‘Scale in India’ a must for Make in India
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By | July 20th, 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 The current equilibrium of low productivity, outdated technologies and disconnected supply chains can not be sustained if [...]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 12th, 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 27th, 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 8th, 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 25th, 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headlines for reasons not at all related to appropriations; it was in the news rather for including provisions that repealed the [...]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 11th, 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 29th, 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 27th, 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 30th, 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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Fostering a Community: Student Clubs at ISB
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By | September 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|

ISB’s commitment to creating the world’s future business leaders involves far more than classroom learning. In addition to innovative programs and world-class faculty, ISB’s student clubs offer access to continued enrichment through leadership, social and personal experiences. Coordinated and managed by ISB’s Graduate Student Board [...]

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Beyond the Classroom: ISB’s Experiential Learning Programme
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By | August 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|

We’ve all heard the expression, “Knowledge is power,” but the Indian School of Business (ISB) takes the concept one step further with its Experiential Learning Programme (ELP). ELP students don’t just acquire knowledge within a narrow and controlled classroom setting. Rather, they apply this knowledge [...]

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The Indian MBA: The Benefits of B-School in an Emerging Economy.
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By | August 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Poised for superpower status in the 21st century, India’s emerging economy is predicted by many to become the world’s largest within the next century. A massive democratic population, entrepreneurial spirit, and resource-conscience country, India -- thanks to the promise of a stable government and analysts [...]

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I Diya – the flame burns bright 6th year running
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By | August 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|

iDiya, the brainchild of ISB’s Net Impact Club, will turn 6 , on the 2nd of August, this year. Launched with the objective of encouraging sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship in the social space, iDiya has evolved year after year, with version 6.0 going international. [...]

Women in Management
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By | July 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|

In the past century, women around the world have made great strides in entering the business world and working toward the levels of pay and responsibility afforded by their male counterparts. However, although women comprise 48.5 percent of India’s population, they represent a mere 26.1 [...]

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How ‘diversity’ on campus helps our students to rise above.
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By | July 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|

The 21st century economy is defined by globalism. Shouldn't our future business leaders be educated in global environments? At the Indian School of Business (ISB), we are committed to the ideal that the best business training runs parallel to what’s happening in the real world. [...]

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The sharing economy
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By | May 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

I have been reading with interest the efforts made by several new players to use idle and spare resources to create new business models. I have borrowed the title from today's NY Times. The idea is as old as B&B. One can rent rooms, cars, [...]

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How to make a strong EEO application
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By | April 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The applications for the Early Entry Option (EEO) for PGP are in progress and the last date for the same is just around the corner viz. on the 30th of April, 2014. Have you submitted your applications yet? If not, then here are a few [...]

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Young Leaders Programme
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By | February 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|

We completed the fourth and final Learning Weekend for the first batch of the Young Leaders Programme students at Mohali in mid February. We are ready to welcome these students to the regular PGP in April this year. Over the last two years we have [...]

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Who would have thought pencil making has secrets?
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By | December 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The short story in New York Times about Faber Castell makes one think. There are secrets to pencil making! And it takes a week to make one. This company in its 252nd year of existence across eight generations seems to trumpet the victory of manufacturing excellence [...]

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Applying to ISB PGP 2014-15: Final Words
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By | November 28th, 2013|Uncategorized|

As Round 2 of the ISB PGP 2014-15 application season draws to a close on November 30, 2013, let me leave all our applicants with some final advice. First of all, congratulations to those applicants from Round 1 who have received an offer of admission [...]

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Application Tips for Reapplicants to ISB PGP
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By | November 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|

In the ISB PGP application pool, we get a large number of re-applicants who have unsuccessfully applied to ISB once or more before. This is a key demographic for us and we value these candidates greatly, simply because they persevere when others in similar situations [...]

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Applying to ISB PGP in Round 2
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By | November 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Each year, applicants have to take a call between applying in Round 1 Vs Round 2. For a particular individual, any number of reasons could make it better to apply in one round than in the other. There are some advantages of applying in Round [...]

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The Value of the ISB Alumni Network
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By | November 1st, 2013|Uncategorized|

This past weekend, we hosted our alumni at Equinox, the annual alumni learning and networking event at our Mohali campus. I thought this may be a good time to share some thoughts on what you can look forward to if you become part of our [...]

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Studying at ISB Vs. Studying Abroad
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By | October 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|

In last week’s blog, Should You Go to B-school?, I wrote about a few things that could help you decide if B-school is right for you at this point in your career. If you believe that you have reached a stage where it can help [...]

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Should you go to B-school?
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By | October 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Today, let’s take a look at some of the basic issues that many B-school aspirants have to consider before deciding on whether to apply or not. Most aspirants want to grow fast in their careers and have different avenues to do so, so what benefit [...]

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International Exchange Opportunities at ISB
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By | October 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Every year, many of our students participate in international exchange programmes and study at B-schools in different countries for 1-2 terms. This gives them a great way to experience new cultures, expand their global network and get a feel for what it’s like to do [...]

