iLEAD Receives ‘Gold’ under the category of ‘Excellence in Green Tech and Sustainable Practices’ Award at The Economic Times’ TechEDU India Awards 2024

Kolkata, March 2024: The Institute of Leadership, Entrepreneurship And Development (iLEAD) proudly announces its latest accolade of winning ‘Gold’ in the category of “Excellence in Green Tech and Sustainable Practices”; award, received at the Economic Times’ TechEDU India Awards 2024 held in Mumbai. iLEAD was selected among the top 3 finalists, alongside Assam Downtown University and JSS Academy of Higher Education
and Research (Mysuru) under this esteemed category. The official tabulator of the prestigious award had been Ernst & Young (E&Y). This recognition underscores iLEAD’s commitment to promoting sustainability and environmental consciousness both within its campus and the broader community.

At the heart of iLEAD’s mission lies a dedication to promoting sustainable practices among its students and the surrounding community. From the inception of its fully sustainable green building, constructed entirely with up-cycled and recycled materials, to innovative initiatives like ‘Waste Billionaire’, iLEAD continues to lead by example in the realm of environmental stewardship. The ‘Waste Billionaire’ initiative stands as a testament to iLEAD’s innovative approach to sustainability. By transforming discarded items into up- cycled and recycled products, such as shelves crafted from old refrigerators and
sofas fashioned from bicycle tires, iLEAD not only reduces waste but also fosters economic growth within the community by providing employment opportunities.

“iLEAD’s commitment to sustainability extends beyond physical initiatives to encompass educational endeavors as well as the sole institution offering sustainable fashion and interior design courses in Kolkata, iLEAD is pioneering a new generation of environmentally conscious professionals. Additionally, the publication of the book Waste- ‘A Great Untapped Business Opportunity’ by Mr. Pradip Chopra underscores iLEAD’s dedication to fostering
innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of sustainability. Furthermore, our community engagement efforts, such as the eco-friendly Durga Puja celebration at Maitri Sangha last year featuring an idol crafted from discarded automobile parts, exemplify our holistic approach to sustainability”, said Ms. Pragya Chopra, Executive Director iLEAD.

“We are deeply honored to receive the ‘Excellence in Green Tech and Sustainable Practices’ award from The “Economic Times TechEDU India Awards 2024”,remarked Mr. Pradip Chopra, Chairman of iLEAD, who is at the helm of these sustainable initiatives. “This recognition validates our ongoing efforts to integrate sustainability into every facet of our institution and empower future leaders to embrace environmental responsibility”, he said.
As iLEAD continues to set the standard for excellence in green technology and sustainable practices, the institution remains steadfast in its commitment to driving positive environmental change and inspiring future generations to embrace sustainability as a core value.
About iLEAD: The Institute of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development (iLEAD) is a world-class premier institute based in Kolkata. We offer degree courses in media, management, design, technology, allied health, tourism and other professional studies both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels under the iLEAD School of Business, iLEAD School of Creativity and iLEAD School of Science and Technology. Recognized with Excellence in Academia Award in HRD India Awards 2023 in association with The Economic Times, Excellence in Green Tech and Sustainable Practices at The Economic Times TechEDU India Awards 2024, awarded with the Best Media and Mass Communication Institute at Gurukul Awards 2023, rated as the 4th Best Media School in India by KPMG, recognized by the ASSOCHAM Education Excellence Awards for endeavor to become visible in certain SAARC countries, adjudged College of The Year in t2 Festopolis, the Best Co-Curricular Activity College at Gurukul Awards, Best Entrepreneurship Development Program Institute at the Sankalp Education Awards, iLEAD, is affiliated to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology with 16+ international university collaborations.