IIMB’s latest batch includes scientists, fashion designers and travel bloggers

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The new 2022-2024 batch of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) includes students who are scientists, fashion designers and travel bloggers. The institute says these are initiatives to ensure a more inclusive and diverse lot.

“IIMB strives to achieve diversity and inclusion, and has taken several initiatives such as launching a pre-doctoral program towards inclusion,” the institute spokesperson said. School B has approximately 34% females in its latest cohort, attempting to increase the male-to-female ratio on campus. Newer IIMs like IIM-Kozhikode and IIM-Raipur performed well in gender diversity compared to older ones.

One of the students inducted into the new group at IIM-B is a former ISRO scientist with five years’ work experience in satellite mission operations planning, analysis and operations. Another student graduated in fashion design from NIFT Delhi and worked for more than four years as a fashion designer in a clothing buying house. Then there is a travel blogger and photographer who has worked on projects for travel brands like Beyond Travel, Cushy, Tourism Authority of Thailand, etc.

A diverse profile is an attempt to bring different sets of businesses to campus. During the placement season, the 2020-2022 batch saw 662 offers, leading to all 513 students where consulting firms made 248 offers and information technology and management recruiters of products made 141 offers.

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