IMDR a leading Management Institute in Pune was established in 1974 as a constituent unit of the Deccan Education Society. It took over the MBA programme of the MBA Center of the University of Pune and the DBM programme, run in the BMCC (a sister institution) since 1968. Affiliated to the University of Pune, the IMDR was also a recognised centre for research leading to Ph.D. In 1977, the IMDR became an autonomous institution by voluntarily delinking from the University of Pune. Since then it has carried on its activities, independent of the University or other statutory bodies. The rationale of this step was stated in these words: “…to make our teaching programmes, methods of teaching and examination more comprehensive, more flexible and more result-oriented….”.
In 2010 The 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. IMDR is committed to provide quality managementeducation to students and is guided by the values and principles of the DES.
IMDR also provides opportunities to students to get international exposure through its tie-up with ESSCA one of the top management institutes of France – to attend either a semester or summer programme in ESSCA’s campuses in France and Budapest (Hungary).