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Forum for Industry Interaction, the student consulting body of IIM Ahmedabad

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About FII

Forum for Industry Interaction (FII) is India's largest Student Consulting body, based out of IIM Ahmedabad. The FII members include participants from its flagship two-year post graduate program (PGP), post graduate program in food and agribusiness management (PGP-FABM), post graduate program for executives (PGP-X) and the doctoral program (FPM).

At its core, FII aims to form successful partnerships between the students and industries. We strive to provide innovative and pragmatic solutions to domestic and international firms, start-ups and non-profit organizations in diverse sectors. The talent base available to FII also broadens our capabilities across various business disciplines.

About IIMA

The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad has evolved from being India's premier management institute to a notable international school of management during the fifty years since its inception. The institute's standing is reflected in Financial Times 2013 global rankings with the PGP and the PGPX courses at IIM-A ranked 18th and 26th worldwide, in their respective categories. This progress has been in line with the institute's mission to develop participants of exceptional calibre into risk-taking leader-managers who will pioneer new managerial practices and set new standards.

IIMA has achieved this through its faculty consisting of the finest management teachers and researchers who have broadened the frontiers of management practices through their legacy of consulting to public and private sector corporations, financial institutions, government agencies and departments, cooperative societies, not-for-profit institutions, and international agencies like the World Bank and FAO. As a result, today IIMA is synonymous with the seat of excellence and attracts the best talent from all disciplines and backgrounds.

WHY FII

 


  • A fresh perspective and hands-on approach guarantees effective and practical solutions  
  • Highly motivated teams involve bright students having interned across a varied portfolio of prestigious companies  
  • Flexibility to select team(s) and periodical interaction ensures synergy between your requirements and the team’s interest areas  
  • Access to IIMA's extensive knowledge resources, apart from top class industry experience of PGPX participants helps deliver excellent solutions  
  • Most importantly, regular guidance and oversight from world renowned faculty reinforces the quality of deliverables

Support From CIIE

    Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship is one of the pioneers responsible for fast-tracking the startup ecosystem in India. Set up under the aegis of IIM Ahmedabad, it functions as an autonomous not-for-profit organisation. It assists, funds and helps startups get off the ground on a daily basis. It now has an active role in the functioning of more than 500 startups. It leverages the enviable IIMA network and expertise to provide startups the right environment at the right time.

    FII remains in constant touch with CIIE and has the unique advanatge of collaborating with a world-renowned incubator and utilising the resources at their disposal. To know more about CIIE, please visit their website.

     

DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

    " The Forum for Industry Interaction (FII) is an ISO 9001:2008 certified student consulting of IIM Ahmedabad. IIMA student teams work with companies on focused consulting projects under the aegis of FII. Thus, it acts as a bridge between industry and our PGP students.

    An association with FII will assure you of a fresh approach offered by the student consultancy teams, who constitute some of the nation’s best knowledge pools. The teams are supported by PGPX members, who have worked as senior managers of multinational companies or as entrepreneurs and thus bring a wealth of experience to the table. In addition, IIM faculty provides support and guidance to the teams.

    I invite you to join us as FII partners. Our student team members will gain from the consulting experience and I am confident your organization will benefit from their work. "

 

OUR EXPERTISE

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

KEY CAPABILITIES

 

Procedure

 

Procedure

  • We ask you to describe the organizational issue.
  • The problem is communicated to all student teams ensuring a large audience.
  • Each team is assisted by a Professor of the institute, guaranteeing World-class guidance.
  • These student teams (4-5 members each), present their understanding of the issue and their initial analysis.
  • You choose the team that you feel is most suited to tackle the project.
  • You interact with the team frequently and review its progress over the project completion time, which varies from 2 to 4 months, depending on the scope of the project.
  • The team presents a detailed analysis and submits the final report.
 

 

Consulting Fees

Type of Organization Fee
Start-ups* and NGOs Rs 40,000
Established Businesses Rs 75,000
Entities not registered in India USD 2000
*Startups - Holding company or the parent company is incorporated for less than 2 years according to company law or equivalent.

Faculty Advisory Committee

 

Prof. Amit Karna

Business Policy Area

Prof. Arnab Laha

Production and Quantitative Methods Area

Prof. Anand Kumar Jaiswal

Marketing Area

Prof. Debjit Roy

Production and Quantitative methods Area

Prof. Dheeraj Sharma

Marketing Area

Prof. Pavan Mamidi

Business Policy Area

Prof. Sobhesh Agarwalla

Finance and Accounting Area

Prof. Vineet Virmani

Finance and Accounting Area

FII in News



FII's Networks



Over the years, FII has built a considerable repertoire of relationships with several entities within the industry. It is through these relationships that we have managed to provide the students of IIMA different avenues to interact with the industry. In order to maintain and further augment these networks, we collaborate with organisations with interests and vision similar to ours. The above organisations are among our partners who help us expand our network beyond the walls of IIMA, all over the globe.

FII believes that these partnerships are mutually beneficial in providing our respective catchment areas with opportunities that expand beyond what we can provide individually. If your organisation has similar objectives, do get in touch with us !

Contact Us

 

FII Team 2016-2017

Prajakta S. Sapte

Secretary

Abhik Paul

Coordinator

Aditya Thammadi

Coordinator

Ankur Garg

Coordinator

Anushka Naik

Coordinator

Apurv Toppo

Coordinator

Aruj Pant

Coordinator

Asram Jamil

Coordinator

Bhumesh Tanwar

Coordinator

Harit Joshi

Coordinator

Harsh Jain

Coordinator

Makrand Kumar

Coordinator

Neelesh Singhal

Coordinator

Nikhil Menon

Coordinator

Parth Shah

Coordinator

Phani Kiran M

Coordinator

Ranjitha Lakshmi Vellanki

Coordinator

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Coordinator

Sachin Gupta

Coordinator

Sarthak Saneja

Coordinator

Shrenik Jain

Coordinator

Shrey Agrawal

Coordinator

Shubham Agrawal

Coordinator

Swapnil Kokal

Coordinator

Vivek Gosale

Coordinator

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