IFIM Business School


IFIM Business School is one of the top ranking institutions in India. It has a distinct advantage of being a pioneering premier management institute housed in the hub of the IT industry –in Electronics City, Bengaluru. Our association with the industry is therefore, strong, varied and deep rooted. PGDM is our flagship program, two years fully residential, and we leave no stone unturned to make it rigourous, industry oriented and knowledge-driven. The curriculum is constantly updated with the help of renowned in-house academicians and top-notch industry experts. We have a strong connect with our alumni, as an institution that is more than 24 years old and most of our graduated students are in high positions in the corporate world. With all the hard work and involvement in various activities, a prospective student can also look for fun, and time to pursue one’s own hobbies in the two-year program (PGDM, PGDM(Finance), PGDM(International Business), PGDM (Marketing). IFIM offers the best of infrastructure, state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, hostel rooms, auditorium and 24x7 wi-fi connectivity. We provide high quality of education, training and excellent placements year after year.

Students at IFIM Business School are regularly exposed to corporate mentoring, industry visits, weekly industry guest lectures and industry-academia events like Ascent Transformation Series in association with Times Ascent. Furthermore, activities like Industry Internship Programme and case-studies ensure that the students are developed with a holistic aptitude with the knowledge and understanding of the industry. With an industry connect which brings together classroom learning and practical experience, the management graduates receive excellent placement offers from the best companies. We welcome you to a journey of knowledge and experience at IFIM Business School.

Mission and Vision

Vision and Mission

Spirits and Values

Vision and Mission

Our Spirit - Inspired Family Igniting Minds

Inspired Family - A purpose driven, peak performing, well-knit family of students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and management.

Igniting Minds - Energizing and stimulating the quest for learning to be continuously employable.

Our Values

- Genuine Transparency
- Unity through Belonging
- Relentless pursuit of perfection
- Unstoppable Dynamism


Board Of Governers

Chairman- CDE Society and chief editor DSIJ
Leadership Member Flame University
SVP and President Commercial India & Emerging Markets Mylan Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Secretary- CDE society Bengaluru
Ex- Director General of IMI
Former SVP & Chief Officer Asia Pacific AACSB International
Managing Director DSIJ Private Ltd.
Director- MUSA Software Engineering
Senior Dean Strategy & Planning University Office Ahmedabad University
Ph. D. Advisor & Former Dean of Studies Administrative Staff College of India
Founder & Former Chairman HCL Infosystems Ltd.
President & CEO M. S. Enterprises, Bengaluru
Chairman National Institute of Open Schooling
Founder & Vice Chancellor NLU, Delhi
Ex- Faculty, IIM

Industry-led Board of Studies

Former Dean- ISB Hyderabad
Founder- Crayon Data
Founder- Fireside Ventures
Associate Professor OB/HRM, IIM
Senior Dean Strategy & Planning University Office Ahmedabad University
Partner- PwC LLP
Founder OMIXDX
Professor, Vice Dean & Director Jindal Global B-School
CEO- Careers360
Group Vice President Oracle
CEO- Innovative Foods Ltd. (Sumeru Foods)
Former Faculty EDII Member
Founder & CEO Sekai Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Director- NASSCOM
Principal Risk Officer Financial Management African Development Bank, Tunisia
Chief Technology Officer Flipkart
Program Director IBM India
Mr. V. B. Padode
Chairman - CDE Society
Chief Editor - DSIJ
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Mr. Sanjay Padode
Secretary - CDE Society Bengaluru
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Mr. Rajesh Padode
Managing Director
DSIJ Private Ltd.
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Dr. R. S. Nirjar
Executive Chairman - Board of Governors,
Vice Chancellor (Retd.)
Gautam Buddha University

Mr. Mike Shah
President & CEO
M. S. Enterprises, Bengaluru

Mr. Devi Singh
Leadership Member
Flame University

Dr. Padmasri Pritam Singh
Ex-Director General of IMI

Dr. Vyakarnam Anjaneya Sastry
Director - MUSA Software Engineering

Padma Bhushan Mr. Ajai Chowdhry
Founder & Former Chairman
HCL Infosystems Ltd.

Mr. Ajai Chowdhry, one of the six founder members of HCL began an exciting journey more than three decades ago with a dream to give India its very own microcomputer. The sheer clarity of vision and hard work led to a revolution and laid the foundation for the Indian IT industry, taking India to the league of major economies of the world.

