Orientation Workshop-‘Create a Story’

Orientation WorkshopISBR Business School conducted an Orientation Workshop ‘ Create a Story’ on 10th August 2016 from 9am to 4pm at Amphitheatre for PGDM / MBA students.

Students were distributed in the groups of 10 each. Each group was given a story and the same was required to be presented through paper cups, giving a visual 3D treat. Simultaneously, groups were required to create a presentation, based on the accorded story.

The workshop was conducted in order to ignite the managerial skills among students through creativity, teamwork, resource management, time management and effective use of intellect. Students also learnt to respect the ideas of others.

The workshop ended with a game with a moral- Together Everyone Achieves More.

Inaugural Ceremony of UG Course BBA Program


UG Inaugural Ceremony

BBA Inaugural Cereony

ISBR College recently welcomed the first batch of UG Course students for the academic year 2016-2019 on July 27th, 2016. Inaugural Ceremony was initiated with lighting of Ceremonial Lamp followed by Saraswati Vandana. Mr. Manish Kothari, Founder & Managing Director ISBR, Dr. Anandaram, Sr. Director, Dr. Chandra Niranjan, Dean Academics and Mr.Ajith Kaykeni, Founder of Buoyance Training & Consulting firm graced the occassion. The new batch of the students was accompanied by their parents who were excited and happy to see their children entering a new phase of life.

 A warm welcome address was delivered by Dr.Anandaram, Sr. Director a visionary with rich experience in the field of academics and industry, to the august gathering. He shared the unique features of the Academic program and spoke about life-long learning and development as well as developing leadership skills.

Dr. Chandra Niranjan, Dean-Academics, shared few insights of our BBA course work. She made audience aware about the significance theoretical knowledge blended with industrial exposure.

In his presidential speech, Mr. Manish Kothari Founder & Managing Director ISBR, wished all the success to the new team and urged all the students to actively take part in co-curricular and extracurricular activities. He guided the aspirants saying, ‘Human creativity has increasingly become a group process.’

 Release of Academic calendar:

The UG Batch 2016-19 was inaugurated and the academic calendar was released with great enthusiasm and zeal.

Felicitation of Faculty:

The academic pillars of BBA program were introduced i.e. regular and the expert faculties. Dr. Anandram felicitated the faculty with a bouquet and memento.

The ceremony ended up on a very happy note with all the good wishes of the Chairman, faculty, and others. The students were very eager to participate in the upcoming events and are looking forward for the next session!



PGDM 2016 Batch Inauguration

PGDM Inauguration

ISBR Business School welcomed its PGDM 2016 batch students and their parents on 30th July, 2016 at Electronic City, Bangalore Campus.

The function was presided over by renowned personalities from the corporate and industrial sectors along with dignitaries from the management and staff. Mr Ravi Raghavan, Chairman Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) was the Chief Guest for the day. The stage was graced with the presence of delegates Mr Keyur J Shah, Director, Price Waterhouse Coopers(PWC), Mr Nealesh Dalal, Managing Trustee, J D Institute of Fashion Technology, Dr. Sudarsanam Padam, former Dean Administrative Staff College of India, Mr Raghunandan, Vice President, ELCIA, Mr. Vijay kumar, Vice President WIPRO and alumnus, Mr  Nitin Jain, Goel Group of Industries.

The function started by invoking the blessings of Lord Almighty. The dignitaries enlightened the minds of all by lighting the lamp and spreading the rays of hope.

In his welcome address, Dr. Anandaram gave a brief introduction about the PGDM program and the concept of wholesome development of students.

The chief guest Mr Ravi Raghavan, inaugurated the batch and declared the new session open. He described the four Ps of success being, Passion, Purpose, Perseverance and Patience.

Mr Keyur J Shah, Guest of honor, released the academic planner and addressed the gathering stating his personal experiences and stories of sports personalities to make students realize that there is no substitute for hard work.

The academic diary was released by Dr. Sudarsanam Padam who inspired the students to look beyond the syllabus and become the best citizens of the country.

The flag of camarederie was handed over to the representatives of the batch by the alumnus Mr. Nitin Jain.

