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The IIMA Story

The IIMA Story

The DNA of an Institution

Prafull Anubhai
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How was IIMA born? Who were the key players? What has made its name synonymous with success?

Established in 1961, IIMA is the first Indian business school to achieve international recognition. In 2002, Economist Intelligence Unit’s list declared IIMA as the most selective management school in the world. And in 2011, IIMA was ranked at No. 7 in Financial Times’ global ranking of master’s in management programmes.
In this well-researched book, Prafull Anubhai charts the journey of this premier institution from its inception: the construction of its iconic campus by American architect Louis Kahn, the policies and processes that set the benchmark, the exemplary leadership exhibited by its various chairmen and directors, and its vision and future challenges. The IIIMA Story weaves all the threads together to present a vivid history of an iconic institution that has shaped many lives.

Imprint: Random Business

Published: Dec/2011

ISBN: 9788184001921

Length : 296 Pages

MRP : ₹599.00

The IIMA Story

The DNA of an Institution

Prafull Anubhai

How was IIMA born? Who were the key players? What has made its name synonymous with success?

Established in 1961, IIMA is the first Indian business school to achieve international recognition. In 2002, Economist Intelligence Unit’s list declared IIMA as the most selective management school in the world. And in 2011, IIMA was ranked at No. 7 in Financial Times’ global ranking of master’s in management programmes.
In this well-researched book, Prafull Anubhai charts the journey of this premier institution from its inception: the construction of its iconic campus by American architect Louis Kahn, the policies and processes that set the benchmark, the exemplary leadership exhibited by its various chairmen and directors, and its vision and future challenges. The IIIMA Story weaves all the threads together to present a vivid history of an iconic institution that has shaped many lives.

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Prafull Anubhai

Prafull Anubhai did his BSc (Economics) from the London School of Economics and attended the Programme for Management Development (PMD) at Harvard Business School. He has thirty years of experience as chief executive of textile manufacturing operations and has been a corporate advisor associated with educational institutions like Indian Institute of Management (IIMA), Ahmedabad Education Society (AES), Ahmedabad University, and Centre for Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP). He is the Chairman of the Board of Management of the Ahmedabad University, a member of the Governing Board of AES and the Honorary Director of Saptak Archives, an institution dedicated towards the preservation and dissemination of Indian classical music. Presently, he is a Director in companies like Unichem Laboratories Ltd., Vardhman Textiles Ltd., Birla Sun Life Trustee Co. Pvt. Ltd, GRUH Finance Ltd. (a subsidiary of HDFC Ltd), and Torrent Cables Ltd., among others. He lives in Ahmendabad.