The Institute aims to develop into a world class resource centre in management education, research and training
Today, Business schools are expected to produce graduates who can flourish in and serve for a growing economy. An institution which makes a contribution to the economic growth and development through nurturing innovation and increasing sophisticated skills is Dr. G R Damodaran Institute of Management (GRDIM). Established in 1988, the institute is situated in the heart of Coimbatore and well connected with road, rail and air transports facilities. It is 2 kms away from International Coimbatore Airport and 10 kms from Railway Junction.
The campus has all modern infrastructure facilities such as Hi-Tech Computer Lab, Wi-Fi enabled connectivity, Well-furnished Seminar Hall, Auditorium, Rich library with E-Access, Sports Facilities and more. It has perfect climate that provides the students conducive place for learning.
GRDIM provides two UG Programs, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Business Administration – Retail Management, a PG two year full time MBA program with Finance, Marketing, Human Resource, Production and System Specializations. PG diploma in Entrepreneurship Development (Part Time) is offered along with MBA (Full Time) and three year part time MBA program.
Esteemed Awards and Major Achievement
GRDIM has received numerous valuable accolades for the past period of year. The institute has been re-accredited with the “A” Grade level by the NAAC during December, 2009. In the year 2011, CRISIL rated “A” (TN) to the institute for MBA and MIB Programs. According to Nielsen Survey result 2015, the institute has been selected as one of India’s Best Colleges under the category of Commerce, Science and Arts which was published in INDIA TODAY’s issue.
Dr. D. Padmanaban is the Chairman and Correspondent of the Institute. He holds MBA, Ph.D. in Management. He is a senior educationist who mentors the management, principal, and faculty to generate initiatives and ideas and systems for excellence. Under his strong leadership, the institute has initiated several innovative programs, activities and facilities. He actively provides his valuable guidance in organizing and operationalizing the development activities and improvement programs and motivating the faculty.
Dr. D. Padmanaban has won several renowned awards in the fields of education. He has won Edupreneurs -2015 conferred by the Times of India Group. In the same year, he received Achievement Award presented by His Excellency, the Governor of Tamilnadu. He has also won Lifetime Achievement Award conferred by the World Management Congress, during the 33rd World Management Congress 2012.
Financial Aids and Scholarship
The institute offers various forms of scholarship and financial aid to the poor and needy students. Economically weaker students are helped to get scholarships under the Government schemes and other programs. Needy students also get free or concessional admission as well as helped to avail bank loans. Students who outperformed in sports are offered college scholarship covering the college fees and hostel fees. Some scholarships were started by the Old Students Association which are given on Merit cum Means basis.
Placements and Career Opportunities
The students are given placement training to meet the corporate expectations and prepared to face the real corporate challenges. The institute arranges several guest lectures, seminars, workshops, and training programs to inculcate all necessary skills. Every year, the MBA students take up International Immersion Trip which provides them global exposure. Apart from this, numerous career development programs are conducted for the students to bring out the specific learning outcomes. The students have been successful in establishing themselves in various careers across corporates, MNCs, Banks, Retail and Insurance Companies. The students of the institute have successfully placed in reputed companies like, ICICI Securities, JP Morgan, TCS, CITI Bank, IBM, HSBC, HDFC Bank, Thomson Reuters, KPMG, Earnest & Young, Cognizant, and among others.
Words of trust
“GRD has always been my second home. I had spent five years of my life at this very campus. I can never imagine of a better institute than GRD which could have shaped me and made me what I am today. I remember, there were days when my friends use to run around for their MBA Admissions and get them admitted to more publicized campuses; however I was fortunate to have made the right decision of choosing GRD IM.”
- C.R, MBA (2013-2015)
“GRDIM was a great platform for us to showcase our talents and help us to face life as it comes. GRDIM has been a home away from home for me purely because of the teachers. They meticulously taught us. They inculcated values. The Director and teachers encouraged and motivated us, which have helped us, shine in all walks of our life.”
- Bhavishya Kushal, MBA (2013 – 2015)