Thiruvananthapuram, May 18: Asian School of Business (ASB), one of south India’s leading B-Schools, has begun accepting applications for the AICTE-approved Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) course for 2013-15. The two-year, full-time program starts in August 2013 and has an intake of 120 students – double the number last year. PGDM candidates must have at least a 3-year University degree in any discipline from a recognized institution with at least 50% marks in main subjects. Students appearing for their final year degree examinations may also apply. CAT, MAT or CMAT scores will be considered for admission and eligible applicants will be called for a group discussion and personal interview.
ASB offers a number of scholarships, awarded as fee waivers, for meritorious students through schemes supported by its various donors, chiefly the George M Thomas Foundation. Students who have scored over 90 percentile in CAT / MAT / CMAT, more than 80% in Class X and XII and over 75% in their degree programme are eligible for scholarships instituted for high academic achievers. Scholarship schemes are also available for candidates who have completed their Class X, XII or degree programmes from one of the seven North-eastern states; as well as for the top 10 per cent of students in the first year of the PGDM programme.
ASB, which was founded in 2005, has managed to establish itself as a premier institute of learning within a short span thanks to outstanding resources, facilities and world-class faculty.
The state-of-the-art ASB campus at Pallipuram on the outskirts of the city is the first among B-schools to be awarded the LEED Gold Certification – a hallmark of excellence for energy-efficiency and building design.
Last year, ASB’s teaching/learning process won the Innovative Teaching Methodology Award instituted by the DNA & Stars of the Industry Group. Full-time and visiting faculty at ASB come with a wealth of experience and outstanding academic backgrounds including IIM-A, IIM-B and IIM-C. Mr. Rajeev S., the current Director is an MBA from Stanford Graduate Business School, one of the world’s best business schools.
ASB enjoys the benefit of guidance from a Board of Governors, comprising professionals and academics, with impeccable credentials. They include Dr. S Ramadorai, former Vice-Chairman & CEO of TCS and current Advisor to the Prime Minister on Skill Development; Professor Samuel Paul, former Director, IIM-A and Advisor to the World Bank; Mr. George M. Thomas, Patron, ASB, and CEO of Burj Oman and the Founder-President of Trivandrum International School and Mr. G. Vijaya Raghavan, Founder-CEO of Technopark and Member, State Planning Board.
ASB alumni have been recruited by top national and international companies, including KPMG, Ernst & Young, Feedback Consulting, Reliance Retail, PricewaterhouseCoopers, TCS, Accenture, HP Global, ICICI Bank, Forbes Marshall, HDFC, SunTec, DuPont, IBM, ICICI Securities, Edelweiss, JRG Securities, Toonz Animation, Bluestar, Idea Communications and Kotak Mahindra Bank.
For more details about the admission process visit www.asbindia.in, contact +91 471 6579001/2; +91-98475-63334 or email us at admissions@asbindia. Completed applications may be sent to Asian School of Business, Technocity, Pallipuram, Trivandrum – 695316.