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Awards & Recognitions

Awards & Recognitions




ICFAI University has been awarded the Pan India Educational Excellence Award in the category of “Leading Private University in India” for Business Management, Technology and Law Courses instituted by the Brands Academy, New Delhi.

The prestigious award was presented by Indian Chess Grandmaster and former World Chess Champion Mr Vishwanathan Anand, in a gala Award Ceremony held at Mumbai on 31st May 2014.

To receive the award Mr Sudhakar Rao, Director, Branding, ICFAI Group and Dr S P Gupta, one of the Vice Chancellors in ICFAI Group represented the Institute. While receiving the award Mr Sudhakar Rao thanked the Brands Academy and exulted that it has been presented by non other than Grand Master Viswanathan Anand. He further said “ICFAI is one of the largest groups of Universities in India and therefore truly deserves this recognition.”

"As you are all aware Brands Academy is the only organization in India to offer an unparalleled platform to provide recognition and exposure to the efforts of institutions, professionals and organizations in contributing towards the economic growth of the country and making the Indian youth more employable and generating employment for them" explained Mr S K Sahu, Vice President, Brands Academy.

About Brands Academy: Brands Academy is a premier brand management consultancy in India. The Portfolio of Brand Academy includes design and development of brand strategy and brand architecture, name development, market research and implementation of brand positioning and repositioning campaigns to win the hearts of different target audiences.

Educational Excellence Awards were conceptualized in the year 2010 by Brands Academy in association with renowned media partners, with the aim to felicitate people who have and are dedicating their skills and themselves in the noble cause of imparting education to the society. We recognize the deserving candidate, group or institute across the country on various parameters and from a diverse categories, and acknowledge their contribution in the growth of the education sector. The market research study was conducted by Brands Academy to select the winner in the month of March 2014. ICFAI Universities: ICFAI has set-up 11 Universities across India at Hyderabad (ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, which is a Deemed University) Tripura, Tripura, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, Tripura, Jaipur, Himachal Pradesh (Baddi) and Raipur. The ICFAI Universities offer various Bachelor’s and Master’s Programs in Management, Science and Technology, Law, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Information Technology and other areas.



The ICFAI Group has been recognized as a “Great Place to Study in India” on June 24, 2014 at the House of Commons, London, United Kingdom. The award has been presented by Bob Blackman, Member of Parliament, UK to ICFAI Group represented by Sudhakar Rao, Director, Branding. SkillTree Knowledge Consortium constituted these awards which in its communication said, “With true sense, your institute is a great place to study not only for Indian students but also for global students. Your vision and excellence practice have allowed us to count you as face of Indian higher education”.

While receiving the award Sudhakar Rao said, “On behalf of the ICFAI University, I am deeply honored to receive the prestigious award especially presented at the House of Commons. This award will no doubt increase our commitment towards quality education benchmarks and is a befitting reward to the several innovative steps the University has taken to achieve quality higher education. The University offers a balance between academic, co-curricular, extracurricular and social activities to help the students become well-rounded persons with concern for the society”.

"Skill Tree Great Place to Study is an international academic auditing and research wing that studies, recognizes and creates great institutions of international standard. It is a bi-annual recognition and India's only international award and felicitation platform. It has a thorough scrutinizing process of rigorous research and auditing, & a dedicated jury that goes about its task scrupulously. To ensure that the credibility of the process is not compromised, there are also in place high-end transparent benchmarks for the selection of institutions. The objective is to highlight institutions that offer excellent world class education. This was our first certification ceremony," elaborates Shekhar A. Bhattacharjee, Founder, SkillTree Knowledge Consortium, on the aims and aspirations of 'SkillTree Great Place to Study'.

The high-profile gathering saw senior representatives from over 20 of India’s most prominent colleges and universities interacted with esteemed UK Public personalities, business leaders and academicians from education sector.

About the event: To showcase India’s prowess as a global-leader in education attainment as well as to demonstrate the country’s vast potential as a hub of learning and development. SkillTree Knowledge consortium, India’s first syndicate of private universities and institutions in the country, has launched this unique initiative. The event was organized in association with the international communications and brand consultancy “Sterling Media” and is powered by “Lavasa Corporation Limited”, a subsidiary of HCC (Hindustan Construction Company).

ICFAI Group –
ICFAI University – ICFAI Group has established 11 Universities across India at Hyderabad (ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, which is a Deemed University) Tripura, Tripura, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, Tripura, Jaipur, Himachal Pradesh (Baddi) and Raipur.

The ICFAI Universities offer various Bachelor’s and Master’s Programs in Management, Science and Technology, Law, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Information Technology and other areas.

ICFAI Business School (IBS) – Additional 9 ICFAI Business Schools (IBS) are also set up for the last 17 years offering high-end business management program at PG level.

ICFAI Flexible Learning – Furthermore the Group can boast of a large Distance Learning Program which has at any point in time over a Lakh of students in the system.