ISB Hyderabad vs ISB Mohali

ISB Hyderabad

Are you applying to ISB for PGP in Management in the coming year? Confused about the two campuses of ISB- ISB Hyderabad and ISB Mohali? Do you even know the difference between ISB Hyderabad and ISB Mohali? Which is better ISB Hyderabad placements or ISB Mohali placements?

If you’ve had any of the above questions, here’s all you need to know before you send your application for PGP in Management at ISB.

The ultimate comparison between ISB Hyderabad and ISB Mohali has been going on since forever. While some say, they follow a “One School, Two Campuses” vision, a good number of people contradict this statement.

Experts at Leverage Edu have been able to help more than 100+ students achieve their ISB dream. All the information that you will read in this article today has been inferred from the experiences of our students who are studying/studied at ISB Mohali and ISB Hyderabad.

Established in 2001 by Rajat Kumar and Anil Kumar, the senior executives Mckinsey & Company, Indian School of Business (ISB) is amongst the most sought-after B-schools in the country. ISB has two campuses, one in Hyderabad and the other in Mohali with 600 and 288 seats respectively. The curriculum runs parallel across both the campuses and undergoes upgradation annually to be at par with the global B-schools. Also, both the campuses have some of the best of professors of the teaching fraternity. However, if any student wishes to switch campus, they can, given they find an elective from the other campus.

About ISB Mohali

Beginning its first admission in April 2012, the ISB Mohali has also launched its four Research Centres and Institutes (RCIs), namely Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Max Institute of Healthcare Management, Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management and Munjal Institute for Global Manufacturing. These institutes offer separate courses in infrastructure, public policy, healthcare management and manufacturing. Spanning across 70 acres, the Mohali campus of Indian School of Business was established under the leadership of the Punjab Government and is located in the Knowledge City equipped with state-of-the-art facilities as well as professional and experienced faculty. Its architectural design was constructed by blending a traditional Indian design with a contemporary touch, in order to be reflective of ISB’s belief in being Indian as well as international institution.

Beautifully designed by Perkins Eastman, one of the best designers in New-York, the campus is constructed to meet the LEEDS Gold sustainability criteria with rainwater harvesting and many more facilities. It is equipped with lecture theatres, a 500-seater auditorium, HD video conferencing room, digital and online library resources with cashless digital payments, and fully-serviced apartments for students and faculty.

About ISB Hyderabad

Talking more about ISB Hyderabad, the campus is spread over 260 acres of land. It’s a beautiful site with large boulders, open fields, landscaped areas, and lush greenery which is absolutely breathtaking. Also, the campus has all the amenities that one can ask for during the course. The heart of this campus is the Academic Centre, which houses lecture theatres, classrooms, faculty offices, learning Resources centre, and a 500 seat auditorium. Apart from this, ISB Hyderabad also has lecture theatres, atrium, student village, and recreation centre.


ISB Admission Criteria

To talk about the differences between the two campuses, ISB has no separate parameters basis on which they judge their candidates and allot campus. So ideally, it is very tough to draw a differentiating line between the two campuses. All the selected candidates are given a rank from 1-888 based on their performance in the admission process. Now, these students are divided into groups of seven each, 1-7, 8-14 and so on, and from this group, the first five students are sent to ISB Hyderabad while the remaining two are sent to ISB Mohali. Moreover, a lot of other parameters like the average GMAT score, work experience, gender ratio etc are also considered in order to attain a similar crowd quality.

ISB PGP: Class of 2020 Cutoffs & Statistics

The following table elucidates the statistics from ISB’s official website regarding the cutoffs and admissions carried out at ISB Mohali and Hyderabad for the class of 2020 under the PGP program.

ParticularsISB MohaliISB HyderabadOverall
Total Enrolled603293896
GenderFemale: 38%
Male: 62%
Female: 39%
Male: 61%
Female: 39%
Male: 61%
AgeRange: 22-43
Average: 26.63
Range: 22-46
Average: 26.7
Range: 22-46
Average: 26.6
GMATRange: 600-770
Average: 710
Range: 600-770
Average: 708
Range: 600-770
Average: 710
GRERange: 311-334
Average: 325
Range: 322-331
Average: 327
Range: 311-334
Average: 325
Work Experience
(in years)
Range: 2-20
Average: 4.3
Range: 2-20
Average: 4.3
Range: 2-20
Average: 4.3
Engineers: 67%
Non Engineers: 33%
Engineers: 68%
Non Engineers: 32%
Engineers: 68%
Non Engineers: 32%
International: 8International: 6International: 14

ISB Hyderabad Ranking v/s ISB Mohali Ranking

Financial Times ranks ISB at 24th in its Global MBA Ranking 2019. With a Global Ranking of 24th, ISB Hyderabad and ISB Mohali rank as the best Management School of India. After ISB, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore is the second Business School to rank in the Top 50 MBA Ranking at 33rd position. The 3 year rank of ISB Hyderabad and ISB Mohali ranking is 26 as per Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2019.

