Mr. Pradip Chopra, Chairman of iLEAD, did his graduation in Chemistry from
St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata in 1973. Thereafter, he took many part time
courses especially on General Management, Hotel Management and German
language courses for three years.
Mr. Chopra is passionate about education and spends almost six hours every day teaching students of St. Xavier’s College and J. D. Birla Institute almost six days a week. Let’s see what his students have to say after getting classes from Mr. Chopra.To know that click on video
He is the Convener of TPF (Terapanth Professional Forum) initiative UDAAN which provides 100% scholarship to meritorious but financially weak students from all over the country. All students irrespective of their cast, community, religion can apply for this scholarship.
Pradip Chopra is also the President of Murshidabad Heritage Development Society (MHDS). He has written several books on Real Estate, Personality Development, relationships etc. He contributed many articles in the leading national dailies such as The Hindu, The Statesman, Times of India, Hindustan Times and The Telegraph on Real Estate.
Mr. Chopra is the Editor-in- Chief of iLEAD Publications. He has authored several books on Real Estate, Management and Personality Development for the benefits of the Real Estate Industries and student and public in general. Here’s a
List of some of his published works:
Apartment Buying to Real Estate Investing
Simple tools for complex living
How green is your housing complex
Your guide to prevent & Fight Fire in Housing Complexes
Be Money Smart
Simple Tools for Soft Skills
Be Money Smart
Sheherwali: A Royal Cuisine
On Love & Romance in Marriage
Rajesh Khanna: The man and the magic
Awarded the prestigious Plasticon 2000 award from Plast India Foundation for Developing an Eco friendly wood substitute Eco-Wood out of Municipal solid waste
Acted as the Editor of the CREDAI’s National Magazine
Guest faculty in many reputed Management Institutes
Speakers at many National and State level seminars and workshops, as organised by CREDAI, Indian Institute of Town Planners, Indian Institute of Architects & Engineers, Indian Institute of Valuers, St. Xavier’s College, EIILM, Heritage Institute, Future Institute of Management etc
Founded a German Company ‘A. P. Handels and Vertriebs GmbH’ in Bremen, Germany in 1991 which is presently the largest seller of tombstones from India in the German market
Chairman of iLEAD (Institute of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development) – a media and management institute affiliated to WBUT, PTU and collaboration with Jadavpur University (Kolkata), Yunnan Normal University Business School (Kunming, China), Dhaka University (Dhaka, Bangladesh), Capital University (Columbus, Ohio, USA), Noble Institution for Environmental Peace (Toronto, Canada), etc.
Chairman and Managing Director of PS Group of companies which has completed over 200 Real Estate projects (in the last 30 years) including some of the Kolkata’s landmarks such as Trinity Tower, Trinity Plaza, Windsor Manor, Classica, Astral, Sherwood Estate etc. Other eminent projects of PS Group include Camac Square, PS Ixora, PS Premiera, Sherwood Estate, Diamond City South, PS Srijan Tech Park, Grand Mall ( in Chennai) to name a few.
Chairman of Educational Committee of CREDAI National for last five years
Chairman of IMC of Women’s ITI currently adopted by CREDAI Bengal
Chairman of ITI for physically challenged boys and girls currently adopted by PS Group
Board member of Jain Vishva Bharti University in Ladnun, Rajasthan, JD Birla Institute (Kolkata), Abhinav Bharati High School (Kolkata), The Newtown School (Kolkata), etc.
Founder Regional Chairman of the Export Promotion Council for EOUs and SEZ units
Founder, member of CREDAI Bengal
Former President of Falta Chamber of Commerce
Former Honorary Secretary of Indian Plastic Federation
Former Honorary Secretary CREDAI Bengal
Former Vice President CREDAI Bengal.
Former Executive Committee member of CREDAI National
Former Editor of CREDAI National Magazine, The Real Estate Review
The biggest impediment for India’s growth today is the lack of skilled manpower despite the fact that India has the world’s largest population of youngsters below 25 years of age.
Unless India quickly expands its educational infrastructure, this advantage could become liability as unskilled and unemployed youth could be a very destructive force. However, India could empower its youth by imparting skill which would ensure employment and inspire them to make positive contribution towards the country’s growth.
To achieve that Mr. Chopra has started several CSR initiatives under PS Group appropriately named as ‘Nayee Disha’ and ‘Supersoft’ with a mission to empower over one million youngsters with skills that would make them employable. Already several thousand youngsters from different strata of society are being trained under these initiatives with vocational as well as soft skills.