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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. The establishment of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) was the outcome of one such innovativeinitiative.

IIMA has been consistently ranked as the premier management school in the country by several national agencies. IIMA programmes are also ranked highly in several international rankings. In 2008, IIMA became the first management school in the country to be awarded EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accreditation by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development).

IIMA partners with a number of academic institutions across the world in delivering its postgraduate programmes, conducting executive education programmes or implementing its research agenda. More details are available under the respective programmes or Research Centres.

Students' Personal and Career Development Center is an on-campus counselling facility at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. The Center is committed to providing the Institute's students, faculty and staff members with a space for self-exploration and addressing of psychological concerns, leading to personal, social and professional growth. Our aim is to create a campus environment that celebrates happiness, well-being, and diversity. SPCDC offers community members an inclusive space for sharing, learning, living together and growing.

SPCDC offers short term individual counselling, extended psycho therapeutic support plans, and group sessions. A range of psychometric tools are used for assessment and self-exploration. Referrals for medical and psychiatric consultations are available on request.

Full confidentiality is maintained in all interactions. Information shared during sessions is not used for any academic or placement purpose.


Ranked 2nd among 'Top 50 Management Institutes for Research and Teaching' in India by National Institutional Ranking Framework (MHRD) in 2016-17

The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA), has been ranked 31st in the FT (Financial

1. Times) Global MBA Ranking 2018 in its top 100 list of B-Schools, announced in January,2018

2. Partnership with over 60 institutions in 26 countries for student exchange program

3. First business school in the country to be awarded European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation.

Admission Criteria

Admission criteria of PGP: Admission/Selection Process for Candidates for PGP at IIMA through CAT-2018 The selection of the candidates for admission to the 2019-21 batch of the PGP at IIMA is a two-step process.

1. Preliminary Screening In CAT-2018 there will be three sections, viz., 'Quantitative Aptitude' (QA), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning' (DILR) and 'Verbal and Reading Comprehension' (VRC). Only the candidates above the following minimum cut-offs in the sectional percentile ranks, the overall percentile rank and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT-2018 will be considered for all the subsequent stages.

2.Shortlisting for Analytical Writing Test (AWT) & Personal Interview (PI) Shortlisting will be carried out in two stages.

Stage 1: (From the Applicants' pool: Selection of exceptional performers across different disciplines) IIMA endeavours to recognise exceptional performers in terms of their previous academic records as well as their performance in CAT across diverse academic backgrounds. Towards that, a certain number of top candidates from each of the academic disciplines will be shortlisted for AWT & PI based on their composite score 'CS' subject to their fulfilling certain criteria.

Stage 2: After removing the candidates selected in Stage 1 from each category (General, NC-OBC, SC, ST and PWD) the additional number of candidates to be shortlisted for AWT & PI will be selected on the basis of the composite score 'CS' (see above) subject to their fulfilling criteria C1-C2.

Final selection for admission is done based on various parameters, including academic history, extra-curricular activities and work experience.

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