Scholarships for ASEAN nationals available in India
THE Indian School of Business (ISB) is inviting students from ASEAN member countries to apply for scholarships to their Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGP).
The scholarship entitles students to a full tuition fee waiver worth US$35,000 ($49,128), while travel and living expenses are borne by the student. Brunei, together with the nine other ASEAN countries, have been allocated a spot each, according to ISB’s Dean Rajendra Srivastava.
Srivastava said that the new initiative offer opportunities for students from ASEAN to study at the institute.
ISB was founded in 2001 and in less than two decades has quickly climbed the international university rankings. ISB’s PGP course is ranked 29th in the world, according to the Financial Times 2016 Global MBA rankings.
“The PGP is our flagship course, and delivered by locally-based and visiting academics using a multi-disciplinary approach that brings the best of the Eastern and Western schools of thought,” said Srivastava.
“The programme is also in-line with the Indian government’s Act East policy which seeks to take engagement with the Southeast Asian region to the next level.”
Srivastava added that the course content would expose students to international best practices while also offering insights into global emerging markets.
“Students are given a balance between theory and practice, East and West and the impact between business practice and government policy,” he said.
Applicants should possess an undergraduate degree or alternatively possess qualifications in the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with two years work experience.
Candidates will also have to go through a selection process and an interview before admission.
PGP is taught at ISB’s 260 acre campus in Hyderabad.
The school, which also has another campus in Mohali, was initially conceived by two Indian-Americans who were working as senior executives at the American management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.
The school is administered by the Dean’s Council as well as the Executive and Governing Boards, which comprises of prominent academics and heads of Fortune 500 companies.
Its founding associates are The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
The Brunei Times