IIM Ahmedabad: With about 58% of students from engineering background, the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM A or IIM Ahmedabad) welcomed students of the 60th class of the two-year flagship Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) recently. Furthermore, the 24th batch of the two-year full-time Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management (PGP FABM) joined the campus last week.
The PGP Class of 2023-25 comprises 408 “meritorious students from diverse educational, professional, socio- economic and gender backgrounds”, the university said. Together, the class of 2023-2025 comprises a total of 455 students from diverse backgrounds across the country.
The PGP consists of 26 per cent freshers and 74% 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, stated the IIMA in a release on Wednesday.
The PGP FABM batch has 47 students — all of them hailing from food and agribusiness backgrounds. This year, the class has 42 per cent female students as compared to 38 per cent the previous year.
A significant number of differently-abled students have joined the PGP Class of 2023-2025. The Institute has set up an EOO (Equal Opportunity Office) that collaborates with these students to understand their special needs and provides 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. An event was held at the campus where Professor Pradyumana Khokle, Dean (Programmes), welcomed the students to the IIMA.
In his inaugural address, Professor Bharat Bhasker, Director, IIMA, was quoted as saying in the statement, “You are embarking on a transformational journey at IIMA, which will provide you with an environment that stimulates learning.” Source: India Express.