Pallab Bose

Founder Director/ CEO IFDA- College of Fashion & Interior Design. Motivational Speaker/Corporate Soft Skills Facilitator/ Career Coach/Image Consultant/ Emcee-Show Host/ Show Director Blogger

A Message from our CEO


Hi friends,

By the time you read this, I hope the Covid 19 wave would have subsided and hopefully, Coronavirus shall find another planet to reproduce and prosper.

2020/2021…??? Historic, memorable, or most horrible… should I say? Our generation shall never forget it..and it will go down in history.

Hope all of you are safe, hale’n’hearty.

For a person like me, who for the past 25+ years of my career, has been travailing for more than 20 days a month for work, was compelled to be indoors, working online. But like many of us in the Design industry, I am a people’s person and my work is driven by the physical presence of other people. We suffered in agony. The pain of our industry shut down, to the financial crisis, coupled with mental stress and friction with other family members, who had not been used to, all these years, having me around too much, for too long.

I am sure, we all have our stories to tell. But a lot to learn from 2020. We started towards the beginning of 2020, right at the time when the pandemic hit India. And after juggling through online, we are now offline, at our campus, right at the student’s hub of Pune.

Our dream is to see every student who joins us, after a few years, become successful designers and earn NAME, FAME and MONEY.

Best of luck. Happy designing!!!

ABOUT ME – Brief

More than 25 years of experience in Media, PR, Image Management, Events, Soft Skills Training, and Corporate Brand Management space- a professional Emcee, Show Director and Motivational Speaker of live stage events/shows, outbound and in-bound Training, equipped with high oratory and writing skills and have worked in all mediums of the Media( Print, Radio, TV, Digital) and the Corporate world.

Since April’2020, I have been moderating and delivering Career Development and Corporate Soft Skills/ Motivational Webinars, Live Interviews of Celebrities for Media and Virtual Corporate events/Fashion shows lately. Till date, have hosted, anchored and moderated about 100+ webinars.

Currently, since Dec’20, gradually getting back to doing Live, physical, offline Training sessions and Events.

So far I have Hosted and Directed as Emcee/ Show Host/ Show Director more than 3000 live, onstage, Fashion Shows, Corporate events/ seminars/ conferences etc and conducted 500+ Soft skills, Motivational and Career Development Training sessions involing 25,000+ attendees, senior level campus students to Senior Management in the Corporate space.

Experience

SOFT SKILLS TRAINING

1998-2021:-

Organize workshops and undertake training sessions in various cities related to Corporate Soft Skills, Career Development, Campus Placement Training, Finishing & Grooming, Personality Development & English communication skills etc. Now doing CAREER and CORPORATE SOFT SKILLS Masterclasses/Webinars regularly online.

Trained and groomed more than 25,000 students and professionals from Entry to Senior Management levels.

Corporate institutions including Xerox, LG Electronics, SOS International, HCL Technologies Ltd, IBM, SRF Limited, Ayur Herbals, ACC Cement Ltd. World Vision India (an international NGO), Bacardi India Ltd., UB Group, ICICI Bank, ABB India, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), The Times of India etc

Training/Coaching regularly in various educattional institutes like Birla Institute of Technology and Management (BIMTECH), Greater Noida, ACCURATE Institute of Management and Technology, Noida, Global Group of Institutions, Jabalpur, RJIT, Gwalior, Accurate Institute of Management, Noida, AMITY University, Mangalayatan University, Aligarh, International Institute of Fashion Technology (I.I.F.T.), 25-30 different study centres of Inter National Institute of Fashion Design (I.N.I.F.D.) all over India, Frankfinn Institute of Airhostess Training, Skyline Business School, IMS, Mother’s Pride, Mama’s Pride School (Jalandhar), BSSS College, Bhopal, Gwalior Glory School, Ryan International School, The Shri Ram School, New Delhi, Mata Gujri Girls College, Jabalpur, Global Group of Instituions, Jabalpur, Guru Nanak Khalsa College,YamunaNagar, Gandhi Memorial College, Ambala, etc.

1992- till date:-

Training contestants to the Femina Miss India pageant and enhancing their skills in Communication, Catwalk, Finishing & Grooming and overall development.

Sr. Trainer with Femina Believe-Times Response learning Academy

2008-09:-

Head of National Training & Development cell of National Institute of Finance (NIFA) and GT Hardware Computers Ltd.

2009-12:-

Chief Trainer and Head of Training cell of Mangalayatan University for their Faculty Development and Campus Placement training of all their approx.4000 students, with a team of 5-6 In-house trainers.

Head-Marketing/Corporate Communication and Training & Placements of IIFT Group (International Institute of Fashion Technology), taking care of all the 60 centres nationwide and 4-5 centres abroad.

2012- till Date:-

A Corporate Anchor, Campus Coach, Corporate Soft skills Trainer and Motivator working freelance and under contracts.

BROADCAST

1987-97:-

Presented English programmes as a Radio Jockey on All India Radio & Times F M Radio regularly for 10 years. Have presented more than 500+ programmes on various radio channels.

