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Indira Group of Institutes (IGI) hosted its annual award event “Indira brand Slam 2017” sixth edition in their campus in Pune. Managing 12 colleges under its brand Indira is thankful and obliged to see the renowned companies showing their presence during the event this year, we believe the event was an only successful and fruitful due to the companies who showed us their presence.

With the successful conclusion of Indira Brand Slam 2017- sixth edition that was held on 25th & 26th Sep 2017, makes Indira feel more prestigious to see more than 200 plus companies gathered at same time in their campus. An annual event or branding festival that Indira celebrates have got their head raised higher after gauging the response and honors by these companies present during the event.

To the folks who have missed the flow and celebration of brands during Indira Brand Slam, Indira would like to share the names of their key spokesperson and the chief guests present at the event to them.

On the first day of the event, the campus heard the informative and meaningful ideas and views by our key spokesperson namely

Dr Tarita Shankar, Chairperson, Indira Group of Institutes.
Prof. Chetan Wakalkar, Group Director, Indira Group of Institutes
Dr R L Bhatia, Founder, World CSR Day & World Sustainability
Mr. R Sudarshan, Senior Director, Marketing; Channels & Alliances, Asia, Pacific & Japan, Dell EMC
Dr Alok Bharadwaj, (Fmr SVP & Head Canon Asia Strategy centre Singapore), Managing Director-India & Emerging Markets, CreoVate Transformations & Consulting Private Ltd
Mr. Bijoe George, Head-Brand Strategy, Advertising & Digital Marketing-Cisco India & SAARC, 
Mr.K V Sridhar “Pops”, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Hyper Collective

On this auspicious opening ceremony our chief guest Mr. R Sudarshan, Senior Director, Marketing; Channels & Alliances, Asia, Pacific & Japan, Dell EMC, shared his views on The Future of Marketing. He shared his thought on how marketing and finance goes hand in hand, where marketing individuals sometimes have to play a role in dealing with the financial decisions as well. With the growing technology era how companies/brands can identify their consumers need and taste and present desired product from the brand.

Followed by the key speeches and presentation by rest of our spokespersons we had topics like:

Changing Roles of a CMO
How Innovation is key to build any Business
Use of Social Media in Brand Building
Is digital marketing a strategy or a tactic
Customer centricity is Business strategy
Road ahead to the Corporate World
Brand as an Idea is Bigger than Brand as a Business
Emotional Intelligence Leadership & Practice

The brands were recognized in the areas of Indira HR Excellence Awards, Indira CMO Awards, Indira CFO Awards and Indira CXO awards.

Day two of the celebrations in the campus was complimented by brands and their spokespersons that enhanced the glamour of the event by sharing their intelligent ideas, views and experience with Indira’ist for their future. The renowned names present were:

Dr Tarita Shankar, Chairperson, Indira Group of Institutes
Prof. Chetan Wakalkar, Group Director, Indira Group of Institutes
Mr. Harish Mehta, Chairman & Managing Director, Onward Technologies Ltd
Mr. Chandramowli Srinivasan, Finance Director, SKF India Limited
Mr. Sanjay Puria, Group CFO, WNS
Mr. Chandrashekhar M Gaonkar, Chief Financial Officer, D-Link India Ltd.
Mr. Venkatesh Bhat, Group Chief Financial Officer, Atria Convergence Technologies Pvt Ltd
Mr. Arif A. Siddiqui, Director - Coign Consulting
Ms. Sharmila H. Amin, Managing Director South Asia India - Bertling Logistics India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Shajy Thomas , Head of Technology, Moving Picture Company – Film
Mr. Bratamay Majumder - Director and India Lead - Big Data and Advanced Analytics – Oracle India

The chief guest on the second day of ceremony was Mr.Harish Mehta, Chairman & Managing Director, Onward Technologies Ltd, who highlighted on high technology, will take over the industries in the coming future.

Followed by the key speeches and presentation by rest of our spokespersons we had topics like:

My Journey to Becoming a Finance Director
CRAFT Mantra for Successful M & A
Paradigm Shift – MNC Finance to Start up
Collaborate to Calibrate your supply chain
Women in Logistics
How to Tell a Story With Data and Analytics
Embracing Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics  - Big Data Leveraged by Marketers’ and Brands to build Brand relevance.
Technology behind Jungle Book 
How to Tell a Story with Data and Analytics

We conclude a warm and successful annual Indira festival “Indira Brand Slam 2017- Edition VI” and are motivated and geared up already to present our next edition. The brand ‘Indira’ would be luckiest to see more brand and companies to come in their campus just like this year.


“A dream becomes a goal when action is taken towards its achievement.”
Indira Group gets 6 awards, the most by any educational institute in India, at the ABP News presents National Education Awards 2017.
The Awards are:
1. Indira Group of Institutes, Pune – Best Educational Group in India (Infrastructure & Facilities)
2. Indira College of Engineering & Management, Pune – For Best Academic & Industry Interface.
3. Indira College of Architecture & Design – Best Innovation in Teaching Pedagogy.
4. Indira National School – Best Innovative K12 Schools in India.
5. Dr. Anagha Joshi – Best Principal (Pharmacy), Indira College of Pharmacy.
6. Dr. Poorna Shankar -Outstanding Faculty (Engineering), Indira College of Engineering & Management, Pune
An Award gives tremendous amount of encouragement to keep getting better and better.

Indira Group of Institutes, Pune recieved the Education Leadership Award and our two students, Musab and Vishal both ISBS batch 2005 and batch 2011 recieved Buisness Leadership and Young Achiever Award respectively.

Indira Group of Institutes celebrated a huge milestone of its completion of 10 Glorious Years of Indira Engineering & Architecture Awards by organizing the “10th Indira Engineering and Architecture Excellence Awards 2017” on Wednesday, 18th January, 2017. The event was graced by Lt. Gen. A K Singh, (Retd.), PVSM, AVSM, SM,VSM ,Ex GOC in C, Southern Command and Ex- Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Puducherry . The culmination of this event witnessed a live concert by India’s Superstar Rapper BADSHAH.

Final day at the World HRD Congress and Indira Group of Institutes, Pune bags 4 awards.

BBC Knowledge presents - Education Leadership Awards to:

  • Indira College of Engineering & Management, Pune (ICEM) awarded as the "Outstanding Engineering College 2017"
  • Dr. Pallavi Sajjanpwar - Awarded as the "Outstanding Faculty in Marketing Management"

Stars of the Industry Group and DNA presents 9th Innovative Education Awards to:

  • Indira School of Business Studies, Pune (ISBS) - Awarded as the "Best Business School 2017"
  • Indira College of Pharmacy, Pune (ICP) - Awarded as the "Best Institute in Pharmacy 2017"

Congratulations all and thanks to all our students, staff and alumni.