Indira Group of Institutes, Pune is delighted to announce its association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of #Commerce & Industry (FICCI).

IGI is proud of its alliance in ‘Inspired India – 93rd Annual Convention’ inaugurated by our Hon. Prime Minister of India. We are now a part of the annual virtual expo 2020-21.

It will not only increase our reach worldwide but also connect us to every student of our nation, desirous of receiving a quality education.

Follow Simple 5 Step Process for IGI Virtual Tour:

  • Visit
  • Login with email ID.
  • Go To Exhibition
  • Select Lobby 7
  • Select – Education and Visit our stall.

December 16th, 2020

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The catastrophe of COVID-19 pandemic had a radical impact on the world. It spared no industrial sector causing crippled economies, hampering countless businesses followed by indiscriminate layoffs and unemployment.

This hostile environment gulped several major and minor corporate houses keeping the jobs of many at stake. Seasoned as well as novice employees were in a dilemma about the future causing a situation of uncertainty and insecurity.

Amidst this chaotic situation, it was only the H.R. professionals who buffered the strain with their proficiency and indomitable spirit. The H.R. warriors across the globe assessed the situation accurately and handled it efficiently by establishing an equilibrium between the employers and employees. They steered the industry through the turmoil and strived tirelessly to restore it to normal.

Indira Group is proud to be associated with many such distinguished H.R. professionals from prominent corporate houses. They along with Indira Corporate Relation Cell handled the pandemic situation commendably without revoking a single appointment letter of our students. They instilled hope and reassured the students about the promising future.

H.R. professionals play a pivotal role in the development of the industry by managing the most precious Human asset. We are optimistically looking forward to the situation to get normal wherein the H.R. professionals have to play a key role.

Indira Group of Institutes, Pune recognises the efforts of H.R. professionals and appreciates their selfless service towards the society. The Indira H.R. Super Achiever Awards 2020 venerates such eminent H.R. professionals for their contribution towards the betterment of industry and in turn the nation.  

The theme of this year’s awards is ‘We Shall Prevail’. It symbolises the unconquerable human spirit to triumph over every adversity and to emerge victoriously.

Sr. No. Name of Awardee/ Speaker Designation Organisation  Topic
24th Oct 2020
1 Ms. Maneesha Jha Thakur  President  HR  Emami Group   The First Steps – What Corporates Expect From Fresh Talent
2 Mr. Satish Rajarathnam SVP HR & Head Strategic Resourcing  Mphasis  Ltd. New Normal – the fresher’s perspective
3 Mr. Bijumon Jacob Senior VP & Head of  HR Temenos India  Employee Engagement during remote working
4 Ms. Lata Karki Regional TAG Head – Talent Acquisition Group   Tata Consultancy Services Covid’s impact on recruitment process
5 Mr. Sandeep Batra Group President, Human Resources, CSR & Corporate Communication LandMark Group  Evolution of Organizational Strategies in Times of COVID- 19
6 Ms. Apurva Nerkar Lead Recruiter Nice  
7 Mr. Ashvin Mutthal Associate Manager- Talent Acquisition Harbinger Group  
8 Ms. Ruuma Ghosh Manager – HR Development & Country Coordinator GKN Powder Metallurgy  
9 Ms. Deepika Jain Senior GM Human Resource  Bridgestone  India Private Limited   
10 Ms. Shamee Raul Chief Manager Talent Acquisition   Kotak Mahindra Bank  
31st Oct 2020
11 Mr. Mussarat Hussain  Head – Leadership & Functional School Maruti Suzuki India Limited Impact on Business & Economy & the Emerging new Normal
12 Mr. Mithun Gupta Director HR GAIN Credit Evolution of Organizational & Hr Strategies in Covid times
13 Ms. Saee Jadhav Divisional HR Manager-West  Sales   Marico India Work life balance in Work from home
14 CDR Sanjeev K Deshpande I.N (Retd) Head Digital Marketing & Pre-sales Recruitment  Kumar Properties Military Human Resource practices, applied in corporate world and it works
15 Dr. Iyad Dalbah  Community Affairs for Assistant President’s   Arab American
University, Jenin
Story telling and Case study
16 Ms. Reema Iype Assistant Manager – HR Atlas Copco(India) Ltd  
17 Ms. Aparna Ahir HR Business Partner  Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited  
18 Mr. Sandesh P. Jinwal  Business HR  J.K. Cement ltd.   
19 Ms. Amruta Soman  Lead Consultant – Talent Acquisition icertis  
20 Mr. Arun Thapar Associate Program Manager (HR) eClerx   
7th Nov 2020
21 Mr.  A. Thirunavunkkarasu Global  President – Human  Resources Cadila Pharmaceuticals Limited  
22 Mr. Binu John G.M. Human Resources Wipro Enterprises P Ltd (Consumer Care & Lighting)  
23 Ms. Leucadia Milly Sandeep Director – India HR and Business Partner, Human Resources Veritas Software Technologies India Pvt.Ltd  
24 Mr. Manish Chum Head Talent, Performance & Learning Ex Whirlpool Corporation  
25 Mr. Mitesh Kanojiya Human Resources Business Partner Zydus Wellness  
26 Mr. Christo Fernandes Sr. HR Advisor Finastra  
27 Mr. Rahul Yadav Deputy General Manager HDFC Ltd  
28 Mr. Rahul Srivastava Regional HR Business Partner – Central Zone Panasonic Life Solutions India Pvt. Ltd  
29 Umesh Waghe Assistant Manager -HR Kolte-Patil Developers Limited  
30 S. Sai Harshitha HR Executive Pinclick Property Management pvt ltd  


