BIM has pioneered the concept of a business school with an industry linkage through its symbiotic relationship with BHEL since its inception in 1984. This unique association has benefited the students by providing the much needed practical exposure to supplement the strong theoretical inputs.
The following quote by Dr. M.D Athreya - renowned management consultant sums up the above relationship: The young men and women of BIM are keenly absorbing the unique benefits of a close association with BHEL.
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.
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.