ISB has plans to start overseas operations, says Dean


Hyderabad: Indian School of Business (ISB), which is operating from its two campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali, may look to start overseas operations, particularly in Singapore, according to its Dean Rajendra Srivastava.

Addressing at the graduation day for its modular courses, he said there has been a demand for starting its centre in Singapore. However, he did not put a timeline to it.

He said the graduating students to be job creators rather than job seekers. ISB is doing a study to ascertain the number of companies set up by ISBians. So far, the count is touched 450 and is likely to cross 500 by the time the survey ends. ISB started 28 years ago with just 126 students and now has about 1,200 students including those pursuing the modular courses.

The residential faculty base increased 40 per cent in one year, the dean said in his report. He also asked the graduating students to focus on quality rather than quantity. Pointing to the slowdown in the economy, he said the job of students is to ride out the uncertainty. He said taking risks, focusing on problems that are worthy solving, managing change and learning to learn are key to success in a job or an enterprise.

“It is your responsibility to educate the staff,” he said.

Presiding over the ceremony, Ashok Wadhwa, Group CEO of Ambit Private Limited, urged the graduating students to embrace clean and good accounting and good governance practices. One should be shrewd with capital, resource and time allocation to ensure that all shareholder interests are protected.

“Embrace failures, be generous, be available to people,” he said in his message to the students.

A total of 202 students consisting of 64 from Post Graduate Programme for Senior Executives (PGPMAX 2019), 62 from Post Graduate Programme in Management for Family Business (PGP MFAB 2019) and 76 from Post Graduate Programme for Working Professionals (PGPpro 2019)) graduated from ISB on Saturday.

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