FLAME (Foundation for Liberal And Management Education) was founded in 2004, by Mr. Nemish Shah, Founder Director, FLAME, Philanthropist, Financial Advisor and Founder, Enam Financial Consultants Pvt. Ltd.; and Mr. Parag Shah, Founder Chairman, FLAME and an Entrepreneur of series of enterprises; with a desire to give something back to society. They decided to create an Educational Institute.
Dr. B.V. Doshi, the famous Indian Architect from Ahmedabad and Prof. Indira J. Parikh, Founder President, FLAME and former Dean, IIM, Ahmedabad then joined the effort to create FLAME, anchored in Liberal Education. FLAME is an Institution at Learning that aims to deliver experiential learning to foster in students; the professionalism, collaboration, appreciation of leadership, ability to work hard, take rational decisions, and develop high thinking and sensitization to social needs.
The concept of an undergraduate School of Liberal Education offering undergraduate programs in a host of subjects from the Creative Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences and applied areas; a School of Business offering a PGDM in Management, a School of Communication offering PGDM in Mass Media, a School of Performing Arts and a Center for Organizational Growth and Excellence offering Management Development Programs for the Industry emerged after discussions on the lacunae in the current education system with intellectuals, students and heads of educational institutions.
FLAME, spread on the 75 acres of green expanse aims to prepare graduates who have a strong desire to learn and grow continually, welcome new ideas, value diversity with desire to succeed and give one’s best towards excellence in all spheres of life. Its curriculum includes perspective building, skills and competencies for the communication skills, problem-solving skills, creativity, innovation and teamwork that also meet the needs of the diverse sectors of the country.