ISB hosts Graduation Ceremony for class of 2015 & 2016

April 18, 2016

The Indian School of Business (ISB) – a premier private Business school in India – recently celebrated the Graduation Day of the Class of 2016 of the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) and the Class of 2015 of the Management Programme in Family Business (MFAB), at its Mohali campus. Rahul Bhatia, group managing director of Interglobe Enterprises and the man behind Indigo Airlines marked his presence as the chief guest at the event. 
The day was celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm, with students receiving their certificates and posing proudly in their graduation regalia. Adi Godrej, chairman of the ISB Board, Professor Rajendra Srivastava, dean, ISB, Pradeep Singh, CEO Mohali campus and deputy dean, ISB, other members of the ISB Board, graced the occasion along with the students, families, faculty, staff and other eminent dignitaries. 

This year 238 students from PGP Class of 2016 and 37 MFAB Class of 2015 passed out from the Mohali campus. 15 students from the PGP 2016 are currently on international exchange programmes. 

Bhatia gave away the certificates to the graduating students and wished them good luck in their future endeavours. Sharing his experiences on organisational building, he said, “Planning is the key to success. Successful companies break down complex processes into several small processes and then execute them well.’ 

“Have the honesty of purpose and the resolve to practice it all the times,” he added advising the students. 

Addressing the cheering students, Prof. Srivasta said, “Keep expanding your horizons and continue to learn along the way. Continue to adhere to the same standards of excellence that you learnt here. Carry forward the spirit of enterprise and create businesses, establish new enterprises and lead people in contributing to a better and equitable society. Do all of this with humility and kindness and share your good fortune with others less fortunate.” 

Sharing his advice with the graduating students, Godrej said, “I urge you to be responsible towards the society we live in. Please do remember that being good managers is the basic requirement but being good leaders is what will ultimately matter.  Please lay a lot of emphasis on integrity, not just financial integrity but also intellectual integrity”. 

The awards and accolades handed out to faculty and students on the occasion were: 

Students 

ISB Scholar of Excellence 

Nikesh Murjani was awarded ISB Scholar of Excellence. The ISB Scholar of Excellence is awarded in recognition of outstanding academic performance throughout the year. 

Chairman’s All Rounder Award 

The Chairman’s All Rounder award was given to Shubham Gupta. In addition, the ‘ISB Young Leaders’ and ‘ISB Torchbearer’ awards were given to students who have demonstrated leadership skills, and all round excellence through the year. 

The Best Club awards were given to Business Technology Club (Professional Club) and the Quiz Club (Social Club) 

Dean’s List 

The Dean’s List comprises students who make it to the top ten percentile of the class for their academic accomplishments. This year a total of 88 students were announced combining both the campuses. 

Professor of the year 

Students also voted for their favorite faculty for the year through the Professor of the Year awards. Professor Anjani Jain was given “Professor of the Year Award for Core Courses” and Professor Piyush Kumar was awarded with the “Professor of the Year for Elective Courses” 

Academic Associate of the year for PGP and MFAB awards were also given by studentsthrough preferential nominations for supporting students in their learning through out the year. 

With the passing out of the PGP Class of 2016, PGPMAX Class of 2015 and MFAB 2015, the family of ISB alumni grows to over 7500 based in 120 cities across the world. 

The Hyderabad campus hosted the Graduation Day of the PGP Class of 2016 and PGPMAX Class of 2015 on April 8, 2016. Chanda Kochhar, managing director and CEO, ICICI Bank was the chief guest on the occasion. 

The Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global Business school offering world-class management education across its two campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. For more details visit www.isb.edu.

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