Monday, April 08, 2013

Foreign students double at IIM-Ahmedabad PGPX

The number of international students in the new batch of one-year Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) has doubled at the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A). Out of total 85 students, 12 are international students with six foreign citizens. Last year, the institute had six international students in the programme. The institute has also witnessed almost double women students this year compared to the last year.

The eighth batch of IIMA's PGPX (2013-14) was inaugurated on April 7 by IIM-A in-charge director Ajay Pandey. The average GMAT score of the batch of 85 student is 711 with average age of 34 years and average total work experience of 10 years two months. The average international work experience of the batch is about three years.

The batch has 11 women students, almost double than six in previous year. Of the 85 students, 24 students are are residing outside India, spread across ten countries while 76 students have international exposure in terms of work and studies. The batch has 37 students who have a higher qualification (professional, Masters) than bachelors. Also, 16 students have obtained their degrees from outside their home country. Engineers are dominating the PGPX batch as well with 68 (80%) students have engineering degree. Total 21 students have graduated from IIT/NITs, according to a release issued by IIM-A.

The students have worked in sectors like airline, travel, BPO, defense, education, energy and power, financial services, government services, healthcare, hospitality services, infrastructure, IT and IT services, management consultancy, manufacturing engineering, manufacturing process, media, NGOs, retail, shipping and telecom. As many as 29 students have work experience in IT and IT services sector.

Source: The Economic Times (Online Edition), April 8, 2013

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