IIM Ahmedabad Welcomes Largest PGP Batch of 408 students and PGP-FABM Batch of 47 Students from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, age, and experience; Announces New Scholarships Worth Rs. 2 Cr

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June 28, 2023
IIM Ahmedabad has inaugurated its diverse and largest 60th batch of the flagship PGP and the 24th batch of the PGP-FABM programmes. The PGP and PGP FABM Class of 2025 comprises a total of 455 talented students with 408 in the PGP and 47 in the PGP-FABM coming from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, age, and experience. Among the 408 students of PGP, 42% are from non-engineering backgrounds and 74% have work experience
IIM Ahmedabad Batch Profile 2023-25

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), welcomed the diverse and largest 60th batch of the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) 2023-25 and the 24th batch of the Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management (PGP-FABM) 2023-25. The PGP and PGP FABM Class of 2025 comprises 455 talented students with 408 students in the PGP and 47 students in the PGP-FABM programmes from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, age, and experience.

Professor Bharat Bhasker, Director, IIMA; Prof Pradyumana Khokle, Dean (Programmes); Prof Abhiman Das, Chairperson (PGP); Prof Vineet Virmani, Chairperson (PGP-FABM); Prof MP Ram Mohan, Chairperson (Admissions); Prof Ankur Sinha, Chairperson (Placements); Prof Chinmay Tumbe, Chairperson, Sports and Recreation Activities Committee (SARA) and Girish Rajpurohit, General Secretary (Student Affairs Council) welcomed the new batch at an even held at IIM Ahmedabad campus on June 24, 2023.

IIM Ahmedabad 2023-25 Batch Profile: Key Highlights

  • Total Batch Size: 455 students
  • PGP 2023-25 Batch: 408 students
  • PGP-FABM 2023-25 Batch: 47 Students

IIMA PGP 2023-25 Batch: Key Highlights
The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at IIM Ahmedabad is its flagship 2 years MBA programme leading to award of MBA degree. The PGP Class of 2023-25 comprises 408 meritorious students from a diverse educational, professional, socio- economic and gender backgrounds. Besides, a significant number of differently abled students have joined the PGP Class of 2023-2025. Key highlights of PGP 2023-25 batch are: 

  • Largest Batch so Far: Number of Students increased to 408 from 397 last year
  • High Number of Non-Engineers: 42 % of the batch comprises students from Non-Engineering disciplines from arts, science and commerce backgrounds and 58 % from Engineering.
  • More Students with Work Ex: 74% of the Batch has Work Experience and 26% students are freshers
  • Diverse Areas of Work Experience: The batch has a range of skills and work experience covering medicine, multinationals, PSUs, teaching, space research, civil servants, NGOs, defence services, gaming, technology, banking, consultancy, start-ups, law firms among other areas
  • More Women Students: IIMA PGP 2023-25 batch has 23 percent Women students
  • Average Age Remains Unchanged: The average age of the class remains unchanged at 23 years

IIMA Admits More Different Abled Students in PGP 2023-25 Batch
A significant number of differently abled students have joined the PGP Class of 2023-2025. Taking concrete steps for inclusive education, IIM Ahmedabad has set up an EOO (Equal Opportunity Office) that collaborates with these students to understand their special needs and provides several facilities including Apple iPads, automotive wheelchairs, specialised software, high-resolution cameras for laptops, and any other specific requirements they may have during their student life on campus.

IIMA PGP-FABM 2023-25 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 2023-25 are:

  • Batch Size Remains Unchanged: The PGP – FABM class 2025 has 47 students like last year
  • Academic Diversity: IIMA PGP-FABM Batch 2023-25 is a mix of students from food, agriculture, and agribusiness backgrounds.
  • More Women Students: Gender diversity in IIMA FABM 2023-25 batch has increased to 42% from 38% last year.

IIMA PGP & PGP-FABM: Top Ranked Programmes
The PGP and FABM programmes offered at IIM Ahmedabad, are acknowledged among the best programmes in their respective areas. The PGP has been ranked among the top management programmes in the world in India and globally. The PGP FABM is the top-ranked Master’s Ranking in Agribusiness/Food Industry Management for 2022. Alumni from both these programmes have made their mark across several walks of life. Today, the IIMA alumni network comprises more than 40, 000 professionals based in almost every country across the world.

IIMA Announces 30 New Scholarships Worth Rs.2 Crores
Carrying forward the mission of supporting meritorious and deserving students, IIM Ahmedabad has announced 30 new scholarships for the incoming Class of 2023-25.  The scholarships have been contributed by the IIMA alumni through the IIMA Endowment Fund. A total of 10 scholarships of Rs.10 lakh each and 20 scholarships of Rs. 5 lakh each will be awarded to students early in the first year and in the second year.

The scholarships are the result of contributions and support of several IIMA alumni who are closely engaged with the Institute in advancing its aim of ensuring that meritorious students have access to IIMA's world-class education. The scholarships have been instituted through the IIMA Endowment Fund, which has been set up by a group of IIMA alumni in 2020.

In addition to these scholarships, the Institute has several other scholarships and awards for the Academic and all-round excellence and performance in specific subjects, which are either awarded by the Institute, alumni, individual or organisational donors.  

IIMA’s Focus on Diversity & Inclusivity
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.

One of the core requirements for student intake at IIMA is Diversity as it enhances class discussions, enriches peer interaction by providing everyone the opportunity to learn and accept diversity in views and practices, exploring different perspectives towards problem solving, and creates a more holistic learning environment, making them ready to manage real – world situations.

Welcoming the new batch, Professor Bharat Bhasker, Director, IIMA said, “You are embarking on a transformational journey at IIMA, which will provide you with an environment that stimulates learning and lays a strong foundation for your future. When you look at thousands of your alumni leading organisations across the world with their intellect, hard work and dedication, you will in turn set your bar higher. That is also an achievement because by becoming aspirational early on, you are preparing yourself for extraordinary achievements beyond your own expectations. My best wishes to all of you as you commence your journey at IIMA.”

Sharing his advice with the new students, Prof Abhiman Das, Chairperson, PGP, IIMA, said, “IIMA community is a special community. First and foremost, it is endowed with over 110 world renowned faculty, and almost all of them live on the campus. As your teachers, our priority is to ensure that your learning is rigorous, comprehensive and continuous. Make the most of your IIMA journey and never waver from your purpose of being at IIMA.”

Prof Vineet Virmani, Chairperson, PGP-FABM, IIMA, said, “The PGP FABM is one of the oldest long duration management programmes of the institute, and was specifically designed to cater to the needs of India's agriculture and allied sectors. Over the years, through their achievements, the PGP-FABM alumni have become role models for youngsters all over the country studying food, agricultural and related sciences.”

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. The institute also is placed first in the Government of India’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), India Rankings 2023. The Institute has been ranked number 1 in India, number 2 in Asia and the 35th, globally, in the Financial Times (FT) Executive Education Rankings 2023. The renowned flagship two-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) is ranked 26th in the FT Masters in Management Ranking 2021 and the one-year Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) have been ranked 62nd in the FT Global MBA rankings 2022.

IIMA offers consultancy services and more than 200 curated executive education programmes in customized, blended, and open enrolment formats for a diverse audience comprising business leaders, policymakers, industry professionals, academicians, government officials, armed forces personnel, agri-business and other niche sector specialists and entrepreneurs

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