Our Founder President & Chancellor
Late Prof. Dr. (Col) A. Balasubramanian, Founder President & Chancellor, Sri Balaji University, Pune
How would you describe the greatness of a person when he is incomparable? Maybe a metaphor would justify his larger-than-life character. But then a metaphor of what class and generation? Your mind would simply embark on a journey of emotions when you soulfully explore the life of Late. Prof. Dr. (Col.) A. Balasubramanian. The founder of Sri Balaji Society (SBS), the creator of Sri Balaji University, Pune (SBUP), and the craftsman of many lives.
A soldier by heart and a warrior by soul, Late. Prof. Dr. (Col.) A. Balasubramanian was also a trainer, a consultant, a gifted writer, an author, and the pioneer who conceived the idea of creating the first Post Graduate Management Institute in India exclusively for the Defence Personnel and their dependents. Also, his contributions had been instrumental in setting up the Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS).
Born in a poor family, he fought against all odds to complete his education. He joined the Indian army as a sepoy and retired as a subedar after 28 years of service which saw him engaged in the 1965 and 1971 wars against Pakistan and the IPKF operations in Sri Lanka in 1991. While wearing the uniform, he acquired three post-graduate degrees with flying colors. Late. Prof. Dr. (Col) A. Balasubramanian was the first Indian from the Armed Forces in the history of India to be conferred the Honorary Rank of Colonel after retirement. Standing tall with him on this exclusive dais are famous sportsmen like Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Abhinav Bindra, Mahender Singh Dhoni, and the famous actor Mohanlal.
A firm believer in the values of Discipline, Determination, and Dedication, he inspired and inculcated these values in the students of Sri Balaji University.
Standing firm on his values, he overcame mountains of obstacles to create Sri Balaji University, Pune in reality. Today, SBUP has four prestigious management institutes on one huge campus in Pune, well-known as Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM), Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management (BITM), Balaji Institute of International Business (BIIB), and Balaji Institute of Management & HRD (BIMHRD). Along with these, SBUP also has UG Programs with various specializations in BBA, BA, and BCA. We are also offering PG Program in MCA. The other colleges are Balaji College of Arts, Science & Commerce (BCACS), Balaji Junior College of Arts, Commerce & Science (BJCACS) providing education to the undergraduate students. More than 20000 alumni of Sri Balaji University, Pune are successfully working in the corporate world, across the globe. Many of them are successfully running their own businesses or are leading organizations in their senior management roles.
And all this and much more, the credit goes to none other than our founding father Late. Prof. Dr. (Col.) A. Balasubramanian. A million bow of honor to the creator of our world fondly called Bala Sir.
Bala Sir’s golden words to his students are ’Problems are Opportunities’.