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A 5000-year old civilization steeped in history; rich in discoveries, invention, science.

A nation of people whose daily lives are inspired by epic sagas of morality, valour and character.

An intellectual melting pot of the fittest minds across a multitude of castes, creeds, states, dialects, religions and
ideologies.

Small wonder then that some of the most paradigm-breaking theories, impacting of ideas and enduring of sciences come
from this land.

Or that one of the world's oldest civilizations is also the fastest growing economy of our times.

With every successive invasion, India has grown stronger and more resilient, enriched by the silt of confluence. With the
Persians came the tempering philosophy of Zarathushtra. With the visits of intrepid travelers like Marco Polo on his spice
trail, came the chronicling of a country's almanac of success. With the Dutch, French and Portuguese, came a world view.
With the Moghuls came splendid architecture, delectable cuisine and glory. With the British came the unifying tongue of
English.

What began in the Indus Valley is today a burgeoning knowledge economy, filled with opportunity and promise. All it
takes is for you to know that you are and always will be, a student for life. And the teacher will appear.
India has a rich heritage of learning and education right from antiquity. Ancient India, a
land of sages, seers, scholars and scientists was the birthplace of knowledge; including
mathematics, astronomy, science, medicine and several other disciplines. In fact, it was
the only country in early times, where knowledge was systematized and provision made
for its imparting at the highest level. The world's first university was established at
Takshila in 700 BC. Built in 4th century BC, the University of Nalanda, which once
housed over nine million books, attracted students from all over the world; including
Tibet, China, Central Asia and Korea.

Ayurveda, the earliest school of medicine known to man, owes its origins to ancient
India. The Vedas, orally composed in Vedic Sanskrit, are the oldest surviving texts of the
Vedic civilization. The word 'Veda' means 'knowledge' and is derived from the root 'Vid'
which stands for 'know.' Sanskrit, the thousand-year old Indian language is the most
suitable for computer software, a fact that the Forbes magazine has reiterated.
IIMA
A learner’s paradise

Conceived not only as a business school but also as Since its inception, IIMA has produced several
an institute of management, the Indian Institute of leader managers who, with their dreams, aspirations
Management, Ahmedabad builds on over Forty and vision, have shaped the global economy, and
Five years of excellence and leadership in driven the growth of the organizations they served.
management education. Rated as India's best b-school, IIMA continues to be
ranked as one of the finest institutions in the world;
IIMA strives to maximize learning effectiveness by having an academic rigour that matches the top
constantly updating the course content, revising league.
course design and experimenting with innovative
pedagogy for more interactive learning. With more than 90 full-time, dedicated professors -
all teachers, mentors, researchers and consultants of
The institute is the pioneer of the case study extraordinary calibre, an exceptional student-
approach to management education in India, the faculty ratio and a 100-acre world-class campus
result of its early collaboration with Harvard. A conducive to continuous learning, IIMA is truly a
student-centred methodology entails working in learner's paradise.
groups and encourages intense participation, as
students learn to present their perspectives, defend
their stand and think through management
problems.
The art of navigation was born on the river Sindh, over 5,000 years ago. The very word
'navigation' itself is derived from the Sanskrit word, 'navgatih'. USA-based IEEE has
proved what has been a century-old suspicion amongst academics - that the pioneer of
wireless communication was a Professor Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi. According to
the Gemological Institute of America, until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds
to the world. Distillation of perfumes, making of dyes, extraction of sugar, weaving of
cotton cloth, smelting of metals, ship building, the concept of alchemy, the principle of
magnetism used in a Mariner's Compass and the first dam and reservoir were are all part
of India's pursuit of knowledge, centuries ago.
PGPX
The knowledge leverage
set. With general management orientation and emphasis
on international exposure and global business skills, the
residential programme is ideal for mid-level managers;
making students learners for life. As individuals who see
the world as a marketplace, every challenge as an
opportunity and every road-block as a chance to be change
agents. From this self-inspired thinking comes the natural
fallout - a supremely positive attitude and an increased
ability to take life by the horns.
With its refreshingly new learning pattern, PGPX aims to
be the knowledge fountainhead of tomorrow's
management leadership. A classic demonstration of
IIMA's commitment to excellence.
Executives and managers of today, across industries,
organizations and sectors need to embrace change, move
with the times and broaden their perspective. Among the
several challenges they face, the most critical is
awakening to the fact that learning is an ongoing process.

