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N R Narayana Murthy recipient of first ISB Honorary Distinguished Fellowship

April 5, 2016: The Indian School of Business (ISB) today conferred the ISB Honorary Distinguished Fellowship on N R Narayana Murthy, Founder, Infosys and Catamaran Ventures. NRN, as he is popularly referred to is the first recipient of this fellowship instituted by the ISB. 

The ISB Honorary Distinguished Fellowship is designed to honour personalities of national and international eminence, who have contributed to society through their thought leadership and success, are respected by the industry and the academia alike and have inspired generations of people to achieve excellence in their respective fields of activity.

Conferring the title, Professor Rajendra Srivastava, Dean, ISB, said, “I am happy to announce N R Narayana Murthy as the first ISB Honorary Distinguished Fellow.  He has inspired many an ISB student by agreeing to participate in the Schools activities and by being a benefactor to the School. The ISB has much in common with what Murthy espouses and respects his values and endeavours to nurture a spirit of entrepreneurship and make a positive impact on society.

The announcement was met with a thunderous applause from the audience at the Khemka Auditorium of the ISB’s Hyderabad campus, where NRN was participating in the Dean’s Speakers Series moderated by the ISB Dean.  

Murthy has been closely engaged with the ISB, first, as one of the key founding members and a member of the Executive Board, and since the recent past, as a member of the ISB Governing Board

About the ISB Dean’s Speaker Series:
Initiated by Professor Rajendra Srivastava, the Dean’s Speaker Series is delivered by eminent thought leaders visiting the School. It is designed to bring together leading academicians and global thinkers who engage with ISB in line with its vision of making an impact on management practice, scholarship and policy. The series commenced in January 2016.

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 twelve 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.  For more details visit

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