October 22nd, 2020

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Congratulations All !!

Awards are the recognition of merit, they are the inspiration to continue the hard work and responsibility to go an extra mile. 

In a dazzling virtual ceremony, Indira Group of Institutes, Pune aced the National Awards for Excellence in Education 2020 presented by the World Education Congress.

Organizational Awards:

  1. Indira Group of Institutes, Pune – Best Educational Group using Technology in Education
  2. Indira College of Engineering and Management, Pune – Top Private B-School (Western Region)
  3. Indira Global Business School, Pune – Top Private B-School (Western Region)
  4. Indira School of Business Studies, PGDM, Pune – Top Private B-School (Western Region)
  5. Indira Institute of Management, Pune – Top Private B-School (Western Region)
  6. Indira College of Engineering and Management, Pune – Top Private Engineering Institute (Western Region)
  7. Indira College of Commerce and Science, Pune – Top Private College for BBA Programs (Western Region)

Individual awards:

  1. Dr Santosh Mahajan – Leader of the Year (Marketing and Admissions)
  2. Mr Anup Vaidya – Registrar of the Year

Individual awards at the Future of Tech Congress & Awards 2020. 

  1. Mr. Raji Thomas (Chief Branding Officer, Indira Group of Institutes, Pune) – CBO of the Year
  2. Mr. Santosh Kumar (Director-IT, Indira Group of Institutes, Pune) – Edutech Leader Award

October 14th, 2020

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Indira Global Leadership Lecture Series 

Indira Global Leadership Lecture Series is a framework of objective-driven association with Global Leaders from the international community, who share their exceptional experiences with students of IGI, and pave the way for their advancement in academics, research and international business. Global gains and challenges have a special connotation in the Indian perspective and require immediate considerations. ‘Interdisciplinary Innovations’ frame the hallmark of these series. Speakers in Indira Global Leadership Lecture series are leaders who demonstrate their ideologies for implementing successful global best practices, thus establishing a learning experience for the young professionals at IGI. 

 Indira Global Leadership Lecture Series-2020 

Indira Global Leadership Lecture Series-2020 derives its ideation from the current economic challenge being faced globally. It aims to leverage the expertise and knowledge of global luminaries for enumerating a comprehensive roadmap for emerging from these challenges. It is the honour of Indira Group of Institutes to present alumni from the prestigious Harvard Business School, from the famous OPM (Owner/President Management) Program. This Program encompasses a highly transformative learning experience for entrepreneurial leaders from all parts of the world. OPM program is specially designed for the owners/founders of the businesses.

