Nurturing Institutional Excellence: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Conceptualized by visionaries like Vikram Sarabhai, Kasturbhai Lalbhai and Ravi J. Matthai, and nurtured by its various Directors, faculty members, staff members, Boards of Governors and other stakeholders, the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) is today regarded as an institution of excellence. As the institute enters the fiftieth year of its existence, individuals who have been closely connected with it over the last two decades, examine what has made IIMA stand out as a mission-driven institution. They describe the institutional processes, the values, the culture of self-regulation and high accountability to oneself, the leadership, and the dynamics of working in decentralized teams, which have underpinned the making of this institution.

This book offers all those interested in developing institutions insights into institution building processes and an idea of the thinking that goes on behind the scenes in a premier management school.





Reflections on Processes at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

  • IIMA at 50: In Retrospect
  • Institution Building at IIMA
  • IIMA’s Quest for Excellence
  • My Days as Chairman of IIMA
  • Issues of Governance
  • Formulation and Implementation of a Development Strategy at IIMA: My Experiences as a Director
  • Demonstrating Institutional Resilience: The “CAT 2003 Episode’
  • My 360 Degree Learning on Institution Building at IIMA
  • Personal Reflections on Institution Building at IIMA
  • Institutionality of IIMA: Retrospect and Prospect
  • My Journey at IIMA: An institution Building Perspective
  • Reflections on IIMA Culture: A Personal Perspective
  • The Impact of Administrative Actions on the IIMA Culture
  • IIMA as I Have Experienced It

Contributing to Leadership in Management Education

  • Institution Building: The IIMK Experience
  • Institution Building at IIMK: Key Aspects, Experiences, and Reflections
  • Behind the Red Bricks: Underpinnings of an Academic Culture
  • Reflections on the Evolution of IIMA as an Institution
  • Sojourn in Vogonia: Seeding Ideas, Planting Processes, Designing Bridges


Excellence in Teaching Programmes

  • Policy Alternatives for the Fellow Programme in Management
  • The Postgraduate Programme: An Introspective Commentary
  • Postgraduate Programme in Agri-Business Management (PGP – ABM): The Origin, Design and Evolution
  • Joy in Creation: The PGPX
  • IIMA: The Management Development Programmes
  • IIMA and its Faculty Development Mission
  • The emergence of Evaluation – Based Training Programmes

Centers as Institutional Innovations

  • The Centre for Management in Agriculture as an Institutional Innovation within an Institution
  • Strengthening Health Sector Governance and Management: The Centre for Management of Health Services
  • The Centre for Innovation, Incubation ad Entrepreneurship: An Ongoing Experiment at IIMA

Support Activities

  • The Institution as a Brand: the Role of Placements
  • Vikram Sarabhai Library: Connecting to the Information World
  • The conception of the Computerized Common Admission test

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