Prof Ashish Nanda steps down as IIM Ahmedabad Director
Prof Ashish Nanda has stepped down as the Director of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) citing personal reasons. Prof Nanda has announced that he was stepping aside as Director, IIM A, with effect from September 1, 2017. Prof Nanda said, “These past three and a half years, I have woken up every day feeling fortunate to be working for an institution that has contributed tremendously to me. I feel privileged to have followed in the footsteps of people I greatly admire, to have had the opportunity to lead the Institute at a crucial time in its trajectory, and to have contributed to the best of my ability to its continuing success.”
An alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, prior to joining the institute as Director, Prof Nanda was serving as the Robert Braucher Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School. A gold medallist from the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi and IIM A, he secured a master’s degree in economics, as well as a doctorate, from Harvard University. Before joining Harvard Law School in 2007, Nanda was a Harvard Business School faculty member for 13 years.
Prof Ashish Nanda added, “I believe we are at a point when there is alignment among various constituencies of the Institute as to the direction we ought to follow and considerable momentum along the path that we are following. We have a committed and enthusiastic chairman providing vision and guidance, a wise and engaged board, faculty that is productive and energized, staff that is loyal and devoted, brilliant and hard-working students, a diaspora of alumni committed to the Institute’s long term success, governmental support for operating autonomously to achieve our dreams, and industry that respects and values the Institute. This is as good a time as any for leadership transition at the Institute. Thus, I have requested IIMA Chairman Mr. Birla that I step aside from the position of director, and he has graciously acceded to my request.”
Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, IIM A Board of Governors & Society, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group has accepted his resignation.
“I have received your resignation dated 26/4/2017. We have had a conversation about this for the past couple of weeks, and I fully understand your need to be with family and the inconvenience that the separation is causing you. Hence, I accept your resignation, albeit with regret. In the few months that we have worked together, I have seen your unwavering commitment to IIM-A and the passion and zeal with which you have worked for its holistic progress. You have done a wonderful job in the past 3Â½ years that you have been heading the Institute, and I am sure that you will remain engaged with the Institute in the future as well. On behalf of the Board of Governors, and on my own behalf, I would like to express our gratitude for your outstanding contribution to IIM-A,” Birla replied to Prof Nanda.
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Yes you can apply for CAT and get admission in IIM Ahmedabad. IIM Ahmedabad is the top Institute for MBA and it's cutoff is very high every year.
Since you are from bsc which is a non engineering background, extra points are given by the Institute for maintaining academic diversity. This is an advantage for you.
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is IIM Ahmedabad offer integrated program of management
Hello there. Hope you are doing good. I would like to tell you that IIM Ahmedabad does not offer integrated program of management. Among all the IIMs, only IIM Indore offers integrated program in BBA + MBA. IPMAT is the entrance exam conducted by IIM Indore for getting admission into its integrated BBA+MBA program.
I hope this solved your query. Good luck for your future.
Sir Im an average student and i want to get admission in IIM Ahmedabad. But i dont have good enough marks in my 10th & 12th. I got 70% in 10th & 76% in 12th. So sir is it possible for me to get admission in IIMA even after getting good percentile for my CAT entrance test.
The admission into IIM Ahmedabad is itself a great victory and let me inform you that there is nothing like the involvement of previous exams, even the students of Engineering undergraduates go for MBA programs in various colleges. So coming to the point, I would like to suggest you that forgetting about your previous marks, which are not much bad, you must focus on the CAT examination because you can get Ahmedabad only if you are under 99 percentile student and yes it's quite difficult to achieve but if you try to work on the the portion of examination then obviously in one year or two you can crack CAT.
Also after cracking the CAT examination it's the interview part which makes sure that you will get admission in IIM Ahmedabad because the interview part is quite tough you need to be rebuilt your personality your speaking skills which are very much simpler important for any candidate who is appearing for the cat interview examination. I hope you understand what my concern is about. All the best!!!
can I take admission in iim Ahmedabad after veternary in Anand agriculture University
Yes you can go for MBA (Master of Business Administration) after doing your graduation in veterinary.
Duration of MBA : 2 years.
There are many exams which are held at national level,state level and university level for admission to MBA degree.For pursuing MBA at IIM (Indian Institute of Management) ,Ahmedabad you have to give Common Admission Test (CAT) exam which is a national level exam ,so prepare well.
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What should I fill in "year of passing" in 12th field in CAT form 2020 if I passed 12th in 2016 and appeared for Improvement in all subjects in 2017 ? Also I have improved my percentage so which marks should I enter? Please Help. Remember I passed all my subjects in 2016.
It is a tricky situation but the answer is simple. You passed the senior secondary exam in the year of 2016 so you should mention 2016 as the year of passing. You are saying that you secured more percentage in improvement, then you can mention the improved grades in the form. But at the time of interviews, you will have to carry both the marksheets . Only The one with the more percentage , shall be considered valid. Which is the improved one in your case.
And lastly, dont worry . This does not affect the admission criteria .As long as you have cracked the entrance exam and proved your caliber for the respective exam, you are pretty much good to go.