IIM Ahmedabad, established in the year 1961 is ranked 1 in NIRF 2020 ranking, 40th best institute in world and 6th best in Asia by QS World Ranking. IIMA is an autonomous institution and offers 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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The flagship MBA program witnessed an increase in Arts Graduates from 3% to 5% in the academic session 2020. However, a decrease in the students intake from the Commerce and Science Streams was observed, in comparison to previous years.
MBA Admissions 2020 has seen a double-digit increase as compared to past years. To know what MBA course has to offer, click here
IIM Ahmedabad has also started an executive wing to cater the need of acquiring desired skills by the executives. This wing provides certificate as well as diploma courses for which candidate can apply online. Check out IIM Ahmedabad Online Courses
|Ph.D Admission Time Table||September 23 – January 21, 2021|
|PGP Round 1 Application Timeline||June 22, 2020 – August 31, 2020|
|PGP Round 2 Application Timeline||August 31, 2020 – October 19, 2020|
|PGP Round 3 Application Timeline||November 9, 2020 – January 04, 2020|
|Stage 2 Shortlist||October 27, 2020|
|Stage 3 Shortlist||January 11, 2020|
|Round 2 Essay Submission Timeline||October 27 – October 31, 2020|
|Round 3 Essay Submission Timeline||January 11 – January 17, 2020|
|Round 1 Waitlist Release Date||October 18, 2020|
|Round 2 Waitlist Release Date||December 07, 2020|
|Round 3 Waitlist Release Date||February 07, 2020|
Commerce graduates comprised only 18% of the total. Similarly, Science graduates dipped a new low figure, constituting 1% of the entire batch size. Engineering graduates have continued to bag most number of seats occupying 76% of the total seats.
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|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|
Following are the courses offered by the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad under various specializations and levels:
Post Graduate Program in Management (MBA)
Duration: 2 years
Fees: INR 23 Lakhs
Selection: AWT+PI+CAT Exam
Post Graduate Program in Food & Agri-Business Management (MBA-FABM)
Duration: 2 years
Fees: INR 21.5 Lakhs
Executive Post Graduate Program (MBA-PGPx)
Duration: 1 year
Fees: INR 28 Lakhs
Selection: PGPMX Aptitude Test + 5-year working experience
Ph.D Program in Management
Duration: 3-5 years (Full time)
Stipend: INR 30,000 per month
Selection: CAT/GRE/GMAT or JRF in some fields
E Post Graduate Program (EPGP
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Graduation + 3 years of Full-time Work Experience
Fees: INR 20 Lakhs
Selection: Valid CAT/GRE/GMAT Score + PI
Faculty Development Program
Apply online through official website
Eligibility: Teaching Experience in Management of at least 2 years
Fees: INR 30,680
|E PGD in Advanced Business Analytics (ePGD-ABA)|
Duration: 16 months
Eligibility: Graduation + 2 years of Full-time Work Experience
Fees: INR 10 Lakhs
Selection: Valid CAT/GRE/GMAT/GATE + PI
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IIM Ahmedabad made new records in terms of Academic Background in the present batch of 2020-22. The number of Arts graduates increased to 5% than the previous year figures. Whereas lesser number of Science and Commerce graduates could grab the seat for the MBA program in IIM Ahmedabad. Out of the total seats, 18% and 1% of students belonged to Commerce and Science background. Keeping up with the trend, Engineering graduates hit 76% of the total occupancy in the program.
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|Educational Background||Percentage of students enrolled|
for MBA-FABM program, the percentage of students from different Educational Background is illustrated in the table below:
|Academic Background||Percentage of students enrolled|
For admissions in IIM Ahmedabad, a candidate needs to score in the following entrance exams:
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The following table depicts the salary trends in the past few years:
|Category||Placement 2019 (Salary in INR)||Placement 2018 (Salary in INR)||Placement 2017 (Salary in INR)|
|Highest CTC||70 LPA||72 LPA||53 LPA|
|Average CTC||25.83 LPA||24.45 LPA||22.58 LPA|
|Minimum CTC||17 LPA||18 LPA||15.60 LPA|
|Median CTC||30 LPA||28.40 LPA||28 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.
|Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI)||77|
|Environment & Energy||4|
|Pharmaceutical / Healthcare||7|
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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 IIM Ahmedabad 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 includes 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.
Ques. Is there any financial aid available for students of IIM Ahemdabad?
Ans. IIM-A aspires to give the opportunity to pursue its programs (PGP & PGP-FABM) to all eligible applicants irrespective of their financial status. Keeping this in mind, IIMA has instituted a Special Need-Based Scholarship Scheme to complement the various scholarships provided by the industry and government. Every year many students are provided substantial financial support under the Scheme. The scholarship amount is decided on the basis of several criteria such as annual gross family income, ownership of assets, and the number of family dependents. The application for these scholarships is invited every year in the month of August/September. Many commercial banks (Central Bank of India, State Bank of India, Union Bank of India) and financial institutions provide educational loans to students. For details, candidates may contact branch offices of such banks.
