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Everything You Need to Know About ISBM

Published On: 07 Mar 2018 | Last Updated On: 28 Mar 2018

The International School of Business & Media (ISB&M) is based out of Nande in Pune, Maharashtra. The genesis of the School can be traced back to circa 2000, when the great educationist, holding a Ph.D in Organizational Behavior from IIT Mumbai, also serving in a slew of institutions including IIM Ahmedabad, former Chairperson of placement in XLRI Jamshedpur, ex-director of Symbiosis Institute of Business Management in Pune, consultant in excess of 80 firms worldwide, Dr. Pramod Kumar, ISB&M is known for its quality of education and excellence in all its pursuits. Dr. Kumar is also the author of well over 100 research papers, case studies, and management games. His research Results are being liberally quoted globally in textbooks and journals. He has also served the Government of India Committees on Management Education. With his vast experience of being an educationist of international repute, it is certainly a pride for those who pursue courses from this School.

Humongous Growth

Ever since its inception, the School has made giant strides over the decades with four campuses in three cities such as Pune (Nande and Mulshi), Kolkata and Bangalore. For its relentless efforts in pursuit of excellence, ISB&M has received many accolades from both India and overseas nations. The School offers multi-disciplinary programs in Management, Commerce and Engineering streams. All its programs are approved by AICTE, which are again aimed towards carrier oriented courses and not remaining a mere educational qualification. Through its Placement Cell, the School ensures all its students are well placed immediately after finishing their courses. What is more, the School’s training courses are highly accepted and acknowledged by industry and management/executive level employment.

Meticulous Record

ISB&M is consistently ranked amongst the best, while the School offers a unique combination that benefits you and develop the capabilities and connections you need to succeed in today's highly competitive global business. You will also recognize that success in today's business environment relies on the ability to thrive in an increasingly complex world. You know that reputation is the key mantra. ISB&M is making sure that excellent standards are maintained in almost every aspect of the institution such as infrastructure, faculty, and students. Furthermore, it is a pathway to knowledge and wisdom has emerged as a top ranking institution in the realm of management education. Certainly, ISB&M is a buzz to be inspired!

Key Strengths

ISB&M is amongst the top 2% B-Schools in India in terms of Education and career building. It is also Pune's second most preferred B-School. ISB&M has a highly qualified and accomplished leadership and faculty from IIMs, IITs, XLRI, SP Jain, XIM, GIM, TISS, and NITIE. The School boasts of having in excess of 8050 alumni all across the globe. ISB&M has set global benchmarks in learning standards and talent development process. Besides re-defining your attitude towards your life, ISB&M also is assuring you with its excellent track record in education and learning. Started in 2000, ISB&M started functioning fully in 2002, while its Kolkata campus came into being in 2004. The following year, the Bangalore campus was established and in 2008, the existing School in Pune was shifted to a 17-acre Nande campus. Two years later, ISB&M set up the College of Commerce and in the following year, it established ISB&M School of Technology.

Courses Offered

ISB&M offers Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) Program, which is recognized by the AICTE, New Delhi. This is a two-year dual specialization program. ISB&M Program is a blend of courses and workshops which helps the students to maintain and build their business capabilities and competencies as a self-driven and competitive talent. ISB&M offers PGDM program which is approved by AICTE.

The program is designed to maximize a student’s learning by dividing the course into two categories-

Core Courses

Elective Courses


You need to complete 130 credits courses to complete the PDGM Program. The course curriculum consists of core courses and elective courses with the following credit point details:

Core Courses, 64 credits, elective courses 60 credits, summer internship three credits and dissertation again three credits. The total number of credits is 130 in addition to core courses, foundation courses, and elective courses. This Program is available at the School's Nande, Mulshi, Kolkata and Bangalore campuses.

The two-year dual specialization program includes Finance, HR Management, Insurance and Risk Management SCOM (only for engineers), Media and Communication, Social Sector Management, Healthcare Management and Marketing.


In the final placement ,you will join multinational firms and top Indian companies in roles that build your career. The School takes pride in seeing its alumni well placed in senior management positions as AVPs and VPs role in 8-10 years. In the FMCG segment, the top recruiters who visit the School's campus to hire human resources include AgroTech Foods Ltd, Asia Paints India Ltd, Berger Paints India Ltd, Bunge India, Mondelez India Foods Private Ltd, Cargill India Pvt Ltd, Castrol India Ltd, Colgate-Palmolive India Limited, Diageo India Pvt Ltd, Emami India Pvt Ltd, Ferrero Rocher, Frito-Lay, II Paints Ltd, Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd, Mars International India Pvt Ltd, Monsanto India, PepsiCo India Ltd, Perfetti Van Melle India Pvt Ltd, United Breweries Group and United Biscuits.

In the consumer durables segment firms like Blue Star, HNI BP Ergo, Canon India, Havells India, IFB Industries, Kohler India, LG Electronics, Nikon India, Philips-India, Ricoh India, Titan and VIP Industries recruit candidates from ISB&M.

In the Banking Finance and Insurance segment, the firms that visit the School's campuses for hiring human resources include Aditya Birla Money, American Express, AVIVA India Life Insurance, Axis Bank, BNY Mellon India, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance, Bharti AXA Life 

Insurance, Bank of Baroda, Birla Sun Life Asset Management, Birla Sun Life Asset, Canara HSBC, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Cholamandalam DBS Finance Co, DE Shaw Idia, Darashaaw, destimoney Enterprises, Deutsche Bank India, Development Credit Bank, DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance Co, Evvalueserve, Edelweiss Capital Future Capital Holding, Futures First, HSBC Bank, HDFC Standard Life Insurance Co, ICICI Direct, ICICI Prudential AMC, ICICI Life Insurance, Religare Enterprises, SBI General Insurance, SBI Life Insurance, SNL Financial, Standard Chartered Bank India, Sundaram Finance, Tata Investment Corp, Vantage Insurance, Way2Wealth Brokers, Yes Bank, ICICI Securities, IDBI Bank, India Infoline Premia, Isuland Bank, Iris Business Solution, Kotak Mahindra Bank, L&T Finance, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services, Max New York Life Insurance, MetLife Insurance, Motilal Oswal Securities, NCDEX, Reliance Consumer Finance and Reliance life Insurance Co.

Also, there are other segments such as Manufacturing and Engineering, Automobiles, Groups such as ADA Group, Adani Group, DLF Group and Jindal Group, Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals, Logistics, Telecom, Hospitality and Lifestyle, Real Estate, Consultancies, Retail, IT/ITES, and energy.

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