The Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE), Hyderabad is a non-profit educational society established in 1964. It is devoted to Education, Training, Research and Consultancy for business enterprises in the public and private sector. IPE is the premier Business School at Hyderabad and is recognized as a "Centre of Excellence" by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, New Delhi for doctoral studies. It has also been recognized by eight universitites in India for guidance of Ph.D scholars. It has developed strong linkages with industry and academic institutions and is the founder member of the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) and is also the member of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Computer Society of India (CSI).