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Alumni in the Media

Anjali Patel Mehta, Class of 2006

Anjali Patel gave up her career as an investment banker to become a fashion entrepreneur. 

Srihari P, Class of 2006
EMC Corporation has appointed Srihari Palangala as the Director Marketing of EMC India. 
Economic Times

Shivangi Sharma, Class of 2007

Shivangi Sharma is the author of I Made a Booboo, a book on motherhood and parenting published this year. It was listed as a non-fiction bestseller by The Tribune
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Sachin Dev, Class of 2008
Sachin Dev is the author of Faith of the Nine. Published this year, it is an epic fantasy adventure in an Indian setting and borrows themes from Indian mythology and folklore. It is the first book in a proposed trilogy, Wheels of Janani. You can read reviews Faith of Nine here.  

Rakesh Gupta, Class of 2009

Rakesh Gupta, co-founder of, has raised $400,000 in angel funding:
VC Circle

Sagarika Chakraborty, Class of 2012
The Week turns the lens on the high-end security agencies and bodyguards who protect celebrities, politicians and corporations using discreet and sophisticated tools and methods, such as UV locks, bomb-proof vehicles, GPS tracking and apps that stream live audio and video content to control rooms. The article quotes Sagarika Chakraborty, CEO of IIRIS Consulting. The Week

Chetan Jain, Class of 2013
Chetan Jain has been appointed City CEO, Hyderabad, of Revv, a Delhi-based self-drive car rental company.


Varun Kumar, Class of 2013
knowledgeXP, founded by Varun Kumar and incubated out of ISB Hyderabad, is focussed on promoting experiential education in schools across the country. It conducts workshops with school students through activities derived from the latest research in experiential learning.
Your Storyy

Vaishnavi Murali, Class of 2013
Vaishnavi Murali, Founder and CEO of Eikowa, set up in 2015, wanted to become a curator of meaningful art "minus the nonsense of pretense". The story of her venture  is captured in the following articles:
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Vinayak Palankar and
Abhishek Awadhani, Class of 2013
Two ISB alumni, Vinayak Palankar and Abhishek Awadhani, and an ex-Amazon employee joined hands to build math games for children. Makkajai’s story is  documented here.
Your Story

Smita Sahay, Class of 2015

Smita Sahay is the Associate Editor of Veils, Halos & Shackles: International Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women, released in April 2016. The book was conceived in response to the vicious gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh Pandey in Delhi on December 2012 and to the unprecedented public activism for women’s safety that followed it.
Indian ExpressMid-day I The Woman Inc.

Syaahi, Class of 2015

The short film, Syaahi, directed by Varun Tandon, won a Special Jury mention at the 63rd National Film Awards held in New Delhi recently. Six of the film’s producers are ISB alumni from the Class of 2015, including Rahul Trivedi, Sirisha Mungala, Avneesh Abrol, Poorvaja Kamalapuri, Rijul Jain and Anuj Sharan. Krati Tandon (Co 2015) is the Executive Producer of the film.

Set in a quaint, hilly town, Syaahi is the coming of age story of a young boy who undergoes a transformation as a result of events, circumstances and relationships in his life. Accolades include:
Special Mention, Director Varun Tandon, 63rd National Film Awards; Official Selection, Troyes International Short Film Festival 2016;  Winner, Best Short Film, International Film Festival of Prayag 2016; and Special Jury Mention, Noida International Festival 2016.

ISB in the Media

ISB signs an MoU with Singapore Management University(SMU)
The Indian School of Business (ISB), signed an MoU with SMU to collaborate, share best practices and leverage one another’s expertise. The partnership will allow both institutions to contribute to industry and academic developments in India, Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region. | The Hindu | The Times of India | India Education Diary | BLoc | Economic Times | Business Standard | Hindu Business Line | Andhra Jyoti | Andhra Prabha | Times of India Hyderabad

Management Programme in Public Policy
Nitin Jain of The Tribune takes a close look at the Management Programme in Public Policy (MPPP) at ISB, whose founding batch graduated in Delhi on April 17. The article highlights MPPP's unique features, extraordinary faculty and diverse student body and quotes Pradeep Singh, Deputy Dean ISB & CEO Mohali Campus.
The Tribune

Graduation Day 2016 

ISB celebrated the Graduation Day of the Class of 2016 of the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at its Hyderabad and Mohali campuses, the Class of 2015 PGPMAX in Hyderabad, and the Class of 2015  Management Programme in Family Business(MFAB) in Mohali.
Times of India | Financial Express| | PTI | Tribune | newsnow | Indiannewscalling | The Hindu India Today | Economic Times| Bloomberg TV | DNA India| DeccanChronicle| | | NVS24 | FirstPost BusinessStandard |BLOC

N R Narayana Murthy honoured as the first ISB Honorary Distinguished Fellow

Professor Rajendra Srivastava, Dean, ISB, conferred the ISB Honorary Distinguished Fellowship on N R Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys, during the Dean’s Speaker Series.  Murthy is the first recipient of this fellowship at ISB.

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Second batch of MPMO launched. Jointly designed by Munjal Institute and Centre for Executive Education
ISB hosted a panel discussion with senior dignitaries to mark the launch of the second batch of the Management Programme in Manufacturing & Operations (MPMO) in Delhi.
The Economic Times | Business Standard |The Hindu |India Today |The Asian Age | India Education Diary |BLOC | E India Diary |The Pioneer | Biz News | |Zee News|

Professor Raj Raghunathan expounds on happiness
Raj Raghunathan, Visiting Faculty at ISB and Professor of Marketing at McCombs School of Business, the University of Texas at Austin, recently published his book If you’re so smart, why aren’t you happy?. He also has a Coursera MOOC (rated Best MOOC of 2015) on the same subject, a life of happiness and fulfillment.

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