Thursday, April 30, 2009

HDFC approves NMS for educational loans to its students

HDFC has approved the National Management School for extending educational loans to its students. Students who are admitted to NMS can apply to HDFC for educational loans and their application will be considered on its own merit. The criteria for eligibility for such loans is mentioned in our website at

Admissions Office

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Assessment Process for the first batch has commenced

We started the assessment process for the first batch of students. This involves a phone interview with the Dean of the School, Dr. Sankaran Raghunathan. The interviews were scheduled between April 15th thru 19th and the Dean spent at least 30 minutes on the phone with each of the candidates shortlisted to know more about the candidates and to understand their application profile better. Based on this, the next step in the assessment process is now set to begin on April 27. Candidates have been asked to write a note on themselves; about 5 questions have been asked of them and a detailed essay is expected. These essays will help the assessment team to know about each candidate. Candidates will go through a detailed process of assessment for about 3 hours in the forenoon session of the assessment day, followed by a thorough interview for about 30 minutes with a panel of interviewers. The whole assessment exercise is being handled by a group of senior HR leaders in the industry.

We expect to complete the assessment exercise and be able to make the offer of admission by April 30, 2009.

Admissions Office

Monday, April 6, 2009

Tuition fees - lessening the burden

Dear Students:
One of the major items of consideration for students is the payment of tuition fees for a good management education. While the total amount of tuition fees is one definite consideration, if the fees can be paid over time rather than upfront, it makes the fee less burdensome.

We at the National Management School felt that we should make a difference in the way management education is delivered in India. This includes the way the tuition fee is collected. Therefore, we have decided that the tuition fees can be paid over 20 monthly installments rather then in 6 installments at the beginning of each term. Thus, our fees can be paid in monthly installments of Rs.50,000 each at the beginning of every month.

Most schools do not like this model since, among other things, it increases the administrative overload. We felt that in the interests of students, we should work out a process to lessen this administrative load while making it easier for students to pay and get good quality education. Therefore, just like you give post-dated cheques to a bank when you get a loan, you can adopt the same procedure with NMS. This makes it easier for both the School and the student alike.

This is one more way in which we bring American Management Education at Indian fees.

Admissions Office

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Part-time Weekend Program in Management in Chennai

I am glad to announce that the National Management School has decided to offer their Postgraduate Program in Management for working executives in a Part-time Week-end format. Now, working executives in and around Chennai can take this program that is offered in collaboration with the Georgia State University right here in Chennai over the weekend on Saturdays and Sundays in a convenient format; classes are held only for 5 hours on each Saturday and Sunday over a weekend at the Campus in Ambattur, Chennai. Georgia State University's MBA program is rated in the top 10 in the US over the last 13 consecutive years. It is an AACSB accredited program. The Certificate that is offered to our students in this part-time program will be awarded in collaboration with GSU and the Deans of both the schools will co-sign the certificate.

Professors will visit us from the United States and teach this program. The same academic rigor that is applied for the full-time regular program will also be applied for this part-time program.

The last date for application for this part-time program is April 27, 2009. Please visit us at to know more about the program and the curriculum.

The Admissions Office.