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ISB names auditorium at Mohali campus as “Godrej Auditorium”

ISB names auditorium at Mohali campus as “Godrej Auditorium” 
Acknowledges contribution and support of the Godrej Group since the School’s inception
Mohali, April 19, 2016: The Indian School of Business (ISB) announced the naming of the state-of-the-art auditorium at its Mohali campus as the ‘Godrej Auditorium’ to acknowledge the continuous support, encouragement and philanthropic contributions from the Godrej Group under the leadership of Adi Godrej, who is also the Chairman of the ISB’s Governing and Executive Board. He has been associated with ISB as an Executive Board member since its inception and as the Chairman of the Board since April 2011. Adi Godrej has been one of the leading supporters of the School in many ways including funding. The Pirojshah Godrej Foundation and the Godrej group, have also been engaged in supporting the School.
Professor Rajendra Srivastava, Dean, ISB announced this at a specially convened dedication ceremony at the Mohali campus. Pradeep Singh, CEO, Mohali Campus and Deputy Dean, ISB also participated in the ceremony along with other members of the Executive Board, eminent personalities from the Tri-city, faculty, students, families and staff of the ISB.
Professor Rajendra Srivastava welcomed and requested Adi Godrej to unveil the plaque christening the auditorium. Speaking on the occasion, Adi Godrej, said, “ISB today stands tall as an accomplished world class B school with several accomplishments to its credit. The School is also is a perfect example of how philanthropic initiatives can bring about impact making change. I take pride in being a part of ISB’s success story and will continue to support it in all its endeavours to make a positive impact in the years to come. Philanthropists and corporates, especially in India, must realise that world class excellence of this nature needs support and commitment of the highest level. We must be motivated to become active contributors to changes that have the potential to shape destinies of our people and country. The endowment level of some of the best institutions in the world is several folds higher than our institutions in India and I hope that Indian corporates, and individuals will embrace this practice soon.”  
Expressing his thanks, Dean Rajendra Srivastava said, “We are thankful to Adi Godrej for reposing faith in ISB and believing in the idea.  We have ambitious plans to become the preeminent provider of management education from India, to expand our collaboration with industry, and to do impactful research that is relevant to practice. It is critical for ISB to receive financial support to be able to accomplish this vision.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Godrej Group for their contributions to the school over the past several years. Naming the Mohali auditorium as the ‘Godrej Auditorium’ is one way of expressing our gratitude for the sustained support and guidance that we have received from Adi Godrej.
ISB is the result of the collaboration between committed individuals, corporates and academics from around the world, who believe in its vision. The School is a nonprofit institution and relies on support from alumni, corporates, individuals, and foundations for its research and education activities. 
ISB is committed to providing the highest recognition and stewardship standards to its supporters. Several of its infrastructures have been named to symbolise the importance of philanthropic contributions to its past and future success. The Bajaj Auto Library recognises the support from Mr. Rahul Bajaj and the Bajaj Group, and the Rameshwarlal Khemka Auditorium at the Hyderabad campus is a bestowal from the Khemka family, in memory of Mr. Rameshwarlal Khemka.  Four of its lecture theatres (LTs) have been named as Max LT, Chatterjee LT , HUL LT and  Vidya Hora LT, and the two dining halls as Bajaj Dining Hall and the Goel Dining Hall after their benefactors/patrons. 
The Auditorium at Mohali holds a significant place on the campus. It has played host to some of the finest thought leaders across the world as a part of high profile conferences and visits. Some of the notable events held here include the two Progressive Punjab Summits, SMS International Conference and the ISB Leadership Summit.
 About ISB

The 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 fifteen 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, the first institution in South Asia to receive the prestigious AACSB 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. 
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