ISB launches ‘young leaders programme' for undergraduates

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on January 06, 2011 Published on January 06, 2011

The programme by ISB will offer pre-admission into its postgraduate course to undergraduate students with excellent academic and extra-curricular credentials.

If you are in your pre-final year of graduation, you can now secure access mentorship of Indian School of Business (ISB) for two years after your graduation besides an offer of admission into ISB's post-graduate programme in management.

The ‘Young Leaders Programme' (YLP), launched by ISB, will offer pre-admission into its (PGP) programme to undergraduate students with excellent academic and extra-curricular credentials.

Under this, any undergraduate can apply to ISB. The selected few (about 50 students) would be offered leadership training for two years after graduation during which they are supposed to be employed.

After completion of two-years of work, they can join the PGP course which is meant for mid-career professionals.

“For a business school, it is very important that students come with some kind of experience in corporate world. The YLP programme will offer a deferred admission and two learning programmes a year,” Mr Deepak Chandra, Deputy Dean, ISB, told newspersons here on Wednesday.

The selected candidates would also be assigned a mentor who would asses his/her strengths and weakness and groom the candidate to become a young leader.'

“We have conducted a survey with the 25 top consulting, banking and finance firms who had affirmed faith in the efficacy of the programme,” the deputy dean said.

The aim of the programme was to tap ‘cream of talent' from any discipline and help them make an early move into leadership positions, he added.

The selection process, which would be global, would involve three stages including, essay-writing, a 90-second video, GMAT scores and a final interview.

“The deadline for stage one application is March 15 and the final admission offer will be given by October 15,” Mr V.K. Menon, Senior Director of ISB, said.

The selected candidates would need to pay Rs 50,000 as fee which would be adjusted against the fee to be paid at the time of joining the PGP after two years of employment.

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Published on January 06, 2011
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