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Chairperson, IIMA Board of Governors

Chairperson

 

Mr. Pankaj Patel is the Chairman of Zydus Lifesciences Ltd., a discovery-driven, global Lifesciences company with operations in 55 countries worldwide. Mr. Pankaj Patel combines both research and techno-commercial expertise and has published over 100 research papers in peer reviewed journals and is a co-inventor in more than 64 patents.

Mr. Patel has been appointed as the Part Time Non-official Director in Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India. He is on the board of several institutions, including Chairman of IIM Udaipur and Member of the Board of Governors of IIM Ahmedabad and Invest India. He is also a Member of the Governing Board of India Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. He is also a Member of the CEO Advisory Committee of International Generics and Biosimilars Association (IGBA). Mr. Patel is a Past President of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). He also officiates on the board of several Not-for-Profit & charitable institutions. Mr. Patel is the Executive Chairman, Vice President and Trustee of the Gujarat Cancer Society and Chairman of the Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, a Regional Cancer Centre and one of the largest cancer centres of India, reaching out to the needy and underprivileged cancer patients. He also officiates as the Chairman of the Deaf and Mute School, Ahmedabad. He is also a Director and Chairman on the Board of Zydus Foundation which set up Zydus Hospital and Medical College, Dahod.

In recognition of his contributions to the healthcare industry in India, Mr. Pankaj Patel is a recipient of several awards including the Acharya PC Ray Memorial Gold Medal Award and the Eminent Pharmacist Award, the India Innovator Award at the India Business Leaders Awards instituted by CNBC. For his entrepreneurial vision, Mr. Patel was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Life Sciences category. Through his various associations with educational institutions and not-for-profit organisations that serve at the grassroots, Mr. Patel champions and supports the causes related to education, health and innovation.

Chairperson, IIMA Board of Governors

Pankaj Patel

Mr. Pankaj Patel is the Chairman of Zydus Lifesciences Ltd., a discovery-driven, global Lifesciences company with operations in 55 countries worldwide. Mr. Pankaj Patel combines both research and techno-commercial expertise and has published over 100 research ... Read more

— Pankaj Patel, Chairman IIMA

Mr. Pankaj Patel is the Chairman of Zydus Lifesciences Ltd., a discovery-driven, global Lifesciences company with operations in 55 countries worldwide. Mr. Pankaj Patel combines both research and techno-commercial expertise and has published over 100 research papers in peer reviewed journals and is a co-inventor in more than 64 patents. Mr. Patel has been appointed as the Part Time Non-official Director in Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India. He is on the board of several institutions, including Chairman of IIM Udaipur and Member of the Board of Governors of IIM Ahmedabad and Invest India. He is also a Member of the Governing Board of India Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. He is also a Member of the CEO Advisory Committee of International Generics and Biosimilars Association (IGBA). Mr. Patel is a Past President of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). He also officiates on the board of several Not-for-Profit & charitable institutions. Mr. Patel is the Executive Chairman, Vice President and Trustee of the Gujarat Cancer Society and Chairman of the Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, a Regional Cancer Centre and one of the largest cancer centres of India, reaching out to the needy and underprivileged cancer patients. He also officiates as the Chairman of the Deaf and Mute School, Ahmedabad. He is also a Director and Chairman on the Board of Zydus Foundation which set up Zydus Hospital and Medical College, Dahod. In recognition of his contributions to the healthcare industry in India, Mr. Pankaj Patel is a recipient of several awards including the Acharya PC Ray Memorial Gold Medal Award and the Eminent Pharmacist Award, the India Innovator Award at the India Business Leaders Awards instituted by CNBC. For his entrepreneurial vision, Mr. Patel was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Life Sciences category. Through his various associations with educational institutions and not-for-profit organisations that serve at the grassroots, Mr. Patel champions and supports the causes related to education, health and innovation.

Meet our Director

Prof. Errol D'Souza, Director

The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad enjoys worldwide recognition; its place on the frontiers of management education and practice is globally acknowledged and its progressive and sustainable impact on society is undisputed. Maintaining and advancing this reputation is the vision of the IIMA.

Errol D'Souza
Director

Strategic Priorities

The Institute focuses on …

Promoting excellence in scholarship by encouraging high-quality research, distinctive and effective teaching, and meaningful contribution to knowledge-creation in a variety of disciplines.

Educating and nurturing leaders of institutions and entrepreneurial organizations and supporting them in their efforts to create high-quality talent and value.

Impacting the world of policy and practice through continuous engagement with alumni and prominent stakeholders, decision makers and leaders in government, businesses and non-governmental enterprises.

IIMA Organisation

IIMA Organisation

The Board of Governors for IIM Ahmedabad is the principal executive body of the Institute. Headed by the Chairperson, the Board is responsible for the general superintendence, direction and control of the affairs of the Institute.

Academic Affiliation

IIMA partners with a number of academic institutions across the world in delivering its postgraduate programmes, conducting executive education programmes or implementing its research agenda.