Ques. What is the CAT Percentile for admission to IIM Ahmedabad PGP Program?
Ans: CAT Percentile for the general category is 80. OBC- 75, SC- 70, ST- 65. For rest read the cutoff section of the article.
Ques. What is IIM Ahmedabad cutoff for 2020?
Ans. Expected overall IIM Ahmedabad cutoff for 2020 is 85 percentile for General category.
Ques. What is the scenario at IIM Ahmedabad placements?
Ans. IIM Ahmedabad has an impressive placement history with top MNCs like BCG, PwC, McKinsey as chief recruiters, the highest international package was 80,050 USD in 2019. The average payoff stays between 25-26 LPA every year.
Ques. Does IIM Ahmedabad provide hostel facilities?
Ans. IIM-A provides hostels, with a single well-furnished room for each student, charges for which are included in academic fees.
Ques. What is the faculty-student ratio at IIM Ahmedabad?
Ans. At IIM-A, the faculty-student ratio is 1:5, which means for every 5 students there is one teacher for assistance.
Ques. Which are the MNCs visiting IIM Ahmedabad?
Ans. BCG, Amazon, Microsoft, KPMG, Google, McKinsey, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Scotland, JP Morgan are some of the top recruiters of IIM-A.
Ques. Does IIM Ahmedabad offer placement for Executive MBA programs?
Ans. Yes, IIM A offers placements opportunities to executive-MBA students. The 2019 placements saw the highest CTC in PGPx reach 109,666 USD.
Ques. Is IIM Ahmedabad a government institution?
Ans. IIM Ahmedabad is an autonomous institution spearheaded by MHRD, Government of India. It can appoint its faculty and set its own curriculum following Government regulations.
Ques. What are the courses offered by IIM Ahmedabad?
Ans. IIM Ahmedabad offers PGP in Management (now MBA), MBA in Food and Agri-Business Management (MBA-FABM), Armed Forces Program, Faculty Development Program and Executive PGP in Management.
Ques. Does IIM Ahmedabad offer online courses?
Ans. IIM-A hosts a number of online certificate courses (like e-FDP courses) along with e-PGP and e-PGP in Advanced Business Analytics.
Ques. Does IIM Ahmedabad offer an Executive MBA course?
Ans. Yes, IIM A offers an Executive MBA course which is a one-year full-time program.
Ques. What are IIM Ahmedabad MBA fees?
Ans. IIM Ahmedabad fees range between 23 lakhs- 28lakhs for the entire course duration.
Ques. What is IIM Ahmedabad ranking at national and international levels?
Ans. NIRF rankings of 2020 charted out IIM-A at first rank while internationally, QS Global MBA Rankings 2020 also awarded 40th place among top 240 MBA colleges of the world.
Ques. Does IIM Ahmedabad provide scholarship facilities?
Ans. IIM Ahmedabad offers 5 interests waiver scholarship based on merits for the courses it offers.
Ques. Who are some of IIM Ahmedabad’s notable alumni?
Ans. Some of the notable alumni of IIM Ahmedabad are Raghuram Rajan (former Governor, RBI), Harsha Bhogle (Cricket commentator), Mallika Sarbhai (Padma Bhushan awardee, classical dancer, activist), Samir Barua (ex-Director, IIMA).
Ques. Are FDPs of IIM A approved by UGC?
Ans. No, as of now, any authoritative body including UGC has not approved IIM-A’s FDP in pedagogy and research methods.
Ans. The IIM Ahmedabad PGP-FABM is a sector-specific program launched with the aim to produce leaders in the field of rural, food, agricultural, and allied sectors. The PGDM HRM course in XLRI Jamshedpur is one of the oldest and prestigious programs of the institute. Students from this course are offered roles such as Human Resource Development, Industrial Relations, Personnel Management, and other related areas. Admission: Admission to the PGP-FABM program at IIM Ahmedabad is done through Analytical Written Test(AWT), Personal Interview, and score obtained in the CAT entrance test. Admission to the HRM program at XLRI is done through scores obtained XAT/GMAT entrance test and students need work experience of a minimum of 3 years. Alumni: Notable alumni of IIM Ahmedabad include Raghuram Rajan who is Chief Economist of IMF and renowned alumni of XLRI include Vineet Nayar who is former CEO of HCL Technologies. Course details: The pedagogy of two years PGP-FABM program at IIM Ahmedabad is based on the Case Method, Group Work, Case Presentations, and Live Industry Projects. Second-year students enrolled in the PGP-FABM program at IIM Ahmedabad are allowed to undertake a term in the ESSEC, Paris, UBC, Canada, and SJTU, China. The major focus of the HRM program at XLRI is directed in Human Resource Information Systems, Training and Development, Compensation Administration, and Performance Management. The HRM program at XLRI also includes a summer project, participation in team-building, and a village exposure program. Facilities: The library at IIM Ahmedabad stacks over 1,94,704 Books and 19816 Online Journals. The library is also equipped with EBSCO Discovery and RemoteXS facilities. The library at XLRI Jamshedpur has over 66,687 books and 16806 journals. Placement: The highest package offered at IIM Ahmedabad was 70 Lakh and top recruiters were ITC, Nestle, Mondelez, General Mills, P&G, General Mills, Asian Paints, and Reckitt Benckiser. The highest salary offered at XLRI was 50 LPA during the placement drive of 2020. While the major recruiters were TAS, Aditya Birla Group, Colgate, Samsung, Asian Paints, Bajaj Finserv, Reliance Industries, ACT, etc. Criteria IIM Ahmedabad XLRI Jamshedpur Students Placed 100% 100% Average Salary 25.83 LPA 22.35 LPA For a student from an agricultural engineering background, the PGP-FABM programs would be better, as the program is designed in a way to meet the industrial needs. However, it is recommended that students go with their choice of interest.Read more
