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IIMs Witness an Increase in Female Enrollment

Published: | August 29, 2019
IIMs Female Students Enrolment

Among the 20 IIMs in India, Bangalore, Rohtak, Sambalpur, and Tiruchirappalli have witnessed a rise in the female enrollment as compared to last year. The percentage of female students to the total students admitted in the IIMs this year is 30.61 %.

IIMs have recorded a positive gender diversity for the current academic session 2019-20 with overall 1,619 female candidates gaining admission as against 1,349 in 2017-19. The number of female students admitted to IIMs this year has been highest with 30.61 percent as compared to 26.85 percent in 2018 and 25.69 percent in 2017.

Among all the IIMs in India, Bangalore, Rohtak, Tiruchirappalli, and Sambalpur have witnessed a better gender balance in the enrollment. IIM Bangalore has enrolled 165 female students to its flagship MBA programme as compared to 114 female students in the 2017-19 batch.

IIMs Female Enrollment Statistics 2019

Name

2017-19 Batch

2018-20 Batch

2019-21 Batch

IIM Ahmedabad (IIM A)

132

121

114

IIM Calcutta
(IIM C)

143

124

152

IIM Bangalore (IIM B)

114

121

165

IIM Lucknow
(IIM L)

98

123

124

IIM Indore (IIM I)

256

232

220

IIM Nagpur

02

25

20

IIM Udaipur

60

66

88

IIM Trichy

33

24

95

IIM Kashipur

14

06

29

IIM Kozikhode

103

`108

111

IIM Bodh Gaya (IIM BG)

00

01

03

IIM Rohtak

22

120

124

IIM Ranchi

88

1061

117

IIM Sirmaur

01

16

15

IIM Amritsar

20

03

17

IIM Shillong

25

77

83

IIM Raipur

52

42

38

IIM Jammu

12

16

13

IIM Sambalpur

11

00

46

IIM Vishakhapatnam (IIM Vizag)

13

18

45

IIM Rohtak has witnessed the most dramatic increase with 6 per cent female students in 2016 (9 girls) to 50 per cent of the batch in consecutive two years. Check the table given above. Prof Dheeraj Sharma, Director IIM Rohtak said that one of the main reason for the increase in female enrollment at IIMs is because the corporates have made gender diversity the priority. This is one of the main reason that women are showing interest in higher education especially management courses. More female students are now competing for the CAT which has led to improve gender balance among students in IIMs.

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Also, the IIM Nagpur offered the highest summer internship to a female candidate (Batch 2018-20). Some well-known companies like Amazon have specific hiring programme to improve gender diversity. Amazon Women of the World Event is an example of one such program.

IIM Ahmedabad has been constantly trying to improve gender and academic diversity by introducing changes in their admission criteria. The efforts of the premier institute are successful to some extent, as the PGP batch of 2018-20 comprised of students from varied backgrounds.

Also Read: IIM Mandi Encourages Women Become Entrepreneurs

Madhu Srivastava, Group CHRO, Vedanta Group is of the view that there is a significant increase in the number of women being hired in high impact roles and the number of women in leadership roles has also increased. According to her the selection criteria of the IIMs is encouraging diversity. To promote gender diversity is one of the prime goals of IIMs across the country.

With a significant increase in the number of female students at all the IIMs across the country, we can hope for a future which does not define gender roles and more women are taking up leadership roles!

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