The college is good.
Tell us about your college/ institute? : Army Institute of Management is an approved B-School of AICTE and is affiliated to WBUT, Kolkata. It has been established by the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) in July 1997. It offers MBA in 4 specialization streams: Marketing, Finance, HR, and Systems. It has a fully residential, eco-friendly campus. Students are given admission only through CAT and it has excellent core faculty. It has a cosmopolitan student profile with batch strength of around 120 students. It has 80% army wards and 20% general wards.The college offers two year full time course on Master of Business Administration (MBA). It is ranked as the 44th B-School in India. It is No.1 in India in terms of ROI (BusinessWorld). It is ranked in “A+” Category as per B-School Survey 2009 by Business India and graded as ‘A’ by Business India – 2007. It has also been ranked 44th Best B-school in India by Business World magazine – 2007.
Which other colleges/institutes did you consider after clearing your exams? : College takes admission only through CAT. Obviously I prefer IIM over AIM. I got in IISWBM but as the course fee of IISWBM is quite high as compared to this institute I chose AIM over IISWBM. The course fee of the college is 2.5 lakhs only.
What is the best thing about your college/ institute? : It has eco- friendly campus and outstanding core faculty. The unique thing about our college is that it has diversified students. Students from over 22-25 states come to study here. So, it represents mini India.
In which areas do you want your college/institute to improve? : Infrastructure needs to be improved. More number of class rooms is needed. AIM is coming with a new campus in the Rajarhat Area in Kolkata, which is expected to fulfill all our needs.
What kind of infrastructure is already there in your campus and what is missing? (eg. library facility, study tour, canteen facility, laboratory, sports etc : Our college has a 4storey building and Separate Girls Hostel (fully furnished) Separate Boys Hostel(fully furnished) Our college has an outstanding infrastructure with full-size library, good faculty and a high-quality canteen. Library facilities: It has a full-size AC Library which is loaded with gallons of books. It contains over 10,000 mgmt books and 400+ fiction, novels and magazines. A wide range of Business and general newspapers are also taken everyday. 1:6 ratio magazines and journals are taken. Regular updates are done. Study tour: No study tour. Our institute organizes colloquium, symposium, workshops and seminars where various industry people visit the campus and give an industrial overview and make the students aware of the recent advancements in the corporate world. Canteen facility: It has high-quality canteen. Mess which is fully AC and it serves normal meals), Cafeteria (for snacks and drinks). The cafeteria is known for its Chinese Special. Outside our college is CCD and Drive-in where students move out too. Computer Labs: 4 Computer labs. There is broadband LAN connection in these labs. The labs are fully A.C consisting of 120 workstations. Ratio- Student:Machine = 1:2 Sports: There are tennis ball court, volley ball court, basket ball court and also playground where students play cricket, badminton. There are also indoor games like table tennis and carom. Cultural programs: Festivals and occasions are never missed here. Students celebrates it with great zeal and energy. It organizes yearly fest called INFERNO, where it invites all the B schools of Kolkata. In this fest there are several business games and band performance. Convocation day also gets celebrated with much triumph and vigor. Several corporate guests comes from all sector during such occasion.
Is your college / institute accredited by any national body? : No
How is the placement for your college/institute? Do you have an active placement cell? : The placement cell of our institute is very active. It consists of one Placement Officer + one Placement coordinator Faculty+ two Student representatives for placements + placement team. There has been a 90 percent placement due to economic slowdown. Otherwise there are 100 percent placements here. Last time average package was 3:9 lakhs. Domestic highest package was 6.71 lakhs and International highest package was 24 lakh. Yes. Placement should start by little eary by September and we would like to get more foreign companies, college authority should give emphasis on international placements.
Would you recommend your college/institute to other students? : Yes, because of its ROI, good faculty, eco and student friendly campus. The management students should take admission in this college and enjoy all the facilities and make a high career.