Ans. The MBA course at IIM Ahmedabad is the top 5 courses by Financial Times in the world. The flagship MBA program in IIM Ahmedabad witnessed an increase of 5% of Art Graduates in 2020. The table below shows the fee structure of doing an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad: Domestic Students International Students The total program fees for the 2020-2022 batch is INR 23 LPA. The annual fees for the overseas Indian students are US $25000. This includes tuition fees of INR 16.99 LPA. The fee includes tuition, course material, and lodging. Laptop, travel expenses, clothes are extra. The annual does not cover personal expenses such as travel, clothes, stationery, and laundry. All students need to have a personal computer which the institute will arrange. All students need to have a personal computer for which the institute will arrange it. For the fourth consecutive year, IIM Ahmedabad has thus increased its PGP fees. In 2016, the costs of the MBA were increased from INR 18.50 LPA to INR 19.50 LPA. In 2017, the fees were hiked to INR 21 LPA, and in 2018 it was increased to INR 22 LPA. The price is an inclusion of all other costs, excluding food costs. Once you get admitted in IIM Ahmedabad, you will have many banks offering no guarantee loans. You just need to come for an induction week and sign two documents, and the rest will be taken care of by the bank. The value you will get after being admitted to IIM Ahmedabad is pretty excellent. After you get into this college, you are branded for life.Read more
Ans. Both ISB Hyderabad and IIM Ahmedabad offer decent executive MBA programs. ISB Hyderabad The Indian School of Business or ISB Hyderabad has ranked 7th all over the world by Forbes’s recent rankings. It offers a 15 month global Executive MBA program for senior executives and business owners. The program fee is INR 39,63,000 for the year 2021-22. The requirements for the eligible candidates are - a Bachelor's degree or equivalent and a mandatory 10 year or more full-time work experience. ISB has collaborations with London Business School, MIT, and The Fletcher School. The institute offers a structured learning experience. The teaching methodology includes classroom lectures, peer learning, group work, and case study analysis. In 2019 placement drive students received 1309 job offers. Among them were 24 international offers. Students learn about recruiting companies of national and international level, through on-campus training and presentation. The recruiting companies are McKinsey & Company, Deloitte, Citi, Google India, Accenture, Adani Group, Hindustan Unilever, Honeywell India, Barclay’s, JP Morgan, etc. The average salary package was 24.35 lakhs per annum. The most placement offers were from Consulting, IT, and E-Commerce. IIM Ahmedabad Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad is ranked 1st among the management institutes of India by NIRF. The Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives (MBA-PGPX) is a one-year full-time, residential program. The eligibility criteria for applying are- A bachelor's degree or equivalent Valid GMAT/GRE score Minimum 4 years of full-time work experience Age of 25 years The GMAT cutoff required is around 700 and the selection to the PGPX program is based on the performance of the candidate in the personal interview conducted by the institute. The institute has collaborations with The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Warwick Business School, ESCP Europe, Paris Campus, Peking University, and ESADE Business School. In 2019, IIM Allahabad received 182 placement offers and a total of 153 recruiters visited the campus for the placement drive. The top recurring companies were McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, MasterCard, Avendus, JP Morgan, AB InBev, Airtel, CK Birla, and TCS. The average CTC offered was 25.83 LPA and the highest CTC was 70 LPA. Between ISB Hyderabad and IIM Ahmedabad, the latter will be a better choice for a 1-year executive MBA. Because of its popularity among the professionals, course curriculum, placement program, ROI, etc. Read more
|College||Ranking||Avg Fees/ year|
|University of Delhi, Faculty of Management Studies - [FMS], New Delhi||# 35 by Financial Express||₹96,000|
|Indian School of Business - [ISB], Hyderabad||# 12 by TOI||₹36,13,800|
|IIT Bombay - Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai||# 4 by NIRF||₹2,11,400|
|XLRI - Xavier School of Management - [XLRI], Jamshedpur||# 7 by Financial Express||₹11,80,000|
|Indian Institute of Management - [IIMB], Bangalore||# 1 by Financial Express||₹11,57,500|
|Indian Institute of Management - [IIM], Indore||# 5 by Financial Express||₹7,50,711|
|Indian Institute of Management - [IIMC], Kolkata||# 3 by Financial Express||--|