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Ranked 12 for MBA by TOI 2019
Indian School of Business - [ISB], Hyderabad

Indian School of Business - [ISB], Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Telangana Estd 2001 Private Institute (Autonomous) 5 Questions Answered Ranked 12 for MBA by TOI 2019

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Indian School of Business - [ISB] Recent Admission Alerts and Updates

Latest Updates:

  • ISB Hyderabad has started rolling PGP 2021-2022 application forms for the 2021 admissions. The admission will take place in two cycles. The application deadline for Cycle 1 was September 20, 2020, and the application deadline for Cycle 2 is scheduled for January 10, 2021. The program will commence on June 5, 2021.
  • For PGPMAX, PGP MFAB August 2021 will also be conducted in 2 rounds. Round 1 will start on November 22, 2020, and round 2 will start on March 21, 2020.
  • The last date of application for the Advanced Management Program for Infrastructure (AMPI) and Advanced Management Program for Manufacturing and Operations (AMPMO) is November 10, 2020, for round 1.
  • The next application deadline for the Advanced Management Program in Business Analytics (AMPBA) is November 29, 2020.

ISB Hyderabad Admission 2021


PGP 2021

Cycle 1Cycle 2
Application deadlineSeptember 20, 2020January 10, 2021
Interview timelines (tentative)October 1 to November 10, 2020January 20 to March 10, 2021
Final resultsNovember 2020March 2021
Acceptance due date10 days within offer date7 days within the offer date
Fee paymentMarch 31, 2021March 31, 2021
Commencement of classesJune 5, 2020June 5, 2020
PGPMAX, PGP MFAB August 2021 intake processNovember 22, 2020March 2021
Last date of application for AMPI and AMPMONovember 10, 2020To be notified
Last date of application for AMPBANovember 29, 2020To be notified

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.

ISB Hyderabad College Highlights

Official Website
Entrance ExamGMAT, GRE, TOEFL, and IELTS
Types of Programs | No. of ProgramsPG Degree and Diploma | 15+
Mode of Registration Online
Student Intake 887 
Gender Ratio (Female: Male)17: 33
Campus area (acres)260
Associate Schools (Abroad)
  • MIT Management Loan School
  • London Business School
  • The Fletcher School
  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Kellog School of Management
ISB Ranking7th worldwide and 1st in Asia as per Forbes 

ISB Hyderabad Courses Offered

ISB Hyderabad offers various post-graduate courses only. The following table briefs about the courses and the specializations offered at ISB.

DurationCourses Offered
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 DurationOpen Programs
Custom Program
Massive Open Online CoursesTrading 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.

ISB Hyderabad Fee Structure

Admission FeesINR 2,95,000 inclusive of GST
Tuition FeesINR 23,50,000
Campus AccommodationINR 2,78,000
Other FeesINR 5,20,240
Total FeesINR 34,43,240


  • Admission fees are non-refundable. Candidate if opts out of the course then his\her admission fee will not be refunded. 
  • Other than this the total amount of expenses On Campus for the students might equal INR 2,00,000. 

Check: ISB Hyderabad Fees Structure

ISB Hyderabad Admissions

ISB has a unified admission procedure for both of its campuses. The eligibility criteria for admission is as follows: 

  1. A Bachelor’s Degree holder in any of the specializations.
  2. GMAT\GRE qualifiers with valid.
  3. A minimum of 2 years of work experience.
  4. TOEFL\ IELTS scores necessary if the candidate graduation language medium was not English.

ISB Hyderabad Selection Process

If the candidates clear all the eligibility criteria then they have to follow the below-given instruction:

  1. The candidate must submit an application form with an essay, a recommendation letter and also their mark sheets before the last date of submission.
  2. The documents of the candidates reviewed and then the shortlisted candidates are called for an interview round.
  3. The interview date depends on the round you submitted your application.
  4. It is advisable that students must submit their application during round 1. 
  5. Overseas applicants have an option to opt for a Skype or a telephonic interview.

Application Deadline and Fees

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.

RoundsApplication DeadlineApplication FeesRe-Application Fees
Round 1September 15, 2019INR 5000INR 2,500
Round 2December 1, 2019INR 7500INR 2,500
Round 3January 1, 2020INR 10,000INR 5,000

Check: ISB Admissions

ISB Scholarships

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:

  1. Merit Waivers: Awarded based on the overall weighted scores at the end of the selection process. Up to 40 scholarships varying from INR 5 Lakhs to full tuition fees are awarded to eligible candidates at the discretion of the Adcom.
  2. Need-Based Waivers: ISB and Corporate donors’ together award up to 40 scholarships of INR 5 Lakhs each to deserving candidates whose family income is not more than INR 12 Lakhs (including applicant’s pre-ISB income). Candidates have to submit an essay and proof of income to be eligible for the need-based waiver.
  3. ISB Merit by Diversity: ISB believes that diversity enriches the learning experience both inside and outside the Class. To encourage students with diverse profiles ISB gives scholarships of INR 5 Lakhs to up to 10 students.
  4. AIESEC – ISB Waivers: Up to 3 scholarships of INR 5 Lakhs are given to AIESECers. An essay needs to be submitted for the same.
  5. International Diversity: ISB offers up to 30 scholarships of varying amounts to deserving international students.
  6. Bridge to India: This scholarship is given to Indian origin students currently working abroad, who plan to move back to India. INR 5 – 10 Lakhs scholarships are awarded to up to 5 students. Eligible students would have to submit an essay for the same.  

