IIM Ahmedabad begins new academic session; 42% non-engineering students in MBA

IIM Ahmedabad: Women students, this year, comprise 23 percent of the PGP Class.

IIM Ahmedabad 2023 class starts (Official Website)IIM Ahmedabad 2023 class starts (Official Website)

Mridusmita Deka | June 28, 2023 | 02:33 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM Ahmedabad) has begun the 60th class of the two-year full-time postgraduate programme in management (PGP) and the 24th batch of the two-year full-time postgraduate programme in food and agribusiness management (PGP FABM). As many as 455 students have enrolled in the class of 2023-25.

About 42 percent of the batch comprises students from non-engineering disciplines and 58 percent from engineering. Last year, around 33 percent of the newly-inducted IIM Ahmedabad PGP batch came from arts, science and commerce backgrounds. Women students, this year, comprise 23 percent of the PGP Class.

While the PGP class of 2023-25 comprises 408 students from diverse educational, professional, socio- economic and gender backgrounds, while the PGP FABM batch has 47 students.

The PGP class consists of 26 percent freshers and 74 percent experienced candidates having a range of skills and work experience covering medicine, multinationals, PSUs, teaching, space research, civil servants, NGOs, defence services, gaming, technology, banking, consultancy, start-ups, law firms, etc. The PGP FABM batch with 47 students, all of them hailing from food and agribusiness backgrounds. This year the class of 2023 has 42 percent women students, as compared to 38 percent in the previous year.

As per an IIM Ahmedabad statement, a significant number of differently-abled students have joined the PGP Class of 2023-2025. The institute, it added, has always advocated the concept of inclusive education and has set up an EOO (Equal Opportunity Office). EOO seeks to collaborate with the differently-abled students to understand their special needs and provide several facilities including Apple iPads, automotive wheelchairs, specialised software, high-resolution cameras for laptops, and any other specific requirements they may have during their student life on campus.

IIM Ahmedabad New Session: Rise in number of scholarships

IIM Ahmedabad has also announced 30 new scholarships for the incoming Class of 2023-25. The scholarships have been contributed by the IIM Ahmedabad alumni through the IIM Ahmedabad Endowment Fund. A total of 10 scholarships of Rs 10 lakh each and 20 scholarships of Rs 5 lakh each will be awarded to students early in the first year and in the second year.

In addition to these scholarships, the institute has several other provisions in the form of awards for academic and all-round excellence and performance in specific subjects, which are either awarded by the institute, alumni, individual or organisational donors.

The PGP has been ranked among the top management programmes in the world in India and globally. The PGP FABM is the top-ranked Master’s Ranking in Agribusiness/Food Industry Management for 2022.

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