HCL, India’s original IT garage start-up founded in 1976, today is an Rs 38,000 crores (US $6.5 bn) global enterprise and Mr. Ajai Chowdhry has been a key force in driving the growth of HCL. He led the foundation of HCL's overseas operations, starting with Singapore in 1980s and later expanded to the other South Asian Markets. Mr. Chowdhry, son of an IAS officer, has also been a key force in driving the growth of HCL Infosystems, the flagship company of the group. He took over the reins of HCL Infosystems in early 90s and became the Chairman of the company in 1999. His leadership infused tremendous energy taking the company from a turnover of Rs. 400.6 crores (US $ 89 mn) in 1994 to Rs.11, 542 crores (US $ 2.6 bn). The company today has emerged as the country’s information-enabling powerhouse and was also awarded ‘Business Superbrands’ by The Brand Council and rated the Most Trusted Indian IT Brand by Economic Times in 2010-11.

Mr. Ajai Chowdhry has constantly been driving a vision of “IT for the masses” and has been on several Government committees working towards taking PC and broadband into every village in India. It was this vision that made HCL Infosystems the first company in India to create special products for the rural market place like a rural PC that works on a car battery or specially developed financial inclusion software and hardware products. He is the Chairman of the Electronics Skills Council and Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee to Cabinet (SAC – C). Mr Chowdhry is also currently the Co-Chairman of the Working Group for Development of Innovation and IP in the ESDM sector.

In 2011, the Hon’ble President of India conferred Mr Ajai Chowdhry with the prestigious Padma Bhushan, one of the highest civilian honours, as recognition of his consistent contribution in building the IT industry of the nation. In cognizance of his key role in championing the cause of the domestic Indian IT market Mr. Chowdhry has been awarded the DATAQUEST ‘IT Person of the Year 2007’ Award and ‘Electronics Man of the Year’ by ELCINA-EFY for the year 2010. He was also honoured with the CNBC Asia Business Award 2010 for the Viewers Choice category reinforcing his vision and leadership by the common man. He was awarded the "India Innovator of the Year Award" by then Hon’ble Finance Minister, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the 6th edition of CNBC TV18 India Business Leader Awards 2010. Mr. Chowdhry was honoured with the Cybermedia Business ICT Award 2013 for Lifetime Achievement in ICT by Shri Narendra Modi in January 2014. Most recently, in August 2014, he has been awarded Honoris Causa (D. Sc.) by the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur in recognition of the significant contribution he has made to the Indian IT industry and thought leadership in the field.

Gifted with a pedant sense of entrepreneurship, Mr. Ajai Chowdhry has been enlisted among ‘India's Most Powerful Brand Builders’ and has been adjudged among ‘India Inc’s Most Powerful CEOs’ by The Economic Times. Presently, Mr. Chowdhry is focusing on incubating entrepreneurship by aiding start-ups. He continues to give back to the society through his in-depth experience and understanding of the industry. He is currently teaching entrepreneurship at IIT Hyderabad and has also been appointed as Chairman of IIT-Patna by the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee. He is also the Board Member of the incubation centre at Indian Angel Network (IAN) and IIT Delhi.

Mr Ajai Chowdhry has also always focused on giving back to the society and this is not limited to his role in contributing to the Indian IT scenario but also several social initiatives he is a part of. He set up a Charitable Trust called ‘Swayam’ which is committed to provide education support to deserving children of various HCL employees who cannot afford good education. Besides, he is also the Board member of Population Foundation of India and a Trustee of SaveLife Foundation and plays an important advisory role in their advocacy efforts.

Mr. Ajai Chowdhry has a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Jabalpur Engineering College, and attended the Executive Programme at the School of Business Administration at the University of Michigan, US. Mr. Ajai Chowdhry is an avid reader and fond of Jazz and fine arts. He lives with his wife Kunkun in New Delhi.

Dr. Chandra Bhushan Sharma
National Institute of Open Schooling

Dr. M. R. Gopalan

Educational Qualification:
B.E.(Mechanical, Annamalai University), D.I.I.T (Industrial Engineering, IIT–Chennai), M.Sc (Engineering Production & Management, University of Birmingham, UK), Fellow in Management (Equivalent to PH.D., IIM A)

Subject Taught:
Operations Management
Service Operations Management
Project Management
Quality Management
Supply Chain Management.

Research Interest / Consulting Area:
Project Management
Operations Management
Service Operations Management
Supply Chain Mgmt.

