What are the programs offered by SOIL?
SOIL offers 3 full time non residential Post Graduate Programs in Leadership: (a) Human Resources Leadership, (b) Marketing Leadership, and (c) Business Leadership. The programs are comparable to regular two year full time MBA programs offered by business schools across the world.
What are the scholarships available?
SOIL offers need based financial assistance to meritorious but financially weak students. This could be in the form of Need based/Merit based scholarship.
Does the program award an MBA degree?
As the curriculum is tailored to meet industry requirements, SOIL has not sought approval for its programs from AICTE. We offer a certificate program which is recognized by the Industry.
Who can apply to the HR Leadership program?
Both fresh graduates and working executives can apply for the Human Resources Leadership Program.
Who can apply to the Marketing Leadership program?
Both fresh graduates and working executives can apply for the Marketing Leadership Program.
What is the admission / selection process?
1. All applicants will be required to submit their application online. This will include their basic personal details, academic scores and details of work experience (if applicable). They will also need to submit a Video of not more than 2 minutes of themselves highlighting their skills, achievements and aspirations. The video can be made using any recording device like webcam, handycam or even a good cellphone.
If the profile is found suitable, applicants will be required to appear for the Caliper Profile Assessment.
2. Applicants will be emailed details for Caliper Test with list of available venue and dates that they can choose from. The Caliper Profile is a comprehensive assessment which provides measures of your potential to demonstrate those competencies which are essential aspects of successful leadership and management - influencing, managing relationships, interpersonal skill, problem solving, decision making and personal organization and time management.
There will be around 150 multiple choice questions in the Caliper. The questions would be based on how candidates respond to different situations.
3. Candidates will then be shortlisted on the basis of their Application profile, video resume and caliper assessment. Shortlisted candidates will appear for the Talent Appreciation Process (TAP) which is an interview by senior leaders from the SOIL Industry Consortium Companies along with the SOIL faculty.
Prior to appearing for the TAP, shortlisted candidates will need to submit 5 essay questions & 2 recommendations. The recommendation form is a standard format that can be downloaded from the SOIL website in word doc. The essay questions need to be answered in 200-300 words and are about the candidates career and personal aspirations.
SOIL will conduct the TAP across the cities of Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Delhi/NCR. Shortlisted candidates will be informed their TAP venue and time over email.
What are the fees for the programs offered?
BUSINESS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
|Basic||INR 12, 26971|
|Total Fee Payable||INR 12, 56971|
HR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
|Total Fee Payable||INR 10,68,206|
MARKETING LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
|Total Fee Payable||INR 10,68,206|
Who can apply to the Business Leadership program?
Graduates with a minimum of 2 years of work experience can apply for the Business Leadership Program.
Is there a part time program for working executives?
Currently there are no part-time programs. There are however open enrolment Executive Education programs. Please see the Executive Education page for further details
How many students will be admitted for the program?
Batch size for each of the programs is 60 students (This year BLP will increase to 80).
Are placements guaranteed after the course?
Placements at SOIL is a rolling process with emphasis on lateral placements. The placements are not guaranteed, SOIL has formed an industry consortium consisting of leading companies across various industry segments. These companies partner with us in leading the placement process. SOIL also invites several other firms for placement opportunities.
What is the duration of the program?
The program begins on 28th April 2014 and lasts for one year.
Do you have Industry internship as part of the Programs?
Instead of an internship students undertake Action Learning Projects as a part of the curriculum design. These will be completed simultaneously with the classes. It is a graded course designed to ensure that students take up an industry project, under the guidance of an industry mentor. A few past ALPs undertaken are Designing Marketing Channel, Consumer Behaviour Research, Service Gap Analysis etc.
Do you have affiliations with any foreign universities?
We have signed partnerships with 3 international Business Schools. These are MIP (Milano Instituto Politecnico) in Milan, Italy. BGI (Bainbridge Graduate Institute) in Seattle, USA and University of New Brunswick in Canada. The partnerships include exchange programs that will typically be of 4-6 weeks between the time period of January – March.
Are there any residential facilities for students?
All our students stay in apartments or PGs close to campus. SOIL can provide the contact details of these properties which the students can take up independently.
Where is the campus?
The SOIL campus is a 5 minute walk from the Huda City Centre Metro Station, Gurgaon. The address is Plot no. 76, Sector 44, Gurgaon. It is located close to the Hotel Ramada Central.
When do these need to be paid?
The first instalment of INR 2,00,000 (INR 2,00,000 plus service tax of 12.36%) of the fees needs to be paid within 14 days of the results being declared, failing which, the admission offer will stand cancelled.
Is there any loan assistance provided to students?
SOIL has partnered with Credila, Punjab National Bank, HDFC for their educational loan schemes that shall be made available to our students.
What is Student Connect?
The Student Connect platform at SOIL is an excellent opportunity for all MBA Aspirants to connect with our Alumni as well as current students in order to understand the "SOIL Experience" better.