IFMR is a not for profit society, and has a track record of 45 years in Research and Education. It is recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization by the Government of India (Ministry of Science and Technology). It is governed by a completely independent and professional board comprising of eminent persons from Industry and Academia. The IFMR board is headed by Mr. R Seshasayee, Chairman- IndusInd Bank Limited, who is a stalwart and recipient of many honors and awards such as Star of Italian Solidarity award conferred by Italian Government, Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace conferred by XLRI and Lifetime Achievement Award conferred by ICAI.
In the field of education, IFMR runs a Post Graduate Program in Management, a Ph.D. program with affiliation from University of Madras and has conducted training programs for corporate, banking, government and social sectors for over 45 years. IFMR has highly qualified faculty with Ph.D. from the best known Universities in US and India. Their record of high quality academic publications in global peer-reviewed journals is very high.
We have a strong contingent of nearly 200 researchers in IFMR in its three centers of excellence, viz. IFMR LEAD (Leveraging Evidence for Access and Development), J-PAL South Asia and Centre for Digital Financial Inclusion (CDFI). They are ably guided by some of the most reputed researchers in Development in the world (from MIT, Harvard etc.) with whom IFMR has strong affiliation for over a decade. IFMR has MOUs with IIT Madras, ISI, Kolkata, Deakin University Australia, and Government of Meghalaya for collaboration in research.
IFMR has set up a large world class campus for Education and Research in SriCity in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh, which is 55 kilometers away from Chennai. SriCity is the fastest growing SEZ in the country where 80 to 100 MNCs have set up their manufacturing units.
Given the huge challenges the country faces when it comes to socioeconomic development, the need for high quality research and education in Management is immense and immediate. IFMR, with its impeccable track record in Management research and education, plans to fill this gap and meet the need for high quality research and education in management that is relevant to industry and society.
We invite you to join us in this exciting journey to build a world class institution in India.
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