Academic Work experience:
More than 35 years ( 25 years at IIM B, 8 years at IFIM)

Corporate work experience:
Four years

Also teaches/taught at :
IIM B in the PGP & Executive Programs

Mr. Rakesh Bamzai
SVP and President Commercial India and Emerging Markets
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Dr. Eileen Peacock
Former SVP and Chief Officer Asia Pacific
AACSB International

Dr. Bibek Banerjee
Senior Dean
Strategy & Planning University Office Ahmedabad University

Prof. (Dr.) Ranbir Singh
Founder and Vice Chancellor
NLU, Delhi
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Dr Atish Chattopadhyay Director
IFIM Business School

Dr. M. Rammohan Rao
Former Dean - ISB

Dr. Bibek Banerjee
Senior Dean
Strategy & Planning
University Office
Ahmedabad University

Mr. Maheshwer Peri

Dr. B. P. Murali
Former Faculty
EDII Member

Mr. V. K. Ivaturi
Crayon Data

Mr. Abdul Majeed J S

Mr. Hemant Kulshreshta

Ms. Sujitha Karnad
Founder & CEO
Sekai Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Ravi Garikapati
Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Kanwaljit Singh
Fireside Ventures

Mr. Edwin Moses
Group Vice President

Mr. Abhinanda Sarkar

Mr. Mohankrishnan

Mr. Amol B Mahamuni
Program Director
IBM India

Dr. Kanchan Mukherjee
Associate Professor

Dr. Pankaj Gupta
Vice Dean and Director Jindal Global B-School

Mr. Mithun Appaiah
CEO - Innovative Foods Ltd.
(Sumeru Foods)

Dr. Soumendra K. Dash
Principal Risk Officer
Financial Management
African Development Bank, Tunisia

The economic engine of the country is firing all cylinders. To continuously grow at the desired rate in excess of 8% year on year, it is essential to equip the industry with trained and qualified human resources. IFIM Business School was founded in the post liberalisation era to fulfil this need. The school has served the nation for the last 20 years and has provided the industry with business leaders who are poised to lead the nation into the 21st century.

This journey of 20 years has established IFIM Business School as one of the oldest private schools in the country which has consistently ranked amongst the top 50 in the country. This consistency has been achieved by investing into better faculty year on year and by creating world class infrastructure to impart learning of the highest order.

I credit this success to the faculty of the school which has been continuously endeavouring to innovate on the pedagogy by adopting the best practices available globally. A lot of this has been made possible by some our globally acclaimed partner institutions who helped mentor the school to maintain its ranking amongst the best. The Industry Internship Program offered by IFIM Business School helps our students experience a corporate environment during their tenure as students and helps them prepare for the real world experience. This has been appreciated by the industry as they are able to source “Ready Managers” from this business school. The 100% placement record of the school for the past so many years stands testimony to the success of this program.

The school prepares the student to manage work life balance efficiently. This is done by integrating wellness and personality development into the rigour of the academics. A well looked after physical self definitely helps our students enhance their endurance levels making them long term goal seekers. This coupled with a polished exterior makes them assets for the corporate world.

I am extremely proud to be associated with this institution as I can see the 20 year dream turn to reality of creating business leaders who are all set to Get Ahead in their lives and their respective careers.

With best wishes,
V.B. Padode
C D E Society

Rankings and Awards

IFIM has been consistently ranked amongst the top in B-school ranking surveys.

Ranked No.26 in India amongst Best Business Schools by Business India magazine 2016


IFIM Business School honored at the Education World ‘Higher Education’ Awards 2017-18.


Adjudged as Gold Award winner at the 7th Indian Management Conclave 2016 at IIM Ahmedabad by MBA Universe


Recognized amongst ‘World’s Greatest Brands 2016’ by United Research Services, UAE


Best Higher Education Institute of the Year-South
ASSOCHAM Awards 2016
IFIM Business School, Bengaluru was awarded as the ‘Best Higher Education Institute of the Year-South’ at the National Education Excellence Awards 2016, organized by ASSOCHAM India.


Certified as ‘Global League Institution’ by Great Place to Study Research Institute, UK


Best Business School in Bengaluru
Brands Achiever Award
IFIM Business School was awarded as the ‘Best Business School in Bengaluru’ by Brands Achiever on basis of the significant achievements and contribution it has made to the field of management education.


