EMPI Business School Group, New Delhi was established in 1995 under the Society for Innovative Education and Development, by a group of nation builders who have been highly committed and successful professionals and academicians in their own respective domains. EMPI conceptualized by cognitive scientist Pankaj Saran, was initially inspired and supported by legends such as Mr. Ajit Haksar, Chairman Emeritus, ITC Ltd., Col. Satsangi, Founder Chairman, CSKM Educational Complex and Mr. Gurnam Saran, Former Director, BHEL; and thereafter joined in by Mr. D.V. Kapur, Founder NTPC; Mr. N. Vittal, Enabler of the Software and Telecom Revolution; Ms. Tara Sinha, Advertising Icon, Prof. Udai Pareek, Father of Indian HR and Mr. P. S. Bami, Fmr. Chairman NTPC.
It is based in a sprawling green, pollution-free, large residential campus in the picturesque south Delhi, Chattarpur area, adjacent to the Asola wildlife sanctuary. EMPI is a 'Modern Gurukul' of Management and Executive education - a melting pot of cultures, nationalities, ideas and diverse talent working and living together to actualise futuristic vision. As in a gurukul, EMPI lives by the philosophy that each learner - the'Shisya' is unique, requiring personalised attention from the 'Guru' for individual growth, enabling them to become not only outstanding professionals, but also socially responsible citizens. The endeavour for individual nurturing is based on scientific and modern psychology concepts and tools based on the work of Prof. Udai Pareek. EMPI has been consistently ranked amongst the top 25 Management institutions of the country.
EMPI’s guiding philosophy of ‘Innovating Futures’ is the basis for it's institutional ethos, wherein Innovation is achieved, not only through academic study and research at its B-School, but also by incubating and spinning off various initiatives and entities that impact the future. These initiatives are emergent from the dynamic inter-play of Technology, Academia, Public Policy and Civil Society, leading to the birth of a series of ‘Firsts’ in the country. EMPI has also developed a reputation for innovative international initiatives and for advocating innovations in national policy and governance, as part of its 'Mission Innovative India' launched by the President of India, H.E. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in the year 2005.