AMDISA is a network of Management Education and Management Development Institutions in South Asia. It has 302 members from the SAARC region. Its mission is to “Promote management education and management development activities in South Asia, taking into account the economic, social and cultural context of the Region, with the firm dedication to world-wide exchange of experience and ideas in the fields concerned.”
AMDISA is the only Association which networks management development institutions across the eight South Asian Nations through exchanging information, facilitating inter-country research initiatives, conducting regional conferences, workshops, colloquia and programmes, and thereby providing a forum for interaction among academics and business leaders.
AMDISA launched the global benchmark quality assurance and accreditation system for Business Schools - SAQS. It is the quality assurance scheme run by AMDISA as a service to the management education profession worldwide. SAQS emerged out of an EFMD - AMDISA cooperation through an European Union funded Asia - Link project in 2003-04. It is inspired by EFMD’s EQUIS criteria guidelines and is designed as an international standard accreditation system. It is a globally benchmarked system for mentoring, quality improvement, quality assurance and accreditation.
AMDISA publishes a Newsletter three times a year and the South Asian Journal of Management, quarterly. It is a prestigious publication and is indexed by two internationally acclaimed database services: EBSCO and ProQuest.