Information Systems

The Information Systems (IS) was set up to respond to the need for research in computer applications in management. Starting in an environment that was largely unaware of the potential benefits of computerization (in the 1970s); IS has worked at Identifying potential applications for various levels of management; and Planning and implementing these applications.

Over the years, the group has worked with a variety of organizations, including those in government, public and private sectors. While, the group's general focus has always been on management information systems, the specific themes of its work vary depending on the changing scenario in management and information technology. The group has done research in in decision support systems, expert systems, computer aided instruction, management information systems, algorithm design, developmental informatics, software export, design of computer and network configurations, IT policy issues at international, national, state, and corporate levels, distributed computing systems including peer-to-peer systems and ad-hoc networks.

In addition to its research and consulting activities, the group offers courses in all the major programmes of the Institute, including the post graduate, fellow, and faculty development programmes. In FPM, the group is responsible for the information systems stream. Additionally, several management development programmes are offered by the group every year on topics of current interest.

Areas of Work
Decision Support Systems: IS's efforts at building DSS in organizations are a significant component of the nationwide computer aided management programme.

Public Administration: IS promotes the use of computers in public administration to facilitate effective rural development. It has been extensively involved in the district level computerization programme of the government of India.

Education and Training: IS was a pioneer in training information analysts rather than just programmers. This effort is also reflected in the specialization offered in PGP.

Centre for Telecom Policy Studies: The Centre for Telecom Policy Studies (CTPS) has been set up at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad to conduct research to support policy formulation and its implementation in the telecom sector in India. The centre conducts policy studies aimed at critically characterizing and analyzing the structure and the functioning of the telecommunications sector in India.

An eight-member core project team of IIMA faculty, assisted by full-time associates employed by the centre, is working on the project. The project team is inter-disciplinary covering various disciplines such as economics, information technology, operations management, finance, organizational behavior, business policy, and operations research. The Centre has an advisory committee consisting of senior policy and decision-makers from the private sector, the government and academic institutes. The committee reviews and provides overall guidelines for the projects with the objective of making them relevant and useful to the policy making progress in the country.

Centre for Electronic Governance: The Centre for Electronic Governance has been set up at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad (IIMA) with the twin objectives of identifying worthwhile applications and disseminating knowledge and skills for successful implementation of electronic governance applications amongst the bureaucracy and other stake holders. The centre is an example of a successful partnership between an academic Institute and the industry. We seek other partners in moving the "proof of concept applications" developed at the centre into the realm of actual implementation.



The Area offers three compulsory courses in the first year of the Post-Graduate Program.

  1. Managerial Computing
  2. Transforming Business through Information Technology
  3. Internet – Enabled Businesses

In the second year, the Area offers the following elective courses:

  1. Strategic Management of Information Systems
  2. Strategies for Internet Economy
  3. Management of Software Projects and Enterprises
  4. Data Mining and Business Intelligence
  5. Data Visualization for Decision Making
  6. Digital Inclusion for Development
  7. Consulting e-Governance: From Vision to Implementation
  8. Big Data Analytics

The Area offers following elective courses to PGPX.

  1. Strategic Management of Information Systems
  2. Data Visualization for Decision Making
  3. Strategies for Internet Economy

The Area offers following compulsory courses to the first/second year FPM participants:

  1. Data Structures and Programming
  2. Networks and Distributed System
  3. Framework for Information Systems
  4. System Analysis and Design
  5. Database Management Systems
  6. Organizational Impacts of Information Technologies 


The Area offers following elective courses to the second year FPM participants:

  1. Exploratory Data Visualization
  2. Data Mining Algorithms and Applications
  3. Artificial Intelligence
  4. Seminar in Online Text and Analysis

(The above FPM course list is indicative and courses offered may differ.)

Area offers the following core course/s to the FDP participants.

  1. Spreadsheets for Decision-Making

Area offers following core courses to ePGP participants:

  1. Managerial Computing
  2. Transforming Businesses through Information Technology

The Area offers following elective courses to ePGP.

  1. Tapping into Social Media
  2. Structure and Economics of Online Networks
  3. Strategies for the Internet Economy


Area offers following courses to ePGD-ABA participants:

  1. Visualization for Data Exploration
  2. Big Data Management
  3. Machine Learning
  4. Big Data Analytics: Analysis of Text and Social Media Data


Armed Forces Programme
Area offers following course/s to AFP participants:

  1. MIS and Managerial Computing


Executive Education Programme
Area offers following courses in the Executive Education Programme.

  1. Effective Data Visualization for the Data-driven Organization
  2. Digital Transformation
  3. Big Data Analytics

Area Members:

Primary Faculty Members
Prof. Sanjay Verma <>
Prof. Kavitha Rangnathan <>
Prof. Srikumar Krishnamoorthy <> (Chairperson)
Prof. Samrat Gupta <>
Prof. Swanand Deodhar <>
Prof. Adrija Majumdar <>
Prof. Pankaj Setia <>

Secondary Faculty Members
Prof. George Kandathil <>

Academic Associates
Mr. Abdullah Usmani
Ms. Richa Patel
Mr. Rahul Purohit
Ms. Urvi Bhatt
Ms. Agrima Lohia

Area Secretary
Harshadkumar Parmar

FPM students


Contact Details

Area Secretary
Harshadkumar Parmar

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