IIM Kozhikode (IIMK) has decided to create 60 additional seats exclusively for women from the next academic year in its postgraduate programme in management (PGP).
These seats will be added on supernumerary basis and will not affect the chance of candidates in existing seats. After IITs, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode is another institute that allowed supernumerary seats for women candidates.
IIM Kozhikode Director Prof Debashis Chatterjee said, “The affirmative action is in line IIM Kozhikode’s legacy of enabling increased participation of women in leadership positions in the industry and the community. “
According to an official statement from IIMK, selection of women candidates for these seats for will be done through a separate application and selection process. It will help the institute to identify exceptional performers with potential for leadership positions in the industry.
The Institute will follow the prevailing reservation norms for socially disadvantaged communities, said the statement from IIMK.
“IIM Kozhikode had earlier pioneered a bold initiative to enhance the number of women in its academic programme which started with an unprecedented 30% women admitted to the batch during the year 2010 which increased to a historic high of nearly 54 per cent for the 2013 admissions,” the statement said.
“This was very well received by the recruiters and translated to a better performance in placements as several leading firms were looking at enhancing the participation of women in the managerial cadre,” it added.