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IIM Ahmedabad : Campus, Cutoff, Registration, Placement & More

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, is one of the premier management institutions in India and holds a prominent position among the top business schools in the country. Established in 1961, IIM Ahmedabad is located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and is one of the oldest IIMs in the country. It is widely recognized for its academic excellence, rigorous curriculum, and world-class faculty. It ranks no.1 in B-Schools in India, according to the NIRF Ranking. This article covers every aspect of B-school from campus life, alumni, placements and many more.

Campus Life

One of the most sought-after B-Schools in India and abroad, IIM Ahmedabad is the dream institute of many. One with the toughest cut-off and selection process. IIM Ahmedabad is located in the state of Gujarat which is known for places like Gandhi Ashram, Akshardham, Calico Museum, Nal Sarovar (Bird Sanctuary) and monuments that date back to the 15th century. It is about 45 minutes drive from the nearest airport and 25-30 minutes from railway/bus station. IIM Ahmedabad is known for its rigorous curriculum and teaching pedagogy and its legacies of successful business leaders. The faculty is world-renowned and celebrated in their field.

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IIM A Campus

The curriculum is challenging and hectic. IIM Ahmedabad would teach you time management skills like no one else. The academic is demanding and rigorous with classes, assignments, projects, discussions, presentations and everything else. A normal day in the life of an MBA student starts a few minutes before the first class which is at 8: 45 am. The classes are of 75 minutes each and go on till 1:10 pm. Each class would require you to come prepared with readings and cases as IIM pedagogy puts heavy emphasis on class participation. The most dreaded part of the day is after classes while eating lunch in the mess. You would constantly be looking at your phone wishing you receive no mail from the PGP Office. Three or four times a week there will be a surprise quiz which you will get notified at 1:45 pm. If there is one, then you do not even have an hour to prepare for it because the quiz would be at 2:30. After you are back from the quiz, you will have to start prepping for the next day. If there is no quiz then you can get a few hours of sleep before your day actually begins. Now, you will not only have readings but also submissions for each class the next day. While you are doing this, you also need to work on your CVs, and attend company presentations, guest lectures and seminars. The tasks won’t end here, you will also have to work for your committees, clubs or any other responsibilities that you might have. The first part of the first year is the tensest period with committee selection, summer internship preparation, CV submission, Profile building, and not to mention academics. The competition is very high and hence to perform well in your academics and overall college life you will always have to be on your toes. The second year is comparatively more relaxed than the first year. The classes would take place according to your choice of electives and there won’t be many committee as juniors would take over. You will get more time to focus on your academics and make memories.

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There are numerous clubs and committees to organize events to make life here thriving like, like Abacus, Beta, Chaos, cultural and Social Affair Committee, Eloquence, Finesse, and many more.  So do not think that your life would be boring and dull. Everyday is a unique experience at IIM Ahmedabad. The clubs organize industrial visits and casual trips. The institute has a stargazing club called Stargazers to encourage the space enthusiasts of the institute. The students also plan small trips in their groups to nearby places; a few of them are Udaipur and Mount Abu. The students here come from a variety of backgrounds and the crowd on the campus is very diverse. There are numerous celebrations of festivals and activities to help students know about each other’s culture and interests. There is a total of 13 outlets in IIM Ahmedabad like KMLDC café, Nescafe, student mess, Falafal, Amul Stall, Café TANSTAAFL, Tapri,  Radhika’s, SAB café, etc. The mess facility on the campus comprises all types of Indian Cuisines to relieve the hectic life at IIM Ahmedabad.

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All in all, these two years would fly by so fast, you will not realize it. Your two years in IIM Ahmedabad would be unforgettable and you would have built long-lasting friendships.

IIM Ahmedabad Campus

IIM Ahmedabad Campus

Programmes Offered in IIM Ahmedabad

There are many programmes offered at IIM Ahmedabad from post-graduate programmes to doctoral programmes. Its flagship programme is their PGP MBA programme however the details of other programmes are listed down in the table below.

