Hyderabad: The Indian School of Business (ISB) has witnessed largest ever group of 1,014 students graduating this year. Of these, 898 have passed out from PGP Class of 2017, 61 of PGPMAX Class of 2016 and 55 of PGP MFAB Class of 2016.
Adi Godrej, chairman of the ISB Board, professor Rajendra Srivastava, dean, ISB, members of the ISB Board, participated in the celebrations along with the students, families, faculty, alumni, staff besides others.
Bajaj group head Rahul Bajaj, member, Executive Board, ISB, and the chief guest at the Graduation Day 2017, shared his views on leadership, the potential of Indian leaders, the rapidly changing political, economic and social environment and the need for change.
Asking the students to aspire to be leaders in whatever they did, he said, “All of you are potential leaders of our country- whether you work in India or abroad. You should however, recognise that leadership is not just charisma, not public relations, not showmanship.
Leadership is performance, consistent behaviour and trust-worthiness. Leadership means there is no substitute for excellence, no tolerance of mediocrity and no compromise with integrity.”
He said, Indian management professionals are good. Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo and Sundar Pichai of Google are leading the world’s biggest companies. But the task
ahead needs thousands of outstanding leaders.
Advising the students, professor Rajendra Srivastava, dean, said, “As future leaders, you need to learn how to grow and compete each day. If you have to succeed in this competitive environment, dream big, have the tenacity to convert your dreams into reality and face challenges with conviction. Each one of you is unique and hence do not try to live someone else’s life and do not let others’ opinions drown down your inner voice. Challenge status quo, and while being a good manager is the basic requirement, being a good leader is what ultimately matters. Be conscious of the need for utmost integrity and diligence in your personal and professional life”.
ISB’s Mohali campus will conduct the Graduation Day ceremony on April 9.