Abhishek Kothari

Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM] | Batch of 2019

Vanguard Business School, [VBS] Bangalore Review by Abhishek

Overall Rating : 9 / 10

Written on 17 Apr 2018

Academics & Faculty
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10 /10

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.

Placements & Alumni Network
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9 /10

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.

Infrastructure & Transportation
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7 /10

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. 

Eligibility Criteria & Admission Process
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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.

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