Students Testimonials



Dear Ma'am,


It fills my heart with pride and gratitude as I write it.


"My journey with Podar has been one of the most vibrant experiences of my life. The adept knowledge of the faculty have helped mold and sharpen my intellect with theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The rigor of the course structure and curriculum has provided me an extensive understanding of the core subjects and prepared me to be industry ready. The students and staff are an extended family of mine and have had a positive impact on my growth. The degree awarded serves as a solid platform and foundation for further studies and a robust career in my field of choice."


Siddhant Babla



After completing my 12th grade when I was standing at threshold where I had to decide what I wanted to do in terms of my further studies, I was very stern about doing something which not only helps me to grow but also evolve. I came across Podar World College over a cup of coffee with my aunt and was curious to know about the University Of London- Academic Direction London School Of Economics and Political Sciences at PWC. I was excited to know that it was possible to have a University of London degree without shifting base to London. When I first visited the institute I was greatly satisfied and confident that here I will not only grow but also evolve. Mainly because in our junior colleges, students bunk the classes and take prior tuitions.


Here I have the guidance of the most understanding and motivating faculty which has taught me to be more disciplined, hardworking and a goal oriented. I am pursuing Bsc. Accounting and Finance and my first year at Podar has been a great learning experience. Along with my BSc. I am also pursuing CIMA and the various opportunities at Podar like my summer internship at Ernst & Young which has made me a more confident person.


After completing my BSc. I wish to pursue masters in financial economics and a MBA.


Lastly, Podar has taught me to reach beyond my books and has changed my view towards my education.


I am learning Bharatnatyam since 10 years and have also performed at various festivals; my college has always encouraged my dream to promote Indian culture and heritage through my passion.


Ms. Anushree Parekh
Year I student of Podar World College



I have always felt that I was so lucky to be a student at Podar World College, and not at any other college. The thing I admire the most about Podar is the support I received from the teachers. I wouldn't have been able to achieve what I have achieved without that caring environment. I can positively say that Podar has helped me develop a positive attitude towards my studies and discover more about myself. Teachers are very caring and interested in students’ well-being. The teachers do push you a bit harder which is great when you get the results you need. Pursuing a University of London International Programmes with Podar has made me fortunate enough to Intern at ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company. Getting this internship all by my self has allowed me to hone my skills, especially those in my field of study, practice public speaking, experience composing a research report and perform actual research with experienced, brilliant, and like-minded people.


Ria Munot
Year II B.Sc Banking & Finance



I fondly remember my starting few days as a fresher at Podar World College back in 2013, esurient for knowledge, guidance and support. All of which have been so generously provided for. Be it by means of classroom assistance or the innumerable doubt solving sessions, not to forget the ever so kind and caring words of encouragement.


The institution plays more of a family than just a place I seek academic guidance from. All members have been of immense help both academically and as being on the whole.


It is a privilege to be able to pursue such a prestigious course in the comfort of home. I am currently in my last year and the journey so far has completely transformed my perspective of the subject and the world we live in, the kind of clarity and command gained is unmatched.


Ms. Aditi Singh
Year III - B.Sc Economics



After completing her Baccalaureate from Vishwashanti Gurukul World School in 2008, she pursued her undergraduate degree from University of London in Economics with assistance from Podar World College. During the three year programme, she was involved in a number of activities and internships. Some of these include, a training program with UTI Mutual Fund and the LSE Summer School. She has attended various Model United Nations Conferences providing resolutions to some of the most current issues facing the world. Some of the areas in which the issues were covered were review of the International Currency, Tax Havens and Agricultural Trade Barriers. She also participated in the Young Change makers Conclave at United Nations Information Centre of India & Bhutan. She worked in a team of seven and provided a plan to eradicate poverty in India. The plan won a 'Special Mention' award and was encouraged to carry out. Before graduating, she also interned at Oxfam India's Programme Management and Resource Mobilisation Division.


Currently, she is engaged as a Research Analyst at the Public Policy Division of Athena Infonomics in Chennai (a consultancy start up, founded by Dr. S. Narayan - Former Economic Advisor to Prime Minister of India). Since then, she has worked on several projects for bilateral agencies, industry bodies, federal as well as a few state governments; in areas of Public Private Partnerships, economic policy and public finance, international trade and social infrastructure.


