More than a decade ago, Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM) has embarked on an ambitious journey to foster meaningful research in the contemporary management space. This led to the genesis of the Centre for Contemporary Management Research (CECMAR) in November 2006. It was established with the aim of identifying and analysing emerging issues in management and disseminating the knowledge to practitioners, researchers, and students of management. It also strives to promote the spirit of quality and contemporary research among management professionals both in academia and industry.
Since its inception, CECMAR has been providing stage for scholarly work in a splendid plethora. It promotes research under the guidance of eminent management scholars and thinkers, leading to research publications and degrees. The centre also assists in the ongoing research and publication activities carried on by the faculty and students. The centre also conducts Conferences, Workshops and Seminars to share the knowledge gained through rigorous research and publishes high-quality journal. It also helps the industry and other institutions through research solutions. The flagship pursuits of CECMAR are conducting ATHENAEUM, an Industry-Academia Research Conference, and publishing of JoCMAR, the peer-reviewed bi-annual high-quality journal.