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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.


Mr. Sanjay Padode

Centre for Developmental Education

Prof. (Dr.) M. Viswanathaiah

Director – IFIM College
M.Sc., MBA, Ph.D

Prof. (Dr.) Sunil George

Principal – IFIM School of Law

Prof. (Dr.) Sridevi Varanasi

Dean Academics  | Professor of Finance & Accounting | M.Com, Ph.D 


Nurture holistic, socially responsible, and continuously employable professionals.


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

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.



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.

IFIM Institutions Journey

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.) M. Viswanathaiah

Dr. M. Viswanathaiah, is an academician having been served three decades at prestigious B-Schools in the country. During his career, he was associated for 22 years at various Strategic Positions with PES University and Alliance University. He holds Ph.D., in Finance from SV University, Tirupathi as highest degree apart from MBA and M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics.

He is trained on Participant-centered learning and case method by Harvard Business School in collaboration with IFMR, Chennai. He has successfully completed Faculty Development Program in Case Method organized by Indian Institute of Management (IIM-A), Ahmedabad. He has also certified in Supply chain Management from Indian Institute of Management (IIM-K), Kozhikode. He is a PEER REVIEWER for South Asian Quality Systems (SAQS) of EFMD, ASCI, Hyderabad. He holds ISO auditor certification from BVQI, Bangalore Branch.

He has authored various research papers and got published in refereed research Journals. He has organized various National/ International conferences and workshops.

Prof. (Dr.) Sunil George

Dr. Sunil George is a professional with around 25 years of rich and varied experience in Academics and Administration and is currently heading IFIM Law School, Bangalore.

Prior to joining IFIM Law School, he was heading Amity Law School, Kolkata. He was associated with the corporate world for 14 years in the Administration and Legal departments and then went on to pursue his passion and has been associated with academia for the past 11 years and has extensive teaching and research experience. His areas of specialization include Business Law, Company Law, Criminal Law, and Human Rights. He is also a guide for doctoral research work in Law. He is also a member of the Board of Studies for designing of law curriculum and a subject expert on the panel interview for the recruitment of faculty members at various law colleges.

He has also been invited as a resource person to deliver Guest lectures and as a judge for various Debate and Moot Court competitions. He is also actively involved with initiatives for protecting the environment including rivers, water bodies, mangroves, and natural habitat in Charkop area of Mumbai. He was also the recipient of the ‘Best Faculty Award’ for outstanding contribution in Academics and contribution to the corporate life of NMIMS Kirit P Mehta School of Law for the academic year 2018-19.

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.

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