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The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM Ahmedabad, also known as IIMA) is considered to be the premier institute of management education in India. Widely considered to be also one of the toughest MBA programmes in the world to gain admission to.[2] as over 190,000 people apply each year for the entrance exam to get into roughly 250 places. IIMA has frequently been rated as the number one B-School not just in India but Asia as wellIt was established in 1961 as an autonomous institution by the Government of India in collaboration with the Government of Gujarat and Indian Industry. Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, a noted scientist and industrialist and other Ahmedabad based industrialists such as Kasturbhai Lalbhai played a major role in the creation of the Institute. Professor Ravi J. Matthai, the first full-time academic director, was instrumental in fostering the famed "case culture" of IIMA and in urging the faculty and students to strive for the highest global standards. The IIMA library is named in honor of Vikram Sarabhai. The library is one of the largest management libraries in the world and is spread across 5 floors.
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Contact Details:
Indian Instituteof Management Vastrapur Ahmedabad 380 015 INDIA Tel 91 79 2630 8357 Fax 9179 2630 6896
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ProgrammeDurationEligibilityNo of seatsTotal Fees
Full-Time ProgramPGPM2 YearsBachelors Degree250+Rs. 2,00,000
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Executive ProgramPGP-PMP1 year7 years of work ex120Rs.838,000/US$ 19,490
Special ProgramsPGPA-BM2 YearsBachelors DegreeLimitedRs.2,00,000/
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Executive Program:
1. PGPX: One Year Post-Graduate Programme in Management forExecutives :PGPX is a full time residential programme forexecutives with substantial work experience leading to a One YearPost-Graduate Diploma in Management for Executives.The design of PGPX is built on the Institute's well establishedexperience of designing and running postgraduate management programmes forexceptionally bright students and a wide range of executive educationprogrammes for practicing managers from many countries. It takes intoaccount the substantial and varied experience the selected executivesbring to the classroom2. PGP-PMP: One-Year Post Graduate Programme in Public Managementand Policy: PGP-PMP is a full time residential programme formid-career executives with at least 7 years of work experience. Theprogramme leads to a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Management and Policyawarded by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.The programme builds upon the excellence of IIMA in management teachingand research, and its considerable experience in policy research andconsultancy to take management to the domains of public policy, serviceprovision and regulation, and management of public organizations andenterprises.The programme is open to bright and motivated mid-career managers andadministrators / professionals of NGOs of all nationalities who intend totake up challenging top management positions in public management andpolicy. Candidates from Asia and Africa are especially invited to apply.With strong foundations in the conceptual and analytical dimensions ofmanagement and policy, the curriculum is also designed to build on theexperience of participants.
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Full-Time Program:
The Post-Graduate Programme is the most prestigious curriculum at IIMA.The programme nurtures world-class managers by exposing them to real lifeunstructured situations along with analytical tools and businessphilosophies. Participants discover their true potential after practisingrigour and focused hard work. Students gain conceptual and interpersonalskills while fine-tuning on the social purpose in managerialdecision-making
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Special Programs:
PGP in AgriBusiness management:Indian agriculture facesnumerous challenges with rapidly changing business environment, pace oftechnological change, globalization, competitive environment and changingrole of government. These challenges will place unparalleled demands onthe capabilities of tomorrows managers. IIMA is one of the few managementschools in the world, which offers Post Graduate Programme in AgribusinessManagement (PGP-ABM) to prepare managers, business leaders andentrepreneurs in food and agribusiness sector to respond to the challengesfaced by the sector. The institute's commitment and expertise inagribusiness sector dates back from its inception when the institute hadaccepted managerial issues related to undermanaged and socially importantsectors particularly food and agriculture - as part of its thrust area.
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GD/PI Calls : Final:
8-10 :1
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No. ofApplicants:
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Campus Area:
The 56-hectarecampus includes an academic complex of classrooms and seminar rooms, anauditorium, a well-equipped library, a computer centre, faculty andadministrative offices, 18 student dormitories, the Kasturbhai LalbhaiManagement Development Centre for executive education, faculty and staffresidences, and a sports complex. The IIMA campus attracts students andvisitors alike. The stark and majestic buildings in brick have simpleforms and bold openings, creating monumental spaces with minimal decor.Powerful beams of light and strong shadows create a dramatic and sereneambience that has inspired generations of students to achieve excellencewhile retaining humility.
