Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore was established in 1973, the Institute has since then built on its base of highly accomplished faculty, world class infrastructure and motivated student body to emerge as one of the premier institutes for management education and research promoting managerial excellence in the country. A feature that sets IIMB apart from other B-schools is the carefully selected mix of students with diversity so that students can leverage from each other's experience in addition to theoretical studies in the classroom, thereby creating a truly enriching learning experience. IIMB has a number of collaborations with national and international universities and academic institutions. The institute also has the largest student exchange program amongst all B-schools in India with several partner universities across North America, Europe and Australia. IIMB has always been a hub of innovative activity and is continuously on the lookout for opportunities to collaborate with the industry as well as other academic institutions the world over. Innovation and research at the Institute has been given a fillip with the establishment of centers of excellence in various areas ranging from public policy and corporate governance to insurance to financial markets and risk management. IIMB strives to achieve excellence through partnerships with industry, and leading academic institutions, the world over. IIMB's mission is to "build leaders through holistic, transformative and innovative education.