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Donation to IIMA

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) was set up in 1961 through a collaborative effort of the Government of India, the Government of Gujarat, the Indian Industry (represented mostly by industrialists from Gujarat) and the Ford Foundation. The Institute has acquired a reputation for academic excellence through its long duration academic programmes and contributions to empirical research and cases in management. The Institute is accredited by EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System. 

Why IIMA needs your support

The alumni of the Institute have made significant contributions to the development of the nation through stewardship of the corporate sector, setting up of innovative enterprises, social entrepreneurship, and teaching and research in management. After completing 50 golden years, the Institute now needs to move forward competitively and efficiently. It has resolved to continue its efforts to strengthen its position in the comity of business and management schools in the world. The Institute aspires to reach a pre-eminent position in thought leadership in management by attracting and retaining the best available academic talent through creation of quality infrastructure and by providing the necessary support for academic work.

The alumni have to play a much greater role than in the past to help the Institute achieve even greater global recognition. The imperative today is to raise funds on a much larger scale than what has been attempted before. This would be possible only if every alumnus of IIMA contributes to this endeavour.

The best reason to give to IIMA is not only because of your love for the Institute but also because you believe in what the Institute stands for and you desire to help the Institute play the role of a change agent in management thinking to create a better world.

This brochure, the outcome of extensive discussions between the Institute and several alumni, describes the road map for creating an endowment of US$ 50 million through contributions from the alumni.

Options for donating to IIMA

Donations to IIMA may be made under the Unrestricted or the Restricted categories.

Unrestricted donations

Money received under this head will be used by the Institute according to its discretion and where it would be most effective.

Restricted donations

The restricted donations may be made under special heads listed as under:

1.      Funding and naming Physical Infrastructure

The funds under this head would be used to maintain the existing infrastructure of the Institute as well as create new infrastructure. These may be of various kinds like:

•    Renovation of classrooms and seminar rooms

•    Renovation of hostels, mess and other students related facilities

•    Building of sports facilities

•    Renovation of faculty and staff housing and support facilities

•    New buildings, classrooms, student facilities

•    Landscaping projects

•    IT Hardware and network hardware

The funds needed for infrastructure are estimated at Rs.150-250 million per year in real terms.

The existing physical infrastructure like classrooms, seminar rooms, IMDC / KLMDC auditoriums, dorms, hostels, CIIE, lawns and students mess etc. can be adopted for compensating the expenditure on its maintenance / upgradationon regular basis. The name of the donor batch, chapter, individual, or corporate, as the case may be, would be perpetually attached to and displayed on that particular infrastructure. Given below are naming options of the existing infrastructure:

 

 

Name of the Existing
Facilities

Capacity / Area

Nos.

Value, Rs. million

       

Per Unit

Total

1

Old Classrooms

75

5

20

100

2

New Classrooms

90

10

30

300

3

All Seminar rooms

60

18

10

180

4

All Syndicate Rooms

12

38

2

76

5

KLMDC Auditoriums

200

2

40

80

6

IMDC Auditorium

120

1

30

30

7

Old Dormitories

28

18

30

540

8

New Dormitories

38

9

40

360

9

MSH blocks

6 units each

20

5

100

10

Students’ Mess

800

1

200

200

11

Fitness Centre (CR-324)

3,000 ft²

1

20

20

12

Faculty Club

1,800 ft²

1

5

5

13

IMDC with 160 single rooms

58,000 ft²

1

750

750

14

Cricket Playground

45,000 ft²

1

20

20

15

Tower Lawn

15,000 ft²

1

10

10

16

New Campus (IMDC) Lawn

45,000 ft²

1

20

20

17

Faculty Block Wings

10 cabins

16

5

80

18

CIIE Building

20,000 ft²

1

500

500

 

1.      Scholarships to Underprivileged Students

The Institute has always attempted to ensure a needs-blind admissions process, implying that no one has to forego education at IIMA for want of financial resources. The Institute has been spending a significant amount in the form of fee waivers for students who are unable to afford the fee charged for the PGP and PGP-ABM courses. The alumni may step in and fund this process so that it can be sustained in the future. The funds needed for this are estimated at Rs.150 million per year in real terms, for the current batch size.

2.      Entrepreneurship assistance

The Institute has always encouraged the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst the students. The alumni and corporates can also play their part by helping graduating students who wish to start their own ventures and do not participate in the placement process.

3.      Research and Case Writing Support

In order to be counted as one of the top B-Schools in the world, the Institute needs to step up the initiation and culmination of quality research work as well as publication of cases of global standards. To achieve this, substantial funds are needed, particularly for getting access to necessary data and reports from reliable sources.  The Institute has always preferred to support such areas of research in which the faculty has the freedom to pursue new research agendas of their interest within a broadly defined theme. The funds for research to be done in this manner cannot be raised from sources that may compromise the independence of the ideas expressed and the inferences drawn. Hence, the funds needed for research and ca

 

4.      Ways to Give and Forms of Payment

Gifts to IIMA of outright cash are the most valuable form of support because they are immediately available, unrestricted, and thus allow the flexibility to meet Institute’s most pressing needs. Cheques are welcome and should be made payable to IIMA. Payments can be made by MasterCard, Visa, or other credit cards, or you may use our online payment option at https://www.iima.ac.in/web/about-iima/giving-to-iima/giving-online.

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