Indian Institute of Management - [IIMA], Ahmedabad

Indian Institute of Management - [IIMA], Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Gujarat UGC Estd 1961 Autonomous University

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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 | Type1961 | Autonomous University
RankingNIRF: 2nd 
Type of ProgramsPG, Ph.D., Diploma and Certificate Courses
Entrance TestGMAT, CAT, and GRE
Application ModeOnline
Total Faculty (Ph.D.)137
Official Websitehttps://www.iima.ac.in/web/iima

IIM Ahmedabad Ranking

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:

Body/ MagazineRankYear
Eduniversal Best Master’s Ranking in Agribusiness/ Food Industry Management1st 2019
Financial Times Executive Education in Rankings (Custom)49th 2019
Financial Times Global MBA Rankings47th 2019
Businessworld1st 2018
Financial Times (Masters in Management)31st 2018

IIM Ahmedabad Courses

Following are the courses offered by the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad under various specializations and levels: 

Course 1: Post Graduate Program in Management (MBA)​

Duration – 2 years
Eligibility – Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (5% relaxation for reserved categories)

  • Indian Candidates

Selection Criteria – Shortlisted based on the Analytical Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview and a valid CAT score. 

  • Overseas Candidates

Selection Criteria – Shortlisted based on the Analytical Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview and valid GMAT score.

Course 2: Executive MBA

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

Course 3: PGP-FABM

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.

Course 4: Ph.D. in Management

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.

IIM Ahmedabad Fees

Tabulated below is the fee structure for the courses offered at the B-School:

Course NameTotal 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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IIM Ahmedabad Entrance Exams

For admissions in IIM Ahmedabad, a candidate needs to score in the following entrance exams:

  1. CAT – Common Admission Test is a National Level Exam conducted by one of the IIMs on a rotational basis. It is a computer-based exam for admissions under the Management department like MBA and PG Diploma in Management, minimum eligibility for CAT is graduation.

CAT Cutoff 2019

CategoryVerbal and Reading Comprehension Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude Overall percentile
General70707080
NC-OBC-cum-transgender65656575
SC60606070
ST50505060
PwD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)60606070
PwD (ST)50505060
  1. GMAT- Graduate Management Admission Test is a National Level Online Entrance test which is conducted by GMAC. It is considered one of the most acceptable platforms for selecting students for Management Programs.
  2. GRE – Graduate Record Examination is an internationally standardized test that is required for admission to most of the graduate schools in the United States of America. It is also accepted by some of the most popular Graduate and Business schools in various countries of the world. It conducts many times in a year.

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IIM Ahmedabad Placement

The following table depicts the placement scenario for different courses throughout 2019:

CourseNo. of students PlacedHighest CTC offered (INR)
PGP39870 LPA
PGP-FABM4327 LPA
PGPX11760 LPA

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 offersSector-wise top recruiter
Consulting27%Accenture
Finance15%The Boston Consulting Group
e-commerce2%Flipkart
Sales and Marketing20%Rabo Bank
Analytics2%HSBC
IT Domain2%Amazon Web Services

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IIM Ahmedabad Scholarships

The institute endeavors to help deserving candidates to pursue management studies. The following are few Scholarship Schemes currently offered by the Institute-

  • Family Income Linked Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme
  • IIMA Special Scholarships (need-based)
  • Industry Scholarships (need-based)
  • ONGC SC/ST Merit cum Means Scholarships
  • SC/ST Scholarships
  • Aditya Birla Group Scholarships
  • OP Jindal Engineering and Management Scholarship
  • Ocwen Scholarship for Competence in Academics
  • Other Scholarships facilitated by the IIMA include scholarships awarded by various State governments to students from their states.

IIM Ahmedabad Faculty

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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Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad FAQs

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. 

2,300,000
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College Admission Reviews

Shujaish , PGDM, Pursued: 2nd year

8.7/10

"CAT 2015 because it was the only exam through which they took students in the college."   Read More

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Deepak , Batch: Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Hospital Management)-2016

9/10

"CAT is the entrance exam which I have appeared and I got 98% percentage for that exam .I opt IIM Ahmedabad because it is a very reputed college with good academic excellence for students."   Read More





College Admission Reviews

Shujaish , PGDM, Pursued: 2nd year

8.7/10

"CAT 2015 because it was the only exam through which they took students in the college."   Read More

user
Deepak , Batch: Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Hospital Management)-2016

9/10

"CAT is the entrance exam which I have appeared and I got 98% percentage for that exam .I opt IIM Ahmedabad because it is a very reputed college with good academic excellence for students."   Read More





College Admission Reviews

Shujaish , PGDM, Pursued: 2nd year

8.7/10

"CAT 2015 because it was the only exam through which they took students in the college."   Read More

user
Deepak , Batch: Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Hospital Management)-2016

9/10

"CAT is the entrance exam which I have appeared and I got 98% percentage for that exam .I opt IIM Ahmedabad because it is a very reputed college with good academic excellence for students."   Read More


RANKING

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Outlook Ranking 2020

RANKED  #2

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NIRF Ranking 2019

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The 2 years at IIMA are un-paralleled in terms of learning and developing a well-rounded personality. Working beside and learning from some of the best brains and talents around, it not only teaches you the importance of humility and remaining grounded, but enlivens a constant pursuit to grow and get better at what you do. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything.


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Most of the things about this place is good. The experience that you have here is greater than the sum of the parts. But there are few bad things also like every other college related to administration.


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Call me biased, but I think the college prepares you well for the industry in terms of discipline and rigour. if you can handle the first year at IIMA, you can pretty much handle anything in life.


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Ahmedabad - 380015
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Navi A

eligibility?

01 Jul, 2019 06:17
Akhil Pasanth

Hi Navi, For which course you need to know the eligibility criteria.

01 Jul, 2019 11:56
Megha Quini

I have completed M.Phil in Management from IMS Indore . Now what do i need to do to join IIM for PhD in management ? Am i Applicable / eligible (as per UGC 2009 norm) to do the course ? Please do share the details ! Thanks !

22 Sep, 2017 00:10
Kalpana Sharma Expert

Hi Megha, This college does not provide Ph.D. in Management course.

22 Sep, 2017 18:53
MOHD MUZAMMIL

please give information about the total fees of MBA

04 Sep, 2017 00:10
Kalpana Sharma Expert

Hi Mohd Muzammil, The Indian Institute of Management does not provide MBA course. For further, please contact 079-66323456, 26308357

04 Sep, 2017 18:41
Devkant Sharma

Hi, Looking for 1 year ExMBA from tier 1 college in India with best placement, minimum fees and family accommodation.

01 Apr, 2017 00:10
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Hi Devkant, to get details on the good colleges to Executive MBA Course, please fin the link http://collegedunia.com/executive-mba-colleges

01 Apr, 2017 15:51
Gaurhav Nath Saxena

I am a HR professional with 14 yrs of exp. want to engage in part time / distance, management program with top rated B' school in India with good placement assurance.

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