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Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Ahmedabad

About Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Ahmedabad


Indian Institute of Management, (IIM) Ahmedabad was established in the year 1961 by the combined eminent personalities like Kasturbhai Lalbhai, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, and Ravi J. Matthai. IIM Ahmedabad offers Masters Degree and Doctorate programs in management and offers Executive Education which provides a unique experience of peer-to-peer learning and collaboration with a group of proficient and seasoned professionals. IIM Ahmedabad is India's No.1 Management College.

The campus has academic blocks, student and faculty accommodation, faculty offices, the Vikram Sarabhai Library, the Louis Kahn Plaza, the R.J. Matthai Auditorium, the International Management Development Centre, etc. IIM Ahmedabad is the 1st institution in India to adopt the Case Study Method of teaching and this has transformed into one of its strengths. Since its inception, almost 3,000 cases, as well as 500 monographs, have been written by the faculty members. 

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IIM Ahmedabad Highlights

The highlights of IIM Ahmedabad, such as university type, approvals, facilities, etc., are mentioned below.

IIM Ahmedabad Highlights
Year of Establishment
1967
Type of University
Public
Recognition
MHRD
Accreditation
EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development)
Campus Area
102 acres
Courses/ Degrees Offered
PGDM, PGDFABM, PGDPGPX, PGDFDP, PGDAFP, e-PGP, EEP.
Infrastructure Facilities
Library, Cafeteria, Hostels, Sports Complex, Music Room, A/C Classrooms, Labs, Wifi-enabled campus, ATM, International Management Centre, etc.

Why Choose IIM Ahmedabad?

IIMA has been ranked 48th among the top 100 B-Schools by Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2021. In 2008, the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad was the 1st institution in the country to be awarded European Quality Improvement System by European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). IIM Ahmedabad has partnered with international institutions to promote research in the management field. The placement record of IIM Ahmedabad is high and attract various eminent recruiters.

IIM Ahmedabad Academic Advantages

The programmes offered at IIM Ahmedabad contains a wide range of interesting courses and activities which are taught and facilitated by excellent faculty members, who are consistently engaged with academics, research, and practice. The programmes shape the students into innovative thinker so that they can deal with complex real-life management problems. Apart from the formal coursework, the programmes give students their space to pursue personal interests including sports, community service, enhancing individual talents, and building new competencies through student clubs and activities.

IIM Ahmedabad Rankings

IIM Ahmedabad has been securing the highest positions in the fields of technical education. It is acknowledged by different national and international institutions and organizations for its excellent support to various fields. Below is an overview of the IIM Ahmedabad ranking:

  • IIMA was ranked 48th in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings in 2021.
  • IIMA ranked 1st in the Business Management category by NIRF, Business Today, Outlook and Business World in 2020.
  • IIM Ahmedabad ranked 20th in the Financial Times Masters in Management ranking in 2020
  • in the QS Global MBA rankings released in 2020, IIMA was ranked as the top Indian B-school.
  • IIMA ranked 1st in the Eduniversal Best Master's Ranking in Agribusiness/ Food Industry Management for the year 2019.
  • The QS Global 100 EMBA ranked IIMA 7 among the best management institution in Asia-Pacific.
  • NIRF in 2018, ranked IIMA 1st among the management schools in the country.
  • Business Today in 2017 ranked IIMA as India's Best B-Schools.
  • IIMA is at 2nd positions in the 'Career Progress Rank' and has 100% "Faculty With Doctorates".

IIM Ahmedabad Courses

There are different courses offered by IIM Ahmedabad in the management field. It offers the program at the doctoral and masters level. The management courses offered here are of very high quality. 

IIM Ahmedabad Management Courses

Courses
Specializations
PGP/MBA
General, Food & Agri-Business Management

IIM Ahmedabad Department

IIM Ahmedabad has no designated department because the institute was built to provide management education to the admitted students. Students can study MBA known as PGP, and doctoral program in management. The programs are offered for working professionals i.e students who are working in a job or a business person.

IIM Ahmedabad Admission

IIM Ahmedabad admission is based on the national level entrance examinations like CAT/GMAT/GRE. Admission is currently open for courses. The mode of the examination is offline. Students can be admitted to IIM Ahmedabad by filling up the online application form with the correct details on the official website. IIM Ahmedabad PGP admission depends upon the eligibility and valid test score of the CAT examination. 

