Principal Advisor's Message
Don Bosco Institute of Management and Research was launched on August 25, 2010. It is one more meaningful initiative taken by the Salesians of Don Bosco, Mumbai Province.
Management education is undergoing a metamorphosis. As a result of the recent economic meltdown, there is a greater need for developing Transformational Leaders. As we traverse into the 21st Century, the growing awareness of climate warming is necessitating the growth of sustainable industries which are environment friendly. And with competition becoming more intense resulting in the commoditisation of practically all goods and services, it is becoming imperative that companies focus on innovation in order to grow.
In this context the vision of DBIMR is:
To nurture for business, transformational leadership that is guided by values which sustain holistic growth.
As a part of character formation, the students are made aware of the world of underprivileged people. This is done with the hope of inculcating a socially aware mind set within the students. In 2011, DBIMR students worked in NGOs and were responsible for the hosting of the Dharavi Management Fest, a one of its kind festival, which applauded the industries in Dharavi for achieving so much from so little. A case study was created out of this experience. In 2012, the students organized a Social Business Summit which involved industry sharing their perspectives on CSR, and Social Business. This enabled the students to get a feel of business as well as be sensitized to the problems in society.
To bridge the industry academia gap the students were exposed to various prominent guest lecturers from Industry. Besides their exposure to social businesses and summer internship, some of the students also worked on live projects for two months with organizations such as The Times of India, MIO Design, etc while they were studying. This ensured that students were exposed to various sectors and had upto 3 opportunities to explore for further employment.
To overcome the students’ averseness to reading, book presentations were held and students regularly took part in unique, Acing and What’s On sessions to update themselves with the latest in current affairs and sharpen their business knowledge.
All this did not detract from the prime focus of arranging the best faculty for the students and insisting on high standards of discipline to achieve the objectives set for the Institute.
At DBIMR, we are continuously looking for ways to make management education more relevant and meaningful. So that students passing out from DBIMR will feel proud of being part of this Institute and become the leaders which are necessary for this era.