Chintamanrao Institute of Management Development And Research, Sangli (CIMDR) was established in 1996 as a constituent unit of the Deccan Education Society. It took over the MBA programme, which was started in 1984 at Chintamanrao College of Commerce, Sangli.

The Institute conducts Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) programme of Shivaji University, Kolhapur from June, 1984 and it is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) New Delhi since 1994.

CIMDRS is a community of students, staff and faculty striving to be vibrant with learning processes, which allow individuals to be independent while being effective with their capabilities and creative with their energy

Today it is one of the leading management institute in the Shivaji University area offering three courses, viz : Master of Business Administration (M.B.A. : Two years full time post graduation in Management), Diploma in Business Management (D.B.M. : one year part time diploma course for working executives), Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A. : Three years undergraduate degree course).

Specializations offered in MBA Programme are Marketing Management, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Computer Management and Agricultural Management. Computer Management and Agricultural Management is a recent addition enabling students to take up jobs in IT sector as well as Agro industrial sector.

Over the years MBA programme attracted talented students from various states of India. 2003-2004 passed out batch represented almost 10 states of India.