Check: ISB Scholarships

ISB Hyderabad Placement

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.


YearsAverage Domestic Salary (INR)

The following infographic represents ISB Hyderabad Placements for the year 2018-19:

ISB Hyderabad Placements

Note: There has been 187% increase in the salary package for the top-ranked MBA school.

ISB Hyderabad Companies and Offers Made:

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.

YearsNumber Of CompaniesNumber 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

ISB Hyderabad Faculty

Prof. Sarang Deo

  • Designation - Asst Professor
  • Qualification - Ph.D., MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, and B.Tech from IIT Bombay
  • Achievement - ‘Professor of the Year’ in 2016

Prof Amit Jain Chauradia

  • Designation - Assistant Professor
  • Qualification - Ph.D. and a BBA from the University of Miami
  • Achievement - Best conference paper and have been published in the Academy of Management’s Best Paper Proceedings

Prof. Deepak Basak

  • Designation - Asst. Professor
  • Qualification - B.Sc. from Xavier’s, MS from ISI, and Ph.D. from New York University
  • Contribution - "Diffusing Coordination Risk" and "Does Financial Tranquility Call for More Stringent Regulation "

Check: ISB Hydrabad Faculty

About ISB Hyderabad

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. 

ISB Hyderabad FAQs

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.

Indian School of Business - [ISB], Hyderabad Fees & Eligibility

PGPM₹37.49 Lakhs (1st Year Fees)Pass in Graduation + GMAT
PG Program₹30.41 Lakhs (Total Fees)Graduation
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Executive₹47 Lakhs (Total Fees)Post Graduation
PG Program₹40.23 Lakhs (Total Fees)Graduation
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          StudentBBABatch : 2023
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          7.3 /10

          ibs is popularly known as ICFAI which is undoubtedly one of the best colleges in town for business management, commerce and bachlers of business adminstration. it's campus is also a motivational factor.

          9/10food & accom
          6/10social life
          JagritiPGPMBatch : 2019

          My MBA experience

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          8.2 /10

          College management is also helpful and supportive.

          7/10food & accom
          9/10social life
          Rohan SinghPGPMBatch : 2018

          Pursued PGPM course at ISB

          Remarks -
          9.3 /10

          The placement cell in our college guides and train the graduating students for campus placement. And our college has a reputation of 100% placement. The average CTC salary package offered was around Rs.19-20 LPA.

          10/10food & accom
          8/10social life
          Surbhi SoodPGPMBatch : 2019

          Best Business school

          Remarks -
          9.5 /10

          My overall experience at this college was great. The infrastructure of the college is amazing and it is well facilitated and well maintained. It is one of the best colleges in Hyderabad or even in India. Various extracurricular activities were organized, which is a good experience for me.

          9/10food & accom
          9/10social life
          SatyendraMBABatch : 2014
          Remarks -
          8.8 /10

          My experience there cannot be described in words its more of a journey, evolution of your innate abilities not a typical college atmosphere as your.

          9/10food & accom
          9/10social life
          Prachi SinhaPost Graduate Program in Management [PGPM] + Master of Business Administration [MBA]Batch : 2016
          Remarks -
          10 /10

          95% of the batch is placed. Top companies include HUL, McKinsey & company, AT Kearney, Microsoft, Flipkart, Accenture, Deloitte, Cognizant. Average salary is INR 18 lakhs with the highest being around INR 50 lakhs offered by a boutique consulting company.

          10/10food & accom
          10/10social life
          Supti Kanta MohapatraCertificate Course in Business AnalyticsPursued First Year
          BATCH : 2018
          Remarks -
          9 /10

          Good thing will be the college itself the way the teachers and other staffs take care of their students is really awesome only concerning thing about the college is the fees is on the higher side.

          10/10food & accom
          7/10social life
          S V Prasanth Naidu PGPM + PGDM + Masters in Business Administration (Industry Integrated)Batch : 2014
          Remarks -
          10 /10

          There were 750 students who were placed during my year which included the Mohali as well as the Hyderabad campus. Some of the companies that came to campus are Aditya Birla Group - 26 Lacs , Mckinsey - 22 Lacs , BCG - 23 Lacs , Parthenon - 35 Lacs , Deloitte - 20 lacs , EnY - 16 lacs PWC - 18 Lacs , Amazon - 20 - 40 Lacs, Flipkart - 20 - 30 Lacs.

          10/10food & accom
          10/10social life
          Soumi DayyaPost Graduate Diploma in Management [PGDM]Batch : 2014
          Remarks -
          9.8 /10

          ISB usually has a 100% placement. Companies come with jobs for students across the range of work-ex of about 2-10 years. There are roles in marketing, operations, sales, consulting, and finance. Consulting companies are the major recruiters giving about 30% of the jobs. Average salary is consulting is ~18 LPA. Marketing jobs would be next.

          10/10food & accom
          10/10social life
          Dhruv GoelPost Graduate Diploma in Management (Marketing)Pursued First Year
          BATCH : 2017
          Remarks -
          9.5 /10

          ISB offers the best placements opportunities in India compared to any other business school. The average package is ~22 Lakhs which can go up to any level depending upon your past experience. International offers are also lucrative and provide excellent opportunities to work with leadership positions.

          9/10food & accom
          10/10social life

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