Admission to Ph.D course in IIM Ahmedabad is based on eligibility criteria and scores of the CAT/GRE/GMAT (based on specialization)

IIM Ahmedabad Eligibility Criteria

IIM Ahmedabad offers best in class management courses. Admission to the courses is based upon strict eligibility criteria. If a student fails to prove eligibility then he/she are not allowed to apply for the courses offered by the IIM Ahmedabad. Below is a list of a few courses offered by the IIM Ahmedabad with their eligibility criteria:

IIM Ahmedabad PGP Eligibility

IIM Ahmedabad offers a 2 year Post Graduate Program in Management. The program consists of 4 semesters and 8 to 10 weeks summer internship. IIM Ahmedabad PGP fees are INR28, 00,000/-

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have passed a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks and 45% marks for reserved category students from a recognised university. 
  • The candidate should have a valid test score of CAT examination

IIM Ahmedabad PGPX Eligibility

The institute offers a Post Graduate Program for Executives, the duration of the program is 1 year. Students should have a minimum age of 25 years and there is no higher age limit. Candidates are selected in 3 rounds. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate should have an academic degree or equivalent in any discipline i.e min 15 years of study on 10 + 2 + 3 or 4 pattern. 
  • A valid test score in GMAT/GRE exam.

Read more for detailed IIM Ahmedabad eligibility criteria of various courses.

IIM Ahmedabad Cut Off

IIM Ahmedabad cut off 2021 will release after the results of the CAT 2021 exam will be out. The cut-off is released every academic year, after the release of CAT score, during admission time for different courses. IIM Ahmedabad cut-off overall percentile is 80 in CAT in the year 2020. Students need to secure minimum marks in the sectional cut-off.

The cut-off of IIMA depends upon:

  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • No. of aspirants who appeared for the exam
  • Number of candidates who have passed the exam
  • No. of seats in a particular institute
  • Ranking of the IIM

For more information, check IIM Ahmedabad Cut off.

IIM Ahmedabad Result

IIM Ahmedabad results for admission to management courses will be announced after the results of CAT/GMAT/GRE are announced. The date of commencement of classes is to be announced by the institute. The result can be viewed on the official website of CAT for PGP students. Working professionals have to visit the GRE and GMAT result site for admission. Current students can check their marks by logging in to the website. 

IIM Ahmedabad Campus

Student life on the IIMA campus is filled with excitement, fun and learnings. The university faculty is supportive and encouraging. The 102-acre campus area is equipped with all the amenities for students such as technological classrooms, an auditorium with a larger seating capacity, a Vikram Sarabhai library equipped with thousands of books, a cafeteria that serves hygienic food, etc. The campus is surrounded by green vegetation that provides a positive environment for study and research. 

IIM Ahmedabad Infrastructure Facilities

IIM Ahmedabad campus offers world-class amenities for students and scholars. Amenities like canteen, hostel, laboratories, auditorium, research centres etc are offered on the campus. The library has a robust collection of over 1,94,548 books, 45,846 bound volumes, 23,114 current subscriptions to journals, 2617 working papers, and many other resources. Given below are the facilities offered:

  • Library
  • Cafeteria
  • Sports Facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Hostel
  • Security 
  • Wi-Fi
  • Medical Facility
  • Gym
  • Seminar Room
  • Computer Lab

IIM Ahmedabad Hostel Details

The dormitory at IIMA is separate for male and female students. There are 25 student dormitories with a total capacity of about 740 occupants. There are separate housing facilities for married candidates. The hostels have 10 single rooms on each floor and a tearoom. The hostel provides basic facilities like mess, common room, recreation room, etc.

All hostels have the following facilities:

  • Mess facility 
  • 24-hour security
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cleanliness

Read more on IIM Ahmedabad Facilities provided at the campus.

IIM Ahmedabad Placements

200+ top MNC visit IIM Ahmedabad campus for recruitment, the placement cell works in building relations with industry to ensure students will get excellent exposure to the industry. Students get placements in different industries in different areas such as Research & Development, Sell & Marketing, Finances, Banking, etc. 

