31 May 2016 18:46 IST

ISB sees 28% increase in applicants

Institution to also accept GRE scores

The Indian School of Business (ISB) has recorded a 28 per cent increase in number of applicants for its flagship one-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) this year compared to the previous year.

“ISB continues to attract the best of experienced professionals from across the world wanting to join the flagship programme to improve their growth prospects,’’ Dishan Kamdar, Deputy Dean, Programmes at ISB claimed in a release issued here today to announce the closure of the admissions for the Class of 2017.

The school has admitted record number of students to the PGP Class of 2017 across its two campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali, making it the largest class at any management school in India that offers a one-year programme. ISB’s PGP has seen the fastest growth over the years from a class size of just 128 students in 2002 to 905 now.

ISB has also decided to start accepting GRE scores as a part of its admissions criteria. This will be applicable for those who wish to join the Class of 2018 (academic year 2017-18). GRE scores are now accepted by 23 of the top 30 global B-Schools as per FT Global MBA rankings 2016.

The institution also said it plans to expand its international connect to attract potential students from Africa and the ASEAN region as it sees these countries as an untapped talent pool.