Posted on September 01, 2017 | Events
Dr Mary Stiasny OBE, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of London (International), and Professor Paul Kelly, Professor of Political Theory and Pro-Director of Teaching and Learning at the London School of Economics (LSE), attended the graduation ceremony of the Indian School of Business and Finance (ISBF) at IIC Delhi, where 27 students achieved either a First or a Distinction in their academic award.
Speaking at the ceremony on Thursday (31 August) during her first visit as Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Stiasny said: ‘The University of London award will result in doors opening for you because your academic qualification is highly relevant and valued in a range of occupations and professions. For example, graduates from ISBF have gone on to careers with some of the top firms in the world.’
She noted that University of London graduates from ISBF have gone on to join leading companies such as Morgan Stanley, UBS and Infosys in New York. Other graduates have gone on to further education at Harvard University, Oxford University, ISB and IIM. The latest in this line of academic success stories to come out of ISBF is Priya Bansal.
Priya was specially selected for a scholarship worth £26,448, to pursue the MSc Economics programme at LSE. This follows her outstanding achievement in her BSc Economics degree, which she passed with First Class Honours, and achieved an aggregate score of 79.9%.
Speaking at the ceremony, ISBF’s Director, Dr. Chadha, said, ‘We are delighted and very proud of Priya’s achievement, as well as those of our other graduating students. Many of them will be joining prestigious institutions such as LSE, UCL and Barcelona School of Economics for postgraduate study, and many others have secured offers to work with top global brands, such as HSBC New York, Moody’s Analytics, Ernst & Young, Citi Corp and Willis Towers Watson.’
Dr Stiasny said: ‘I am delighted to have shared in the success of ISBF and all its graduates, and Priya Bansal is a really good example of ISBF’s commitment to providing an excellent education for all its students and graduates. The University of London has been providing access to quality higher education across the world since 1858, and I am always pleased to see examples of the relevance of this agenda today.’