The college doesn't have its own hostel, but there are ample amount of PG's available near the college campus. The college has a library with the latest magazine and business related books and books related to college syllabus. There is a canteen available in the campus. Classrooms are equipped with air Conditioners, Speakers, and Projectors. The cost of living is average with respect to the college fees.
The main focus of the college is to educate students with the right attitude and thus the course of college is industry driven which helps students to be updated with the latest skills and knowledge. The three pillars of college are ASK approach i.e. Attitude, Skills, and Knowledge. The Mentorship programme is one major thing where the students are allotted with mentors who are working professional who inspires and guides students. All the faculties are highly experienced and are from top B-schools like IIMs, XLRI, Mica etc.
I have got a paid internship through the college campus in a startup 'GetMyUni', in the stream where I like my career to grow i.e. Digital Marketing. The college has 100% placements till now over 6 years since inception with ROI of 100%. The highest salary of the batch (2016-18) is INR 9 lakh per annum and the average salary of 5 lakh p.a. The placements are in various fields like Marketing, Finance, Market Research, Human Resource, Digital Marketing etc, depending on the student choice. Various companies that have visited the campus and recruited the students are
In Marketing & Sales - Zoomcar, OyoRooms, Airtel, Jio etc
In Banking & Financing - HSBC, Crisil, Chola Mandalam, etc
In Market Research - Euromonitor, Mu Sigma, etc
Digital Marketing - Career Launcher, GetMyUni, etc
We are also connected to all our Alumni to help us to direct our path in the corporate world.
Eligibility criteria for getting admission is that one should have written any management exam viz CAT, CMAT, XAT, SNAP, AMCAT and should score at least 50% in those exams. I got admission on the basis of XAT with 72% and followed by a Personal Interview from one of the directors of VBS. If you have the right attitude towards learning, you will get admission easily.
Our college believes in the overall improvement of students. Thus, there is a lot of emphases given to extracurricular activities. The catch in this is that whatever club activities that we would be doing is done keeping in mind that it would directly or indirectly us the things that we have learned in class.
We have 6 clubs in total.
1- Marketing Club (Street Smart)
2- Finance Club (Fintelligent)
3- Euntreprenship Club (Magnate)
4- HR and CSR Club (Yukti)
5- Public Speaking Club (Vyasa)
6- Sports Club (Verve)
Apart from this, we have an annual college fest Vihaan.
The college life is something that you would enjoy the most the late night assignments, the group work etc. This would be something that you would miss even after leaving Vanguard
Infrastructure is something that would be disappointed. If one would come by thinking that there would be a lush green campus with 2,3 building and gardens etc. We have one building and everything is inside that only. But I personally believe that I enjoyed a lot in this building. As it's the people that we are with that makes the atmosphere, not the infrastructure.
To those who are looking for the good campus; cheer up as we are moving to new campus by next year.
The daily routine would be just as any other B-Schools it would be hectic, but one would feel ease after 3-4 months when we would get used to it. One of the main highlights of Vanguard is its teaching method and the faculties. They have the best in class faculties who are alumni of IIM, FMS, XLRI, MICA etc. These are people who have Industry experience thus because of that we can know what is happening in the industry. As a result, we would always be updated to industry standards.
The teaching method is done using practical techniques, where we sometimes have to go to relevant companies and talk to people over their and get the information. Apart from that most of the learning is through case studies and also group work, as a result, there is always a scope of mutual learning.
I would tell that if we compare to other tire 2 B-Schools the fees of Vanguard is much less. For my batch, the course fee is 5.25 lakh and if one would perform decent enough they can get a placement of approx 5.2 to 6 lakh. Thus, giving 100% ROI.
Scholarship option is given to students who would score above given criteria.
If we need a loan they are very helpful in providing loans. The ease of getting a loan would depend on the bank that you would be approaching. If I would tell about my experience it took me 5 months to get the loan sanctioned on the other hand for some of my classmates it took 4-5 weeks.
We have companies coming for placement from various sectors like E-Commerce (Zivame), FMCG (Colgate, Calvin kare), Banking and FInance(HSBC, Cholamandalam), telecom (Airtel, Jio), other (CRISIL, Mu Sigma, IIM Jobs, Naukri, Quikr, Career launcher) etc.
If I would tell about the package the previous batch had the highest package of 9 lakhs and an average of 5.2 lakhs.
In this city of Banglore where we can find so many B-Schools. I choose Vanguard because of the students, as before joining I had interacted with some of the students and got to know their experiences. I would proudly say that it is one of the best decisions that I had taken till date.
So before going to the review, I would just tell a brief about the admission criteria; One should have a minimum of 50% in any of the following entrance tests like CAT, XAT, CMAT, NMAT KMAT.
The faculties, the individual attention, practical learning, using case studies, doing group work all of this helped me in improving myself and also my knowledge. One of the main attraction of Vanguard is it's 100% placement record.
So at last, I would say that, if one is looking for a decent tire-2 B-School, one should definitely consider it.
VBS has different clubs which takes care of different function. Intelligent for Finance, Magnate for Marketing, Vyasa for Literature. Students are asked to join these clubs and take part actively in their activities. There is also an inter-college fest which happens every year where the students are allowed to showcase their talent.
The college has fully air-conditioned classes with well-equipped facilities like projector and sound system and comfortable seatings. It also has a recreational place where students hang out. The college at present lacks accommodation but they are planning to move to a new campus in the coming years. VBS also has a fully functional computer lab and a library with a wide variety of books from sections like fiction, non-fiction and textbook related. Ample number of PGs are available in the vicinity with an average monthly cost of INR 5,000 Rs.
The directors of VBS are IIM graduates. The faculties are alumni from top B-schools like IIM, MICA, IMT, IMI, XLRI etc. In addition, they bring in a vast corporate knowledge from their working experience. This helps in adapting the syllabus according to the current corporate demands. VBS uses ask approach and places most of its importance towards attitude which is responsible for its success.
The college's fees are about 5 lakhs and it promises 100% ROI. The college allows you to pay the fees in instalments and also provides financial guidance for students. VBS offers dual MBA programme affiliated with Bangalore University. Students who opt for Dual MBA will have to pay an additional fee of 50000 with a recurring term plus exam fee of INR10000 every semester.
The college boasts a 100 % placements for five consecutive years since its inauguration. The salary of last year was about 5.12 lakhs. Companies like Airtel, Berger, Feedback Consultancies, 24/7, Asian Paints, LycaDigital, Naukri.com. The companies to student ratio are 1.72. Summer internship was also offered by various companies like Quikr.com, Delloite, Jio in addition to companies above.
The college's motto is "Creating Frontline Managers" providing ROI same as the fees in the first year of admission. The college admits anyone who has passed their graduation with a score more than 40%. It does require the candiate to write one of the managing entrance exams like CAT, XAT, MAT, NMAT, SNAP. The candiate has the option of choosing any of the approved management scores for admission process or give the VBS entrance exam which is usually condected in the month of March.