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Women’s Presence Goes Up To 23% For One Year MBA (PGPX) At IIM, Ahmedabad

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Women’s presence has gone up to 23% in the 14th batch (2019-20) of the one-year full-time residential MBA program (PGPX) At IIM, Ahmedabad.

IIMA Director Prof Errol D’Souza inaugurated the program at RJM auditorium in the campus on April 11, the Institute said in a press release.

  • Women’s presence goes up to 23% for one-year MBA (PGPX 2019-20) from 17% in 2018-19
  • PGPX Chairperson Prof Arindam Banerjee stresses diversity in students helps to enrich the learning process
  • In terms of work experience, the participants have exposure to 21 industries, innumerable functional areas and 140 companies.
  • In terms of international work-experience, 35% of the batch has worked abroad

PGPX Chairperson Prof Arindam Banerjee, in his welcome speech, said, “Diversity in the student population helps in enriching the learning process by bringing in diverse perspectives in the classroom discussion.

“It appears we are on the right track in terms of work experience, profiles and gender diversity in our batches,” he added.

According to the data for the PGPX Program released by the IIM, female students constituted 25% of the 115-member 2017-18 batch. It dipped to 17% in the 138-member 2018-19 batch and rose to 23% in the 140-member 2019-20 batch.

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PGPX 2019-20 batch student, Squadron Leader, IAF, Shally Aggarwal (Retd.) said, “From the onset of my MBA journey, I looked for the program that can offer an excellent classroom learning experience to intense work experience individuals like me.

The 2019-20 batch has an average GMAT score of around 702 and GRE score of 320, an average age of around 32 years, average total work experience of 8.9 years, and average international experience of approximately a year and a half

“For me, PGPX outshone other comparable programs because of the rich diversity of the cohort, it offered – in the terms of industry, roles, geography, cultures and so on that forms the basis of an unparalleled exposure and peer to peer learning,” she added.

Other than the rise in gender diversity, the current batch is also very diverse in terms of work experience The participants come with exposure to 21 industries, innumerable functional areas, and 140 companies.

The NRIs comprising 9.29% are residing outside India, spread across 6 countries. In terms of  international work-experience, 35% of the batch has worked abroad before joining PGPX.

PGPX was launched in 2006 and so far, more than 1000 students have graduated.

Till 2016-17, the PGPX intake was 90. From 2017-18, the institute added one more section to enhance the earning experience of participants.

“With the overwhelming response, we have continued the extra section and accordingly, 140

students have been admitted this year. The 2019-20 batch has an average GMAT score of around 702 and GRE score of 320, an average age of around 32 years, average total work experience of 8.9 years, and average international experience of approximately a year and a half,” Prof Banerjee said.

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