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Crisis = Opportunity
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By | July 20, 2021|ISB, PGPMAX, student diaries, Thought Leadership|

The pandemic is a worldwide crisis of a magnitude that is scary, to say the least. Yet, it has brought opportunities with it. Look closely, the glass is always half full. In his first book “Unlimited Power”, Tony Robbins quotes former US President John F. [...]

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My Professional Journey – Amit Tiwari
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By | March 8, 2021|Admissions, Executive MBA, ISB, PGPMAX, student diaries, Student life|

Amit is a MarTech evangelist who has transformed marketing through his passionate focus on Digital eCommerce.  With extensive knowledge of markets, channels & consumers across the length & breadth of India as well as neighbouring countries, Amit believes in reaching out to customers through a [...]

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Subramanian Sankaran’s Professional Journey!
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By | February 22, 2021|Admissions, Executive MBA, ISB, PGPMAX, student diaries|

My professional journey has been fascinating. I have had a fulfilling career, replete with challenges and immense learning. I started my career in 1993 with Pfizer, selling research-based products. Five years later, I joined GE Capital International Services when ITES was new. On my way [...]

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PGPMAX gives you a strategic perspective about every function and is a very humbling experience
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By | February 4, 2021|Admissions, Covid Times, ISB, ISB Alumni, PGPMAX|

My Professional Journey I started my career as a software engineer and have been in the IT industry for 17 years. I had the opportunity to startup operations in India for Information Edge, a NZ based technology product company as well as instrumental in setting [...]

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PGPMAX was a foundational change and is a pillar of my life – Mehraj Dube
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By | December 31, 2020|Admissions, ISB, PGPMAX, student diaries, Student life|

Why PGPMAX? There came a time when I wondered what next. I wanted to grow as a manager and build more substance within. That’s when I enrolled for PGPMAX. That ISB is a research-based institute and was founded by India’s veteran industrialists were influencing factors. [...]

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Pranav Chandna’s ISB Experience
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By | November 6, 2020|Admissions, ISB, Leadership Talks, PGPMAX, student diaries, Student life|

“PGPMAX develops you into a well-rounded professional and ensures you always think ahead of the curve.” - Pranav Chandna. My Professional Journey I am an Electronics and Telecom graduate from Nagpur University. My career spanned over two decades across roles in national and multinationals companies. [...]

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“ISB PGPMAX was the catalyst in my successful transition from Defence to Corporate sector.” – Capt. Vishal Kanwar
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By | October 12, 2020|Admissions, ISB, PGPMAX, student diaries|

Before PGPMAX: Indian Navy I was born and brought up in a military family; I am a fourth-generation military person, with grandfathers from both sides having served in the Second World War. I graduated from National Defence Academy (NDA), Pune, and thereafter served in the [...]

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“PGPMAX helped me find my Ikigai” – Rachna Jaiswal
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By | September 14, 2020|Admissions, Covid Times, Executive MBA, ISB, ISB Alumni, PGPMAX, student diaries, Student life, Women Leaders, Women Leadership|

Career before ISB I am a qualified lawyer, and I worked with some of the top five law firms in the country for five years. Post that, I started my venture, which was manufacturing and export of leather goods. While my own business running, I [...]

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“I had no career roadmap” – Sameer Khetarpal
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By | September 14, 2020|Admissions, ISB, PGP, student diaries|

“We are what our choices make us” Sameer Khetarpal quotes Jeff Bezos while starting off to share his humble background during a web interaction with PGP students – both current and prospects. He confesses that he has been a fan of self-disruption as he describes [...]

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“The supportive eco-system at PGPpro gave me the confidence to start my own venture” – Divya Juneja
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By | September 4, 2020|Admissions, ISB, PGPpro, student diaries, Student life|

Tell us about yourself, your current organisation and role, and your professional journey before joining PGPpro. I have been a market research professional for over 11 years now. My journey in my career had kind of hit a plateau where I wasn’t feeling quite stimulated [...]

