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Institute is exclusively focused on research, education and training, says Dr AJ Thomas, Director AIIM

Institute is exclusively focused on research, education and training, says Dr AJ Thomas, Director AIIM

Edited By aman.vardhan | Updated on Jan 18, 2020 03:16 PM IST | #Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management, Ahmedabad

Management courses have now come on the top of the list of every candidate to seek for studies after their graduation completion in order to seek a better career. Today every single student who is a graduate wants to seek admission for MBA courses particularly the IIMs, XLRI or any other top Bschools in India. However this is not possible that every candidate who is appearing in CAT will be able to fetch admission in them. Apart from the IIMs and other top class b-schools many other institutes are there who offer various management courses and have a good record in terms of both academics and placement. One of the colleges we are talking about is the Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management. While having an interview with the director all the necessary information about the institute like motto(vision and mission), admission process, infrastructure, institute’s collaboration and many other information are discussed. Read the full article to get through all the information.

Institute is exclusively focused on research, education and training, says Dr AJ Thomas, Director AIIM
Institute is exclusively focused on research, education and training, says Dr AJ Thomas, Director AIIM

Careers 360: Tell us something about the institute; when it was set up, vision and mission

Dr AJ Thomas - Adani Group founded Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management (AIIM) in 2009 with a vision to establish an institution of excellence that provides world-class education and training to young professionals to shoulder managerial responsibilities in the infrastructure sector. AIIM is India’s pioneering institute exclusively focused on research, education and training in the field of infrastructure management. It aims to create a pool of nation-builders and future business leaders. We aim to educate and groom students into trained professional managers who wish to take leadership positions in the infrastructure sector, with a unique blend of strong conceptual, analytical, and decision-making abilities.

Careers360: Tell us something about the admission process

Dr AJ Thomas - AIIM seeks bright, capable, motivated students who are ready to take advantage of the abundant opportunities we have to offer. As a highly selective institution, we strive to develop a complete picture of all applicants and what they may bring to the AIIM campus. While an applicant’s academic performance is the factor considered most heavily in the admission process, we also take into consideration their test scores, work experience (if any) and extracurricular activities.

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates must have a valid national-level entrance test-score as per AICTE guidelines (CAT / XAT / CMAT / GMAT preferred). These tests are accepted for both programs: PGDM (IM) and PGDM (Law).

Candidates with CLAT score may apply exclusively to PGDM (Law), subject to approval from AICTE - expected April, 2020. Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% marks (45% for

reserved category candidates) or equivalent qualification CGPA from any recognized university in India and abroad.

Candidates in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply. Candidates with work experience: Though prior work experience (paid and full-time employment after completion of graduation) is not mandatory for a candidate seeking admission to PGDM programs, candidates with relevant work experience may have an upper edge in the selection process.

Selection Process:

(1) The eligible candidates must apply in the prescribed form, available online at the institute official website or offline at institute’s admission office.

(2) Based on the cut-off as decided by the admissions committee, candidates will be

shortlisted for Personal Interview (PI) round.

(3) Selection Matrix: : Selection of students shall be done using the following criteria

along with the weightages indicated below:

Criteria Weightage



Entrance-Test Percentile


Personal Interview Performance


Academic Performance +


Relevant Work Experience


Extra-curricular achievements




+ Academic performance in Standard 10 th , 12 th and at Bachelor’s Degree will be appropriately factored in the selection process

+ For candidates in final year of graduation, grades/marks for all previous semesters/years will be considered for merit calculation

(4) Merit list comprises two categories (Selected & Wait-listed) of the interviewed candidates will be put up on the website on the scheduled date.

(5) Selected Candidates shall be offered Letter of Admission Offer and they should

complete admission formalities within stipulated timeline.