The One Year Post-Graduate Programme in


Management for Executives (PGPX) has been
conceived to sharpen the skills of bright and aspiring men
and women and to help them evolve as management
leaders and change agents in the global arena.

PGPX is a get-ready-for-top-management programme in


which only the sharpest minds make it to the consideration
India invented the number system. Aryabhatta gave to the world the concept of zero and

its far-reaching impact. The place value system and decimal systems were developed in

India, as early as 100 BC. The value of 'pi' was first calculated by Budhayana, who

explained what is now known as the Pythagorean Theorem. In 1999, British scholars

officially endorsed that Budhayana's works date to the 6th century, which is much earlier

than that of most European mathematicians. Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus came

from India and quadratic equations were created by Sridharacharya in the 11th century.
PGPX
Programmed for future
Specifically designed for graduates who have put in International Immersion
valuable work experience after their degree, PGPX is This globally networked segment of 90 sessions provides
tailored to take cognizance of every student's real-life a more universal exposure to students, offering a view to
knowledge of the work place. This programme follows a leadership excellence beyond physical boundaries. It
six-step course structure, illustrative of how serious IIMA enables executives to work effectively in an environment
is about encouraging top-rung thinking. different from their home culture.

Induction Electives
Spread over three and a half days, it gives the students a The segment, spread over 140 sessions, allows students
chance to get familiar with the infrastructure, co- the freedom of electives in areas of passion and
curricular and extra-curricular activities, while tuning into proficiency, making every student's experience unique
the programme content and the IIMA method of learning. and customized to his or her chosen growth path. It is also
an opportunity to explore new areas of learning and a
Building Blocks chance to reflect on and leverage past experience.
The core segment of 19 courses, spread over 260 sessions,
gives the students a rigorous grounding in the Capstone
fundamentals of management. It crystallizes and A finale as an encapsulation of the learning experience, the
enhances their basic conceptual and analytical 30-session segment provides an opportunity to integrate
knowledge, pre-disposing them for managerial learning from the entire programme, reflect on one's own
effectiveness. experience as executives and understand what it means to
work in large multidisciplinary teams against tough
Preparing for Top Management deadlines.
This segment of 11 courses spread over 145 sessions
further develops students' skills, enabling them to better
understand and envision the dynamics within complex
management problems. It also prepares them for visionary
leadership, being change agents and playing a role at the
top.
Ancient India's contributions to astronomy are well known and well documented. The

earliest references are found in the Rig Vedas, which date back to 2000 BC. During the

next 2500 years, by 500 AD, ancient Indian astronomy emerged as an important part of

Indian studies and in the casting of horoscopes. The theory of gravitation, calculation of

occurrences of eclipses, determination of the earth's circumference and number of

planets in the solar system, as well as proof that the sun is a star are just some of India's

firsts in the field.


PGPX
The international edge
Recognizing the imperatives of globalization, PGPX has a
well-designed, constantly-reviewed curriculum that
equips leader managers with the skills and competencies
to succeed in the global marketplace. Skewed towards
decision-making and honing of skills for success in the
global arena, the PGPX experience includes participants
with international exposure, globally focused case
studies, international faculty and the international
immersion segment.

International Immersion is a learning segment which is


globally-networked, geographically-boundless and
universally-grounded. Participants spend five intensive
weeks in international location. The segment has two
components, a course and a project. The course equips
students to understand macro-level dynamics and
unfamiliar environments.

Partner Schools
l University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
l Columbia Business School, New York, USA
l Boston University, Boston, USA
l Warwick Business School, Warwick, UK
l Frankfurt School of Finance & Management,
Frankfurt, Germany
l Amsterdam Business School, Amsterdam, Netherlands
l Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
l University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
l Gordon Institute of Business Science, Johannesburg,
South Africa

The international project may be handled individually or


by groups, each with two to three participants. The groups
will be balanced to reflect diverse skill sets and
experiences to maximize effectiveness of project. The
project will be a 'consulting' type assignment, executed by
participants with a faculty as guide. We believe that it is a
combination of course work and project that enhances
value to participants and to the firms that participants
intern with.
Gravitation was known to the Hindus before the birth of Newton. The system of blood

circulation was discovered by them centuries before Harvey. The Vedas contain not only

religious ideas for a perfect life, but also facts which science has proven true. The

science and technology of electricity, sound, radium, electronics, airships were all

known to seers of ancient India. The concept of the atom was established among Indian

philosophers as early as 3000 BC. These scholars had classified all matter under five

basic elements - prithvi (earth), agni (fire), vayu (air), jal (water) and akash (space).
FACULTY & RESEARCH
Enablers par excellence
IIMA believes that research is the resilient key to break
new frontiers of knowledge. Underlying this focus is the
philosophy of creativity which enables creation of new
knowledge, crystallization of relevant theoretical
frameworks and application of the research to
organizations, sectors and industries both, nationally and
globally. Little wonder then that more than one-third of the
total management research in India comes out of IIMA.

