MIT ADT Ties Up with IPL to Change the Product Management Landscape in India


Pune: The ‘Institute of Product Leadership’ has announced its proud association with MIT ADT University for conducting ‘Executive MBA (EMBA) in Product Leadership’ in the learning haven of Pune, Maharashtra. The official inauguration ceremony was held on 24th November 2018, at MIT ADT Campus, Rajbaug Loni Kalbhorthe. Dignitaries and stalwarts such as Prof. Dr. Mangesh Karad, Executive President, MIT- ADT University; Prof. Dr. Sunil Rai, Vice Chancellor, MIT- ADT University; Prof. Sunita Karad, Director, ICT & MITCOM, Pune, and Prof. Pinkesh Shah, Ex-VP, Global Products, McAfee and Co-Founder, Institute of Product Leadership.

23 aspiring product leaders have already signed up for the 18-month long EMBA programme. To be held on alternate weekends, the campus immersion program is ideal for professionals with over five years of professional experience. The EMBA primarily focuses on product management and fast-tracking students into leadership roles.

“Experiential program and faculty comprising of industry leaders and thought leadership behind the Programme Content with the genetic infusion of product mindset were critical in my decision for selecting IPL ahead of an IIM or an ISB,” said Ravi Shankar, Director, Product Management at Optiva Inc, who is one among the 23 students who have signed up for the programme.

‘Learning by doing’ is the core value of IPL’s learning model, which is built around experiential, contemporary ‘Executive Education’ for working professionals. IPL brings Silicon Valley’s best product and data practices to the Indian ecosystem. So far, the institute has accelerated the careers of over 1500+ professionals into top product roles with dedicated expertise and guidance.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Pinkesh Shah, Co-founder, IPL, said, “This collaboration with MIT ADT is a proud moment for us and will further enable us to transform the product leadership landscape in India. We hope these baby steps can create a butterfly effect in the world of product leadership. We, at IPL, believe in our mission of ‘Creating 10,000 product leaders in India.”

IPL has launched the first cohort of EMBA in Product Leadership at MIT ADT with scholarships to encourage learning among professionals looking to make a crucial career transition.