Bangladesh Institute of Management
|Bangladesh Institute of Management(BIM), Dhaka|
The origin of what today is known as the Bangladesh Institute of Management (BIM) can be traced back to 1961 when its precursor, the Management Development Centre, East Pakistan, was established. It is the outcome of a tripartite project known as ‘East Pakistan Management Development, Supervisory and Instructor Training Centre’. To establish this project, a plan of operation was signed by the then Government of Pakistan, the United Nations and the International Labour Organization in 1960. The project came into being on 1 January 1961 under the administrative control of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Welfare (Labour and Social Welfare Division) of the then Central Government of Pakistan which was subsequently transferred to the Provincial Government of East Pakistan in December 1963.
In 1970 the East Pakistan Government Educational and Training Institutions Ordinance, 1961 (East Pakistan Ordinance No. XXVI of 1961) was made applicable for Management Development Centre with effect from 1 July 1970 thereby providing the centre with autonomous status. In 1966 apart from offering short term, subject specific training programmes, a specialized, a year-long Post-Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management was introduced by the Centre.
After the independence of the country in 1971, the institute was vested with the responsibility of building up human resources of the newly independent country. Between 1972 and 1975, the public sector was the predominant sector of the economy and the majority of the clients of the institute were drawn from the public sector enterprises. The institute was further involved in providing training to the members of what was proposed to be the Industrial Management Service (IMS). With gradual shift in development focus and liberalization of the economy from around 1975, there was a distinct shift in focus of the activities of BIM. The client base was also changed from a predominantly public sector to a mix of public and private sector.
From the late 1970s to the mid-1980s, the institute was recipient of major Technical Assistance Projects, which resulted in a major transformation of the institute. It became a hub of management training with participants drawn from public, private and NGOs. In 1981, a one year-long, Post-Graduate Diploma in Industrial Management was introduced.
In the early 1990s, the then Bangladesh Management Development Centre (BMDC) was faced with a strategic decision making situation. Due to proliferation of training institutes in both the public sector as well as NGO sector and because of limited client base, the BMDC was faced with stiff competition in the field of short, subject specific training programmes. The number of participants per course was dwindling as were the number of courses. Against this backdrop, the BMDC took a far-reaching strategic decision to introduce a number of year long, post-graduate diploma courses. Three such academic programmes — Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management, Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Management, Post-Graduate Diploma in Computer Science were introduced. Response to these new diploma programmes, particularly for computer science, was encouraging.
The institute offers the following courses:
- Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
- Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management
- Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management
- Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management
- Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science
- Diploma in Social Compliance
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