Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B) commences the Post Graduate Programme (PGP) and Fellowship Programme in Management (FPM) for the latest batch of the academic year of 2017-18.
Batch Profile of IIM Bangalore
There are 405 students in the current PGP batch and 23 students have been given admission in the FPM by the IIM Bangalore.
This year, 80 per cent of the batch already has work experience. Approximately 88 per cent of the students hail from engineering backgrounds with more than 50 per cent of the students from Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs).
The remaining students hail from their respective backgrounds in Commerce, CA, ICWA and CS. The average score in the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for the batch is 737, with scores ranging from 720 to 760. The students also have an average international work experience of 40 months.
Faculty Speak at the Inaugural Ceremony
At the inaugural ceremony of the new batch, Professor Bandi along with some other faculty members motivated students and guided them the path to smoothly sail the journey in the premier institute of India.
"It is important to find good mentors as they help you take tough decisions and guide you through tough times," said Mathew Cyriac, Founder and Chairman designate of Florintree Advsiors, a Mumbai-based Alternative Asset Manager, to incoming doctoral and post graduate students at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore.
Prof. Rajendra K Bandi, Chairperson, Admissions & Financial Aid, and faculty from the Decision Sciences and Information Systems area, shared the batch profile and dwelt briefly on the admissions process. He addressed the batch and said that "Apart from the entrance exam (CAT), the institute attaches a lot of importance on other factors to grant admission, like past academic and extracurricular achievements, work experience, if any, in terms of both duration and quality, social sensitivity, etc. We want students with well-rounded abilities." He also assured students by saying that "We have tried to bring in the best possible batch. We are confident it is going to be an enriching and exciting journey for all."
Dr. G. Raghuram, Director of IIMB and Professor in the Public Policy area, urged the students to explore the opportunity to think in a sharp and problem-solving manner, discover their potential to stretch themselves and appreciate multiple perspectives. He said that “Accountability and responsibility are no longer limited to customers, shareholders, and employees, but also to the society and the government."
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