IIMA Welcomes The 58th Class Of PGP And 22nd Class Of PGP-FABM

432 students from across the country join the two programmes. Women students increase in both programmes.

The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), a premier global management Institute, today announced the commencement of the 58th class of the two-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) and the 22nd class of the Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management (PGP-FABM), virtually.  

The inauguration and orientation programme was held in the Ravi J Matthai auditorium of the Institute in the presence of the Director, Dean (Programmes), Dean (Faculty), Dean (A & ER) and other senior faculty members. 

This year, the Institute has registered a total intake of 432 students of which 385 students have joined in the PGP programme and 47 students joined the PGP-FABM programme. The PGP class comprises 72 per cent of men and 28 per cent of women. The average age of the PGP class is around 23 years and 67 per cent of the total students have been professionals with prior work experience.  

In the current PGP-FABM batch, about 57 per cent are men and 43 per cent are women. About 96 per cent of the class comprises students in the age group of 21 to 25 years. Of the 47 students, as many as 14 come with prior work experience. 


IIMA has been a consistent advocate of diversity in its batches and follows an admissions policy that looks at diversity across education, profession, gender, socioeconomics, work experience and culture. Peer learning is an integral part of the learning experience at IIMA and this diversity enriches the learning experience of the students within and beyond the classroom. The present classes comprise students from arts, science, commerce, engineering, agriculture, and allied sciences, among others. 

Increase in the Number of Women Students 

It is interesting to note that there has been an increase in the number of women joining in both the PGP and PGP-FABM programmes. Women comprise 28 per cent of the total class size in the new PGP batch and 43 per cent of the total number of students in the new PGP-FABM batch – the numbers being 6 per cent higher than 22 per cent registered in the PGP class in 2020 and 9 per cent higher than the 34 per cent registered in the PGP-FABM programme in 2020, respectively. 

Increase in Students from Agriculture and allied backgrounds

This year, the PGP-FABM programme has witnessed an increase in the number of students from agriculture and allied backgrounds as compared to the previous two years. PGP-FABM is a niche programme offering from the IIMA. It was launched as a Special Programme in Agriculture (SPA) in 1974. 

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