Such interdisciplinary research by the faculty feeds


directly into the prevalent learning environment. The
institute has the largest repertoire of case studies in the
country, many of them internationally focused. In the last
IIMA is privileged to host faculty who have distinguished four decades, IIMA has generated research output of about
themselves as teachers, entrepreneurs, policy makers, 950 books and monographs, over 3,600 scholarly articles,
researchers, theoreticians and consultants of more than 4,600 cases and in excess of 2,100 working
extraordinary calibre. papers.

Their multidisciplinary exposure, passion for research With such an exhaustive knowledge bank of ideas,
and extensive linkages with the industry, combine into information and insight, ready and waiting to be tapped
high standards of teaching and mentoring; which into, one can only imagine the advantage accrued by
translates into relevant and updated course content and students.
virtually brings the practicing industry into the classroom.

PGPX Pioneers
In the area of recreation and sports, ancient India was known for its innovation. Games

like, chess, snakes & ladders, cards, polo and the martial arts of Judo and Karate

originated in India. What is known as and has evolved into chess today, was actually a

game called Chaturanga - meaning four bodied - that was created in ancient India. This

was the ancestor of Shatranj, which was the form that brought chess to medieval

Europe. Kalaripayattu, a series of intricate movements that train the body and mind, is

one of the oldest forms of martial arts that originated in Kerala - a state in southern India.

Surprisingly, even the popular game of cards originated in ancient India and was known

as Krida-patram. These and the other sports of recent times like polo, aimed to keep

mind and body honed to a high level of fitness.


CAMPUS & INFRASTRUCTURE
Simply world-class
IIMA's 100-acre campus, at par with the finest in the
world, along with a visually stunning structure designed
by Louis Kahn, are conducive to continuous learning.
Situated in the bustling city of Ahmedabad, IIMA is an
oasis of unhurried, relaxed absorption and yet zealous
academic persuasion. The infrastructure includes an
academic complex of amphitheatre classrooms and
seminar rooms, a state-of-art international convention
centre, auditorium, library, computer centre, faculty &
administrative offices, sports complex and student
dormitories. All classrooms are equipped with the latest
presentation and teaching aids. Excellent sports and
fitness facilities on campus ensure that students can
remain fit to take on the strenuous academic challenges.
With more than 169,000 books, over 43,000 bound
volumes of periodicals, over 500 subscribed journals,
Students' rooms are fully furnished and equipped with a
more than 1500 educational CDs and over 2,000 working
PC, telephone connection and 24/7 Internet connectivity.
papers and dissertations; and more than 40 electronic
Each block has a pantry, washing machine, oven, stove
databases, the library is an invaluable resource that is also
and assorted conveniences that students are likely to need
available on the institute's intranet.
for a comfortable stay. For married participants, separate
accommodation is available on campus. A state-of-art
A visual delight and an exquisite synergy of form, space
computer network with over 800 nodes connects every
and function, the campus is a world-class facilitator,
corner of the institute. High-speed servers running on a
equipped to make every batch of students ready for what
variety of platforms to suit all kinds of requirements
the future holds.
support the entire network.
India never invaded any country in her last 1000 years of history. According to Hu Shih,

former Ambassador of China to USA, “India conquered and dominated China culturally

for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.” It is

from India that concepts of yoga, meditation, renunciation, ahimsa and religious

tolerance have originated. Martin Luther King Junior has described the land of Buddha

in a few apt words… “India is a tremendous force for peace and non violence, at home

and abroad. It is a land where the idealist and the intellectual are yet respected. The spirit

of Gandhi is very much alive in India. The land of yoga, meditation and nirvana, India

