Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Rohtak has witnessed a threefold increase in numbers of girl student enrollment.
For its eighth batch in academic session 2017- 19, the premier management institute has inducted 26 girl students. Though, the number is very less compared to 236 boys for the same boys but from nine girls in 2016, this year the number of girl students enrolled is almost 3 times that of the previous year.
The management institute has made continuous efforts to boost the number of girl students. According to IIM director Prof Dheeraj Sharma, various campaigns were run by the institute on different social media campaigns and merit-cum-scholarships were also announced for girl students for the second year of their management programme.
The institute stills has a long way to achieve a respectable gender ratio among its students. Another reason for increase in the number of girl students at IIM Rohtak is over 70% increase in seats by the seats.
“The institute also organised its first meet and greet session where candidates were given a chance to interact with the faculty and were encouraged to enroll here,” sharma said. However, the institute has achieved 1:1 gender ratio back in its 2013-15 batch.
Moreover, the institute has also seen students’ enrolments from diversified background as there is a 33% increase in students coming from a non-engineering background.