Ahona Ghosh

Lead - Communications Training | aghosh at iihs dot ac dot in

1983    MA, Calcutta University, Kolkata
1971   BA, Loreto College, Kolkata




Countries: India
States: Karnataka, West Bengal
Cities: Bengaluru, Kolkata
Languages: English, Bengali, Hindi

Ahona’s professional interaction spans over 30 years involving teaching, training and mentoring. Her journey has been an enriching one as it involved interaction with various kinds of individuals from students to applicants to patients to trainees.


She joined Calcutta Doordarshan in its founding days back in 1976. After a break of about five years she returned to teaching in schools. She spent considerable years helping applicants with visa procedures. She also worked in libraries, both in Kolkata and Bengaluru.


For Ahona, life’s lessons have been intense, impactful, profound and more inspirational than any classroom teachings. Ahona’s teaching experience began with language in senior schools and transformed into business communication when she entered the MBA Institutions. She has been a soft skills and communications trainer for over 14 years. Her core competence in training lies in the areas of patient care. Ahona’s most gratifying engagement has been dealing with patients on long term disease management as the National Head of Patient Care Team. She has worked closely with various pharma companies on compliance.


Ahona’s current role as a Lead in Communications gives her immense opportunity to interact with students and other young colleagues to discover and learn new, every day. 


At IIHS she works on both traditional and new channels of communication and also organises Community Engagement programmes. Ahona’s interest in the urban leans more towards social spaces, which need instantaneous and continuous care.

2011 – 2013


National Student Challenge:
A National Challenge on Urban issues for which the students had to identify themes, write problem and solution statements complete with a market ready business plan for implementation. The Challenge required a nine-month preparation time involving, outreach, registration, evaluation, mentoring and final presentation. The programme was supported by Rockefeller Foundation and IIHS.

Also organise Community Engagement programmes


CommonsSkill Labs – Business English – Teaching and Training and Language improvement sessions


Previous Teaching Experience

More than 3 months assignments
  • Acharya Institute of Technology – MBA – Business Communication –(as defined in the course) October 2009
  • Manipal School of Nursing –  English Language classes – (as defined in the course) – 2006-2007
  • Swiss Graduate School of Management – Business Communication (as defined in the course)– June-July 2006
  • IISc PG students  – Interview Skills and Language Improvement (class – 2005)
  • NIFE students – Business Communication & Interview skills 2004
  • Loreto House Calcutta (Class X Special Secretarial Course) – Communicative English – 1987-88/1997-98 – 3 months assignment each time)
  • Dolna Day School (class IX-X) English paper 1 (1981-85)