The Institute for Financial Management & Research, IFMR, is a leading business school with the objective of moulding ambitious young men and women into competent and socially responsible organisational leaders in a global setting. IFMR’s curriculum offers a mix of theory with simulated real life exposure and endeavours to shape global business practices through inventive, sharp thinking and cutting-edge research. IFMR currently offers full-time and part-time PGDM programmes, a Ph.D programme as well as both open and customised management development programmes.
Established in 1970 as a not-for-profit society, IFMR was sponsored by ICICI, the House of Kotharis and other major industrial groups. The current Board of Governors, headed by Mr N. Vaghul, formerly Chairman, ICICI Bank, consists of leaders of major corporations in India as well as respected academicians from Harvard, Columbia, Yale, IIT & IISc.
IFMR is recognised as an institution of national importance by the Ministry of Finance and as a Scientific and Research Institution by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.
IFMR is fortunate to have pre-eminent faculty members, most of whom have Ph.Ds from well known institutions in India and the United States. They have worked and consulted with both national and international organisations. Students are involved in these projects as well, ensuring continuous interaction with industry during their study years.
IFMR has recently inaugurated a sprawling 40 acre campus in Sri City near Chennai. Located in a manufacturing hub comprising some of the world’s leading companies, the campus provides stu-dents and faculty with world class infrastructure and outstanding opportunities for collaboration with industry.