Bharathidasan Institute of Management
|Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli|
|Motto||Influence the Future|
|Type||Public Business School|
|Director||Dr. S. Karuthiah Pandian IAS (R)|
|Location||Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
|Campus||MHD Complex, BHEL Campus|
Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli or BIM-Trichy is one of the top Indian business schools, established in 1984 in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India. The school offers AICTE approved full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. The college is consistently ranked among the top 20 Business Schools of the country ever since its inception.
In August 1984 Bharat Ratna Shri. C.Subramanian along with Prof. P.S.Mani Sundaram the Vice-Chancellor of Bharathidasan University chaired a meeting of leading academicians and Industrialists and an idea was born. A partnership was signed with BHEL to create the country's first ever Management Institute that would be housed inside an industrial giant. Thus was born Bharathidasan Institute of Management - School of Excellence.
BIM - BHEL
BIM has pioneered the concept of a business school with an industry linkage through its symbiotic relationship with BHEL since its inception in 1984.
Senior Executives of BHEL anchor courses particularly in the areas of Operations, Management and Systems. BIM conducts a number of Executive Development Programs for BHEL in the areas of Corporate Finance, Marketing and Organizational Behaviour. Students also take-up various projects offered by BHEL in different functional areas of management.
Collaboration with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
Highly reputed Prestigious Bharathidasan Institute of Managemement, Trichy (BIM) also has close alliance with the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). It offers training to selected DRDO scientists as well. BIM-Trichy is the sole collaborator to transform DRDO scientists into Technology Managers BIM’s excellence over the years had led the former President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam to choose BIM as an ideal training ground for DRDO Scientists. Thus BIM has emerged as one among the top Business Schools of the country. 
BIM - Corporate
BIM has forged a tie-up with CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) for developing systems and methodologies for finding solutions to problems faced by Small Scale Industries.
Managing Information Technology and using it as a key source of competitive advantage has been recognized as one of the thrust areas for future research and training in BIM and so BIM is interacting with various companies like Wipro Sonata and Ramco Systems in areas like curriculum development training and summer internship. These collaborations provide the students with hands on exposure to leading software packages and get up to date knowledge on emerging trends in the field of Information Technology.
The core faculty in the various streams are backed with academic knowledge and industry experience and they actively work on research projects throughout the year. The academic structure at BIM is such that the academic inputs provided by the core faculty is backed by industrial knowledge imparted by the Guest Lectures.
The students at BIM come from a multitude of educational backgrounds. While roughly half of the students are engineers the rest is composed of a melange of commerce arts and science graduates. Candidates with prior work experience are preferred but outstanding freshers are also encouraged. This is substantiated by the fact that more than half the class enters the course backed with prior experience in the industry.
Focused Career Planning and Placement leading to challenging management positions.
Admission to BIM is through Common Admission Test (CAT), conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). In addition to appearing for the CAT Exam, candidates have to apply separately for admission to BIM. Candidates shortlisted based on CAT score will be called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview before the final selection is made.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs): http://www.bim.edu/index/faq.php
BIM's curriculum is periodically revised and restructured to meet the needs of ever-changing business environment. Experienced professionals from the Industry and Academia take part in this exercise of restructuring. BIM follows a trimester pattern of evaluation. The first year of the course provides rigorous grounding in all fields of management. The second year operates on a cafeteria approach wherein the student is allowed to choose from a range of courses.
BIM Consulting Group (BIMCG)
In September 2011, BIM has started a consulting group to render business consultancy services to organizations with special focus on developing and nurturing micro, small and medium enterprises.
Since its inception the institute has functioned from the BHEL Campus. The classes and hostel accommodation for students are provided in the MHD complex building in BHEL campus. In June 2011, BIM has purchased 15.96 acres of land for its new campus. The land is located on the Trichy-Pudukkottai Road at a distance of six km from the Bharathidasan University and 20 km from the Trichy Junction.