More than 800 applicants have so far registered under the "Early Entry Option" (EEO) category for the class of 2015 on the Indian School Business's (ISB) admission portal.
ISB's senior director of careers, admissions and financial aid, VK Menon, expects that the number of applications could as well go up to 1,500 as the deadline for applying under the EEO is January 15, 2014.
ISB has recently launched the EEO for its flagship post graduate programme in management (PGP), specifically designed to address the increasing demand from fresh graduates and post graduates who has less than two years work experience.
Candidates selected through the EEO will secure a deferred admission to the one-year PGP at the ISB, contingent upon completion of 24 months of work experience at the time of joining the programme.
By securing their admission, aspirants can focus their attention on gaining valuable work experience, maximizing learning and self-awareness besides pursuing their co-curricular interests and passions, thereby bringing greater exposure and insights when they actually join the PGP, according to an ISB press release on Tuesday.
The total class size of PGP at the ISB, offered across both its Hyderabad and Mohali campuses, is 770. Of this, Menon expects that 50 to 75 students could belong to the EEO category in the class of 2015. The admission process for both the regular and EEO categories is the same.
Menon told Business Standard that as of now ISB had not put any limit on the number of students who could be admitted under EEO category. " We have so far not thought of putting a limit. However, if necessary, we will keep a cap in future" (on the number of admissions to be made under this category), he said.