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Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

About Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

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.


  • IIM Ahmedabad has a vision of nurturing, connecting and growing and creating a work environment that is marked by high performance and encouraging among the students, staff and faculty members an atmosphere of independence and teamwork

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:

  • Indian Institute of Management Calcutta - 1961
  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad - 1961
  • Indian Institute of Management Bangalore - 1973
  • Indian Institute of Management Lucknow - 1984
  • Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode - 1996
  • Indian Institute of Management Indore - 1996
  • Indian Institute of Management Shillong - 2005
  • Indian Institute of Management Rohtak -  2010
  • Indian Institute of Management Ranchi - 2010
  • Indian Institute of Management Raipur - 2010
  • Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli - 2011
  • Indian Institute of Management Kashipur - 2011
  • Indian Institute of Management Udaipur - 2011
  • Indian Institute of Management Nagpur - 2015
  • Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam - 2015
  • Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya - 2015
  • Indian Institute of Management Amritsar - 2015
  • Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur - 2015
  • Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur - 2015
  • Indian Institute of Management Jammu - 2016

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.

  • The institute has an attractive, campus situated in secured and serene atmosphere suitable for learning
  • The institute has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The institute has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The institution is working with a shining sun, the spectrum which is radiating in all possible directions
  • The institute has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, seminar halls, gymnasium, multipurpose halls, auditorium, canteen, playground & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The institute has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • The institute has a book bank for helping the poor and backward class students
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The IIM campus is a benchmark in green development. It has been intricately designed so as to maximize the use of available space along with preserving the biodiversity as well as the aesthetic value of the area. It is designed to be a ‘pedestrian campus’, free of vehicular traffic and pollution
  • The campus is characterized by low energy and resource consumption as well as minimal upkeep and low maintenance cost. Apart from this, various green initiatives have been undertaken
  • With the belief that learning extends beyond the classroom, the IIM Ahmedabad campus provides ample of spaces and opportunities for academic as well as non-academic interaction
  • From intelligent power management systems to smart card access systems, IIM Ahmedabad is planning to implement several measures to make the campus an intelligent campus
  • One of the most important aspects the IIM Ahmedabad campus boasts is the freedom offered to the community members on campus
  • The cultural activities at IIM Ahmedabad are coordinated by the Cultural Council and play a crucial role in fostering creativity and confidence among students. These events are directed towards developing balanced and well-rounded individuals
  • There are two banks with their ATM facilities on the main campus
  • At IIM Ahmedabad, the Art Club has been founded with an aim to nurture the artist within every student. Be it the water rangoli on Independence Day or the interiors of the student lounge, the Art Club never fails to mesmerize the IIM Ahmedabad family with their creativity and artistic skills
  • The music club at IIM Ahmedabad gives the community an opportunity to be a part of different bands within the institute and to perform at different cultural events
  • The Literary Club at IIM Ahmedabad currently incubates three distinct and exclusive verticals - Creative Writing, Debating and Public Speaking, and Quizzing.
  • The Literary Club has been striving to achieve its vision of making the three verticals self-sustaining and independent so that over time, they can evolve into respective clubs themselves
  • Coding Club, at IIM Ahmedabad, aims at spreading knowledge related to computer programming to the students and also develop websites and applications that cater to the needs of the Institute
  • The institute has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The institute runs a canteen inside the campus where staff and students can have meals and snacks prepared in a hygienic manner and at an affordable cost
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • A multipurpose auditorium complex with facilities for large meetings, cultural programs, and indoor sports activities is under construction and is also being partially used for those purposes
  • The college has got a large playground, Basket Ball court and facilities and equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton, Table Tennis and so on
  • IIM Ahmedabad has a medical unit consisting of female and male doctors, staff nurses and pharmacist in both the campuses. The medical unit is also equipped with an Ambulance on call round-the-clock. Modern healthcare facilities are available in Ahmedabad town with a number of government and private hospitals
  • State Government and the Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • The Institute provides the training facility like- face to face interview, resume making, communication skills, that help the students to face the campus recruitment
  • For every course, the institute imparts practical training to its students that helps them to understand better, improve their demonstrative skills, eliminate hesitation and in this process strives to mold them into industry ready professionals
  • The institute consists Women Cell to help female students. This cell helps and guides girls to sort out from their personal problem and avoid them from any harassment
  • IIM Ahmedabad central library emphasizes the use of Online Information Resources
  • IIM Ahmedabad has a facility Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Sophisticated instruments under one roof for Researchers and Smart Card facility
Levels of study
Additional Courses
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

  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Bank/ATM
  • Gymnasium
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Blood Donation
  • Conference Hall
  • N.S.S.
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Students Welfare Fund
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Guidance
  • Anti Ragging
  • Women Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)
  • Public Transportation
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Soft Skills Training





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