Institute Of Management Development and Research (IMDR)

Course offered – PGDM

Apply online PGDM 2013 – 2015 (Last Date 20-03-2013) 

IMDR was established in 1974 as a constituent unit of the Deccan Education Society. It took over the MBA programme of the MBA Centre of the University of Pune and the DBM programme, run in the BMCC (a sister institution) since 1968.

The Mission of IMDR

To impart education for enlightened practice of management and sustained growth of work organizations. The participants in the educational programmes at IMDR learn to examine and modify, if needed their own practice and behavior for short term and long-term effectiveness. The belief is that sustained growth of work organizations depends on development of the unique ‘potential’ of each individual leading to fuller development of all in the work organization.

The Vision statement focuses on the values and processes
needed to reach the goal stated in the Mission.

The Vision of IMDR

To create a learning community that values productive and creative actions. The educational process that would help the community realize these values is through inward and outward openness. On IMDR campus, every member, staff or student has sufficient freedom to pursue his \her own interests while meeting the common interests of community. Free development of each individual is an essential condition for the free development of all.

The values stated in the vision statement are of productivity, innovation, openness and freedom, integral to enlightened management practice stated in the mission statement.


The Institute of Management Development and Research, Pune 411 004 was established as a constituent unit of the Deccan Education Society in May, 1974. TheGovernment of Maharashtra by its letter No. RCI/1286/5793/7-A dated 3rd March 1987 granted recognition to the Institute as a research institution on no grant basis.

The University of Poona by its letter dated May 31, 1974 granted affiliation to the IMDR for conducting (1) Master of Business Administration, (2) Diploma in Business Management leading to Master of Management Studies and (3) Post-Graduate Research in Management under the standard terms and conditions of affiliation. Accordingly the Institute conducted the above-mentioned courses till June 1977.

Thereafter the Institute voluntarily delinked itself from the University of Poona and started conducting its own full-time and part-time courses in management. The Government of Maharashtra by its letter No. RCI/1286/5793/7-A dated 3rd March 1987 granted recognition to the Institute as a research institution on no grant basis.

The two-year full-time PGDM programme is considered equivalent to the full-time MBA programme conducted by Universities, by the industry for the purpose of recruitment.

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Directorate of Technical Education(DTE) has approved IMDR’s PGDM programme 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).  


Admission to PGDM 2013 at IMDR are conducted through a centralized admission procedure of the

Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra. For details, kindly visit the site

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