Director's Message

Prof. R. Nagarajan Ph.D.

Greetings! I welcome you to IIM Amritsar.  The fifteenth IIM set up by the Government of India in the Holy City of Amritsar, Punjab, is entering into the 10th year of operations.  During the short span of our existence, the institute has had an impact on the region and the nation. From admitting the first batch of  44 students in the year 2015, the institute has grown to nearly seven-hundred-twenty-five students in the various programs.   With a diverse student body comprising of students from nearly 24 states and all walks of the society including the under-privileged and economically weaker segments, faculty and staff from various states, the institute is truly reflective of the rich diversity of the nation and our culture.

The institute has also witnessed a programmatic growth during these years. We added specialized MBA programs in Business Analytics, HRM, and an Executive MBA program to cater to the needs of the working professionals.  The institute also offers a doctoral program in the various disciplines.  Starting from the year 2023-24, the institute is offering a M.Sc., program in Data Science with Indian Institute of Technology – Ropar, as partners. 

Over the past few years, the institution has started strongly in the Executive Education Program to cater to the industry needs and faculty development programs.  We have trained over 1,500 corporate executives in the senior management for leading public and private sector corporations.  To make the Viksit Bharat @2047 a reality and to enhance the capacity building of the nation, the institution is doing its part.  In addition to the executive education and continuous learning programs, the institute has been conducting various faculty development programs and academic leadership programs for school principals, teachers and higher education faculty members.  With a strategic segmentation, the institution will continue to develop and deliver cutting-edge programs to serve the societal needs. 

As a testimony to our vibrant growth, the number of leading companies visiting the campus for both summer and permanent placement has spiralled with several repeat recruiters.  With nearly 250 reputable corporate recruiters visiting the campus, the institute has maintained a consistent one-hundred percent placement over the years. We strive to provide the opportunity to our students for personal and professional development and growth, consistent with our motto of “Igniting Possibilities”.

IIM Amritsar is poised to grow exponentially by expanding its programs, increasing the student intake to serve the needs of the community, the state and the nation by providing world class education in the management and related fields.

At IIM Amritsar, we also emphasize serving the society and a holistic education. During the preceding years, our students have taken part in a variety of initiatives like go-green, plantation drives, blood donation, flood relief fundraising, among others. Our students regularly interact with the industry leaders through various conclaves, CEO speaker series, and visits to complement the in-class instructions with the knowledge of industry leaders.

All of these are not possible without our committed faculty and staff.  With committed faculty, staff, and enthusiastic students our future looks bright and promising!

I welcome you to join us and experience what the institution has to offer.

With warm regards and best wishes,

 Prof. R. Nagarajan, Ph.D.,