Fear Of New Business School

In Bangalore there are many other good and old B-school s so why I will join yours?

I agree with the fact that there are numerous business schools in Bangalore. But, before making an opinion on the quality of program offered by them, I would recommend you to do proper research about these institutions

  1. By going through their websites,
  2. Visiting various public forums and getting to know what people opine about these institutions.
  3. There are certain factors which differentiates a good business school from its counterparts. All these factors have been inculcated in the two year curriculum at Vanguard.

Here we have a dedicated team of our Directors, Mentors & Faculties from some of the top business schools of the country (IIM/XLRI) with vast experience in some of the world’s best companies, ensuring Quality Education to each student. They have the passion and ability to guide the students not only for their MBA, but also for their career.

We believe in the concept of Learning by Doing. As such, we have an extended internship program of 4 to 6 months, which makes the course more practical oriented. Other than this, we have a mentorship program running throughout, to guide the students not only through their internship period but at every juncture. This makes us stand apart from all other business schools in their endeavor to create real frontline managers.

Placements through pan India network of individuals from top business schools including the IIMs, XLRI. Moreover, the two years at Vanguard will give the student an opportunity to build a strong network with top industry professionals and academicians who can guide them further ahead in their career. The combination of best educational environment, industry presence (job creation) and good living conditions makes Bangalore the preferred destination for an MBA program. Among the other advantages, Bangalore is blessed with excellent weather conditions, which makes it ideal for both the students & working professionals. All these factors make Bangalore undoubtedly the Numero Uno destination for pursuing a Management Program.

Why will I join Vanguard? We have not seen any advertisement and never heard about this college. How can I trust you when every year number of colleges open and close down?

If you do a proper research about the good business schools in our country, then you will come to know that none of them invest a lot of resources on advertising activities. Moreover, their focus is towards building other important resources like world class curriculum, Industry network and best of faculties. We at Vanguard also believe on similar lines and strive to give the best which really is a student’s requirement out of a management program. I agree with the fact that every year there are numerous business schools which come up and shut down within a short span. I request you to do a research about these business schools as to Who were the people promoting these institutions? , Why did they start the business school, and What was the reason for it to get shut. After that, find out about the team behind Vanguard Business School (VBS) and their profiles. You will see that we have a team of individuals who have been committed to the field of imparting quality education for years. As such, although we are new business school, but the team at VBS carry years of experience in the field of education.

What is the benefit or return on my investment?

We realize the fact that the expected return on investment is an important criterion for a student to decide on the business school he will join. For starters the average package on campus for placements this year is expected to be Rs. 5,50,000. As such, the student recovers the investment made in the course of first year of job placement itself. Other than this, the student takes out a lot more from the two year program we provide. Apart from the regular rigorous curriculum, extracurricular activities, group activities, case studies, outbound programs, theater workshops, foundation week, which forms the core of 2 years, emphasis is laid on developing the overall personality of the student. This is ensured through a structured grooming process which includes a thorough mapping of the student’s competency, identifying the gaps and focusing on filling in the gaps through grooming sessions, mentoring programs to ensure a smooth transition from a student to a corporate manager. As such, the management degree received by you from Vanguard will stand in your favor for years to come ahead.

What is the intake of students?

We had an intake of 41 students for the first batch and subsequent batches of 60 students. For this academic year, also we expect an intake of 60. The intention behind keeping a lower intake is to provide each student with proper guidance and attention.

Do you have your own campus?

No, we do not have our own campus. We have leased a building keeping in mind the exact requirements of students. The B school is a 15000 Sq.ft building with all amenities in Bangalore. We have taken a conscious decision to not to buy or own a building, as we are keen in providing quality education at an affordable price.

Approval & Certification

Is the PGPM course of VBS approved?

PGPM is an autonomous course offered by Vanguard Business School (VBS).

Difference between PGDM / PGPM and MBA?

PGDM is offered by an AICTE Approved B school and PGPM is an autonomous certificate. MBA can be offered only by a University. To apply to Government jobs or to apply to Higher studies like M.Phil or Phd one requires a PGDM or MBA degree.

Eligibility Criteria

Does VBS take score of any other test and if yes, what is the cut – off? What are the eligibility criteria? What is the selection procedure?

The admission process consists of two stages. In the first stage, the student has to submit a written exam score from among CAT/XAT/SNAP/CMAT/MAT .If the student has not taken any of these tests, then he has to sit for the Vanguard Entrance Test (VET) prior to admission. The admission will be based on student’s drive, ambition and willingness to work hard. The schedule of the test will be intimated to the student through a mail. The short listed candidates would be called for Personal Evaluation by a team of Academic and Industry experts. The Personal Evaluation would consist of · Short Written Essay – 15 minutes · Extempore – 2 minutes · Personal Interview – 30 minutes

Do you have your own entrance exam?

Yes, we have our own entrance exam which is the Vanguard Entrance Test (VET).

As you are a new B-School and charging INR 800 for your application form, it’s costly?

We are conscious of charging a minimum application fee. We do not believe in equating the fees charged by a business school to its growth and number of years it has been operating.

Why GD is not conducted?

We are here to select you and not eliminate you in any rounds of selection. We believe a candidate can give his best in essay writing than in a GD.

Do you give admissions without appearing for any entrance test i.e.: Management quota?

No, Vanguard has no management quota.

I do not have 50% in graduation? My communication and English knowledge is average, do you give much weight age to that aspect while selection process?

The eligibility to apply to Vanguard is Minimum 45 % in graduation. Further, about communication skills, one can definitely try hard and develop those skills to become an industry ready achiever pre and post MBA admission. We give due importance to all the aspects much in line with the very best in the MBA education in India.

What if I have Back logs?

Please clear your Back logs before the course begins i.e. 1st July 2019 or else the admission will be revoked. The institute has no REFUND policy and in extreme cases will take it up on case by case basis if it deems fit.

Is any preference given to students with Work Experience or Engineers?

No. We give preference to any student who is keen to perform and learn during the two years of their MBA and making a career for them self. Work Experience is a criteria that may be given its due in the interview round but any one without the same has no disadvantage at all in the selection process.

What is the cost of application form? The DD is to be made in the favor of whom?

The application fee is INR 800 /- The DD / Cheque should be made in favor of “Vanguard Business School Pvt Ltd” payable at Bangalore.