More non-engineers take admissions in IIM-A this yearLast updated on Jul 03, 2018, 06:15 pm
While engineers have dominated IIM-A for long, this year those without an engineering degree also took admission in large numbers.
Data released by the prestigious institute shows 33% non-engineers took admission in the PGP, highest in the last five years.This, despite, an increase in the batch size.
Speaking on this, IIM-A Director Professor Errol D'Souza said diversity enriches the learning process.
Last year, 32% non-engineers enrolled in PGP
Notably, IIM witnessed only 1% increase in non-engineers from last year. The 2017-19 batch had 32% non-engineers and figure for 2016-18 batch was 20%.
Engineering graduates made up for 61.7% of the total strength, and 22.56% students belonged to commerce background, an increase of 2%.
7.27% of students had a science background and 3.1% were from arts stream. The average age is 21-25 years.
34.34% students have no work experience
Further, for the Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-Business Management (PGP-FABM), 39% students have food technology background, and 35% are from agriculture.
The new batch has 34.34% students who have no work experience. 30.83% of students had two years work experience, and 14.04% were those students who had three years of experience.
15 students (3.76%) have up to five years of work experience.
Out of 399 students, 27% are women
This year, out of 399 students, 27% are women. Last year, in a batch of 395 students, women made up for 28% of the strength.
The 2016-17 batch saw only 21% female students in a batch of 396. In 2017, a considerable 7% jump was witnessed.
Director D'Souza said the institution considered "easily identifiable characteristics such as sex or educational backgrounds, important".
- Errol D'Souza