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NRI George M. Thomas from Oman set up management institute in South India

  • 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
Posted by admin on 2006/6/13 12:21:58
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 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. 1

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.

Business school set up at Technopark, Kerla by Oman NRI

The Hindu

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 States.

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.