The Indian School of Business (ISB) is situated at two places in India- Mohali and Hyderabad; and it was established for meeting the need of a world class business school in Asia. The School creates business leaders with the help of its innovative programmes, outstanding faculty and thought leadership. The School offers an MBA-equivalent Post Graduate Programme and a doctoral-equivalent Fellow Programme in Management. It also offers short duration and part-time executive education programmes for both middle and senior management.
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Cycle 1: 15, Sep 2013
Cycle 2: 30, Nov2013
For International Students: Rolling until 15th January, 2014
Program Duration: 12 months.
Application Components:Application Fee: INR 3000, Approx $60
GMAT 0r GRE: Required
TOEFL or IELTS: Only if language of instruction for undergraduate studies was not English.
Letters of recommendation: these have to be submitted in the ISB format by the recommenders within the application deadline you have chosen to apply for.
EssaysEssay Questions for Class of 2014-15
Essay 1: Attitude, skills and knowledge differentiate people. Elaborate with two examples on how you would differentiate yourself from other applicants to the PGP
Essay 2: How does the ISB PGP tie-in with your career goals?
Essay 3: Pick the most significant achievement (professional or personal) you have had and elaborate on the key learning you took away from it.
Optional Essay 4 : Please provide additional information, if any, which will significantly affect the consideration of your application to the ISB. (300 words max)
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Essay 2: Where do you see yourself three years after you graduate from the ISB? (300 words) Indias 280,000 crore bill for oil imports and 160000 MW shortfall in power production are shadow areas in Indias glowing picture. For me the vision of an Energy . India is not just a career goal but a spiritual quest. Three years after ISB, I want to move into the advisory/ . of Government of India and then onto politics per se. In this capacity, I would have a primary role in . growth routes in the Energy sector. My experiences thus far with GGGG and RPL have given me a sound technical and policy formulation platform. During the last year, as a RPLPRD (RPL Policy Research Department) Director, I have closely worked with the PLF factor of the state grid which helped the state tackle its power shortage during the Agitation. We were also able push the government to adopt a policy favoring bio-diesel fuels for its public transport. Presently RPLPRD is drafting the energy efficient policy for . and in which Hydro-power is proposed for and transportation. I will seek to further the ball which was set rolling here post ISB. Immediately after ISB, I will join a .. energy firm as management consultant. As a consultant, I want to become an effective practitioner in the space where there is great scope for application of business knowledge for solving problems with double bottom lines of social welfare and profits. This experience will be very relevant in the pursuance of .. in the Energy sector. I believe educated politicians with global perspectives are the need of the hour for emerging economies like India.
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