Tolani Motwane Institute of Management Studies is managed and governed by Gandhidham Collegiate Board - GCB.
Gandhidham-Adipur being in a remote corner of India, there was little facility for higher education in the twin towns till the late 1950s. The Revered Late Kaka Prabhudas S. Tolani, came to this region with a mission to spread higher education among the people of Kutch. He promised himself that he would dedicate all his earnings to the development of education. He started this by taking over a small private engineering college, starting other new colleges with only 12 students in the late sixties at Adipur, and setting up Gandhidham Collegiate Board in 1962. That small college was expanded by Kaka P. S. Tolani with his own resources into a polytechnic. Soon after, in 1967, courses in mechanical and electrical engineering were added at the polytechnic. In 1968, separate buildings for polytechnic and Arts college were added, and a science college was started. In 1970, Kaka brought more resources from his own earnings and added new laboratories and workshops to the polytechnic. Then there was no looking back.
The journey, which started with a few students and two colleges, culminated in the Tolani Vidya Mandir’ campus, spreading 43 acres of land and serving approximately 9000 students through 7 educational Institutes with state-of-the-art infrastructure for the holistic (Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, and spiritual) development of the students.
The board of trustees, which represents Gandhidham Collegiate Board, holds the highest authority in making decisions regarding policy matters.
A multifaceted personality Dr. Sujata Naik Tolani wears many hats. She gainfully applies her vast experience in disparate fields to the maritime industry. She has also served as Director of the medical intensive care unit at Brooklyn Hospital Center in the U.S. She is a pulmonary Critical Care specialist.
After achieving the highest Post in the corporate sector, she has enriched her knowledge and interest in the development of education.
Dr. Sujata Naik Tolani, presently President of the Tolani Foundation and Gandhidham Collegiate Board, Adipur, is also a Chairperson of Tolani Shipping Company Limited and Tolani Bulk Carriers Ltd.
Dr. Sujata Naik Tolani is also the Chairperson of the Tolani Education Foundation, which manages the Tolani Maritime Institute and the Tolani College of Commerce, Mumbai.
Dr. Amarlal H Kalro is an educationist with over 50 years of experience in academic institutions in India and abroad. He was a Professor Emeritus at Ahmedabad University and an Academic Adviser for the Ahmedabad Education Society. He was a member of the Second Administrative Reforms Commission (2005 – 2009), Government of India. He was the first Provost of Ahmedabad University (2009-2014). He was Director, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (1998-2004). Prior to that, he was Assistant Professor and Professor (1970- 1998), Dean (1984-1987), and Chairman, Ravi J Mathai Centre for Educational Innovation (1994- 1998) at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota (1969-1970).
Dr. Kalro's research interests include OR modelling, inventory management, organization behavior, irrigation and water management, management of educational institutions, and institution building. He has co-authored three books and has extensive consulting experience with public and private sector organizations, State and Central Governments, and international agencies.
Dr. Kalro has served as a director on several corporate boards and is a member of several committees of the Government of India, Gujarat, and Kerala.
Dr. Kalro has received numerous awards, including the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from The Indian Society of Operations Management, the Ahmedabad Management Association, and the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.
Mr. Ramesh Motwane is the Chairman and Founder of Eastern Contractors, Inc. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston. He is an alumnus of Tolani Vidya Mandir. He received his diploma in civil engineering from the Tolani Foundation Gandhidham Polytechnic in 1962.
Mr. Motwane is a Charter Member of The IndUS Entrepreneur-Atlantic (TIE). He also accompanied President Clinton on his India visit in March 2000. He served on the board of Trustees of Mass Bay Community College as well as on the board of Governors on Privatization of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is a past President of the India Association of Greater Boston (IAGB).
Mr. Motwane also served on the boards of directors of various academic institutions and social service organizations.
Prof. Kripalani, an education veteran with over 45 years of experience, holds degrees in Economics from Tolani College of Arts & Science-Adipur and Post-Graduation in Economics from Shivaji University-Kolhapur. He has also completed double graduation and post-graduation in Accountancy and Business Statistics from Rajasthan University, Jaipur; a Master of Philosophy in Economics from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad; and an I.C.W.A. (Inter) from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, Calcutta.