Given below are some of the statistics of IIM Ahmedabad Placements:

  • Many big companies like Google, Microsoft, Amazon hire students for the summer internship program and later turn them into pre-placement.
  • The highest CTC offered to management student is 58.88LPA in 2020
  • The average CTC offered to students is 16LPA in 2020.
  • Eminent recruiters like BCG, KPMG, JP Morgan, P&G, City, Airtel, Tata Sky, Samsung, Goldman Sachs, Bain & Co., etc visit the campus for recruitment.

Read more on IIM Ahmedabad Placements.

IIM Ahmedabad Scholarships

IIM Ahmedabad provides various scholarships to its meritorious students. The scholarships are based on merit, financial condition, research, etc. Scholarships can be availed by students by applying online and offline. IIM A has a special need-based scholarship that was provided by industry and government to students.

Given below are the information about various scholarships:

  • Central Scholarships Schemes.
  • T. Thomas Scholarship.
  • Dunia Scholarships for Scholastic Excellence.
  • The Aditya Birla Scholarships.
  • Sir Ratan Tata Scholarships.
  • Interest Waiver Scholarship is based on merit.
  • Nestle India Ltd. Scholarship for the PGP-FABM program.

Read for more information on IIM Ahmedabad Scholarships.

IIM Ahmedabad Alumni

IIM Ahmedabad notable alumni are former Governor of RBI, Raghu Ram Rajan; former Chief Secretary of UP, Alok Ranjan; Founder, CEO of MakeMy Trip, Deep Kalra; former President of NASSCOM, Kiran Karnik; President at Dell Services, Suresh Vaswani and a lot more. IIM Ahmedabad Alumni are spread all over the world. IIM Ahmedabad has an Alumni Association Alumni have to create their profile on the dedicated alumni website and can connect with their batchmates, seniors and juniors. They can share their achievements, awards, industry requirements. Various online and offline event meets are being arranged by the association.

Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Ahmedabad Entrance Exams Details 2021

Courses and Fees Structure of Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Ahmedabad

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Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Ahmedabad Management Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Fellowship Programme  4 month(s), Full Time Rs. 30,680
Master of Business Administration [MBA]  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 23 Lakh
Master of Business Administration [MBA]  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 28 Lakh
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time
Post Graduate Certificate  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 20 Lakh
Post Graduate Certificate  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 28 Lakh
Post Graduate Certificate  6 month(s), Full Time
Post Graduate Diploma  1 year(s) 3 month(s), Full Time Rs. 10 Lakh
Post Graduate Diploma  6 month(s), Full Time
Post Graduate Programme  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 22.51 Lakh
Post Graduate Programme  1 year(s), Full Time
Post Graduate Programme  , Full Time

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Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Ahmedabad FAQs

1.

How can I contact IIM Ahmedabad?

If you have a question that needs further clarification, you can reach the institute via email and telephone.

  • Email ID - [email protected]
  • Telephone - +91-79-7152 4449/50
  • Fax: +91-79-6632 4447

IIMA Address:Manager, PGPX
PGPX Office, New Campus,
Indian Institute of Management
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad,
Gujarat 380 015
INDIA.
Telephone: +91-79-7152 4449/50
Fax: +91-79-6632 4447

2.

Can I contact current students and alumni to discuss the PGPX program with them?

Yes, you can join IIMA social network through which you can connect with the alumni or current students and discuss the program with them in detail.

3.

Is staying on the IIM Ahmedabad campus mandatory during studies?

Yes, this is a fully residential program. IIMA accommodation will be available for both single and married students. Many course work and group assignments are involved in the program due to which it is important that the students live on the campus and study and work together. The program is quite rigorous with more than 700 contact hours and needs a preparation time of 1500+ hours.

4.

What is the cut-off score for the GMAT/GRE?

The candidates are advised to aim for a score at or above the 70th-75th percentile for both the quantitative and verbal sections of the GMAT/GRE. Please keep in mind that a high score does not guarantee admission, as it is just one of several admission criteria. Also, a below-average score does not eliminate a candidate.

5.

What does the IIM Ahmedabad Admissions Committee look for in a candidate?

PGPX Admissions Committee takes into consideration the applicant's professional background, including improvement in their career, academic preparedness, achievements, and strong interpersonal skills. An ideal candidate will contribute proactively and share the insights they have gained throughout their professional and personal experience. A competitive applicant manages to prove a clear desire for intellectual growth, both in the classroom as well as through working on group projects.