Careers360: What kind of infrastructure can students expect at the institute? Please elaborate

Dr AJ Thomas - The institute is situated in Adani Shantigram, a sprawling 600 acres of fully integrated and largest township of Gujarat on Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway in Ahmedabad. Has a fully air-conditioned and Wi-Fi enabled campus with separate faculty and admin blocks Aesthetically built Ultramodern Lecture Halls with state-of-the-art audio-visual and multimedia gadgets including two-way video conferencing facilities to facilitate convergence of ideas. Library with a good collection of print and electronic books, journals, database, audio-visual materials, case studies, research reports, etc. A fully equipped Auditorium with a capacity of 300 people, to host functions like convocation, conferences, student events and talks. Cafeteria and Dining Hall serve hygienic food from breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner to other refreshments & beverages at affordable rates and state-of-the-art vending machines.

Sports and Recreational Facilities for students including modern all equipped gymnasium and in-door and out-door games facilities where they can play cricket, football, table tennis, volley ball, etc. Amenities\

Careers360: Industry interaction is being stressed by the AICTE as well as companies that recruit. What are the steps being taken by the institute in this direction?

Dr AJ Thomas - The programmes are designed to ensure continuous student-industry interaction. While the students will go for study visit to infrastructure projects at the beginning of their programme, they will have industry interaction throughout their programme in the form of lectures by visiting faculty and guest faculty from industry, seminars, workshops, etc.

Careers360: Internships are now mandatory as per AICTE guidelines. Does the institute help students with this? If yes how?

Dr AJ Thomas - Yes. The students will have to go for summer internship during summer break between the first year and second year. AIIM will provide necessary support to the students in arranging summer internships, like Through Direct Industry connect programmes, through campus recruitment, promoting through placement companies, in group companies

Careers360: Can you please share details if there is any collaboration with universities abroad?

Dr AJ Thomas - International Academic Collaboration with Purdue University, USA.This collaboration primarily focuses on exchange of faculty and research scholar, exchange of students, joint research and exchange of materials in Education and research. The institute is also in process of exploring collaborative engagement and

partnership with Universities and Institutions of Global Prominence. Entrepreneurship Education Partnership with Wadhwani Foundation, USA (National Entrepreneurship Network) To strengthen entrepreneurship education on campus through deployment of systematic approach to optimizing and increasing the impact of teachers and training programs on entrepreneurship education. Provide students with the opportunity to become entrepreneurially skilled and inspired to the entrepreneurs. Enable aspiring graduating students who start meaningful ventures by connecting them to mentoring platform and related entrepreneur support systems.


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AIIMS or All India Institute of Medical Sciences are medical colleges in India that provide top quality medical education to students. They are the dream of every medical aspirant.

Currently there are a total of 13 AIIMS in India and admission to them is based on merit In the NEET examination.

Here is a list of All AIIMS in India rankwise-

1) AIIMS, Delhi

2) AIIMS, Bhopal

3) AIIMS, Bhubaneshwar

4)AIIMS, Jodhpur

5) AIIMS, Patna

6) AIIMS, Raipur

7) AIIMS, Rishikesh

8) AIIMS, Rai Bareilly

9) AIIMS, Nagpur

Further ranking of AIIMS aren't available as of now.

Thank you.


Getting into AIIMS is quite difficult but still you can try for it and even make it possible with your determination and hard work ,below is the preparation tips along with the books:-

*First of all go through the chapters and as you have less time, focus and stress more on  important and scoring topics or chapters which are listed below subject wise along with their chapter wise weight age based on past year neet papers


  • Optics - 10%

  • Semiconductors- 9%

  • Dual nature of matter ,atoms and nuclei-9%

  • Thermodynamics -9%

  • Electrostatics-9%

  • Current electricity -8%

  • Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current-8%

  • Laws of motion & work power energy:- 7%

  • Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism :- 5 %

  • System of Particles and Rotational Motion :-5%


  • Coordination Compounds- 9%

  • p-Block, d- and f-Block Elements- 9%

  • Thermodynamics- 8%

  • Equilibrium -6%

  • Chemical bonding and molecular structure-5%

  • Solutions- 5%

  • Organic Chemistry: Basic Principles & Techniques- 4%

  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers :-4%

  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids-4%


  • Human physiology:- 20%

  • Genetics and Evolution:-18%

  • Diversity in living organism:- 14%

  • Biology and Human Welfare:-9%

  • Reproduction:- 9%

  • Cell: Structure and Function:- 9 %

  • Plant Physiology:- 6%

  • Ecology and Environment:- 6%

To help you plan your studies ,you can get the chapter wise weightage of all the chapters at