Honourable Chairperson Indira Group of Institutes, Dr Tarita Shankar, is an alumnus of the recently completed OPM-51 program from Harvard Business School. The speakers for Indira Global Leadership Lecture Series-2020 are luminaries from the OPM batch of 2016-18 and are co-alumni with Dr Tarita Shankar.

 This year’s lecture series has been organized on Virtual platform with the global speakers, to enable students to avail the much-desired learning experience.

 About Indira Group of Institutes, Pune

Indira Group of Institutes, Pune was established in 1994 under the visionary leadership of Dr Tarita Shankar (Chairperson) along with Prof. Chetan Wakalkar (Group Director), with a vision to empower the youth and to foster the development of our country. 

 Since inception, it has been imparting quality education in the field of Management, Engineering, Architecture, Arts, Commerce, Science, Pharmacy, Mass Communication, Schooling, etc. It has 13 institutions and more than 12000 students today.

 The Institutes are ranked among Top 30 Colleges in India for Scientific Pedagogy, Holistic Approach, Industry Academia Interface and Campus Placements.

Sr. No. Name Country Designation Company Date Time Topic
1 Mr. Sharath Shanth Dubai, UAE Founder & CEO UCWF Facilities Management 6th Oct 2020 3:30 PM (IST) ‘Surviving the Pandemic and Growing in Turbulence’
2 Dr. Ken Shubin Stein USA Founder & Chairman Cortex Group LLC. 13th Oct 2020 5:00 PM (IST) Choose-How the Mind and Brain influence our Decision making
3 Mr. Chander Agarwal India Managing Director TCI Express Ltd. 15th Oct 2020 11.00 AM (IST) Logistics Industry-Growth & Excellence in Covid times-An insight by Mr. Chander Agarwal
4 Mr. Manish Dhamani Dubai, UAE CEO Dhamani 1969 16th Oct 2020 12.00 PM (IST) Qualities Of Self-Leadership
5 Mr. Mukesh Thakwani Ghana Founder & Chairman B5 Plus Ltd. 19th Oct 2020 4:30 PM (IST) Out of the Box
6 Mr. Shailesh Ranka India Director Ranka Jewellers Pvt. Ltd. 20th Oct 2020 11.30 AM (IST) Start-Up During Crisis-Diversification from family run business to New Generation Technology Start-up
7 Mr. Bhavin Shah India Managing Director Green Electricals Pvt. Ltd. 21st Oct 2020 3.30 PM (IST) Respond Recover Renew
8 Ms. Susie Quesada USA President Ramar Foods Intl. 28th Oct 2020 9.30 AM (IST) How Purpose and Values Drive Success
9 Mr. Gyanesh Chaudhary India Managing Director Vikram Solar Ltd. 29th Oct 2020 3.30 PM (IST) Finding The Way Forward
10 Ms Dayala Dagher Hayeck  Lebanon Managing Director and Board Member NATCO SAL 27th Nov 2020 3:30 PM (IST) Managing Your Company, Yourself and Your Family in an Unstable Country


October 7th, 2020

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Indira Group will welcome its PGDM Batch 2020-22 on 15th July at 11:00 Hrs.
For the first time, we will have a virtual induction ceremony and we have an eminent personality as a Chief Guest, Mr. Ankit Desai- Vice President Product Revenue and Strategy of #HotStar. He will be discussing the topic “The #COVID-19 crisis as a catalyst to unprecedented change”
On behalf of Chairperson, IGI – Dr. Tarita Shankar, Group Director, IGI – Prof. Chetan Wakalkar and entire IGI Family, we welcome all young and dynamic students who will join us from various locations.
An exciting month of induction filled with knowledge and fun is waiting for you !!
Congratulations and best wishes!! You are now an Indiraite ..
Indira School of Business Studies PGDM
Indira Institute of Management PGDM

July 14th, 2020

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IGI has always believed in sustainable development and strives to achieve it.