Student Satisfaction Rating 

Based on 19 Student's Reviews 8.3/10  
Overall Rating
Academics
Fees
Placements
Infrastructure
Social Life
Rating Distribution
Great
10
Average
5
Top Feature & Summary
This institute is recommended by 12/19 students
This college rates in the top 10% in India for
Placements

Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Ahmedabad Ranking


MBA Ranking
Publication Name Rank
NIRF 1
Outlook 1
Economic Times 1
Business Today 1
The Week 1

Approval, Recognition, Affiliation and Accreditation


The college is approved by AICTE.

Facilities


Computer labs
Sports
Gym
Medical
Cafeteria
Library
Auditorium
Hostel

Contact Details and Location


Address : Vastrapur, Ahmedabad - 380015
Website : https://www.iima.ac.in/web/iima#

Student Reviews


Rahul
Rahul
Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2011
10/10
ACADEMICS & FACULTY
  • 3 classes per day. 
  • Case based teaching methodology.
  • Overall study group assignments, projects and quizzes almost every day. So, 12-14 hours of study per day. Awesome experience

CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
  • Fests are huge, budgets in CRs. During my time Sonu Nigam, Jagjit Singh, Abhijit and many others performed.
  • Big club culture with many clubs based on management functions and events and also fun based.



Rahul
Rahul
Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2011
10/10
ACADEMICS & FACULTY
  • 3 classes per day. 
  • Case based teaching methodology.
  • Overall study group assignments, projects and quizzes almost every day. So, 12-14 hours of study per day. Awesome experience

CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
  • Fests are huge, budgets in CRs. During my time Sonu Nigam, Jagjit Singh, Abhijit and many others performed.
  • Big club culture with many clubs based on management functions and events and also fun based.



Suresh
Suresh
Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2017
10/10
ACADEMICS & FACULTY
  • The intensity of the academic rigour at IIM Ahmedabad is not one of those old wives' tales. The pedagogy is completely based on case studies, and these cases give the student an insight into management ideas involved in running a small grocery shop to a big corporate firm. They are challenging and daunting, and the decisions you are forced to make built or destroyed corporate empires. They make you think, they make you sweat and they make you introspect. They prepare the student for the real world.
  • It is not just the things you learn at IIM-A which makes the difference. It is the way those things are taught. One day you will have all the time in the world and on another, you will find yourself with a short deadline for virtually impossible tasks, ranging from a dozen assignments to numberless quizzes. You are taught to survive in a realistic managerial atmosphere even when you are only learning what it takes to be a CEO one day.
  • The faculty at IIM-A are the very best in the country and having handled the best minds in India every year through and through, they know how to keep us on our toes. Their research credentials are impeccable, and each faculty has his/her own approach to introducing management concepts, which makes everything all the more interesting at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE & INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE
  • Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad has tie-ups with nearly a hundred foreign universities from all parts of the world, including many in the top 100 of the Financial Times list.
  • One in every three students usually travels on exchange partnership programs, and the selection criteria involve academic performance and choice of interest.
  • The English language is the sole medium of teaching, and students commonly communicate with each other in English and Hindi, though some also use more regional languages like Telugu and Tamil.
  • An average cost of two to four lakh rupees is common for student exchange programs, and it depends on the student's personal preferences.
  • IIM-A has excellent exposure in the global scene of international MBAs and has many students coming from top business schools abroad to study in exchange programs. Students living abroad also apply to join IIM-A, which increases the student's diversity of students in the courses.

CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
  • Life in college(Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad ) is fantastic. There are clubs for literally everything. From Anime to Astronomy and Zen philosophy to Zumba, there is a club for everything. Students play, sing and dance. There is a regular activity in all clubs and interested students participate religiously by maintaining an excellent balance between their academics and hobbies.
  • Students manage to play cricket, football, badminton, tennis and other sport on the campus, although the requirements of their courses do not give them a lot of leniency for sports activities.

