In a bid to ensure inclusive growth for the students within the fraternity of IIM, the institute has decided to implement inclusive model of education. Several IIMs aspirants from various educational backgrounds have reached the shore of IIMs for various post grad program. The autonomous nature of the IIM allows the premier institutes to induct various programs.
"The postgraduate program in management covers a wide range of first courses from diverse functional areas such as communication, HR, economics, finance, operations, and statistics. In the second year, students take elective courses of their choice. Hence, no student from any particular academic background has an advantage and all are equally encouraged to apply," said IIM Ahmedabad.
Objectives and measures
- One of the prime reason to implement inclusive curriculum in the IIM programmes is to provide equal opportunity to every candidates coming from diverse educational background
- Student coming from engineering background might find the quantitative papers easier. However, in the following semester or academic year, student coming from the commerce background would have upper hand in Business paper. Likewise, every candidates will enjoy equal advantages
- "In the first year, engineers will find quantitative techniques easier; non-engineers (might) find it difficult. Business policy, strategy, business environment courses in the second year are neither friendly to non-engineers nor to engineering graduates," said Director of IIM Trichy
- IIM Udaipur advised every students for online mathematics courses soon after admission to encourage the students for inclusive growth
- The IIM fraternity provides extra classes in accounting and statistics on regular basis for those students coming from non-commerce background
IIM Udaipur provides extra courses including quizzes for its students. Students have to pay Rs 5, 000 to avail these courses. "Those who score 70 per cent in the course are eligible to get a refund of 75 per cent of the enrollment fee. We encourage everybody to go through it even if students have not done basic level for three years. This way, we are trying to ensure that students get to do some basic revision before they come into the classroom. We also recognize students who have difficulty in following a particular subject and schedule regular tutorials to help them catch up," said Prof. Janat Shah, Director of IIM Udaipur.