About Us

Training And Skilling Solutions Provider

LIFT Academy is a National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) affiliated training partner for Logistics and Warehouse Operations through the Logistics Skills Council (LSC) and an affiliated training partner for Hospitality related programs through the Tourism and Hospitality Skills Council (THSC).

It is worth noting that LIFT Academy is, thus far, the only certified pan India centre for Reach Truck Operator training under the Central Government’s Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) Scheme.

In addition to developing content for specific NSDC-related courses, LIFT Academy designs customized training programs to meet client- specific needs.

The LIFT Advantage

LIFT Academy LLP is promoted by three entities:

Learning Design is at the core of every program. The focus is on:

  • Practical and need-based training
  • Consideration of target audience attributes
  • Analysis to simplify content, and make it interesting through the use of real life scenarios, stories, activities and games
  • Hands-on practice for application of knowledge

The Promoters

LIFT Academy’s strength lies in its ability to make the training relevant and engaging.

1. Integron, an 11-year old social enterprise in Facilities Management operations
2. Revival Engineers, a market leader in MHE supply and maintenance
3. Sucheta Phadke, a Learning & Development Design Strategist with extensive experience in design solutions for varied clients

Integron has trained around 5000 people and impacted 20,000 lives since inception in 2005. While township management, property management, facility management services and staffing solutions are the focus, the company took a concerted decision to create first breadwinners in disadvantaged families wherever possible.

Revival Engineers, a 35-year-old market leader for supply and maintenance of material handling equipment (MHE) in Maharashtra, has trained close to 400 plus candidates in the area of material handling equipment.

Sucheta Phadke, a Learning & Design Development Strategist has more than 23 years of experience in designing solutions for K-12, Higher Education as well as vocational education and skills training.

The Team

Sucheta Phadke
Learning & Development Design Strategist

With a Master’s degree in Communication Studies and a specialization in Educational TV, Sucheta Phadke is experienced at designing and developing various solutions using ICT in Education. During her 24-year career, she has directed educational TV programs for UGC along with creating computer and web based learning and training solutions for schools, vocational education and empowerment programs. Sucheta possesses a wealth of experience in designing learning solutions across segments such as K-12, Higher Education and Skills related programs.

Shobha Narayan
CEO, LIFT Academy

Shobha has over 18 years of corporate work experience in Education & Placement-linked skills training. In her last assignment with IL&FS, she was responsible for the implementation of placement-linked skilling programs across Maharashtra involving identification of training partners, creating a network of mobilization partners, mobilization of trainees, training implementation, quality of training, monitoring of training programs, MIS and documentation. Shobha oversees the operations at LIFT Academy.

James Jose
Co-founder and Partner

A certified logistics professional, James Jose brings a wealth of experience from the MHE space and provides industry insights that are crucial to the development of all training material. In the last two decades, James has been responsible for training and placing hundreds of people in the logistics sector. He also has to his credit a Wildlife film at Jim Corbett, television scripts for live events as well as ad films. He is an NLP certified trainer, an award winning Blog Writer & an avid Photographer. James is also the Sr. Vice President at Revival Engineers, which is a leading specialist in Forklift Sales, Platform Sales as well as Training for the same.

S Narayan
Founder and Managing Partner

Over the last 40 years, S Narayan has been actively involved in the space of Retail, Real Estate, Property Management and Skilling. He is the founder of The Integron Group. He has been the Strategic Advisor to Lavasa as well as HIRCO (Hiranandani Group). He is currently engaged by the Mahindra Group on a large project. In the past, he has played the role of President in the Group Chairman’s Office of Positra Special Economic Zone (India’s first and largest green-field zone planned over 250 sq.km) where his primary responsibility included delivering strategic solutions to enable financial closure of the project. He was also the Vice President in IL&FS where he was responsible for evolving the company’s strategic entry into the Healthcare sector. Aside from all this, he has also served as the CEO of Mahindra Realty for a period of 11 years from 1987 to 1998.

Program Impact

LIFT Academy has trained more than 1000 individuals. Clients, partners and individuals who benefit from the trainings speak of their experiences.

"Heartiest Congratulations on this pioneering initiative. We at LSC are proud to have you affiliated as our TP".

Capt. Ramanujan, CEO Logistics Skill Council

"We have found the training to be very effective. it was a well-designed, coordinated and well executed skill development program and a step Forward in Our Front line skill Building programme for the Future".

Mr. Mukesh kapoor, Mahindra Logistics


LIFT Academy has trained more than 1000 individuals. Clients, partners and individuals who benefit from the trainings speak of their experiences.

Mahindra Logistics (MLL)

CSR initiative – Training and Placement of youth of Aaware village – Fork Lift Operators – placement with MLL at Chakan/Bhiwandi

In-situ Training – Warehouse Operations related – Picker, Packer, Kitter, Binner, Inventory Clerk – MLL and MHEPL, Chakan.

In-Situ Training – Warehouse and MHE Safety related – 5 S – MLL and MHEPL, Chakan

Godrej Properties, Nagpur-Ahmedabad

Facilities Management

Multi-Skilled Technician (Carpenter, Electrician, Plumber)

Training conducted at Godrej Properties sites at Nagpur and Ahmedabad

Integron Client sites across Mumbai

Housekeeping Attendant

Housekeeping Supervisor

Multi-Skilled Technician (Carpenter, Electrician, Plumber)

Pantry Services

Guest House maintenance

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