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Engineering graduates more attractive towards IIMs

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IIMs dominated by Engineering Graduates
Premier institutions of the county, Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are dominated by engineering graduates.

Around 90% of the engineering graduates are pursuing pg programmes in IIMs across the country.

IIMs at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Indore and Kozhikode have 83 per cent to 95 per cent engineers in the Class of 2015.

For instance, 95% of students graduating this year from IIMB are from a technical background (93% from engineering and 2% from science, commerce students make up 3% of the student body, while other fields account for a mere 2%.

Engineering students dominated the CAT taker's pool. There was diversity in terms of educational background as students belonging to agriculture, architecture, pharmaceutical science, medicine etc.

Meanwhile, Harvard Business School (HBS) has class of 2012 based on undergraduate majors: humanities and social sciences (43%); engineering/natural science/technology (33%); business administration (21%).

Or look at Wharton Business School: humanities and social sciences (43%), business (29%), engineering/math/science (25%); others (3%).

According to the data available, 96% of students in the 2012-14 batch in IIM A come from an engineering background.

In fact, at IIM Lucknow, the number of non-engineers has gone down from around 79 for the 2012-14 batch to 59-odd this time around.

In Bangalore, it went from 42 in a batch of 377 last year to 36 out of 403 this time.

IIM Calcutta, IIM Indore and IIM Kozhikode registered increases in non-engineers, but their overall numbers as compared to batch sizes was insignificant.

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