This time, many popular B-schools across India have been admitting more women candidates to promote gender diversity. In some universities, the number of girl students in 2014-16 batch is more compared to the previous batch.
To encourage the female candidates to join, several institutes have been offering incentives. IIM-Calcutta is giving additional three marks to girls, who have made it to the interview round. IIM-Lucknow is giving extra weightage to girl students as well as students from non-engineering backgrounds.
At IIM Ahmedabad and Bangalore, the number of women candidates shortlisted has gone up from 276 to 364 and 200 to 230, respectively. The number of girls for 2014-16 batch at BIMTECH is roughly 20 percent higher in comparison to last year’s enrollment.
Overall, 429 students have been admitted to the two year programme that includes nearly 160 women candidates. This enrollment figure is about 20 percent higher than the previous year’s enrollment number.
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