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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2009, 03:52
btw, I've submitted my application for R1. Thanks to everyone on this forum who supported me, and special thanks to bb who helped me a lot in my application :)
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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2009, 23:17
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Last year, the acceptance rate was 4% and the class size was 579, so total applicants must have been 14,475, that's assuming the numbers are correct here: international-schools-rankings-class-profiles-and-comparison-83394.html


whoa! I hope that's not true. If the remaining apply for cycle 2, I am doomed !!

4% is under % international, not acceptance rate.


Duh! :beat Thank you for pointing that out
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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2009, 00:00
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i was just checking FT rank and i was shocked to see average salary data of ISB ....i means its impossible.....i dont think average salary should be more than 20-35(atmost) lakhs in Indian rupees and FT is showing somewhere 148000 dollars which approx. 60-65 lakh in indian rupees (yearly)
Since then i am worried whether FT other school salary data is correct .....impt question to me how FT,BW calculate Average salary


Thats the average international salary at ISB. The average domestic salary is somewhere near 19 lakhs. Checkout this link:
http://www.isb.edu/PGP/Placement_Highlights.Shtml
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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2009, 05:24
That's the average weighted salary. What they mean by that is how much is INR 1.9 m worth. It is equivalent to earning USD148k in the USA. I'm guessing they use PPP to determine this weighted salary.
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Some info regarding FT ranking calculations..

http://onwardtomba.blogspot.com/2008/02 ... nking.html

This guy has done a good analysis of the underlying methods employed in calculating the B school rankings. This may be a little against the particular audience of this thread (ISB aspirants), Nevertheless a very good post.

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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2009, 22:45
Hi guys,

There is a good news for all of us. On our forum we now have consultants from thinkISB who actually are ISB alumni.

Here is what thinkISB has to say -
The ISB Application is long-drawn and involved process. The school’s selection criteria involves multitude of parameters mostly not clearly understood by the applicant pool. We at ThinkISB.com aim to demystify ISB’s selection criteria and enable applicant’s to present a strong case to the ISB Admissions committee. Each of the mentors at ThinkISB is an ISB alumni having an in-depth understanding of the admission criteria at ISB.

So, feel free to drop in your queries on ISB and its admission procedure.

please-join-me-in-welcoming-thinkisb-to-gmat-club-84103.html
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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2009, 21:45
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We would also be bringing out interesting events and happenings in the school from time to time.

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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2009, 18:23
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I want to apply in R2. Yet to take GMAT though. Please add my name in the list.

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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2009, 11:11
We wish all the shortlisted ISB interview candidates the very best. Do feel free to clarify any query you might have about the interview.

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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2009, 21:04
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Total number of applications submitted in R1: 1700



So what is the acceptance rate overall ??

Where can I get he information of how many seats will be given out in R1 and how many will be available in R2 ?
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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2009, 21:24
Generally the acceptance rate is about 20%. But that again depends on a number of criteria like the total number of students applying, the intended composition of class and so on.
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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2009, 21:32
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Generally the acceptance rate is about 20%. But that again depends on a number of criteria like the total number of students applying, the intended composition of class and so on.


Oh! so you mean that ISB doesn't fix a specific number to be selected in R1 and then in R2. I thought it would be something like 50% in R1 and 50% in R2.
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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2009, 07:11
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Some info regarding FT ranking calculations..

http://onwardtomba.blogspot.com/2008/02 ... nking.html

This guy has done a good analysis of the underlying methods employed in calculating the B school rankings. This may be a little against the particular audience of this thread (ISB aspirants), Nevertheless a very good post.

cheers..


I just read the whole article. This is really a beautiful analysis done by this guy. Thanks a lot.
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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2009, 09:34
how is the faculty of isb as compare to top 10 schools of us ?
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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2009, 03:22
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how is the faculty of isb as compare to top 10 schools of us ?

Hi ankit, ISB has a very good faculty, I would say better than IIMs.
ISB has over 30 resident faculty, who are available on campus at all times, and over a 100 Visiting Faculty from leading B-Schools of the world like Wharton, Kellogg, London Business School, Cornell, Chicago, Duke, and UCLA, among others.
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I had my interview with ISB adcom yesterday. I just thought in case a brief about it could be helpful to others :)

About Interview
My interview was scheduled at 2:00pm, I reached there at around 1:00 p.m. As soon as I reached the venue, I was given a paper to write a 200 words essay on "Reality TV" and sharp at 2:00, I was called for the interview.
The panel consisted of three members - current student, alumni (I guess) and ISB staff. The questions were usual -
1. Why MBA? Why Now? If not MBA then what?
2. About my analytical skills (from my essays)
3. About my leadership skills (I have mentioned this in my essays) with 2 instances when I have taken initiatives.
4. About one of my ECs from the essay.
5. What is my passion and what makes me angry
6. Where do I see myself 10 yrs from now
7. Any questions from the panel. I asked one, that was very very specific, including figures and facts about ISB. I just wanna show how much study I've done about ISB.

My surprises
1. Interview was short and sweet - around 20-25 mins
2. No grilling and no stress interview. Guys in the panel where really nice.
3. No question about why ISB and no case studies.

My suggestions
1. Be there atleast 1 hr prior to interview, so that you get sufficient time to settle and write your essay.
2. Be prepared for the question Why MBA? Why Now? The panel will try to ask things like one can gain the Management knowledge without MBA as well, e.g. by reading books or attending trainings. So what extra are you going to gain from MBA.
3. Try to relate real life examples with whatever you say in the interview. E.g. If they ask what are your strong/weak points? Be honest, give them couple of examples from your professional or personal life.
4. Be ready with explanation for each and everything from your essays and application.
5. Be honest. Don't say what you think AdCom would like to hear rather say what is true about yourself.
6. Remember, its only you who is going to drive the direction of interview. Its not AdCom. So while giving examples, try to highlight things which you want AdCom to ask you :)

Now I'm waiting for the results with my fingers crossed.
All the best to others who have their interviews scheduled in coming days.
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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2009, 23:12
Hey that sounds like a good interview. Hope you make it through :-D
I am planning to take GMAT on Oct 24th. Wish me luck :) I will be applying in R2 and will seriously bug you for essay writing :-D
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Re: Indian School of Business 2010-11 thread [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2009, 21:33
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Hey that sounds like a good interview. Hope you make it through :-D
I am planning to take GMAT on Oct 24th. Wish me luck :) I will be applying in R2 and will seriously bug you for essay writing :-D


Anytime buddy, it would be pleasure for me if I can help you on that. Regarding essays, check out this beautiful article posted by thinkISB, I found it really useful:
http://thinkisb.com/ISBEssayTips-2011.pdf
I hope thinkisb doesn't mind posting this here :P

Btw, all the best for your GMAT tests. Do drop in note when you are done.
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