Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad is ranked 7th all over the world as per Forbes's recent ranking. The business school provides courses in the discipline of Management in various specializations such as Infrastructure Management, Healthcare Management, Business Technology, etc. The admission window becomes functional in the month of June – July, candidates having valid entrance exam scores can register via online mode only.
|Cycle 1||Cycle 2|
|Application deadline||September 20, 2020||January 10, 2021|
|Interview timelines (tentative)||October 1 to November 10, 2020||January 20 to March 10, 2021|
|Final results||November 2020||March 2021|
|Acceptance due date||10 days within offer date||7 days within the offer date|
|Fee payment||March 31, 2021||March 31, 2021|
|Commencement of classes||June 5, 2020||June 5, 2020|
|PGPMAX, PGP MFAB August 2021 intake process||November 22, 2020||March 2021|
|Last date of application for AMPI and AMPMO||November 10, 2020||To be notified|
|Last date of application for AMPBA||November 29, 2020||To be notified|
|Entrance Exam||GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, and IELTS|
|Types of Programs | No. of Programs||PG Degree and Diploma | 15+|
|Mode of Registration||Online|
|Gender Ratio (Female: Male)||17: 33|
|Campus area (acres)||260|
|Associate Schools (Abroad)|
|ISB Ranking||7th worldwide and 1st in Asia as per Forbes|
ISB Hyderabad offers various post-graduate courses only. The following table briefs about the courses and the specializations offered at ISB.
|Long Duration Program
(Upto 15 months)
|Post Graduate Program in Management|
|Post Graduate Program in Management For Working Professionals|
|Post Graduate Program in Management For Senior Executives|
|Executive Fellow Program in Management|
|Fellow Program in Management|
|Post Graduate Program in Management For Family Business|
|Advanced Management Program for Healthcare|
|Advanced Management Program for Infrastructure|
|Advanced Management Program for Manufacturing and Operations|
|ISB Certificate Program in Business Analytics|
|Management Program in Public Policy|
|Short Duration||Open Programs|
|Massive Open Online Courses||Trading Strategies in Emerging Markets Specialization|
|A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment|
|Financial Markets and Investment Strategy Specialization|
|Business Technology Management Specialization|
Note: Candidate applying for a US Visa and Green Cards must note that US Citizenship and Immigration Services has ruled that the postgraduate PGP certificate is invalid.
|Admission Fees||INR 2,95,000 inclusive of GST|
|Tuition Fees||INR 23,50,000|
|Campus Accommodation||INR 2,78,000|
|Other Fees||INR 5,20,240|
|Total Fees||INR 34,43,240|
Check: ISB Hyderabad Fees Structure
ISB has a unified admission procedure for both of its campuses. The eligibility criteria for admission is as follows:
If the candidates clear all the eligibility criteria then they have to follow the below-given instruction:
For the batch of 2021 forms of ISB Hyderabad are now out. Below are the details of the application last date and the fees of the application.
|Rounds||Application Deadline||Application Fees||Re-Application Fees|
|Round 1||September 15, 2019||INR 5000||INR 2,500|
|Round 2||December 1, 2019||INR 7500||INR 2,500|
|Round 3||January 1, 2020||INR 10,000||INR 5,000|
Check: ISB Admissions
ISB funded waiver is given at the time of admission. It ensures that no deserving candidate should be left because of their incapability to submit the fee. For the deserving candidates sometimes fee is entirely summed up. Scholarships provided by ISB are as follows:
Check: ISB Scholarships
The B-school has seen a drastic increase in the number of admissions of the students because of the placement record. With the increase, the rate of placement has also increased over the period of time. In 2018, the number of placements was 1136 whereas in 2019 the number increased to 1309. Given below are the tabulated data for placement trends.
|Years||Average Domestic Salary (INR)|
The following infographic represents ISB Hyderabad Placements for the year 2018-19:
Note: There has been 187% increase in the salary package for the top-ranked MBA school.
Given below is a tabulated format of a number of companies that came for campus placement and the number of offers made in the last 4 years.
|Years||Number Of Companies||Number of Offers Made|
Top recruiters: Accenture Solutions Pvt Ltd, Aditya Birla Group, Amazon, Barclays GSC, Cleartrip Pvt Ltd, Cognizant, Deloitte USI, KPMG and many more.