Outstanding Business School ( South)
National Education Awards
World Education Congress 2015 by ABP News


National Education Excellence Awards 2015
ASSOCHAM awards IFIM Business School for the “Best in Promoting Industry – Academia Interface” at National Education Excellence Awards 2015


World wide Achievers
IFIM Business School Bengaluru recognised as the ‘Most promising B-School with Excellent Industry Interface in Karnataka’ at the Asia Education Summit 2015 in New Delhi, organised by World wide Achievers.


Careers360 B-School Ranking 2014 provides you a comprehensive list of top B-Schools in India 2014. The objective of this ranking is to help you know more about the top MBA colleges in India and facilitate you in selecting the best B-School for your MBA.

Bengaluru Management Association Awards, 2013
In its 60th anniversary celebration, one of the oldest management associations in India gave away a series of awards to achievers in different fields from the city of Bengaluru.

MBA Universe
It is one of the comprehensive and most sought after MBA portal for MBA aspirants, faculty, students and executives.

NHRDN People-Matters Survey, 2013
This ranking is a first of its kind by NHRD which involved more than 30 senior corporate executives in its design and execution.

MBA Universe
It is one of the comprehensive and most sought after MBA portal for MBA aspirants, faculty, students and executives.

The Outlook Survey, 2012
One of India’s general interest magazines conducts B-School surveys annually. The survey is of prime importance to both aspirants of management education and recruiters alike.

IFIM Business School participates only in the following Business School rankings:

MBA Universe

Career 360




Centers of Excellence

“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better” - Pat Riley.

In order to become great leaders, it is absolutely essential to inculcate, within students, the habit of striving for the best. In areas of stiff competition - ability, attitude and endurance are true indicators of a student’s potential. As these factors become our area of focus, IFIMB enhances a student’s learning experience by further improving given facilities. Each centre is steered by a Chairperson who is elected among the faculty members.

Centre for Continuous Employability

The Centre for Continuous Employability assists students with career counseling, placements and internships; in addition to managing alumni, corporate relations and innovations in Executive Education.

Centre for Continuous Employability

The Centers of Excellence in Entrepreneurship Development helps students and aspiring entrepreneurs with training, mentoring and incubation of start-ups.

IFIM Business School aims to be the most sought after destinations for quality management education and hence in line with this vision, the centers of Excellence for Entrepreneurship Development envisages the following:

Vision: The center aspires to be one of the most sought-after destinations for budding entrepreneurs. The center envisages the percolation of entrepreneurial mindset across the institute leading to a thriving ecosystem for nurturing entrepreneurship.

In line with the mission of IFIM to nurture holistic, socially responsible and continuously employable professionals, the institute’s agenda is to create an ecosystem that allows students to develop into enterprising citizens. This entails creating opportunities for students to learn, experiment and execute their ideas for business ventures that add value to their own environments.

Mission: The Center aims to build an empowering ecosystem that freely admits and nurtures candidates with entrepreneurial mindset by helping them set-up ventures, learn from experiential pedagogy and obtain access to legal, financial and mentoring support.

In pursuit of building such a system, the centers of Excellence - Entrepreneurship Development (COE - ED) at IFIM will pursue the following objectives –

  • Increase number and strengthen quality of entrepreneurial activities on the campus (short terms and long term ventures, campus ventures, talks, panels, workshops etc) to allow percolation of entrepreneurial focus across all programs.
  • Cultivate an ecosystem of supporting mentors, financiers and legal aids.
  • Develop instructive programs that enable budding entrepreneurs to make educated decisions.
  • Develop innovative pedagogies for training entrepreneurs.
  • Develop intellectual capital in the area of entrepreneurship in terms of research, study materials and instruction materials including but not restricted to cases, exercises, activities and simulations.
  • Develop a self-sustaining incubation center.

The CoE – Entrepreneurship Development pursues its objectives in three main verticals -

  • An important pillar of the center is the intellectual capital developed by means of courses and programs offered by the institute. The center aims to attract entrepreneurial minds through the specialized courses offered to students inclined towards entrepreneurship. The idea is to nurture and kindle these minds in to setting up and growing ventures.
  • The central pillar of the center is the incubation center which facilitates and houses the potential start-up entrepreneurs to experiment with their ventures.
  • The third function of the center is to develop a network of experts as mentor, advisors, funder to help incubatees with successfully launching their ventures.

Centre for Continuous Employability

The Centers of Excellence in Banking is a knowledge forum imparting understanding about best practices in banking to students and the industry.

Centre for Continuous Employability

The Centers of Excellence in Business Analytics helps people understand how to manage large amounts of data and subsequent pattern analysis, opening up a plethora of career options like business analysts, data scientists, information analysts and project managers across verticals.

