At a time the parliament is dragging its feet on 33% reservation for women, the women candidates are themselves achieving more in various walks of life. In such a case the women candidates occupied 40% of seats in the MBA programme 2019-20 of IFMR - GSB (Institute of Financial Management and Research- Graduate School of Business), Krea University, Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, India.
The university officials informed that the MBA batch consists of about 175 students having diversified backgrounds in terms of demographics such as education, work experience, region, academics and gender. The gender ratio stands at 40% being female students and 60% male students. The PhD batch 2019 consists of 7 scholars having different academic backgrounds in Economics, Finance and Management.
Speaking at the inaugural event T Kannan, Chairman, Thiagarajar Group of Companies stressed upon "having ordinary qualities in extraordinary measures". The emphasis was on to become a life-long learner to look beyond symptoms of success, to develop new ideas, as great ideas can bring transformation in our society. The Dean of IFMR GSB, Dr V Anantha Nageswaran, delivered the welcome address and Prof M Nagarani, Chairperson of MBA Programme, delivered the vote of thanks.
Welcoming the new batch of IFMR GSB, Dr V Anantha Nageswaran spoke about how management education is important in today's economic and business environment and how IFMR GSB well-crafted and revitalized MBA and PhD programme is going to benefit the students.
TThe Krea Univesity is one of the Liberal Arts universities of India established in 2018 under Andhra Pradesh Private Universities Act 2018 by a group of donors led by former Governor of Reserve Bank Raghuram Rajan with an initial investment of Rs 750 crore. Presently, the university is being run from ICFR campus by is expected to move in its own 200-acre campus by 2020.