Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-Ahmedabad)

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-Ahmedabad)


Last updated on August 13th, 2018 at 08:36 am


IIM Ahmedabad or IIMA stands for Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, is a govt-run management institute located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. IIM Ahmedabad was established in December 1961 by a group of individuals led by Dr. Vikram Sarabhai and Shri Kasturbhai Lalbhai. Currently, the institute offers postgraduate, doctoral and executive education programmes in the field of management studies. In the last decade, IIM Ahmedabad has consistently been ranked the best management institute in India by various ranking authorities (including the HRD Ministry) across the globe.

Related: Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

List of Contents

  1. Location.
  2. Ranking.
  3. Courses Offered.
  4. Admission Procedure.
  5. Fee Structure.
  6. Campus.
  7. Placement Statistics.
  8. Useful Links.

IIM Ahmedabad Location

The IIM Ahmedabad Campus is located in Vastrapur, Ahmedabad. Vastrapur is the posh area of Ahmedabad city where rich and famous personalities stay.

The nearest airport to the campus is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport about 14.3 Kms. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.

The nearest Railway station is Kalupur Railway Station which is about 9 Kms, it takes approximately 20 minutes.

The nearest bus stand is approximately 1.6 Kms, and takes about 6 minutes to reach.

IIM Ahmedabad


IIM Ahmedabad Ranking

As stated before, IIM Ahmedabad has consistently been ranked the best institute in the country by all authorities.

IIM Ahmedabad National Rank

Ranked by
NIRF12018, 2017, 2016
Businessworld12015, 2016
Business India12015, 2016
Business Today12015, 2016, 2017
Outlook12015, 2016, 2017

IIM Ahmedabad World Ranking

Ranked By
Rank (world)
Rank (Specific Area)
Financial Times16 (Masters in Management)2016
Financial Times Global MBA292017
QS Global 250 MBA Rankings497 (Asia, Australia, and New Zealand)2018
QS Global 100 EMBA Rankings by Region 13 (Asia-Pacific region)2017
The Economist922016
Financial Times Rankings21 (Masters in Management)2017

IIM Ahmedabad Courses

IIM Ahmedabad offers Post Graduate and Doctorate level courses in the field of management studies. It also includes a faculty training course and a course for armed forces. Following courses are offered at IIMA.

Post Graduate Programmes

  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
  • Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-business Management (PGP-FABM)
  • Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)
  • ePost Graduate Programme (ePGP)

Doctoral Programme

  • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)


  • Faculty Development Programme (FDP)
  • Armed Forces Programme (AFP)

IIM Ahmedabad Admission Procedure

Being the best management institution in India, IIM Ahmedabad selection criteria are some toughest nuts to crack in the world.

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) and Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-business Management (PGP-FABM)

PGP program at IIM Ahmedabad is the flagship course by the institute. Admission to this course is via the Common Admission Test (CAT) followed by an academic writing test (AWT) and a Personal interview (PI).

The performance in CAT, AWT and PI is amalgamated with candidate’s academics to produce the final list.

Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)

Admission to executive programs is based on GMAT/GRE score clubbed with his/her performance in Essay test and Interviews.

In order to apply for IIM Ahmedabad, candidate must be in possession of minimum 4 years of work experience.

e-Post Graduate Programme (e-PGP)

Selections are based on CAT/GMAT scores and subsequent interviews. Candidates should have a minimum work experience of 3 years in order to apply for the course.

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

Admissions are based on performance in the bachelors or masters along with a valid CAT score clubbed with interview performances.

Faculty Development Program (FDP)

There is no entrance exam but the candidates should have postgraduate level teaching experience of not less than 2 years.

Armed Forces Programme (AFP)

The special program is designed to impart management knowledge to the Armed Forces Officers. Candidates for this program are selected based on the recommendations from Indian Armed Forces.

IIM Ahmedabad Fee Structure

Fee structure at IIMA for different courses are as follows:

PGPX₹24.5 lakhs
PGP (Total fee for 2 years)₹21 lakhs
PGP-FABM₹10,14,000 + ₹10,11,000 = ₹20,25,000

FDP Program Fee

  • May-August Session – ₹2,06,000 (including GST)
  • May – July (Pedagogy and Research Module of the Faculty Development Programme) – ₹1,06,000.
  • July – August (General Management Module of the Faculty Development Programme) – ₹1,23,900.

e-PGP Program Fee

Total Program Fee = ₹17,00,000.

First (August 2018)INR 2,57,500, + INR 42,500
Second (Dec 2018)INR 3,00,000
Third (April 2019)INR 3,00,000
Fourth (August 2019)INR 3,00,000
Fifth (December 2019)INR 3,00,000
Sixth (March 2020)INR 2,42,500

IIM Ahmedabad Campus

IIM Ahmedabad campus is a vast one spreading across 106 acres. It accommodates the Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Library, the R.J. Mathai Auditorium, the Louis Kahn Plaza, the International Management Development Centre, the Kasturbhai Lalbhai Management Development Centre, the Centre for Innovation, accommodation for students and faculty, different food outlets and much more.

Designed by Mr. Louis Kahn, (one of the world’s biggest architect of all time), the campus is majestic and attracts a lot of tourists every year because of its remarkable architecture.




Vikram Sarabhai Library

Named after the founder Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, it houses over 1.9Lac books and has a subscription to over 24 thousand journals and magazines. In the year 2016, Tata Consultancy Services iim ahmedabad librarypartnered with IIMA for the restoration of Library for Digital Learning.

Student Accommodation

Accommodation facilities for Students and faculties are available. There are a separate married students quarters for couples who want to stay with their family. Necessary living facilities such as washing machines, refrigerators, and TVs are in each dorm.

IIM Ahmedabad Placement Statistics

Numerous companies from varied fields participate in the recruitment process of IIM Ahmedabad every year. More than 104 firms joined this year from the areas of banking, management, technology, finance, insurance, and so on. Amazon, Microsoft, American Express, Nykaa, HSBC are just some of the big names which recruit from IIMA. Seven students opted out of the placement process this year to start their ventures. According to the official report, 391 students in the PGP programme chose to be placed by the institution, and all 391 students were successfully placed. Moreover, three offers from Hong Kong and Singapore each, and four from France were accepted. The highest number of proposals were made by Accenture Strategy, followed by The Boston Consulting Group and Amazon. The detailed placement reports of IIM Ahmedabad can be accessed from its dedicated portal. The portal has extensive stories about the placements in different courses.

Placements Stats for PGP Program (Domestic)
Batch/ProgramMinimum SalaryAverage PackageHighest Package
2015-179.00 LPA22.58 LPA53.00 LPA
2014-1611.50 LPA22.14 LPA48.00 LPA
2013-1511.50 LPA20.47 LPA53.00 LPA
Placements Stats for PGP Program (International)
Batch/ProgramMinimum SalaryAverage PackageHighest Package
2015-1719.73 LPA45.62 LPA85.27 LPA
2014-1623.52 LPA49.00 LPA1.03 Crore
2013-1543.78 LPA53.42 LPA73.89 LPA

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