• Overview
  • History
  • Inspiration
  • Vision

The S.L.Kirloskar Centre for Executive Education is a unique talent development centre that creates an engaging learning and research environment for the students. Established in the year 2013 by the Kirloskar Group, this centre is a part of the Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies located near Pune.

The S.L.Kirloskar Centre for Executive Education acts as a catalyst for professional development to meet the talent needs of the industry and helps professionals to update their knowledge and decision-making skills. At SLK Centre, participants have an access to high calibre academicians as well as industry experts in public and private sectors to keep a balance of theory and practice.
SLKCEE is the first and only Executive Education Centre in India which has its primary focus on the manufacturing industry. As the manufacturing industry in India is about to take a quantum leap forward, CEE participates by imparting knowledge on know-how, best practices, trends, insights and knowledge relevant to companies in the manufacturing industry.

Furthermore, SLKCEE holds the proud distinction of being the only private institute from western India chosen as the centre for Smart Automated Manufacturing and Rapid Transformation Hub – SMARTH which is a part of SMARTH UDYOG. This is an initiative by the Ministry of Industry Department of Heavy Industries (DHI) to promote Industry 4.0 revolution in India.

This government-led initiative aims to spread awareness and knowledge about manufacturing technologies in the effort to reduce costs, improve quality and accelerate customer response. In our endeavour to make SLKCEE the true Abode of Knowledge in today’s compelling fast-paced corporate world, we have tied up with Fran Haufer and the IIT Mumbai, making KIAMS a pivotal and strategic learning centre for executives. Our highly qualified faculty consistently insures that our training and off-site programs are updated to address and fulfil the needs of the hour.

A part of KIAMS, SLKCEE was conceived as Executive Centre and Knowledge hub for Kirloskar Group in the year of 1991. It has been a source of unbridled joy to the Kirloskar Brothers – who were personally involved in conceiving it and setting it up as a Centre of Excellence. It has brought immense pride to the numerous companies of Kirloskar Group for making their managers ‘globally fit’, and bringing quality budding managers in their folds. Till date, there are a total of 472 MDP Programs conducted through which 9462 Executives were accommodated. The Harihar Campus still continues to run Executive Programs.

Key Milestones

  • 1991 – Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) was conceived as an Executive Centre and knowledge hub for Kirloskar Group
  • 1995 – KIAMS was opened to Managers all over India
  • 1998 – Started fully residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management Program in Harihar (Karnataka) Campus
  • 2010 – PGDM Course starts in the second campus of KIAMS in Pune
  • 2013 – S.L.Kirloskar Centre for Executive Education was established in Pune Campus

“Economic preparedness is as vital as military preparedness” often said Mr. Shantanurao Laxmanrao Kirloskar (1903 – 1994), the name behind SLK Centre for Executive Education. He was a futurist who always worked towards making India globally competitive. In May 2003, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the then Prime Minister of India, released a commemorative postage stamp marking Mr. S.L. Kirloskar’s 100th centenary. SLK CEE takes great pride in being named after such a pioneer; a man who had unstinting faith in his ideas and had the courage to take on challenges towards achieving his goals. He continues to be the force behind our success and inspiration.

Aiming to be an outstanding Centre of Excellence committed to the competent building of individuals and organizations, through training and advisory services.

Mr. Somashekhar Krishnamani


Mr. Somashekhar Krishnamani is the Director of SL Kirloskar Center for Executive Education in Pune. He is a Learning and Development Professional, Academician and Research scholar who has 28 years of work experience. A decade and half of his experience is devoted to Consulting and providing Leadership Development solutions. His clients include some of the top Multinational companies and Indian companies across Telecom, Manufacturing, Technology, E-commerce and Food businesses.

In his earlier assignment with Indian School of Business he was the Key Account Manager for International relationship with Global Schools like Kellogg School of Management, NUS Singapore, Macquarie University Australia, Strathmore University Kenya and Coursera. His expertise includes designing programmes for independent and whole time Members of the Board and C-suite level leaders on corporate governance, triple bottom line and compliance.

Somashekhar has an MBA and M Phil in Management and has authored 2 business cases and 3 articles in Scopus rated Journals. He is also currently completing his doctorate.


Facilities at campus

• Croquet lawns
• Jogging and walking track
• Trekking
• Table tennis and Carrom
• Volleyball Court
• TV Lounge
• Well equipped Gymnasium
• Air-conditioned and well-equipped conference Halls.
• Video-conferencing and audio-visual facilities.
• Wi-Fi connectivity.
• Well-equipped library and resource centre.
• State-of-the-art telecommunications system.
• Syndicate rooms for small group discussions.
• Board rooms for meetings.
• Verdant lawns for breakout groups and conclaves.
• Access to a wide and rich collection of case studies and best practices.
• Back up genset for uninterrupted power supply.
• Excellent programme coordination and management services.
• 38 air-conditioned, twin occupancy rooms and Wi-Fi connectivity
• Exquisite dining facilities
• Get-togethers held on the sprawling lawns
• Well-trained and courteous staff
• Library

Key Programs

  • As per the directives of AICTE, we have already conducted an online test which included an aptitude and a communication test.