The top books which you can follow for the preparation of your NEET  examination  are provided below:-


  • NCERT Physics textbooks for Class XI and XII

  • Objective Physics for neet By DC Pandey

  • NCERT at your fingertips by mtg for physics


  • NCERT Chemistry textbooks for Class XI and XII

  • Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon

  • MS Chauhan (Organic)


  • NCERT Biology Class XI and Class XII "-

  • NCERT at your fingertips by mtg for biology

  • Trueman's biology for 11th and 12th

For more about books for neet visit :-

*Practice questions:- after finishing each chapter you should practice numericals and mcqs .You should practise at least 80 to100 numericals and mcqs in Each chapter to master concepts so that you can solve numericals and MCQs easily.

* Short breaks :- take short breaks in between your studies, studying continuously can be brain tiring and it becomes difficult to focus and study with concentration, so take breaks to relax and refresh your brain.

* Make short notes:- You should make chapterwise short notes for each chapter and it should contain all the important concepts and formulas. These short notes will be a great revision tool for your examination.

* Set  goals :- set daily goals like I have to cover these many topics today, weekly goals like I have to  cover these chapters this week and  solve their mcqs too by the end of this week and meet them without any fail.

* Follow a routine or timetable :- you can make a routine and religiously follow it and try to give at least 7- 8 hours to study each day in your routine.

-)PHYSICS is the  toughest part for most of the medical aspirants  as it has both numericals and concepts to deal with ,so keep at least 3 hours each day for physics

-)In Chemistry you have to deal with reactions and learn them and solve questions as well, so give at least 2.5 hours to Chemistry

-)In biology you have to read, learn and revise again and again, so keep around 2.5 hours for Biology.

*Revise:-  revise your concepts,  formulas etc at regular intervals . Revision is very important otherwise as you won't be able to recall or remember whatever you have learnt and forget them and you  won't be able to perform well in your examination.

*Solve previous year NEET question  :- Solving previous year questions will let you know the examination pattern, type of questions asked in the exam and difficulty level of questions, also concepts  of the questions often gets repeated so it will be of great help to you . You can get previous year neet papers at

* Go through NEET mock test papers :-  it will let you know your preparation level .After solving each mock test paper, analyse yourself which will help you to know your weak areas /topics  so that you can work on them and them strong so that you can perform well in your examination.

To prepare well you can go for our neet program at the convenience of your home, the link for the same is provided below :- /

If you have any other doubt then you can always reach us to clear them :) we are always available to help you out and guide you


Hello student,

The cutoff of 2019 for AIIMS DELHI was 90%(2370) for general, 85%(3443) for OBC, 61%(9239) for SC and 50%(11932) ST. But remember the cutoff wont be the same every year it changes depending on the highest mark, number of students attempting the exam and other factors.

For more information regarding the AIIMS DELHI cutoff of 2019 and previous years you can go through this link.

Thank you, Feel free to ask questions any time.

Sakshi, Cut offs change every year depending on various factors such as no.of Candidates appearing for the exam, no.of Candidates qualified, top NEET score and difficulty of the exam. And yes your Category also plays an important role. Because for qualifying in NEET, if you belong to General Category, you need to score atleast 50 percentile of the top NEET score and it is 40 percentile for OBC,SC,ST. Now AIIMS and JIPMER will conduct the admissions through NEET score through All India Counselling and so the cut offs are going to be higher. If you belong to General Category, you will need anything between 625-675 and if you belong to Reserved Categories, you will atleast need 625. As this is the first year that AIIMS and JIPMER will be conducting admissions through NEET score, the cut offs mentioned here might differ either by a small or a larger margin.

Hello there,

So the reserved seats for any MBC category is 20% and the cutoff for 2019 fir this category was around 133-120. Which means the percentile would be in 40th.

Therefore,u might try and score something around the above mentioned marks, however, prepare to the best of your abilities as the cutoff changes every year collectively and hence one cannot totally rely on the previous year's cutoff.

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