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Published : Thursday, 25 February, 2015 11:00 AM

IFIM Business School, Bangalore was awarded as the ‘Best Higher Education Institute of the Year-South’ at the National Education Excellence Awards 2016, organized by ASSOCHAM India. The award was received by Prof. Chowdari Prasad, Dean – Planning & Development IFIM B School from Prof. Dr. Ram Shankar Katheria, Hon’ble Minister of State for HRD, GOI. The theme for the event was ‘The role of higher education in leveraging the Indian innovation ecosystem’.

ASSOCHAM presented the awards to those who had contributed significantly in the field of improving the quality in education, delivery mechanism with emphasis on world-class research and innovations in enhancing the development of quality education, with employability in 2016. The award serves as a symbol of recognition - for the valuable contribution and excellent innovation by IFIM Business School, thus setting a landmark in the education industry.

IFIM Award

IFIM Business School has been at the forefront to build industry connects for knowledge creation and to provide opportunities to its students for applying their learnings in the real world. This effort was recognized by ASSOCHAM last year when IFIM Business School was awarded the “Best in Promoting Industry – Academia Interface”. IFIM Business School continues to evolve its curriculum by adding innovative interventions to enhance the employability of its students. This year, IFIM has introduced personalized corporate mentoring to help each student discover their strengths and build a career path that best suits their aptitude. The institution has also invested significantly in developing laboratories in collaboration with Corporate such as IBM and Prabhudas Lilladher for building the competency of its students to use the state of the art business tools. Furthermore, IFIM’s strategic location in the heart of the Electronics City, the birthplace of the IT industry in India, helps it to implement such innovations with ease. The ambience of the set-up is positive and extremely progressive.  

Dr Madhumita Chatterji, Director IFIM B School said “Understanding the role of higher education in leveraging the Indian ecosystem is essential. We don’t just prepare students for a job or a role, but through innovative methods like flipped classroom, design thinking and boot-camps equip them to handle complex business situations and enable solutions. The students can internalize concepts and ideas to apply them to other situations”.


IFIM Business School is one of the top business schools in India. It has been consistently ranked as ‘Bangalore’s No.1 Private B-School’. IFIM offers three core programs that are AICTE approved — PGDM, PGDM-Finance (recognized by CFA Institute) and PGDM-IB (International Business). In addition, IFIM also offers a Ph. D. program in Management and a range of options for Executive Education. IFIM Business School is accredited by South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS) and is ISO 9001:2008 certified. The School is also a member of AACSB and is in final stages of obtaining the international accreditation. Faculty with perfect blend of industry and academic experience, international collaborations with American and European top B-Schools for faculty and student exchange programs, internationally recognized curriculum are some differentiators, which propel IFIM in a stratosphere far above its peers.

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