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Majority of students between 22-24 years in PGP which commenced its two-week orientation prog

A young batch of students from diverse backgrounds, majority of them engineers, began their new academic year at MICA. The campus was abuzz with activity as students of 24th batch of two year-old Post Graduate Program in Management-Communications, 27th batch of CCC and 7th batch of FPM began their sessions.

As per officials, 179 students joined the PGP, MICA's flagship course, this year, of which 63 per cent have an engineering degree. Majority of these students are between the ages of 22 and 24 years, while 32 per cent of the batch is 21years old or younger.

The PGDM course commenced on Monday with a two-week orientation programme that will introduce the newly minted MICAns to the curriculum.

“The female to male ratio for this batch of students is 47:53, which has been achieved by default and has been consistently so over the past few years. Most of the students are between the ages of 22 and 24, while 32 per cent of the batch is 21 years old or younger. The batch is also diverse in terms of domicile states and a healthy representation from all parts of the country,” stated a note from the institute.

Though engineers dominate the batch, there is a substantial mix of students from Commerce, Economics, Management, Humanities and Communications backgrounds as well, stated the note. About 72 per cent of the batch has had previous work experience, said MICA officials.

The orientation kick-started with MICA president and director Shailendra Raj Mehta welcoming the students to the institute. He dwelt on the importance of design thinking, reflecting on Acharya Vinoba Bhave's idea of Prakriti, Sanskriti and Vikriti.

Dean Dr Preeti Shroff spoke about what makes MICAns stand apart, highlighting the growing need for social impact based communication and the opportunities in the field. “MICA believes in nurturing a community of new age ideas who represent the diversity of region, language, culture and professions. We are excited and pleased to have a great mix of male-female, science, management and social studies, academic and professional experiences in our incoming group of learners at MICA,” she said.

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