Director's Message

Prof. R. Nagarajan Ph.D.

Greetings! I welcome you to IIM Amritsar.  During the short span of eight years, the fifteenth IIM established by the Government of India in the Holy City of Amritsar, Punjab, has had an impact on the region and the nation. During this short journey, the institute has grown from 44 students to 663 students, with a diverse student body comprising students from nearly 24 states and all walks of society, including the under-privileged and economically weaker segments.

The institute has also witnessed programmatic growth during the past two years. We added specialized MBA programs in Business Analytics, Human Resource Management, and Executive MBA program to cater to the needs of working professionals.  Beginning the academic year 2020-21, the institute started offering a highly selective doctoral program in business and management.

Over the past two 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 five-hundred corporate executives in the senior management cadre for leading industries to help the nation in capacity building.  With a strategic segmentation, the institution will continue to develop and deliver cutting-edge programs to serve 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 over the past two years.  With one-hundred per cent placement consistently, the opportunity provided to our students for personal and professional development is consistent with our motto of “igniting possibilities”.

The construction of the permanent campus is in progress, and the institute should be moving into the new permanent campus within a span of about two years. By moving to the permanent campus, IIM Amritsar is poised to grow exponentially by expanding its programs and 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 emphasize on serving the society by providing holistic education. During the preceding years, our students have participated in various 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.  Our faculty come from the top IIMs, IITs and top-class international institutions.  With committed faculty, staff, and enthusiastic students, our future looks bright and promising!

I welcome you to visit us and explore what the institution has to offer.

With warm regards and best wishes,


Prof R. Nagarajan, PhD.