Centre for Continuous Employability

The Centre for Research guides creation of intellectual capital through publication of papers, development of case studies and presentations at academic conferences.

Centre for Continuous Employability

The V.B. Padode Centre for Sustainability provides a forum for students to undertake CSR and community projects.

Aditya Sai Kodukulla
City Union Bank

IFIM is a place of learning, fun, culture, and life preaching activities. Studying at the IFIM brought an added value to my life. It gave me an opportunity to meet a different set of people and learn a number of things. Guest lectures and placement training programs were the best. I really find a difference in me before and after joining IFIM.

Parshant Sharma

Throughout my 2 years at IFIM B - School, I had immense opportunities to deepen my knowledge and build confidence through various programs and events. IFIM helped in my holistic development as an individual and helped in learnings that one cannot learn from books. These attributes helped in my successful final placement at Government EXIM (Export-Import) Bank with a good package. A big thanks to all my friends for this wonderful journey at IFIM. My sincere gratitude and appreciation to all faculties and CCE Department for their guidance and support.

Navin Kumar

I would like to thank the entire IFIM for making me capable so that I could be able to reach this level. Getting a job in PWC is like a dreams come true and the whole credit goes to IFIM. I can clearly differentiate myself before joining IFIM and where I am today, and the positive attitude came only because of IFIM. The whole PGDM faculty, as well as alumni, was so supportive and helpful that guided me in each and every step in building my career. Also, the Mentorship program was one of the remarkable contribution provided by IFIM that helped a lot in understanding the weakness and preparing ourselves towards the success in corporate life.

Arihant Jain
Deloitte USI

It is the best place to begin your career. IFIM provides both IIP and placement to its students in one of the top most companies. The students get a chance to overcome their fear by conducting a mock interview, group discussion, PI, business meetings, and a lot more. The institution will give their best to make you a professional. It is a decent place for the people, who are fitness and sports freak. Personality enhancement programme is one such activity that helps the students to remain fit throughout the course.

Mohammad Akheel

These last two years in IFIM’s PGDM program that I spent in the most stimulating and picturesque environs, has not only helped me to gain the necessary knowledge skills but also ushered a unique vigor to set out and embrace transformation. I take pride in my institution. When I joined IFIM, I was unsure about my future and anxious about the different challenges I was heading forward to face. IFIM gave me the support and confidence to grow both personally and professionally and to be job ready. It wouldn’t have been possible without the great faculty of IFIM and its placement cell.

Aditi Guha Raja

IFIM Business School has shaped me as an individual and has prepped me to take better decisions in life. Apart from studies, I have also been a part of multiple clubs working within the college and that has given me great exposure to varied areas. The teachers were extremely supportive throughout and have guided me in a way that has elevated my skills and strengths. I was made industry ready with all the required soft skills and technical competence during my tenure in here.

Neha Yogesh
Dvara Solutions Pvt Ltd

IFIM is one such college which provides equal importance to cultural activities as it does to academics. I am grateful for all the opportunities received to showcase my talent as a musician and providing the opportunity to lead the music club. In the duration of my course, I was successfully able to clear my CFA level 1 all thanks to the support and guidance from the faculty. This institution has taught me to lead, to be responsible, to organize, to manage and most importantly to be independent.

Lingabathina Abhinav
Nestle India

Whatever I am today a fair share goes to IFIM. I thank IFIM B School for providing me immense help and support throughout the course, which made me feel like I am a good fit for the position where I am in now. With the guidance of faculty, college management, and team CCE.

Patel Niharika

It has been a great two years on the campus. I've learned a lot in these two years be it academically or personally. The support given by the faculty in the process has helped me immensely. The college has nourished me and made me a good citizen and a future leader. It has provided me a platform to prove who I'm. I thank all the mentors who have brought me to this stage today.

Saswata Chanda
Infosys BPM Ltd

From nurturing our inner talents to eradicating the fear to speak up, IFIM has polished my skills and added a shine to my personality. The trust that our college has in its students to run so many events is a standout feature. When I joined IFIM, I was unsure about my future and anxious about the different challenges I was heading forward to face. But IFIM gave me the support and confidence to grow both personally and professionally and to be job ready. Great infrastructure, a library with a wide array of books and wonderful staff members to guide, I’m grateful to have experienced one of the best PGDM programmes.

24 years of leadership development

The journey of IFIM Institutions