Saloni Shah



Pankhuri completed her I.G.C.S.E and A Levels from Podar International School. She was a world topper in Economics in I.G.C.S.E. She is the secretary of the International Organization, Rotaract club wherein they serve the community and also is a professional Jazz dancer.


She persuaded B.SC in Economics & Finance from The University of London-Lead College – London School of Economics & Political Science through Podar World College. At present she is working with MORGAN STANLEY CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL at their only office in India. She is working as a Financial Analyst in the Index Business Management Unit.


Profile of Pankhuri:

  • World topper in economics in IGCSE November 2007 by University of Cambridge international examinations.
  • Participated in the Harvard college Asia program 2012 conference on the theme "technology and social (In) justice" wherein got the opportunity to work and share ideas with 12 Harvard college delegates.
  • Secured 1st position in an all India intercollegiate management festival on stock markets, "running with the bulls" and "bulls and bear" 2012.
  • Elected as the President of the student council by the management committee of my college, Podar World College, University of London International Program(LSE)for the year 2012-2013.
  • Won awards for SOCIAL SERVICE in the rotary club such as:
    conducting English classes for BMC schools adopted by the club
    Participation in various beach cleanup drives
    Contribution in organizing and conducting the "blood donation camp"
  • Was elected for the H.R Model United Nations 2010-2011 on the committee "model World bank forum"


Pankhuri Bansal



PODAR has been nurturing my future since 2009. This place has grown me and molded me into a person I happen to admire now. I did my IBDP and my graduation here. I spent 5 of my growing years here and I would not change a thing about it.


Podar is not just an education center but also a family. I would like to share an incident to further explain that; after completing my IBDP. I admitted myself into another education center offering the University of London International Programmes. The other education center was fantastic but however it was NOT PODAR. Hence leading to me transferring myself back to Podar World College. Here there is no favoritism or biases, every teacher has an eye on every student’s move. And not just the teachers but also the Dean, Dr.Vandana Lulla is equally invested in each student’s progress!


Teachers like Sonia & Gitanjalee Maam and Chandresh sir are very friendly and speak the student’s language but despite the comfort level, students highly respect them and follow their every advice. Furthermore, faculty like Sunita & Aarti Maam help the students unwind even emotionally! I still remember my first day after I got myself transferred back, I was so nervous and felt socially unstable. That is when Aati Maam held my hand and boosted my confidence and helped me make an impact on my class. Likewise I cannot even describe the countless numbers of time Sunita Maam has given me her own childlike treatment. Going through every little detail with me right from my subject selection and registration procedures to my VISA application procedures and recommendation letters for my University.


Also I would like to add, that in the past 5 years it’s not just me that has grown and improved. But I have also witnessed Podar as an institute to improve technologically and infrastructurally! The most amazing part of this institute is that it never gives up! It believes in making itself and its students change for the better constantly.


I will always owe a great proportion of my success to Podar!


Taniya Bukalsariya
Msc. Student at University Of Warwick.



Sameer has done IGCSE and IBDP from Podar International school .He didn't want to get into the local environment of education. Though there were many competing private universities here, he chose UOLIP mainly because of the content of the course. The deep analysis and the need to broaden ones horizon during the essential academic years, caught his eye within this programme. Also the vast choices of subjects offered in each group with equal depth was very interesting for him. Also the fact that he could study such a course in his hometown at a fraction of the cost was the icing on the cake. He persuaded B.Sc in Economics and Management from Podar World College.


Profile:

  • World topper in Principles of Marketing in University of London International Programmes, 2012 session.
  • Undertaken a Research Project on the Market Structure of Gaming consoles in my School.
  • Passed Common Proficiency Test (CPT) with a score of 116, December 2010.
  • Attended the Harvard College in Asia Program (HCAP), 2012, where we interacted and debated with students from Harvard University on the topic of 'Technology and social (in) justice'
  • Team leader in PolyU Global Student Challenge, 2010, an innovation and entrepreneurship competition conducted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong. We reached the semis in this competition.
  • Have an experience of over 300 hours of community service during my IBDP – which included teaching English to underprivileged children, driving a blood donation camp in our college, entertaining elderly and children in old age homes and orphanages.
  • Have regularly attended Model United Nationsconferences in 2008, 2009, 2011.
  • Got the best speaker award in inter-house debates and Model United Nations in 2008.
  • Got the Principal award for the year 2009 and Outstanding Achiever award for the year 2010.

Sameer Mehta