About Us

About the Founder

Born in 1935 and brought up in a humble environment, Shri V.B.Padode is a source of inspiration for generations alike. His humility in the face of exemplary acheivements and relentless efforts in the field of education are a testimony of his personality and the aura of his outlook. He pioneered financial journalism in the country by creating India’s largest and the most circulated investment magazine Dalal Street Investment Journal (DSIJ).

His impeccable career in CSO, stint as an Indian Revenue Services officer and as the Chairman of IFIM (CDE) and founder of DSIJ, speak volumes of his illustrous career. His passion for literacy resulted in more number of publications in the financial market. Some of the successful publications are the Stock Market Book, Corporate Results, PSU’s of India, Top Golden 400 companies of India and Business School Directory, including the book titled, ‘Making and Unmaking of Prime Ministers of India’ which has been very well-received by readers.

Blessed with a happy and loving family, the IFIM Institutions continue to draw inspiration from his determination, perseverance, eye for details and the strength to take risks.

Late Shri V.B.Padode
Chairman, Centre for Developmental Education

About IFIM Institutions

IFIM Institutions was established in 1995 by the DSIJ (Dalal Street Investment Journal) Group and was promoted by the Centre for Developmental Education (CDE). Over the years, the IFIM Group has carved a niche for itself as a front-runner for quality education in India. The Mission of IFIM is to nurture holistic, socially responsible, and continuously employable professionals.

The IFIM Group, with the support of the Center for Developmental Education (CDE), has established many academic institutions, including the IFIM School of Management, IFIM School of Technology, IFIM School of Law, Vijaybhoomi University, & Jagdish Sheth School of Management. Across the board, IFIM employs a unique knowledge delivery model that addresses domain knowledge, career advancement, and employability skills. This emphasis on real-time learning ensures the holistic development of its students.

IFIM’s knowledge delivery model is executed and supported by highly committed faculty, who bring with them extensive experience in the industry, research, and consultancy. Several outstanding professionals also collaborate with IFIM as visiting faculty. Located in the knowledge hub of Electronic City, Bengaluru, IFIM is equipped with a well-planned infrastructure and resources.

IFIM Institutions Journey

Vision

To be the most sought after destination for quality management education in India.

Mission

Nurture holistic, socially responsible, and continuously employable professionals.

Leadership

Mr. Sanjay Padode

Chairman
Centre for Developmental Education

Prof. (Dr.) Sridevi Varanasi

Director – IFIM College
Professor of Finance & Accounting | M.Com, Ph.D

Dr. Aswini Patro

Principal and Professor
Ph.D, LL.M, LL.B, M.A.

Chairman's Message

Education is about unlocking one’s potential. Whilst many measure the outcome of education with job placements, the best way of measuring the outcome is to feel enriched, enabled and enlightened.

IFIM College’s mission to nurture holistic, socially responsible and continuously employable professionals drives the institution to curate academic and pedagogical interventions designed for providing students the opportunity for self-discovery and holistic development of their respective strengths. The faculty and staff at IFIM College are trained to treat each student independently and work on enhancing their individual strengths and competence. This is indeed a herculean task, but we believe this is the most tested method for enabling every student for success.

I am very proud of our faculty and their commitment to teaching and learning. The faculty enjoys academic freedom to innovate and customise pedagogical techniques to enhance the learning experience of the student. The curriculum of IFIM College has been curated to impact every aspect of the students living and learning. The ambience of the institution is continuously being worked upon to provide an immersive learning experience to our students. Our curriculum encompasses curricular, co-curricular and extra- curricular activities by awarding learning credits to all activities without discriminating between them. Our belief in adaptive learning provides students with the opportunity to learn at their own respective pace.
We believe it’s important to learn, reflect and imbibe through practice and hence our practice courses provide ample opportunity to our students to apply their learnings in diverse contexts be it social, individualistic and corporate.

IFIM College all in all is the laboratory for a student to learn by doing, learn through experimentation and learn by creating new knowledge.

Happy to welcome faculty, students and staff into this family provided they share this common belief.

Mr. Sanjay Padode
Chairman – Centre for Developmental Education

Director's Message

Dr. Sridevi has a work experience of over 22 years in teaching, research, and corporate training and is currently the Dean at IFIM School of Management.

She holds an M.Com and a Ph.D. from Osmania University. Her thesis was “Working of Online trading in Indian Capital Market.” ,2005. Dr.Sridevi is a gold medalist.

