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

Hyderabad January 27, 2019: The Indian School of Business celebrated its Graduation Day for the graduating classes of Post Graduate Programme for Senior Executives (PGPMAX 2018), Post Graduate Programme for Working Professionals (PGPpro 2018) and Post Graduate Programme in Management for Family Business (PGP MFAB 2018) with Dr BVR Mohan Reddy, Executive Chairman of Cyient Limited presiding over the ceremony as the Chief Guest.
Dr Reddy shared several valuable lessons from his entrepreneurial journey of building a global, scalable, sustainable and successful company from India. He enumerated on how Cyient, which started its journey by providing “design as a service” to global Fortune 100 companies, transformed itself to deliver higher value to customers by having values as its foundation, quality and innovation as its DNA, and people as its core strength. “I wish to alert the graduating professionals and young leaders from this batch that the businesses will now operate at the challenging intersection of Industry 4.0, Globalisation 4.0 and Education 4.0. This brings a plethora of opportunities for the country, and you all must respond suitably, and adapt in time to build an inclusive future. You all must learn continuously, invest in innovation and build constructive collaboration with people, organisations, and the society to thrive in the complex global business environment.”, he said.
Earlier addressing the ceremony Dean Rajendra Srivastava told the students, “The day marks the culmination of a rigorous and action-packed period filled with learning, networking, growth and signifies a step forward for our graduating students. They rightfully deserve the rewards and recognition that Graduation Day brings and it is a pleasure to partake in this celebration with them. I am positive that our students will carry their learning to their professional lives and enrich their workplaces with their achievements.”

A total of ­­­­222 executives, consisting of 67 from PGPMAX Class of 2018, 71 from PGP MFAB Class of 2018 and 84 from PGPpro Class of 2018 graduated from ISB today. With this, the ISB alumni network now reached around 9700 spread across different parts of the world.

The graduation day commenced with the ceremonial procession led by the Dean. The School also celebrated the accomplishments of its students and gave away awards to students who excelled in academics, extra-curricular activities. Awards were also given to the best Professors of the Year and Academic Associates in various categories. The list of awards for this year is appended below:
Student of the Year Award:
  • PGPMAX Scholars of Excellence Class of 2018: Vijay Venkatesh Murthy
  • PGP MFAB Scholars of Excellence Class of 2018: Kushagra Agrawal
  • PGPpro Scholars of Excellence Class of 2018: Sumit Gogia and Gamya Goli
Professors of the Year Award:
  • PGPMAX Class of 2018: Professor Prashant Kale and Professor Dishan Kamdar
  • PGP MFAB Class of 2018: Professor Kavil Ramachandran and Professor Justin Craig
  • PGPpro Class of 2018 (Core course): Professor A Bassamboo and Professor Dishan Kamdar
  • PGPpro Class of 2018 (Elective course): Professor Krishnamurthy Subramanian and Professor Ramana Sonti
Academic Associates of the Year Award:
  • PGPMAX Class of 2018: Sunil Kumar
  • PGP MFAB Class of 2018; John Bansal
  • PGPpro Class of 2018: Kalyani Choudhuri and Revathy Surya Narayana
The celebrations came to a close with the ceremonial hat toss marking the end of the Graduation Day proceedings. 
About 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 seventeen 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. For details visit