Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), welcomed the diverse and largest 59th batch of the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) and the 23rd batch of the Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management (PGP-FABM). The PGP and PGP FABM Class of 2024 comprises 444 talented students with 397 students in the PGP and 47 students in the PGP-FABM programmes from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, age, and experience.
Professor Errol D’Souza, Director, IIM Ahmedabad; Professor Kirti Sharda, Chairperson, PGP; Professor Vineet Virmani Chairperson, PGP-FABM alongwith Dean (A & ER), Chairpersons of other programmes and faculty members welcomed the new batch at Ravi J Matthai auditorium at IIMA. This was the first physical inauguration since 2019 and the entire IIMA community – from faculty members to the staff, was excited as they welcomed the new batch into Institute in-person after two years.
IIM Ahmedabad Batch Profile 2022: Key Highlights
- Total Batch Size: 444 students
- PGP 2022-24 Batch: 397 students
- PGP-FABM 2022-24 Batch: 47 Students
Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) 2022-24 Batch: Key Highlights
PGP at IIMA is its flagship 2 years MBA programme leading to award of MBA degree. Key highlights of PGP 2022-24 batch are:
- Largest Batch: Number of Students increased to 397 from 393 last year
- Average Age Remains Unchanged: The average age of the class remains unchanged at 23 years
- More Women Students: IIMA PGP 2022-24 batch has 23 percent Women students
- Academic Diverse Batch: Batch comprises 66.5 per cent Engineers and 33.5 per cent non-engineers from arts, science and commerce backgrounds
PGP-FABM 2022-24 Batch: Key Highlights
The Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management (PGP-FABM) is the only specialized 2 years full time programme offered at IIM Ahmedabad. The PGP-FABM equips students with skills that prepare them for careers in industries ranging from food marketing to agri-technology to agri-entrepreneurship. Key highlights of IIMA PGP-FABM Batch 2022-24 are:
- Batch Size Remains Unchanged: The PGP – FABM class has 47 students
- Average Age Increased: The average age of the batch has increased to 23 years, as compared to 22 years in the last two years
- More Women Students: Women students make up 38 per cent of the PGP- FABM 2022-24 batch
- Academic Diversity: IIMA PGP-FABM Batch is a mix of students from food, agriculture, and allied backgrounds.
IIM Ahmedabad has unequalled pedagogy, which provides a transformative journey for its students through a series of carefully blended classroom and peer learning interventions. To achieve the goals, admissions process at IIM Ahmedabad actively promotes diversity in the IIMA student body and brings together a cohort of students with diverse educational, professional, age, gender, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds. The course curriculum is also designed to meet the needs of a diverse student community.
Welcoming the students in his inaugural address, Professor Errol D’Souza, Director, IIM Ahmedabad advised the students them to use it as the driving force for character building, to achieve self-actualisation and to set a long-term vision in mind during their two years at the Institute. Speaking about the importance of building culture as an intrinsic value, he said, “It requires you to be aware of your biases, your prejudices, and understand that you are privileged. The fact that you are in an Institution like this makes you privileged and therefore you need to use those privileges wisely. It requires you to have a sense of service, when you do something, it is not just for yourself, it is for your friends and family, and for the world at large. And that is the culture that we hope you will imbibe at this Institute.”
Professor Kirti Sharda, Chairperson, PGP, welcoming the new batch, said, "The PGP Programme at IIMA has created outstanding business leaders and managers, and remarkable entrepreneurs who have been trailblazers in their respective fields. Equally inspiring have been the journeys of some of the finest minds across PGP batches who crafted very interesting careers in the world of sports, writing, academics, government and policy, and not-for-profit ventures. We hope that the incoming students experience a transformational and enriching journey with the opportunities provided by the PGP programme."
On the occasion, PGP-FABM Chairperson, Professor Vineet Virmani said, “As the institute's only two-year programme in management offering a specialization, PGP-FABM equips students with skills that go beyond general management and prepares them for careers in industries ranging from food marketing to agri-technology to agri-entrepreneurship. I am excited to welcome the PGP-FABM class of 2022-24, which is an eclectic mix of students coming from some of India's top colleges in the field of agriculture, dairy, food and horticulture studies. With most of the batch in the age group of 21 to 25 years, it is a good mix of enthusiastic fresh graduates and experienced professionals.”
The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), a premier, global management Institute that is at the forefront of promoting excellence in the field of management education was founded as an innovative initiative by the Government, industry and international academia in 1961. Since then it has been consolidating its global footprint and today it has a network with over 80 top international institutions and a presence in Dubai. Its eminent faculty members and close to 40,000 alumni, who are at the helm of influential positions in all walks of life also contribute to its global recognition.
Over the years, IIMA’s academically superior, market-driven, and socially impactful programmes, have earned high reputation and acclaim globally. It became the first Indian institution to receive international accreditation from EQUIS. IIM Ahmedabad is placed # 1 in the Government of India’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), India Rankings 2021. Its flagship two-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) is ranked 20th in the FT Master in Management Ranking 2020 and the one-year Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) has been ranked 48th in the FT Global MBA rankings 2021. IIMA offers consultancy services and more than 200 curated executive education programmes in customized, blended, and open enrolment formats for a diverse audience comprising of business leaders, policymakers, industry professionals, academicians, government officials, armed forces personnel, agri-business and other niche sector specialists and entrepreneurs.
Over the 60 years of its existence, IIM Ahmedabad has been acknowledged for its exemplary contributions to scholarship, practice and policy through its distinctive teaching, high-quality research, nurturing future leaders, supporting industry, government, social enterprise and creating a progressive impact on society.
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