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Indian School of Business celebrates Graduation Day for its Executive MBA level programmes - PGPMAX, PGP MFAB and PGPpro

Hyderabad January 25, 2020:  The Indian School of Business celebrated its Graduation Day for the graduating classes of Post Graduate Programme for Senior Executives (PGPMAX 2019), Post Graduate Programme for Working Professionals (PGPpro 2019, Delhi and Hyderabad cohort) and Post Graduate Programme in Management for Family Business (PGP MFAB 2019). A total of 202 students consisting of 64 from PGPMAX Class of 2019, 62 from PGP MFAB Class of 2019 and 76 from PGPpro Class of 2019( Delhi and Hyderabad Cohort) graduated from ISB today. Ashok Wadhwa  Group CEO of Ambit Pvt Ltd presided over the ceremony as the Chief Guest.

The celebration started with a welcome address by Professor Anand NandKumar, Associate Dean- RCI Management, followed by speeches of  Scholar of Excellence from each graduating class.

Sharing his leadership lessons with the graduating class Dean Rajendra Srivastava said, "To be a leader, you need to have a vision and stick to it. Focus on problems worth solving. Take the risk, challenge the status quo. Learn to learn and do the right things in the right way." He further congratulated the students on becoming ISB alumni and said, "You are going to join a trusted network of thinkers and doers. You also have the responsibility not only to take a job but also to create a job. You are our torch bearers and keep coming back to ISB."


Congratulating students, Chief Guest Ashok Wadhwa shared several valuable lessons from his personal and entrepreneurial journey. He asked students always to have gratitude, humility, and hard work with perseverance in their lives and careers to be successful. He also told them to learn to embrace failures as there is nothing called permanent in life.  On an entrepreneurial side, he told students to embrace good accounting, good governance, and correct capital allocation in their businesses, as that’s the key to success.


The School also celebrated the accomplishments of its students and gave away awards to students who excelled in academics, extra-curricular activities as scholar of excellence. Awards were also given to the best Professors of the Year as selected by the students.


Student of the Year Award:

  • PGPMAX Scholars of Excellence Class of 2019: Arnab Das
  • PGP MFAB Scholars of Excellence Class of 2019: Hardik Mitesh Kotecha
  • PGPpro Scholars of Excellence Class of 2019: Narayani Narasimhan (Delhi Cohort) and Vritant Naresh Jain (Hyderabad Cohort)

Professors of the Year Award:

  • PGPMAX Class of 2019: Professor Prashant Kale and Professor Suren  Mansinghka
  • PGP MFAB Class of 2019: Professor Kavil Ramachandran and Professor Chandrasekhar Sripada
  • PGPpro Class of 2019 (Core course): Professor Achal Bassamboo (Delhi Cohort) and Shyam V Sundar (Hyderabad Cohort)
  • PGPpro Class of 2019 (Elective course): Professor Piyush Kumar (Delhi & Hyderabad Cohort)

The celebrations came to a close with a vote of thanks by Professor Sudhir Voleti followed by the ceremonial hat toss marking the end of the Graduation Day proceedings. 

About the Indian School of Business

Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global business school offering world-class management education across its two campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. The School has grown at a rapid pace over the past eighteen years since its inception and already has several notable accomplishments to its credit – it is the youngest school ever to consistently rank among the top Global MBA programmes, one among the select 100 global b-schools to have AACSB and EQUIS accreditation, one of the largest providers of Executive Education in Asia, and the most research-productive Indian management institution. A vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, strong academic associations with leading global b-schools and the backing of an influential Board, have helped the ISB fast emerge as a premier global business school in the emerging markets.