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IIM-Ahmedabad welcomes new PGP batches with higher number of women students

Women comprise 28 per cent of the total class size in the new PGP batch and 43 per cent of the total number of students in the new PGP-FABM batch – the numbers being 6 per cent higher than 22 per cent registered in the PGP class in 2020.

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: July 3, 2021 1:19:48 pm
iim ahmedabad new batch, pgp batch 2021-23IIM Ahmedabad director Errol DSouza welcomes the incoming batch 2021-23. Photo: File.

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, today virtually announced the commencement of the 58th class of the two-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) and 22nd class of the Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management (PGP-FABM).

This year, the institute has registered a total intake of 432 students of which 385 students have joined the PGP programme and 47 students joined the PGP-FABM programme. The PGP class comprises 72 per cent of men and 28 per cent of women. The average age of the PGP class is around 23 years and 67 per cent of the total students have been professionals with prior work experience.

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In the current PGP-FABM batch, about 57 per cent are men and 43 per cent are women. About 96 per cent of the class comprises students in the age group of 21 to 25 years. Of the 47 students, 14 come with prior work experience. The present classes comprise students from arts, science, commerce, engineering, agriculture, and allied sciences, among others.

There has been an increase in the number of women joining in both the PGP and PGP-FABM programmes. Women comprise 28 per cent of the total class size in the new PGP batch and 43 per cent of the total number of students in the new PGP-FABM batch – the numbers being 6 per cent higher than 22 per cent registered in the PGP class in 2020 and 9 per cent higher than the 34 per cent registered in the PGP-FABM programme in 2020, respectively.

The two-year PGP programme (2021-23) has 72 per cent of candidates from an engineering background. This year, the PGP-FABM programme has witnessed an increase in the number of students from agriculture and allied backgrounds as compared to the previous two years.

Due to the prevailing situation, the institute has taken the decision to start term-I courses in online mode. It is likely to make further changes in the teaching mode based on the situation and government guidelines announced from time to time.

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