Established: 1978, Top-scoring parameters: Leadership & Governance, Accreditation & Linkages, Campus Life
Differentiator: Students, faculty active in industry-specific projects
The Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development, established under the umbrella of Bharati Vidyapeeth, is a premier business school ranked amongst the best. It is affiliated to the Pune University and falls under the domain of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune.
Nestled in a sprawling campus of four acres, the institute has a state-of-the-art infrastructure. The student intake happens through B-MAT, an all India entrance examination followed by the group discussions and personal interview, all conducted by the Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University. In addition to the general MBA, the institute also offers specialized management courses in streams like Bio-Technology, Human Resources, IT and Financial Markets.
The MBA in bio-technology and IT, offered by the institute are unique and have been carefully designed to suit industry needs. Students can also choose to earn a dual specialization. To cater to working professionals, the institute has a distinctive distance learning course as well. The institute ensures active involvement of students and faculty in research and industry-specific projects.
Each student undergoes a course on research methodology followed by an industry project during summer, working on developing a management action or IT solution to a real world management issue or problem. Focusing on the importance of practical learning, the IT students are involved in the development of industry based software development, system administration and e-business solutions. At the same time, the faculty is also involved with the industry in developing and designing curriculum, courseware, systems, case-studies etc.
Students at the institute organize various events that add to their exposure and learning. They have successfully conducted events like debate, business quiz, book review paper presentation contests etc. The institute lays a special emphasis on sensitizing the students towards the society and to nurture the same, it organizes various student initiatives helping contribute to the society.
The students have been participating in initiatives such as Flood Relief Work, AIDS Awareness Camps, Blood Donation Camps etc. Students are also a part of the National Cadet Corps and the National Social Service Camps. To say the least, the institute has been making earnest efforts in the field of teaching, learning and developing talent for future through extensive research and a strong industry connect.