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Diverse set of achievers make it to ISB PGP Class of 2016


Increased interest from professionals from NGOs, Women student number remains robust


Mohali | Hyderabad, May 19, 2015: The Indian School of Business (ISB), with campuses at Mohali and Hyderabad, welcomed a diverse set of achievers to its flagship one-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) this year. The PGP Class of 2016 comprises 813 students with 560 and 253 students at Hyderabad and Mohali campuses respectively.

The students come from varied backgrounds including professionals from the fields of medicine, the government and non-governmental organisations, scientific researchers, some of whom also hold patents, sports enthusiasts and performing artists, media professionals and the like. Welcoming the new class, Munish Sapra, Assistant Dean, ISB, said, “ISB is committed to taking in the best of the talent from across the globe and provide them the best of management education. The aim is to groom them into becoming global leaders who, as future alumni, not only bring laurels to the School but also contribute to the society at large.”

Class Trends:

Increased interest from students with experience in NGOs:
This year the School witnessed an increase in the number of professionals from the NGO/ not for profit organisations enrolling for PGP. The students have worked in NGOs from sectors including education and healthcare.

Number of women continues to be robust:
With 236 women in the Class, the PGP Class of 2016 accounts for the highest number of women in absolute terms in any class so far. This is a result of the concerted efforts by the School to bring more and more women students on board. As a result ISB has also seen the more recruiters hiring women candidates for leadership positions over the past few years.

This is the 15th Class to enroll for ISB’s PGP and the Class is now connected to a wide network of 7600+ alumni of the School, who are already creating an impact on society in different verticals.

Overview of the Class of 2016


Class size813 (Hyderabad: 560 and Mohali: 253)
Gender ratioFemale: 29% , Male: 71%
Average Age27 years
Work experience average4.7 years
International work experienceChina, Russia, Sri Lanka,  Canada, Singapore, United States of America, Nepal, UAE, Australia, UK, Chile, Mexico and many countries in Europe
Some interesting factoids about Class of 2016: 
  • 18 students have either filed for or received a patent/s
  • Class also includes several doctorates in bio chemistry, bio technology and bio medical science
  • Includes a B-Tech graduate who was chosen as a youth ambassador for the Antarctica Expedition by 2041 organisation from among 30 world wide
  • First time women students enrolled from Sri Lanka and Russia
  • Avid sportspersons including national level badminton, tennis and cricket players
  • Political Science students who have contributed to party manifestos