Set up under the aegis of the Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation is the Pravara Centre for Management Research and Development (PCMRD), Pune. PCMRD is permanently affiliated to the Pune University, recognized by the Government of Maharashtra & approved by the AICTE, New Delhi. Centrally located picturesque campus is in close proximity to business and manufacturing facilities, PCMRD recently completed a decade of excellence, in imparting affordable postgraduate level management education. PCMRD offers the following professional post-graduate management programmes in affiliation with the Pune University
Faculty with a rich scholastic, research, consultancy and corporate background, enables students to efficiently bridge the gap between the theory and practice of management. Visiting Faculty brings with them a rich corporate experience that helps students to appreciate and understand objective social reality. The environment at PCMRD is conducive to learning, innovation and creativity. State of the art information systems facility and a rich library resource, and other infrastructure enable sustained developmental growth in all spheres. Mentoring, Faculty Feedback, Induction Programs, Guest lectures, Workshops, Industry Visits, etc. help the student to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead by working hard and diligently. The placement and the corporate cell clubbed with our alumni network, works in coordination with the students' committees giving them direction to acquire the skills necessary to get them placed in the industry. The corporate cell builds relationship with the industry by having continuous guest lectures, panel discussions that enhances the overall knowledge base of the students by going well beyond the prescribed curriculum. This enables them to hone their core competency so as to thrive on the cutting edge of market competition. Our faculty, staff and students are all partners in this upward progress, which provides the breeding ground for the India of tomorrow. That is perhaps one reason why students vie with one another for admission to PCMRD.
A well-planned effort is under way to create a research and consultancy cell that will augment corporate training and industry projects currently being undertaken.