1994-96:-

Represented Jain Business New division (Jain TV) as the English newsreader for over 1 year. Read the live news, twice daily, from their base at Dubna (Moscow), Read about 500 news bulletins

1996-97:-

Represented Asia Television Network Ltd. (ATN) as an English newsreader. Read the hourly special bulletins on UP Elections ‘96, live from their base at Singapore. Read about 100 news bulletins.

1999-2001:-

Anchored the News Bulletins on Jain TV, New Delhi studios. During this period, anchored more than 1000 news bulletins and talk shows

2000-2001:-

Anchored sports news on DD Sports channel on behalf of TWI for over a year.

2011-2014:-

Worked as a regular freelancer for about 3 years with E TV- Hindi channels (Rajasthan, UP, MP) as a Programme Producer- Fashion, Lifestyle, Entertainment and produced, anchored and voiced two weekly programmes- Catwalk and Movie Masala for 56 episodes each.

JOURNALISM

1990-2021:-

Contributing writer for well-known news paper and magazines like Gulf News (Dubai), The Hindustan Times, The Times of India, Femina, Tribune, Navbharat Times, Newsman Features news agency etc. Specialize in writing on Soft skills, Education, Jobs & Careers, Cinema, Fashion & Lifestyle, Films, Human-interest stories and Celebrity profiles. (More than 1000+ published articles). Also worked as a Editorial Director on Entertainment, Fashion and Lifestyle for UNI Television, supplying news software to more than 25 National and Regional news channels.

Currently since the past few years, writing Articles and Blogs regularly on various Media and Social sites in the Digital space.

CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS- IMAGE MANAGEMENT

1990-2019 Worked with various clients to produce corporate films, advertising creatives, Press and Media Relations et al

My client list include-

  • Music Cos. like Magnasound, BMG Crescendo Pvt. Ltd.
  • Home appliances & Entertainment electronics Cos– BPL, LG Electronics,
  • Fashion & Lifestyle labels – Jaaved Habibs, Shannaz Hussain, Da Milano, Louis Ferraud, HOPP of the House of Pearls, KalpanaSarees, Srijan and fashion designers like JJValaya, ‘Lavanya’ by RituBeri, JattinKochar, PankajSabharwal, RoubleDunglay, Expressionist by Jaspreet, Suvanya designs by designer duo Vanya&Sumant, RCS at Chandigarh etc
  • Educational Institutes– The National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Pearl Academy of Fashion, Starex International School (an international chain of IB Schools in India), Amity University, RAI Foundation, INIFD, International Institute of Fashion Technology, Sai Institute of Management- Dehradun, Global Retail School, etc.
  • Others– The Times of India, Xerox, HDFC Bank, ACC Cement, Ayur Herbals 21st Milestone, SOTAS S3 net, Rotomac BRAINS Computer Education, PIE Education & PIE Webtutor. com, DalerMehendi Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, Ozone Ayurvedics (makers of NO MARKS & ITIS eye drops), Uttarakhand Blood Bank,etc

ANCHORING/ SHOW HOSTING/ SHOW DIRECTION/ EVENTS

1990-2020:-

Compered and Directed more than 3000+ live shows all over India and internationally. Voice-overs for various Advertisement Commercials, Documentary / Corporate Films and TelevisionprogrammesCompere / Master of Ceremonies of live Corporate Product Launches, Trade Shows, Government Seminars and Conferences, Fashion Shows, Beauty Pageants, Entertainment Shows, Quiz Programs, Sales Conferences, Product Launches, Art Auctions etc.

(My client list include companies like ABB Power Ltd., SEBI, Mumbai, Microsoft, Xerox, Reliance Infocom, Gillette, SONY, BPL, LG Electronics, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Hero Honda, Honda Siel India Ltd., OCM, Reebok, Escorts, Hero Motors, Liberty, Apparel Export Promotion Council AEPC), India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), Inter National Institute of Fashion Design. (INIFD), Pearl Academy of Fashion, International Institute of Fashion Technology (IIFT), Madhya Pradesh Tourism, U.P. Tourism, UP Handlooms, Aristocrat Premium Whisky, White & Mackey, Kingfisher of UB Group, British Petroleum, Intel, Oberoi Hotels, Park Royale,Hyatt Regency Hotel, Indian Oil Corporation, Indian Medical Association, Ayur Herbals, Shell, Chandigarh Tourism, Central Information Commission ( Govt. of India), Ozone Ayurvedics (No Marks), ACC Cement Ltd. HDFC Bank, Frankfinn Institute of Airhostess Training, Helpage India, Media groups like Times of India, Economic Times, ET Now news channel, Dainik Bhaskar and Rajasthan Patrika, Doordarshan, All India Radio FM etc. and World Health Organization, India)

Education

1990

B.A. English (Hons.), Kirorimal College, University of Delhi

1992

M.A. English, St. Stephens College, Delhi University

1994

MBA, (Human Resource Management) HRM, IMT, Ghaziabad Institute of Management Technology