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Dear Alumni,

The alumni of a School have a greater role in shaping the way the institution is perceived and the manner in which it grows and impacts society. Even as we go on to celebrate 15 years of the School’s inception, I am proud to say ISB’s 7500 plus strong alumni community has had a strong impact and continues to make us proud proving to be one of the greatest assets the School has.

Achieving world class quality and reputation does not come easily. It requires tremendous and continued investment that needs to be sustained over the years. Many of you have benefited from the generosity of benefactors of the past whose vision and foresight saw the School achieve great heights to date. At the same time fees from our flagship programmes and executive education, to a large extent, support current efforts at the School. Building a stronger financial base is crucial to achieving the ambition to be among the top 20 global B-schools in the next five years. A strong alumni endowment would therefore be useful to enable the School to pursue new opportunities and to improve the quality and experience of students at ISB. At the same time more endowments would liberate limited operating funds that can be deployed towards improving the overall quality of life on the campus.

Alumni have reposed their faith in the School and have in the past supported the School through donations to upgrade infrastructure, provide financial aid to students, and support research fellowships. Every contribution has a direct and meaningful impact on faculty, students, alumni, and the business community. We wish to acknowledge and thank you for your contributions to the School however much they are. I look forward to your greater involvement in supporting the School to prepare for even greater heights in the next 15 years.

– Raj Srivastava

School is what its alumni make it:

  • ISB is highest in research in India in Global MBA Ranking 2016 by FT.
  • ISB faculty research contributions were recognised by the prestigious University of Dallas Top 100 Research rankings (based on Research Contributions during 2011-2015). ISB was the only Indian business school to be featured in this ranking. (at 96)
  • The Indian School of Business is the first business school in South Asia to be recognised by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • ISB is amongst the three Indian B- Schools in FT’s Global MBA Ranking 2016. It is the youngest institution to be ranked consistently among the world’s best schools, according to the Global MBA rankings of Financial Times, London

Total # of alumni Contributed 3525
% of Alumni Contributed 46.5%

Individual Gifts ₹2 Crs
Collective Gifts ₹5.3 Crs
Contributions towards Alumni Endowment Fund ₹4.5 Crs
# of students supported through financial aid 24
# Research Fellowship Announced 2
# of Programme Supported 1

What the Donors Say:

We are using ISB as a vehicle to propagate our ideas and vision towards making manufacturing as a core sector to the country. The main reason to support these initiatives is to make sure the society and country are benefitted at large.

- Satya Chava, CEO Laurus Labs, Founding Class PGPMAX (Contribution: ₹30 Lakhs for Technology Commercialisation Programme and ₹1.5 Crs towards enhancing quality of teaching and research through Laurus Labs)

Giving back to your university should not be viewed as altruism but as an investment. A good way of looking at it would be to imagine that if my children go to that university, they would benefit from such an investment.

- Deepak Parayenken, PGP Co 2011(Contribution: $14000 towards the endowment as part of the reunion campaign)

Our objective is to create investible and growth oriented social enterprises that would address unmet social needs and create significant employment opportunities.

- Dilip Khandelwal, MD SAP Labs, PGPMAX Co 2013(Contribution: ₹41,54,800 for furthering the cause of social entrepreneurship by implementing ISB-SAP Jumpstart programme, through SAP Labs India Pvt. Ltd.)

I realised that the impact that I intent to make should not just be limited to my ability to provide this funding every year, but should be perpetuated so that it can withstand the test of time and also my own lifespan.

- Amit Khanna, PGP Co 2004. (Contribution: ₹50,00,000/- towards alumni endowment fund for starting scholarship to support financially deserving students of the PGP)