The All India Management Association (AIMA) is the apex body for management in India with over 37000 members and close to 6000 corporate /institutional members through 68 Local Management Associations affiliated to it. AIMA was formed over 60 years ago and is a non-lobbying, not for profit organisation, working closely with industry, Government, academia and students, to further the cause of the management profession in India.

AIMA makes a salutary contribution to management learning and practice in the country by offering various services in the areas of testing, distance education, skill development & training, events & conferences, research, publications, executive education and management development programmes.

The association is represented on a number of policy making bodies of the Government of India and national associations including All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which is the apex regulatory body for professional education in the country under the Ministry of Human Resource Development; National Board of Accreditation (NBA); Association of Indian Management Schools, Hyderabad; National Productivity Council, New Delhi.

AIMA also brings to the Indian managers, the best management practices and techniques through numerous foreign collaborations with professional bodies and institutions. AIMA is an important and long-time member of the Asian Association of Management Organisations (AAMO), which promotes professional management in the Asia Pacific region. India (AIMA) took over the Presidency of AAMO in 2019 and will hold the AAMO Secretariat for the next three years. In addition, AIMA has developed close associations with several leading international Universities and Institutions including Imperial College, University of Berkeley, California, St Gallen Symposium, Horasis, The World Bank, etc, to name a few.

AIMA’s Mission

We facilitate individuals and organisations realise their potential.


AIMA has been in the forefront to foster and enhance excellence in Management, Entrepreneurship and Leadership. Every year AIMA honours distinguished and eminent personalities, who have made outstanding contribution in the corporate world andprofessional management with the following Awards. TheseAwards are presented on the occasion of Foundation Day of AIMA on 21st February ever year at New Delhi.

AIMA-JRD TATA Corporate Leadership Award

This Award has been established as one of the most prestigious awards in the country. The Award carries a beautiful rolling trophy along with a citation and a cash component of ` 2 lakhs. The award has been instituted by Tata Chemicals Limited.

AIMA Public Service Excellence Award

AIMA instituted this Award in 1998 to recognise “Excellence in Public Services” by Public Servants. The Award carries a citation and a cash component of `51,000/-

On April 27, 2017, Micromax Informatics Rahul Sharma receives Transformational Business Leader of the Year award from Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu at the AIMA Awards ceremony in New Delhi.

AIMA Life Time Achievement Award for Management

AIMA instituted this Award in 1999 to honour some of the most eminent Professional Managers in the country for their outstanding achievement in Professional Management.

AIMA Awards Brochure

Diamond Jubilee Year Film

60 Years of AIMA

Publications & Reports

AIMA has regular publications of journals and books, including research-based publications and text books. AIMA also frequently publishes management films, audio/visual cassettes and CD ROMs.


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