NRI George M. Thomas from Oman set up management institute in South
- Institute to be a Rs. 30-crore venture
- ASB would be best school for entrepreneur managers.
- NRI George M. Thomas from Oman, president of the ASB
- ASB business school reserves seats for NRIs
- ASB presently functions from a centrally air-conditioned building
within the Technopark campus in Trivandrum. TheASB offers an accommodation
service that helps the students find safe and convenient private
board, furnished rooms or vacant flats. By 2007, ASB will have
its own campus close to Technopark. This campus will be an integrated
facility, comparable to the best in India.
- Admission is strictly on merit
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NRI : Kerala business school reserves seats for NRIs
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Dubai, June 13 (IANS)
The Asian School of Business (ASB), the less-than-a-year-old Kerala-based
management institute, has earmarked a few seats exclusively for
non-resident Indians (NRIs) and foreign students for its post-graduate
programme in management (PGPM).
The selection process for the course, which has 60 seats in all,
has already started.
The ASB was promoted by prominent Oman-based NRI George M. Thomas
and started functioning from a temporary facility in the Technopark
in Thiruvananthapuram July last year. It plans to have its own set-up
A report in the online edition of the Times of Oman newspaper quoted
Thomas as saying that the two-year full-time PGPM is the flagship
course of ASB.
"All the 30 students of the first batch have been placed on
paid internship with leading companies in India and abroad. Now,
we are set to receive the second batch of 60 students for the PGPM,
and the selection process is already in progress," said Thomas.
For candidates from abroad, he said, GMAT (Graduate Management
Admission Test) will be the basis for initial short-listing. Thomas
added that the institute would also be offering a fast track, one-year
(part-time) PGPM, primarily for IT professionals.
set up at Technopark, Kerla by Oman NRI
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, April 25, 2005
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Asian School of Business (ASB), an elite management
institute, will start functioning in the Technopark Campus from
July this year.
The institution will offer three management programmes: a full-time
MBA course, a post-graduate course in management for working professionals
and a post-graduate course in management for entrepreneur managers.
Unlike the university programmes, the ASB courses will be flexible
in terms of timings, according to its director, G. Vijayaraghavan.
At a press conference here on Thursday, Mr. Vijayaraghavan said
the speciality of the ASB would be the management course for entrepreneur
managers. It is meant for those who are about to take charge or
are already leading family business concerns. Such people are not
looking for jobs, but have the responsibility of employing and managing
managers. This programme is designed to equip them to run their
business independently and attract the right kind of talent in their
organisations. George M. Thomas, president of the ASB, said the
teaching faculty would include management experts from the United
The institution will also offer post-graduate programmes designed
to train professionals to manage and lead institutions engaged in
social welfare, according to M.N.V. Nair, former dean of the Indian
Institute of Management, Bangalore, who too is associated with this
Rs. 30-crore venture. The ASB proposes to take 60 students under
the first batch of its two-year MBA course beginning in July.
The programme meant for working professionals is a part-time one
spread over three years and it is conceived as a course for creating
excellent managers for the IT industry. To start with, the ASB will
be functioning from a 12,000-sq.ft. centrally air-conditioned building
at the Technopark here.
The institution expects to shift to its own campus in a 15-acre
property close to the Technopark by 2007.
It will have a Board of Governors comprising professionals and
academics, Mr. Vijayaraghavan said.