A change occurs when we start thinking differently and a different thought is an outcome of innovative minds. An entrepreneur is born when the individual starts thinking creatively and the youth are always titled as the leaders of innovative thoughts. iFEEL is an institute established in 2010 imparting innovation & entrepreneurship education molding budding managers into future entrepreneurs. The institute fosters and nurtures leaders capable of making difference in the management of corporate and non-corporate sectors. Learning experience from this institution is about learning the art of thinking out-of-the-box and turning ideas into action. The institute aims at producing leaders and entrepreneurs through contemporary and comprehensive business management courses by incorporating new trends in business. "We basically focus on experiential learning and providing practical industrial exposure," says Rudresh Agaskar, Placement Head, iFEEL. The two-year full-time AICTE approved Postgraduate Diploma in Management program focuses on developing Entrepreneurship and Leadership excellence. IFEEL adopted 'Industry-Integrated Curriculum' combined with Leadership and Entrepreneurship development.
A provision of meaningful international exposure for students to identify business opportunities for entrepreneurial ventures is a vow assurance of this institution. Developing the existing passion and talent amongst students equips youth to share ideas, challenge conventions and create new paradigms in the area of management. Students are motivated to use the creative and analytical sides of their brain and they are also encouraged to carry out projects in their course, based on fieldwork and computerized databases. A 'rainlab', a unique feature of this organization is created for students to have a practical experience by working on an idea. A worthy entrepreneurial experience makes a profitable business out of their thoughts. This lab provides students with a space to explore their creative minds. The rain lab depicts an environment scientifically proven to facilitate innovation. Mentors of iFEEL are entrepreneurs and industry leaders and they share their experience and knowledge with the students in a practical action-learning environment.Seminars by students and faculty members provide an extra learning during the academic session.Students are equipped with the perseverance and determination of an entrepreneurial mindset.
Another Exclusive feature of learning is its world class residential campus facility. Located in Lonavala, the residential campus has a provision of the best amenities for the corporate growth and research. A complete Wi-Fi enabled campus, open- air amphitheatre, conference and seminar halls, students' activity areas, computer lab and language laboratory depicts a complete space for learning. The residential experience builds a sense of unity and belongingness among the students.
Research into teaching and learning explores the process of education. This learning space conducts collaborative research in global, cross-cultural areas of management, jointly with top-notch research driven institutes worldwide. The consortium encourages a series of interactive sessions and programs for the students to evolve as corporate leaders. Institutional activities include guest Lectures, Interactive Sessions, Management Development Program (MDP), Global Citizen Leadership (GCL) program, Research activities, International Study Tours and internships. The organization also motivates cultural activities such as Student clubs, Student festival "Aashayein" for an aesthetic development. The institute reflects itself as a training ground in business management for students to help transform them into corporate leaders and entrepreneurs. Towards providing the students with an exposure to the international world of work, the institute has been able to provide international internships to students' right from the first batch. At iFEEL, international exposure is given for students to have a global perspective, learn from the best practices internationally.
The placement cell takes intense efforts to exhibit students' talents to well-known companies creating better platforms for the students to achieve corporate success. Its placement team works round the clock to place students with the top companies worldwide. iFEEL has maintained the record of 100 percent placement for the students. Top companies like Tech Mahindra, Amul, Reliance, Future Group, Loop, Anand Rathi, Jet Airways, DNA, Fortis, HSBC, Pepsico, MCX and others have been a part of placement process. Leadership is the wise use of power, and leadership skills are considered to be important traits to get to the top of the career field and the exposure in its exclusive pace of learning injects leadership qualities among students. There is a strong belief that true management education goes beyond the classroom. Representatives of regional, sectoral, bi-lateral business associations and trade promotion boards enlighten the students with their expert advice. This first hand Interaction motivates students for a logical learning.
A true education will expose students to live industrial problems leading to all round development. The whole new horizon of activities of iFEEL provides a better insight and broadens their views towards life and these educated generations carve their ways to self sufficiency transmuting the dreams and thoughts to successful actions.
Rudresh Agaskar, Placement Head
He has been working in iFEEL since 2011. He completed his post-graduation from Welingkar Mumbai in the year 2005 and has a rich industry experience by working with well established firms.