World's First Executive MBA in Product Leadership Batch Graduates

Top Quote CMR University and IPL Presents 26 High Potential Product Specialists to the world. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 03, 2015 - Bangalore, India : Institute of Product Leadership (IPL), India's first B-School for product professionals today announced that the 2015 batch of twenty six students achieved the honour of becoming the world's first graduates in Product Leadership, under the banner of the Institute of Product Leadership and the Executive Education Department of CMR University.

    Institute of Product Leadership is Asia's first business school focused on Product Leadership and is dedicated to nurturing Product Leaders of the future. Rajiv Mody, the Chairman, Managing Director, and CEO of Sasken Communication Technologies handed over the degrees to students of the Executive MBA program in the presence of Dr. Anand K Joshi, Honourable Vice Chancellor of CMR University and Pinkesh Shah, Co-founder and Director of Programs at the Institute of Product Leadership.

    In his convocation speech, Rajiv Mody congratulated the students for their great achievement and also for making an effort to transform their careers to stay competitive in the dynamic product industry. Mody reiterated that "Indian product engineering ecosystem needs some serious product leaders who can ideate, conceptualize and deliver global products."

    Executive MBA in Product Leadership is specially designed for senior product professionals to equip them for building an innovation to productizing it, in the context of both the global and emerging markets. The graduating batch of 26 students have an average corporate experience of 13 years and are working for the world's top Companies like Microsoft, HP, Mindtree, Cisco, Intel, Bosch, Infosys, IBM among others.

    During the program these 26 students have developed 13 concrete and innovative business ideas, complete with business plans, identified customer segments and working prototypes. 58% of the class has made the career transformation by moving up within their companies, getting placed in top companies or starting their own ventures.

    "Our programs are industry interfaced and dedicated to accelerate one's career path in the product development industry. Institute of Product leadership intends to build and nurture 10,000 product leaders and strengthen the product ecosystem in India through an institutional model. We congratulate all the students of the first batch and advise them to focus on building world class products", said Pinkesh Shah, Co-founder and Director of Programs, Institute of Product Leadership.

    The graduation ceremony witnessed who is who in the product industry and top CEO's of global firms.

    About Institute of Product Leadership (IPL):
    Institute of Product Leadership (IPL) founded in 2012 is India's first B-School for product professionals that is focused on Product Leadership. The institute has pioneered programs for mid-career professionals with an industry relevant curriculum and experiential learning model based on problem solving pedagogy with all courses delivered by real global practitioners & international faculty. IPL also introduced Asia's first 'mini' MBA program on Product Management & Product Marketing, Executive Post Graduate Program in Product Leadership (EPGPL) for senior engineering managers and TechLEAP program specifically designed for Product Architects & Technology Solution Managers. Headquartered in Bangalore with campus in San Francisco, USA, all of its programs are delivered by real product practitioners & world class faculty from the US. For more information, please visit:

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