IIM Ahmedabad Likely to Raise Management Seats to 1,200

Hina Yadav updated on : 24 Jan 2017

If you are planning to get admission in IIM Ahmedabad, then the latest piece of news will surely bring a smile to your face.

IIM Ahmedabad raises management seats

Attention Please! All those who are seeking admission in management programmes offered at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), will now have a good chance of selection as IIM-A is planning to increase the number of seats from 860 to at least 1,200.

This step will largely help candidates who miss the chance of admission in the top b-schools by minor score difference. IIM-A would increase seats in its coveted two-year course, the post-graduate programme (PGP) in management, according to a proposal submitted to the government last year.

In addition to this, 400 seats are expected to be increased in the post-graduate programme for executives (PGPEX), fellow programmes and other similar courses, sources informed. Notably, in September, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar announced that IIMs would double the number of students, as he also talked about improving hostel facilities, hiring new faculty, and more research.

Unfortunately, this amendment would take five years after being cleared by the government. At present, IIM-A has total 1,100 students.
India has 20 IIMs, which are autonomous but depend on government aid. Some of the IIMs that came up in recent years such as the ones in Amritsar and Ranchi are struggling to get faculty.

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