“The entrepreneur always searches for a change, responds to it and exploits it as an opportunity” -Peter Ducker
As rightly said, the entrepreneurial qualities in any individual needs to be developed from the very initial stage. Only a real entrepreneur can possess the quality of transforming a change into an opportunity and exploit the opportunity in any possible dimension in order to gain desirable results. The Indian society is estimated to be 72% Entrepreneur-friendly, where entrepreneurship is preferred over many other services. There has also been a steady increase in the number of women entrepreneurs in the country today. Today some of the major corporations are being operated by women, positioned in higher authoritarian positions.
The biggest example of this can be given by stating the example of Mrs.Indra Nooyi, who is the CFO of PepsiCo. A graduate from Chennai University and PGDM (MBA) from IIM Calcutta, she’s the perfect example of entrepreneurial and leadership qualities intertwined into one. But the major difficulty lies in finding and formulating entrepreneurs in the Indian scenario. Studies have suggested that more than 51.9% of the Indian entrepreneurs do not have entrepreneurship running in their family, but have chosen to be an entrepreneur on their own wish. With the lack of institutions for entrepreneurial study in our country, the birth of entrepreneurs has been rather sluggish in India…
iFEEL- Institute for Future Education Entrepreneurship and Leadership, is one such institution that has successfully taken up the task of generating real entrepreneurs in the Indian scenario. iFEEL offers a 2 years full-time residential PGDM program with special focus to Entrepreneurship and Leadership Excellence, to cater to the development of all aspects of a successful entrepreneur. The value of the PGDM is further enhanced by its approval from AICTE. The mentor institute of iFEEL is the Welingkar Institute of Management, Development and Research, which is one of the most premier B-Schools in India, having ranked among the Top 15 B-Schools and the 7th in the West Zone by Times B-School 2014 in their Best B-School Survey. iFEEL has been ranked 1st in the IIT Bombay National Entrepreneurship Challenge,2015 and has successfully positioned itself as a “Factory for generating entrepreneurs”.
iFEEL is among the very few institutes to be providing a residential PGDM program. Located amidst the serene landscape of Lonavala, students at iFEEL are spared the horror of travelling for long distances, in order to reach their college, but are instead provided with a blissful learning environment. The atmosphere has been designed in a way to provide complete balance of education along with a peace of mind and quality learning to the students. The education imparted to the students is done with the primary motive to make them industry-ready once they leave the campus.
The full-time PGDM program at iFEEL is designed in such a way so as to make the students familiar with all aspects of entrepreneurship. The faculty at iFEELconsists of distinguished industry professors from leading B-Schools like the IIM’s, Welingkar, IIT’s, S.P Jain, etc. Apart from this, the students are also exposed to guest lectures from faculty of eminent international universities like Malardalen, Sweden, Drexel and USA University. The students are provided with an Extensive Industry Exposure, primarily through the numerous national and international internship opportunities that are undertaken by them. They undertake international internships in Japan, Russia, Germany, Dubai, etc apart from internships in reputed corporations in India as well.
At iFEEL, we seek to provide a holistic learning experience to the students, instead of just bookish knowledge. Hence, the students are encouraged to think out of the box and come up with new innovations. The focus has been on bringing the inherent qualities of the students to the brim. With the Global Citizen Leader Program (GCL) in association with the Centre for Creative Leadership (CCL), USA, the students are given the opportunity to be a part of live workshops on the key problem-areas of business, in order to sharpen their business ideas and skills. iFEEL aims at giving the students an outright corporate exposure. It’s achieved through the i4 Series (i4:Ignite, Involve, Innovate, Inspire) which is a series of engaging interactions with eminent corporate dignitaries, organized in order to provide an overall industry knowledge to the students. During the series, illustrious people from the world of business hold interactive sessions with the students, in order to make them aware of the opportunities and the challenges that they would face once they take their step into the world of entrepreneurship!
At iFEEL, we try to transform the students into entrepreneurs by the time they cross to the other side of the gate! Our students are also provided with a 100% placement assistance to help grab their dream job. With an impeccable 100% placement track-record since our inception, we have been successfully developing the entrepreneurial and leadership qualities of the students and place them where they are best-suited. So, in order to resurface the entrepreneur in you, all that you have to do is walk in through the gates at iFEEL and we assure you that you will leave being a successful entrepreneur, possessing the perfect blend of leadership and innovative qualities!