“Our efforts today will pave the path for a glorious tomorrow. We have created India, now all we need to do is to create Indians.”

On behalf of IBS, we congratulate all the Indians on this special occasion; Happy 77th Independence Day.

Celebrating India’s Journey & Freedom

As the sun rises on August 15th, India stands adorned in its vibrant tricolor, celebrating yet another year of freedom and progress. This Independence Day, we commemorate the struggles that led to our nation’s liberation and reflect on the milestones and the road ahead. India’s path to freedom was fraught with challenges, marked by the painful partition and the struggle for self-governance. Today, we stand united, reflecting on the sacrifices of luminaries like Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Babasaheb Ambedkar, Veer Savarkar, Rani Laxmibai, Jhalkari Bai, Chennamma, Begum Hazrat Mahal, and countless others. We honor the courage and celebrate their bravery that birthed a united, independent India.

At IBS, Independence Day isn’t just a holiday; it’s a celebration of our unity, diversity, and shared goals. We celebrate this day to embrace its lessons and apply them to our journey toward excellence. The flag-hosting ceremony signifies our respect for the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters. The performances and parade embody discipline and symbolize harmony and synchrony as essential traits in academic and corporate life. At the same time, addressed by our respectable Dean, Director, and Student Club Coordinator, we recognize the significance of this day in shaping our values and principles to uphold our duties.

Empowering India: Victories, Challenges, and Tomorrow’s Promise

The resilience of the people, their unwavering determination, and the leadership of visionaries like Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, C. Rajagopalachari, Savitribai Phule, Pandita Ramabai, Sarojini Naidu and many more shaped the destiny of the nation. India’s journey since 1947 has been a tale of victory as India has made remarkable strides from agrarian self-sufficiency to becoming a global IT hub. Our 3-stage nuclear power programme, largest single-site solar power project, and space program’s successes have showcased India’s potential. These achievements demonstrate our nation’s ability to innovate, adapt, and compete globally.

The future holds immense promise. India is the world’s largest democracy, with more than 1.2 billion of population. The country is showing strong endurance to external shocks and sustained economic growth, integrating into the global economy, fueled by government capex, robust investment in infrastructure, private consumption, strong service exports, and lower global commodity prices. Our initiatives like “Make in India” and “Digital India” propel us towards becoming a manufacturing and technology hub. A focus on quality education and skill development is shaping a capable workforce. India’s unprecedented growth with a growing middle-class income, dynamic startup ecosystem, renewable energy (green hydrogen sector), social entrepreneurship, and digital transformation can reshape our landscape. But as we stand at the cusp of the future, new emerging challenges like environmental sustainability, income inequality, and technological disruption demand our attention. Our population, a valuable resource, also poses a challenge if not harnessed effectively.

Embracing Unity, Vision, and Progress

As MBA students, we draw parallels between India’s struggle for freedom and our academic journey. Just as our leaders envisioned an independent India, we visualize our roles as future business leaders, and much like India’s defense forces exemplify unity, our position in the business world demands cohesive teamwork and strategic thinking.

Our leader’s resilience, perseverance, and vision inspire us to tackle challenges head-on, innovate, and lead with integrity. We honor this day not just through ceremonies but by embodying the spirit of progress, unity, and responsibility. Guided by the wisdom of our history and drawn by the promising horizons ahead, we stride confidently into a future that promises a more brilliant and prosperous India. Let’s march forward, inspired by the past, fueled by the present, and driven by the promise of a stronger, bolder, and wiser India, a more prosperous future – for ourselves and for the nation.

Jai Hind, Jai Bharat!

Kargil Vijay Diwas

Remembering the Unyielding Spirit of Heroes

“When I came here in 1999, all one could hear was the sound of the guns as guns were booming all around. Today I am only hearing clapping of hands.” — Shri Narendra Modi.

In the heart of the mighty Himalayas, where the winds carry whispers of valour and echoes of sacrifice, stands a tribute etched in gold within India’s history – the Kargil War. As we honor Kargil Vijay Diwas, our hearts swell with gratitude for the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty by the soldiers who fearlessly faced treacherous terrain, displaying bravery and strength. This day commemorates 24 years of triumph and reminds us of their selfless sacrifices in safeguarding our nation’s sovereignty. Let us journey back, pay homage, and cherish the indomitable spirit of these extraordinary souls etched forever in our hearts.