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More ISB Myth Busters
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By | October 7th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Last year, I had blogged about ISB Myth Busters, with the aim of clearing up a few common myths about the ISB PGP. I am glad to see that it has helped a lot of applicants avoid some common mistakes. But more myths abound, so [...]

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Preparing for the ISB PGP Interview
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By | September 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|

With the conclusion of Round 1 of applying to ISB PGP 2014-15 and the starting of interviews for shortlisted applicants, I wanted to share some thoughts on how you can put your best foot forward in the interview. The main points were covered in my [...]

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The Toyota Way
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By | September 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|

A legend passes away. I was saddened to read "Eiji Toyoda, Promoter of the Toyota Way and Engineer of Its Growth, Dies at 100." I have learnt so much third and fourth hand about the Toyota Way. It is humbling how the philosophy of the [...]

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Applying to ISB PGP: Submitting Your Application
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By | September 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|

With only a few days to go for the Round 1 application deadline to the PGP 2014-15, here are some things to keep in mind before submitting your application: Ensure that all fields in the application form have been correctly filled. Double check all facts [...]

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Faculty at ISB
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By | September 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|

On the occasion of Teacher’s Day, I thought it may be good to introduce our faculty to all prospective applicants. If you make it to the ISB PGP, our highly-accomplished faculty will be your mentors for the next one year, guiding you on the path towards [...]

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Big Data and Farming
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By | September 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|

I read with great interest today's article in the New York Times on one farmer's crusade to demonstrate that one must know one's land to get better yield. I was really attracted with the following words: 'Thompson said, “Get along, but don’t go along.” He [...]

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Applying to ISB PGP: The Dynamics of Independent Evaluations
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By | August 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|

As part of application process, most global B-schools require applicants to provide letters of recommendation. At ISB, the PGP application process also requires something similar: the independent evaluation. All PGP applicants have to choose two evaluators who can provide good insight on the candidate’s abilities. [...]

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Applying to ISB PGP: Application Essays Explained
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By | August 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|

As we get closer to the application deadline, I hope you have done some introspection to collect insights about yourself, your goals and your plan of action for achieving them. Today, I will share some thoughts about how you can present that information in a cogent [...]

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Applying to ISB PGP: Identifying Your Strengths and Differentiators
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By | August 7th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Every year, we receive well-written applications from several exceptional candidates. They showcase a candidate’s leadership potential, quality of work experience, academic ability, diversity, and other factors very well, making it a challenge (albeit, a welcome one) for us to shortlist applicants for interviews. However, from [...]

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Applying to ISB PGP: Application Requirements and Resources
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By | July 31st, 2013|Uncategorized|

The quality of your application is a vital part of the selection process. It offers you an opportunity to highlight your background, accomplishments and plans for the future. It is strongly recommend that you go through the process judiciously, spend adequate time thinking about your [...]

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Financing Your Education at ISB
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By | July 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|

“No deserving student will ever be denied education at the Indian School of Business for want of funds” – this is a promise that we have made at ISB to ourselves, prospective applicants and the entire community, and I am proud to say, one that [...]

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Prof Sarang Deo’s Advice to Prospective Applicants
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By | July 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|

In 2011, Professor Sarang Deo joined ISB as permanent faculty, coming here from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. At a PGP Admissions information session that we hosted recently in Pune, he shared his story about why he chose to come to ISB. [...]

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ISB’s Placement Process – A Look Behind the Scenes
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By | July 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|

Inevitably, one of the foremost questions in the minds of B-school aspirants is “How can the school help me progress in my career?” To answer this question, V K Menon, Senior Director for Career Advancement Services at ISB and our guest blogger for the week, [...]

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Campus Life at ISB
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By | June 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|

So far I’ve blogged about various learning opportunities in the PGP – learning goals, applied learning, extracurricular activities, etc, apart from traditional classroom-based learning. This week, I want to introduce you to the lighter side of PGP – the vibrant life on campus. Those who [...]

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The Emphasis on Extracurricular Activities at ISB
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By | June 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|

As past president Prashant Ivaturi’s guest blog on One Year at ISB has indicated, there is a tremendous amount of activity all through the year on ISB’s two campuses. There is a constant stream of club activities, conferences, student initiatives, sports meets, B-plan competitions, guest [...]

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Applied Learning Opportunities at ISB
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By | June 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Theory classes and lectures at ISB help students understand underlying management concepts. Case discussions and simulations help them appreciate the business context, think through situations and make decisions. The third type of learning in the curriculum, the Practicum Course, has one main purpose: to get [...]

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The Importance of Faculty Research
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By | June 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|

In addition to teaching, faculty at ISB spend a significant amount of time (upwards of 40% of their time) doing research on various management topics. For those of you not familiar with academia, this is what academic research is about: Methodology – Faculty come up [...]

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Learning Goals of the ISB PGP
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By | May 29th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Individuals become aware of their strengths and weaknesses once they acquire some years of experience. This is also a time when individuals start to seriously consider their career options. An honest self-assessment helps them realise what they can leverage and where they need to improve [...]

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One Year at ISB
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By | May 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|

This week, I wanted to give you an inside look at some of the opportunities and challenges that a year at ISB exposes one to. And who better to hear it from than the person who led an entire class of peers through them? Prashant [...]

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