The name ‘SLK’ in SLKCEE is inspired by Mr. Shantanurao Laxmanrao Kirloskar
(1903 – 1994)
, one of the early successful entrepreneurs of India. A man of principles, his keen business acumen, global perspective and innovative streak coupled with strong determination, hastened India on the path to economic success in the pre-independence era.

He often said, “Economic preparedness is as vital as military preparedness.” He was a futurist who always worked towards making India globally competitive. In May 2003, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the then Prime Minister of India, released a commemorative postage stamp marking Mr. S. L. Kirloskar’s 100th centenary. SLKCEE takes great pride in being named after such a pioneer; a man who had unstinting faith in his ideas and had the courage to take on challenges towards achieving his goals. He continues to be the force behind our success and inspiration.