Latest News from ISB

21 Visiting faculty signed in. Hi-tech gadgets to be installed.
 Last date for admissions is 15th Oct.

              
             Five professors from the Ivy League Business School have been short listed for the coveted post of the Dean of the institute. The long-awaited announcement is expected around 28 September. Although the school is keeping the names under wraps, the names of C.K.Prahlad and Sumantra Ghoshal are being whispered reverently by prospective students.

            Recently 21 visiting faculty were signed on. ISB is looking at signing only five members as permanent faculty while the rest will be visiting faculty from top US and European schools.

            The students studying in the school can expect another treat apart from the quality of its faculty. The 14:1 student to professor ratio guarantees adequate individual attention.

            ISB has also hired a chief information officer(CIO) from a local consulting firm. The CIO will work closely with Waveguide, a US firm, to put in systems for hi-tech distance learning. Waveguide recently helped set up the latest American B-school, Goizuetta Business School (named after the legendary coke CEO) at Emory University in Atlanta. Waveguide, for instance will put up video-conferencing facilities with acoustics that will enable anybody in the classroom to hear and be heard at equal volume. High speed cameras will capture the movements of any student from all angles and across the huge 13,000 gross square feet ISB amphi-theatres. Although the ISB has not advertised to  solicit students in India yet, Web marketing is already being used extensively for overseas students.

'Wharton global consulting programme' is also likely to be introduced where Wharton and ISB students will together devise business strategy for Indian corporates.

ISB is scheduled to launch its first programme from July 2001,and its course is expected to fill in about 130 students.

Applications for ISB close 15th October

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