Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Indian Institute Of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad

1. Historical Signification, Vision

Based on the recommendation of the planning commission Initiated By: Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
Vision: Educating and nurturing leaders of institutions and entrepreneurial organizations.

2. Establishment

Established on Dec’11, 1961Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat with the support of Govt. of India,
Govt. of Gujarat, Harvard Business School & Industry members. 

Vikram Sarabhai & Kasthurbhai Lalbhai have also lent their support to establishing an institute that produces business leaders.

3. Campus, Ambience

  • 102 acres in Vastrapur, AhmedabadArchitect: Louis KahnVikram Sarabhai LibraryThe R.J. Matthai AuditoriumThe Louis Kahn Plaza.
  • The International Management Development Centre.
  • The Kasturbhai Lalbhai Management Development Centre.
  • The Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship. 
  • The IIM Ahmedabad offers a homely environment to its interns both the student's faculty and staff members. 
  • The Student housing is divided into 20 dormitories, each capable of accommodating 25-40 students in independent rooms. 
  • The excellent sports and fitness facilities on the campus ensure that students can remain fit and healthy to take on strenuous academic challenges.
  • Dr Vikram Sarabhai Library offers an excellent learning environment to students and academicians. 
  • The library has nearly 180,000 volumes, 600 current periodicals, 700 CDs and more than 2000 working papers and dissertations.

4. Rankings

Ranking By2015201620172018
Business India1st1st1st1st
Business Today1st1st1st1st
National Institutional Ranking Framework
(NIRF) (Management Category)

5. Faculty and Research

  • Faculty for different areas, Involved in Research & Publications
  • Has more than 20,000+ publications viz. Books, Articles, Periodicals etc.
  • Faculty across different areas like Business Policy, Centre for Management in Agriculture, Communications, Economics, 
  • Finance and Accounting, Human Resources Management, Information Systems, Marketing,
  • Organizational Behaviour & Production and Quantitative Methods.

    6. Exchange Programmes

    • IIMA has affiliations with 78 leading business schools across the world.
    • Students from IIMA can spend a semester at affiliate business schools.
    • Spread across North America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and the Asia Pacific region
    • IIMA has affiliations with 78 leading business schools across the world. 
    • Students from IIMA can spend a semester at affiliate business schools across North America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and the Asia Pacific region. 
    • The Institute has a Dual Degree programme arrangement with a few business schools such as HEC Paris, Bocconi University, 
    • ESSEC Business School in Paris, University of Cologne and ESCP Europe. Some of the students going on exchange receive scholarships from the Institute and participating schools.

    7. Case Centre

    IIMA is recognized as a pioneer in adapting the case method of teaching and learning in India. The case method is an engaging pedagogy that involves the participants actively in the learning process. They get an opportunity to play the roles of decision-makers, analysts, consultants and competitors of several corporations without leaving the confines of their classrooms.

    The real-life experiences that these cases represent effectively bring the ‘field’ into the classroom. Though the method was developed by the Harvard Law and Business schools in the early twentieth century, IIMA is recognized as a pioneer in adapting the method to the Indian context.

    The Case Centre encourages faculty members to write cases by interacting with industries and bringing real-world business situations into the classrooms to provide a holistic learning experience to the students. The Case Centre also offers an array of services which includes:

    • Providing case writing & editorial assistance
    • Providing funds for authors to develop cases
    • Managing case registration and distribution through various distribution partners
    • Administering sales of IIMA cases
    • Conducting training workshops and seminars for case writing and teaching
    • Administering an annual award for the best case
    • Explore CASE Method of Learning, 4000+ CASES, Technical Notes & Exercises @ IIM A

      8. Peer Profile

      Student profile for the batch of 2017-2019:

      •  The batch comprises of 38% IITs, 14% NITs & BiTs, 8% CAs, 14% Commerce/Economics, 18% Other Engineering, 8% Others etc.
        • 35% Freshers, 16% (0-1 year Work-ex), 30% (1-2 year Work-ex), 14% (2-3 year Work-ex), 5% (3+ year Work-ex)

        9. Notable Alumni

        Raghuram Rajan – Former Governor RBI

        Harsha Bhogle – Famous Cricket Commentator

        Shikha Sharma – Former MD & CEO of Axis Bank

        Ajay Pal Singh Banga – CEO Mastercard

        Chetan Bhagat – Indian author, screenwriter 

        Arvind Subramanian – For. Chief-Economic Adviser(GoI)

        Deep Kalra – Founder & CEO MakeMyTrip

        and Many more…

        10. What Makes IIMA Special?

        • Academic ‘R’igour(‘V’igour)
        • Case Study Approach
        • Alumni
        • Legacy

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