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iLEAD – The Institute of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development is a world-class premier institute based in Kolkata. Rated as the 4th Best Media School in India by KPMG, recognized by the ASSOCHAM Education Excellence Awards 2014 for endeavor to become visible in certain SAARC countries, adjudged College of The Year in t2 Festopolis 2017, the Best Co-Curricular Activity College at Gurukul Awards 2017, best Entrepreneurship Development Program Institute at the Sankalp Education Awards 2019, iLEAD, is affiliated to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology with 16+ international university collaborations.

We offer degree courses in media, management, design, technology, allied health, tourism and other professional studies both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These courses are designed to make students industry ready to cater to the growing demand for skilled professionals in the respective sectors.

Forces Behind iLEAD

The forces that have shaped our journey

  • Mission

  • Vision

Our Mission

  • Strive continuously to provide best learning experience, both inside and outside classroom, and place equal emphasis on acquisition as well as application of knowledge, thus emerging as the best institute for media, management, design, technical and professional studies in India.
  • To provide world-class enabling infrastructure and use the best of modern technology to create an ambience that facilitates a smooth learning process.
  • To ensure education is imparted via motivated teachers who would constantly upgrade their skills by adapting to latest education technologies and best practices.
  • To facilitate an industry-academic interface that would involve the participation of our students in live projects that would be implemented through iLEAD.
  • To provide assistance to our students with the best internship and placement opportunities.
  • To deal in a fair and transparent fashion with all our stakeholders students, faculty members, placement providers, non-teaching staff and regulators.
  • To create an Institute which would be a great place to pursue academic excellence and relevant research.
  • To ensure an inspiring work environment that encourages people to learn and motivate each other in order to work together as a team while respecting individualities and different viewpoints.
  • To create an Institute of excellence that emerges as a significant knowledge contributor that is instrumental in transforming our nation from a developing to a developed one.
  • To impart value-based education to create students who would be responsible and concerned corporate citizen and who would take every opportunity to make this world a better place to live in.
  • We are dedicated to promoting equality and recognise the advantages of a diverse student population. We welcome students from a wide variety of groups that are often under-represented in Higher Education.

Our Vision

  • To become a premier school of media, management, design, technology, allied health and professional studies recognized globally for its excellence in creation of high thinking professionals and visionaries.

Our Management

Leadership That Inspire, Drive and Motivate Us

Mr. Pradip Chopra

Chairman, iLEAD

Mr. Pradip Chopra is the Chairman of iLEAD and PS Group. He did his graduation in Chemistry from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata in 1973. Thereafter, he took many part-time courses especially on General Management, Hotel Management and German language courses for three years. He has been teaching soft skills to the students of St. Xavier’s College, J.D. Birla Institute & iLEAD for 20 years. He has trained over 20,000 students till date. He has also trained over 5,000 students in Real Estate & Entrepreneurship at iLEAD and EDI Ahmedabad and regularly mentors startups on Real Estate and other emerging businesses. He is invited regularly to speak on Real Estate, Soft Skills, Life skills and emerging business opportunities by various Chamber of Commerce and Trade associations. He has also authored books on Real Estate/Management/Personality Development/Life Skills for the benefit of students and public in general.

Ms. Pragya Chopra

Executive Director, iLEAD

With 17 years of global experience Ms. Pragya Chopra has worked in organisations like Randstad India, Mercer Human Resource Consulting and Planman Consulting. She also holds a masters degree in Business Administration (PGDA) in marketing and systems from IIMM, Pune (Gold Medalist), 2003. She has been with iLEAD since its inception in the year 2010 and supervised Academics, Marketing and Human Resources departments. She initiated a series of innovative steps to strengthen academic, extra-curricular, co-curricular activities and improve academic work culture among students and faculty.

Fast Facts

Here's What Sets Us Apart


Hours of Teaching Experience


Books In Library


Ranked 4th Best Media College In India By KPMG


Awards And Recognitions By ILEAD Stakeholders

The Idea Behind iLEAD

Our Journey Towards Being Exemplary

Advisory Board

We are a college with a bold and strategic vision. Our advisory Board is a mix of renowned educationists and industrialists


Mr. Pradip Chopra

CMD – PS Group President – PS Srijan Education Foundation


Mr. R. N. Aggarwal

Director – Srijan Group Secretary – PS Srijan Education Foundation


Dr. Sujit Kumar Basu

Ex Vice-Chancellor Calcutta University


Dr. Asis Banerjee

Ex Vice-Chancellor, Viswa Bharati University


Fr. Dr. Felix Raj

Principal – St. Xaviers’ College


Dr. R. P. Banerjee

Director – Eastern Institute of Integrated Learning & Management


Mr. G. K. Khaitan

President, Managing Committee, Shri Shikshayatan College.


Dr. Priyankar Raha

Professor, BHU


Dr. A.N Rai

Scientist, DST, Ministry of Science and Technology


Dr. Debiprosad Duari

Director, Research & Academic, MPBIFR


Dr. Tanya Das

Professor, Bose Institute


Dr. J.P. Bandhapadhaya

Emeritus Professor, Institute of Radio Physics & Electronics


Mr. Shyamal Chakroborty

Ex- Scientist G, DST, Ministry of Science and Technology

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