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Indian Institute of Management (IIM-A), one of the most renowned institutes in business administration, has announced a rise in female percentage in the institution this year. For the past few years, it has been a great concern of such elite institutes that it is facing a low men-women admission ratio.
According to the institute which virtually announced the commencement of classes for the year 2021-2023 has total registration of 432 students out of which 385 have joined the post-graduate program in management (PGP) and 47 have joined the postgraduate program in food and agri-business management (PGP-FABM).
There has been an increase in the female ratio that can be equal to the male ratio in the coming years. The rise signifies that these days more women are inclined to higher studies in the top-most institute of the country and that can lead to an equal work participation ratio and work pay.
The institute addressed that 72% of males and 28% of females have been registered in the new PGP batch. Compared to 2020 figures which were 22%, there has been a rise of 6% of females in the program. For the PGP-FABM program, there has been a rise of 9% out of 34% in 2020, to 43% in 2021 for females and 57% for males this year.
Also, this year PGP-FABM program witnessed an increase in the number of students from agriculture and allied background compared to last year.