Indian School of Business Celebrates First Graduation under “One School, Two Campus” Model
The Indian School of Business (ISB) hosted consecutive graduation ceremonies last week on different campuses for the first time since beginning to deliver its Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP) concurrently in both Hyderabad and Mohali, the school announced.
ISB began delivering its PGP concurrently at two locations in April 2012 after establishing its second campus in Mohali in 2007. The school credited the Class of 2013 with helping to fulfill the philosophy of “One School, Two Campuses,” noting that students from both campuses worked actively to help integrate activities and foster intercampus exchange through virtual learning and other new initiatives.
The graduating class also hosted the 30th annual Graduate Business Conference, drawing student leaders from 36 top business schools spanning 15 countries. It was the first time in the conference’s history that it was held in India.
The class’s other notable achievements included training more than 140 NGO staff across Mohali, Pune and Hyderabad through a workshop called Diffusion, in which students share the latest management practices and entrepreneurial skills with NGO staff in an effort to help the organizations scale up their activities and expand their impact. About 75 students from ISB’s Net Impact Club also worked on 16 voluntary consulting projects with NGOs, the school reported.
ISB Chairman Adi Godrej praised the ISB community for its commitment to unifying its culture across two campuses. “I am confident that this demonstration of how a multi-campus model can function will become an inspiration to many other schools in the coming years,” he said in a statement. He went on to encourage graduates to use the skills and experiences they gained to find economically viable solutions to challenges facing the world today.