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About ISME

International School of Management Excellence (ISME) is a leading Business School offering world class education through a student focused culture of excellence, international outlook, entrepreneurial thinking and industry alignment. ISME was founded in 2006 by alumni from Carnegie Mellon University, Purdue University and Wharton Business School, USA. Many ISME faculty have international professional experience or are alumni of top colleges from India and abroad. ISME has graduated over 1900 students who are working in top multi-nationals in India and abroad.

ISME is part of The NVT Group, which is a well-established conglomerate with a diverse portfolio of institutions that have significantly contributed to various technology, defence, education and real estate sectors.


The group companies have been founded and led by Mr. KG Garg (BE, ME Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee); Dr. Nitin Garg (B Tech & M Tech IIT Bombay; MBA, Carnegie Mellon University; PhD IIM Lucknow); Vivek Garg (MBA Purdue University; BE NIT Allahabad; (PhD) ISB); Tanuj Garg (MS Carnegie Mellon University; MBA, Wharton Business School, USA)

About NVT Group

The group’s journey began in 1994 with the establishment of NVT Quality Certification (NVTQC:, which has become a reputable and acknowledged name in quality assurance and certification in sectors of Aerospace, Defence, Space and export-oriented industries. In 2004, the group expanded its scope and influence by establishing NVT Quality Educational Trust (NVTQET). Under the umbrella of NVTQET, the International School of Management Excellence (ISME: was set up in Bangalore in 2006, emerging as a premier business school in India. In 2017, the NVT Group set up two prominent educational institutions were established – National Public School Whitefield ( and National Public School East ( In 2022, the third school, National Public School Marathahalli has been established. The educational institutions of NVT Group have over 3500 students. The group also has a real estate vertical focused on large high end luxury villa community developments. NVT Group focusses on providing education to children of migrant labor as part of its CSR initiative.

ISME: Mission

Our Mission is to transform every student to become a successful business professional with a global outlook through:

  • Imparting quality education by outstanding business leaders and academicians
  • Providing a culture of excellence, entrepreneurial thinking, social responsibility and industry alignment

ISME: Vision

Our Vision is to be a business school of international repute which provides immersive corporate aligned teaching, experiential learning and applied research.

Academic Programs

Under GraduatePost Graduate
BCom + CA Foundation
DoctoralExecutive / Online
Ph.D. in ManagementPGPM / PGDM (International Accounting) + US CPA
Fellow Program in ManagementPGDM (Retail and Logistics)


Over the years ISME has been ranked as one of the top B-Schools in India. Some of the latest rankings are:

  • Ranked in the Top 5 B-schools of Bangalore by India Today 2023
  • Ranked 33rd Top B-School, All India ranking by India Today 2023
  • Ranked No.1 B Schools of Super Excellence CSR Ranking 2023
  • Ranked 2ndΒ Best Performing College (2022) in East Bangalore by Bangalore University
  • Ranked as a Top B School for Academic Excellence, Bangalore Management Association 2022
  • Ranked All India 3rd Best Emerging Under Graduation Institute, TOI 2022
  • Ranked 34th All India by Times of India B School Ranking (2021) Β
  • Recipient of Best ROI since 2006

Our Collaborations

National Collaborations

ISME is a member of leading industry and academic associations and ISME regularly conducts joint programs. ISME faculty have taken up leadership roles in these associations.

  • BCIC – Bangalore Chamber of Industries and Commerce
  • BMA – Bangalore Management Association
  • CII – Confederation of Indian Industry
  • NHRD – National Human Resource Development
  • IIMM – Indian Institute of Materials Management
  • FKCCI – Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • AIMS – Association of Indian Management School
  • AIMA – All India Management Association
  • NEN – National Entrepreneurship Network

International Collaborations

ISME has a number of collaborative partnerships on pathway programs, joint certification programs, collaborative research, online faculty exchange, student study visits, and India Business Study program with leading universities in the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Singapore and Australia.

  • Singapore Institute of Management
  • Management Development Institute of Singapore
  • University of New Castle, Australia
  • Carleton University, Canada
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona (USA)
  • University of North Caroline, Pembroke (USA)
  • THWS, Germany
  • ESC Clermont Business School, France
  • University of Oklahoma, USA

ISME Milestones – A Journey towards Excellence

ISME Milestones