Centres Of Excellence

The centres of excellence at GIM connect academia and industry to advance management education, research and outreach in key areas e.g. Social responsibility, Innovation and Entrepreneurship


CER will be a faculty-initiated activity to promote and foster a culture of research. The prime objectives of this centre are to (i)build a culture of research(ii) create an environment that engenders and fosters research(iii) encourage faculty members to engage in high quality research (iv) imbibe research driven pedagogy that nurtures critical thinking among students (v) be known among the management community as a thought leader and (vi) enable GIM as an institute to develop expertise in certain areas of interest.

This centre will work through the centre members who will constitute research committee. The committee will have three members (including the research chairperson) appointed by the director. Their responsibilities shall be to shape the research policy, evaluation of research infrastructure and find out ways and means of improving it, assessing the quality of research, ensuring ethical standards in research and arbitrating on research related disputes. They shall also help, by way of advice and feedback, a faculty member to improve the quality of research.Centre Chairperson shall be nominated by the director for a term of three years. Centre Chairperson would be to co-ordinate the research effort at GIM, advise the director on research policy matters, maintain research records, organize and co-ordinate internal research seminars, conferences and workshops, and ensure ethical standards are met in the area of research.


The Centre for Social Sensitivity and Action (CSSA) was established in 2013 and acts as a bridge between Goa Institute of Management (GIM) and the society. You may find details about the centre here.


Design Thinking is a critical tool in problem solving in the work place today. It uses a human centred approach to find sustainable solutions to existing problems. The Centre works toward making students “see” solutions when none seem to exist and harnesses metaphors to see new product/service designs possibilities.

The centre develops students’ multiple skills, based on Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences, providing rich opportunities to find a voice for their creative expression. The Centre is headed by a Centre Chairperson who is responsible for carrying out various activities to bring this to life. The Centre Chairperson works with a committee of four faculty members and a 12 member student team. Some of the activities carried out: theatre, dance, short film making, photography, art and music. The Centre is guided by a mandated CSF 17 document under the guidance of the Board of Governors.


EDC has been established with the aim to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship among students and community. Centre will (i) provide students with opportunities to learn about entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial process and (ii) develop entrepreneurial attitudes & capabilities.Centre would also (a) Help others interested in setting up ventures, (b) Help existing entrepreneurs to grow & manage their businesses better (c) Help family businesses (d) Mentor and incubate start-ups and (e) Help in turning around existing organizations. The Centre would also undertake research on entrepreneurship in India & develop case studies.Centre would not focus on (i) Self-employment or lifestyle entrepreneurs and (ii) Skill based training/ entrepreneurship.

Centre would be functioning through a two members group along with the Centre Chairperson who will be the head of the Centre. Centre Chairperson will be responsible of implementing the commitments of centre. Centre Chairperson will be appointed by the director for a period of three years. Centre will function under the guidance of Advisory board. Advisory Board of the centre will have people from Industry, Industry associations, Government and Academics.


Mission: Center for Teaching Excellence at GIM (TE@GIM) promotes learning-centric pedagogical practices and innovations. Round the year, the center conducts several activities and events (e.g. Internal TEF, webinars, FDP), focused on pedagogy, EdTech, assessment, mentoring, and innovation in teaching and learning. Services and initiatives of TE@GIM are calibrated in collaboration different programs and centers at GIM to support respective's objectives. In addition, TE@GIM also offers hand holding and one to one personal counselling for faculty members on teaching effectiveness.

Vision: To be a leading center in the country for deliberation and dissemination of pedagogical innovations and best practices.

Office hours : Drop-in support (Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.) and online / remote support (on demand).

Team TE@GIM:

Dr. Pravat Surya Kar (Chair)
Dr. Arpita Amarnani (Member)
Dr. Divya Singhal (Member)
Dr. Hemant Padihari (Member)
Dr. Neeraj Amarnani (Dean, GIM)
Dr. Ajit Parulekar (Director, GIM)