Check: ISB Placements
Prof. Sarang Deo
Prof Amit Jain Chauradia
Prof. Deepak Basak
Check: ISB Hydrabad Faculty
The Indian School of Business Hyderabad was inaugurated in the year 2001 by the Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. ISB Hyderabad is not accredited by either UGC, AICTE or NAAC. This is because ISB offers neither Degree nor Diploma courses. It only offers certificate courses. ISB is the first South Asian country to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business. It is located in Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana. There are a total of 14 Professional Club such as Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club, Marketing Club, Women in Business, etc. It has 4 student village accommodating 130-210 students each. The Institute also has an academic and recreation center for students.
Ques: If I submit more than one GMAT and GRE score as well, which score will be deemed by ISB?
Ans. Ans: ISB accepts scores of both the management entrance exams. Candidates having secured good ranks in both the exams can submit both scores. The higher or better score would be recognized, given it is within the validity period of 5 years.
Ques: Do the students have a choice between different courses?
Ans. At ISB, core courses persist the same. Every student has to take the core courses. Students have a choice of selecting a specialization area between Finance and Marketing. Once the specialization is chosen, students have to take all the courses in this specialization.
Ques: Will ISB apply for the visa for an international internship?
Ans. No. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for a visa for internship purposes. The college neither provides travel and hotel expenses, ISB will only provide the formal invitation letter from the partner in that country.
Ques: How many applicants are admitted to FPM each year?
Ans. The College admits approximately 2 to 3 candidates for each research area of specialization in each year. It is difficult to predict the candidate’s chances of admission as competition for the seat varies year to year. ISB accepts a variety of aspirants from different educational and professional backgrounds.
Ques: If the candidate decides to withdraw from the course admitted, can he get the tuition fee refunded?
Ans. The tuition fee gets refunded if the candidate withdraws his admission within a period of time. It depends on the timing of his decision. The refund is governed by ISB refund policy prevailing at that time. The candidate is suggested to check the refund policy section for details, given on the official website of the college.
|PGPM||₹37.49 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)||Pass in Graduation + GMAT|
|PG Program||₹30.41 Lakhs (Total Fees)||Graduation|
|PG Program||₹41.98 Lakhs (Total Fees)||Graduation|
|Certification||₹10.2 Lakhs (Total Fees)||Graduation|
|Executive||₹47 Lakhs (Total Fees)||Post Graduation|
|PG Program||₹40.23 Lakhs (Total Fees)||Graduation|
Ans. Jaipuria Institute of Management is the oldest campus and it ranks 34th amongst all B-Schools in India according to NIRF 2019. It offers three-course PGDM, PGDM in retail management, and PGDM in Financial Services. The table shows a brief overview of the institutions. Particulars IBS Hyderabad JIM Lucknow Ranking 25 for MBA by INDIA TODAY 2020 73 for MBA by NIRF 2020 Average CTC INR 7.97 LPA INR 6.49 LPA Highest CTC INR 15.08 LPA INR 18.05 LPA Median Salary Rs. 9 Lakh Rs. 3 Lakh Entrance Criteria IBSAT/CAT/GMAT/ NMAT CAT/XAT/MAT /CMAT/GMAT Fees Rs. 14.04 Lakh Rs. 10.05 Lakh Campus: JIM offers a state of the art campus comprising fully equipped conference halls, classrooms, an auditorium with wi-fi facilities. JIM has a library that has a rich collection of on-line as well as hardbound books and journals. Besides this JIM has indoor and outdoor sports facilities, a swimming pool, and separate well-furnished hostels for men and women are available. One of the important things to note is that IBS calls all the candidates to the Hyderabad campus. And later informs the students that they got admission to the other branches of IBS. In this situation, students do not get the time to research and make an informed decision. Keeping all these factors in mind, make an informed decision. You can compare the two institutes based on parameters like City, Campus Location, Your preferred course, Fee, Overall expense, Faculty, Placement Stats.Read more
