About Us

This is PIMA-UAE

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) is a semi-autonomous body affiliated to the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Its objectives are to promote advanced education and professionalism in management in Sri Lanka through the provision of postgraduate instruction, training, research, and development in various branches of management and administrative studies.

Today, it serves as the national interests of professional management education and the training on a wider scale providing challenging opportunities for learning and skill development to thousands of senior-level managers and administrators. Being the pioneer of advanced management education in Sri Lanka, PIM provides leadership to those who are in the business of innovating and disseminating management know-how as well as to those who are in search of higher learning alternatives. PIM conducted its flagship MBA courses since 1986 which is now widely recognized for high quality management education across Sri Lanka.

PIM Alumni (PIMA-UAE) is a non-profit oriented professional group consisting of more than hundred members. The alumni of PIM residing in the United Arab Emirates are the members of PIMA-UAE and increasing its members gradually every year. PIMA-UAE members play leading roles in various organizations in the UAE as well as around the world and are uniquely committed to the society, and responsive to each other.

Our Vision

To foster a professional management culture among alumni and the community we live in while keeping them engaged and aligned to achieve the highest possible delivery of management solutions to end users.

Our Mission

Advocating a strong relationship between alumni and the community we live in.
Advancing the unique needs of alumni, while achieving the goals.
Promoting the highest standard of professional practice.
Enhancing togetherness among alumni.

Our Patron


Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri

The Director and the Chairman of the Board of Management of PIM, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Professor Ajantha Dharmasiri is the Honorary President of the Institute of Personnel Management (IPM), Sri Lanka. He was recently appointed as a Vice President of the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM). He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma, USA. He has over 25 years of both private and public sector experience including Unilever and Nestle. He has engaged in consultancies in over fifteen countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He is a Commonwealth AMDISA Doctoral Fellow, Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow and Commonwealth Postdoctoral Fellow. He holds a Ph.D. and an MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Moratuwa. He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management, UK and an independent director of several boards. Being an author of six books, he has won many accolades including gold medals for best papers in two international management conferences, Emerald best paper award in 2014, and in 2010, and the platinum award by the Alumni of the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIMA) for outstanding academic contribution. He also won the prestigious IPM Lifetime Gold Award 2014, the highest honour for an HR professional in Sri Lanka. Prof. Dharmasiri likes to identify himself as one who transitioned from being an “Engineer of Electrical” to an “Engineer of Hearts and Minds.”

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