellar resume that makes you stand out, showcases your hard work and helps you show off. After [...]

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Think Big, Take Risks
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By | September 16, 2016|Uncategorized|

With every passing day, as dreams get bigger and the heart more courageous, the realisation sinks in that my year of transformation has just begun. Like every other MBA aspirant I also probably entered the programme at the Indian School of Business with the hope [...]

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Data, Machine Learning, and Digital Marketing
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By | September 14, 2016|Uncategorized|

Have you ever wondered how you see advertisements of related things you recently searched for on the internet? How do marketers know what you are looking for? Before the days of digital marketing, companies had very few data points to count on and strategy was [...]

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Na Jao Ma
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By | September 14, 2016|Uncategorized|

Her eyes imploring, he finally figures it out, It must be her bed sores, and he adjusted their snouts. ‘So jao ma’, he said, kissing her night, She responds, blinking enthusiastically despite her plight. He left, and the doctor’s words flashed again in his jaded [...]

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Of Fears and Dreams
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By | September 14, 2016|Uncategorized|

The crack of light reveals he is afraid, trembling in fear, What happens to the dreams he held so very near? This is his only chance and he damn well knows it, What if he goes out there and blows it? You can always give [...]

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J&J – Touching a billion lives everyday!
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By | September 8, 2016|Uncategorized|

On the August 25, 2016, around 30 students of Indian School of Business visited Johnson & Johnson Medical for an induction session. It was organized by Ms. Richa Sharma, Sr. Specialist -Talent Acquisition, along with the Marketing and Healthcare Clubs at ISB. For some students [...]

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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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Zomato – WTF (Where’s the food?)
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By | September 6, 2016|Uncategorized|

A team of 12 students from ISB campuses of Hyderabad and Mohali visited Zomato's sprawling headquarters in Gurgaon. They were introduced by Swati (HR) to Paras Arora, Product Manager, Content (ISB Co12), and Gaurav Gupta (IIM-Calcutta Co05, ATKearney) spearheading the Global growth. The duo took [...]

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Freshdesk – Creativity and Exuberance at its Best
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By | September 1, 2016|Uncategorized|

A student delegation from the Indian School of Business (ISB) visited one of the coolest offices in town – Freshdesk at Chennai. A growing start-up with a strength of about 800-1000, it is buzzing with technical innovation in the domain of Customer Support Software. If [...]

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Reflections – Cognizant Chennai Trip
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By | September 1, 2016|Uncategorized|

It was a reflection of the strong strategic partnership between Cognizant and Indian School of Business (ISB) when the Cognizant leadership spared ample time for the ISB student delegation. In some sense this reflects the seriousness of both the entities to appreciate talent and diverse [...]

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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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Study Tour Group From Kenya Cites Lessons Learnt In Hyderabad
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By | August 16, 2016|Uncategorized|

It was my first visit to India, and it could not have come at a better time. In the last one year alone I have taken part in five fund raisers and supported friends or relatives headed to India to seek medical treatment. As a [...]

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Changing Landscape of Indian Power sector – ISB Students learn from the Industry leaders
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By | August 10, 2016|Uncategorized|

The Indian power sector is undergoing a significant change that has redefined the industry outlook. Sustained economic growth continues to drive electricity demand in India. Government of India’s focus on attaining ‘Power for all’ has accelerated capacity addition in the country. On the renewables front, [...]

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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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