Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) was set up by the Government of India in a joint effort with Government of Gujarat and Indian Industry as a self-governing Institute in 1961. Considered as a business college as well as an administration Institute, IIMA expands on more than 45 years of perfection and authority in the board instruction. It was planned by the American draftsman Louis Kahn. It has two grounds, the Heritage Campus and the New Campus joined by an underground display.
Appraised as India's ideal and Asia's first Business School, IIM Ahmedabad keeps on being positioned as probably the best organization on the planet; having a scholarly thoroughness that matches the top group. In the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report it was positioned #2 in the Asia-Pacific district for 2012.In India; it was positioned first by the Hindustan Times India's main 50 business colleges of 2011, by the 2012 release of CNBC-TV18's Top B-Schools in India and by the Business Today 50 best business colleges of 2012.
Similar to the other IIMs, IIM Ahmedabad currently offers diplomas in management and not degrees. Post Graduate Program in Management, Management for Executives, Public Management and Policy and others like Fellow Programme in Management, Post-Graduate Programme in Agribusiness Management, Faculty Development Programme and Armed-forces Programme.
IIM Ahmedabad has a wide network of partner B-schools through which it conducts student exchange programs. For the Post graduate programme in management, the exchange program is carried out between September and December every year. More than 100 students opt for the student exchange program every year. The institute has tie ups with over 50 partner B-schools including Nanyang Business School, University of Melbourne, McGill University, Darden School of Business , University of Cologne, Bocconi University, Manchester Business School.
Apart from this, Prayaas is a community service initiative started by IIM Ahmedabad students eight years ago as classroom project. It works towards improving the life of children in the slum areas surrounding the institute by providing quality education to them.
IIM Ahmedabad Alumini include international figures such as K. V. Kamath-former CEO & Non-executive chairman, ICICI Bank & Chairman, Infosys,Harsha Bhogle -noted Cricket commentator, Chetan Bhagat-prominent Indian author , Sanjeev Bikhchandani-Founder and CEO, naukri.com.
An IIM Ahmedabad alumni Rajesh Gopinathan has been appointed as the new CEO of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Gopinathan is presently the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President of India's biggest IT Services Company TCS. Rajesh Gopinathan will take charge from the present CEO of TCS Mr Natarajan Chandrasekaran who is the Chairman designates of Tata Sons.
Last year three IIM Ahmedabad students bagged a hefty package of 1 crore.