He served as principal of Tolani Tolani Commerce College for eight years. He was the founder director of the Tolani Institute of Management Studies, Adipur. He served GCB as an administrator for 11 years. Prof. Kripalani has published research papers in conferences and journals and is a member of various associations, including the Ahmedabad Management Association, the Kutch Management Association, the All India Economic Association, and the Gujarat Economic Association. He has also been a member of the Senate of Kutch University and a member of the Advisory Committee to the Vice Chancellor of Kutch University.
He served as a trustee/director at various organizations, including the Indian Institute of Sindhology, Sindhu Sahayata Sangathan, Hari Om Trust, and Gandhidham Co-operative Bank.
Dr. Ram Buxani (Ph.D., D.Litt.), Chairman of ITL Cosmos Group, Dubai, has played a key role in the growth of the ITL Cosmos Group, rising from being an office assistant in 1959 to Chairman in 2014.
He is the Founder Chairman of the Overseas Indian Economic Forum, a highly reputed Non-Residential Indian (NRI) organisation that subsequently merged with the Indian Business & Professional Council (IBPC). In the year 1983, he received a Shield of Honour from the late Shri Giani Zail Singh, the seventh President of India, for his contributions to the NRI community and expat diaspora.
Dr. Buxani’s involvement extends to institutions like the India Club, Dubai, of which he served as Chairman from 2012 to 2015. He earlier chaired the Club from 1990 to 1994. He is on the Board of Trustees of both organizations. He was also Chairman of the Indian High School, Dubai from 2000 to 2004. He is a board member of the Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities. He is also Senior Vice President of BLF (Business Leaders Forum), a joint initiative of the India Diplomatic Mission in the UAE and the Ministry of Economy, UAE; Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)-UAE Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation Steering Committee; and is involved with various other charitable and voluntary organizations including the Rotary Club of Jumeirah.
In 2004, Dr. Buxani was conferred a doctorate degree by the Washington International University for his thesis, ‘Governance of Dubai: The Influence of Tribal Tradition in Decision Making, especially in the Critical Periods of the Development of the City-State. In 2015, Dr. Buxani was also conferred with the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) by the D.Y. Patil University, India. He is a prolific and deeply researched author. Dr. Ram Buxani is the author of two books: Taking the High Road and Sindhis: God’s Gift to Global Economy.
TIMS (now known as TMIMS) was established in 1995 in Kutch by Late Jamvanti Kanal, with the vision of developing ethical and professional managers for the industry and society. Since 1995, we have been providing high-quality business education. We were previously known as TIMS, and the TIMS legacy is now carried on by the name TMIMS. Since 2016, Tolani Motwane Institute of Management Studies has been affiliated with Gujarat Technological University.
TMIMS, a credible institute, has played a significant role in nurturing the dreams and aspirations of some of Today's brightest minds through a conjunction of intensive curricular and co-curricular activities. TMIMS has gained tremendous attraction both from the students and corporate on the grounds of producing ethically & morally strong qualitative managers.
The program at TMIMS is aimed at making them well shaped leaders of the highest professional competence. Our students acquire various entrepreneurial qualities and management skills by organising and executing plethora of events and fests round the year. The state of Art infrastructure at the Campus supports to raise the standards of our graduates commensurate with the demands of the industry and the society. TMIMS is committed to the development of priceless managerial and humane skills of the students so that they can contribute in making the world, a better place to live.
Since last 25 years, Tolani Institute of Management Studies (TIMS) has been facilitating and promoting academics and research in emerging areas of higher education in the field of management. TIMS is dedicated to produce global management leaders and it has created niche by providing quality innovative program in an industry oriented professional erudition. And from the year 2016, TIMS is affiliated to Gujarat Technological University(GTU) Ahmedabad with the name Tolani Motwane Institute of Management Studies (TMIMS).
With the new name and new energy we still continue to mark our presence in GTU Top 10 for batch 2016-2018, with glorifying results of our students. With the ever changing business environment, we urge to produce competent professionals who not only have theoretically strong background but also has profound practical exposure with our curriculum which makes them go through Internship Projects and with various Industrial expert's guest session enhance their practical problem solving approach.
Our alumni are our torch bearers. They light the path for their successors by providing proper guidance. They not only show the path, but also make the path by being on top positions in big corporate house or by making big business houses of their own.
Our pedagogy, infrastructure, team of hardworking and dedicated faculty, committed admin staff and student friendly culture shapes the raw talent into professionals for today & tomorrow. Our achievements speak for us and our unending devotion towards management education and the society. Our results are setting benchmarks for quality education after getting affiliated to Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad. Every year our efforts towards increasing our own standards keep us motivated.