Tuesday, April 12, 2011

IIM-A's sixth batch of PGPX the largest ever

The sixth batch of the one-year Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) was welcomed to the institute at a function on Monday. The number of students has significantly increased this year, making it the largest PGPX batch ever.

The batch is dominated by students from the Information Technology (IT) sector. Chairperson of PGPX Satish Deodhar said, "We have received students from diverse backgrounds. The batch has students from different industries like financial services, telecom, manufacturing, healthcare and public sector. Though, the maximum number of students in the batch is from IT."

The number of students, which was 86 in the fifth batch (2010-11), has gone up to 101 this year (2011-12) for the sixth batch. Talking about the significant increase in the batch size this year, a member of the admission committee of PGPX said, "This year, after PGPX was ranked the best in Asia, a large number of students have joined the programme."

The profile of the new batch of PGPX has also improved over the previous years. While the average GMAT score of the batch last year was 712, the score has increased to 714 this time. The average international work experience has also increased from four years and four months of the previous batch to four years and six months. About 40 students have come from abroad to join the programme. The welcome event was inaugurated by Dean, IIM-A BH Jajoo, and apart from the programme participants, faculty members and parents of the participants also attended the event.

Source: The Times of India, April 12, 2011

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