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 by the Government of India in the Holy City of Amritsar, Punjab has had an impact on the region and the nation. During the short journey, the institute has grown from 44 students to over seven-hundred-twenty-five students 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.

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 current year, the institute is offering a M.Sc., program in Data Science with Indian Institute of Technology – Ropar, as partners. 

Over the past three years, the institution has started strongly in the Executive Education Program to cater to the industry needs and faculty development programs.  We have trained hundreds of corporate executives in the senior management cadre for leadings public and private sector industries and faculty development programs for principals, teachers and faculty members, to help the nation in capacity building.  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 one-hundred percent 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 rapid progress and the institute should be moving into the new permanent campus within a span of time. By moving to the permanent campus, 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.  Our faculty come from the top IIMs and IITs and from 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.