As the growth of the economy is largely dependent on creation of suitable infrastructure, the policy focus in India has been on infrastructure investment. Large infrastructure investment during the last decade has placed India in the global league of fast growing economies. The Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-2017) lays special emphasis on development of infrastructure sector as an imperative for sustaining high growth. According to the Twelfth Plan projections, during the five year period from 2012 to 2017, an investment of around US$ 1 trillion is required in the infrastructure sector in India. About half of this is expected to come from the private sector.
To meet the 12th Plan projections, the infrastructure sector will require a large number of highly skilled managers for efficient implementation and operation of huge infrastructure projects. There is also an urgent need to conduct relevant research and provide appropriate consultancy services to the organizations directly or indirectly associated with the Infrastructure and related sectors. With a view to cater to this crucial need, Adani Education and Research Foundation (AERF), the CSR arm of Adani Group, has established Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management (AIIM).
Adani Group, a global integrated infrastructure player with businesses in key industry verticals - resources, logistics and energy, is among the leading business houses of India with revenue of over $9.2 billion. Adani is developing and operating mines in India, Indonesia & Australia and is one of the largest coal importers in India. It also has extensive interests in oil and gas exploration. Adani owns and operates five ports Mundra, Dahej, Hazira, Goa and Visakhapatnam in India. Adani recently acquired Dhamra Port, located in the state of Orissa and is setting up ports in Tuna Tekra, Mormugao, Kandla and Ennore. Adani is also the largest private thermal power producer in India and is currently developing six power projects across Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. In addition to these wide range of infrastructure businesses, Adani also has a significant presence in Agri-Business through Adani Wilmar Limited - a 50:50 joint venture between Adani Group, and Wilmar International Limited, Singapore, Asia's leading Agri business group with revenues exceeding US$ 45.46 Billion.
The main objective of AIIM is to provide high quality education and training to bright and aspirational executives for shouldering managerial responsibilities in the Infrastructure and Allied Sectors.