Ans. Choosing which is the better college among the others can be a daunting task if you don’t have certain parameters to decide upon. Not one or two, too many MBA aspirants get confused in choosing among these two colleges. There are certain prerequisites that can help you choose which one is better than the other. Ranking: [Winning Institute - IIM, Ahmedabad] Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad stands out at the top among all B-Schools in most of the rankings. IIM, Ahmedabad is ranked #1 in NIRF 2020 ranking among all the management colleges in India. It is also the top IIM. Fees: [Winning Institute - IIM, Ahmedabad] The program fees for PGPX 2021-22 at IIM- Ahmedabad is INR 28 LPA while for the same program, the fees at ISB-Hyderabad is 39 LPA. Clearly, pursuing an executive MBA at IIM Ahmedabad will be more pocket friendly. Number of Seats: (ISB Hyderabad > IIM Ahmedabad) This is an important factor to be considered before you even think to apply for the PGPX program at IIM Ahmedabad. IIMs usually have a very less number of seats and undoubtedly, the competition to grab that one seat is also very high. On the other hand, ISB, Hyderabad has an excess of seats for the executive MBA program which is the major reason why most of the MBA aspirants are targeting to get into the ISB, Hyderabad. Admission Criteria: To pursue an executive MBA from ISB, Hyderabad, a GMAT score of 700-750 and a work experience of 4 years will be enough. Though the selection committee sets certain grounds for confirmation of admission depending upon the student’s ability and aptitude. On the other hand, at IIM-Ahmedabad, the entire selection procedure includes analysis of GMAT/GRE score, work experience, and other scholastics. You will have to go through many filters to get one seat at IIM-A. Apart from the parameters mentioned above, ISB, Hyderabad has become one of the top priorities among MBA aspirants. With the ISB Young Leaders Program and Early Entry Option, the institute offers opportunities to apply to the programs at an early stage. The institute that you choose for an executive MBA program must fulfill your requirements. Therefore, set your own parameters and then decide.Read more
Ans. Both ISB Hyderabad and IIM Ahmedabad offer decent executive MBA programs. ISB Hyderabad The Indian School of Business or ISB Hyderabad has ranked 7th all over the world by Forbes’s recent rankings. It offers a 15 month global Executive MBA program for senior executives and business owners. The program fee is INR 39,63,000 for the year 2021-22. The requirements for the eligible candidates are - a Bachelor's degree or equivalent and a mandatory 10 year or more full-time work experience. ISB has collaborations with London Business School, MIT, and The Fletcher School. The institute offers a structured learning experience. The teaching methodology includes classroom lectures, peer learning, group work, and case study analysis. In 2019 placement drive students received 1309 job offers. Among them were 24 international offers. Students learn about recruiting companies of national and international level, through on-campus training and presentation. The recruiting companies are McKinsey & Company, Deloitte, Citi, Google India, Accenture, Adani Group, Hindustan Unilever, Honeywell India, Barclay’s, JP Morgan, etc. The average salary package was 24.35 lakhs per annum. The most placement offers were from Consulting, IT, and E-Commerce. IIM Ahmedabad Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad is ranked 1st among the management institutes of India by NIRF. The Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives (MBA-PGPX) is a one-year full-time, residential program. The eligibility criteria for applying are- A bachelor's degree or equivalent Valid GMAT/GRE score Minimum 4 years of full-time work experience Age of 25 years The GMAT cutoff required is around 700 and the selection to the PGPX program is based on the performance of the candidate in the personal interview conducted by the institute. The institute has collaborations with The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Warwick Business School, ESCP Europe, Paris Campus, Peking University, and ESADE Business School. In 2019, IIM Allahabad received 182 placement offers and a total of 153 recruiters visited the campus for the placement drive. The top recurring companies were McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, MasterCard, Avendus, JP Morgan, AB InBev, Airtel, CK Birla, and TCS. The average CTC offered was 25.83 LPA and the highest CTC was 70 LPA. Between ISB Hyderabad and IIM Ahmedabad, the latter will be a better choice for a 1-year executive MBA. Because of its popularity among the professionals, course curriculum, placement program, ROI, etc. Read more
|College||Ranking||Avg Fees/ year|
|Indian School of Business - [ISB], Mohali||-||₹33,09,940|
|Indian Institute of Management - [IIM], Lucknow||# 4 by Financial Express||₹9,62,500|
|Indian Institute of Management - [IIMB], Bangalore||# 1 by Financial Express||₹11,57,500|
|Indian Institute of Management - [IIMA], Ahmedabad||# 2 by Financial Express||₹11,50,000|
|ICFAI Business School - [IBS], Hyderabad||# 24 by Outlook||--|
|Indian Institute of Management - [IIMC], Kolkata||# 3 by Financial Express||--|
|SP Jain Institute of Management and Research - [SPJIMR], Mumbai||# 16 by Financial Express||₹15,92,000|
|University of Delhi, Faculty of Management Studies - [FMS], New Delhi||# 35 by Financial Express||₹96,000|