"The founders of ISBR had a dream - the dream of a gateway that provides a global outlook, an infrastructure that beckons to explore and learn, and a cradle that nurtures high ethical and human values. ISBR stands in the silhouette of such a dream. It is envisioned to become a globally recognized centre of learning and research," Bharat Jain, CEO, ISBR describes the philosophy that has driven his business school since its inception in 2007. With an insatiable hunger for improving the quality of education, ISBR is considered as one among the few young institutions in the country that are making ground breaking moves to provide students with the much needed international exposure.
While majority of the applicants look at elite management institutions like IIMs and some of the well-reputed private institutions in the country as sole providers of higher quality business managers, within a short span of time, ISBR has managed to establish vast number of collaborations with leading business organizations to achieve strong, sustainable and mutually benefitting activities. "Network activities are designed to bring fresh ideas and the latest relevant management thinking to students. We are committed to being adaptive and responding to the diverse needs of organizations that we interact with," says Bharat Jain. The institute continuously evaluates and refines its curriculum to ensure its relevance to the changing landscape of global business. Through case studies, international field-study projects, exchange study and interactions with fellow students, faculty and executives, the students at ISBR develop a global mindset and perspective.
In a booming economy like India, cross-cultural awareness and networking has become important for business professionals who have to regularly interact with foreign nationals or explore international markets. ISBR has close networking relationships with several industry bodies, leading institutions, and professional bodies around the world. The institute and its management work tirelessly to ensure that their students undergo the learning experience at par with international standards. While Hof University Germany, France Business School, Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China and University of Dubai are some of the foreign universities that have collaborated with ISBR, the institute has managed to tie-up with Indian industry bodies such as CII, ASSOCHAM, IFCC, IICCI and FICCI for a better understanding of the latest academic trends and ongoing scenarios of the real business world.
The institute has gone a step ahead by providing rigorous pre-placement activities that start from the day one of the student's life at ISBR. The institute conducts numerous programs beyond academics to ensure the students are ready to face the international corporate world with the support of HR and CNC cells that are conducting activities such as Personality Development, Six Sigma and Discussions with CEOs on a regular basis. As a result, ISBR has witnessed a steady demand in the industry for its students. The previous batch witnessed 85 corporate companies participating in the placement drive conducted by the institute. While, most of the students were recruited by companies that visited during the summer placement session by offering an average Package of Rs. 5.75 lakhs per year, some of the brightest ones grabbed their offer letters for Rs. 12 lakhs per year from national companies and Rs. 26 lakhs per year from global giants.
Though, the management of ISBR has succeeded in providing international standard education to Indian students through excellent placements, infrastructure and collaborations, the faculty department at ISBR, which is a blend of core Indian professors and international visiting faculties, completes the process of elevating the institute to a truly global education center. Talking about the team of faculty members that has been handpicked by the management, Jain says, "Our core faculty members as well as visiting faculty are leading thinkers whose research and teaching abilities are second to none. They actively publish in refereed academic journals, serve on editorial boards, and hold leadership positions in professional organizations." Along with that, the ISBR faculties collaborate with other thought leaders from around the globe and have significant impact on the direction of research and knowledge generation in their areas of interest. Through their research and by serving as consultants and advisors for leading corporations, they influence the practice of management. The presence of skilled teachers who are highly accessible and dedicated to student learning, gives ISBR students an unmatched educational experience, which is one of the reasons behind ISBR receiving 2500 applications on an average every year against the intake of 240 seats at a ratio of 1:10.
Established by Bangalore Education Trust, which has over 25 years of presence in the education sector, ISBR provides its students with myriad opportunities for learning, growing and achieving their best. Today, the growing demand of students from engineering and commerce backgrounds who have considerable amount of work experience for the ISBR campuses located in Bangalore and Chennai shows the battery of expertise the institute posses to create the next generation of global mangers.
He is the CEO of ISBR Business School. He says, "Life at ISBR is a complete education package along with strong network, quality friends, alumni, corporate relations, fun, excitement, celebrations, discipline, mentoring, skill building, personality development, showcasing talent, stimulating creativity, human relationship, ethics, values and much more."