Institute of Management Development and Research in Pune. It’s worth exploring
Recognized as the oldest management institution in Pune, the Institute of Management Development and Research (IMDR) in Pune, India, was established by Dr R. T. Doshi and Shri Sumatilal Shah in the year 1974, as a basic unit of the Deccan Education Society. Both the founders were closely associated with Wrangler G. S. Mahajani, who had functioned as the Principal of Fergusson College, Pune and sometime later, as the Vice Chancellor of the Pune University. In the year 1977, IMDR became a self-governing institute by voluntarily detaching from the University of Pune. Since then all its activities have been approved as independent of the University and other statutory bodies.
Fergusson College and Jaganath Rathi Vocational Guidance and Training Institute (JRGVTI) share the campus with the college.
AICTE and DTE has approved IMDR's PGDM program with an intake of 120 students.
The Institute is a member of:
- The Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA)
- Confederation of Indian Industry International Chamber of Commerce, India (CII)
- Indo-German Chamber of Commerce Indo-French Chamber of Commerce
- Mahratta Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture, (MCCIA).
Each year, as IMDR’s tie- up, Ecole superieure des sciences commerciales d'Angers (ESSCA) undertakes bringing together management students from several countries to allow them to have a gist of International Business with all its multiplicities. It makes the learning to be focused on diverse areas.
The Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) is a two year full-time program, which is divided into four semesters, each of approximately sixteen weeks. An 8 weeks internship in a business organization is undertaken after first two semesters.
A candidate to the PGDM of IMDR is required to take the Common Admission Test of the Indian Institutes of Management. Recently IMDR got AICTE & DTE authorization and because of that approval, other entrance test may or may not be accepted.