IIMA Timeline >> Administration

Between 1962 and 1965, the IIMA administration worked from this bungalow in Shahibaug
Between 1962 and 1965, the IIMA administration worked from this bungalow in Shahibaug

1961 An MoU was signed to form the Institute as a Society on December 11, now celebrated at IIMA as Institute Day
1962 IIMA signs formal agreement for collaboration with Harvard Business School in May 1962
1962-65 Administration works out of Shahibaug bungalow office. First batch of students in 1964 stay in flats at Gujarat Housing Board and attend classes in ATIRA
1965 Ravi Matthai appointed as first full-time Director of IIMA
1966 Two full dorms (D-6 and D-12), 2 half dorms, and 5 Type-V and 20 Type-IV houses on the campus get completed and the Institute shifts its offices, library and houses to the Vastrapur campus – students and library in houses, faculty and administrative offices in the 2 dorms, and the kitchen and dining in the 2 half dorms. Classes were shifted from ATIRA auditorium and start operating from temporary structures on the campus.
1970s Most building designs of Louis Kahn take final shape
1972 Post of Dean (Planning) created
1979 Management Development Centre built, later renamed after Kasturbhai Lalbhai
1997 Inauguration of Ravi Matthai auditorium
2001-09 New Campus Construction
2010-11 Three Dean Structure: Programmes, Faculty and Alumni & External Relations
2011 Fifty Year Celebration Activities of IIMA
2017 IIMA Archives formally launched to preserve institutional history
2021 IIMA celebrates completion of 60 years

The IIMA Administration has involved hundreds of people working as officers, secretaries, attendants, technicians, gardeners, guards, cleaners, drivers, clerks and in several other capacities. IIMA’s staff strength increased from 24 in 1962-63 to 149 in 1966-67, crossed 300 in 1974-75 and the 500 mark in 1980 before reducing to the range of 300 to 400 after the mid-90s.

Details on past Chief Administrative Officers can be viewed on this link.

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