About Us


The name Indira Group Of Institutes (IGI) is synonymous with its driving force - Chairperson, Dr. Tarita Shankar, the dynamic, passionate and caring leader who has shaped IGI from scratch. Dr. Tarita Shankar holds a Degree in Arts and Law and is an alumni of the prestigious Harvard Business School, USA - the ‘Owner/President Management’ program (OPM).

Realizing during the early 1990’s that Liberalization and Privatization of the Indian economy and consequently the education sector would open the door to innumerable opportunities, inspired by the wisdom of Chanakya, the legendary statesman, our iron willed Prime Minister, late Mrs. Indira Gandhi and backed by the encouragement and blessings of her parents and well-wishers, Dr Tarita Shankar sowed the seeds of the parent trust, Shree Chanakya Education Society, Pune.

She started the first institute on a rented premised with 60 students. Her passion & meticulous planning over two decades of countless hours at work has seen the IGI group blossom to 13 Institutions today, delivering cutting edge learning, to over 12000 students from KG to PG level.

Indira Institute of Management, Pune (IIMP), the flagship institute of the group recently received autonomous status from UGC. Also Indira Global Study Centre has tied up with a renowned FOM University Germany for a pathway student exchange degree program in Big Data & Digital Marketing.

Today all IGI institutes are ranked globally in various renowned international award ceremonies.

The Indira Group celebrates the ‘Silver Jubilee Year’ in 2019.



Dr. Tarita Shankar has always believed that her work speaks for itself. She has been a recipient of numerous awards and citations over the last two decades on the national and international level. A few prestigious ones being:

  • Women Super Achiever Award at the World HRD Congress 2018.
  • Education Entrepreneurship Award at the World Leadership Congress 2017.
  • Amongst Top 50 women in Education, Social Education and Entrepreneur Award at the World Education Congress 2017.
  • Change Leader & Innovator Award by ET-Now.
  • Thought Leaders Award (Education)-World HRD Congress 2012.
  • “Achievers & Leaders Award (Academics)” in year 2012 at the India Leadership Summit.
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree in Management conferred by the Chitkara University, Chandigarh in the year 2011 and many more…….

    CARE-Counsel, Advise, Rise and Evolve, an initiative by Dr. Tarita Shankar, whereby students staff in all Indira Institutes and also alumni seek her guidance on professional and personal issues and in return benefit from her rich experience in work and life. She counsel students at least 10 students weekly on a one to one basis; helping them to transform into better and caring human beings and spreading happiness in society.