Today, IGI signed an MoU with the ASSOCHAM, Council of Green and Eco-friendly Movement (CGEM).

We are proud to announce that, IGI is the second educational group in Maharashtra to sign this MoU. It will particularly help our architecture and engineering students.

The signing ceremony was held online and was graced by all the dignitaries from ASSOCHAM. Our Chairperson Dr. Tarita Shankar also addressed the assembled along with Ar. Swapnil Sheth (Director, ICAD)

We look forward to a long and valuable collaboration with #ASSOCHAM.


Indira Icad

July 8th, 2020

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Indira Institute of Management Pune (IIMP) is the flagship institute of Shree Chanakya Education Society. IIMP is an autonomous institute affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University. The institute offers MBA and PGDM (PG Program) and BBA (UG Program). The MBA and BBA program affiliated to SPPU and PGDM Program affiliated to AICTE New Delhi

IIMP is the very first management institute in Pune and third in Maharashtra to be accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) of AICTE, New Delhi for the MBA course. It is re-accredited for the fourth time up to June 2023. The recent grant of autonomy by UGC is yet another feather to its cap.

The ongoing pandemic has forced the entire academic fraternity and student community to adapt to the online teaching-learning process. Now, that all stakeholders have understood the benefits and challenges of online learning; it will leave a long-lasting impression with both student and teacher. Blended learning will be a new normal and it will require extensive reskilling of the teachers. Keeping this in mind, we take pleasure in announcing the launch of “Virtual Vidya” a five –day’s certificate program in “Virtual Teaching Learning”, which is designed specifically for teachers to familiarize them with the latest virtual teaching-learning methodologies and student engagement on online platforms.

The program will cover the following:

  1. Introduction and Planning
  2. Content Creation and Development
  3. Content Delivery and Deployment
  4. Assessment and Evaluation; and
  5. Training on Tools

The participation fee for this program is 999.00 per participant and at the end of the program, the registered participants will receive

  1. Certificate by IIMP
  2. Recording of all sessions
  3. Case Studies
  4. Doubt clearing sessions; and
  5. Information on future trends in education

IIMP invites you to register yourself and motivate your colleagues to participate in the program.

For registration click here 

June 25th, 2020

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We are delighted to announce the launch of ‘Virtual Vidya’ training program at the hands of Chairperson, Dr. Tarita Shankar and Group Director, Prof. Chetan Wakalkar.

Virtual Vidya is an initiative by Indira Group of Institutes under the banner of Indira Institute of Management, Pune (IIMP). It is designed specifically for teachers to familiarize them with the latest virtual teaching-learning methodologies & online platforms. The course aims at enhancing technical skills for effective teaching in the evolving digital scenario.

The five-day training program commenced for all teachers of IGI and very soon will be opened for aspiring teachers across the globe. On successful completion, the participant will be given a certificate by IIMP which is an autonomous institute affiliated to Savtribai Phule Pune University and approved by AICTE, New Delhi.

Congratulations to team Virtual Vidya and Best Wishes.

June 22nd, 2020

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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 the 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,
  • Mr. 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 the lives of millions by their contribution in the industry they cater to and few IGI Alumni were recognized 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.


October 1st, 2019

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 “The secret of getting ahead is getting started”

-Mark Twain

One such great beginning was commenced yesterday at ISBS in form of Induction of new PGDM Batch, the batch of 2019-21. The Chief Guest of the program was Mr. Sanjeev Rastogi, Magaing Director- SSPL Pune.

The students were enlightened by words of wisdom from the Chief Guest- Mr. Rastogi, Dr. Tarita Shankar- Chairperson IGI, Prof. Chetan Wakalkar- Group Director- ISBS, Dr. Renu Bhargava- Director ISBS. The first day of 2 years program began on a very positive and energetic note

Committed to build capable leaders of tomorrow!

July 11th, 2019

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