Alumni Buzz

Avi Bhojani, Alumnus from PGP’80 writes on the “future of print media in the digital news”¬† in Gulf news .

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Brief profile :

Avi bhojani is Group CEO of BPG Group. His 34-year career spans Marketing Services, Media, Education, Private Equity and Government sectors.He has also assisted in the conceptualization and execution of a number of strategic Dubai initiatives (DSF,) and has served the Government of Dubai while assisting with the development of Knowledge Economy hubs in Dubai (Internet, Media and Knowledge).An Alumnus of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Avi is the Managing Director of Innoventures Education ( and sits on the Boards of Dubai Private Schools Group, PanIIM Alumni Network Gulf; Endeavor UAE, the Advisory Board of Abu Dhabi Capital Management and the Global Advisory Board of IIMPact in Singapore.Avi is widely recognized as one of the most influential expats in the GCC, and has been honoured by H. H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his contribution to the evolution of Dubai Shopping Festival. Avi has been honored by the leading organisations such as Forbes Middle East and Arabian Business, both as an Entrepreneur of the Year as well as a Chief Executive of a Media company.


GPS Renewables won award for Best Waste Wealth Creators at the Safaigiri Awards. Mainak Chakraborty ( PGP  2010)and Srikrishna S( PGP 2008) are the founders of the company. Mainak Chakraborty collected the award for the company.

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Niramai was founded in July 2016 by two women Co-founders,  Nidhi Mathur (PGP 2004)  and Dr. Geetha Manjunath.The company was featured in analyticsinsight website.

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The Bangalore Business Literature Festival 2018 held on Saturday, Sept 05  at WeWork on Residency Road, Bengaluru.

The focus this year was on writings on Threats to career from technology, Climate Change & Green Jobs, new-age entrepreneurship-business models in areas like healthcare, agriculture and newer ways of learning that could disrupt business as usual and much more.

Vasanthi Srinivasan , FPM’96, professor from organizational behavior and Human Resources Management , IIMB spoke on the ” Future of Work: Unasked Questions, Likely Answers”.

Parthasarathy S, PGP’94, Head Alumni Relations moderated the session on “Emerging Entrepreneurship Models Relevant to India”.