IIM Ahmedabad Batch size grows to 399 Students; Admits 33% Non-Engineers, 27% Females in 2018

IIM Ahmedabad
Wednesday, July 04 2018, 08:55 AM
IIM Ahmedabad new batch size for PGP and PGP-FABM 2018-20 has grown to 399 students with high academic and gender diversity. The PGP batch 2018-20 at IIM Ahmedabad comprises 33% non-engineers, this number is higher than last five years even with the increase in the batch size.

IIM Ahmedabad new batch size for PGP and PGP-FABM 2018-20 has grown to 399 students with high academic and gender diversity. The Registration for the new batch has closed on June 29, 2018 and now the 399 students admitted at IIM Ahmedabad this year, are getting ready for their rigorous first year classes.

IIM Ahmedabad introduced a totally revamped CAT exam in 2015 to give room to academic diversity in IIM class rooms. The process has since been followed so far in conduct of IIM-CAT exam by IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow and is expected to be followed in CAT 2018 by IIM Calcutta as well. As a result of these changes, more candidates from diversified academic back grounds have got admission offers in the IIMs as is revealed by the batch profile 2018-20 at IIM Ahmedabad.

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The PGP batch 2018-20 at IIM Ahmedabad comprises 33% non-engineers, this number is higher than last five years even with the increase in the batch size. Number of non engineers in IIM Ahmedabad was only 9 percent in the PGP batch 2015-17.

PGP Graduate Program: Non - Engineering students

Batch
Percentage
2018-20
33%
2017-19
32%
2016-18
20%

On increasing number of students and diversity in IIM Ahmedabad class rooms, Professor Errol D’Souza, Director, IIM Ahmedabad said, “We are pleased to have more students joining IIMA who we envisage will become future leaders of organizations. Diversity in the student population helps in enriching the learning process. We consider surface level diversity that has easily identifiable characteristics such as sex or educational backgrounds to be important.  The institute believes such diversity has an impact on the heterogeneity of the deep and enduring attributes such as values, attitudes, opinions, and perspectives of students which enhances their creativity and performance in an organizational context.”

High ratio of Female Students in New Batch
The PGP 2018-20 Programme has also witnessed a steady growth over the last four years in the percentage of women students, with this year’s batch having 27% women which support last year’s growth.

IIM Ahmedabad Director, Professor D’Souza said, “We are conscious about the efficacy of increasing the percentage of women entering our class. The achievements are slow as the goal is to not give extra credits or specify a quota for gender or other diversity attributes in the admissions process. In a discussion-based learning environment, such as ours, diversity of participants’ backgrounds and inclusivity at an institutional level contribute significantly to a positive learning environment.”

PGP Graduate Program: Women Students

Batch
Percentage of Female Students
Batch Total
2018-20
27%
399
2017-19
28%
396
2016-18
21%
396

Professor Apratim Guha, Chairperson, Admissions, IIM Ahmedabad, said “Our admissions policy helps us admit students with diverse perspectives to contribute greatly to the discussion-based learning that we employ at IIMA.  To have a broader mix of participants without compromising on quality will enrich the academic experience of IIMA students even further.”

PGP-FABM: More Students with Food Technology Back Ground 
PGP-FABM programme at IIM Ahmedabad is the world’s top-rated programme in agri-business. The 2018-20 batch of PGP-FABM also had a diverse entering class of forty-six students. This year saw more than a double percentage of applicants from diverse backgrounds joining PGP-FABM with thirty-nine percent of the students coming from food technology field and 35% from the field of agriculture.

PGP- FABM Graduate Program: Academic Diversity

Batch
Percentage of students from Food Technology Back ground
Percentage of students from Agriculture Back ground
2018-20
39%
35%
2017-19
9%
15%

Established in 1961, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) is recognized globally for excellence in management education. One of the top management schools in the world, IIM Ahmedabad educates leaders of the enterprises. The Institute’s strategic priorities include: strengthening connection with its various constituencies, including academics, practitioners, alumni, and the community; nurturing a high performance work environment of stretch, autonomy, and teamwork; and strategic growth while maintaining emphasis on quality.

As per the latest ranking by The Economist, IIMA is No. 1 School in the world on the parameter of opening up new career opportunities for students. The flagship Post Graduate Programme (PGP) is ranked 16th in the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2016 and Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-Business Management (PGP-FABM) is ranked 1st by Eduniversal, Paris, France in 2017. As per the Financial Times’ Global MBA Ranking 2017, IIMA’s Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPX) is ranked 29th in the World.

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