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More engineers in IIM-B this year

More engineers have enrolled for the flagship Postgraduate Programme (PGP) at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, with 91 per cent of them coming from engineering background.

Published: 18th June 2013 09:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th June 2013 09:48 AM   |  A+A-

More engineers have enrolled for the flagship Postgraduate Programme (PGP) at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, with 91 per cent of them coming from engineering background.

Of a total of 404 candidates who have been admitted into the PGP 2013-15 batch, 368 aspiring managers hold bachelor degrees in engineering.  In the previous batch (2012-14), there were 88 per cent engineers.

Ironically, only four candidates who have joined the programme this year come from a management background. There are 21 commerce graduates, followed by eight science graduates and one overseas candidate, who holds a degree in economics and international relations.

In total, there are six overseas candidates. Prof M Jayadev, chairpman, Admissions and Financial Aid, IIM-B, released the statistics on Monday at the inaugural of the new batch of PGP students.

'Consistently low'

The percentage of female candidates in the PGP this year is 26.73 per cent, a very marginal increase from the previous batch that had 26 per cent females. The outgoing batch of 2011-13 has 26.25 per cent females. Of the 404 candidates in this batch, there are 108 females.

The average male age is 26.5 years and 25 years for females. A majority of the candidates are in the age group of 20-24 years, according to statistics.

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