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Assam Institute of Management

Assam Institute of Management

Established : 1988
Type : Co-Education
Chairman : Shri Jitesh Khosla, IAS
Director : Dr. Nripendra Narayan Sarma
Former Name : AIM
Location : Guwahati
Affiliation(s) : Autonomous
Category : Post Graduate Diploma
Accreditation / Recognition : All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
Department(s) : PGDM


Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

The AIM two year Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) programme is designed by an Academic Council, formed by the Government of Assam. The programme is approved by the All India Council for Technical Educa­tion (AICTE), a Statutory Body of the Government of India for approving such courses. The AIM PGDM programme follows the same pattern adopted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). The papers have been selected and de­signed after taking help from leading management educators and practitioners. At the initiative of the Governing Body of AIM two distinguished Professor of IIM (Calcutta) recently reviewed the course design and based on their suggestion, AIM has redesigned and renamed some papers. Some of the papers offered in the Assam Institute of Management are unique by them­selves; not generally found in the curriculum of most management institutes in the country. The detailed syllabi would be given to each student before the commence­ment of the course.

Each academic year would be divided into three terms, each term being called a trimester. Thus there would be six trimesters in the entire programme of two years. Each of the 6 trimesters would be of about 13 weeks. The first year curriculum would be common to all the students. The second year would contain core papers and optional papers leading to dual specialization.

The core and optional courses are so designed that each term builds upon the courses taught in the previous term, as well as the field experience. Formal classroom ses­sions are supplemented by frequent guest lectures from visiting scholars, practitio­ners, administrators and organisation leaders. In addition, the students would have to frequently carry out field studies that would involve outdoor works. It has to be borne in mind by the applicants that the two-year PGDM programme would be very heavy and demanding in nature. Right from day one, the participants would be subjected to a heavy workload. Normally three or four sessions would be held in a day, but the participants would have to devote equal amount of time everyday for self-study.

Therefore, it is imperative that those who are keen to join in the Assam Institute of Management are willing to work hard, are ready to make minor sacrifices and would devote most of their next two years to their studies and the various course requirements.


  • A candidate seeking admission to the two Year programme would have to be a graduate in any discipline, except Fine Arts, with a minimum of 50% of aggregate marks.
  • SC / ST applicants with minimum 45% marks would also be eligible.


  • AIM Guwahati Admission to AIM is through a three – tier selection process comprising of a written test, group discussion and personal interview. The Government of India has determined that admissions to professional institutes should have a Common Entrance Test, conducted nationally.
  • Assam Institute of Management has determined that it would accept the Scores of Common Entrance Tests like CAT, CMAT, ATMA, MAT, XAT & JMAT.
  • In addition, applicants will also have to apply to AIM by filling up a separate Application Form which can be downloaded from the AIM website :
  • On the basis of the marks scored in one of the above test and the information provided in the AIM Application Form, shortlisted candidates would be called for Group Discussion and Interview at Guwahati for final selection.

IT Infrastructure

Computer Centre:
The Institute has a computer centre with twenty standalone computers with printing facilities. The PGDM participants are allowed liberal ac­cess to use the computers to augment their learning and supplement their assign­ments. The institute also has Internet facilities for the students along with Wi-Fi facility.


The institute has a well-stocked library with more than 7500 volumes and subscribing to nearly 50 journals and magazines and daily newspapers. The library offers an excellent collection of books on management as well as on related disci¬plines and interests. The library also maintains.

  • »  Newspaper clippings in diverse areas
  • »  Collection of corporate annual reports
  • »  Audio/video/CD reference materials
  • »  Reports of various projects undertaken by students
  • »  Publications and reports of committees etc

Other Resources Available

  • »  New Campus
  • »  Auditorium
  • »  Sports & Recreation
  • »  Student Residential facilities
  • »  Written Analysis and Communication Lab

Assam Institute of Management (AIM) was established in 1988 by the Government of Assam to promote professional management in North East India, the Institute has been conducting Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) Programme since 1994 along with the conduct of the training programmes, research projects and consultancy assignments.

At the special request of the then Chief Minister of Assam, late Sri Hiteswar Saikia , the AICTE accorded approval to the Programme. Despite having infrastructural deficiencies, the AICTE had been according approval to the Programme mainly because of the rich academic content and faculty resource. With the shifting of the Institute to its permanent campus in January 2015, the Institute has been able to meet most of the infrastructural requirements.

The PGDM Programme has been structured on trimester pattern and was reviewed at the national level by CRISIL (a widely reputed international level rating agency). As suggested by the Governing Body of the Institute, the PGDM Programme structure was reviewed by two eminent Professors of IIM Calcutta in 2008. The Programme is regularly reviewed every year in the Academic Council Meetings.

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