Indian Institute of Bangalore welcomed its diverse new batch of flagship PGP 2022-24 program with 480 students and of PGP Business Analytics with 45 students. IIM Bangalore also welcomed the new batch of 16 students to the doctoral PhD programme on June 13, 2022. The new batch at IIM Bangalore has 75% students with work experience and 81.7% students are from Engineering back ground.
The Chief Guest on the occasion was NS Kannan, CEO, ICICI Prudential, an alumnus and Gold Medallist of the IIM Bangalore PGP batch of 1991. Professor Rishikesha T Krishnan, Director, IIM Bangalore, welcomed the new batch, and Prof. Rahul Dé, Dean, Programmes, offered an overview of the programme. Prof. Chetan Subramanian, Dean, Faculty and faculty of the Economics & Social Sciences area; Prof. Rajendra K Bandi, Dean, Administration and faculty in the Information Systems area, and Prof. Sourav Mukherji, Dean, Alumni Relations & Development and faculty in the Organizational Behavior & Human Resources Management area, as well as other faculty members, were also present on the occasion.
Prof. Ashis Mishra, Chairperson, Admissions & Financial Aid, and faculty in the Marketing area of IIMB, shared the batch profile for PGP and PGP-BA programs. Key highlights of incoming batch for 2 years full time PGP and PGP-Business Analytics batch are as below
2 Year Full Time MBA 2022-24 Batch Profile
A total of 480 students joined the 2022-24 batch of the two-year fulltime MBA programme – Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), leading to award of MBA degree
Academic Diversity in PGP 2022-24 Batch
- 81.7% students are from Engineering Background, followed by students from other streams and there is one lawyer
- 15% of the engineers are from IITs
- 24% engineers are from NITs
Work Experience of the PGP 2022-24 Batch
- 75% students in the new PGP batch have work experience.
- Average work experience of the batch is about 22 months
- Average age of the students is 24 years.
2 Year Full Time MBA Business Analytics 2022-24 Batch Profile
45 students have joined the two-year fulltime Master of Business Administration- Business Analytics (MBA-BA) 2022-24 batch at IIM Bangalore. The PGP-BA students will be awarded MBA-BA degree by IIM Bangalore.
Gender Diversity in IIMB MBA-BA 2022-24 Batch
- There are 37.7% men in the new batch
- 62% women have joined in the 2022-24 batch
- The average age of the PGP-BA batch is 24 years
Academic Diversity of the MBA-BA 2022-24 Batch
- Maximum number of students are from Engineering background
- 7 are from NITs and 8 from IITs.
Work Experience of MBA-BA 2022-24 Batch
The average work experience of the batch is 13.7 months.
IIM Bangalore Doctoral Batch 2022 Profile
Prof. Ananth Krishnamurthy, Chairperson, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), and faculty in the Decision Sciences area, shared the profile of the 46th batch of doctoral students.
Gender Diversity of PhD Batch
- Total 16 candidates have joined PhD this year
- 9 students are Male
- 7 students are female
Research Streams Opted
- 3 candidates have joined in the Strategy area
- 2 candidates each have joined in the Finance & Accounting, Marketing, Production & Operations Management, Public Policy, Economics & Social Sciences and Entrepreneurship areas
- 1 candidate has joined the Decision Sciences area
IIM Bangalore confers Distinguished Alumni Awards
On the occasion, IIMB Director felicitated the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Awards (DAA) for 2022. Prof. Sourav Mukherji, Dean, Alumni Relations & Development, introduced the awardees who received their awards from the Director. Instituted in 2007, the Distinguished Alumni Awards are given to alumni in recognition of their achievements of exceptional merit and excellence in their chosen field of endeavour – be it industry, management, entrepreneurship, research, academia, or social service. Each awardee receives a citation and her/his name is engraved on the IIMB Wall of Fame.
The DAA 2022 recipients include-
- Vipul Parekh, PGP 1988: Co-Founder of Bigbasket.com
- Raghavendra Rau, PGP 1989: Professor of Finance at the University of Cambridge Apurva Purohit, PGP 1989: Co-Founder, Aazol
- Saugata Gupta, PGP 1991: Managing Director and CEO, Marico Limited.
Vipul Parekh, in his acceptance speech, talked about the mantra that has served him well in his entrepreneurial journey: do good for your customers, do good for your employees and suppliers, and do good for your stakeholders. “You have limitless opportunities before you. Learn from your IIMB experience, take risks and keep the flag of IIMB flying high,” he advised the students.
In her address, Apurva Purohit, who has worked extensively for women empowerment and as CEO in several organizations, shared that amongst the many awards that she has won, the DAA – coming from her alma mater which has played such a significant role in her life –felt truly momentous. “Institutes such as IIM Bangalore have made us what we are today,” she said.
Saugata Gupta said that it was an incredible honour to receive the award from his alma mater. “My deepest thanks to my professors and batch mates from the Class of 1991 and to my friends and family for getting me here. This recognition will always hold a special place in my heart,” he said.
IIMB Director Prof. Rishikesha T Krishnan, in his welcome address, informed the students that as the institute aims to create extraordinary leaders, the new curriculum for the programmes is based on feedback from industry which focus on digital fluency, effective use of social media, the importance of data as well as Environmental, Social and Governance issues, communication skills, and the ability to come up with creative solutions to different issues. He said “Pay attention to how the government works and how policies are made. Take care of your personal wellbeing. Above all, practise high levels of ethics and integrity as the institute does not compromise on such values.”
The Chief Guest listed some qualities that the students needed to imbibe and said, “Do not join the bandwagon, try to lead a balanced life, make best use of IIMB’s resources, learn from inside as well as outside the classroom, read more and at random, develop perspectives, learn from and integrate them to your advantage, network beyond the IIM ecosystem and nurture diverse friendships” and added “As you go ahead in your careers, build on resilience. Remember integrity is critical and that there is no substitute for preparation. Stay humble. IIMB is a big opportunity to reflect on your life and decide on your goals.”
Prof. R Srinivasan, Chairperson, Post Graduate Programme in Management and Post Graduate Programme in Business Analytics, in his address, urged the students to interact with their peers, learn well and learn fast. Prof. Rahul Dé gave an overview of the programmes and said, “We have added, dropped and revised aspects of the programmes based on needs of the future. We want you to engage with the study material, take part in extracurricular activities and international exchange programmes, interact with students of other programmes, make use of institute resources and be conscious of academic integrity.”
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