Welcome to the Communication Area of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad!

Established in 1999, the Communication Area is one of the youngest at the Institute. Since its inception, the Area has steadily increased its offerings to students and corporates. At present, the Communication Area offers the following courses:


Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)/Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-Business Management (PGP-FABM)


Term I

Written Analysis and Communication

Term II

Workshop on Interviews and Presentations

Term III

Managerial Analysis and Communication


Term IV

Communicating Corporate Reputation

Term V

  1. Difficult Communication
  2. Communication Skills for Team and Leadership Effectiveness
  3. Managerial Communication
  4. Organizational Communication
  5. Persuasive Communication
  6. Strategic Negotiation Skills for Leaders
  7. Intercultural Communication Competence


Term VI

  1. Media and Society: The Economics, Politics, Ethics, and Technologies of Mass Communications
  2. Managerial Communication
  3. Strategic Communication in the Digital Era


  ePost Graduate Programme (ePGP)

  • Managerial Communication I (Core)
  • Managerial Communication II (Core)
  • Intercultural Communication Competence (Elective)
  • Communicating Corporate Reputation (Elective)


Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)

  • Management Communication (Core)
  • The Persuasive Manager (Elective)


 Faculty Development Programme (FDP)/Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

  • Communication for Management Teachers


Armed Forces Programme (AFP)

  • Communication for Managers


Executive Education Programmes

  • Taking People Along
  • The Winning Edge
  • Building Corporate Reputation


Project Courses

  • Corporate Accountability to Internal Stakeholders (2017-18)
  • Corporate Communication Insights from Bhagavad Gita (2018-19)



  1. Prof. Asha Kaul
    • Communicating Corporate Reputation
    • Crisis Communication
    • CSR
    • Social Media
    • Influence
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  1. Prof. Vaibhavi Kulkarni
    • Technology enabled change
    • Health Communication
    • Social Enterprises and startups
    • Gender Issues


  1. Prof. Meenakshi Sharma
    • Intercultural communication
    • Cultural studies
    • Organizational Communication


  1. Prof. Mukul Vasavada
    • Organizational Communication
    • Organizational Culture and Socialization
    • Mentoring and role development processes
    • Communication in Educational Settings


  1. Prof. Vijaya Sherry Chand – link (;


Area Members:

Primary Faculty Members
Prof. Asha Kaul (Office) 91 79 7152 4813 
Prof. Vaibhavi Kulkarni (Office) 91 79 7152 4815 
Prof. Meenakshi Sharma (Chairperson) (Office) 91 79 7152 4816

Secondary Faculty Members
Prof. Vijaya Sherry Chand (Office) 91 79 7152 4863

Adjunct Faculty
Prof. Brij Kothari 

Visiting Faculty

Dr. Satish Duryodhan
Dr. Sunil Unny Guptan
Prof. M.M. Monippally
Prof. Rajeev Sharma 
Mr. Paranjoy Guha Thakurta


Academic Associates:

Sr. NO.





Khushboo Vachhani  (Ms.)



Meha Acharya Sanghvi



Narendra Kumar



Sanvit Shah




Area Secretary:

Ms. Latha Panicker (D) 91 79 7152 7913

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