Chairperson’s Message

Dear Students

Pursuit of Management Education at Indira Group of Institute’s has been an inspiring journey. Being at the helm of endeavors at Indira I cannot help but imagine the possibilities the future holds for Management Education. The philosophy, governance and values of business are witnessing a sea change and plenty of its repercussions are already being witnessed across the globe. India cannot isolate itself from such dynamic global environment. This is the time to adopt the changes we perceive. Such dynamics should result in better professionalism, and the inherent strength of a competitive economy should become the sine qua non of our corporate existence.

Quality being the bottom line for every industry, Indira has never lost sight of the fact that for India to forge ahead in its drive towards economic supremacy in the world, it is the quality of our people who drive it that matters most. And quality, as the cliché goes, is never an accident but an article of faith. The Indira Group has proven itself on this count and has no intention of resting on its laurels.

The challenges of the global economy has not deterred us and at Indira we have redoubled our efforts to create just such managers ensuring that they are ready to take on the mantle for Corporate India in its march towards recovery. Our faith in education and our vision to nurture the skills of business leaders of tomorrow has enabled us to hone our students drive for creativity and innovation. Our keen perception of the dynamics of change in management education has always geared us to offer courses and pedagogy relevant for contemporary business needs.

With the confidence that our intentions have matched our efforts, I wish you the very best in the future.

Dr. Tarita Shankar
Chairperson – Indira Group of Institutes, Pune.

Group Director’s Message

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The ongoing slowdown in the Indian economy has affected the business climate within India. Even the growth rate of the major sectors like Power, Retail, IT and Technology is also experiencing the aftershocks of the global recession. The accompanying woes like a weakening rupee and stuck investments, rising inflation and interest rates are inevitably making the environment extremely competitive. However, as far as the immediate future is concerned, it is predicted that India is now on the way to recovery and will recover more rapidly than other countries.

Social media is playing an amazing role in pulling the business sector out from such a crisis. It has grown exponentially over the last few years and has impacted the industry- consumer interaction in multiple ways. Social media has had and is continuing to have a huge influence on business, encompassing customer relationship management, market research, cost control initiatives, sales and recruiting.

We at Indira understand this paradigm shift. Using the learning tools and the pedagogy used in classrooms, we not only entrench the domain knowledge but also emphasize the importance of integrating technology and social media for knowledge mobilization and running businesses successfully.

Our strong network of the alumni spread all over the globe, holding leading positions in industry and academia alike, are a testimony to the Indira’s focus of nurturing individual intelligence and the pursuit of excellence.

It is indeed a great pleasure to welcome you at Pune’s premier B- School- Indira School of Business studies.

Prof. Chetan S. Wakalkar
Group Director – Indira Group of Institutes, Pune.

Director’s Message

dmIndian youth carries great potential and unlocking this demands both macro and micro perspective. At ISBS, our attempt is to strengthen the base of the pyramid, which is predominant in our country of over a billion. Equally, it is important to ensure that those at the top of the pyramid are among the best in the world. Our diverse and dynamic methodology attempts to take care of both ends. Our purpose lies in developing the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustain­able value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable growth. We therefore incorporate into our academic activities and curricula the values of social responsibility.

Our methodology aims at creating educational framework, processes and environment that enable effective learning experiences for business leadership. Our industry-academia interaction brings forth managers of business corporations to extend the knowledge of their challenges, with the future leaders of business. We at Indira understand that these are small steps in the direction of aligning ourselves for inclusive growth and we firmly believe that our own organizational practices should serve as example of the values and attitudes we convey to our students. Indira is where it is today, due to the synergy between our organizational vision and culture. We have adopted a holistic approach, integrating physical, emotional and social development of the students with a solid academic base. We aim to build an attitude amongst the young aspiring managers, on how they can continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire.

We have ourselves made certain significant achievements, and we do understand that these achievements are but the building blocks for achieving further heights.

We invite aspiring leaders to join hands with us in imbibing responsible leadership towards creating sustained and inclusive growth for our citizens.

Dr. Renu Bhargava
Director- Indira School of Business Studies, Pune.