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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Fostering a Community: Student Clubs at ISB
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By | September 19, 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 18, 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 11, 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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Women in Management
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By | July 21, 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 21, 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 22, 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 11, 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 19, 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 4, 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 28, 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 15, 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 6, 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 1, 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 23, 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 18, 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 11, 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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