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Indira Leadership Lecture Series on 18th November

Upcoming Indira Leadership Lecture Series is back with one of its major events on November, 18th 2019.

Session on “Leadership on the go” by Dr.Maral Yazarloo, Head of Retail Marketing, Panchshil Realty.  Dr.Yazarloo is a world biking record holder, fashion designer, artist, motivational speaker and campaigner of women’s rights.

Session on “Power of sound in building brands” by Ella Duda, International Strategic Director, Sixieme Son, Paris. Ms.Duda is an instrumentalist, vocalist and branding expert.

Leadership is a topic which is a must for any student today especially students of MBA and PGDM programs. And as far as brand building goes in today’s fragmented audiences with very short time spans there are few things that grab one’s attention such as sound. To learn more watch the live telecast on –

The countdown has begun!

Faculty Development Program on Research Paper Writing in Nov 2019

SBS is organizing FDP on “Writing Effective Research Papers in High Impact Journals and Statistical Analysis using SPSS” in association with SPPU (Pune University) from 14th November 2019 to 16th November 2019.

ISBS, in association with SPPU (Pune University), is organizing a State Level Faculty Development Program on “Writing Effective Research Papers in High Impact Journals and Statistical Analysis using SPSS”.  The workshop is meant for research scholars and faculty of MBA and PGDM courses. The dates for the same are from 14th November 2019 to 16th November 2019. The FDP will cover topics such as joy of research, finding topics for research, research design, hypothesis framing, requirements of high impact journals, statistical techniques using SPSS, etc. Renowned faculty from top management institutes in India will guide the faculty and research scholars. Certificates will be provided at the end of the program.

Indira Foundation Day 2019

Indira Foundation Day 2019

5th September, 2019 Indira Group of Institutes celebrated its Foundation Day as another successful year passed by.   As a new journey began into the 26th Year of IGI it was a proud moment for ISBS.

ISBS faculty Prof. Neha Agarwal was recognized for winning a spot at the internationally acclaimed Peter Drucker Challenge. ISBS faculty who were doctorates were recognized with Citations of Honour as well.  Deputy Director of ISBS, Dr. Komal Singh secured a prize in an IGI Quiz on how well you know IGI.

The pre-lunch Foundation Day ceremony was closed with a special interview, a “Vartalaap” with IGI Chairperson Dr.Tarita Shankar and Group Director, Prof. Chetan Wakalkar.  It was truly a wonderous and magical day for all ISBS faculty and staff which ended with a beautiful ghazal program by the music maestros- Ashok Khosla and Jazim Sharma.


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The prestigious Indira Group of Institutes (IGI), Pune organized the 7th edition of Indira Brand Slam Summit and Awards on the 27th & 28th of Sept 2019. The theme for this year was “Triggering Transformation in New Age Indian Business”

More than 2000 management students and over 50+ corporate speakers were present for this extravaganza!

The keynote address was given by Mr. Murali MS, Director Marketing & Chief Fun Officer, Capgemini. He emphasized that “Life gets better by Change and not by Chance”.

Dr. Tarita Shankar, Chairperson-IGI, Prof. Chetan Wakalkar, Group Director-IGI along with other dignitaries released initiatives including the “Dr. Tarita Shankar Award for Excellence”, “Indira International Innovation Summit”, “Indira Community Care Club”  and IGI Value Statement “Empowering Minds to Elevate Lives”.

Day 1 – Corporate Leaders:

  • Mr. Gaurav Buch, CHRO & Group Head HR, CSR & Administration, Rasna Group.
  • Mr. Ranjan Sarkar, CHRO, Exide Batteries.
  • Mr. Arun Arora, Head Communications, Vedanta Limited
  • Mr. Inbarajan P., Business Head, Dailyhunt
  • Ms. Supriya Rao, Sales, Pre-Sales & Relationship Management Professional, Xpanxion International
  • Mr. Manoj Sonawane, Area Sales Manager, Amul
  • Mr. Abhijeet Parlikar – Senior General Manager – HR -IR & Admin – John Dheere
  • Mr. Akash Sangole, General Manager & Head of Corporate HR, Panasonic
  • Mr. Ranjan Sarkar, CHRO, Exide Batteries

Day 2 – Corporate Leaders:

The second day witnessed many eminent speakers on campus. At the outset, Dr. Pandit Mali, Director – IIMP, expressed his thoughts on the disruption and how future is going to change with it.

