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AMA Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad Management Association was founded by well-known scientist, visionary and institute builder Dr. Vikram Sarabhai in the year 1956. It was registered as a society and a charitable trust. The core idea behind the AMA was to increase awareness about management concepts at the social level and associate industries to use it. During their early years, the textile industry was the main focus of AMA and also the early members were textile mill owners and industrialists from Ahmedabad.

Dr. Vikram Sarabhai was the visionary and pioneer of several institutions in Ahmedabad including IIM Ahmedabad & ATIRA. He was the person who valued the cooperation of industries and academicians for industrial research and promotion. He encouraged many well-known academicians to actively participate in the activities run by AMA. During the early and mid-’80s, Ahmedabad Management Association expanded its wings from having textile industry focused activates to others. AMA started serving other Ahmedabad based industries of Pharmaceuticals, Engineering, Dyestuff, other SSIs, etc.

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In a short period, AMA which was founded and operated in a small room of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai’s home moved to the rented office and then to its infrastructure of around 2,000 square feet at Navrangpura, Ahmedabad. Once this building become operational, AMA launched its first course of Diploma in Management Studies in 1992 – 92. Few other courses were launched in the coming years that established AMA as one of the prominent institutes for Management Studies. Within a few years, the building at Navrangpura started feeling space constraint and the need for a new bigger complex arrived. It was ATIRA that came to help and donated land to AMA for free at the Vastrapur campus. In return, AMA agreed to start a centre for textile management to helps industries in Ahmedabad. The current building of AMA at Vastrapur campus is spread across 30,000 square meter space and distance at a stone throw away from the IIM Ahmedabad. ATIRA, AMA & IIM Ahmedabad were founded by visionary Dr. Vikram Sarabhai and thus shared a single vision to excellence in the field of industries and management. AMA Ahmedabad is also one of the promoters and founder member of AIMA; All India Management Association, the apex body for management profession in India. It is also an ISO 9001 certified organization engaged in corporate events and managerial education and one of the approved institutes for Management Training by the Government of Gujarat for its employees.

AMA is running an active forum for industry to academic association useful for professionals and students through lectures, discussions, meetings, industrial visits, and online classes. Also, AMA offers a post-graduation program in International Business Management (PGP-IBM) to the students looking to expand their business or career objectives in international business. Other diploma courses offered by AMA are Diploma in Marketing Management, Diploma in Finance & Accounting, Diploma in Advertising, Diploma in International Management, Diploma in Human Resource Management, Diploma in Entrepreneurship, PG Diploma in Banking, etc. Most of these diploma programs and post-graduate diploma programs are need-based and practically designed. Fees of different programs at AMA are not so high so that the maximum number of students can get benefits from it. It is also a good option for skill development for working professionals. The admission process is simple at AMA and mostly based on merit, entrance exams and score from CAT or GMAT. Foreign language courses at AMA are for different languages of French, German, Chinese and Japanese. Also, there is a vocational course for film production and management.

Below mentioned are programs governed by Ahmedabad Management Association

  • Management Training & Development Program
  • Professional Development Open Program
  • Vocational Programs
  • E-Learning
  • Women Development
  • Socially Relevant Programs
  • Industrial Visit / Foreign Tours
  • Summer Programs
  • Export / Import Programs
  • Foreign Language Programs
  • Computer Lab & IT Programs

AMA also has its publications for many books, journals, magazines, and CDs. It has a rich and widely acclaimed store inside the campus to buy these study materials. Ahmedabad Management Association; AMA has received an award of Best Local Management Association, Category – 1 by All India Management Association for a record-breaking 16 times between 1990 to 2008. The award is for Outstanding Contribution to Professional Management. AMA has also won an award on National Excellence for 2009 – 10 for a contribution towards professional management through its innovative programs.

The infrastructure and building of the Ahmedabad Management Association is going to impress anybody. Also from inside it looks like a foreign institution with beautifully designed classrooms, seminar halls, auditorium, convention centre, computer lab, library, exhibition centres, parking, and refreshment areas. Each architectural element of the AMA building is beautifully designed. At night front neem trees give elegant look to the building when light penetrates through it and gives a spacious feel.

AMA, Ahmedabad Management Association is surely an enriching institution for students and working professionals in Ahmedabad where knowledge shared to shape the future.

AMA – Ahmedabad Management Association

Address: Ahmedabad Management Association
Torrent-AMA Management Centre,
Core-AMA Management House,
ATIRA Campus, AMA Complex,
Dr. V S Marg, Vastrapur,
Ahmedabad 380 015
Gujarat, India


Phone Number: 079-26308601-2-3-4- 5
Fax: 079-26305692
Mobile: 9537407187, 7069940917, 7203030990

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