IIM Ahmedabad - Indian Institute of Management

  • Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • 4.0

    Academics & Faculty

    4.2

    International Exposure

    4.2

    Fees and Scholarship

    3.9

    Placements & Internships

    4.3

    College Infrastructure

    4

    Hostels & Food

    3.8

    Clubs & Associations

    3.6

    Social Atmosphere

    4.2

    (19)
  • Public 4.0

    Academics & Faculty

    4.2

    International Exposure

    4.2

    Fees and Scholarship

    3.9

    Placements & Internships

    4.3

    College Infrastructure

    4

    Hostels & Food

    3.8

    Clubs & Associations

    3.6

    Social Atmosphere

    4.2

    (19)
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Updated On - Jan 31, 2022

Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Ahmedabad Overview

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
1967
Type of University
Public
Recognition
MHRD
Accreditation
EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development)
Campus Area
102 acres
Courses Offered
PGDM, PGDFABM, PGDPGPX, PGDFDP, PGDAFP, e-PGP, EEP.
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

Courses
Specializations
PGP/ MBA
General, Food & Agri-Business Management

Read more: IIM Ahmedabad Courses & Fees

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).

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.

Read more: IIM Ahmedabad Admission

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

Read more: IIM Ahmedabad Cut Off

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.

Read more: IIM Ahmedabad Result

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

Read more: IIM Ahmedabad Facilities

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.

Read more: IIM Ahmedabad Placements

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.

Read more: IIM Ahmedabad Scholarships

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.

Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Ahmedabad Highlights

Institution Type Public
Total Faculty 84

Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Ahmedabad Rankings

Publisher Ranking Criteria
1 MBA
1 MBA
1 MBA
1 MBA
1 MBA

Exams Accepted by Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Ahmedabad

CAT

Exam Date: Nov 28, 2021

Result Date: Jan 03, 2022

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

Can I contact current students and alumni to discuss the PGPX program with them?

Yes, you can join IIMA social network through which you can connect with the alumni or current students and discuss the program with them in detail.

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.

What does the IIM Ahmedabad Admissions Committee look for in a candidate?

PGPX Admissions Committee takes into consideration the applicant's professional background, including improvement in their career, academic preparedness, achievements, and strong interpersonal skills. An ideal candidate will contribute proactively and share the insights they have gained throughout their professional and personal experience. A competitive applicant manages to prove a clear desire for intellectual growth, both in the classroom as well as through working on group projects.

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.

IIM Ahmedabad Reviews

Overall Rating (Out of 5)

4.0

Based on 19 Verified Reviews

Distribution of Rating

>4-5 star

10

>3-4 star

5

>2-3 star

0

1-2 star

0

Component Rating (Out of 5)

Academics & Faculty

4.2

International Exposure

4.2

Fees and Scholarship

3.9

Placements & Internships

4.3

College Infrastructure

4

Hostels & Food

3.8

Clubs & Associations

3.6

Social Atmosphere

4.2

Navaratan | Iim, batch of 2013

Reviewed on Jun 05, 2018

  • 2.9
  • Academics & Faculty 2.5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 1
Academics & Faculty

Academics are very good in Study and sports longer are not allowed in college and access.

College Infrastructure

Infrastructure is greatest in the college of  IIM in Ahmedabad for infrastructure is best to study in environmental.

Saurav | Ph.D. (Electrical and Electronics Engineering), batch of 2019

Reviewed on May 28, 2018

  • 3.2
  • Placements & Internships 3.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 2.5
Placements & Internships

I didn't perform an internship. The average salary is INR 60000.

Fees and Scholarship

My course fee is around INR 200000. 20 to 30 students got the scholarship.

Saurabh | Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2019

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2018

  • 3.5
  • Placements & Internships 3.5
Placements & Internships

I will be interning at Flipkart, Bangalore. IIM-A is primarily known for its strength in Marketing, followed by consulting, finance, general management, operations and product management. Key recruiters are P&G, HUL, BCG, MCKINSEY, BAIN, et cetera. IIMA has a strong alumni network spanning decades.

Rishav | Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Finance), batch of 2017

Reviewed on Sep 08, 2017

  • 5
  • Fees and Scholarship 5
Fees and Scholarship

Course fee is around INR 20 lakh and there is no scholarship option. 

Udayraj | Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] + Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2018

Reviewed on Jun 09, 2017

  • 4
  • Placements & Internships 4
  • Fees and Scholarship 4
  • Academics & Faculty 4.5
  • College Infrastructure 3
  • Clubs & Associations 3.5
Placements & Internships
  • The average salary is INR 2000000 per annum
  • Alumni network is very effective at Indian Institute of Management
Fees and Scholarship
  • The course fee is INR 1000000 per annum at Indian Institute of Management
  • Scholarships are not provided to the students
  • Educational loans are needed
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