The Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad), established
in 1973, is a group that formed with the coalition of five
entities - the governments at the centre and the state; the
local industrialists; the Ford Foundation and the Harvard
IIM A has consistently been ranked as the number one management
school in the country year after year over the past few years.
Recently, The Economist has ranked IIM A at 56 among the top
100 international B-schools in the world that offer full time
MBA. In 2008, IIM A also became the first business school
in the country to be awarded EQUIS (European Quality Improvement
System) accreditation that certifies that the quality of IIM
A's academic processes and programmes are at par with the
best business schools globally.
The Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore) was established
along with its Ahmedabad counterpart in 1973. Its strategic
management design being the same, its base of highly accomplished
faculty, world class infrastructure and a motivated student
body has emerged as one of the premier institutes for management
education and research, promoting managerial excellence in
the country. Even today, IIM B strives to achieve excellence
through partnerships with industry, and leading academic institutions,
the world over. Its mission is to build leaders through holistic,
transformative and innovative education. A feature that sets
IIM B apart from other B-schools is the carefully selected
mix of students with diversity as a stated objective.
The Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta) was established
in November 1961 as the first national institute for post-graduate
studies and research in management by the Government of
India in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management
(MIT); the Government of West Bengal; the Ford Foundation
and the Indian industry. Over the past four decades, IIM
Calcutta has blossomed into one of Asia's finest business
schools and its strong ties to the business community make
it an effective mechanism for the promotion of professional
management practices in Indian organisations. The institute
plays a pioneering role in academic courses and research
and consulting activities.
The Indian Institute of Management (Lucknow) established
in 1984, is a fully integrated global management school.
Over the years, the guiding philosophy of the school has
been creation of knowledge; influencing management practices
and global integration with other institutions of high repute.
The objectives of imparting education combined with creation,
dissemination and application of knowledge are being met
in an integrated form to create a synergetic impact. This
truly global business school stands tall on the foundation
of an excellent, committed and deeply knowledgeable faculty;
innovative and unique pedagogical tools and an eclectic
and diverse student community that has a burning desire
to make new paths of its own.
Established in 1996, the Indian Institute of Management
(Indore), is the sixth in the prestigious IIM family of
management schools. The institute was chosen to be set up
in Indore to give an impetus to management education in
central India and has ever since been acting as the pioneer
in the field of management interfacing with the industry,
the government sectors and the private sector units. IIM
Indore's geographical proximity to the fastest growing industrial
belt in India and the presence of Special Economic Zones
(SEZs) around Indore provide the right environment for both
- giving students a hands-on experience and enabling the
industry to make use of the wealth of management expertise
available in the institute.
The Indian Institute of Management (Kozhikode) was established
in 1997 with a batch of 42 students but, it has grown tremendously
the fastest-growing management school in the country. IIM
K is also one of the few Centers for Development of digital
libraries in the world and is a country leader in this perspective.
The institute also has an incubation centre for excellence
to help students from Scheduled Castes/Tribes students overcome
their deficiencies in communication, personality, etc.
The Indian Institute of Management (Shillong) was established
in 2008 with the aim of expanding and mobilising facilities
for offering excellent quality management education and
research in the north-eastern region of India. The institute
aims to develop unbeatable leaders for an economically and
ecologically sustainable society, with the help of a unique
curriculum that comprises a mix of mandatory and elective
courses, supplemented by specialised courses on industry