At IFIM, she teaches courses like financial statement analysis, Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, and Valuation.

Dr. Sridevi was engaged in a faculty-led research project on “A Study on Total Expense Ratios of Mutual Funds in India,” a report submitted to the regulator. She is associated with leading organizations as a corporate trainer and Subject Matter Expert.

Prof. (Dr.) Sridevi Varanasi
Director – IFIM College
Professor of Finance & Accounting | M.Com, Ph.D

Quality Policy

At the IFIM Institutions, we identify, meet and exceed the expectations of the internal and external stakeholders by institutionalizing the best global practices and mitigating risks.

This, we will achieve in an academic ambience conducive to learning and research.
We will nurture and mould industry-ready professionals with effective communication and ethical values.

Rankings

Awards

In recognition of the valuable contribution of “IFIM College, Bengaluru” in the year 2021-22 through volunteering programs/ internships and other socially responsible initiatives in Collaboration with Youth for Seva (YFS), IFIM College has been honoured on 17th July 2022.

Mr. Sanjay Padode

A 1989 pass out from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, with Honors in M. Sc. (Math) and B. E. (Electrical and Electronics Engineering) has been an entrepreneur from day he completed his graduation. He founded Dataline and Research Technologies Ltd (DaRT) to launch a nationwide online service with a gateway to Internet viz. India Online in 1993. This service was locally accessible in more than 30 towns and cities of the country. The company also launched DaRT Mail, India’s first secure and corporate email service. Due to the changing license regime, this company pivoted its business model to become a provider of real time market data and financial trading systems under the name of Asian CERC Information Technology Limited.

The evolving needs of the market led this company to pioneer Order Routing and Risk Management Systems for financial trading on the Internet. By 2006, Asian CERC had grown leaps and bounds to own more than 80% of the market share in both financial information dissemination and internet trading solutions for securities trading in India.

The Religare group acquired Asian CERC in 2006 and Sanjay continued to lead the company’s new Avatar, Religare Technova Global Solutions Limited till 2010. Whilst with the Religare group, Sanjay was instrumental in 2 international and 2 Indian acquisitions for creating a IT services organization viz. Religare Technologies Limited operating in the Healthcare and Insurance space. In a matter of four years the IT services group of Religare grew from strength of 200 employees to 3500.

During his stint in the IT industry Mr. Sanjay Padode worked on large projects implementing ticker plants, content management systems, algorithmic trading engines, securities matching engines, risk management systems, order routing systems, clearing and settlement systems for stock/commodity exchanges, large stock brokers and market makers. He has traveled widely to many countries for winning large accounts and implementing solutions. He has good business development, architecting, sales, consulting and project management skills.

Prof. (Dr.) Sridevi Varanasi

Dr. Sridevi has a work experience of over 22 years in teaching, research, and corporate training and is currently the Dean at IFIM School of Management. 

She holds an M.Com and a Ph.D. from Osmania University. Her thesis was “Working of Online trading in Indian Capital Market.” ,2005. Dr.Sridevi is a gold medalist.

At IFIM, she teaches courses like financial statement analysis, Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, and Valuation.

Dr. Sridevi was engaged in a faculty-led research project on “A Study on Total Expense Ratios of Mutual Funds in India,” a report submitted to the regulator.   She is associated with leading organizations as a corporate trainer and Subject Matter Expert.

Dr. Aswini Patro

Principal and Professor, IFIM Law College

Dr. Aswini Patro, (M.A., Delhi School of Economics; LL.B., Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, Delhi University; LL.M., Brunel University, London) has twenty years of experience in International Consulting, Litigation Practice, and Academics. Prof. Patro worked as a faculty in KIIT School of Law and was Head of the Department of International Law and Faculty Coordinator for the Post Graduate Programme. Formerly Director at a Chicago-based Legal Services Firm involved in the management of Indian operations and overseeing contract review and management along with litigation management. 

Prof. Patro also worked with the Ministry of Environment, Republic of Macedonia (during 2006-2007) on issues related to international trade law. He represented the Brunel University School of International Law team in “Regulating the European Market”; a conference conducted jointly by Clifford Chance and the Institute of European and Comparative Law, the University of Oxford.

He loves interacting with students and likes to be involved with problem-solving activities for effective learning. He adapts the Socratic and Case Study method in teaching. His interest lies in the Law of Contract, Trade Law, and Commercial Arbitration.

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