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The Institute of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development (iLEAD) is a world-class premier institute based in Kolkata. We offer degree courses in media, management, design, technology, allied health, tourism and other professional studies both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels under the iLEAD School of Business, iLEAD School of Creativity and iLEAD School of Science and Technology. Recognised with Excellence in Academia Award in HRD India Awards 2023 in association with The Economic Times, awarded with the Best Media and Mass Communication Institute at Gurukul Awards 2023, rated as the 4th Best Media School in India by KPMG, recognized by the ASSOCHAM Education Excellence Awards for endeavor to become visible in certain SAARC countries, adjudged College of The Year in t2 Festopolis, the Best Co-Curricular Activity College at Gurukul Awards, Best Entrepreneurship Development Program Institute at the Sankalp Education Awards, iLEAD, is affiliated to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology with 16+ international university collaborations.

Forces Behind iLEAD

The forces that have shaped our journey

  • Mission

  • Vision

Our Mission

  • We will continuously strive to provide the best learning experience, both within and outside the classroom, with equal emphasis on application of knowledge as much as its acquisition.
  • By providing world-class enabling infrastructure and motivated teachers whose skills would be continuously upgraded by the adoption of latest education technologies and best practices.
  • By facilitating an industry-academic interface to be able to involve our students and their teachers-mentors with live relevant projects implemented through iLEAD, as well as best internship and placement opportunities.
  • We will deal fairly and transparently with all our stakeholders – students, faculty members, placement providers, non-teaching staff and regulators.
  • We will make our Institute a great place to pursue academic excellence and relevant research by ensuring an inspiring work environment and constantly encouraging people to learn and motivate each other to be able to work together as a team while respecting individualities and different viewpoints.
  • We will make our Institute a significant knowledge contributor in transforming our nation from a developing to a developed one, by acting as a responsible and concerned corporate citizen and taking every opportunity to make this world a better place by imparting value-based education.

Our Vision

  • To become one of the most respected and sought-after education institutes globally.

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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