Stanford Business
Wharton University
Harvard University
ESSEC
University of Bocconi
HEC School of Management
European Business School (EBS)
University of Cologne
ESCP
Asian Institute of Management
Asian Institute of Technology
China Europe International Business School
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
International University of Japan
KAIST
Nanyang Business School
NUS Business School
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Keio Business School
Recanati Business School
Graduate School of Management
Graduate School of Commerce (Waseda Business School)
Guanghua School of Management
School of Management, Fudan University
Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University
Australian Graduate School of Management
The University of Melbourne
Copenhagen Business School
EDHEC
ESADE
ESCP-EAP
ESC-Toulouse Cedex
ESSEC
ESSEC - MS, MIA (for PGP-ABM)
European Business School (EBS)
HEC School of Management
Aalto School of Economics & Bus
Instituto de Empressa
Jonkoping International Business School
KOC University
HHL-Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Manchester Business School
Norwegian School of Economics
Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences
Rotterdam School of Management
Solvay Business School
Stockholm School of Economics
University of Bocconi
University of Cologne
University of Maastricht
University of Mannheim
University of St. Gallen
Vienna University of Economics & Business Admn.
Munster School of Business and Economics
WHU Koblenz Graduate School of Management
Louvain School of Management
Catolica Lisbon, Lisbon
Warsaw School of Economics
France Business School
ESC Rennes School of Business
Emlyon Business School
IESEG School of Management
CEU Business School
HEC Lausanne
Stern School of Business
The Anderson School at UCLA
The Kenan Flagler Business School
University of Chicago Graduate School Of Business
University of Texas
Washington University
Columbia Business School
Marshall Goldsmith School of Management
North Carolina State University
Fisher College of Business
Darden School of Business School
Goizueta Business School
ITAM
The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Universidad De Los Andes School of Management
Universidad ESAN
McGill University
Sauder School Of Business
Schulich School of Business
University of British Columbia
University of Capetown
Lagos Business School
Gordon Institute of Business

Rankings

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1st

Rank amongst B-Schools in India by the NIRF since 2018

39th

For IIMA Executive Education (Financial Times Executive Education Rankings 2022)

1st

Career Progress Rank for IIMA’s one year MBA Programme (Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2022)

1st

Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking in Agribusiness / Food Industry Management 2022

29th

QS Masters in Management Rankings (MBA) 2022

1st

Rank amongst B-Schools in India by the Businessworld B-School since 2018

Industry Partnerships- Consulting

Consulting at IIMA is viewed as a dynamic learning process for the faculty. It provides an opportunity for them to share insights with practitioners and contributes to experimentation and new learning by clients. Consulting brings the faculty in contact with real-life managerial problems, and thus greatly enriches teaching and research.

Consulting at IIMA has been guided by several norms:

  • Consultancy is an academic activity. Projects are taken up only if they have a definite learning value.
  • Faculty members do not solicit consultancy projects.
  • The total time spent on consulting is voluntarily restricted, so that other academic responsibilities are met.

On an average, IIMA faculty members undertake about 60 new consultancy projects on varied themes a year. Some involve giving advice to clients on specific problems; others involve training interventions. Still others require evaluation of specific projects or programmes.

IIMA faculty caters to a wide range of clients. These include public and private sector corporations, financial institutions, government agencies and departments, cooperative societies, not-for-profit institutions, and international agencies like the World Bank and FAO.

Please contact the concerned Faculty, Area or Research Centre directly for consultation and research projects.

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Chairperson, IIMA Board of Governors

Pankaj Patel

Mr. Pankaj Patel is the Chairman of Zydus Lifesciences Ltd., a discovery-driven, global Lifesciences company with operations in 55 countries worldwide. Mr. Pankaj Patel combines both research and techno-commercial expertise and has published over 100 research ... Read more

Pankaj Patel
Chairman IIMA

Mr. Pankaj Patel is the Chairman of Zydus Lifesciences Ltd., a discovery-driven, global Lifesciences company with operations in 55 countries worldwide. Mr. Pankaj Patel combines both research and techno-commercial expertise and has published over 100 research papers in peer reviewed journals and is a co-inventor in more than 64 patents. Mr. Patel has been appointed as the Part Time Non-official Director in Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India. He is on the board of several institutions, including Chairman of IIM Udaipur and Member of the Board of Governors of IIM Ahmedabad and Invest India. He is also a Member of the Governing Board of India Pharmacopoeia Commission (IPC), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. He is also a Member of the CEO Advisory Committee of International Generics and Biosimilars Association (IGBA). Mr. Patel is a Past President of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). He also officiates on the board of several Not-for-Profit & charitable institutions. Mr. Patel is the Executive Chairman, Vice President and Trustee of the Gujarat Cancer Society and Chairman of the Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, a Regional Cancer Centre and one of the largest cancer centres of India, reaching out to the needy and underprivileged cancer patients. He also officiates as the Chairman of the Deaf and Mute School, Ahmedabad. He is also a Director and Chairman on the Board of Zydus Foundation which set up Zydus Hospital and Medical College, Dahod. In recognition of his contributions to the healthcare industry in India, Mr. Pankaj Patel is a recipient of several awards including the Acharya PC Ray Memorial Gold Medal Award and the Eminent Pharmacist Award, the India Innovator Award at the India Business Leaders Awards instituted by CNBC. For his entrepreneurial vision, Mr. Patel was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Life Sciences category. Through his various associations with educational institutions and not-for-profit organisations that serve at the grassroots, Mr. Patel champions and supports the causes related to education, health and innovation.