Vagisha Kaushik|Aug 2, 2022
IIM Ahmedabad sees 33.5% non-engineer students in MBA, highest ever
IIMA, however, saw a decrease in women students with 23% of PGP, down from 28 percent last year.
NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad saw the all-time highest enrolment of non-engineering students in 2022 with 33.5 percent of the newly-inducted Post Graduate Programme (PGP) batch coming from arts, science and commerce backgrounds.
The 2022-23 batch saw an over five percentage-point increase in non-engineer students, from 27.5 percent in 2021 and 24 percent in 2020. However, of the 397 students enrolled in the 59th PGP batch, 66.5 percent are engineers, down from 72.5 percent last year and 76 percent in 2020.
IIMA welcomed a batch of 444 students in the PGP management and PGP in food and agribusiness management (FABM) on campus for the first time since 2019. The batch also saw an increase in enrollment, from 393 in 2021 and 392 in 2020.
IIM Ahmedabad: Women admission dips
This year, female students make up 23 percent of the PGP class and 38 percent of the PGP FABM class in the institute. In 2021, women comprised 28 percent of the total class size, six percentage points higher than the 2020 batch that was 22 percent female. In 2019, IIM Ahmedabad saw a similar dip in female students when it admitted 114 women, down from 132 in 2017 and 121 in 2018.
An official statement said that the average age for the PGP course has remained unchanged at 23 years while the PGP FABM class, which has 47 students from food, agriculture, and allied backgrounds, saw an increase in the average age to 23 years from 22 years this year.
“IIMA takes pride in its unequalled pedagogy, which provides a transformative journey for its students through a series of carefully blended classroom and peer learning interventions. To that end, its admissions process actively promotes diversity in the IIMA student body. It brings together a cohort of students with diverse educational, professional, age, gender, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, who bring new perspectives and can learn from one another. The course curriculum is also designed to meet the needs of a diverse student community,” the statement added.
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