The Indian Institute of Management – IIM Ahmedabad
The second institute to come up in the series of IIM’s after Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta was Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Also, referred as IIM Ahmedabad or just IIM A, it is the premier academic institution and the most preferred choice of institute among students to study management.
According to Business Today B-school Rankings in 2007-08 and the Economic Times B-school Survey 2007, it was ranked as the top business school in India.
According to the Economist’s survey of global business schools in 2009, it was termed as the “toughest in the world to get into”.
IIM A was conceived not just as a business school but a full-fledged school of management which would professionalize Indian management via the route of teaching, research, institution building, training and consulting. Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, Kasturbhai Lalbhai and other noted industrialists played a pivotal role in the creation of IIM A in 1961 as an autonomous institution for teachings of management. The government of India in association with the government of Gujarat along with the Indian Industry helped establish this institute.
Initially IIM A had collaborated with Harvard Business School and consequently the case method of teaching and research was introduced in India. This along with a distinct teaching flavor and the high ratio of student placement in the industry led to its success story within few years. Subsequently it attracted large number of applicants every year and this number has only been on the rise lending IIM A the much deserved premier identity.
IIM Ahmedabad Campus
Spread over 67 acres of land, IIM Ahmedabad campus was designed by noted American architect Louis Kahn. The distinct feature in his design is the exposed brick structure with circles carved out in the facade. A new campus is built across the ring road and it has a contemporary concrete design with an attempt to retain the features of old campus architecture. Both the campuses are connected through a tunnel walkway. There are landscaped courts connecting the main complex to the student dormitories, which are 20 in number. It has very well equipped sports and fitness facilities for the students. The ambience of the campus is very homely.
Programmes Offered in IIM Ahmedabad
The institute offers several programmes for the development of management:
- Post Graduate Programme in Management
- PGPX: One Year Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives
- PGP- PMP: One-Year Post Graduate Programme in Public Management and Policy
- Post Graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management
- Fellow Programme in Management
- Faculty Development Programme
- Management Development Programme
Some programmes include student exchange Programme where the students have to spend a part of the term in international colleges of equal repute.
Faculty in IIM Ahmedabad
The IIM faculty with their diverse background of consultancy, research and entrepreneurship provide the acme of teaching. They are directly involved in every sphere of the institute; be it academics, governance, consultancy or research.
Apart from taking active interest in international conferences and contributing to renowned journals, the faculty members of IIM A also serve on the policy-making committees of various private and public organizations. Some of these also include NGO’s and international agencies like World Bank, FAO and WTO.
When experience and exposure of such caliber is passed on to the budding management students, imagine the sea of learning potential they have at their disposal.
IIM Ahmedabad Placements
Placements tin IIM Ahmedabad take place in three stages –
1.Summer Internship – It happens during the IInd term of the first year.
2.Lateral Recruitment – It occurs during the VIth term of the second year and is open only to students having work experience.
3. Final Placement – It occurs at the end of the second year and is open to all the students.
National and international companies from multifarious fields such as consulting, marketing, investment banking, retail banking, information technology, private equity, media and entertainment come to the campus for recruitment and offer some of the highest paying packages in the country. The placement process is entirely handled by the students and is spread from November to March. The Economist’s MBA rankings put IIM A on numero uno spot in “jobs found through the career service”. The high placement rate is one of the reasons why CAT qualifiers prefer IIM A as their first choice.
Location of IIM Ahmedabad
The institute is located in culturally rich & industrial city of Ahmedabad, which is one of the major cities of Gujarat. Ahmedabad houses some of the best and finest education institutes providing an immense learning and interacting opportunity for students. It is located 15 kms from Ahmedabad International Airport and 9 kms from Ahmedabad Railway station. It can be easily reached through an auto rickshaw or the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS).
Address of IIM-A
Indian Institute of Management
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380015, Gujarat INDIA
IIM Ahmedabad Contact Details
Telephone numbers: +91-79-66323456 / 26308357
Fax number: +91-79-26306896
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