06th July 2017


Date: July 06-09, 2017


FLAME was founded with the concept of liberal education as its cornerstone. FLAME celebrates ideas, cherishes diversity, and strives to deliver an academic experience that fosters intellectual curiosity, a critical thought process, self-reflection, leadership and teamwork skills, a sense of commitment and professionalism and a heightened sensitivity to one’s sociocultural environment. FLAME aims to provide an interdisciplinary platform of education by propagating different models and paradigms through, but not limited to, history, philosophy, political sciences,psychology,business,economics,mathematics and finance.

As part of its endeavor to constantly redefine education, FLAME inducted the FLAME Investment Lab (FIL), an initiative that strives to deliver the concepts and decipher the art of value investing to interested students. FIL believes in the dictum “invest in yourself”. It provides tools for self-learning and acquiring knowledge, constantly striving for intellectual stimulation and asking questions. FIL strives to widen your horizons, aiding you to connect the dots within seemingly disparate information. FIL truly believes that the best investment is investing in yourself. As Socrates has said,“I cannot teach anybody anything.I can only make them think.”

After hosting multiple programs and FIL alumni meets that covered topics like valuation, accounting shenanigans, investment checklists, mental heuristics and negotiation amongst others, FIL is planning another program, ‘FLAME Investment Lab – Behavioral Finance and Value Investing with Sanjay Bakshi’.

Our Philosophy

FLAME Investment Lab Resources

Over the years, FLAME Investment Lab has been able to attract the most revered and noted investment minds of the country. Their candid sessions elaborating their investment experience has gone a long way in shaping the investment thought processes of the participants.
Some of the wisdom from these investment masters can be found at:


Sanjay Bakshi
Sanjay is Adjunct Professor at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, where he teaches MBA students a popular course titled “Behavioral Finance & Business Valuation (BFBV)”.

Sanjay is also Managing Partner at ValueQuest Capital LLP a value investing firm based out of New Delhi.

Program Details

This workshop on Behavioral Finance and Value Investing, which will be spread over four days, will cover the following topics:

  • Day One and Two: The Psychology of Human Misjudgement
  • Day Three and Four: Value Investing

Selection Criteria

Total capacity is 70 of which 35 is reserved for FLAME Investment Lab alumni. For the remaining seats, selection will be based on scrutiny of a brief profile (less than one page) of applicants.

Only applicants who have not attended a previous FIL with Sanjay Bakshi programme will be eligible for selection.

Application Details

Application Procedure
To apply the applicant must:

  • Download the application from here: PDF / DOC
  • Complete the application and attach a colour photograph.
  • Provide details of two professional contacts in the application (ideally your current / previous supervisors).
  • Attach current resume / one-page profile.
  • If sponsored by employer, attach sponsorship letter on company letterhead.
  • Mail the completed application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Program Fees

  • INR 35,000 which includes tuition, course materials, meals and on campus accommodation. The gross proceeds collected will be donated to Moneylife Foundation.
  • Fee does not include travel and other incidental expenses.
  • Fees should be paid in cheque or demand draft and made payable to “FLAME University Pune”at Pune.
  • Payment should be mailed to - FLAME University, 401, Phoenix Complex, Bund Garden Road, Opp. Residency Club, Pune - 411001, Maharashtra, India.
  • For cancellations, please send an advance notice to the programme team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • You can avail a full refund if cancellation is made 3 weeks before the commencement of the programme; half the fee refund if cancellation is made 2 weeks before the commencement of the programme.There will be no refund if cancellation is made less than 2 weeks before the commencement of the programme.


Accommodation will be provided on a single room basis to all participants at the FLAME campus in Pune for three nights (July 06-08, 2017).

Application Deadline

May 24, 2017

Selection Notification

May 31, 2017
(Payments will be deposited after selection notification.)


July 06 - 09, 2017


FLAME University
Gat No. 1270, Lavale, Off. Pune Bangalore Highway,
Pune - 412115, Maharashtra, India.

Infrastructure & Facilities

FLAME offers 53 acres of tranquil space, just 13 kms.from the Pune University main gate. It is an eco-friendly campus adjoining a 18-hole golf course. FLAME has a football ground, international size cricket ground, tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, gymnasium and an outdoor swimming pool. FLAME also has a floodlit indoor sports hall with facilities for badminton, snooker and table tennis.

Its academic spaces include lecture theatres, conference rooms, a library, a performing arts studio, a visual arts studio, a sculpture studio, Physics, Chemistry & Biology labs, and amphitheatres. Some of the other amenities include cafes, Wi-fi connectivity,an infirmary and an ambulance in case of emergency.

During the duration of the program,participants are encouraged to explore the campus and use the facilities FLAME offers.

Library of Mistakes
FLAME University's Vivekananda library has become the first ever International branch of Library of Mistakes, Edinburgh. It is the only international branch outside of the home country. The Library of Mistakes, Edinburgh, is founded by the renowned market historian, Russell Napier. It provides a resource for the study of mistakes made in the sphere of business and finance, learning from the economic disasters of the past thereby improving financial understanding amongst professionals, students and the public. It focuses on the recorded uncertainty of how things work in the real world following the financial experiments of the past which ended in success and failures alike. Participants are allowed to browse through the resources of the Library of Mistakes at the FLAME Vivekananda Library.


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