The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Nagpur claims to have the highest number of non-engineers ever in its latest PGP batch. As many as 21 per cent of students in the current batch are from non-engineering backgrounds, told the IIM. The new batch of the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management and PhD began on July 5.
- 23% students are female.
- 37% students are Fresh graduates
- Highest batch size of 258 students
- 21% students are non-engineers
The PGP Batch of 2021-23 is comprised of 258 students, of which 23 % are female. The average age of the students, who hail from more than 20 states, is 24 years. In terms of academic and professional experience, the batch is quite diverse, with experienced workers from consulting, hospitality, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, banking, financial services, fashion marketplace services, EdTech, political consultancy, forensic and integrity services, chartered accountants and entrepreneurs making up a considerable proportion of the batch. Fresh graduates constitute 37% of the batch, which has an average work experience of 17 months. Prof Varsha Khandker, chairperson, admissions, also noted that students from more than 20 states of the country are represented in this batch.
Prof. Varsha Khandker, Chairperson, Admissions, welcomed the participants of the programmes, noting that the PGP Batch of 2021-23 has the highest proportion of non-engineers (21%) till date, adding that students from more than twenty states of the country are represented in this batch. She emphasized that in the programme, the students will focus on learning to learn, and exhorted the students to be open to knowledge, and seek it out in the world.
In his address to the students, Prof. Prakash Awasthy, PGP Chairperson reiterated that the coming two years would be of immense importance to them. In a changing industrial environment, Prof Awasthy said, the learnings at IIM Nagpur would enable to students to manoeuvre new challenges. He related that the multifaceted pedagogy at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Nagpur which includes real-life engagement with the industry, peer learning and international exposure, is designed to create managers who can tackle global issues.
Dr Bhimaraya Metri, Director, IIM Nagpur, addressed the students next. He began by congratulating the students and their parents, mentioning that they students are embarking upon a very significant journey that starts from Nagpur, the centre of India. He mentioned that IIM Nagpur is the only IIM located in the heart of the industry, in the 5th fastest growing city in the world. Dr Metri shared that the Institute is the fastest growing IIM with its physical infrastructure nearly complete, and a state-of-the-art permanent campus nearly ready to operate as soon as it was safe under the present pandemic circumstances.