While the Indian men's team lost 2-3 to three-time defending champions Indonesia, the women's side were hammered 1-4 by Japan.
In the Covid disrupted calendar year, with many events either cancelled or rescheduled, Indian shuttlers grabbed the opportunities that came to them even though a title win remained elusive.
BAI had advertised for the coaches' posts on November 18 after men's singles coach Agus Dwi Santoso departed last month, few weeks before the completion of his contract.
B Sai Praneeth began the proceedings with a 21-5 21-6 win over Louis Beaubois in the just 23 minutes in the opening singles.
The wait for gold ended when the 23-year-old PV Sindhu went on to clinch the BWF World Finals title and answered her critics.
India have been accorded the top seed this time and are clubbed with Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Scotland in Group A.
P V Sindhu scaled new heights but it was K Srikanth who took Indian badminton by storm with a higher title count as male shuttlers finally came out of the shadows.
Srikanth says he would be cutting down on the number of tournaments he competes in to be in best shape for the marquee events.