has been the nurturing ground for several cultures, religions and philosophies.”
PLACEMENTS
A new beginning
PGPX is a programme that makes sure that the one year on Placements may sound like a grand finale; however for the leader
campus not only boosts development but also enhances career managers emerging out of IIMA PGPX, it's a whole new
graphs. beginning,
It is not a course on par with anything but itself. It has been created Average Salary PGPX - III (2008-09) & PGPX - IV (2009-10)
to be a yardstick and not a mere comparison. Its unique design and
Key Facts 2008-09 2009-10
uncompromising stance of residential attendance is proof that
Average Domestic Salary INR 2,016,000 INR 2,610,000
nothing will come in the way of fostering excellence and setting a Average International Salary USD 122,000 -
new high for the world to follow. Only leaders pass out from the Number of Domestic Placements 63 64
campus. Number of International Placements 2 -
IIMA has always enjoyed special preference of recruiters on Did not seek placements 3 6
account of its sustained and excellent performance. It remains the In Entrepreneurial ventures 4 8
'Institute of Choice' for many international and Indian companies, In process (as on 30th Jun) 5 2
who keep coming back year after year, scouting for exceptional Total 77 80
management talent.
Break-up by Industry
Students have joined in senior roles such as GM, VP, AVP and Sector 2008-09 2009-10
Functional Heads. Several growing SMEs have benefited this Conglomerates 13% 3%
year by picking up PGPX graduates for executives roles of COO, Financial Services 7% 8%
CEO, Head of IT and VP positions in Sales, Operations and Infrastructure 11% 5%
Strategy, Consultant, Delivery Manager, Director, Exec Director, IT & ITES 29% 58%
Manager, Practice Partner, Product Manager, Sr Consultant, Sr Management Consulting 20% 19%
Manager, Sr Product Manager, Sr Project Mgr, Sr VP, Vertical Manufacturing - 5%
Manager. Media 5% 1%
Some of the blue chip names include: Accenture Consulting, Pharma 0% 1%
Aditya Birla Group, Amazon, Arcelor Mittal, Bharti Group, Healthcare 4% -
Citibank NA, Cognizant, Deutsche Bank, Dell, Edelweiss Telecom / Hi Tech 11% -
Capital, Ericsson, Fortis, Genpact International LLC, Google, Functional Break-up
IBM, Infosys Technologies, ITC Infotech, Kotak PE, Mckinsey & Function 2008-09 2009-10
Company, Microsoft Consulting, Morgan Stanley, Olam Business Development 22% 13%
International Limited, Pricewaterhousecoopers, Reliance Consulting 24% 19%
Group, Siemens, Info. Sys., Tata Group, Aricent, Axis Bankbennet Finance - 3%
coleman, Electrotherm, Goldman Sachs, HCL, Hero Honda, H, General Management 29% 9%
IFMR, IFS, Infosys BPO, IRS, Mahindra & Mahindra, Marg, Operations 11% 14%
NISG, Opussoft, Polaris,RPG, Satyam, SREI, TechM, Product Management - 5%
Project Management 5% 25%
Technopak, Tesco, USV Pharma, VBHDC,Wipro, Zensar, etc. Sales - 9%
Strategy & Planning 7% 3%
Human Resource 2% -
Over decades and centuries, India has evolved, but what has not changed is its pursuit of
knowledge and its passion to share it. The principles of harmony and co-existence have
manifested into its unique “unity in diversity” culture; along with its throbbing
democracy, free press, active judiciary and comprehensive education system.

Today, India, the fourth largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity, is also the
fastest-growing economy in the world. Equipped with the second largest talent pool of
technically qualified, English speaking manpower, India has a distinct cutting edge in
IT, Biotechnology, Business Process Outsourcing, Gems & Jewelry, Knowledge
Process Outsourcing, Medical Tourism etc. Modern India continues to thrive on its rich
heritage of learning and is surging forward as the next global powerhouse.

Indian companies are repeatedly proving themselves to be world-class by moving up the