  • Mr. Aditya Sant, Brand Manager- Dettol, Reckitt Benckiser
  • Mr. Chetan Dixit, Associate Director- Business Intelligence OLA cabs
  • Mr. Maharana Ray, Vice President- Probiking, Bajaj Auto Limited
  • Ms. Ankita Singh, VP, and Global Head
  • Mr. Deepak Choudhary, Director – Sales & CEO – Audi,
  • Ms. Chrystlline Fernandes, Media Operations Specialist- LinkedIn,
  • Sanjeev Parkar – Senior Director – Human Capital – PWC.
  • Mr. Sitaram Kandi, VP- HR, CoEs, IR, Skill Development & CSR, Tata Motors,
  • Mr. Salil Chinchore, Head- Human Resource, Godrej Agrovet Ltd,
  • Mr. Prasenjit Roy, SEVP & CMO- Netmagic,
  • Mr. Dhirendra Kulkarni, Pre-sales Senior Director, PTC,
  • Mr. Mazin Abdullah, Director- Strategic Partnership,,
  • Mr. Rahul Gupta, Director- Strategy and M&A, Cognizant,
  • Mr. Chiranjeevi Gandham, Director – HR Business Partner-Huawei,  to name a few.

 “Business Excellence Awards” were given to shortlisted corporate leaders who have impacted lives of millions by their contribution in the industry they cater to and few IGI Alumni were recognised for their good work in the industry.

Luxury Brands like Café Hearts, Sakal Times, Suzuki Motors, Ace Perkins – Dealers of Jaguar & Land Rover, Mapro, Piaggio, Aprilia, Budhani Bros, Ador, P&G, Des Rangeela, etc. were the event partners and had also put up the stall to attract more than 3500 students of the Universe Campus of IGI.

The management students (PGDM, MBA, and BBA) of Indira Group (ISBS, IIMP, ICEM and IGBS) got the opportunity to interact with all industry stalwarts of the Top Brands of India.

The event brought forward learnings on what businesses are doing to transform and redesign themselves in the Indian Business Environment. It was an occasion for the industry stalwarts to hold up the beacon of their experience for students to shape the leaders of tomorrow.

ISBS has featured in top 100 Management Institutes in India in NIRF 2019 Rankings.

NIRF Ranking 2019

With immense pleasure, we wish to share with you all that ISBS has featured in top 100 Management Institutes in India in NIRF 2019 Rankings. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. It is indeed a matter of pride for all of us to have achieved this feat. Let us continue to give our best in everything we do, let us continue to grow even further!!

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Convocation 2019

Convocation 2019

The joyful faces to see old mates, The heartfelt respect seeing your professors and mentors again, After 2 years receiving the one thing you worked so hard for, The promises to be in touch forever and the sadness knowing you won’t be entering the college gate again tomorrow, Sums up almost everything that happened in the convocation today.

We thank Mr. Sanjay Bhan (Head- Sales and After Sales, Hero MotoCorp Ltd.) for being the chief guest and addressing the students on this special day of their life with some insightful life lessons that will help them in their career growth.

Congratulations to every student that graduated today and will ask you to always remember that we will miss you all and we are always here for you whenever you need us. Cheers for the future.

ISBS winnings at Gusto Squad 2019

ISBS winnings at Gusto Squad 2019

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate!

IGI celebrated its Silver Jubilee Year with enthusiasm by organizing a fun filled extravaganza for the students of IGI titled “Gusto Squad” – an I.T., Management & Cultural fiesta on Feb 21st, 22nd & 23rd, 2019.  Gusto Squad saw participation from students across Institutes of IGI.  ISBS students got to prove their mettle by participating against the best in various events and won the following events.




Kajak Japak Extempore Debate

Charles Prem



Sameer Lambhate


Case Study

Charles Prem & Simran Sethi


Personality Contest, Ms.Gusto

Ankita Rohtangan


Solo Singing

Prajakta Deshpande


Research Poster

Nandini Mehta & Sujit Modhe


Minute to Win It

Yash Raghuvanshi


ISBS awarded for “Best Institute Overall” in 11th Innovation Education Leadership Awards 2019.

“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty and persistence”

 Colin Powell

 ISBS has always believed in these virtues and it resulted in ISBS winning “Best Institute Overall” in 11th Innovative Education Leadership Awards 2019 presented by DNA and Stars of the Industry Group at Taj Lands End, Mumbai.


25th Anniversary Photo Gallery

Indira Group of Institutes (IGI) Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Pune, 22nd January 2019 – Indira Group of Institutes (IGI), A premier group in education, celebrates its silver jubilee to mark 25 years of providing quality education to students across the globe. Since its foundation in 1994, IGI has been committed to its entrepreneurial spirit and unswerving approach towards holistic development of students.

