Bharathidasan Institute of Management

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Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli
Motto Influence the Future
Type Public Business School
Established 1984
Chairman Subramaniam Ramadorai
Director Dr. S. Karuthiah Pandian IAS (R)
Location Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
10°44′37″N 78°47′38″E / 10.74361°N 78.79389°E / 10.74361; 78.79389
Campus MHD Complex, BHEL Campus
Affiliations Bharathidasan University

Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli or BIM-Trichy is an 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.[1][2][3][4]


In August 1984 Bharat Ratna Shri. Chidambaram Subramaniam along with Prof. P. S. Manisundaram the Vice-Chancellor of Bharathidasan University and Dr. V. Krishnamurthy, former Chairman of BHEL chaired a meeting of academics and industrialists. A partnership was signed with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited to create a management institute within the company.


BIM - Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL)[edit]

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 Bharat Heavy Electricals (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)[edit]

The Institute of Technology Management (ITM) is a premier training institute of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Govt of India. The Institute of Technology Management (ITM) was the pioneer institute for the conduct of MBA with specialisation in Technology Management. This MBA program was undertaken in joint collaboration with Bharatidasan Institute of Management (BIM), Tiruchirapally. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, SA to RM and Dr. Jayashankaran, Director, BIM signed the historical MOU in April 1996. Seven batches of students successfully passed out of ITM obtaining the degree of MBA with specialisation in Technology Management.[5][6][7]

Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) also has close alliance with the Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy (BIM). It offers training to selected DRDO scientists.

Collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)[edit]

CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) has forged a tie-up with Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli or (BIM-Trichy) for developing systems and methodologies for finding solutions to problems faced by Small Scale Industries.



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.

BIM Consulting Group (BIMCG)[edit]

In September 2011, BIM has started a consulting group to render business consultancy services to organizations with special focus on developing and supporting micro, small and medium enterprises.[8] BIMCG is a BIM Consulting Group of Bharathidasan Institute of Management that works with organizations to improve performance on a sustainable basis.[9]


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.