IIT Bombay's B-School Begins Class Of 2019 With 46 Per Cent Female Candidates

The incoming batch for Master of Management program unfolds a new chapter at Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay.

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IIT Bombay's B-School Begins Class Of 2019 With 46 Per Cent Female Candidates

IIT Bombay's B-School Starts Class Of 2019 With 46 Per Cent Female Candidates

Mumbai:  The incoming batch for Master of Management program unfolds a new chapter at Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. The campus beholds keen faces brimming with enthusiasm for a 114-strong batch of 2017-19, said a statement from IIT Bombay.

While the batch size has increased by 6 per cent over previous year, the Class of 2019 promises a healthy diversity in gender, academic disciplines and individual profiles of candidates. 

The number of female candidates for the 2017-19 batch has set a record figure of 53, with 46 per cent of women having joined the program. Since the inception of Master of Management program, this per cent is the highest ever at SJMSOM.

The academic disciplines for the incoming batch exhibits diversity of engineers, non-engineers and post-graduate candidates too. With a fine blend of students from IITs, NITs and BITs as well as reputed state-level colleges, with consistent past academic performance records, the incoming batch rolls out yet another exciting episode.

Transcending academics, the prospective candidates of Class of 2019 are passionate in cultural activities with some students having state-level credentials in classical dance forms. From a gymnast to skate-roller at the state-level, the 2017-19 batch boasts a competitive spirit in the diverse avenues of sports.

"The admission process has gone through a set of innovative changes to achieve such an excellent desired outcome. One such change was to have a relevant academic expert from various technology/ humanities departments along with a management expert from SJMSOM in the personal interview panel matching with candidates' graduation discipline," faculty Co-ordinator of Admissions Prof. Atanu Ghosh, who orchestrated the change said.

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