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My Incredible One Year at ISB
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By | September 8, 2021|Admissions, ISB, ISB Alumni, PGP, Student life|

“ISB provides an absolute world-class academics.” - Prashanth Venkatesh If I could summarise my journey through ISB in one sentence, it probably would be “Lived a lifetime in one year.” That is how wonderfully crazy it is to study at ISB. You really get to know [...]

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3 things about ISB Diversity every PGP Aspirant should keep in Mind
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By | September 8, 2021|Admissions, ISB Alumni, PGP, Student life|

While speaking about India and its future as an independent nation, Mahatma Gandhi once said, "Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization." The quote still stands strong today through all walks of life. Even in [...]

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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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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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“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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“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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“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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The Codes of Paradigm Shift
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By | August 20, 2020|Admissions, PGPMAX, student diaries, Student life|

A psychology graduate churning out codes? That’s unusual, but it’s Krishma’s story, one she had not planned. Like many other parents, her father too insisted she pursue a career in either engineering or medicine but Krishma’s disinclination towards science would have none of it. Her [...]

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Managing in the Times of Crisis – Insights from the Silicon Valley
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By | April 22, 2020|Alumni Leadership Series, Covid19, PGP, Student life|

(Excerpts from the interaction of Manik Gupta, Ex. Chief Product Officer, Uber, PGP Co’08 with PGP Co’21) Due to the current corona crisis and the situations around it, there are companies which are facing hard times. There are a lot of challenges and anxieties around [...]

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Talk on Sports Infrastructure in India
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By | August 22, 2019|Net Impact Club, speakers in ISB, sports, Sports club, Srei Infrastructure Club, Student life|

The SREI Infrastructure Club, in collaboration with the Sports Club and Net Impact Club, facilitated a speaker session with Mr. Satinder Bajwa. Mentor to eight-time world number one squash player and Director of Harvard University’s squash programme, Mr. Bajwa has now moved back to India [...]

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It’s ok to feel lost and not know everything
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By | July 26, 2019|Student life|

Let’s admit it. School search and admissions process is a daunting task. The application process is cumbersome, complicated and detailed. Every website has a new perspective, new information, dos and donts.   It is easy to feel lost and not know what to do.   So, the question [...]

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Learnings from Global MBA conferences
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By | May 10, 2019|Student life|

In March and April, I got the opportunity to participate in two Global MBA conferences, which were held in Sydney and Paris, respectively. The first conference, MBA World Summit, selected 100 top inspiring MBA students from business schools around the world for a three-day summit. [...]

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COME AS YOU ARE
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By | March 14, 2017|Student life|

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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Life at ISB
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By | October 20, 2016|Student life|

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

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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Think Big, Take Risks
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By | September 16, 2016|Student life|

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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Na Jao Ma
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By | September 14, 2016|Student life|

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|Student life|

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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