ISB’s PGP Class of 2014 witnesses rise in Government/ PSU, Fashion and Healthcare Professionals

isbHyderabad/ Mohali, May 28, 2013: The Indian School of Business (ISB) today announced the commencement of the academic year for the Class of 2014 of its Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP). With 774 students across Hyderabad and Mohali campuses, from diverse academic, professional, cultural, geographic and social backgrounds, the ISB earns the distinction of having the largest class among premier Business schools in the country for the second consecutive year.

Expressing his views on the new class, Deepak Chandra, Deputy Dean, ISB said, “The Co2014 at the ISB reflects the school’s efforts to identify the best of talent and provide them with a rich learning experience that will expand the bounds of their thinking and set them on the path for long-term career progress. Success stories of our alumni demonstrate how the PGP has created a ‘transformational experience’ to turn several mid-career professionals to global business leaders. We believe that the students of the Co2014 too will make the best use of their year at the ISB, hone their skills and make a mark for themselves in their chosen careers.”

ISB Class of 2014: A Snapshot

Class Size 774 students – Hyderabad: 556 and Mohali: 218
Age Mean: 27 Years

Mid-80%: 25-31 Years

GMAT Score Mean: 711

Mid-80%: 680-750

Work Ex Mean: 5 years

Mid-80% range: 2.8 – 7.5 Years

Gender mix Male: 579 (75%)

Female 195 (25%)

Marital Status Single: 603 (28%)

Married: 171 (22%)


Segments on the Rise

Diversity is a tradition at the ISB and like its predecessors, the Co2014 too comprises talented professionals from diverse backgrounds.  A significant development this year is the marked increase in the number of professionals from PSU/Government, Healthcare and Fashion sectors.

There has been a steady increase in the number of PSU and government employees joining the PGP with the present class having 33 professionals from organisations such as Indian railways, GAIL, BHEL, and ONGC among others. This class also witnessed a spurt in the number of medical doctors and professionals from the fashion industry. The rise in the number of professionals from these sectors, as compared to the previous year, can be attributed to the focused approach on the part of the school to enhance its class diversity – particularly the ‘Diversity Scholarships’ launched last year.

The Co2014 was welcomed by a large group of alumni who organised an ‘Orientation Week’- a formal induction programme for the students at both the Hyderabad and Mohali campuses. The alumni shared their experiences and gave them an insight into the ISB culture and how to make the best use of their one year at the ISB.

About the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at the ISB

The PGP is a full-time, one-year programme in Management designed for young working professionals to enable them transition into roles of greater responsibility, or pursue an entrepreneurial dream. The programme offers world class education with an exposure to some of the best of minds – faculty, industry and their own peers, giving students an enriching learning experience that expands the bounds of their thinking and sets them on the path for long-term career progress.  The PGP is offered concurrently at the ISB’s Hyderabad and Mohali campuses. The school functions as one entity with a seamless integration across campuses with a common admissions and placements process. The ISB brand is now represented by a network of 5200+ accomplished alumni working in leading companies, government and non-profits spread across 32 countries worldwide. Over 350 alumni are running their ventures. ISB is committed to the continuous development of its alumni through life-long learning programmes combined with career development and support activities. For more details on the PGP, please visit: