The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow has changed its admission policy towards girl candidates. The decision has been taken with a view to encourage more female candidates in the field of management.
According to Prof Arunabha Mukhopadhyay, Chairman, IIML admission committee, “The institute has changed its admission policy for 2012-14 giving a special weightage of two marks to women candidates. It has been done to promote more women in the field of management."
He further continued, “The admission policy for the 2012-14 Post Graduate Programme (PGP) and the PGP-ABM (Agriculture Business Management) has been prepared to attract talent from diversified fields like medicine, law, arts and humanities.”
It has been decided that from the next academic session, female students would be given an advantage of 2 marks. Also, the weightage of work experience has been reduced to 2 marks from 2.5 marks for female candidates.
Also, according to Mukhopadhyay, “IIM-L will also give more importance to performance in the graduation exam, while the weightage given to high school and intermediate examination marks has been reduced.”
In the index drawn up for the 2012-14 batches, the weightage for Class X and XII has been reduced from 2.5 each to 1 each. But graduation will get 3 marks instead of 2.5.