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Why pursue higher education at ISB in Hyderabad and Mohali?

Updated: Apr 29

Life at ISB tantamount to transformation for those pursuing ISB MBA either in the ISB Hyderabad or the ISB Mohali campus. This change in an individual is facilitated by the high impact environment that ISB MBA through its faculty, initiatives and alumni facilitates.


Is ISB Worth it?


In the 2021 rankings announced by the Financial Times for Global MBA programs specifically for the ISB PGP range of programs. ISB MBA ranks at number one in India followed by IIM Bangalore IIM Calcutta IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Indore.


Last year, however, in the ranking ISB PGP ranked 28th on a worldwide scale as compared to IIM Bangalore which had a rank of 27 this year ISB MBA ranking has jumped up 12 points ahead of IIM Bangalore.


In terms of global rankings ISB PGP is ranked at the fifth position in Asia after INSEAD, CEIBS, NUS and HKUST.


Overall ISB MBA ranks number one in India, number three in Asia and the world in the percentage of salary increase.


In terms of gender diversity ISB PGP has around 40 percent female students which is much higher than the rest of the Indian schools which Rank in the top hundred in the FT rankings.


The recent Economist ranking rates the ISB PGP program as:

  1. Number one in India.

  2. Number five in Australasia and

  3. The full-time MBA rankings of 2021 by The Economist rank the ISB MBA program at number 44 globally.


For these reasons above of course there is no question that is ISB worth it?

Business schools have given the Indian industry access to a high quality of trained business professionals. This has equipped organisations with specialised man power and leadership to take the companies to higher echelons. Business schools like IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, Indian School of Business ( ISB PGP ) are among the world’s top ranked schools.

One more reason how we answer is ISB worth it is as follows. Thought leaders, business innovators graduating from these institutions lead organisations in top positions and many become entrepreneurs to add to the Startup culture in India. All in all the effect of one year MBA from leading business schools is positive for growth and leadership of organisations.

What is the minimum salary a graduate from Indian School of Business Hyderabad can expect in 2018 19?

A minimum salary figure would actually be a presumptuous number. Indian school of Business Hyderabad admits students from different walks of life with different backgrounds in their professional journey. The salary they are offered post ISB depends largely on these factors and is of course much higher as compared to what an individual was drawing previously.

How to start finding business management visiting faculty profiles in India?


The best way to search is visit the school websites and look up the profiles on LinkedIn. The faculty research, publications and specialisations are easily available there.


Here are some leading faculty achievements and initiatives at ISB in Hyderabad and Mohali that every ISB MBA aspirant should know about.


  • Professor of Operations Management and Executive Director of the Max Institute of Healthcare Management at ISB MBA - Professor Sarang Deo's paper on “Improving HIV Early Infant Diagnosis Supply Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa: Models and Application to Mozambique”. This paper written by Jónas Oddur Jónasson, Sarang Deo and Jérémie Gallien has attained a position in the FT papers on social impact amongst the list of top 100 papers.

  • At ISB PGP, Professor Sarang Deo teaches courses in Operations Management like:

  • Statistical Methods for Management Decisions

  • Process Excellence in Healthcare Organisations

  • Designing and Managing Effective Healthcare Delivery Systems

  • Distinguished faculty from ISB PGP, Professor Sarang Deo and Professor K Vaidyanathan are also contributing proactively to the medium and longer term post-COVID economic strategy for Punjab.

  • Another stellar faculty at ISB PGP, Professor Apoorva Javadekar who teaches MBA courses in International finance and fixed income securities at ISB, has published a paper on “The Allocation of Talent Across Mutual Fund Strategies” which was adjudged with the “Best Paper Award”.


What are the initiatives that make the ISB MBA special?

  • Max Institute of Healthcare Management (MIHM) is working with the London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine to understand ‘Incentivising fruit and vegetable consumption in urbanising India’.

  • For another initiative on the healthcare front on the issue of ‘Private provider practices for effective management of hypertension’ for Telangana and Bihar, ISB submitted a report on ‘Costing of family planning methods in India’ as a part of a research project for the Centre for Disease, Dynamics, Economics and Policy. This report analysed the cost of delivering family planning interventions in public health and social franchising systems. It also submitted a forecast on the future requirements of scaling up of family planning during 2020-2025.

  • Students from ISB PGPMAX, have entered the 11th annual Regional Summit in San Francisco/Toronto/Ho Chi Min City with their solutions on sustainable living.

  • ISB MBA has 11 Special Interest Groups which are led and moderated by ISB Alumni.

  • As a part of another new initiative at ISB in Hyderabad and Mohali - Executive Connect the alumni interacted with Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman and MD at TAFE for ‘Future of Business Post Covid-19’ and with Manoj Kohli-Country Head-SoftBank India to discuss the ‘Emerging Business models: leading in the new era’. Alumni and current students at ISB PGP have access to similar industry interactions throughout the year. One more aspect to expect from Life after ISB.

  • JumpstartIndia@ISB is a unique set of projects to aid the Indian economy recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic which is managed by the Bharti Institute of Public Policy at ISB in Hyderabad and Mohali. Students of the ISB PGP program have been a part of this program in the year 2020-21 and contributed to enriching research to turnaround the economic problems faced by the country in the course of the tough COVID times.


These are some updates from the life at ISB in Hyderabad and Mohali for ISB aspirants. For those seeking to apply to ISB MBA reach out to our expert for a discussion on your profile. Contact us to see how your profile fits into the criteria that ISB expects from its graduates or the eligibility criteria for various programs offered by ISB like the ISB PGP, ISB YLP, ISB PGPpro, ISB MFAB or the ISB AMPBA.




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