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Earn, Burn And Learn

A biz school with a twist. Hyderabad's ISB wants experienced hands only.

Earn, Burn And Learn
Earn, Burn And Learn
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It has affiliations with Kellogg School of Management, the Wharton School and London Business School. Its board of directors reads like a who’s who of Indian business. It’s emerging as the new face of management teaching in the country. And it only admits students who have already faced the world, that is, those with work experience. That in short is Hyderabad’s Indian School of Business for you.

The school attracts students from varied segments—army officers, doctors, marine engineers, ips and ias officers. "Diversity is our biggest plus point," says Piyush Shah, 25. Adds Khushboo, 26: "I’ve done a four-year stint in technology already. I felt ISB’s one-year course is good for mid-management." (There are also short-term programmes for middle- and senior-level managers, where costs range from Rs 1-6 lakh for two-three week courses.)

But its strength of allowing managers to shift laterally is also turning out to be a weakness. For, it’s not easy to get recruiters to change their mindsets. Says Pradeep Gogte, director (career and alumni services): "Industry...

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