IWSB’s Academic Council, which is shaping the curricula for the Post Graduate Programme in Management, has quite a few big names in the field of management education, including Phil Anderson, Dean INSEAD Singapore, Ishwar Dayal, the founding Director of IIM Lucknow, Mirza Saiyadain, former faculty at IIM Ahmedabad, and many more. Benchmarked with some of the best MBA programmes in the world, the PGP at IWSB will espouse hands-on, experiential learning.
Although a new entrant in this field, IWSB has identified placements as a priority. “We are not only targeting to place our students with the largest companies, but also with the fastest – growing companies,” stated R Sreenivasan, Director Career Advisory Services. IWSB’s Centre for Career Services has already formally signed up with more than 20 companies who would participate in IWSB’s placement. These include Google, AstraZeneca, CNBC-Network 18, naukri.com, Jobstreet.com, and many more. Sreenivasan is confident of having more than 50 companies in this list even before the PGP starts in July 2008.
Besides strong industry interface, the other areas of focus at IWSB are global exposure and entrepreneurial leadership. The school boasts of a US $ 1 million business incubation centre. A first amongst the b-schools in India, the incubator will help young entrepreneurs of the B- school actualise their business plans. The campus, coming up at Greater Noida, will have state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities.
All takers of CAT and XAT are eligible for admissions to the PGP. On being asked what kind of students was IWSB looking for, Somonnoy Ghosh, Director Academics, said, “We will take good quality students who are open to diverse ideas and are willing to explore new approaches to learning.” Interview calls will take into consideration not only the students’ percentile score in CAT/XAT, but also their educational background, work experience, if any, as well as accomplishments in non-academic areas such as evidence of leadership, music, sports, theatre, arts and more.