ROHTAK: Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Rohtak has inducted 29 girls in the eighth batch of its post graduate programme in management (PGPM). IIM Rohtak director Professor Dheeraj Sharma said there had been a 300% increase in the number of girl students vis-a-vis last year. The institute has also increased the batch strength to 260 students from 160 last year.
IIM Rohtak director Professor Dheeraj Sharma said that there has been a student influx from diverse fields.
Founded in 2009 as the eighth Indian Institute of Management, it is the first IIM in North India and the only IIM in National Capital Region. IIM Rothak which will offer post graduate diploma, fellowship and executive programmes in management. The institute has taken many entrepreneurial and social initiatives since its inception.
The institute had only three girls against 45 boys in its inaugural batch (2010-12). There were nine girls against 115 boys in the next batch. In 2013-15 batch, the gender ratio of students in IIM Rohtak was almost 1:1 with 79 boys and 73 girls.At the IIMs 2016-18 batch around 649 women were part of the 2016-18 batch at the top six Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) of Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Kozhikode and Indore — an almost 19% drop from the 2013 high when close to 800 women were admitted in these institutes.
It is noted that they put in a lot of efforts on social media and other internet platforms to attract the best talent. Director Sharma said the institute also organised the inaugural meet and greet session at its campus where prospective students were given a chance to interact with them and get their queries addressed.
Neeraj Dwivedi, admissions chairperson at IIM Lucknow, adding that the admission procedure hasn’t changed, it will be very difficult to say why there has been a drop.