 IGI hosted a premier award ceremony “The Indira Silver Jubilee Excellence Awards 2019” for over 4000 guests and students on 19th January 2019 at the Indira National School Ground in Wakad, to felicitate their Alumni, Mentors, Industry Partners and IGI Stakeholders in recognition of their contribution to the success of IGI over the last two decades. The celebration brought together Alumni, Students, Mentors, Faculty, Corporates, Key Stakeholders and Eminent Dignitaries.

 The event was graced by the presence of Chief Guest, Hon. Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, Vice-Chancellor Savitribai Phule Pune University – Dr Nitin Karmalkar, IGI Chairperson – Dr Tarita Shankar, IGI Group Director – Prof Chetan Wakalkar, Smt. Sarita Wakalkar, Dr.(Mrs) Prachi Javadekar and Ms. Rasika Wakalkar. 

 The evening began with the endearing vision of Indira Group shared by Dr. Tarita Shankar about the journey of 25 years of IGI which originated with a dream and soon became a purpose for life for the Indira family. She stated how a journey of excitement, energy and excellence moved ahead with like- minded people piecing the journey with novel goals and milestones aimed towards nation building and human development.

Prof. Chetan Wakalkar impressed upon the journey of Indira Group and the drive since its initiation to provide students with the best quality infrastructure for teaching and learning. He specified the sense of collective achievement which drives every member of Indira family to give their best and equal due given by the Indira Group towards such precious associations.

Dr. Nitin Karmalkar graced the occasion with his presence and shared his valuable vision of making education synonymous with borderless framework for the benefit of global student community. He stressed his pride at Pune University nurturing quality institution like the Indira Group and encouraged them to keep the passion alive in providing quality education to the youth.

Honorable Minister for HRD, Shri Prakash Javadekar conveyed his blessings to the Indira Group, for taking forward the outstanding work of contribution in the field of education. He conveyed to the audience his views on education being the most empowering aspect in an individual’s life, and related it with the success of Indira Alumni in their professional lives. He conveyed that the government was always providing enabling platforms for education institutions like the Indira Group which are dedicated towards providing contemporary and quality education. He mentioned various schemes which the government has initiated such as Swayam, National Digital Library, and National Academic Depository along with providing graded autonomy for educational institutions seeking to provide quality education.

The Silver Jubilee Awards were conferred for various categories such as Alumni, Gems of Indira, IGI Stakeholders and Corporate Representatives, for their immense passion towards creating value with their contribution.

 First category of awards began with felicitation of IGI Alumni, for their invaluable contribution towards the Indira institutions and the cause of education as alma mater.

Awards for Gems of Indira showcased individuals for their stupendous support and contribution towards the growth of Indira Group of Institutions.  Individuals in this category included Shrimati Prachee Javdekar, Advocate S.K Jain, Dr. R.L. Bhatia, Asif Lalji and Babarao Jahav. Final category of awards included the ones addressed to the corporate for its immense contribution in building industry sector in India and to individuals in the corporate for creating value for their organizations.

The entertainment quotient was at peak with the students of Indira National School ( INS ) who enthralled the audience by their acoustic performance which was followed by a serene and dignifying performance befitting the global students at IGI.

 The stage was then set ablaze by the electrifying Live Performance of the evergreen Usha Uthup who had the entire audience groove to her foot-tapping numbers.


10th Convocation Ceremony 2018

Indira Group of Institutes Celebrates 10th Convocation Ceremony of PGDM Students

Indira Group of Institutes (IGI) celebrated the 10th Convocation Ceremony of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) for the batch 2015-17, on 1st March 2018.

It was a day marked by the presence of great talent of diploma recipients on campus. The event witnessed students and the faculty recall the academic performance of the graduating students and mesmerizing welcome dance performance by students of IGI. What was perhaps more invigorating was the passion in the hearts of the graduating students to add sustained value to their personal and professional goals.  The students were honoured to receive their diploma certificates at the hands of Union Minister of state for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr Ramdas Athawale who stressed on the role of Indian youth to create innovative sustainable solutions for their nation and ………………

Dr Tarita Shankar, Chairperson IGI and Prof Chetan Wakalkar, Group Director IGI, proudly hosted the convocation ceremony and urged their students to emulate progressive leaders such as Mr Athawale, in creating value for the nation and stimulating economic growth.

The host Institutes, Indira School of Business Studies and Indira Institute of Management and respective directors, Dr Renu Bhargava and Dr Pandit Mali welcomed the invitees from the Corporate, Parents of graduating students, Media, Alumni  and Directors  IGI.