ISME: A Six-sigma approach to management and excellence in education

International School of Management Excellence (ISME) is a b-school with campuses in Bangalore and Navi Mumbai that has emerged as a strong alternative for management aspirants.

During the 25th Indo-Thai Entrepreneurs Summit, held at Bangkok, Thailand in August 2010, ISME bagged the prestigious International Achievers Award for Education Excellence. The international award for excellence conferred on ISME is a reflection of the growing recognition of ISMEs program internationally. Additionally, ISME has been prominently ranked in various surveys by Silicon India as 17th Top School in India & 9th in academics; by Competition Success Review as one of the top business schools in India; by Business India as A grade and as a top 5 management school in the region; by Indian Express, Dec 2010 survey as 3rd best business school of the region.

Mr. Nitin Garg, Director ISME, receiving International Achievers Award for Academic Excellence from, Honble ex- deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Khun Mechai Viravaidya, and Dr. Kiran Bedi

ISME has the advantage of being strongly connected with the corporate ensuring a high degree of corporate academic interface as it is part of NVT Quality Educational Trust promoted by NVT Group. NVT Group is a certification, training and consulting service organization in the area of quality management and has offices throughout India and USA. NVT has certified organizations including educational institutions all over the world for ISO 9001:2000 and having a cliental of more than 1000 companies.

Also noteworthy is the guiding principle of ISME of Quality in Education. This overarching principle touches every aspect of ISME including the faculty, the course curriculum, pedagogy, tracking of students progress and the placement of students.

Some of the salient features that differentiate ISME are:

Academic Program: Quality in Education:

ISMEs has always developed programs that are industry relevant meeting recruiters expectations. This has been possible through the extensive research and discussions and inputs from the International Advisors and National Advisory Board, who are graduates of some of the best business schools like MIT- USA, Wharton Business School USA, Carnegie Mellon University USA, Purdue University USA, INSEAD France, IIMs and other leading schools.

Another unique feature that is impressive is the integration and adoption of the various unique courses like Business Strategy Game by Prof. Arthur Thompson, University of Alabama, USA and Six Sigma Green Belt & Black Belt coursework certification, enabling students to learn from the best professors and institutions of the world, leading to their understanding of best global management practices. According to Prof. Ramesh Tagat, academic mentor, ISME and former professor, IIM-B, Business Strategy Games and Six Sigma is a distinctive professional orientation to a unique academic program at ISME targeted at recruiters expectations.

All programs are approved by National Accreditation Board for Education & Training (NABET), Quality Council of India, Ministry of Industries & Commerce, Govt. of India.

Vibrant Student Life:

With more and more organizations looking at growing the organizations across geographical boundaries, diversity is an important aspect of consideration in a B School. The cross cultural interactions of the students builds a more matured personality ready to take on the tasks in the corporate world. ISMEs students come from 20 different states in the country, with diverse education background with a mix of industry experienced and fresh graduates. According to Prof. Pallavi Jain, Admission Director, and an alumnus of Wharton Business School ISME takes great pride in admitting students from over 20 states each year and this diversity helps the students to learn a lot from each other.

The schools vibrant student community has a lot of opportunities to learn beyond the classroom. Students can lead and participate in Academic, Social and Literary clubs. Student clubs and extracurricular activities enhance student interactions and foster the development of a wholesome personality providing a solid framework for life-long success. Literary Club members of ISME Batch of 2011 has maintained a blog which can be viewed at

Latest happening at ISME can be followed through Twitter at:

Extensive Corporate Relations:

Apart from its association with the industry through NVT, ISME students also get to constantly interact with industry experts through industry visits, panel discussions like the one on Improving the employability quotient(Emp Q) of management students in the new economy where the keynote speaker was the Chairman of Team Lease Services, Mr. Manish Sabharwal and panelist included senior management from Quantum Research, Fidelity, Acculogix, IMMPL, Extensio, 24X7 Learning, Rave Technologies, etc.

The corporate relations cell along with the academic club regularly arranges visits from senior industry leaders.

Infrastructure Corporate Feel:

The campus infrastructure at Bangalore and Navi Mumbai campuses is designed to give a corporate feel. The campus infrastructure at Bangalore and Navi Mumbai consists of all modern facilities including computer lab, well stocked library, integrated Wi-Fi enabled campuses, spacious air conditioned class rooms and executive board room.


ISME has been able to complete very successful placements for the students over the years and has recorded a 100% placement since inception. According to Director of ISME, Mr. Nitin Garg, an alumnus of IIT Bombay and MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, USA, We have been able to find excellent opportunities for our students. There were 116 companies that visited us for the placement for the batch graduating in February, 2011. The recruiters find ISME students having a good mix of global management knowledge, strong domain understanding and good interpersonal skills. All the students for the graduating have been placed in organizations like Symphony Marketing, Northern Trust, Thomson Reuters, Ernst & Young, Empower Research, Lemuir,, Capillary, Dell, Deloitte, Frontier, Mercer, Suksh, Neev information Technologies.

ISME in the news:

ISME has been in news for its innovative approach towards educational excellence. Some of the recent articles on ISME were:

An MBA with syllabus inputs from Harvard and Wharton?

After international schools, it will be an international B-school where students will learn from prestigious business schools of the world and get to work with international experts on real management consulting projects The Times of India

Companies snap up non IIM B Grads

ISME recorded a 100% placement. All students got job offers – The Times of India

What is new about ISME? What is new is its simulated management game developed at Tepper School of Management, Carnegie Mellon University The Hindu- Education Plus

International School of Management Excellence (ISME) will provide global academic inputs and corporate connections The Hindu Education Plus

Students aspiring to be future managers can walk into ISME Indian Express City Express

For further clarification, you can contact ISME at the following:

International School of Management Excellence,

Export Promotion Industrial Park, Near ITPL,

(Next to Big Bazaar)


Bangalore – 560066.

Phone: +91-80-65606200 / 65343539

Fax: +91-80-28416767

E-mail: [email protected]


Admission Office:

D-400, MIDC, Uran Phatta,

Nerul, Navi Mumbai 400706

Phone: +91-22-2762 2002 / 2003

E-mail: [email protected]

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