The Vinod Gupta School of Management at IIT-Kharagpur has enrolled the highest ever number of females for admission in this upcoming academic year. 35 females and 91 males (126 total students) will make this academic year’s batch 28 percent female. In the previous academic year there were 25 females and 86 males within the incoming batch.
Vinod Gupta, an Indian-born American businessman, investor and philanthropist, expressed delight saying, “I am happy that VGSoM has almost 30 percent female students. I hope by next year they can exceed the 50 percent mark.”
Gupta said, “I came from a village where girls were not educated. My mother made it a mission to educate children in her village. Now we educate over 800 girls a year in my village by giving them either free or discounted tuition, depending on the economic conditions.”
The Dean of the School, Professor Prabina Rajib affirmed, “Our aim at VGSoM has always been to bring in the best students and groom them to become the best managers. With the various work experiences that they bring with themselves, we look forward to their growth and future success.”
Additional Information on VGSoM
Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSoM) was set up as the first school of management within the IIT system in 1993. The school was established with an aim to develop managers with a strong technological background who would lead tomorrow’s corporate behemoths on the path of success. The concept was to start a business school similar to the Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)—a business school within a renowned technical institute. The School of Management was founded by a distinguished alumnus and life time fellow of the institute, Mr. Vinod Gupta (B. Tech, 1967), the former CEO and Chairman of InfoGROUP (previously known as InfoUSA) whose generous endowment of $2 million US Dollars was matched by liberal support from the Government of India.
VGSoM was recently named as the 7th best management school in India by the National Institutional Research Framework (NIRF) and also experienced 100% placement of its graduates from the 2015-2017 batch.
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