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For Long-term Strategic Goals, Show Short-term Successes

Nirmala Vedula and Ashish Oke: What was your strategic assessment of the banking sector before you took up the IndusInd stint? Romesh Sobti: Having worked in the state-owned sector for nine years and in multinational banks for 25 years, I believed the private sector banks had the most advantageous business model. The state-owned banks have always had big advantages in terms …

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Solstice 2019: Re-engaging with the Alumni

Solstice, the annual alumni reunion event at ISB was organised amidst colourful blitz and cheerful gatherings. This year’s event was hosted as a three-day social affair with over a thousand alumni, faculty and students from the current PGP batch participating. It served as a meeting point for reconnecting with fellow alumni and faculty through several professional speaker seminars, networking events, …

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Data Science in the Age of AI: Remarkable Progress, Unprecedented Challenges

Data Science has become an indispensable skill for organisations that are on by the pursuit to integrate meticulous decision-making into their everyday activities. Newly developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities and the daily influx of large swathes of data have transformed various industries. The ISB Institute of Data Science organised the annual Data Science Summit 2019 on November 29, with a …

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How Atal Incubation Centre’s Programme for Agri-tech Startups Can Help Scale Ventures in a Niche Segment

The Atal Incubation Centre (AIC) at ISB’s Mohali campus provides a platform that enables startups to leverage the opportunities available in their domain to become scalable and sustainable in their enterprise. The Centre is the incubation and acceleration arm of ISB which provides a state-of-the-art incubation space for entrepreneurs to collaborate and engage with academics, mentors and investors.   The Enable Startup …

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Record Compensation and Recruiters for ISB Students in An Economic Slowdown

Despite an economic slowdown in the Indian economy, ISB’s Class of 2020 received the highest ever number of offers from recruiters this year and saw a 124 per cent jump in their compensation compared to their pre-ISB CTC. Professor Rajendra Srivastava, Dean, ISB said, "ISB was established with a vision to create future leaders for India and the world. Companies betting …

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How Gender Stereotypes Affect the Life Chances of Women in the Workplace

Gender discrimination at modern workplaces operates in covert ways through stereotypes which are widely held, static, simplistic generalisations we make about people based on their gender. Societal norms impose certain behavioural expectations on men and women. They are expected to conduct themselves in certain ways. Such stereotypical belief systems percolate all aspects of our lives including work. Jobs are gendered …

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