Navdeep Ahuja, CEO and Founder, Panache with Former Indian Cricketer Javagal Srinath
Navdeep Ahuja, CEO and Founder, Panache with Former Indian Cricketer Javagal Srinath

The school that has been delivering academic, training and skill development for over 8 years now; boasts of being the largest DJ and Sound Engineering Institute in Andhra Pradesh in terms of campus size, faculty strength, facilities and infrastructure; and of being India’s first school to be accredited Pioneer PRO DJ affiliation in 2008. It is no wonder then, that Navdeep Ahuja, CEO and Founder — Panache, School of Sound received the Education Excellence Award in the Music Technology category for his contribution to the industry through his institute.

In a ceremony recently, the Education Excellence Awards, a leading name in education industry announced winners for their accolades, which felicitate professionals from the education industry for their commitment to excellence in education. On receiving the award, Navdeep Ahuja said, “It is indeed an honour to receive this award. It feels great to see your efforts being recognised by the industry This is one industry that gives every individual the opportunity to be his own boss. We, at Panache, School of Sound, not only look at skill development but also focus on entrepreneurship spirit.”

Established in April 2007, Panache, School of Sound, was born to impart education to aspirants who dream of attaining quality skills and becoming professionals in the music and entertainment industry. It comprises three key schools: School of Sound Engineering, DJ School and Event Management School. They also started Radio Jockey, Photography and Music Production from academic year 2013-14. The courses and certifications are of high repute with international qualifications and industry recognition. So far, 2,000 students have graduated from the institute.

News feature in Times of India, 13-Jun-2015



The winners for the awards were decided based on extensive market research conducted by BIG Research. From over 1,500 nominations, 950 institutions made it to the next stage after initial screenings. Finally comparison of the participants in a particular category on different criteria was done to select the winners.

The CEO of the school of sound, Navdeep has a dual Master’s degree from UK in Business Administration and Management and comes with over 10 years of experience in events, adding value to the event management program by bringing in expertise in field work, concept development, event marketing and promotion engagement of activities. He also develops entrepreneurial skills among students as part of the program.