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Highest Ever Number of Women Students in ISB’s New Class

Numbers show a steady upward trend over the last 12 years

The Class of 2015 of the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at the Indian School of Business (ISB) has 231 women students constituting 30% of the total class size – the highest number ever since the school’s inception thirteen years  ago.  The number of women students at the school has been rising steadily and has increased by almost 120% in the last seven years.

Speaking on this development, Savita Mahajan, Deputy Dean, ISB, said, “With 231 women in the class, ISB has the largest number of women students among premier business schools in the country. This is a heartening development and is a result of the various initiatives that we have undertaken to encourage women professionals to take up management as a career, in association with the corporate world over the last few years. We hope this increased participation of women will go a long way in meeting the need for gender diversity across sectors.”

Overview of the Class of 2015
Class size763    (Hyderabad : 553 and Mohali: 210)
Gender ratioFemale 30%   : Male 70%
Average Age27 yrs
Average GMAT score711
Work experience average5 years
International work experience – countriesSingapore, USA, UK, Hong Kong, Germany, Qatar, Italy, Uzbekistan, Japan, Srilanka, Canada and Myanmar among others
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First cohort of Young Leaders Programme (YLP) joins 

An interesting highlight of the Class of 2015 is the entry of students selected under the Young Leaders Proramme (YLP), an initiative launched to support outstanding undergraduates from diverse disciplines to get an early start in their careers by getting a pre admission into the ISB. These students have been mentored and supported by the ISB over the last two years even as they gained the mandatory two years of work experience required to get into the PGP. These students have studied in institutions such as Shri Ram College of Commerce, NIT, IIT and BITS Pilani, and have worked in organisations such as Google, Deloitte, Wal-Mart, ZS Associates and Capstone Securities and Analysis.

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at the ISB
The PGP is a full-time, one-year programme in Management designed for young working professionals to enable them transition into roles of greater responsibility, or pursue an entrepreneurial dream. Offered concurrently at the school’s two campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali, the programme offers world-class education with exposure to some of the best of minds in the world giving students an enriching learning experience that truly expands the bounds of their thinking.  The ISB today is represented by a network of 6000+ alumni working in leading companies, government and non-profits across 32 countries worldwide, including ~350 alumni entrepreneurs. For more details on the PGP, please visit the ISB PGP website.