Short Description of College:

The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) stands as a beacon of excellence in the realm of management education, embodying a legacy of academic distinction and leadership. Established in 1961, IIM Ahmedabad has consistently earned its place among the world's premier business schools. Renowned for its rigorous academic curriculum, distinguished faculty, and innovative case-based learning approach, the institute cultivates a holistic and practical understanding of management principles. 

IIMA's commitment to academic rigor is complemented by its global recognition, fostering collaborations with leading international institutions. The institute's alumni, an illustrious cohort of leaders across diverse industries, attest to the transformative impact of an IIMA education. With an unwavering dedication to research, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility, IIMA remains at the forefront of shaping visionary leaders who drive positive change in the corporate landscape and society.

The institute's impressive infrastructure, strong placement records, and influential alumni network underscore its standing as an unparalleled institution in the field of management education.

Detailed Overview of College:

Established in 1961, the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) stands as a beacon of academic excellence and leadership development in the realm of management education. With a rich legacy spanning over six decades, IIMA has consistently maintained its position among the top-tier business schools globally. The institute's flagship two-year Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP) is renowned for its rigorous curriculum and case-based pedagogy, preparing students for leadership roles in diverse industries.

IIMA was the first Indian B-School to receive EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accreditation, by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) in June 2008 and has maintained EQUIS accreditation since then. It was re-accredited in 2020 for another five years, the maximum length of time for which EQUIS accredits an institution.

IIMA is more than an institution of higher learning. It's governed and administered like any global corporation by an able team of officers and administrative staff. The Board of Governors for IIMA is the principal executive body of the Institute. Headed by the Chairperson, the Board is responsible for the general superintendence, direction and control of the affairs of the Institute and has the power to frame or amend or modify or rescind the regulations governing the affairs of the Institute to achieve the objectives of the Institute. IIMA has dedicated administrative departments to support the functioning of the institution.

Distinguished faculty is a hallmark of IIMA, with accomplished scholars and industry practitioners guiding students through a dynamic and transformative learning experience. The institute's commitment to research and innovation is evident in its cutting-edge academic programs, fostering critical thinking and strategic decision-making skills among students. The one-year Post Graduate Program in Food and Agri-business Management (PGP-FABM) further reflects IIMA's adaptability to the evolving needs of various sectors.

With a strong emphasis on social responsibility and entrepreneurial initiatives, IIMA goes beyond traditional academic boundaries. Through impactful projects and a commitment to fostering innovation, the institute continues to shape leaders who drive positive change in both corporate and societal spheres. IIMA's enduring legacy, distinguished faculty, global outlook, and commitment to holistic development make it a cornerstone of management education worldwide.

Admissions Process:

1.     MBA 

Eligibility:

Candidates applying to IIMA must hold a bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for SC/ST/PwD) from recognized institutions, encompassing three years of post-higher secondary education. The percentage calculation adheres to the practices of the degree-awarding institution, with IIMA determining equivalence for grades/CGPA. Final-year applicants can apply, subject to submitting a certification of current status and minimum required marks. Provisional admission, if selected, mandates submitting a certificate by June 30, 2024, affirming degree completion, with final confirmation requiring mark-sheet and degree submission by December 31, 2024. Non-compliance results in automatic provisional admission cancellation. IIMA strictly upholds the June 30, 2024, deadline for fulfilling all bachelor’s degree requirements, emphasizing its importance for PGP Batch 2024-26 eligibility.

Admission Process:

The admission process for the PGP at IIM Ahmedabad through CAT-2023 involves two steps. Firstly, candidates with a valid CAT-2023 score, who applied and meet the eligibility criteria, are shortlisted for Analytical Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI). It's important to note that foreign nationals residing in India must take the current version of the GMAT Exam and apply through the Supernumerary Quota category.

For more information, visit https://IIMA.ac.in/index.php/academics/mba/admissions/international

Shortlisting and Selection Criteria:

a.      Preliminary Screening:

For CAT-2023, candidates must surpass minimum cut-offs in 'Quantitative Ability,' 'Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning,' and 'Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension' to be considered for subsequent stages. Meeting overall percentile rank requirements and securing a positive raw score in all sections is also mandatory.

(Minimum Cut-offs of CAT-2023 Percentile Ranks can be viewed on this website:

https://www.IIMA.ac.in/academics/mba/admissions/indians )

b.     Application Rating:

The applicant's 'Application Rating' (AR) score, a sum of rating scores from Tables 2-5, is crucial at various selection stages. Derived from percentage marks in 10th, 12th, bachelor’s degree (discipline-specific), and work experience, the equivalent ARs are determined using previous year’s CAT data percentiles for different streams/disciplines.

(Table of rating scores can be viewed on this website:

https://www.IIMA.ac.in/academics/mba/admissions/indians )

c.      Shortlisting for Analytical Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI):

Stage 01 (Selection of exceptional performers across different disciplines):

Top candidates from each academic discipline are shortlisted for AWT & PI based on their composite score ('CS'), provided they meet specific criteria. In academic categories (AC) with at least 100 CAT-2023 applicants from SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD categories, the top 5% in the respective AC, limited to General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD, known as ACRC groups, are selected for AWT & PI based on the composite score ('CS').

Further details: https://www.IIMA.ac.in/academics/mba/admissions/indians.

