Institute of Management And Research (IMR) was established in 1996 as a constituent unit of the Deccan Education Society. It took over the MBA programme, which was started in 1984 at Chintamanrao College of Commerce, Sangli.
The Institute conducts Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) programme of Shivaji University, Kolhapur from June, 1984 and it is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) New Delhi since 1994.
IMRS is a community of students, staff and faculty striving to be vibrant with learning processes, which allow individuals to be independent while being effective with their capabilities and creative with their energy
Today it is one of the leading management institute in the Shivaji University area offering three courses, viz : Master of Business Administration (M.B.A. : Two years full time post graduation in Management), Diploma in Business Management (D.B.M. : one year part time diploma course for working executives), Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A. : Three years undergraduate degree course).
Specializations offered in MBA Programme are Marketing Management, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Computer Management and Agricultural Management. Computer Management and Agricultural Management is a recent addition enabling students to take up jobs in IT sector as well as Agro industrial sector.
Over the years MBA programme attracted talented students from various states of India. 2003-2004 passed out batch represented almost 10 states of India.
A) LOCATION OF THE INSTITUTE :
The Institute of Management And Research is situated at Sangli (M.S.). India. It is overnight train travel from Mumbai and Banglore , Four hours by road from Belgaum and Five hours by road from Pune.
Sangli is a district place. It is a municipal corporation of Sangli - Miraj and Kupwad. The Institute is situated on Sangli-Miraj highway. Seven kms. from Sangli at Vishrambag a beautifully developed suburb of Sangli.
Vishrambag is developed as a major educational township in the region. Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy, Medical, Arts , Commerce , Science and Management Colleges are located at here. A new education culture has been developed here after Pune (the oxford of the East).
There are adequate and sophisticated facilities like Banking , Lodging , Transport and Telecommunication available within walking distance from the Institute.
B) I.M.R.S. TRIES TO FULFILL THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES :
Our students should be helped to become strong professionals and thinking individuals, aware of social needs as concerned citizens.
Our teaching must reflect all the progressive trends in the world of management as well as rooted ness in Indian reality.
The Institute must create and maintain channels for two-way communication of knowledge and information with the outside world.
The Institute should contribute, through teaching and example, to the process of Indian business organizations becoming self-managing systems.
2. INFRASTRUCTURE GLIMPSES :
· Total area of D. E. Society at Sangli is 125 acres.
· Land allotted to the Institute is 5 acres.
· Main Building consists of :
· Administration Office - 1
· Director's Cabin - 1
· Seminar Hall - 1
· Audio Visual Room - 1
· Class Rooms - 3
· Library - 1
· Study Halls - 2
· Virtual Library - 1
· Ladies Room - 1
· Staff Room - 1
3. COMPUTER LAB :
IMR is having 3 Computer Labs with total 30 computers, 5 printers , 2 scanners. Computer Lab 1 is having 7 P-IV Machines ,Computer Lab 2 is having 5 Machines , Computer Lab 3 (Virtual Library ) is having 5 Machines . In Library 2 PCs are used. One for Digital Library ( Library Online ) and another for students to get information about books issued. All 30 PCs are connected in LAN. Full Day Internet Access is available for students.
4. AUDIO-VISUAL AIDS :
A Separate hall is provided for this, where television programmes as well as video cassettes are shown to the students. This includes educational as well as recreational material. Apart from this, the Institute provides for live video shooting of important Seminars, Guest lectures and other programmes presented by the students and the faculty members. Number of audio and video cassettes on Management subjects are available in the audio-visual hall equipped with OHP, TV, VCR, Slide projector etc.
5. LIBRARY :
One can never be fulfilled with knowledge unless one approaches the source of knowledge. It is the source of knowledge, which decides how knowledgeable you will be. This is the role played by the library of an institution. Our institution's library is also no exception. Right from its inception the institute's library has been a knowledge bank for students.
The institute's library is a veritable treasure trove with over 4500 books as a wide variety of subjects. In addition to this, it subscribes to many newspapers and 30 periodicals including international business magazines and other subscriptions for ready reference. The library also maintains projects undertaken by students. The library is very prompt in acquiring new editions.
The library with the help of Internet access to world's most reputed libraries like Bakers Library of Harvard Business School, downloads latest articles & working papers and circulates them among the students and faculty.
6. HOSTEL :
Institute has well equipped hostel building hidden in the greeneries around. It is an integral part of social and academic life, which promotes group study and facilitates out of class learning. Rooms in the Hostel are specious with required facilities.
7. BEYOND ACADEMICS :
It is the primary responsibility of a leading management institute to conduct workshops, seminars panel discussions and competitions that encompass the up coming fields and new trends.
IMR conducts these activities regularly. For example , following activities were conducted during the year 2003-2004
a) Workshops : b) Seminars :
· Disaster Management
· A Decade of Reforms and Unfinished Agenda
· Marketing of Agricultural goods.
· Workshop on communication.
· Career planning. · Failure of US-64
· Consumer Protection Act.
· Management Information System
· Awareness of the Stock Market.
· Computer Education in Management.
· E-broking , E-banking
· Influence of Media on Indian Customers.
· Management Education in India.
