PS Srijan Education Foundation introduces A school for
Business and Entrepreneurship
An initiative to provide global education a local platform
Kolkata, 11th March 2010: PS Srijan Education Foundation, a Charitable Trust established by PS & Srijan Group (both leading players in the real estate market,) introduces an educational institute I-Lead (Institute of Leadership Entrepreneurship and Development) to impart world-class training in Business Management and Entrepreneurship to aspiring students. Mr. Pradip Chopra, CMD, PS Group and Chairman of I-Lead today announced at a press conference, the initiative of the group to educate the students and also provide them with the necessary practical knowledge for all-round development required to become a successful professional and entrepreneurs. The objective of the institute is to make not only managers but business leaders.
ILEAD, a Business School therefore aspires to provide a holistic learning experience with hands on learning on live projects. Use of latest Technology & permanent and visiting faculty drawn from world’s best business school and industry expert would make this B-school world class.
On the occasion, Mr. Pradip Chopra said, “The main aim of this institute is to develop young Indian students into outstanding business leaders keeping in view the fact that the majority of India’s young population often migrates abroad in search of better educational opportunities. To fill this inadequacy, I-Lead will have special advantages and unique benefits for its students.” He further added, “The institute located within the heart of the city, already have a tie-up with over 130 internationally acclaimed Academicians, Educationists, Research Scholars, and Professionals working in well renowned universities and Corporates within and outside India to act as the visiting faculty. The guest faculty will also comprise of IAS officials, CMDs, CEO’s, CFO’s and HR professionals working with the leading companies in Kolkata.”
Besides the benefit of international academic expertise and the corporate experience, the students will have global exposure, as they will be required to select two countries of choice, as part of their curriculum to not only become familiar with the business customs and practices specific to these countries, but also understand how business is uniquely done in those countries. This will enrich them with the real time experience of acquiring global exposure.
The institute is encouraging participation of both international faculty and students to be an important and unique feature of the institution to encourage a truly global atmosphere in learning experience and subsequently to ensure a global alumni network.
Courses offered at ILEAD
ILEAD will offer Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with specializations in marketing, finance, system operation, retail, risk management, PM-HRD and banking and insurance. The institute will also offer diploma courses like real estate management, retail management, facility management, mall management at the same time focusing on language proficiency and soft skills.
About facilities available at the Institute
Mr. Shyam Agarwal, Chairman, Srijan Group said “with an investment of over 25 crores, the school will have a state-of-the-art infrastructure with an auditorium, conference rooms, studio, student activity area consisting of a gym, an amphitheatre, coffee shop, canteen, garden, dance floor etc. Every classroom will be well-designed to have audio-visual presentations. The centrally air-conditioned school will also have wi-fi connectivity and a well-stocked library with an access to the world’s best digital libraries. Each student will be provided with a laptop for academic purposes”.
Since hands-on learning is the best method of learning, the institute would have arrangements for outsourcing work from the Real Estate wing of Srijan Group, PS Group and other Corporate entities involved in Export, Real Estate, Manufacturing etc. so that the students of the institute can work on live projects and gain real experience. Moreover the PS Group and SRIJAN with their excellent industry connection in the Real Estate Industry and allied businesses as well as with industry associations like CREDAI, FICCI, CII, TIE etc. would be able to attract prospective employers to the institute for placement.
The institute already has a collaboration with some of the world’s best entrepreneurship development initiatives such as those promoted by TIE, CII, National Entrepreneurship Network, Indian Innovation Center etc. to be able to facilitate students who would like to launch companies of their own and become entrepreneurs.
It would provide training to the students to improve English proficiency as well as to learn new foreign languages like French, German and Mandarin with trainers drawn from British Council, Goethe Institute, Alliance Francaise, Chinese School in Kolkata etc. It would also have a very comprehensive confidence building and Personality Enhancement Program by trainers drawn from Dale Carnegie Institute and Supersoft (winner of the best Softskill Training Program for the last three years in a row).
• Permanent & Guest faculty from Business Schools in U.K, U.S, Europe of highest repute
• Best modern learning practices from around the world.
• Complete Digital Learning Management system(LMS) with 24x7 connectivity
• Highly professionalized PG/UG Programs incorporating Global best practices.
• Intensive Industry & Corporate interaction, consultancies & projects.
• Networked classroom with AV aids and Wi-Fi networked campus.
• Foreign languages, Industry specific case studies, Professional Excellence Program.
• Indian & Global Placement assistance with active involvement of world’s best HR &
placement firms, Industry Forums, Chamber of Commerce etc.
Eligibility Criteria : Graduation with 50% (any Stream) from a recognized University.
Selection would require Psychometric tests, Personal interview & G.D.
The Man behind ILEAD
Pradip Chopra, Chairman of ILEAD, is also the CMD of PS Group, founder Regional Chairman of the Export Promotion Council for SEZ and EOU and is presently the Chairman of Education Committee of CREDAI-Bengal. He has written hundreds Real Estate/Management/Personality Development related articles in the leading national dailies such as the Hindu, The Statesman, Times of India, Hindustan Times etc. He has also authored several books on Real Estate/ Management/ Personality Development etc.
Mr. Chopra is an active member of Higher Education forum, which comprises of 2500 Academic Practitioners from world over. The broad objectives of HEF is to help transform education in India as one of the best in the world and to engage in collaboration with similar forums/ organizations in other parts of the world to promote excellence in global higher education.
Mr. Chopra has also started a very successful and popular personality development programme named `SUPER SOFT’ which is being carried out by him in various colleges of Kolkata. On an average he spends almost 36 hours a week training and teaching students and has trained over 2000 students in the last three years. The programme has been rated consistently as the best soft skill training programme by an independent agency “Gurukul” Awards.
About the PS Group:
PS is a very well known Indian Real Estate company having completed over 120 projects in the last 25 years in Kolkata and other parts of India (Delhi, Chennai, Pune and Coimbatore) and abroad (Sri Lanka, Colombo). They also have International presence in the form of a trading company located at Bremen, Germany.
SRIJAN is involved in real estate development as well as in its organized marketing. Their record of being able to sell almost 60% of the properties in Kolkata is a world record in itself for a real estate marketing and / or broking firm. They have also emerged as a Real Estate Developer both in Kolkata and its suburbs as well as in other parts of the country.
For further information please contact:
Candid Communication PS Group
Sayantan Das Adhikari Pradip Chopra