Chandigarh: The Indian School of Business (ISB) today announced that it is set to commence the first academic session at the Mohali campus from April 14, 2012. This marks the beginning of a new phase of growth for the school after completing a decade of growth and accomplishment, firmly putting India on the world map of management education. Starting this year, ISB's flagship Post-Graduate Programme (PGP) will be simultaneously delivered across the two campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. The PGP Class of 2013 will have a total class size of ~770 students out of which ~210 students will be at the Mohali campus.
Speaking on the occasion, Savita Mahajan, Deputy Dean and Chief Executive of the Mohali campus, said, "We see the Mohali campus as an extension of ISB and the values that it stands for. Over the past decade, ISB has set several benchmarks and raised the bar for world-class management education. With the same commitment to groom future business leaders, we aim to replicate the excellence displayed and make a strong impact on the industry through our young professionals who are ready to take the baton forward in the corporate world."
The ISB will function as one unified entity with a seamless integration across two campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. To encourage cross-learning and increase networking across the campuses, there would be an inter-campus exchange programme. Through a transparent process, an equal number of students from each campus will have the opportunity to choose courses of their choice at the other campus. The PGP typically commences with the "Orientation Week" where ISB Alumni from previous classes induct the new class into the ISB culture and ethos. This is followed by commencement of the classes. The Post Graduate Programme (PGP) is spread over 12 months comprising eight terms of six weeks each.
The Mohali campus has been created with a total outlay of INR 250 Crores. The campus is equipped with state-of-the-art learning infrastructure – lecture theatres, a 500-seater auditorium, high definition video conferencing facilities to enable collaboration across locations, seamless access to digital and online library resources, cashless payments through use of smart cards, and more. It also boasts of world-class amenities, including fully serviced apartments for students and faculty, cafeterias and cafes, a host of sports and recreational facilities, and support services such as banking, communication, convenience stores, medical facilities, etc. The buildings adhere to the latest international building code and educational-facility-operating standards. The campus is designed to meet the LEED Gold sustainability criteria, with energy-efficient mechanical and electrical fixtures, rain water harvesting, maximised day lighting and passive environmental controls.
Work on the project is fast progressing towards completion. While the academic block, comprising of the Lecture Theatres fully-equipped with audio-visual facilities, Library resources, Wi-Fi internet access, student cafeteria and book store, etc, will be in operation starting April 14, finishing works on the housing block will be completed soon after. The school has made necessary arrangements in nearby hotels for the students' accommodation during this short period.
Sharing his thoughts on the commencement of the Mohali campus, Analjit Singh, Chairman, Max India and Chairman, Mohali Campus Advisory Board, ISB, said, "The Mohali Campus of ISB is a world class Campus built with an environment for learning commensurate to any outstanding Business School in the world. It will be an example and a trend-setter for the way tertiary education is delivered in India. The current Punjab Government has been extremely supportive in helping us to set up this Institution."
The Mohali campus spread across 70 acres in the Knowledge City has taken shape with the encouragement of the Honourable Prime Minister of India and under the visionary leadership of the Government of Punjab led by Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Parkash Singh Badal and Analjit Singh as the Chairman of the Mohali Campus Advisory Board. ISB Mohali has been founded with the generous support of Max India Group, Bharti Group, Hero Group and Punj Lloyd.
Max Institute of Healthcare Management
The Max Institute of Healthcare Management will impart industry relevant skill sets to students through a healthcare specialisation offered in the PGP programme to meet India's growing need for quality healthcare professionals.
Munjal Global Manufacturing Institute
Munjal Global Manufacturing Institute will be a premier institute in manufacturing excellence and innovation.
A specialisation in Healthcare Management and Manufacturing will be available to the PGP students starting in April 2012.
Bharti Institute of Public Policy
The Bharti Institute of Public Policy will promote quality research and full time courses in the area of Public Policy. This institute aims at creating a talent pool and providing meaningful insights to facilitate the policy making process in various strategic areas.
Punj Lloyd Institute of Physical Infrastructure Management
The Punj Lloyd Institute of Physical Infrastructure Management will play a critical role in generating a huge pool of skilled managers to meet not just India's requirements but also to address the global skills shortage in this area.
The Public Policy and Infrastructure Management specialisations will be introduced over the next two years.
These institutes will also have support from the ISB's international associations. The school has established an academic association with the MIT Sloan School of Management to support the setting up of both The Munjal Global Manufaturing Institute and The Punj Lloyd Institute of Physical Infrastructure Management, with The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, to develop the Bharti Institute of Public Policy, while the existing partnership with The Wharton School has been extended to include the Max Institute of Healthcare Management. The Mohali campus will also have support from Kellogg School of Management and the London School of Business.
The ISB Advantage:
Over the years, the ISB's Post Graduate Programme (PGP) has grown in stature as an internationally top-ranked programme. Its success has been built on the following differentiators
One Year Programme: The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at the ISB is a rigorous one year programme designed for working professionals who want to enhance their careers without a long break from work. Students come with prior work experience ranging from two to about twenty years.
Global curriculum and pedagogy: Specially designed for professionals with work experience, curriculum at the ISB is based on cutting edge research and is both challenging and comprehensive, created by some of the best minds in management education and business. The School constantly strives to ensure that the curriculum is contemporary and relevant to current industry needs.
Portfolio Faculty Model: The ISB has a unique 'portfolio' model of faculty that includes eminent academicians with research and teaching experience from the best B-schools in the world. The school has nearly 50 resident faculty, and over 100 visiting faculty from some of the leading B-schools in the world such as Wharton, Kellogg, London Business School, Cornell, Chicago, Duke, and UCLA, among others. ISB's resident faculty will teach across both campuses.
Diverse student body: The ISB attracts outstanding students, all with unique backgrounds. The rich and diverse experiences of students from diverse backgrounds – educational, professional, social, geographical and cultural – leads to an extremely dynamic and challenging class environment that is highly conducive to learning. The average work experience of the class is five years, and the average age is 28 years. The average GMAT score at 712 is comparable to some of the top global B-schools.
World Class Infrastructure: At the ISB, the environment plays a very crucial role in enhancing the learning experience. All facilities and services are provided to ensure that stay on campus is comfortable and students' time is utilised for learning.
source:india education diary