SOCIAL ATMOSPHERE
  • The social atmosphere at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad is very supportive to nurture growth and foster a healthy competitive spirit in the bright young minds of the country. Students from diverse backgrounds study on the campus, and there is no discrimination of any kind. Everybody is seen and treated equally as a student of IIM-A. The professors are very chilled out and do not indulge in the personal affairs of the students by imposing strict rules, unlike in several undergraduate colleges in the country.
  • Parties are a common thing, and each dorm has its own secrets. Rooftop parties are common on the campus.
  • As alcohol consumption is banned in Gujarat, the state in which the campus lies, there is a strict rule regarding no alcohol within the campus. Violation of the rule might result in expulsion and/or legal incrimination.
  • Gujarat is famous for excellent food, and there are excellent joints for great food in and around the campus. The food available is a delight and a treat for any foodie.



Suresh
Suresh
Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2017
10/10
ACADEMICS & FACULTY
  • The intensity of the academic rigour at IIM Ahmedabad is not one of those old wives' tales. The pedagogy is completely based on case studies, and these cases give the student an insight into management ideas involved in running a small grocery shop to a big corporate firm. They are challenging and daunting, and the decisions you are forced to make built or destroyed corporate empires. They make you think, they make you sweat and they make you introspect. They prepare the student for the real world.
  • It is not just the things you learn at IIM-A which makes the difference. It is the way those things are taught. One day you will have all the time in the world and on another, you will find yourself with a short deadline for virtually impossible tasks, ranging from a dozen assignments to numberless quizzes. You are taught to survive in a realistic managerial atmosphere even when you are only learning what it takes to be a CEO one day.
  • The faculty at IIM-A are the very best in the country and having handled the best minds in India every year through and through, they know how to keep us on our toes. Their research credentials are impeccable, and each faculty has his/her own approach to introducing management concepts, which makes everything all the more interesting at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE & INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE
  • Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad has tie-ups with nearly a hundred foreign universities from all parts of the world, including many in the top 100 of the Financial Times list.
  • One in every three students usually travels on exchange partnership programs, and the selection criteria involve academic performance and choice of interest.
  • The English language is the sole medium of teaching, and students commonly communicate with each other in English and Hindi, though some also use more regional languages like Telugu and Tamil.
  • An average cost of two to four lakh rupees is common for student exchange programs, and it depends on the student's personal preferences.
  • IIM-A has excellent exposure in the global scene of international MBAs and has many students coming from top business schools abroad to study in exchange programs. Students living abroad also apply to join IIM-A, which increases the student's diversity of students in the courses.

CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
  • Life in college(Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad ) is fantastic. There are clubs for literally everything. From Anime to Astronomy and Zen philosophy to Zumba, there is a club for everything. Students play, sing and dance. There is a regular activity in all clubs and interested students participate religiously by maintaining an excellent balance between their academics and hobbies.
  • Students manage to play cricket, football, badminton, tennis and other sport on the campus, although the requirements of their courses do not give them a lot of leniency for sports activities.

SOCIAL ATMOSPHERE
  • The social atmosphere at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad is very supportive to nurture growth and foster a healthy competitive spirit in the bright young minds of the country. Students from diverse backgrounds study on the campus, and there is no discrimination of any kind. Everybody is seen and treated equally as a student of IIM-A. The professors are very chilled out and do not indulge in the personal affairs of the students by imposing strict rules, unlike in several undergraduate colleges in the country.
  • Parties are a common thing, and each dorm has its own secrets. Rooftop parties are common on the campus.
  • As alcohol consumption is banned in Gujarat, the state in which the campus lies, there is a strict rule regarding no alcohol within the campus. Violation of the rule might result in expulsion and/or legal incrimination.
  • Gujarat is famous for excellent food, and there are excellent joints for great food in and around the campus. The food available is a delight and a treat for any foodie.



Anudeep
Anudeep
Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2017
8/10
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
  • There are a lot of clubs on campus for almost all sports at v.
  • There are also cultural and arts clubs.
  • The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad has a very good sports infrastructure.

SOCIAL ATMOSPHERE
  • There are bars, pubs in and around campus.
  • The student diversity and tolerance levels with regards to different social and economic strata are good at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.



Anudeep
Anudeep
Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2017
8/10
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
  • There are a lot of clubs on campus for almost all sports at v.
  • There are also cultural and arts clubs.
  • The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad has a very good sports infrastructure.

SOCIAL ATMOSPHERE
  • There are bars, pubs in and around campus.
  • The student diversity and tolerance levels with regards to different social and economic strata are good at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.




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