ASSOCIATION OF INDIAN MANAGEMENT SCHOOLS (AIMS)
The Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) is a networking body of B-Schools in India for professional development of management education and safeguarding the interests of B-Schools in the country.
30 years ago, in the context of the policy implications arising from the National Education Policy of 1986 (which advocated expansion of “Open University System” and recognized “rural university” model), a National Conference of Heads of Management Institutions was held at Bangalore from 28th to 30th April, 1988 where it was resolved that “a Network of Management Institutions offering Post-Graduate Courses be constituted”. Pursuant to this resolution, the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), a non-profit-making society was registered on 27th August, 1988 under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act of 1960.
As an independent networking body, AIMS can now boast of having many top class institutions like IIMs, ISB, ASCI, Xavier Institutions, Welingkar Institute of Management (WeSchool), NMIMS, ICFAI, MDI, S P Jain and many management departments of Universities as its members. It is the official representative of Indian Management Schools in India as well as in some important international forums. It is one of the largest networking bodies of B-Schools in the world.