Vishwakarma Institute of Management


VIM at a glance

Vishwakarma Institute of Management (VIM) is the flagship B School of Bansilal Ramnath Agarwal Charitable Trust (BRACT). VIM was established in the year 2001 and has made rapid strides in the last decade.

VIM is approved by AICTE New Delhi, recognized by Government of Maharashtra & permanently affiliated to the University of Pune. It offers the two – years full time MBA programme in affiliation to the University of Pune. It also offers the PhD programme. It is ISO 9001 - 2008 Certified and the MBA Programme is rated as “MH-A” by CRISIL since AY 2011.


To develop VIM as a premier institution of management education by creating human capital through excellent, flexible, enriching, life-long learning experiences.


  • To develop socially conscious, responsible, entrepreneurial, leader-managers for the globalized society.
  • To foster graduates ready to undertake the roles, responsibilities and challenges available in business, industry, government, public service and society.
  • To offer programmes which reflect current and emerging knowledge and practices relevant to the learner and to the region.
  • To institutionalize an ecosystem of excellence in management education, training and research and continually extend the frontiers of knowledge in management.
  • To be a people-centred, result oriented, sustainable, institution of higher education that promotes and protects dignity, equality, social justice and human rights for all.


  • We shall strive to develop and sustain the following values to provide the context for all programs and activities
  • Pedagogy which is participatory and experiential, fostering dialogue, mutual learning and critical reflection
  • Enabling environment that promotes teamwork, cooperation and mutual support.
  • Rigour, creativity and innovation
  • Fostering appreciation of and respect for freedom of expression and cultural, ideological and intellectual diversity
  • Excellence
  • Cross-functional and multi-disciplinary perspectives leading to inter-linkages across teaching, practice, research and extension
  • Transparency and Accountability

Innovative & next practices @ VIM

The complex challenges of society and businesses can be addressed only through innovative thought processes and out of the box solutions. At VIM, we nurture innovation in all aspects of our functioning. Implementing best and next practices is a culture for us.

  • Leadership & Governance
  • Curriculum Enrichment
  • Teaching Learning Processes
  • Academic Assessment
  • Rewards & Recognitions
  • Ethics and Values
  • Service to Community
  • Training & Placements
  • Career Counselling
  • Industry Connect
  • Research & FDP
  • Consultancy Services
  • Stakeholder Focus
  • Alumni Relations
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Campus Full time 4 semesters July 2017 India Pune

"The quality of the MBA programmes depends upon faculty expertise and strength of industry connect. The basic thrust is on understanding how value is created in a business & social context, appreciate the nature of modern day organizational dynamics and its managerial implications. [+]

