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Iim, an Ode to Success

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Indian Institute of Management Calcutta was the first IIM to be set up, on November 13, 1961.[4] Its main campus, covering 135 acres (0.5 km2) of area, is located in Joka, on the outskirts of Kolkata, West Bengal. The institute moved to its present campus in 1975.[5] It offers post graduate programmes, as well as doctoral and executive education programs.[6]
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad was the second IIM to be set up, on December 16, 1961.[4] Noted scientist Vikram Sarabhai and other Ahmedabad-based industrialists played a major role in its creation. It also had collaboration with Harvard Business School during its initial period.[7] It is the only Indian institute listed by The Economist on its 2010 Full time MBA ranking, at #85.[8] Its two campuses, joined by an underground gallery, cover more than 100 acres (40 ha).[9]
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore was established in 1973 following the success of IIM Calcutta and IIM Ahmedabad and demand for more such institutes.[10] It offers special programmes in Software Enterprise Management and Public Policy Management.[11] It is ranked by Eduniversal as the top Business School in India.[12]
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow is the fourth IIM to be established, in 1984.[2] According to the institute website, it is the first IIM to start an additional campus, the Noida campus. The campus was established in 2007 and focuses on executive programmes.[13] IIM Lucknow offers a unique program in Agribusiness Management.[14]
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, the fifth IIM, was established in 1996[15] and started its first batch of students in 1997.[16] In 2001 it was the first institute in Asia to offer a distance learning programme in management for working executives.[17] It boasts having one of the largest numbers of Faculty Development Programmes in India.[18] It was the first institute to have more than 30% female students, in 2010.[19]
Indian Institute of Management Indore, the sixth...

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