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ISB announces scholarships to increase student diversity

September 05, 2012:The Indian School of Business (ISB) announced ‘Diversity Scholarships’ of totaling INR 2.5 crores for students of its incoming PGP Class. The Diversity Scholarships at ISB are a part of the school’s total scholarship outlay of about 8 crores, comprising of both merit based and need based scholarships, and will be awarded to talented professionals from a broad spectrum of sectors and functions, namely:

  • Healthcare
  • Government
  • Social Sector
  • Hospitality
  • Media
  • Fashion
  • Manufacturing
  • Finance
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Technolog

The ISB awards scholarships to students selected on the basis of exceptional academic and professional performance as well as personal qualities such as leadership, integrity, and community service.

Encouraging diversity in the classroom
The ISB was the business school first in India to introduce the notion of student diversity in the classroom more than a decade ago, as it believes that student diversity enhances learning and truly develops leadership potential. Over the years, the school has been successful in attracting students from a variety of backgrounds such as chartered accountants, lawyers, bankers, consultants, doctors, merchant navy officers, officers from the armed forces, entrepreneurs, etc., with experience ranging from 2 years to 18 years. Such students bring with them a wealth of knowledge and perspective through their rich professional experience leading to an extremely vibrant class environment that is highly conducive to learning. The present Class of 2013 represents one such diverse group of 767 students across the Hyderabad and Mohali campuses.

About the Indian School of Business (ISB)
The ISB was established in 2001 with an aspiration to put India on the global map of management education. Over the years, the ISB has successfully pioneered several new trends in management education in India, and has firmly established itself as a world-class management institution. In 2008, the ISB became the youngest institution to be ranked among the Top 20, in the Global B-school Rankings by the Financial Times, London, and since then has been ranked consistently among the top B-schools globally. Recently, the ISB earned the distinction of becoming the first South Asian B-school to receive the AACSB accreditation. Chartering its next phase of growth, the ISB flagged off its second campus at Mohali, Punjab in April 2012. Though located at Hyderabad and Mohali, the School will function as one entity with a seamless integration across both the campuses.

A strong pool of research-oriented resident and international faculty from reputed B-schools has been a key factor that helped the ISB to emerge as one of the leading B Schools with its cutting edge research and pedagogy. It has set up eight research centres serving as a bridge between the industry and the academia and carries forward its research agenda as well as promotes education in areas critical to India’s development. The ISB offers its flagship one year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) besides the Post Graduate Programme in Management for Senior Executives (PGPMAX) and a bouquet of Executive Education Programmes that cater to top and middle management. The school also recently launched its Fellow Programme in Management (FPM). The school has over 4200+ PGP Alumni and 13,000+ Executive Education Alumni spread across over 25 countries making an impact on the business and society.
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For further information, please contact:

Sriram Gopalakrishnan
Director – Marketing and Communications
Indian School of Business
Ph. # 939 456 8030