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IIM Ahmedabad - Indian Institute of Management

About IIM Ahmedabad

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad was established in 1961 by eminent personalities like Kasturbhai Lalbhai, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, and Ravi J. Matthai. IIM Ahmedabad offers master and doctorate programs in the management field. Also, the institute offers executive education that provides a unique experience of peer-to-peer learning and collaboration with a group of proficient and seasoned professionals. The institute is India's No.1 management college.

The college 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 3000 cases and 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
Type of University
EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development)
Campus Area
102 acres
Courses Offered
Infrastructure Facilities
Library, Cafeteria, Hostels, Sports Complex, Music Room, A/C Classrooms, Labs

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 receive the European Quality Improvement System award from European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). IIM Ahmedabad has partnered with international institutions to promote research in the management field. The placement record of the college is high and attracts various eminent recruiters.

IIM Ahmedabad Academic Advantages

The programmes offered at IIM Ahmedabad contain a wide range of interesting courses and activities, taught and facilitated by the excellent faculty member who consistently engages with academics, research, and practice. The programmes shape the students into innovative thinkers so that they can deal with complex real-life management problems. Apart from the formal coursework, the programmes give students space to pursue personal interests like 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 rankings.

  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad was ranked 48th in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings in 2021.
  • IIMA was ranked 1st in the Business Management category by NIRF, Business Today, Outlook and Business World in 2020.
  • IIM Ahmedabad was ranked 20th in the Financial Times Masters in Management ranking in 2020
  • In the QS Global MBA rankings released in 2020, the institute ranked as the top Indian B-school.
  • The college was ranked 1st in the Eduniversal Best Master's Ranking in Agribusiness/ Food Industry Management in 2019.
  • The QS Global 100 EMBA ranked IIMA 7 among the best management institution in Asia-Pacific.
  • NIRF, in the year 2018, ranked the college 1st among the management schools in the country.
  • Business Today, in 2017 ranked the institute as India's Best B-Schools.
  • IIMA is at 2nd position 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 master's levels. The management courses offered here are of very high quality.

IIM Ahmedabad Management Courses

General, Food & Agri-Business Management

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IIM Ahmedabad Admission

IIM Ahmedabad admission is based on the national level entrance examinations like CATGMATGRE. Students can get 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 the Ph.D. course in IIMA is based on eligibility criteria and scores of the CAT/ GRE/ GMAT (based on specialization).

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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 is not allowed to apply for the courses offered by the institute. Below is a list of a few courses offered by the IIMA 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 an 8 to 10 weeks summer internship.

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 recognized 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 that is a minimum of 15 years of study on 10 + 2 + 3 or 4 patterns.
  • A valid test score in GMAT/ GRE.

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 the 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 on the following criteria.

  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Number of aspirants who appeared for the exam
  • Number of candidates who have passed the exam
  • Number of seats in a particular institute
  • Ranking of the IIM

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IIM Ahmedabad Result

The IIM Ahmedabad results for two years PGP and PGP-FABM programme is announced on the official portal. Students can log in with their CAT registration number on the IIM official website to check results.

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IIM Ahmedabad Infrastructure Facilities

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 campus offers world-class amenities for students and scholars. Amenities like canteen, hostel, laboratories, auditorium, and research centres are on the college 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.

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. Separate housing facilities for married candidates are present. Hostels have 10 single rooms on each floor and a tearoom. All hostels have the following facilities.

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

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IIM Ahmedabad Placements

200+ top MNC visit IIM Ahmedabad campus for recruitment. The placement cell works in building relations with the industry to ensure students will get excellent exposure to the industry. Students get placements in different areas such as research & development, sales & marketing, finances, banking, etc. Eminent recruiters like BCG, KPMG, JP Morgan, P&G, City, Airtel, Tata Sky, Samsung, and Goldman Sachs visit the campus to recruit. Given below are some of the IIM Ahmedabad placement highlights.

  • 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 students is INR 58.88 LPA in 2020.
  • The average CTC offered to students is INR 16 LPA in 2020.

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IIM Ahmedabad Scholarships

IIM Ahmedabad provides various scholarships to its meritorious students. The scholarships are based on merit, financial condition, research, etc. Students can avail of the scholarships can by applying online and offline. IIMA has a special need-based scholarship provided by industry and government to students.

Given below is 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 based on merit.
  • Nestle India Ltd. Scholarship for the PGP-FABM program.

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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. The institute has an alumni association that creates the profile on the dedicated alumni website. Alumni can share their achievements, awards, industry requirements with the association. Various online and offline event meets are being arranged by the association too.

IIM Ahmedabad Entrance Exams Details 2021

Courses and Fees Structure of IIM Ahmedabad

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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. 28 Lakh
Post Graduate Programme  1 year(s), Full Time

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IIM Ahmedabad FAQs


How can I contact IIM Ahmedabad?

If you have a question that needs further clarification, you can reach IIM Ahmedabad via email and telephone, details are given below.

  • Email ID - [email protected]
  • Telephone - +91-79-7152 4449/50
  • Fax: +91-79-6632 4447
  • IIMA Address: PGPX Office, New Campus, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015

Is staying on the IIM Ahmedabad campus mandatory during studies?

Yes, IIM Ahmedabad 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.


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.


Is it mandatory to take the GMAT/ GRE before applying for PGPX at IIM Ahmedabad and what is the validity period for a GMAT/ GRE score?

Yes, all applicants must take a GMAT/ GRE test as it provides us with a standardized way of evaluating candidates for IIM Ahmedabad admissions. GMAT/ GRE scores are valid for 5 years.


Does IIM Ahmedabad provide financial assistance for its students?

Yes, IIMA aspires to give the opportunity to all eligible applicants for which it offers financial assistance in the form of a Need-Based Scholarship Scheme. Every year students are provided substantial financial support under the scheme whose amount is decided on the basis of several criteria such as annual gross family income, ownership of assets, and the number of dependents in the family. The applications for these scholarships are invited every year in the month of July/August.


Can I get into the MBA program at IIM Ahmedabad without CAT?

No, the admission process consists of the nationally administered Common Admission Test (CAT) and subsequent rounds of personal interviews.

Student Satisfaction Rating 

Based on 19 Student's Reviews 8.3/10  
Overall Rating
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Top Feature & Summary
This institute is recommended by 12/19 students
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IIM Ahmedabad Ranking

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

Approval, Recognition, Affiliation and Accreditation

The college is approved by AICTE.


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Contact Details and Location

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

Student Reviews

Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2011
  • 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

  • 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.

Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2017
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2017
  • 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.

  • 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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