The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) 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 Harvard Business School, in a true spirit of public private partnership to establish the Institute.
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 year post graduate programme in management with specialization in agri-sector (PGP-FABM) 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 Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961 in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation and Indian industry. During its initial years, several prominent faculty formed part of its nucleus, including Paul Samuelson, Jagdish Sheth, J. K. Sengupta, among others.
Over the years, IIMC has grown into a mature institution with global reputation, imparting high quality management education. It has been playing a pioneering role in professionalizing Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level programs, Executive Training Programs, Research and Consulting Activities.
Today, the institute serves as an autonomous body, continually evolving to meet its goals in an ever-changing business environment.
The main thrust of training is to imbibe a sense of strategic outlook to management problems in the students. The emphasis, therefore, is on management as an integrated process and requires the students to develop a global view of economic, technological, cultural and political environment of the business.
One of the biggest strengths of the Institute is its world renowned faculty. The faculty members have distinguished academic achievements in different areas of management and the related basic disciplines and are actively involved in teaching, training, research and consulting. They carry out consultancy assignments to keep in touch with the real life management problems in public and private corporations, financial institutions, government agencies and international agencies.
This dynamic learning process at IIMC enriches teaching and training activities of the faculty. It also helps development of case studies and identification of directions of research relevant for business and industry.
- Executive Program In Business Management- EPBM IIM Calcutta
- Executive Program For Young Managers- EPYM IIM Calcutta
- Executive Program In Human Resource Management – EPHRM IIM Calcutta
- Executive Program In Sales And Marketing – EPSM IIM Calcutta
- Executive Program In Leadership And Management- EPLM IIM Calcutta
- Executive Program In Business Analytics – EPBA IIM Calcutta
- Executive Program In International Business- EPIB IIM Calcutta
- Executive Program In Global Business Management – EPGBM IIM Calcutta
IIM Rohtak started functioning on 30 June 2010. It was formally inaugurated on the same day by Mr. Ravi Kant, Vice Chairman of Tata Motors Ltd., in the presence of eminent faculty of IIM Lucknow and board members. Mr. Ravi Kant is the first Chairperson of the Board of Governors of IIM Rohtak. The initial batch strength was pegged at 48 students to keep a high student teacher ratio. From the academic session 2011-2012, the intake has been increased to 120-130 students.
IIM Rohtak's 80 hectares (200 acres) campus is being constructed at Sunaria near Rohtak city. A budget of about Rs.2.50 billion has been allocated by the Central Government of India to develop the campus. The foundation stone for the new campus was laid on 1 October 2010. IIM Rohtak is temporarily functioning from Maharishi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak. The classrooms are located in the humanities block. The block is supported by library and IT facilities. According to the MOU signed between IIM Rohtak and MDU, the students and staff of IIM Rohtak will have access to almost all the infrastructure of the university.
The primary mission of IIM Rohtak is to develop (corporate and non-corporate) leader managers with a sense of excellence, strong social commitment and a passion for value system. Yet, the broader institutional mission of IIM Rohtak is to create knowledge through research and to disseminate knowledge through quality publications, management education involving classroom delivery and through problem-solving support to industry.
XLRI Jamshedpur Through Hughes Global Education
Xavier Labour Relations Institute,widely known as XLRI was founded in 1949 by Fr. Quinn Enright s.j. in the Steel City of Jamshedpur. Fr. Enright visualized XLRI to be a partner in the liberation and development journey of the independent India with a vision of "renewing the face of the earth". Fr. Bill Tome joined hands with him to bring that vision to fruition. Both, together with the other Jesuit companions, worked tirelessly towards translating the Vision "Renewing the face of the earth" into action. XLRI with its single vision of Magis, i.e., pursuit of excellence, focuses on three areas: academic excellence.
Over the last few decades, XLRI Jamshedpur has contributed its best to the professional growth and management of innumerable institutions that's serve the public especially organized industry, labour, service agencies engaged in rural development, education, health and other public systems. Besides the focus on developing managerial competence among the pupils through acquisition of specialized knowledge and skills, the Institute emphasizes the importance of developing a sense of social justice with right attitudes and values of discipline, dedication and commitment among all its members.
XLRI spares no effort to make its curriculum world class and deliver it in the most effective manner. It constantly scans the developments in business and in society and tries to proact to meet the challenges. Its world-class faculty with its commitment and deep sense of service delivers the curriculum very effectively. They are also deeply involved in research and consultancy. Their involvement in industry makes their teaching very relevant and current.
XLRI satellite programs have helped thousands of junior, middle and senior executives across the length and breadth of the country to update their knowledge & their skills to climb the career ladder.
These multiple programs aim to serve many sections of society and many areas of management.
The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade set up in 1963 by the government of India to professionalize India's foreign trade management, today figures in the league of top Indian B-schools. The Institute was awarded the status of Deemed University in 2002 and accredited as "A" grade institution by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in May 2005. IIFT expanded beyond Delhi by establishing a campus in Kolkata in 2006.
Since its inception, the Institute has focused on facilitating executives in Indian and multinational companies, to explore new frontiers of knowledge, sharpen their tools and help their organizations to achieve commanding heights. Besides management programs, the Institute also provides training and research based consultancy to the government and the corporate sector.
IIFT's portfolio of educational programs is diverse and caters to the requirements of aspiring business executives and mid-career professionals.
In addition to the two year full time MBA (International Business) program, the Institute also offers MBA and Executive Post Graduate Diploma Programs customized to suit the needs of working executives. Besides these long duration programs, the Institute also conducts short term certificate programs and Management Development Programs throughout the year.
With the objective of harnessing best practices in management education from leading B-schools the world over and providing capacity building inputs to developing countries, IIFT has entered into academic collaborations with more than 30 Business Schools/ Universities across Europe, North America, Africa and South East Asia. These collaborations give IIFT participants the opportunity to interact with faculty and participants from different parts of the world through exchange programs and study tours.