A Visionary

Ms Kamla Poddar Chairperson, KPG

Vision turned into Reality Ms Kamla Poddar started her career on a humble note in 1994. She believed that education was an opportunity which no individual should be deprived of. It was Ms Poddar who saw opportunity for young aspirants in unconventional fields at the time when students primarily opted for mainstream subjects. And without giving another thought, she decided to bring the best in career-oriented courses to Rajasthan.

Education of girls and women was the prime focus for Ms Poddar. In Rajasthan's conservative environment where young girls were not given adequate opportunities, Ms Kamla Poddar introduced co-ed institutes to encourage girls to shape their careers.

In 1999, she started the Kamla Poddar Institutes (KPI). The Inter National Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) was the first institute to operate under the aegis of KPI. Today, it has grown to be reckoned as one of the most acclaimed centres of INIFD, nationally and internationally.

There has been no looking back since the inception of KPI. Growing from strength to strength, tying up with leading institutes and offering accredited courses, KPI has come a long way. The institutes include PIIT and Flying Cats. INIFD's Jaipur campus has been chosen as India Fashion Week's first and proud 'knowledge partner'. Today, it's been over 2 decades sinse its inception, KPI has not only encouraged students to choose unconventional streams, but has also shaped innumerable promising careers.

A Dynamic

Mr Abhishek Poddar Director

Mr. Abhishek Poddar, Director of the Kamla Poddar Institutes is a young, dynamic leader who has now taken upon himself the task of steering the progress of the Kamla Poddar Institutes even further.

A management post graduate, Mr Poddar pursued his specialisation in marketing. He has to his credit a sound background and experience that he has gained over the years of his working in the corporate world. He has contributed to organisations that he has worked with, with path-breaking strategies and solutions.

A key person at various levels and different organisations, he has worked in the areas of logistic operations, inventory management, and inventory & operational re-structuring. He also has a rich experience in market development, supply chain management, dealer network management and process audit and re-engineering.

The diverse experience in varied fields of corporate world have sharpened his expertise and undoubtedly made him a dynamic leader. Mr Poddar believes in channelising the power of youth constructively, thereby accentuating growth of the nation.