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. Their dream was to create an Academy that would be
- Grounded in strong theoretical inputs
- Have proactive partnership with a large organization
- Provide students with a REAL WORLD learning environment
With this vision in mind 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 offers one of the most coveted MBA programmes in India. Entry to this course is regulated through a rigorous selection process. BIM has an annual intake of 120 students.