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Well, it is always difficult to judge & be critical of your institute. Because, one has to be honest in his/her opinion, I would say IIBS is making its best to be a responsible B-School. It has a pool of good administrators, faculty and industry stalwarts, who are committed to nurture future management professionals. Certainly, it is an institute for future MBA aspirants.
I opted for Karnataka CET and scored above 90 percentile to get into IIBS. I chose IIBS because of its consistence ranking in the top most B-Schools in the country. Plus I had a reliable knowledge of its good faculty, and alumni network.
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
The fees you pay for a two-year MBA at IIBS do not seem to be much considering the best education you get here. Also IIBS offers placement assistance and industrial exposure during your stint at IIBS. I spent around 8 lakhs, which I can easily earn-back during my 1st or 2nd year of profession.
Job placements are a routine feature at IIBS. It has a permanent pool of companies visiting its campus every year for recruiting bright graduates. Reliance, Birla Sun life, Bajaj Allianz, Amazon, HDFC are amongst the notable companies to have visited IIBS. Packages offered to have been attractive ranging between 5 to 20 lakhs.
I did not reside in IIBS hostel. I had made accommodation elsewhere. Therefore, I cannot comment on its quality or otherwise. But, many of my batch-mates who stayed in there had good things to say. In their opinion, it was lively & comfortable though it could still be improved.
IIBS has a well-knit Alumni Association. Most of its ex-graduates stay connected through this network. Every year the association is growing stronger with new registration. The members benefit from mutually interaction. And, there is the grand alumni meet every year.
What is unique about IIBS faculty is that their enthusiasm to teach & train is second to none. Most of them have varied subject-matter & industrial experience. There are visiting faculty members who come for guest lecturing from time to time. Together, they form a formidable knowledge resource.
My campus life at IIBS was a great experience that will remain in my memory for ever. We were encouraged to take part in various academic drills as well as sports & other cultural festivals in the campus. We also went to other B-Schools to showcase our talent in inter B-School competitions.
We had a well-planned exam structure at IIBS. Exams were conducted as per schedule. Throughout the academic session, the emphasis was on practical. The whole exam was divided into 4 semesters, each of which emphasized on a particular aspect of management.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
Coming from Finance background, I opted for Finance as a major. The entire course was well administered with many visiting faculties providing us with understanding of the industry. We had some of the best professors us financial subjects, covering financial management, markets, derivatives, and so on. We are also introduced to financial market dynamics in depth.
I got to do an internship at Indiabulls for about a month. During my stint with them, I was fortunate to learn share market ups & downs in detail. I also learnt various other financial aspects. Along with the practical knowledge, there was a stipend of Rs. 10000 for my efforts.
Extracurricular events were plenty at IIBS. We hosted and took part in many inter B-School competitions. We were also part of prize-winning team. At the end of our academic year, there was cultural fest called ‘SURFACE’, which gave us platform to display our intrinsic talent in cultural field.
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
I did not find educational loans being offered at IIBS. I personally had availed education loan from my bank. However, I feel it is better to provide loans to needy that cannot support on their own. But the institute has given several scholarships in its founder’s name.