The All India Management Association (AIMA) was created as an apex body of professional management with active support of the Government of India and Industry in 1957. AIMA is a non-lobbying organisation, working closely with industry, Government, academia and students to further the cause of the management profession in India.
AIMA has a broad base of 64 Local Management Associations (LMAs) including two cooperating LMAs i.e. Qatar Indian Management Association and Mauritius Management Association. AIMA has established close linkages with over 3000 institutions and over 30,000 individual professionals directly and through network of the LMAs.
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 and management development programmes.
The association is represented on a number of policy making bodies of the Government of India and a number of national bodies / organisations. Some important ones are as under:
- 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, Government of India
- National Board of Accreditation (NBA), AICTE
- Boards of Governors, Indian Institutes of Management (Ahmedabad, Calcutta, Kozhikode, Kashipur, Udaipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Tiruchirappalli and Raipur)
- Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi
- National Productivity Council, New Delhi
- Central Direct Taxes Advisory Committee
AIMA also brings to the Indian managers, the best management practices and techniques through numerous foreign collaborations with professional bodies and institutions. AIMA is a member of the Asian Association of Management Organisations (AAMO) and works closely with several international institutions like University of California - Berkeley, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management - Cornell University, The World Bank, St Gallen Foundation etc. in organising international conferences and management development programmes.