The Kargil War 1999 – Unfolding the Summer of Valor

The Kargil War took place between India and Pakistan in the summer of 1999, on the 8th of May, and lasted for more than 45 days in the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir. Following the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971, direct armed conflicts decreased, but tensions rose in the 1990s due to both nations’ separatist activities in Kashmir and nuclear tests in 1998. The Lahore Declaration aimed for peace in Kashmir, but Pakistani intruders crossed the LoC, seizing defenses in Kargil’s Drass and Batalik sectors. They planned to control NH 1A, sever the Kashmir-Ladakh link, and force India’s withdrawal from Siachen Glacier. Operation Vijay, with 200,000 Indian troops, was India’s response.

Operation Vijay: Heroic Saga of Kargil War

It was an operation launched to reclaim the occupied territories. This daring military campaign is hailed as one of the most challenging wars in history. Soldiers fought the arduous war at treacherous high altitudes exceeding 18,000 feet and witnessed intense air power, infantry operations, and artillery use. Over 500 Indian soldiers lost their lives. The Indian Air Force played a pivotal role in “Operation Vijay,” with vital airstrikes driving the enemy from critical locations. The deployment of controversial Bofors FH-77B howitzers, with unprecedented use of 2.50 lakh shells, rockets, and bombs, marked a significant turning point as they were used for the first time in the war. While the war itself became India’s first televised conflict, bringing the raw realities of battle into homes. Amidst the challenges, Israel’s assistance with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) showcased the unity of nations in the pursuit of peace and victory. The Kargil War will forever be engraved in history, honoring those who fearlessly fought for the nation’s integrity and freedom.

Resolute Valor: Uniting in Gratitude

As the sun sets on this significant day, may we carry the essence of their hope, selflessness, and belief in our hearts, igniting the flame of patriotism. We honor the heroes who secured our tomorrow and must draw vital lessons from their sacrifices which should constantly remind us of the value of freedom and the price our protectors pay to preserve it.

Let us stand united, forever honoring their memory, and strive to build a nation that upholds the values they fought for. On this Kargil Vijay Diwas, we bow our heads in solemn gratitude, knowing that the spirit of these brave souls will forever live on in the heart of our nation.

In the heroism of our soldiers, we find a profound insight – that unity triumphs over all divisions. They set aside caste, religion, and ethnicity, as one force for the nation. Let us learn from their unwavering commitment and overcome these differences by embracing unity, for together, as one united nation; we can conquer any challenge that comes our way.

IBSAT-2023: Unlocking Pathways to MBA Excellence at ICFAI Business School

ICFAI Business School (IBS) has been at the forefront of management education across its nine campuses. ICFAI Business School (IBS) offers MBA programs at its campuses in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Dehradun, and Jaipur. The rest of its five campuses offer the Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM). With a strong commitment to merit and excellence, ICFAI Business School (IBS) has successfully nurtured over 65,000 students who have achieved remarkable success in India and abroad.

ICFAI Business School (IBS) follows a distinctive teaching approach, emphasizing 100% case-based learning. The faculty comprises experienced academicians and industry professionals who possess a passion for teaching and bring real-world insights into the classroom.

Maintaining an impressive placement record, ICFAI Business School (IBS) consistently ensures that a minimum of 96% of student’s secure placements every year. Graduates find opportunities in various sectors, including Banking, Financial Services, IT/ITES, Consulting, Insurance, and Manufacturing. Additionally, ICFAI Business School (IBS) has a notable track record of placing students in international companies.

To facilitate admissions, ICFAI Business School (IBS) conducts MBA Entrance Exam known as ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT-2023) in the month of December. Qualified candidates proceed to the selection process, which includes group discussions and personal interviews. Admission offers to IBS’ 9 campuses are made based on performance, and campus preferences.  

IBS Hyderabad, with its prestigious accreditations such as AACSB, stands out as a leading institution in management education. It has achieved an impressive NIRF ranking of 27 in 2021 and holds an NAAC A++ ranking. Admissions for the MBA/PGPM and PhD programs at ICFAI Business School (IBS) are based on IBSAT, followed by group discussions and interviews. The IBSAT 2023 test window is scheduled for the 4th week of December, 2023, while the group discussions and personal interviews will take place in February/March 2024.

Eligibility requirements for the programs include a minimum of 50% marks in graduation in any discipline, with English as the medium of instruction. Applicants should have completed a minimum of 15 years of regular education (on a 10 + 2 + 3 or 10 + 2 + 4 basis), Final Year students are also eligible to apply.

The important dates for IBSAT 2023 are as follows:

  • Application Submission: July 01, 2023 – 3rd Week of December 2023
  • Test: 4th week of December 2023
  • Results: 1st Week of January 2024
  • Selection Briefings: 2nd Week of January 2024
  • Selection Process: February/March 2024

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