38% girl students in IPM batch this year

Indore : The registration and inauguration of the fourth batch (2014-19) of 5-year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM) offered by Indian Institute of Management, Indore was held on Friday.

In this year’s batch, nearly 38 percent students are female. Last year also, the percentage of girl students walking into the campus was same.

IIM Indore media in-charge Akhtar Parvez said: “A total of 121 students registered for the fourth batch IPM, of which 46 are girls.”

The IPM is an after-school course launched by IIM-Indore in 2011. It is creative programme designed to meet the aspirations of young students to become management professionals, change agents and societal leaders.

IPM is aimed at the students who have passed out of class XII/Higher Secondary or equivalent from various schools in India.

The inauguration and orientation functions are being held during August 1-2, 2014.  The function was attended by the students as well as their parents. Apart from the programme’s salient features, the students were also introduced to the Institute campus, various facilities available and how they can utilize them all to make it most of their stay at the Institute.

After the registration of the students for the course on Friday, the induction programme commenced with the welcome address by IIM Indore director Prof Rishikesha T Krishnan who mentioned about various initiatives taken by the Institute in streamlining the quality of education at IIM Indore and also quality of life on the campus.

While addressing a strong gathering of students of the new batch and their parents, Professor Krishnan encouraged the students to utilize every learning opportunity that would come their way during their course and strengthen their foundation for specialization in management.

He noted that the IPM students would have a major advantage during the later stages of their management education as they would get a strong foundation in the core subjects of management from the very beginning of their higher education.

He also explained to them how the curriculum of IPM is designed in a way to ensure that the students get all-round training and their abilities and vision as managers are strengthened.

The students were then introduced to the IPM faculty and senior officers of the Institute.They were also sensitized about ‘plagiarism’ and ‘gender sensitivity’ by the Institute.

On the second day of the induction programme i.e. August 2, the IPM students would be given the overview of IPM curriculum and requirements by Prof Amitabh Deo Kodwani, Chair-IPM.

Detailed presentations on various facilities of the Institute including the Library, IT, Hostel, Transport, Security etc is also scheduled on August 2.

On the occasion, renowned business executive Som Mittal will address the gathering to motivate the students to strive for educational and professional excellence.

Applied                10138

Called for PI        1169

Offered admission          238

Registered          123

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