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Seats for NRIs in Kerala biz school

The Asian School of Business has also reserved a few seats for foreign students for its PGPM course.

india Updated: Jun 13, 2006 21:17 IST

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 by 2007.

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.