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My PGP Story – Biju Mohandas
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By | September 2, 2020|Admissions, ISB, PGP, student diaries, Student life, YLP|

“I found my job post ISB at a campus party!” - Dr Biju Mohandas, Principal Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation, Sub-Saharan Africa, and PGP class of 2007 Joining ISB Started off my career, 20 years ago in the Indian army as part of the Indian [...]

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“The application essays for YLP helped me in my college placements” – Ankit Madaan
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By | August 31, 2020|Admissions, ISB, PGP, student diaries, YLP|

Tell us a little about your current role. How did ISB help you in preparing for this role? I am currently part of the CEO’s office at PayTM. It is strategy and operations for the entire organisation. It is a general management role and it [...]

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“ISB made me Industry as well as Function agnostic” – Pulkit Chhabra
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By | August 30, 2020|Admissions, ISB, PGP, student diaries, Student life, YLP|

Tell us a little about your current role. How did ISB help you in preparing for this role? I work for WeWork and my current role is Enterprise Growth and Expansion, which is essentially a Sales and Business Development role, where I generate multi-million dollar [...]

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Negotiating Successfully – The Top Five
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By | July 30, 2020|Admissions, ISB, Leader Sessions, PGP|

"For professionals (and parents of young children), the importance of negotiation skills cannot be overstated. Whether it is negotiating a multi-million-dollar contract, compensation with a potential employer, or even appropriate television time with one’s children, strong acumen in this area is very beneficial", feels Kunal [...]

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A Dream Come True
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By | July 23, 2020|Admissions, ISB, PGPMAX, student diaries|

Fresh out of university and working in an IT firm, Sucharita would often pass by the tall gates of the under-construction ISB campus at Gachibowli, Hyderabad. She would look at the gates longingly and wonder Wow! Only if I could get a chance to study [...]

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‘Leadership context changes based on the phase the company is in’
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By | July 11, 2020|Abhyudaya, Admissions, ISB, Leader Sessions, Leadership Talks, PGPpro, PGPpro Conclave|

"Leadership context changes based on the phase the company is in."- Prasad G.V., Co-Chairman and Managing Director, Dr Reddy's  (Prasad G.V., Co-Chairman and Managing Director of Dr Reddy's Laboratories, is also a board member at ISB. He recently shared his Dr Reddy's journey and the [...]

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Unfastening the Doors of Larger Purposes
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By | July 1, 2020|Admissions, ISB, PGPMAX, student diaries|

Soon after Takshay Bansal completed PGPMAX in 2019 from the Indian School of Business (ISB), he used a self-assessment tool for DORSET, his family business, a high-quality security hardware solutions provider for home and office. The purpose was to check if inclusivity and diversity, the [...]

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Professor Sudhir Voleti Masterclass on Marketing 101 for PGPpro
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By | June 28, 2020|ISB, ISB Faculty, Masterclass, PGPpro|

“When entire industry believes the same thing, there is a huge blind spot” of opportunity hidden somewhere that everyone is missing out on. This was one of the many pearls of wisdom that Sudhir Voleti, Associate Professor, ISB, shared with prospective candidates of PGP PRO, [...]

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Life is Simple
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By | May 30, 2020|ISB, PGPMAX, student diaries|

After over two decades of corporate life, Amit realized he had reached the end of the proverbial tunnel. Doing the same kind of work was taking him nowhere, and he is not one who likes to restrict himself. A renewed purpose surged within. It was time for [...]

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YLP Stage 1 Application Process & Tips
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By | March 15, 2018|ISB, PGP, YLP|

YLP is a platform that enables bright students aspiring a management career to envision a clear and structured growth path through expert guidance. YLP grooms students through learning interventions and guarantees admission to PGP after gaining 20 months of full-time work experience post-graduation. An ideal [...]

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PGP Application Guidelines
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By | January 17, 2018|ISB, PGP|

Many of you seem to  have queries regarding your ISB PGP application submission. Here are some quick resolutions to common questions   How do I submit the application? You need to fill in all sections of the application (1 to 10). All the sections need to [...]

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Yesterday by Aniruddha Dey
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By | December 28, 2017|ISB, PGP, student diaries|

It seems like it was yesterday when I walked in, Through these hallowed gates, with hopes and dreams. A new chapter of my life was about to begin And the road ahead looked inviting, glistening in the sunbeams It seems like it was yesterday when [...]

