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Arts clout grows in IIM Ahmedabad MBA 2020-22 Batch while engineering students dominate

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Ahmedabad, 2 August  2020:  Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad saw a decent rise in students from Arts background joining MBA Programme, the former PGP programme.  Nearly 5% students from Arts background, up from 3% previous year, get admission to MBA Programme for 2020-22 Batch, the flagship course of IIM Ahmedabad.

The share of Commerce students is 18% while the share of Science students is 1%. Meanwhile, engineering students continue to dominate the MBA programme with 76% share. Students from engineering background saw a rise of 2%  to 76%, from 74%  in the previous year of Students Mix.

Data for MBA Programme: Educational Background                            

Batch Educational Background %age Educational Background %age Educational Background %age
2020-22 Arts 5% Commerce 18% Science 1%
2019-21 Arts 3% Commerce 21% Science 2%
2018-20 Arts 3% Commerce 23% Science 7%

Professor Vishal Gupta, Outgoing-Chairperson, Admissions, IIMA, explains “Our admissions policy helps us admit students with diverse perspectives to contribute greatly to the discussion-based learning that we employ at IIMA.  We believe that having a broad mix of participants without compromising on quality will enrich the academic experience of IIMA students even further.”

MBA-FABM programme, the world’s top-rated programme in agri-business for the last four consecutive years, also had a diverse entering class of forty-seven students. This year saw a slight shift in the academic background: from Engineering to Science.

Data for MBA – FABM Programme: Discipline

Discipline 2020-22 2019-21 2018-2020
Engineering 48% 63% 65%
Science 45% 37% 35%

 Due to the current COVID19 pandemic situation, IIM Ahmedabad e-welcomed their new batch (2020-22) of MBA and MBA-FABM on August 2, 2020. Even though it was online, the inauguration was conducted as usual.

Professor Errol D’Souza, Director, IIMA said, “We at IIMA are delighted to welcome the batch of 2022. Even though we are awaiting the government directives to open academic institutions, we will make sure that our students feel the campus learning experience in our online classes.”

This year young professional again set a consistent and steady rise as MBA students, even with the slight increase in batch size.

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