International School of Management Excellence (ISME): Creating Modern-Day Centres Of Excellence

By Pallavi Jain, Director-Admissions & International Relations
Pallavi Jain,Director-Admissions & International Relations

Pallavi Jain

Director-Admissions & International Relations

Businesses today are looking for individuals with an ability to get results in a dynamic and global business environment. With that said, most educational institutions are finding it hard to offer industry-oriented education to bridge the skill gap that is prevalent in the graduate job market. This is where the International School of Management Excellence (ISME) is thriving by creating a culture of excellence and international credentials which allow students to gain an all-round learning experience.

The exciting thing about studying at ISME is that a student will be a part of an international learning experience and the institute has academic partnerships with world's top institutions like Singapore Institute of Management, MDIS, University of New Castle Australia, and Westcliff USA to name a few. ISME is also an autonomous institution which is approved by AICTE and accredited by NBA. Through imparting quality education by outstanding business leaders and academicians and by providing a culture of excellence, entrepreneurial thinking, social responsibility, and industry alignment, ISME is aiming to realize their vision of becoming a business school of international repute.

A Top-Notch Higher Education Destination
ISMEs mission is to transform every student to become a successful business professional with a global outlook and owing to the fact that the institute was founded by alumni of top international B-Schools like Carnegie Mellon, Purdue, Wharton Business School, USA, IIT and IIM, ISME is able to offer the right mix of scholarly and industrial knowledge to their students. "All our faculty have international backgrounds by
either studying in top international B-Schools or having worked in international companies abroad. As the intake of ISME is limited, students are assured of individual attention and mentorship and they get ample opportunities to participate and lead which is not possible in bigger universities. The curriculum followed at ISME is very practical and up to date according to the requirements of the industry. The curriculum is crafted each year with inputs from faculty, industry leaders and IIM professors.

ISME follows innovative teaching methodology including experiential learning, case studies, interaction with corporate leaders, and participating in panel discussions. There is a strong focus on developing students to become aware of current business events through courses on current business updates and guest lectures by industry leaders. ISME also offers an additional unique value-added term which focuses on soft skills, interview skills, and group discussions to prepare students for the corporate world", says Pallavi Jain, Director - Admissions & International Relations, ISME.

ISME offers various programs including BBA, BCom + ACCA, PGDM, and another unique one which gives the students an option to choose BBA or BCom along with ACCA and B Sc certification which is in collaboration with the Oxford Brooks University of UK. When it comes to the teaching curriculum at ISME, the focus is on preparing students for the corporate world. The curriculum focuses on soft skills, interview skills, group discussions, and interactions with senior management. These trainings are beyond the regular academic program which helps in transforming students for a smoother transition into the corporate world. ISME also offers an additional and unique mini semester focused on preparing students for the corporate world. Likewise, the dedicated faculty at ISME provide mentoring and consultation to their students to help them in their course work and career choices and the students also benefit from an extensive alumni network which
provides internships and career opportunities.

Presenting Perfect Opportunity to Learn and Excel
ISMEs on-campus hostel which has the capacity of housing 250 students helps their students to continue beyond classroom learning. Having a safe on-campus hostel has led to a batch with 50 percent girls and students from 20 plus states. At ISME, the students also get an opportunity to visit Singapore for a 10-day experiential learning program. The institute also has a strong placement cell which brings over 100 plus top-tier companies to recruit their students. ISME encourages and practices an open international corporate culture and to get students geared for corporate life, the college follows a calendar that mirrors a corporate calendar in terms of rigor, holidays and on-time deliverables. Apart from that, the strong industry tie-ups, workshops, conferences and guest lectures help the students of ISME to get exposed to corporate leaders and industry best practices on a regular basis.

Instead of just following the learning by doing approach, ISME also incorporates various methodologies such as research and analytics centric learning, and professional development through students' club to ensure that the programs they offer are industry-aligned and have an international outlook. All these have helped the institute to keep pace with the changing dynamics of the industry and ensure that their students are perfectly poised to achieve success. As far as the future goes, ISME is aiming to continue their growth as an elite higher education destination and strives to become the epitome of first-class business education in the country.

Pallavi Jain, Director-Admissions & International Relations
Pallavi is an alumnus of the prestigious Wharton Business School, USA. Pallavi has a wide range of corporate experience working with the Tata Group in Mumbai & New Delhi and NVT Quality Certification an ISO accreditation body before joining ISME in 2006.
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