2013: SOIL is awarded the SHRM’s ‘Game Changer’ Academic Institute of the Year Award.

Harvard Business School
2013: Dr. Srikant Datar of Harvard Business School invites SOIL to a conference on ‘Rethinking the MBA‘to present its unique learning model.

2012: SOIL is recognized by the academic committee of CEDEP as an innovation in higher education.

The Planning Commission
2011: SOIL is invited by the Planning Commission of India to assist with the planning of the 12th Five
Year Plan.

The Planning CommissionAll India Management Association & Accenture
2010: SOIL is named amongst the top 3 Innovators in India by All India Management Association and

IIM, Ahmedabad
2010: IIM Ahmedabad names SOIL as a ‘game changer’ in Higher Education.


Grow Talent Company, established in 2000, has earned its place in the strategic HR consulting and Leadership Development space. In the last 15 years it has enabled a large number of global and local organizations to achieve breakthrough performance by realizing the potential of their people and creating a talent advantage.

The founders of Grow Talent Company came together to create a post graduate business school in 2009 to nurture leaders who can build organizations of consequence. For this they collaborated with a consortium of 32 companies who believed in the philosophy and value proposition (Aditya Birla Group, Dr Reddys, Hindustan Unilever, Infosys, Johnson and Johnson, Kohler, Larsen and Toubro, Mahindra, Max, Maruti Suzuki, Nokia, SAS, SAP SRF, Schneider, Symphony, Tata Steel, TVS Motors, Volvo-Eicher to name a few.)

The industry consortium’s involvement is what makes us who we are. They have been part of our visioning and have helped us through each stage of growth in the past several years. When we began as a one year program in the Indian context, the recognition was limited amidst parents and students. However, thanks to years of our consulting work prior to the business school, leading companies lent their name to this institution of excellence. They joined hands with us to literally ‘co-create’ a business school that addresses the needs of corporate India. Even before we began the school we had several rounds of discussion with this group of senior leaders to formulate our curriculum and admissions process. They lent their whole hearted support to our interview process in selecting every batch of SOIL students and mentored them through the year as well to ensure their leadership learning is of the highest quality. We believe that their belief in us and their experience has enriched our very existence.