value chain in IT-enabled services. Excellence in the service and manufacturing sectors
gives a further advantage and places the country firmly in every global organization's
business plan. From automobiles to atomic energy, steel to space technology, banking to
business processes, textile to telecom and insurance to infrastructure, the writing is on
the wall. Things have come full circle. The tiger has been uncaged.
ADMISSIONS
The first steps
Admission Criteria Fees
The rigorous admission process to choose the sharpest For single accommodation : The fee for PGPX-VI (2011-
minds in the fray for the PGPX-VI (2011-12) includes: 2012) is INR 19,35,000. This includes, for every student,
l GMAT (scores taken between April 1, 2007 and tuition, books & course material, library, computing and
August 10, 2010) Please visit www.mba.com network charges, placement, alumni, international
l Leadership profiling immersion, stay and food charges for the period of stay on the
l Interviews campus. The food includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. In
addition, expenses related to electricity (approximately INR
Candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent to 15,000) would be on actuals.
be considered for admission. They must be 27 years or more
by the start of the programme (born on or before March 31, For married students housing (MSH) : Students staying in
1984). Married Students' Housing would have to pay INR
A high intellectual calibre and an entrepreneurial spirit are 19,35,000. This includes, for every student, tuition, books &
imperative. Candidates with a wide range of managerial and course material, library, computing and network charges,
cultural exposure are especially welcome. The batch aims to placement, alumni, international immersion and stay on the
have an exciting mix of international and Indian participants. campus. The charges related to maintenance of equipments
provided in MSH such as TV, air conditioner etc., and charges
Dates for cooking gas and drinking water would be borne by the
The application form is available online on the institute
students. In addition, expenses related to electricity
website (www.iimahd.ernet.in).
(approximately INR 15,000) would be on actuals.
The deadline for submitting applications is August 10, 2010.
The admission process will be completed and applicants The Institute helps to facilitate bank loans if required. (Please
informed by October 31, 2010. The programme begins on refer FAQs in the PGPX section of the website.) Candidates
April 11, 2011. Selected candidates will thus get about five may be sponsored by their firm or may come on their own.
months between the confirmation of admission and the The latter can join the placement process by multinational
joining date. and Indian companies during January-March 2012.
What the PGPX students have to say
“The faculty, students and curriculum of PGPX have challenged my thinking and learnings of over a decade. The programme
has been very meticulously designed to prepare the students for strategic roles. The learnings cut across courses and build upon
our experiences. The faculty’s emphasis on self reflection pertaining to class learnings ensures we go back and think about the
day’s proceedings and retain the knowledge longer!”
- Sanjeev Bhalla, PGPX IV (2009-10)

“PGPX course was a great choice for me and I value the experience as one of greatest learning experiences of my life-learning
on management, India and life. On management, the level of learning certainly exceeded my expectations and I was able to
learn about India from my batchmates, faculty and time spent in the country. India probably has more to teach about life than
any other country or culture that I know. Without having done PGPX, I may not have had the confidence or skills to take on this
role. I wish the programme a bright future and hope that it can help IIMA climb into the top rankings of international business
schools.”
- James Beeson, PGPX I (2006-07)

“As an international student, I found PGPX beneficial in multiple folds. With the desire to experience the state of the emerging
markets from the ground, I could not think of a better place to join other than IIMA.’’
- Sanjay Poudyal, PGPX III (2008-09)

“Even more than the high quality teaching, excellent learning from classmates and academic rigour, my takeaway from PGPX
has been the ability to move from tactical execution to a strategic approach to issues.”
- Senthil Govindan, PGPX III (2008-09)

“The IIMA PGPX programme is continuing to deliver on its promise of a high on class diversity, high quality and high-intensity
executive programme that attracts successful mid-career professionals. Along with the integrated business and management
perspective it is helping us build, it is also providing us the exciting and fulfilling opportunity to form life-long and mutually
value-adding bond with a wide network of peers and institute alumni.”
- Parag Prasad, PGPX IV (2009-10)

"PGPX has provided me with an unique opportunity to build on my experiences as a management consultant in the US and
improve my understanding of business dynamics in emerging economies like India. I am confident that this experience will
allow me to deliver high value solutions to client CXOs and accelerate my growth towards a leadership role in the management
consulting industry."
- Budhaditya Gupta, PGPX III (2008-09)

“In just 4 months, we completed 20 courses that form the Building Blocks of IIMA's famed management program. The rigour
involved cracking 15-20 cases/course, submitting 4-5 graded reports, making class presentations for the rest, getting surprised
by quizzes that not only tested but also shook up our basics, doing research projects, solving grueling end term exams. But the
real fun was still finding time to write blogs; play cricket/soccer/TT/chess; enjoy movies/music/TV; read books; compete in T-
nite events like dance/CAT walk, PGPX has definitely doubled my productivity and over here, we call it the X-effect.”
- Biju Nair, PGPX II (2007-08)

PGPX 2010-11: Beyond boundaries


• Batch size: 86
• Average GMAT:.712
• Average age: 34 years
• Average work experience: 10 years 4 months
• Average international work experience: 4 years 4 months
SCHEDULE FOR PGPX 2011-12
A year full of rigour
Each day at PGPX brims with group projects, role- learning helps students value multiple perspectives and
playing, simulation games, lecture-cum-discussions, enables one to look at the bigger picture.
presentations, rigorous case analysis, and intense
participation. The learning starts from early morning and A year at PGPX is enough to create a profound shift in
continues beyond the classroom into the wee hours of the viewpoints, perspectives and instincts, leaving
night. participants raring to go change their world.

