Assam Institute of Management (AIM) came into being in 1988, when it was established by the Government of Assam. Located in Guwahati, the college is renowned for being the only fully autonomous institute in India sponsored by any state government in India. The institute has a vision to be a centre of excellence in the field of management and allied discipline, through upgrading teaching, training, research, consultancy and networking. AIM Gauhati is the only institute in north eastern part of the country that conducts IIM grade Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) course. The course is a two-year programme and it has been approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi.