The decade following independence in 1947 was witness to a surge of innovative ideas to build a fledgling independent nation into a model democratic state committed to growth with equity in the development of its people. The establishment of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) was the outcome of one such innovative initiative.
Led by Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, Shri. Kasturbhai Lalbhai and proactively supported by the then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Dr. Jivraj Mehta, a group of enlightened individuals set up IIMA. This group ably wove together a coalition of five actors - the governments at the centre and the state, the local industrialists, the Ford Foundation and the
The constitution for governance of IIMA was different from that for traditional universities. It was set up as an institution that would be managed by a Society, the IIMA Society, created under the Societies Act, for the purpose. The Institute was to be run by the Board of Governors, constituted by the IIMA Society; the Board would have wide representation from all the relevant constituencies to reflect the multifarious needs of a developing nation. IIMA was therefore conceived as an Institute that would be a Board managed institution, free from exclusive control of any one constituency. Thus, operational freedom is an integral part of the DNA of IIMA.
IIMA has consistently been ranked as the number one management school in the country year after year in the last several years. In its latest ranking, The Economist has ranked IIMA at 56 among the top 100 international B-schools in the world that offer full time MBA. The Financial Times (FT) has ranked the two-year post graduate programme in management (PGP) of IIMA in the top ten programmes in the category of Masters Programmes in Management that do not require work experience as pre-requisite for admission. FT reported that this was the first time that any Indian B-school was not only included in the survey but also achieved such high ranking. The Financial Times has also ranked the one-year post graduate programme in management for executives (PGPX) among the top MBA programmes globally. The two post graduate programme in management with specialization in agri-sector (PGP-ABM) is ranked at number one among comparable programmes globally by Eduniversal.
In 2008, IIMA also became the first business school in the country to be awarded EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accreditation. This accreditation awarded by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) certifies that the quality of IIMA’s academic processes and programmes are on par with the best business schools globally that have similar accreditation.
The candidate must hold, subject to the condition laid down below:
Post graduate diploma (2 yrs) Or
Professional qualification -
CA/ ICWA/CS with B.Com/Degree.
B.Tech./ 4 year Degree with 6.5 CGPA or equivalent
Selection Process: Candidates applying to the Ph. D. Programme are required to take the Common Admission Test (CAT) or a standard test in lieu of CAT. For NRIs and Foreign students this standard test is the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT).
Application Form and Brochure will be available online. Candidates can fill-up the application form online and is eligible to apply for a maximum of three Areas of high levels of specialization. An application fee of Rs.500/- can be paid through IIMA gate way. The last date for submitting the application will be January 17, 2022. Also please refer to the IIMA's advertisement for Ph. D. Programme that will appear in leading newspapers during September 2021
For further information/clarifications, please contact:
Ph. D. Programme
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380 015
Link open for Online Application: 13th September, 2021
Last date for submitting Online Application: 17th January, 2022
Basic Eligibility Criteria:
The candidate must hold, subject to the condition laid down below,
1. “A Master’s Degree in any discipline, with at least 55 percent marks, AND with at least 50 percent marks in the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification (minimum three years of bachelors level education after the completion of higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent”. (OR)
2. Five year/four year Integrated Masters Degree programme in any discipline, with at least 55 percent marks, obtained after completing Higher Secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent. (OR)
3. A professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS, with at least 55 percent marks. (OR)
4. A 4-year/8-semester Bachelor's degree with at least 60 percent marks or equivalent grade point average.
The Master's degree or equivalent qualification/Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification should be: (a) from any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956; or (b) recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India or (c) possess an equivalent qualification from an institution approved by AICTE. The Bachelor's Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing Higher Secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.
Candidates who are in the final year of their Master's/Bachelor's Programmes that would make them eligible, can also apply. Such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally only if they submit a certificate latest by June 30, 2019 from the Principal/Head of the Department/Registrar or Director of the university/institute (issued on or before June 30, 2019) stating that they have appeared for the examinations (including practical examinations) in all the subjects required for obtaining the Master's/Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification. Their admission will be confirmed only when they submit the mark sheet and a certificate of having passed the master's/bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification referred to in the certificate issued by Principal/Registrar of their college/institute. The deadline for submission of mark sheet and the certificate is December 31, 2019. Please note that those candidates who have applied on the basis of their master's degree will have to meet the 55% marks stipulation, and those who have applied on the basis of their bachelor's degree will have to meet the 60% marks stipulation. Non-fulfilment of these conditions will automatically result in the cancellation of the provisional admission.
Candidates applying to the Fellow Programme in Management are required to take the Common Admission Test (CAT) or a standard test in lieu of CAT. For NRIs and Foreign students this standard test is the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT).
Application Form and Brochure will be available online. Candidates can fill-up the application form online and is eligible to apply for a maximum of three Areas of high levels of specialization. An application fee of Rs. 500/- can be paid through IIMA gate way. The last date for submitting the application will be January 24, 2019.
Also please refer to the IIMA's advertisement for FPM that will appear in leading newspapers during September 2018.
Link open for Online Application From: 12th September, 2018
Last date for submitting Online Application: 24th January, 2019
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Candidates should have:
· A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline (minimum 15 years of study as per the education system in
· Minimum age of 27 years as on 31st March of the year in which the PGPX program commences.
· GMAT (www.mba.com) score obtained in the last four years of start of program.
Candidates can apply online.
At the time of submission of application, candidates will be prompted to pay the PGPX application fee of Rs. 3500/- for round 1 and Rs. 5000/- for round 2.
Selection Procedure for IIM, Ahmedabad:
Students are selected through a rigorous admissions process that includes GMAT, leadership profiling and personal interview.
Candidates should have valid GMAT score.
Note: GMAT scores are valid for five years from the test date to the application deadline date of the round in the candidate is applying.
The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in agricultural sciences or agriculture-related disciplines, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) category, this is relaxed to 45%], of any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.
The Common Admission Test (CAT) 2016 is the first step in the process of seeking admission to the PGP-FABM. Candidates are advised to use this sample to practice filling out the application form. No additional fee is to be paid along with the application form. Check out the official website of IIM-A to download the application form www.iimahd.ernet.in/programmes/pgp-abm.html.
There are two stages for selection in PGP-FABM. In the first stage candidates to be called for group discussion and personal interview are short-listed from among those who have applied to IIMA's post-graduate program. In the second stage, candidates to be admitted to the PGP-FABM are selected from among those who have attended the group discussion and personal interviews.