The guest of honor, Mr Raghunandan encouraged the students to never stop learning. Also Mr Nealesh Dalal asked students to be honest by stating, “ if you want to be successful , do not lie to yourself”. 

The star invitees of the function Mr Rajesh Reddy, Kirloskar Electrical and Mr Nithin John, Spice Jet were felicitated by Mr Manish Kothari, who in his presidential address gave assurance to the parents that the students of ISBR will never be detached from the string of culture, family and friends. He also explained the concept and power of right mentorship through a beautiful video.

The faculty members were introduced to the gathering by Dr Chandra Niranjan, Dean Academics who concluded with an inspiring quote,” Fight your own battlse and fry your own fish”.

Towards the end, the vote of thanks, on behalf of the Institution, was proposed by Mr. Abbas Ali, Head Placement.


Visit to The Akshayapatra by ISBR students

Visit to Akshaya Patra

ISBR MBA Students of 2016-18 batch were taken to visit   Akshayapatra Foundation at ISCON Temple on 25th of July, 2016.

“ Unlimited food for education” is the idea behind the Akshay Patra. Akshayapatra Foundation is serving 90,000 kids all over Karnataka studying in govt. schools with Mid Day Meal, thus ensuring the better health and inspiring the kids towards a better future of the Nation.

Students visited the Akshayapatra Foundation’s food factory using all protective measures. They covered their heads and wore protective footwear to maintain hygiene. To the Knowledge of Students, they came to know how 12000 litres of sambhar and 6 tons of rice is prepared daily to serve 90,000 students of Karnataka govt. schools, along with the sterilisation of vessels containing food, delivery process, and completion of the work daily by 09:30 am to start the distribution of food to all govt. registered schools. As per saying of M. Gandhi, “Do as you want others to do unto you”, students not only visited the factory and learnt about its functioning, but also had the same food for lunch.

Being students themselves, and being the future rulers, MBA Students of ISBR witnessed a process that builds kid’s heath, increase school attendance/ enrolement and thus shape them towards a better future.

In short, a visit to Akshayapatra introduced to the beginning of learning for these going to be leaders.

A visit to Enable India

ISBR’s MBA 2016 students visited Enable India, a charitable trust who works toward empowering people with disability, on 21 July 2016.

Dr Sujata and Mr Vishnu gave an introductory talk about “Enable India”. After that students were taken to the training area where they saw disabled people getting trained for better opportunities. While explaining the functioning of Enable India, Dr Sujata told students about how they analyze the job opportunities and find a solution to the problems faced by these special people so that they work with ease even after being different from us.

Mr Vishnu, an engineer took students to the virtual tour of history of Enable India and the awards won by its founder Mrs Shanti Raghvan and Mr Dipesh Sutariya and their struggle during the initial days. Students also learnt sign language to communicate with these people.

Mr Dipesh, the co founder also spoke to students about his journey. He even answered student’s queries and encouraged them.

It was a huge motivational tour for students in nut shell.

Visit to Art Of Living Ashram, Bangalore

Art Of Living Ashram visit On 21st July 2016, ISBR’s MBA students(2016- 18) visited Art Of Living (AOL) Ashram at Bangalore, founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as part of their orientation program. Students were first escorted to Vishalakshi Mandal where they were told how focus and relaxation are interlinked. Ms Upasana, an instructor from AOL involved students in various activities as well as guided students for yoga and meditation. She asked students to take a step towards healthy living to energize life force energy.

Students received Prasad ( satvik lunch) at Annapoorna Bhojanalaya, where employees as well as visitors have lunch together. The good thing was that students and everyone cleaned their own plates.

In afternoon, at Panchakarma, students got to know about farming and its importance as well as the disadvantages of using plastics. They also visited Goshala with 375 cows and 50 bulls.

At the end, Students were also taken to Sri Sri Science Ayurvedic Hospital founded in the memory of Guruji’s father Sri Rathanam where treatment is done at nominal cost.

Its been a great learning experience for students as they look forward to start their professional journey.

