Group Director’s Message


Dear Students,

Indira Group of Institutes- India’s premier education group has recently completed 2 successful decades in quality and career focused education. As we enter our 3rd decade, IGI aspires to extend its education philosophy in the exciting space of architecture and design.

India needs to grow faster to increase per capita income and create jobs for over 10 million people, who join the workforce every year. Indian economy is one of the fastest growing economies in the world with a GDP growth rate of approx. 7.4 per cent. One of the key industries to fuel this growth is the real estate and the infrastructure industry, as 10% of India’s GDP is based on construction activity.  We have to sustain it and take it forward.

The Government of India in the Union Budget 2014-15, has announced a project to develop ‘One Hundred Smart Cities’ as satellite towns of larger cities by modernizing the existing mid-sized cities in the country. INR 70.6 Billion has been allocated in the current fiscal year for the same. Future cities of India will require smart real estate and urban infrastructure. To achieve this there is a great demand for skilled and quality man power. Seeing the need for qualified, skilled hands and creative minds we are setting up ‘Indira College of Architecture and Design’ at Parandwadi, Pune.

At ICAD, education will be unique and challenging. With the state of the art infrastructure, emphasis on free thinking, technical expertise and design that addresses social and cultural issues, ICAD fosters new innovators and thought leaders within the community.

Creative minds are wholeheartedly welcomed at ICAD to explore an environment of holistic preparation, where latent talent is focused on and nurtured.

Let’s grow together at ICAD

Prof. Chetan Wakalkar