The new batch of EPGP, IIM Bangalore has 19 women in a batch of 72 participants. Last year's batch had 5 women in a batch of 58 students. Women comprise 26.4% of the new batch, the highest uptick since its inception. The programme is meant for professionals with 4-15 years of work experience in a range of industries.
The average age of women in the new batch is around 31 years, and there are four married women with children.
"With over eight and a half years of functional management experience at Google and ecommerce start-up Koovs.com, I wanted to transition into a senior leadership role. An MBA from IIM-B would equip me with the multi-disciplinary skills and business acumen required to develop a holistic picture of business and tackle emerging challenges innovatively," said Sriram, a student to the media.