Rise in arts students in new MBA and MBA FABM classes: IIMA

Online Inaugural for the new MBA and MBA-FABM batch at IIMA (Source: IIM Ahmedabad)Online Inaugural for the new MBA and MBA-FABM batch at IIMA (Source: IIM Ahmedabad)

Team Careers360 | August 3, 2020 | 09:42 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, initiated the new batch of MBA and MBA Food and Agri-Business Management in online mode on Sunday. The new academic session will be conducted online due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

A batch of 47 students was welcomed in the online inaugural of the new academic year. Most of the students enrolled in the new batch fall within the age bracket of 21 to 25 years.

Usually dominated by students from commerce and science streams, the new batch of 2020-21 saw a significant rise in students from arts background joining the MBA Programme.

This year saw a slight shift in the academic background from engineering to science. New batches in the IIMs are generally dominated by engineers. With 48 percent, a majority of students enrolled in the new batch have engineering background followed by 45 percent students from science stream.

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