Stage 02:

After removing the candidates selected in Stage 1 from each category (General, NC-OBC, SC, ST and PWD) the additional number of candidates to be shortlisted for AWT & PI will be selected on the basis of the composite score ‘CS’ subject to their fulfilling criteria.

d.     Final Selection:

Selection at this stage will strictly be based on the shortlisting of the candidates done separately for each category (General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/PwD) on the basis of their ‘Final Composite Scores (FCS).

2. PhD

Eligibility:

Candidates must possess a Master's Degree or Two-year Post Graduate Diploma (obtained after completing a bachelor's degree with 55% marks or equivalent) or a 5-year Integrated Master's Degree (obtained after completing higher secondary school in the 10+2 pattern) in any field with 55% marks or equivalent / Professional qualification - CA, CS, CMA (with a minimum of 50% marks) in addition to a bachelor's degree (with at least 55% marks) / A four-year or eight-semester Bachelor's degree with a minimum CGPA of 6.5/10 or comparable grades.

Sélection Process :

Candidates applying to the Doctoral Programme are required to take the Common Admission Test (CAT) or a standard test in lieu of CAT.  For NRIs and Foreign students this standard test is the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT).

Different areas of high levels of specialization of IIMA have specified different standard tests that candidates applying to the Doctoral Programme in their areas of high levels of specialization can take in lieu of CAT.

How to Apply:

Online Application Form and Brochure will be made available on the institute website. Candidates may submit applications for a maximum of two areas of high levels of specialization using the online application form. An application fee of Rs.500/- can be paid through IIMA's payment gateway. The last date for submitting the application will be January 17, 2024.

Important Dates to note:

Link open for Online Application: September 27, 2023

Last date for submitting Online Application: January 17, 2024

Interviews (Tentative): March / April, 2024

3. FDP (Faculty Development Programme)

Eligibility:

The FDP is tailored for management teachers and researchers in educational institutions, including management schools, universities, and colleges. Additionally, individuals from staff training colleges, industrial organizations, and government institutes teaching management subjects are encouraged to apply. This program is ideal for management educators aiming to enhance their knowledge, explore advanced topics, experiment with pedagogical techniques, and delve into essential aspects of research studies.

Selection Consideration:

 Applicants should possess post-graduate level teaching or a minimum of two years of research experience, with preference given to those under 45 years old. Proficiency in English, both written and spoken, is essential. Selection criteria encompass teaching/research experience, preparedness indicated by qualifications and statements of purpose, and potential benefits to sponsors, with a limited number of seats and a thorough review process, including possible telephonic interviews by the IIMA FDP Committee.

Admission Process:

Applicants need to fill up ‘Part A’ of the application form online and submit the completed form before the application deadline mentioned in the brochure. If the applicant is sponsored by their institution, then ‘Part B’ must be completed and submitted along with online application form. The sponsorship form must be endorsed (with signature and seal) by the sponsoring authority responsible for granting the applicant fund, leave etc. for his/her career development.

Decisions regarding admission to the programme will be communicated to the applicants and sponsoring institutions within 15 days of the application submission deadline. Selected candidates or the sponsoring institutions will then need to pay the required fees before the mentioned last date for payment of fees.

Foreign participants are advised to complete all visa formalities on their own, well in time. Requests for extension of time to join the programme will not be entertained

Past Associated Companies for Placement:

KPMG, BCG, EMAAR, McKinsey & Company, Bain and Company, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Citibank, Adani Group, Asian Paints, Coca-Cola, Wipro, Nestle, Amazon, Aditya  Birla Group, Reliance, Nykaa, Flipkart, Zomato, Adobe.

 

Location

India

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380015, Gujarat, India., Ahmedabad - 380015

Contact Details
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Scholarship

  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) is committed to facilitating academic excellence and promoting diversity by offering various scholarships to deserving students. The scholarship programs at IIMA aim to provide financial assistance and recognize outstanding achievements. While specific scholarship details may evolve, the institute typically offers the following types:

           Need-Based Scholarships:

    Designed to support students with demonstrated financial need.

    Eligibility criteria consider family income and financial background.

           Merit-Based Scholarships:

    Awarded to students exhibiting exceptional academic performance and achievements.

    Criteria encompass overall academic record and notable accomplishments.

           Diversity Scholarships:

    Geared towards fostering diversity by supporting students from underrepresented backgrounds or minority groups.

           Corporate-sponsored Scholarships:

    Collaboration with corporate partners may result in scholarships with specific conditions, such as post-graduation work commitments.

           Endowed Scholarships:

    Established through contributions from donors and alumni to support students.

    Facilities

          1.      Auditoriums

    -        Ravi J Matthai Auditorium

    -        P.P Gupta Auditorium

    2.      Academic Block:

    -        Seminar Room

    3.      Administrative Building:

    -        KLMDC

    -        Forum Tower

    4.      Student Dorm

    -        Student Dorm

    -        Married Student Dorm

    5.      IMDC:

    The International Management Development Centre is a self-contained facility that combines the functions of a guest house and a venue for courses and conferences.

    6.      Sports:

    -        Swimming Pool

    -        Squash Court

    -        Table Tennis Area

    -        Cricket Ground

    -        Football Ground

    -        Volleyball Court

    7.      Gymnasium and Yoga

    -        Gym

    -        Yoga Studio

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