Recognising newly independent India’s development needs, a group of ambitious industrialists and radical educators convinced the Planning Commission to approve a new kind of school to train expert managers. It would have a distinct pedagogy, and focus on real-world problems. This was the beginning of the IIMA.
IIMA is more than an institution of higher learning; it is a community where people of diverse cultures and nationalities live, work, and play connected by their similarities and enriched by their differences.
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As a part of its community outreach programme, IIMA alongwith the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has set up a supplementary education/resource centre called Student-Mediated Initiative for Learning to Excel or SMILE for the benefit of underprivileged students living in and around Vastrapur, where the Institute is located.
Prayaas is a social initiative, being run since 2003, through which the IIMA community helps underprivileged children take their first step towards a meaningful education, a joyous childhood and a better future.
Pawsible is a students’ club that works for the interest of animals of IIM Ahmedabad. A quality about the IIMA community that will strike anyone is the love and compassion that the community shares for the animals of IIMA.