New Delhi, December 09, 2019: Class XII students and their parents from Delhi-NCR attended the session on ‘Destination LSE’ held at the New Delhi campus of Indian School of Business & Finance, one of the top Featured Teaching Institutions of The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The interactive session had Dr. James Abdey, Associate Academic Director, UOL Programme at LSE, as its speaker.
During the session, Dr. Abdey delivered a presentation on the crucial aspects of selection of courses during the admissions process for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at LSE, along with administrative eligibility, applications and selection criteria, followed by a Q&A session to address the students’ queries. This was a unique opportunity for college aspirants and their parents to learn more about the teaching and learning environment at one of the world’s most prestigious colleges, directly from one of their representatives.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. James Abdey said, “ISBF students get the benefit of contact with LSE academics – helping them prepare for exams, clarifying academic expectations of the programme, fine-tuning study skills and how to approach different modules and resolving any doubts they have. The courses that I am teaching are mainly quantitative courses. I have had meetings with the faculty, to remove some of the uncertainties, especially for the new modules, as well as to give guidance on how they should approach the specific subject areas. In my sessions with the students, its either teaching a preview of topics they have not seen yet or consolidation and revision of topics that they have already studied. The ultimate goal is to prepare them for the exams because the modules are assessed 100 percent by LSE examiners. Such visits help clarify what the examiners are looking for. These give the students a chance to gain the LSE perspective and of course to put a UK face to the programme so that when you say LSE it’s not just a logo that you see.”
Speaking about the collaboration between ISBF and LSE, Dr. G.L. Tayal, Dean, Academics at ISBF, said, “We consider it our privilege, to be in a position to provide exposure to aspiring young students to a session such as this, where students get to hear directly from LSE representative. ISBF’s association with LSE allow students to gain critical insights into one of the world’s best colleges.”
This session was preceded by a similar talk conducted by Mr. Will Breare-Hall, Student Recruitment and Study Abroad Manager at LSE, about a month ago at ISBF and Lady Sri Ram College, University of Delhi, which had also seen an overwhelming response from the students from NCR, who had come from various colleges of DU to know about ‘Destination LSE’.
ISBF was founded in 2006 with the vision of delivering world‐class education in India. Its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes – in the areas of Economics, Finance, Business, Accounting and Management – all receive academic direction from LSE, and students receive a University of London degree upon graduating. They are taught by an expert and highly qualified group of faculty members at ISBF, and also see deep engagement from LSE academicians, who train ISBF’s teachers as well as lecture students, apart from setting and grading the final examinations of ISBF students.
Today, ISBF is one of the select few Featured Teaching Institutions of LSE in the world, and also enjoys University of London’s Affiliate Centre status, the highest recognition accorded to teaching institutions by the university. This ensures that ISBF students receive a rigorous, application-oriented and global education, which is relevant to local needs. Many of them transfer to foreign universities in second year of undergraduate study, go on to prestigious institutions for higher study, or secure placements in India or overseas with leading multinational corporations.
For further information, you can visit – https://www.isbf.edu.in/