A senior faculty member of IIM-A said "The number of students and management programmes have doubled at IIM-Ahmedabad in the last 10 years, but still the number of faculty members has been almost the same. This, despite the fact that the institute recruits actively every year".
In the academic year 200-2001, there was one faculty member for every five students. Today, there is one faculty for every 10 students. Between 2000-2001 and 2012-13, the number of students has highly gone up by 117%. As against this, the faculty strength has increased by just 10%.
On Admitting to the scarcity, dean of faculty Ajay Pandey said "About 8 to 10 faculty members join the institute every year but attrition is a problem- many fresh recruits say their spouses find it difficult to get attractive jobs in Ahmedabad".
However, the numeric values suggest that weakening is not limited to fresh recruits, as senior faculty members have taken up jobs to become directors or dreams at different colleges. The institute has a minimum requirement of 120 faculty members.