ISB Mohali | Campus, Admissions, Placements
ISB has started its new campus at Mohali, Punjab spread across 70 acres in the Knowledge City. The campus will be functional from April 2012. The intake capacity would be 210. This would also be a one year Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP).
The ISB Mohali admissions process, fee structure, average GMAT score, work-experience and most other parameters / modalities are the same as they are for ISB Hyderabad. The applicant would have to apply through a common application process and would be needed to indicate campus preference; either ISB Hyderabad or Mohali on their application. The decision would then be taken by the admissions committee depending on the applicant choice and the class profile keeping in mind the diversity aspect needed for each class.
The ISB Mohali campus would be at par with the ISB Hyderabad campus including common faculty teaching across both the campuses. The curriculum would run in parallel across both the campuses. Students can also opt to exchange campus if they decide to choose an elective available on another campus. The difference between ISB Mohali and Hyderabad are primarily related to the locational opportunities (electives, local placements and jobs).
ISB has made a great reputation for itself having ranked 13th in The Financial Times global MBA ranking 2011. The ISB PGP program has many advantages for Indian applicants. Firstly, being India-based, the high costs associated with living abroad would not burden the candidates. Being a one-year program, candidates can get back to their professional life without a very long break from work.
This program is very intense, has excellent world-class faculty and has a curriculum to match international standards. The curriculum undergoes upgrading and regular updating so as churn out students having the latest industry know-how. The teaching sessions are not just theory-based but are imparted from a practical perspective. The ISB PGP program provides international exposure and students have been placed across diverse steams and recruited by companies including McKinsey & Company.
The typical class profile has an average GMAT score of 712 and 5 years of work experience. The sessions begins with the pre-term and orientation courses which serve the purpose of helping students get acclimatised to the student life, culture, campus and city. This is followed by eight terms, each of six-week duration. The first four terms focus on the core subjects with the remaining terms covering the electives.
ISB has an International Student Exchange Programme which enables students to get a taste of international culture. The Outbound Exchange Program allows the ISB students to spend two terms in any of the partner international business schools spread across the globe. This is a good opportunity to spend time in a foreign location, get familiar with a different culture, learn from peers’ experiences, attend networking events and explore career options. Though the students have to manage their travel and living expenses on their own, some perceive this as a good chance for international exposure.
The Inbound Exchange program is meant for international candidates who wish to spend two terms at ISB to get an insight of the Indian economy. This international interaction helps students broaden their perspectives and enrich the learning experience.
ISB Mohali Admissions
The ISB Essays are exactly the same irrespective of whether you are applying to the Mohali campus or Hyderabad. Here are some tips on how to write ISB essays. The same page also has links to some inspiring stories of folks who’ve got into India’s best MBA college.
ISB Mohali Placements & Student Life
Read these related articles to get an insight into the student life and how the recruitment process works at the Mohali campus. And some thoughts on the ISB Mohali vs ISB Hyderabad difference.
– Life at ISB Mohali Campus: Student Orientation and Studies
– ISB Mohali Campus Placements: The story before employment reports are published
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