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Cycle-2 Application Tips
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By | December 16, 2017|ISB, PGP|

With only a month left for PGP Cycle-2 deadline, here are some handy tips to build a stronger application: Tip 1: Start Early and Stay Focused The ISB PGP application has multiple sections that you will need to fill out. The personal details, education & work [...]

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Quick Tips for applying to Cycle-1
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By | September 13, 2017|ISB, PGP|

With almost a month left for the Cycle-1 deadline, Here are a few tips we have put together for making a strong application. 1.Application is the opportunity to talk about yourself We get to know about your achievements, experiences, goals and aspirations. Elaborate on the need [...]

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Beyond the books: The ISB experience -Srijeet Bhattacharjee Co 2018
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By | August 23, 2017|ISB, PGP|

If an idle mind is the Devil’s workshop, then the Devil doesn’t get much work done at the Indian School of Business. The workload at a business school with a one-year program may well be beyond the limits of human imagination. But ask anyone here, [...]

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PGP application evaluation: A strength-based holistic approach
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By | August 10, 2017|ISB, PGP|

The Indian School of Business takes pride in its strength based holistic approach of application evaluation.  We encourage applicants to focus on their strengths and achievements, rather than weaknesses and failures and provide support with clear examples in the essays, recommendations, awards, achievements and other [...]

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ISB for Entrepreneurs
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By | July 13, 2017|ISB, PGP|

ISB fostering entrepreneurship through various academic and support initiatives.The school enables a conducive ecosystem, so that entrepreneurs can build and work on their business ideas during their term at ISB. Course Electives  ISB, in its one year PGP offers course electives that build a foundation [...]

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Why PGPpro? – Sumit Gogia
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By | July 10, 2017|ISB, PGPpro|

Prior to joining PGPpro at ISB, I have had experience in various startups and big companies in Technical Program/Product and People Management roles where I successfully ran complex high-impact cross-functional programs end to end. In that process, I worked with different functions: Technology, Marketing, Strategy, [...]

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1 week to Cycle 2 Deadline| Admissions FAQs
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By | January 6, 2017|ISB, PGP|

Here are some more commonly asked questions. This should help you gain more clarity on your application to ISB. 1.       Is GMAT given more preference over GRE? No. There is no preference given to one over the other. Both the exams would be weighted equally in [...]

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2 Weeks to Cycle-2 Deadline | FAQs
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By | December 30, 2016|ISB, PGP|

Here are some last minute frequently asked questions, that will help you gain clarity regarding your application to ISB in the cycle-2. 1.       When is the last date to submit the GMAT/GRE score? January 15, 2017 is the last date to submit your test scores. If you take [...]

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How an MBA in India took a Spanish national to the top of the Clean Tech M&A Industry in Spain?
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By | November 24, 2016|ISB, PGP, student diaries|

Aurelio Gutierrez Perez remembers being overwhelmed, not by the spicy food, the crowds, or the searing summer sun, but by the intense class participation. ‘In Spain, if you ask the class a question, you have maybe one hand go up. In ISB, 90% of the [...]

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ISB for Women
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By | October 15, 2016|ISB, PGP|

The Indian School of Business encourages women to get back to the work-force and take up leadership roles. Apart from refreshing management basics and giving you the global business perspective through the PGP course, the school also encourages women with the clubs and amenities that make the [...]

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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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Why Class-diversity is important at ISB?
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By | July 19, 2016|ISB, PGP|

The best B-schools around the world give a great deal of importance to demographic and cultural diversity in their classrooms. When a group of bright young minds from different backgrounds are thrown together, it must necessarily result in the creation of new ideas and perspectives. [...]

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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 catalyst for applying this year was the YLP-Scholarship- Samya Mishra
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By | March 18, 2016|ISB, PGP|

 The 40% tuition waiver gave me the financial freedom and confidence to explore my career choices. -Samya Mishra, YLP Admit, PGP Class of 2016. Entrepreneurship, to Samya had always been a dream she planned to turn into a reality. Being a former student of the [...]

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