Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, also called IIM, Ahmedabad or IIMA was set up as an initiative of the Harvard Business School, the Government of Gujarat, the Government of India and distinguished members of the Indian industry on 11th December 1961.
Under the Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017 the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), the Government of India established this autonomous premier institute that offers higher education in the field of management and technology.
The institute runs courses under its own affiliation, i.e., Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. IIMA is recognized and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. It has also been recognised as an Institute of National Importance (INI) by the Government of India. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad has been awarded the ISO 9001:2008 Certification.
In order to improve the quality of management education in India, and to expand its reach, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India established two IIMs, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad is one of them.
As IIM Ahmedabad was set up with the help of the IIM Council and the Government of India, the Chairman of the Council is the Minister of Human Resource and Development, Govt. of India. Each IIM institute is under a Board of Governors in control of the administration of the institute. Thus, the institute is free from external control and it has operational freedom.
The EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) in the year 2008 awarded EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accreditation to Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. IIMA was the first management school to receive this honor.
In 2017, the National Institutional Ranking Framework ranked Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad second among all the management institutes in the country. At the international level, in the QS World University Rankings of 2018, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad was ranked 29th.
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad offers diplomas in management (a two-year postgraduate course). It also conducts other courses like the Residential Executive Programme which is a one-year full-time course, the doctoral level fellowship programmes and an ePost Graduate Programme in Management. IIMA also conducts several faculty developments and executive education programmes.
Admission to these programmes is possible only through CAT (Common Admission Test) and GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test).
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad has international collaborations and conducts exchange programmes with various renowned business schools in different parts of the world. In 2015-16, 87 students from foreign colleges spent a semester at IIMA. At the same time, 140 students from IIMA spent a semester at various affiliated business schools across the Asia Pacific region, Europe, Australia, North America and Africa.
Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs):
The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are currently twenty in number. These are autonomous public institutes that offer courses in management education and research in India. These institutes offer doctoral, postgraduate and executive education programmes.
Based on the recommendation of the Planning Commission, the IIMs were set up with the initiative of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. Under the Indian Societies Registration Act, all the Indian Institutes of Management are registered as societies.
All the IIMs are autonomous institutions and the day-to-day operations are carried out independently. However, the IIM Council oversees the overall strategy and the administration of all IIMs.
India's Minister of Human Resource Development heads the IIM Council. The Council consists of the directors and chairpersons of all IIMs and also senior officials from the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India.
On 24 January 2017, the Union Cabinet approved the Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017, according to which the IIMs were declared as institutes of national importance. This means that they will be able to grant degrees and make important changes in the institute as and when required.
On 28 July 2017, the IIM bill was passed by the Lok Sabha and on 19 December 2017, it was passed by the Rajya Sabha. On 31 December 2017, the IIM bill became an act after the receipt of the presidential assent. The names of the IIMs are listed below:
The flagship programme across all IIMs is the two-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP). This offers the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM). These are equivalent to regular MBA programmes. Some IIMs offer to graduates with work experience a one-year Post Graduate Diploma Programme.
Some IIMs offer a doctoral programme, the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM). This is globally considered to be equivalent to Ph.D. Most IIMs offer part-time programmes and short-term executive education/EMBA courses. Unique programmes are also conducted by certain IIMs.
|Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)|
|Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)|
|Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-Business Management (PGD-FABM)|
|Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)|
|Faculty Development Programme (FDP)|
|Armed Forces Programme (AFP)|
|ePost Graduate Programme (ePGP)|
Note: This Institute offers more courses in various stream categories including with optional specializations. To know more about courses, please visit the official website i.e. https://www.iima.ac.in