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.
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.