The case method continues to be the primary tool for


learning. This process of interactive and participative

PGPX 2011-12 SCHEDULE


TERM I TERM II TERM III TERM IV TERM V
Dates Apr 11 - Jun 27 - Sept 1 - Nov 16 - Dec 26, 2011-
Jun 24, 2011 Aug 26, 2011 Nov 14, 2011 Dec 22, 2011 Mar 19, 2012
Segment Induction Building Building International International
Blocks Blocks Immersion Immersion

Building Preparing Preparing Preparing


Blocks for Top for Top for Top
Management Management Management
Electives Electives
Capstone
Duration Ten weeks Ten weeks Ten weeks Five weeks Thirteen weeks
PGPX COURSES
Total number of credit based in-residence sessions of the programme is 590. The contact hours are 832. The equivalent credit
based external sessions of 'International Immersion' segment is 75.

'Building Blocks' segment 'Preparing for Top Management' segment


(260 sessions) (145 sessions)
Term I Term II
Assessing and Creating Customer Value Role of a General Manager
Analysis of Data
Designing Operations to Meet Demand Term III
Financial Reporting and Analysis International Business
Firms and Markets International Economic and Political Environment
Management Communication Leadership: Meshing Theory and Practice
Modelling for Decisions Management Control Systems
Organization Behaviour Mergers and Acquisitions
Strategic Cost Management
Strategic Human Resource Management I Term V
Building and Managing Corporate Reputation
Term II Corporate Governance
Corporate Finance Leadership Values and Ethics
Competitive Strategy Quality Management
Delivering and Managing Customer Value Tracking Organization Performance
Financial Markets
Management Communication
Open Economy Macroeconomics
Setting and Delivering Service Levels
Strategic Human Resource Management II

Term III
Strategies for Corporate Growth

'Electives' segment (140 sessions)


Terms III and V
Electives depend on student’s interest and faculty supply. Electives address contemporary themes like international
management, creativity, design and innovation, small and medium enterprises, supply chain management, finance,
marketing, infrastructure, etc. Electives typically are of 10, 15 or 20 sessions.

As part of the 'electives' segment, all students do an Individual Research Project, equivalent to 30 sessions. The
project is executed by PGPX participants with a faculty guide. The result is a high quality written output, which
could be any of
(i) A case, with analysis
(ii) An industry note
(iii) A paper on "Bridging the Divide" (focusing on a socio economic divide affecting the world)
(iv) A business plan for an entrepreneur

'International Immersion' segment (90 sessions)


Term IV
International Study
Term V
Debriefing Workshop
'Capstone' segment (30 sessions)
Term V
Business Game
Total number of equivalent sessions of the programme is 660. (under review)
AHMEDABAD
The supporting fulcrum
Ahmedabad, the seventh largest city of India, is not just a mega city. It is a melting pot of cultures, values and enterprise;
a place where tradition blends with technology. The vibrant city, with a population of around 5.5 million people, has a
proud history of industry and commerce that makes it a fitting home for an institute of the calibre of IIMA.

Once called the 'Manchester of the East', Ahmedabad is also home to the Gandhi Ashram on the banks of the Sabarmati.
Amongst the many striking things about the city is its architecture known for a fusion of Islamic and Hindu design
principles, its world-class academic and research institutes, its heritage monuments, its fabrics and textiles, its warm and
friendly people and their unforgettable hospitality; above all, its spirit of festivity that continues to dazzle one and all.

Poised as the gateway to India's prosperity, Ahmedabad, the largest city of the state of Gujarat, is well connected by air,
rail and road to all the major cities of India and also offers international connectivity. The city is warm/hot throughout
most of the year, with a mild winter during December and January.

If IIMA PGPX is the knowledge lever, the city of Ahmedabad is the ideal, supporting fulcrum.
Manager PGPX Email: pgpxquery@iimahd.ernet.in

Indian Institute of Management, Web: www.iimahd.ernet.in

Ahmedabad 380015, India

Tel: #91-79-6632 4449

Fax: #91-79-6632 4447