IIM Ahmedabad B-School Info

IIM Ahmedabad was founded in year 1961, and is a renowned management institute that offers various programs in management. NIRF (In 2019) & Outlook (in 2020) ranked the institute 2nd for MBA program, It is among the few institutes in India to be accredited by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System). Admission at IIM Ahmedabad is offered on the basis of CAT, GMAT, or GRE score. Last Year, 99.6 was the CAT Cutoff. And In placement drive 2020, 153 companies visited the campus, out of which Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey, and Tata Consultancy Services were the top recruiters. 

IIM Ahmedabad: Key Highlights

Campus LocationAhmedabad, Gujarat, India
Type of B-SchoolPublic/ Autonomous Institute
Ranking -2020National:
For MBA Ranked 1st by NIRF
For IIM’s Ranked 2nd by Outlook 

Ranked  61st in Global MBA Rankings by Financial Times
Ranked 58th in Executive Education Rankings by Financial Times (Open)
Number of management programs offeredFive plus
Types of programs offeredPost Graduate, Doctorate - level
Entrance Exams conductedCAT
Gender intakeCo-education
Total faculty members108
Application modeOnline Method
Exams score acceptedFor PG level courses: CAT/ GMAT/ GRE/ GATE

For PhD program: GATE/ UGC NET
Total student intake385 students
Total scholarships offeredMore than 10
Highest Salary package (2019)*Rs 70 lakh/ annum (domestic)
Average Salary package (2019)*Rs 25.83 lakh/ annum (domestic)
Top recruiters (2020)Accenture, Amazon, Aditya Birla Group, Barclays, Citi Bank, HSBC,  P&G, Nokia and TATA among others
Type of scholarships offeredMerit based scholarships

Need based scholarships

*For final placements report 2018-2020, salary figures of class will be made public by the end of the year in IIM Ahmadabad’s audited placement report. OneYearMBA will update this report as and when the information is received.

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Ranking – IIM Ahmedabad

In 2020 report NIRF ranked IIM Ahmedabad as the No. 1 institute in India for Management Education and by Outlook ranked 2nd for IIMs category. At the international level, it is ranked 61 by Financial Times in its Global MBA Rankings ranked IIM Ahmedabad at 61st place and 58th place in Executive Education Rankings (Open).

National RankingIn Year 2018In Year 2019
Business TodayRanked 1stRanked 1st
Business WorldRanked 1stRanked 1st
NIRF (Management category)Ranked 1stRanked 2nd
OutlookRanked 1stRanked 2nd
International RankingIn Year 2018In Year 2019
In Management Rankings by Financial Times MastersRanked 19thRanked 21st
In Global MBA Rankings by Financial TimesRanked 31stRanked 47th
In Executive Education Rankings (Open) by Financial TimesRanked 66thRanked 57th
In Executive Education Rankings (Custom) by Financial TimesRanked 57thRanked 49th
In Agribusiness/ Food Industry Management by Eduniversal Best Master’s RankingRanked 1stRanked 1st

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Admission Process – IIM Ahmedabad

The admission process at IIM Ahmedabad is very rigorous. For the initial screening, applicants need to qualify the CAT examination with percentile (score) with the IIMA’s eligibility requirement. A valid CAT exam score is pre-requisite for the application process to the various programs of the IIM’s.

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Placement Trends – IIM Ahmedabad

Top companies of the corporate world visit IIM Ahmedabad with lucrative opportunities for the students. Some of the companies are Mckinsey & Co., Roland Berger, Barclays, Oliver Wyman, Citibank and JP Morgan. In the academic year 2018-2019, 388 candidates out of 398 candidates received job offers. The remaining 10 students were those who did not seek for the placements support. Candidates were offered the role in the fields of Analytics, General Management, Business Development, Consulting, Finance, Marketing and Sales, Operations, Research & Advisory. The candidates were also placed internationally, in locations such as Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and UAE.

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Scholarships – IIM Ahmedabad

To help students with their financials, IIM Ahmedabad offers a number of scholarships. For its two-year postgraduate programmes (MBA/ MBAFABM), the institute has special Need-based Scholarships. Different scholarship options are provided by alumni of the university, namely the PGP Alumni Endowment Funds, class of PGP 2001, Peri Viswanath Scholarship Shri GC Mital Entrepreneurship Aid,  and Smt. J Nagamma Memorial Award. Organizations such as OP Jindal Group and Aditya Birla Group have their own scholarship programmes for the students of IIM Ahmedabad. 

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Cut-off for 2019 batch – IIM Ahmedabad

CategoryDI & LRQAVARCOverall Percentile
General Category80808099
NC-OBC cum Transgender65656575.33
PWD (General, NC-OBC-cum-transgender, SC)60606070.81
PWD (ST)50505060

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Special Programmes – IIM Ahmedabad

With more than 200 programmes, IIM Ahmedabad also offers Executive Education courses intended to fulfill the requirement of the different personal and professional executive. Executives attending any program of 21 days or more are qualified to b a part of the alumni association at IIM Ahmedabad. One can apply to this program by sending appropriately filled nomination by e-mail/ courier or submitting his/her nomination online.

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Courses & Fees Offered

This Institute offers 5 courses in 1 stream and 1 specialization:

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Fees – INR 23.00 Lakh
  • Mode of Study – Full Time
  • Duration – 2 years

Executive Master of Business Administration

  • Fees – INR 28.00 Lakh
  • Mode of Study – Full Time
  • Duration – 1 year

MBA in Food and Agri-business Management

  • Fees – INR 11.14 Lakh
  • Mode of Study – Full Time
  • Duration – 2 years

Fellow Program in Management

  • Mode of Study – Full Time
  • Duration – 54 months

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Faculty Development Programme (FDP)

  • Fees – INR 1.57 Lakh
  • Mode of Study – Full Time
  • Duration – 4 months

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Additional Highlights

  • National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of MHRD’s, in their ‘Indian Ranking 2019’, rated IIM Ahmedabad as the 2nd Best Management Institute in India
  • For student exchange programs, IIMA has partnered with over 60 institutions in 26 countries
  • 1st management institute in India to be awarded EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accreditation


  • Library
  • Cafeteria
  • Hostel
  • Sports Complex
  • Gym
  • Hospital / Medical Facilities
  • Wi-Fi Campus
  • Auditorium
  • Music Room
  • A/C Classrooms
  • Labs

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