IFIM Institution

About Us

IFIM 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 CDE, has established many academic institutions, including the JAGSOM Management School, IFIM College and the IFIM Law School. 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 well-planned infrastructure and resources.


Founder – Chief Shri V B Padode (1935 – 2019)

Born in Sindi (Maharashtra), Shri V B Padode was an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) Officer. He founded the Dalal Street Investment Journal (DSIJ) in 1986 which today, is a leading financial magazine with a loyal following of more than 150,000 readers. IFIM Business School was founded by him in 1995 which today is a leading business school of India being the 6th school to be accredited by AACSB in the country. In its 25 years of journey, IFIM institutions have added a Law School and a

Degree College.

He was a hard worker, a solution seeker and provider, a super negotiator, a strong observant, a meticulous analyst, a patriot, a perennial optimist, an entrepreneur, and a fine human being with a die-hard attitude. He believed “There is no better investment than Education, the ROI from Education is indeterminable. Education is the only means to transform our country to become the greatest superpower in the world”.

IFIM College

IFIM College offers world-class education by nurturing human values, ethics and by imparting knowledge, which emphasizes on life skills. The college nurtures and supports a unique system of education, structured on Bangalore University syllabi, combining the tenets of academic excellence and corporate professionalism. With the assistance and encouragement of Centre for Developmental Education (CDE), IFIM College has succeeded in enabling students to become business-ready corporate professionals (The CDE is a non-profit society, founded by the DSIJ group - the publishers of the popular Dalal Street Investment Journal). IFIM Business School, the oldest school of CDE, has been ranked amongst the top Business Schools in the country by many distinguished and renowned business magazines and journals. With a campus strategically placed in Electronics City, Bangalore, one of India’s largest electronic industrial parks, IFIM College provides holistic education. Along with its unique academic delivery model, IFIM College focuses on employability skills of the students.

IFIM Law School

Established in 2014 and based out of the silicon valley of India, today the IFIM Law School is recognized as the 2nd most outstanding Law School of Excellence by the Global Human Resource Development Centre (GHRDC) survey, 2021. IFIM aims to impart quality legal education using its delivery model, #SMARTLawyer, executed by a meritorious team of faculty. The faculty is embedded with academicians who graduated from reputed law schools including the University of East Anglia, University of London, Queens Mary USA, ISDE Law and Business School Spain, University of Toronto, Indiana University USA, and many others from around the world. They bring with them not only their remarkable research and extensive experience in the industry but also a much-required global approach in the field of Law.

As Internalisation is becoming a norm, IFIM signed pathbreaking Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with ISDE Law School, Spain and Texas A&M University, USA to provide its students an exceptional opportunity for global learning and problem-solving. This sets the tone for a future of healthy collaboration between IFIM Law School and leading universities around the world.

The unique strengths of IFIM Law School are its Research Centric approach, Corporate Mentorship, Social Immersion Program, Personality Enhancement Program, and International Collaborations. IFIM brings together exceptionally talented people from diverse backgrounds and ideologies, who are ambitious and bring innovative methodologies and perspectives to the table. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, if merit and innovation are what drives you then the IFIM Law School is the journey for your destination.


Mission and Vision

Vision and Mission

Mission: Nurture holistic, socially responsible and continuously employable professionals.

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

Spirit, Values & Quality Policy

Vision and Mission

Our Spirit - Inspired Family Igniting Minds

Inspired Family - A purpose driven, peak performing, well-knit family of students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and management.

Igniting Minds - Energizing and stimulating the quest for learning to be continuously employable.

Our Values

- Genuine Transparency
- Unity through Belonging
- Relentless pursuit of perfection
- Unstoppable Dynamism


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Rankings and Awards

24 years of leadership development

The journey of IFIM Institutions