MBA 2016 Batch Inauguration on 16 July 2016

ISBR Business School welcomed its MBA 2016 batch students and their parents on 16 july 2016 at Electronic City, Bangalore campus. Sri Kishore Alva, Vice President, Bangalore Chamber of Industry & Commerce and Joint President, ADANI Group graced the occasion as chief guest. Guests of Honour were Sri. Naveen Raju, Hon. Consul for Cote D’Ivoire, West Africa and Sri Prashanth Sreenivasan, Global Competency Head, Tech Mahindra. The other guests included Sri. Bhawesh, Joint Secretary, ELCIA, Smt. Suja Warrier, a social leader, Infosys and ISBR’s  alumni Mr.Kanhaialal Sharma, HR, Genpact.

Chief Guest, Sri Kishore Alva inaugurated the MBA Batch 2016-18 and declared the new session open. Guest of Honor, Sri.Naveen Raju released the Academic Diary for the batch 2016-18.

Corporate Guests and academicians inspired and encouraged students to learn and participate in all activities to know their strength.

Alumni Mr.Kanhaialal Sharma handed over the flag of camaraderie to the students of New Batch MBA 2016 – 18. The flag symbolizes mutual trust, commitment and above all team work.

Dr. Chandra Niranjan, Dean – Academics , felicitated  the professors and introduced them.

Mr.Abbas Ali, Head,Corporate Relations proposed the Vote of Thanks.


ISBR Alumni Reunion 2016

Alumni Reunion 2016

ISBR organised the alumni reunion on 3rd July 2016, at Lemon Tree Hotel, Electronic City, Bangalore. The event saw the vibrant bunch of alumni who were dressed up for the retro night. It was a moment of nostalgia where there were people flocking around with energy and enthusiasm.

The teachers, staff and the management team raised a toast to honour all the alumni from the year 20007 to 2016. There was fun and frolic in the air and the bash concluded with a resounding dance floor, wherein everybody shook their leg.


ISBR Annual Convocation 2016

ISBR Business School organised Convocation 2016 on 3rd July 2016 at ISBR Business School, Electronic City campus.  The guests of honor were Dr Rajeev Gowda, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Shri R Shivakumar, Chairman ASSOCHAM and Sri Ravi Gururaj, Chairman NASSCOM Product Council.

In his inaugural address, Dr Rajeev Gowda emphasised on the need for management schools to develop and nurture talent in young people to become more energetic, dynamic and result oriented. “The world has become flat. The young minds are very much instrumental for the upliftment of the society. Plethora of opportunities is available within the country”, he said.

Sri Ravi Gururaj received the Eminence Award for his outstanding contribution in creating right ecosystem for entrepreneurship development of higher order, through NASSCOM support projects for Start-ups in India.   In his acceptance speech, he said,”Students should get attached to the institutions and faculty should feel college as second home.”

Dr Devika Gunasheela who received Award of Eminence for her contribution to health care for women and children, asked students to focus more on doing social activities  for the good of the society.

Sri Sunil Rao, Country Head, Google, advocated students to make right choice at the beginning of the career. He asked students to be empathetic, understanding own strengths and to work on multiple projects to get maximum exposure across various departments within organisation.  Hard work was the answer for success in career, he said.

195 students graduated from the institute and received their convocation certificate. Twenty Industry patrons like Google, Volvo, GE Industrial Solutions, Fidelity National Financials, Kotak Mahindra, TUV Rhienland and Decathlon  graced the occasion.

Gems of ISBR, a dossier of success stories of alumni of ISBR were released by Mr Shivakumar. Sixteen Gems awardees received the certificates.

Senior Director, DR Anandram administered the oath to graduating students. Mr Manish Kothari, Managing Director ISBR, declared the convocation was dedicated to the cause of giving. He acknowledged that in giving, there was  joy of accomplishment.

As a CSR activity, Rajasthan Cosmo Club donated 3000 uniforms through ISBR and ELICIA to government schools on this occasion.

Dean ISBR, Dr C Manohar, presented the achievement of the ISBR and shared the saga of fulfilment and the journey of the accomplishment.

Dr Chandra Niranjan, Dean Academics, ISBR, proposed the vote of thanks.