ISB Hyderabad Placements v/s ISB Mohali Placements

When it comes to ISB Hyderabad and ISB Mohali placements, the school ensures that all the on-campus placements (irrespective of the fact whether it’s ISB Hyderabad placements or ISB Mohali placements) are entirely based on student’s merit. For the same, these placements are conducted at one campus and all the students of the other campus fly down for the interviews. They are clearly instructed not to disclose their campus to the recruiters to make sure nothing other than a student’s profile influence the decision making.

By now, you might have already anticipated that ISB follows a much-unbiased approach to make sure there are no differences between the two campuses. The professors travel from one campus to the other to maintain the same quality of education which is delivered to students. Even the visiting faculty from reputed global B-schools such as MIT, Warton, Kellogs, etc remains the same for both the locations, compromising in no way with the quality of education at ISB.

[Bonus] Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the required GMAT score for ISB Hyderabad and ISB Mohali?

The average GMAT for ISB Hyderabad and ISB Mohali 2020 batch is 709. (Please note that this is the average GMAT score for ISB 2020 and not the minimum score required to secure admission in ISB).

How can I get admission in ISB Hyderabad and ISB Mohali?

Applicants can apply to ISB by submitting an online form. The complete application for ISB must include:

  • Passport size photograph
  • University degrees/diplomas (certified copies)
  • Letter of Recommendations (A total of 3 LORs are needed)
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP) stating the motivation behind joining ISB
  • Official transcripts of grades
  • Valid CAT/GMAT/GRE/JRF score
  • IELTS/TOEFL/PTE score (if English wasn’t the medium of instruction for the undergraduate study)
  • Payment of Application Fee
What are the fees of ISB Hyderabad and ISB Mohali?

The fees for ISB 2020-21 is given below:

ISB Hyderabad

Source: ISB (official website) 

What is the admission criteria for ISB Hyderabad and ISB Mohali?

Following are the necessary requirements for securing admission in ISB (both ISB Hyderabad and ISB Mohali) 2020-2021:

  • GMAT/GRE Score
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 years of work experience (However, you can complete your 2 years of work experience by 31st 2020 if you are opting for Early Entry Option.) 
  • IELTS/TOEFL/PTE score (if English wasn’t the medium of instruction for the undergraduate study)

Does ISB accept CAT score?

Yes. ISB (both ISB Hyderabad and ISB Mohali) accept CAT score for its FPM (Fellow Programme in Management).

Which is better ISB Hyderabad or IBS?

Founded in 2001, ISB (Indian School of Business) is a private business school that has two campuses- ISB Hyderabad and ISB Mohali. Courses offered by ISB include:

  • ISB PGP in Management
  • ISB PGP in Management for Working Professionals (ISB PGP Pro)
  • ISB PGP in Management for Senior Executives (ISB PGPMAX)
  • ISB PGP in Management for Family Business (ISB MFAB)
  • ISB Executive Fellow Programme in Management
  • ISB Fellow Programme in Management 
  • ISB Advanced Management Programmes
  • ISB Executive Education

Established in 1995, ICFAI Business School (IBS) is a constituent business school of IFHE (ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education). Courses offered by IBS are:

  • BBA Program
  • MBA Program
  • Post Graduate Program in Analytics
  • The Ph.D. Program [Part-time]
  • Ph.D. Program [Full Time]
  • Ph.D. Program in Economics [Full-time]

Does ISB Hyderabad and ISB Mohali require work experience?

Minimum experience required for any ISB Program is that of 2 years. (However, you can complete your 2 years work experience after getting admission through an Early Entry Option.) 

How were the ISB Hyderabad and ISB Mohali Placements for 2019?

In the very first week of ISB Hyderabad and ISB Mohali placements of 2019, ISB witnessed the highest number of jobs offers for its Post Graduate Programme in Management (ISB PGP) students. The average CTC (Cost to the Company) is INR 25.06 lakhs per annum.

The total number of offers made at ISB 2019 Placements (both ISB Hyderabad and ISB Mohali placements) were 1194 as against 1136 offers that were made for the class of 2018. Indian School of Business witnessed an increase of 29% in the number of recruiters for its 2019 Placements.

Hundreds of students from Leverage Edu have been to ISB Hyderabad and ISB Mohali for their PGP in Management and have found the learning experience almost identical. If you need any assistance regarding your application for the PGP programme at ISB, our Leverage Edu experts are here to provide end-to-end consulting with the helpful insights and guiding you throughout the admission procedure thus to ensure that you get successfully shortlisted into your dream business school.

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  3. Hi, Very nice blog, It gives very useful information regarding recruitment. People who are searching for these type of services it is very useful thanks for sharing.

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