"The quality of the MBA programmes depends upon faculty expertise and strength of industry connect. The basic thrust is on understanding how value is created in a business & social context, appreciate the nature of modern day organizational dynamics and its managerial implications. VIM promotes diversity of viewpoints and prepares students for leadership position in a globalised work place.You shall get umpteen opportunities of interacting with the corporates, working on live projects and gaining hands-on experience in a variety of ways.Further opportunity is provided through participation of students in various events and competitions". Dr. Shailesh Kasande, VIM MBA Programme Objectives To equip the students with requisite knowledge, skills & right attitude necessary to provide effective leadership in a global environment. To develop competent management professionals with strong ethical values, capable of assuming a pivotal role in various sectors of the Indian Economy & Society, aligned with the national priorities To develop proactive thinking so as to perform effectively in the dynamic socio economic and business ecosystem. MBA programme focuses on developing the following skill sets: Reading & Listening Skills Problem Definition& Problem Solving Skills Application of Technology Tools Mastery of Analytics (Quantitative Aspects) Sensitization to Cross-Functional skills Sensitization to Cross-Cultural skills Sensitization to Global perspectives Peer-based Learning - Working in groups Learning by application and doing – Experiential learning Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) offers wide ranging choice for students to opt for courses based on their aptitude and their career goals. CBCS works on the fundamental premise that students are mature individuals, capable of making their own decisions. CBCS enables a student to obtain a degree by accumulating required number of credits prescribed for that degree. The number of credits earned by the student reflects the knowledge or skill acquired him / her. Each course is assigned a fixed number of credits based on the contents to be learned& the expected effort of the student. The grade points earned for each course reflects the student’s proficiency in that course. CBCS is a process of evolution of educational reforms that would yield the result in subsequent years and after a few cycles of its implementation. Enriching Learning Environment Learn at your own pace Continuous Learning & Student Centric Concurrent Evaluation Active Student-Teacher Participation Industry Institute Collaboration Interdisciplinary Curriculum Employability Enhancement Programme Structure Full Credit Courses (100 Marks each) : 3 Credits each, Half Credit Courses (50 Marks each) : 2 Credits each Total Credits: 100 Credits (3000 Marks), Total Courses = 38. 20 Full Credit Courses * 3 credits per course = 60 Credits (2000 Marks), 1 Full Credit Course - SIP = 6 Credits (150 Marks), 16 Half Credit Courses *2 credits per course = 32 Credits, 1 Dissertation (Half Credit ) = 2 Credits Specializations Marketing Management (MKT) Financial Management (FIN) Information Technology Management (IT) Operations Management (OPE) Human Resources Management (HR) International Business Management (IB) Supply Chain Management (SCM) Rural & Agribusiness Management (RABM) Family Business Management (FBM) Technology Management (TM) Core Courses Generic Core Courses Sem I Accounting for Business Decisions Economic Analysis for Business Decisions Legal Aspects of Business Business Research Methods Organizational Behaviour Basics of Marketing Generic Electives Sem I Management Fundamentals Business Communication Lab MS Excel & Advanced Excel Lab Selling & Negotiation Skills Lab Business, Government & Society Leadership Lab Personality Development Lab Foreign Language - I Lab Enterprise Analysis - Desk Research Generic Core Courses Sem II Marketing Management Financial Management Human Resource Management Decision Science Operations & Supply Chain Management Management Information Systems Generic Electives Sem II Emotional Intelligence and Managerial Effectiveness Lab Statistical Software Lab MS Project Lab Life Skills Lab Geopolitics & the World Economic System Business Systems & Procedures Computer Aided Personal Productivity Tools Lab Foreign Language - II Lab Industry Analysis - Desk Research Generic Core Courses Sem III Strategic Management Enterprise Performance Management Startup and New Venture Management Summer Internship Project Generic Core Courses Sem IV Managing for Sustainability Dissertation Summer Internship Project At the end of Second Semester each student shall undertake a Summer Internship Project (SIP) for 8 weeks. It is mandatory for the student to seek advance written approval from the faculty guide and the Director of the Institute about the topic and organization before commencing the SIP. The SIP may or may not have a Functional Focus, i.e. the student may take up a SIP in his/her intended area of specialization or in any other functional area of management. Ideally the SIP should exhibit a cross-functional orientation. The student shall submit a written structured report based on work done during this period. Dissertation In Sem IV the student is required to conduct advanced research on a topic related to one (or more) of contemporary issues in management. A dissertation outlining the entire problem, including a survey of literature and the various results obtained along with their solutions is expected to be produced. The student must submit the completed dissertation and make an oral presentation of the same. Through the dissertation, the student is expected to furnish evidence of competence in understanding varied aspects of the theme/topic selected and a deep understanding of the specialty area. Additional Specialization A student may enroll for additional specialization after passing out the regular MBA programme. Such students will get exemption from all the generic core and generic elective courses in First Year (Sem I and II) and generic core courses in Second Year (Sem III and IV). Such students shall have to appear for the subject core and subject elective courses i.e. 2 Full Credit Courses & 4 Half Credit Courses in Sem III and IV each. i.e. a total of 12 subject electives (specialization) courses of which 4 are full credits and 8 are half credits. [-]