|IIM Ahmedabad tops of list of all management institutes of India through its carefully designed curriculum, experienced faculty and students who bring along with them zeal and enthusiasm, with each new session. IIM Ahmedabad has been rated as the ‘Top Business School in India’ and ‘Toughest B – School to get into’ by numerous agencies and surveys conducted recently. The IIM Ahmedabad is also popularly referred to as the IIM A and is located in the state of Gujarat, to the west of India.
The IIM Ahmedabad was set up in the year 1961 under the expert guidance of industrialists like Dr. Vikram Sarabhai and several others. It was established as a management institute keeping in mind the need to ‘professionalize management in India through teaching, research and institution building. It exhibits the highest blend of the western methods of teaching well coordinated by the eastern values. The IIM Ahmedabad owes this blend to the Harvard connection, the prestigious institution with which it worked closely for a brief period.
The IIM A is built on a large area of 60 acres land and attracts students from within and outside India as well. For seeking admission into the 250 odd seats, every year more than 2 million students/ candidates apply. Thus it can be seen that the competition is that steep, only the best can get through.
Some of the most popular courses/ programmes that a student can apply for are:
Post Graduate Programs:
- Post Graduate Program in Agri-Business Management (PGP-ABM)
- Post Graduate Program in Management (PGP)
- One-Year Post Graduate Program in Public Management and Policy (PGP-PMP)
- One Year Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives (PGPX)
Teachers and Researchers:
- Fellow Program in Management (FPM)
And also Management Development Programme (MDP).
- Faculty Development Program (FDP)
To secure admission into the IIM Ahmedabad clearing of the Common Admission Test other than the group discussions and interviews are mandatory. Past academic records also play a significant role in determining a seat for the student.