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IT Facility:
A state-of-the-artnetwork with almost 1600 nodes connects every corner of the Institute.Every student and faculty member has a networked personal computer at hisor her disposal. High-speed servers running on a variety of platforms tosuit all kinds of requirements support the entire network. The Institutesnetwork is linked to the Internet via a dedicated leased line enablinground the clock Internet connectivity on the campus. Every classroom has acomputer connected to this network that allows faculty to retrieverelevant information from their desktop or the central database. Thisconnectivity helps both the students and the faculty considerably in theirresearch and projects
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The Institutes libraryis an invaluable resource with close to 180,000 volumes, 600 currentperiodicals, 700 CDs and more than 2000 working papers and dissertations.It also provides indexing search services from a number of major databaseslike ABI/Inform, Econlit and BSP. The library has set up the 3i network or"Information Infrastructure for Institutions" to provide business,industry, environmental, agricultural, and economic information to theusers. The entire library database is also available on the Institutesintranet.
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The campus has a widerange of housing facilities. Student housing is divided into 20dormitories, each capable of accommodating 25-40 students in independentrooms. The dorms are located in close proximity to each other and theclassrooms for convenient access and easy interaction. There is plenty ofopen space in each dorm for the students to interact freely. At the sametime the independent rooms provide them the privacy they need to studywithout any disturbance. Each dorm is equipped with a pantry, washingmachine, oven, stove - everything students are likely to need for acomfortable stay. For students who are married, separate housing isavailable on the campus. The faculty and staff residences are situatedjust behind the student dormitories.
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Average Work Ex:
15 months forwork-ex persons and less than 8 months overall
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Average Age:
Less than 25years
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% of students with WEx:
57% (ofbatch 2005- 2007)
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Academic Background:
Engineering/Technology : 73%Commerce: 14%IT : 6%Science:4%Business Administration: 1%Medicine: 1%Others:1%
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Lateral Placement:
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International offers:
20% oftotal offer(Approx.)
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Top recruiters:
ConsultingMcKinsey 12 PWC 8 BCG & Bain 6 Banking & Finance Merrill Lynch 14Services Lehman 14 ICICI Bank 9 General Management Alghanim 5 TAS 3 BlackStone 2 IT CTS 3 Marketing Cypress 7 Bharti Airtel 4 P&G 3
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% of students placed:
100% -Ninety-one firms, 493 offers for 235 students
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Highest Salary:
The highestinternational acceptances ranged from US$ 225,000 to US$ 300,000 and thehighest domestic acceptances ranged from Rs. 60 lakh to Rs. 1 crore,depending on minimum and average bonuses.
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Average Salary:
INR 13.6 lakh perannum
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More than 100FacultyProfile
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Student : Faculty:
Less than 5 : 1
InformationIn just four decades IIMA has evolved from being India's premiermanagement institute to a notable international school of management. Itall started with Dr Vikram Sarabhai and a few other public spiritedindustrialists realizing that agriculture, education, health,transportation, population control, energy, and public administration wereall vital elements in a growing society and that it was necessary to linkthese meaningfully with industry. The result was the creation of theIndian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 1961 as an autonomous bodywith the active collaboration of the Government of India, Government ofGujarat, and industry.It was evident that to have a vision was not enough. Effectivegovernance and quality education were seen as critical aspects. From thevery start the founders introduced the concept of faculty governance: allmembers of the faculty play an important role in administering the diverseacademic and non-academic activities of the Institute. The empowerment ofthe faculty has been the propelling force behind the high quality oflearning experience at IIMA. The Institute had initial collaboration withHarvard Business School. This collaboration greatly influenced theInstitute's approach to education. Gradually it emerged as a confluence ofthe best of Eastern and Western values.Financial AidIt is the endeavour of the IIMA that no studentbe denied opportunity to pursue the PGP for want of adequate financialresources. The IIMA has, therefore, instituted its own comprehensiveNeed-based Scholarship Scheme to complement the scholarship schemes thatit operates with assistance from industry and government. The IIMA'sNeed-based Scholarships are awarded to needy students from economicallydisadvantaged families.The IIMA also operates its own scholarship /partial fee-waiver scheme for all PGP students belonging to the ScheduledCastes / Scheduled Tribes. In addition, the Government of IndiaMerit-cum-Means scholarship is also available to PGP students, providedthey satisfy the merit and means criteria laid down by the Institute /Government of India.Educational loans are also now easily available from NationalizedBanks.Admission Process for PGP-ABMEvery year, IIMA selects 30students for the PGP-ABM. The admission process consists of the nationallyadministered Common Admission Test, candidate's academic record, workexperience, group discussion and personal interview.All Indian Nationals whetherresident in India or Abroad can take CAT.If the candidate has taken CATlast year or the year before he is eligible to apply. In that case mentionthe center code, year of CAT examination and CAT registrationnumber.Agriculture, Business Policy, Finance and Accounting,Information Systems, Marketing, Public Systems: Common Admission Test(CAT) of the Indian Institutes of Management.
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