Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM Ahmedabad or IIMA) is a public Business School located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Established in 1961, the institute offers post graduate diploma programmes in management and agri-business management, a fellowship programme and a number of executive training programmes.
IIM Ahmedabad was established on 11 December 1961 with the active support of the Government of India, the Government of Gujrat, Harvard Business School, and prominent members of Indian industry. The physicist Vikram Sarabhai and businessman Kasturbhai Lalbhai, , played pivotal roles in setting up the institute.
- IIM Ahmedabad currently offers post graduate diplomas in management, not degrees, pending the approval of the Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017.These include two-year full-time programmes (PGP), one-year full-time residential executive programme (PGPX), and ePost Graduate Programme (ePGP) in Management. IIM Ahmedabad also offers doctoral level fellowship programmes. The institute conducts a number of executive education and faculty development programmes. The university has the following sector or mission oriented centres which are staffed by faculty members- 1. Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship (CIIE) 2. India Gold Policy Centre 3. Centre for e-Governance 4. Centre for Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity 5. Centre for Infrastructure Policy and Regulation 6. Centre for Management of Health Services 7. Centre for Retailing 8. IIMA-Idea Telecom Centre of Excellence Worldwide, the Financial Times has ranked IIM Ahmedabad #16 in its Masters in Management Ranking 2016 and #29 in its Global MBA Ranking 2017. The QS Global 250 MBA Rankings 2018 ranked it 49 in the world and 7th in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The QS Global 100 EMBA Rankings by Region 2017 ranked it 13 in the Asia-Pacific region, the top institute in India for both rankings. It was ranked #92 by The Economist in its 2016 Full-time B-school ranking, the only institute in India to be ranked. In India, IIM Ahmedabad was ranked first among management schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2017 and 17 overall. It was also ranked first in India by Business Today's "India's best B-schools 2016" and Outlook India's "Top 100 Management Schools" of 2016
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