Women's Day Special: Why there should be more women in MBA classrooms | Dr. Preeti Goyal quoted in an industry story

The never-ending gender equality debate and the fight for women’s rights has still not led to an increase in the percentage of women pursuing MBA programmes. Women today are less in leadership roles and also in the boardroom.The gap begins in business schools, where the number of female students is less than the males. This is reflected in the number of women taking the Common Admission Test (CAT), for admissions to 20 IIMs and 1200 B-Schools where the participation of females is half of the male candidates. Of the 2,09,926 students appearing for CAT 2019, 75,004 female candidates took the exam as against 1,34,917 male candidates. In 2020, a total of 1,90,144 candidates took CAT 2020 where the number of male candidates was 1,23,388 and the number of female candidates was 66,755.

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