The number of Indian women pursuing Masters In Business Administration is reportedly increasing. The report comes at a time when the dialogue around roping in more and more women for leadership positions is gaining a lot of importance.
“We have the largest pool of women students in India, and this has been increasing. On the one hand, there is more awareness and willingness among women to reskill and chart out a growth path. On the other, companies are realizing the need to tap the well-qualified women talent,” Dishan Kamdar, deputy dean, Academic Programmes, ISB, tells ET.
“This trend is fairly common in the US and is now catching up in India too,” said D Rajiv Krishnan, partner, Ernst and Young. He added that women are very conscious about their career and growth path because of which they choose institutes with better credentials.
For instance, at IIM Kozhikode, the representation of women in its Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management increased from 6% in 2014 (6 women in a batch of 92) to 16% in 2016 (24 in a batch of 152).
More and more companies are becoming aware of the need to make their workplaces gender diverse. Women bring in a unique set of skills and talent which can help these companies prosper. The credit goes to working women as well as those who are constantly trying to hone their skills to climb the corporate leader.
Apart from imparting some great knowledge about business and its functioning, one also gets an opportunity to stay updated about the latest happenings in the business world – Shivani
“Pursuing an MBA these days is like the first step towards advancing your career. There are so many girls from my batch who are planning to do their Masters as soon as they finish their graduation. Apart from imparting some great knowledge about business and its functioning, one also gets an opportunity to stay updated about the latest happenings in the business world. I remember one of my seniors telling me how serious she was about pursuing entrepreneurship after completing her MBA,” Shivani Nayyar shares with SheThePeople.TV. She is about to start her MBA program from Manipal University.
Shelly Sethi, another MBA aspirant living in Delhi, feels that the network created in such institutes benefits students throughout their career. “Initially, I was hesitant to do my MBA but I made up my mind to pursue it, because these institutes have the best minds in the country. I would definitely like to have a strong network of women around me who can help each other advance their careers along with other issues we may face in future.”
The growing presence of women in Indian MBA institutes proves that families have started investing in their girls’ education.
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