IIM Ahmedabad CAT Cutoffs

IIM A Cutoff for General

IIM A Cutoff for EWS

IIM A Cutoff for OBC

IIM A Cutoff for SC

IIM A Cutoff for ST

IIM A Cutoff for PwD

Key Placement Highlights over the recent years

The Final Placement 2022 had 190 firms participating in the final placement process. Boston Consulting Group and Accenture made the most offers followed by Bain & Company. Coming to the Investment Banks, Goldman Sachs, and Bank of America made the most offers. Private Equity, Venture Capital and Asset Management Cohort witnessed a close to 42% increase in the number of net offers compared to the previous year. TAS, HUL, Mondelez and Emaar made the highest consumer goods and general management offers. Some of the top recruiters were Accenture Strategy, Arthur D. Little, Bain & Co., Boston Consulting Group, Kearney, KPMG, McKinsey & Company, Monitor Deloitte, Oliver Wyman, Praxis, ARGA Investment, Avendus, Sanford C. Bernstein, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Asian Paints, Dabur, RUL, ITC, Colgate Palmolive, Nestle, P&G, Reckitt, Samsung Electronics, Kimberly-Clark, and Wipro Consumer Care among others.

Summer Internship

Summer Internship is compulsory for MBA students after the completion of the first year. The Summer Internship process in 2022 saw the participation of 132 firms for 219 different roles.  Some of the top recruiters in the management consulting domain were Alvarez & Marsal, Arthur D. Little, Synergy Consulting, Auctus Advisors, Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, GEP Consulting, Kearney, KPMG, McKinsey & Company, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and others.  The conglomerates cohort saw participation from Adani, Aditya Birla Group, Bajaj Group, JSW, Mahindra Group, RPG Group and Tata Administrative Services, among others. Retail B2B & B2C cohort consisted of firms like Amazon, Udaan, eShakti, Flipkart, and Purplle.

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Top Alumni from IIM Ahmedabad

  1. Ashneer Grover

Designation: Founder – BharatPe

Net Worth: Rs. 790 Crore (Estimated)

Year of Graduation: 2006

Accomplishments: He was the Managing Director at BharatPe. He has worked at Grofers as the Chief Financial Officer and he was also one of the “Sharks” in Shark Tank India.

2. Raghuram Rajan

Designation: Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth

Net Worth: Rs. 400 Crores

Year of Graduation: 1987

Accomplishments: He was the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and was also the Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund.

3. Harsha Bhogle

Designation: Independent Sports Professional

Net Worth: Rs. 200 Crore

Year of Graduation: 1985

Accomplishments: He is a dynamic presenter and an internationally acclaimed cricket expert. He is also called “The Voice of Indian Cricket” for his insightful cricket analysis and compelling personality.

4. Deep Kalra

Designation: Owner, MakeMyTrip

Net Worth: $136 Million

Year of Graduation: 1992

Accomplishments: He is a Charter Member of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) and serves on the Board of TiE, New Delhi. Deep is also a member of CII’s Tourism sub-committee and a regular speaker at numerous internet and travel conferences across the world. He currently serves as an independent Director for, a leading B2B website.

5. Samir Barua

Designation: Former Director and Professor at IIM Ahmedabad

Year of Graduation: 1980

Accomplishments: He earlier worked as an Industrial Engineer at Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Limited. He has also published several books such as The Great Indian Scam: story of the missing Rs 4000 crore, Portfolio Management etc.

How can iQuanta help you get into IIM Ahmedabad?

India’s leading e-learning platform, iQuanta also has one of India’s largest student communities with more than three lakh aspirants. With student-focused initiatives, iQuanta aims to provide an enhanced learning experience and solutions to the challenges an aspirant might face.

The 24/7 Doubt Clearing mechanism ensures that any query raised by an aspirant will be solved within 15 minutes. iQuanta strives to maintain content relevancy. It has been noted that the actual CATs and other OMETs were similar to what was taught in the class. Keeping in mind the challenges caused by short attention spans, iQuanta conducts a mix of both Live Interaction Classes and Application Classes.

Despite being an e-learning platform, peer-to-peer learning is highly encouraged by iQuanta through their Facebook groups. Here, students prepare for one of the toughest exams in the country together as a community, sharing preparation tips and solving each other’s doubts.

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