The GIDC RAJJU SHROFF ROFEL Institute Of Management Studies ( G R I M S ) is a unique partnership between the Rotary Foundation for Education and Learning ( ROFEL ), Vapi and the State Industrial Development Corporation Of Gujarat (G.I.D.C.).
From a sleepy village of the 1970 to the hub of the largest concentration of medium and small industries in Asia, Vapi infrastructure owes itself largely to the initiatives of G.I.D.C., in building the Industrial infrastructure and in attracting young entrepreneurs from Gujarat and other states. Equally, the growth of the social infrastructure - School, Colleges, Hospital, vocational training - stems from the bold initiatives of the Rotary Club Of Vapi. Vapi strategic location has been a source of strength - on the route from Bombay to Ahemedabad, 13 KM to the east of sea resorts of Daman, 13 KM to the West of the hilly forest reserves of Silvassa, close to the trading centers at Surat and Vadodara.
The ROFEL Trust was set up in 1985, by Rotary Club of Vapi, to provide educational facilities in the region at all levels. In the initial years, the trust organized and awarded scholarships for Vapi students for study outside Vapi in various disciplines, ranging from engineering and medicine to business administration,arts and commerce.
The Trust soon branched out to start the first Arts & Commerce College in Vapi in 1990, followed by a Bachelor of Business Administration Course in 1996. This was followed further in 1999 by setting up of a Management Institute (G R I M S) to conduct the course at Post Graduate Level and a college of Science and College of Pharmacy.
G R I M S is a logical extention of these educational endeavors to the growing need for managerial manpower in this region.
GRIMS in association with TATA-AIG life insurance corporation has given training for 100 hours to 45 students who appeared for IRDA IC33 exam in Oct-Nov. 2010