The Indian School of Business (ISB) will start accepting GRE scores as part of its admission criteria from those intending to join the Class of 2018 (academic year 2017-18).
The GRE General Test, comprising verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning and analytical writing, is accepted across the world for admission into business schools and management institutes.
ISB said in a release that such a step would allow it to further strengthen the diversity in its one-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) and attract aspirants from pure sciences and liberal arts.
It said intense competition this year saw a 28% increase in applications compared to the previous year. A record number of 905 students have been admitted to the PGP Class of 2017 across ISB’s two campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali.
ISB’s PGP has seen the fastest growth over the years from a class size of just 128 students in 2002 to 905 at present, the release said.
Dishan Kamdar, Deputy Dean, Programmes, claimed that since ISB continues to attract the best of experienced professionals from across the world to join its flagship programme, the Institute’s selectivity ratio was comparable to that of top global B-schools.
ISB has also made efforts, over the past one year, to engage more closely with prospective applicants. The increased interest from potential students was also a result of the Master Class series ahead of the admissions season led by ISB faculty, it claimed.
ISB also plans to expand its international connect to attract potential students from Africa and the ASEAN region, as a part of its larger strategy to enhance the international diversity. It views these countries as an untapped talent pool with the potential to contribute to the leadership needs of emerging economies and the world.