- IIM Ahmedabad
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Led by space scientist Dr. Vikram Sarabhai and an eminent industrialist and philanthropist Shri Kasturbhai Lalbhai, and proactively supported by the then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Dr. Jivraj Mehta, a group of enlightened individuals set up IIMA in 1961. This group ably wove together a coalition of five actors - the governments at the centre and the state, local industrialists, the Ford Foundation and the Harvard Business School, to establish the foundations of the Institute.
IIMA has been consistently ranked as the premier management school in the country by several national agencies. IIMA programmes are also ranked highly in several international rankings. In 2008, IIMA became the first management school in the country to be awarded EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accreditation by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development).
‘Vidya viniyogadvikasa'— ‘development through the distribution or application of knowledge': this is the motto which has guided the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) since its establishment in 1961 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, enabling it to develop a reputation for excellence and leadership in management education. Created and nurtured as an institute of management and not just as a business school, IIMA has produced numerous leader-managers for the business and public sectors who, with their dreams, aspirations and vision, have shaped their organizational, economic and social contexts.
Academic Programs of IIM Ahmedabad
Admission is through CAT, which happens in December every year. For more details on CAT, click here
Faculty Development Program
Participants should have post-graduate level teaching experience in management or research experience of
at least two years. Preference will be given to participants less than 45 years of age. Past experience indicates
that participants in the early stages of their teaching or research careers benefit most. For more information, click here
IIMA set up academic areas like Business Policy, Economics and Marketing for research functions. However, as it took on the challenge of professionalizing not just business management but also management in several other priority sectors, it set up a number of sector or mission oriented thrust groups termed ‘Centres' to apply management science to other sectors of the economy.
Awards and Rewards by IIM
The Institute awards several industry scholarships to students based on academic performance. The Aditya Birla Scholarships and the Sir Ratan Tata Scholarships instituted by Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai, are examples of such scholarships. Nestle India Ltd. has instituted a scholarship for the PGP-FABM programme. The centres are:
Indian Institute of Management
Tel: 91-79-66323456 / 26308357