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“One Man One Dream”

Founder President

DR. VIKRAM A. SARABHAI - Founder President Of AMA Dr. Vikram A. Sarabhai
Our Mission
To promote exchange of ideas, knowledge and
experience in the principles and practice of management.



Dr. Vikram A Sarabhai was a visionary who foresaw the need for professional Management, When there was little or no management education prevailing in India.

Though a Scientist by training and vocation, he spoke the language of social science. He always maintained that the ultimate end to all scientific endeavour was peace and prosperity, and the harnessing of our creative potential.

The numerous activities and diverse institution he initiated had profound significance for developing society. Into each of these endeavours, he breathed the vigour of a dedicated scientist and sensitivity of a humanist.

His environment was his laboratory and his pioneering efforts, his experiment

One such experiment was AMA.


President AMA

MR PRANAV ADANI - President Of AMA Mr Tushar Patel

The Oxford English Dictionary defines management as: “the professional administration of business concerns, public undertakings, etc.” The operative word is professional. The same dictionary defines it as: “having or showing the skill of a professional; competent.” That is the essence of the term management, in a nutshell.

The shifting trend from family-run businesses to professionally-managed professions post-independence prompted Dr. Vikram Sarabhai to initiate a ‘freedom movement’ of a different kind: freedom from traditional management mindsets.

In those days, not only was there a shortage of management skills per se, but even the facilities to impart these skills were none-existent. Therefore AMA had its role clearly chalked out: To conduct research, provide education, and impart training in the field of management.

AMA is also one of the promoters and founder-members of All India Management Association (AIMA), the apex body for the management profession in India. Today, it’s a collaborator of AIMA, and participates in all their activities.


A Post-graduate from George Washington University, Columbia, Mr. Tushar Patel presently heading as Managing Director of the Sanrhea Technical Textiles Ltd., manufacturing technical textiles for the Tyres, Auto Component and Rubber Product Industry. He has been instrumental in the establishment and growth of Sanrhea from a small pioneer industry in the state of Gujarat to a well accepted and acclaimed supplier of specially engineered fabrics to the Rubber Industry.

Past Presidents
Name Year
Dr. Vikram A. Sarabhai 1956-60
Mr. Madanmohan Mangaldas 1960-61
Mr. Harshvadan Mangaldas 1961-63
Dr .T.S. Subramaniam 1963-64
Mr. Gautam S Nanavaty 1964-66
Mr. JC Shah 1966-68
Dr. PC Mehta 1968-71
Mr. Prafull Anubhai 1971-73
Dr. VL Mote 1973-75
Mr. I C Shah 1975-76
Mr. Nalin M Shah 1976-78
Prof. DD Trivedi 1978-80
Mr. Madukant Pranlal Shah 1980-81
Mr. PVRN Iyer 1981-83
Mr. Dilip A Shah 1983-85
Mr. Harish U Shah 1985-86
Mr. Chinubhai R Shah 1986-87
Mr. SR Bhandari 1987-89
Dr. AH Kalro 1989-91
Mr. IA Modi 1991-93
Ms. Karuna A Shah 1993-95
Mr. Mukesh M Patel 1995-97
Mr. Achal A Bakeri 1997-99
Mr. Yatindra R Sharma 1999-01
Mr. Rajesh R Mehta 2001-03
Mr. Mahendra N Patel 2003-05
Mr. Rajiv Vastupal 2005-07
Mr. Janak D. Parikh 2007-09
Mr. Pankaj R. Patel 2009-11
Mr. Rohit Patel 2012-14
Mr. Pranav Adani 2014-15