· Globalization of Indian Economy
c) Competence Building:
Aspiring to be a cut above the rest, the learned Gurus at IMR not only equip students with additional knowledge that helps them to excel in academic presentation and case studies. They also strive for all-round development of the student's personality.
d ) Interpersonal Skill Development :
Through the process lab, which is conducted twice a week, there exists a dialogue between the teachers and students. It helps to unfold the self and to discover and recognize one's unique identity. It is the stepping-stone to better future.
e) Presentation Skills :
Action speaks louder than words. Through individual seminars, brand-wars and role-playing, presentation skills are enhanced.
f) Team Building Skills :
Team building activities spell co-operation and teamwork. These help students to function in a challenging business environment. Team building activities make students put aside personal tastes and preferences and work as a team. Also the tolerance for others views
g) Entrepreneurial And Organizational Skills :
Organizational skills reach its zenith with the annual events like Trade Fair , Product Launch and Management Day celebrations
h) Insight Development through Interaction with eminent guests :
Guest lectures, audio-visual sessions have become the corner at IMR. Eminent industrial personalities with vast academic and practical experience regularly visit the Institute as guest speakers.
8. PROFILE OF STUDENTS :
Institute is a manifestation of National Integration comprising of galaxy of students from various states of the country
01. Jammu & Kashmir : Anshuma Kaul
02. Uttar Pradesh : Raghvendra Mishra
03. Bihar : Umashankar Sinha
04. Zarkhand : Deepa Nair
05. West Bengal : Anoop Kumar
06. Andra Pradesh: Neeta Jeety,K. Kirankuumar
07. Kerala : Mohammad Sheriff
08. Karnataka : Niranjan Narasgoudar
09. Maharashtra : Ankit Chheda
10. Uttaranchal : Ajeetkumar Singh
11. Rajasthan : Piyush Sharma
12. Meghalaya : Saptarshi Purkayastha
13. Madhya Pradesh : Spatarshi Purkayastha.
9. QUALITY OF STUDENTS/ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE :
Galaxy of Rank Holders of the Institute :
Mr. Iqbal Sheriff stood First in the Shivaji University and was awarded by "Udyogbushan Shivajirao Desai M.B.A. Gold Medal"
** Mr. Ashley Miranda stood First in the Shivaji University and was awarded by "Udyogbushan Shivajirao Desai M.B.A. Gold Medal" and Miss. Bhavesha Modi was placed on the IVth rank.
*** Mr. Rajendram Akula stood First in the Shivaji University and was awarded by "Udyogbushan
Shivajirao Desai M.B.A. Gold Medal"
Mr. Rajaram Joshi : IInd Rank,
Mr. Ankit Chedda : IVth Rank
Mr. Mayur Shaha : Vth Rank
Mr. Rajendram Akula
Mr. Rajaram Joshi
Mr. Ankit Chedda
Mr. Mayur Shaha
A study conducted jointly by AIMA - Business India has rated this Institute as 'A' Rank Institute. The study is published in Business India (Cover story dt. 18th September, 2000). The leading magazine of the corporate world 'Business India' in its cover story in the issue of September 18th to October 1st, 2000. The magazine put forth the results of the survey conducted by the "AIMA-Business India" and the Delhi based Management Development Research Agency (MDRA) rated IMR as the 'A' grade Institute. The survey was conducted among the 578 business schools. The study included mailed survey, validation, tracking, analysis and field surveys, took 30 man months and 1300 field research days. The structured questionnaire used for the survey had 98 questions grouped under 27 parameters. A total of 1750 points were awarded to evaluate each B-school. The distribution was spread over6 different heads and weightages were assigned to each category. With an impressive 43.64 % of interface with Industry Index, 58.75 % on Placement performance index and 30 % on Intellectual Capital index. IMR went on to bag this satisfactory index. The magazine puts forth the idea that 'A' category schools have a strong regional spread and orientation giving new direction to M.B.A. education in the country.
11. SOME OF OUR RECRUITERS :
Amul India Ltd.
Bombay Stock Exchange
Colgate - Palmolive Ltd.
Enron Power Generation
Gas Authority Of India Ltd.
Godrej and Boyce Mfg.
Goodlas Nerolac Paints Ltd
J. K. Cement
Kinetic Honda Ltd.
Kirloskar Oil Engineer Ltd.
Larsen & Turbo Ltd.
Menon Piston Ltd.
Nerolac Paints Ltd.
Pfizer India Ltd.
Procter and Gamble Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Ltd.
Standard Chartered Bank
Tata Press Ltd.
Uncle Chips Ltd.
Usha International Ltd.
12. FUTURE PLANS OF INSTITUTE :
Courses in Pipeline :
1. Diploma in Financial Management
2 Diploma in Agricultural Marketing
3. Diploma in Agri. Export Management (in Marathi )
4. District Agricultural Information Centre
5. Independent Research Centre.
6. University Computer Literacy Certificate Course
7. Agricultural Projects
13. RESEARCH ACTIVITIES :
Institute is now recognized by I.C.S.S.R. , New Delhi, Govt. of India Council for research in social sciences. A pilot project is completed. A grant of Rs. 50,000/- is given to conduct research on Public Distribution System. After this project Institute intends to go in for sizable projects in social sciences including management.
The Institute is currently engaged in social science project of "Identification & development of Entrepreneual skills among Fanners" This research work is conducted in Sangli & surrounding area. The project aims at taking advanced Management practices to grass - root level.
IMR intends to be recognized as a Research Institute in long run which, will enter into various avenues of research collaborating with other institutes in India and abroad, The joint international research projects on multidisciplinary issues is a need of the globalization process.