Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) is the second Indian Institute of Management established after IIM Calcutta. The B-school provides Post-graduation, Diploma, Certificate, Executive and fellowship Programs in Management. Currently, the most popular course at IIM Ahmedabad is Executive MBA (PGP-Ex), which is also rated in the top 5 courses by Financial Times in the world. Last year, a total of 881 students were enrolled out of which 237 were females.
To be eligible for IIMA admission, one must have a valid score in CAT, GMAT, or GRE entrance exams. Last year, the percentile of CAT for IIM Ahmedabad reached up to 99.6. Apart from this, 75 companies visited the Institute for placement drive, out of which Amazon, Hindustan Unilever Limited and Amazon were the highest recruiters.
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IIM Ahmedabad Highlights
|Established | Type||1961 | Autonomous University|
|Type of Programs||PG, Ph.D., Diploma and Certificate Courses|
|Entrance Test||GMAT, CAT, and GRE|
|Total Faculty (Ph.D.)||137|
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad is consistently rated as the Top B-School in India by reputed national agencies. Given below are some of the statistics:
|Eduniversal Best Master’s Ranking in Agribusiness/ Food Industry Management||1st||2019|
|Financial Times Executive Education in Rankings (Custom)||49th||2019|
|Financial Times Global MBA Rankings||47th||2019|
|Financial Times (Masters in Management)||31st||2018|
Following are the courses offered by the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad under various specializations and levels:
Duration – 2 years
Eligibility – Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (5% relaxation for reserved categories)
Selection Criteria – Shortlisted based on the Analytical Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview and a valid CAT score.
Selection Criteria – Shortlisted based on the Analytical Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview and valid GMAT score.
Duration: 1 year
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline. One should have four years of work experience after completion of graduation.
Selection Criteria: IIM Ahmedabad Executive MBA admission is based on graduation marks and valid scores in GMAT/GRE
IIM Ahmedabad offers a full-time Post-Graduate Program in Food and Agribusiness Management. Admission is based on graduation scores and CAT or GMAT exams.
Duration – 3-4 years
Eligibility – Master’s degree or PG Diploma or B.Tech with 6.5 CGPA
Selection Procedure – Valid score in CAT (Common Admission Test) for Indian candidates. For NRIs and Foreign students, a valid score in GMAT (Graduate Management Aptitude Test) is necessary.
Apart from these courses, the Institue also offers courses like Armed Forces Program, Faculty Development Program, and E-Postgraduate program.
Tabulated below is the fee structure for the courses offered at the B-School:
|Course Name||Total Fees|
|Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)||23 Lakhs|
|Post Graduate Program in Food and Agri-Business Management (PGP-FABM)||21.5 Lakhs|
|Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)||28 Lakhs|
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For admissions in IIM Ahmedabad, a candidate needs to score in the following entrance exams:
CAT Cutoff 2019
|Category||Verbal and Reading Comprehension||Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning||Quantitative Aptitude||Overall percentile|
|PwD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)||60||60||60||70|
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The following table depicts the placement scenario for different courses throughout 2019:
|Course||No. of students Placed||Highest CTC offered (INR)|
A total of 40 reputed companies have participated in the recent placement drive out of which Microsoft was the top recruiter with 8 offers. Major participants in the placement include names like Adobe, Ola Cabs, OLX, Bajaj Auto, McKinsey, BCG, HSBC, Accenture, etc.
Sector-wise Placement Breakdown
|Sector||% of placement offers||Sector-wise top recruiter|
|Finance||15%||The Boston Consulting Group|
|Sales and Marketing||20%||Rabo Bank|
|IT Domain||2%||Amazon Web Services|
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The institute endeavors to help deserving candidates to pursue management studies. The following are few Scholarship Schemes currently offered by the Institute-
As of 2019, IIM Ahmedabad is chaired by the billionaire industrialist and chairman of the Birla Group, Kumar Mangalam Birla. Director Errol D’Souza deals with the day to day administration. Among its ranks of faculty members, IIM Ahmedabad has prominent educators like Professor Sebastian Morris who teaches Management Ethics, Professor Ajay Pandey who takes both the Philosophy Foundation and Economics classes and Professor Saral Mukherjee of Operations Strategy.
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Ques. Does IIMA offer BBA program?
Ans. No, IIMA does not provide BBA. However, if you are looking to pursue an undergraduate from an IIM, you can try for IIM Indore’s Integrated Program in Management (IPM). It is a 5-year integrated degree through which you graduate with a PGP degree.
Ques. Who are some notable alumni of the IIM Ahmedabad?
Ans. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad’s notable alumni include Raghuram Rajan, Harsha Bhogle, CK Prahalad, Chetan Bhagat, Sanjeev Bikchnadani and many more.
Ques. Which is better IIM Ahmedabad or IIM Bangalore?
Ans. Both IIMs have their own place and it would be naive to differentiate between them. Considering that placement is the major factor in deciding a B-School for most students. IIM Ahmedabad has better placement opportunities than IIM Bangalore.
Ques. What is the program fee of MBA at IIM Ahmedabad?
Ans. The total program fee at IIM Ahmedabad is INR 23,00,000 inclusive of INR 16,99,000. These fees also include Laptop computers, personal expenses onboarding, travel, clothes, and laundry.
|Course||Eligibility||Total Fees/ year||Detailed Fee Structure|
|PG Program||Pass in Graduation + CAT||₹11.25 Lakhs||Check Here|
|MBA||Pass in Graduation + CAT||₹11.5 Lakhs||Check Here|
|Ph.D||Post Graduation||-||Check Here|
|Executive||Graduation||₹8 Lakhs||Check Here|
|Executive||Pass in Graduation + GMAT/GRE||₹28 Lakhs||Check Here|
|College||Ranking||Avg Fees/ year||Admission|
|University of Delhi, Faculty of Management Studies - [FMS], New Delhi||#15 by Economic Times||₹10,480||Know More|
|Indian School of Business - [ISB], Hyderabad||#12 by Economic Times||₹32,82,140||Know More|
|IIT Bombay - Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai||#4 by NIRF||₹2,11,400||Know More|
|Xavier Labour Relations Institute - [XLRI], Jamshedpur||#2 by Economic Times||₹11,50,000||Know More|
|Indian Institute of Management - [IIMB], Bangalore||#3 by Economic Times||₹11,57,500||Know More|
|Indian Institute of Management - [IIM], Indore||#18 by Economic Times||₹8,00,000||Know More|
|Indian Institute of Management - [IIMC], Kolkata||#5 by Economic Times||₹27,00,000||Know More|
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