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Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)

Led by space scientist Dr. Vikram Sarabhai and an eminent industrialist and philanthropist Shri Kasturbhai Lalbhai, and proactively supported by the then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Dr. Jivraj Mehta, a group of enlightened individuals set up IIMA in 1961. This group ably brought together the governments at the centre and the state, local industrialists, the Ford Foundation and the Harvard Business School, to establish the foundations of the Institute.
IIMA was set up as an institution that would be managed by a Society, the IIMA Society, created under the Societies Act. The Institute was to be run by a Board of Governors, constituted by the IIMA Society; the Board would have representation from all the relevant constituencies so as to reflect the multifarious needs of a developing nation. IIMA was therefore conceived as a Board-managed institution, free from the exclusive control of any one constituency. Thus, operational freedom is an integral part of the DNA of IIMA.
IIMA has been consistently ranked as the premier management school in the country by several national agencies. IIMA programmes are also ranked highly in several international rankings. In 2008, IIMA became the first management school in the country to be awarded EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accreditation by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development).
IIM-A is consistently rated as the Top B-School in India by reputed National agencies:
  • Businessworld: Ranked 1st from 2010 to 2016
  • Business India: Ranked 1st from 2010 to 2016
  • Business Today: Ranked 1st from 2010 to 2016
  • Outlook: Ranked 1st from 2010 to 2016
  • National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF): Ranked 2nd in 2016, 1st in 2017
As well as by International agencies:
  • Financial Times Masters in Management Rankings: Ranked 1616 in 2016
  • Financial Times Global MBA Rankings: Ranked 24th in 2016, and 29th in 2017
  • The Economist full time MBA Rankings: Ranked 92nd in 2016
  • Eduniversal Best Master's Ranking in Agribusiness/ Food Industry Management: Ranked 1th in 2016

Study Program

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is the doctoral programme of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

The objective of the programme is to provide students with necessary skills to identify and research complex issues in the field of management.

Read more:

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-business Management (PGP-FABM)
Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)
Faculty Development Programme (FDP)
Armed Forces Programme (AFP)
Executive Education Programmes

Facilities at Campus

The 103 acres campus flanks two sides of a main road. The two sides are connected by an underpass, which houses a unique IIMA photo gallery. The heritage campus of about 64 acres includes an academic complex of classrooms and seminar rooms, an auditorium, the well-equipped Vikram Sarabhai Library, a computer center, faculty and administrative offices, 18 student dormitories, the Kasturbhai Lalbhai Management Development Centre for executive education, faculty and staff residences, a gymnasium and other sports facilities. The new campus is accommodated in a 39 acre site and includes facilities like dormitories and accommodation for married students; an academic block with 6 class rooms, 3 seminar rooms, 8 syndicate rooms, 10 RA rooms and a faculty block. The new campus also includes state-of-the-art International Management Development Centre along with classrooms, dormitories and other ancillary facilities. It has added 2 more classrooms, 2 seminar rooms and an auditorium. The two campuses are separated by a 132' ring road. A pedestrian underpass links the two campuses into a single unit. The new facilities help IIMA provide the best possible services to companies and executives as well as create an important legacy for future generations.

Tuition & Fees

The Programme Fee for PGPX 2018-19 is INR 24,50,000 (INR Twenty Four Lacs and Fifty Thousand) plus applicable taxes and cost of International Immersion Programme (IIP). PGPX fee is usually a packaged/bundled fee which includes, for every student—tuition fees, books and course materials, accommodation, food charges (for those who are staying in SSH) and other service facilities such as library, computing, network changes etc. However this does not include the cost of International Immersion Programme (IIP). Utilities such as electricity, telephone, laundry, sports/gym subscription are additional and to be paid as per usage charges.

Important Dates

  Round-1 Round-2
Application Deadline August 29, 2017 November 02, 2017
Application Fee INR 5000 INR 7500
Shortlists September 14, 2017 November 10, 2017
Personal Interviews October 2017 December 2017
Final Results November 11, 2017 December 30, 2017

Financial Aid Availability

The programme has instituted five (5) interest waiver scholarships on merit basis which will work as interest waived on bank loan taken by student (for the programme fee) for a year. Maximum amount for scholarship can go up to 3 lakh. Usually several banks are interested in offering loans to those admitted to the PGPX. International students, apart from their own banking sources, can also approach bank branches of Indian banks in their respective countries.

Who is an International student?

Who hold a non-Indian passport is considered as an International Student
  • “I have had more than my share of talking to all of you through my music. It's a gift to be here at a place that has given me so much. It was a gift to be able to share my music with you yesterday and it's a gift to give back in a small way, however we can do it.

    I just wanted to remind all of us of the beautiful verse from the Taitreye Upanishad which says: shraddhay deyam ashraddhay nadeyam, shriya deyam, bhiya deyam, kriya deyam, samvida deyam.

    I was stunned to read the reports about the contributions to IIM Ahmedabad and I think there is a chance for all of us to open our hearts and our lives in many more ways and come together for our Institution which has given us all so much. I am certainly grateful.”

    Chandrika Krishnamurthy,
    (Batch: 1973 )

  • “I thank the Institute and the Professors for making me who I am today, because without that foundation I would be nowhere; all those people who helped, mentored and built us into where we are in our lives. You talked about the match-making capabilities of the Institute and maybe, that's a nice side business, but there is one thing that we did not highlight; that statistically, more people who are married to alumni have been recognized as distinguished alumni! What did I take away from this Institute?

    I took away the learning that all of us did, but two words stuck in my mind. I think the first was to be a change agent and I clearly remember that was something that Prof. Mote drilled into you. Second, again, what Prof. Mote drilled into you on Day 1 was whether you got an 'A' or a 'D' you should take a multi-dimensional approach; do not look at any problem with one dimension.

    I think later in life, it always stood me in good stead, because if you look at anything in a multi-dimensional context, you will find a solution. The other thing I kept in my mind for a long time was Prof. Sudhir Kakkar's contribution - psychosocial moratorium. I always carried that in my mind; you need to look at things beyond what you are doing; you need to look at the psychosocial moratorium from time to time. We took away several things, worked on a few things, concentrated on those and they helped us become what we are.”

    K.V. Kamath,
    (Batch: 1969 )

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