Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
Motto Yogah Karmasu Kaushalam (Sanskrit) - from the Gita 2:50
Motto in English Diligence leads to Excellence
Established 1996
Type Public business school
Chairman A. C Muthiah
Director Debashis Chatterjee
Students 650 MBA students

Kozhikode, Kerala, India
11°17′39″N 75°52′25″E / 11.294294°N 75.873642°E / 11.294294; 75.873642Coordinates: 11°17′39″N 75°52′25″E / 11.294294°N 75.873642°E / 11.294294; 75.873642

Campus Suburban,97 acres (0.4 km2)
Heraldry Clockwise from the top: Arjuna's Bow & Arrow (Focus, Determination, Excellence, Achievement), Book (Wisdom, Knowledge, Learning) and Seascape (Kerala, Heritage)
Affiliations Indian Institutes of Management

The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (Malayalam: ഇന്ത്യൻ ഇന്‍സ്റ്റിറ്റ്യൂട്ട് ഓഫ് മാനേജ്‌മന്റ്‌, കോഴിക്കോട്, Hindi: भारतीय प्रबंधन संस्थान, कोझिकोड, IIMK) is one of the 13 Indian Institutes of Management set up by the Government of India. The Institute, founded in 1996 in collaboration with the State Government of Kerala, was the 5th IIM to be established.

The Institute conducts a full range of academic activities in the field of management education covering research, teaching, and training, consulting and intellectual infrastructure development. The Institute emphasises development of analytical skills and a focus on global and cross-cultural issues with a balance between business demands and social concerns.[1]


Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode was instituted in 1996 by the Government of India as the fifth Indian Institute of Management in collaboration with the Government of the state of Kerala. In 1997, the first batch of 42 students in the Post Graduate Program (PGP), equivalent to MBA, commenced at the temporary campus at the National Institute of Technology Calicut. In 2000, the site of the present campus at Kunnamangalam was identified. The following year, Joseph Stein (also the architect of the India Habitat Centre in Delhi) and Stein Mani Chowla Architects began the design and construction of the institute. In 2003, IIM Kozhikode moved into its hill-top campus. The then President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam and the then Chief Minister of Kerala, Mr. A.K. Antony, inaugurated the campus.

Interactive Distance Learning, an online management education programme for working executives, was introduced in 2001-02. IIM Kozhikode was the first institute in Asia[2] to offer a distance learning programme in management for working executives. Having started with 300 class contact hrs in 2001-02, the year-long Executive Management Education Programme is today the richest available in the country having 450 class contact hours. Management Development Programme was also introduced the same year.[2] The institute increased the number of students in PGP to 180 in 2005.In the batch of 2013 the intake is around 361 for PGP. IIMK started its doctoral programme, Fellow Program in Management (FPM) in 2007.[3] The intake of women in the PGP course was pro-actively increased to 30% from batch of 2010-12 to improve the number of women in management roles in India.[2][4] In 2010, IIMK signed a memorandum of understanding with Yale University to establish a Center of Excellence for Academic Leadership as part of Singh-Obama Knowledge Initiative.[5]


The Institute is located in Kunnamangalam, a sub-urban area of Kozhikode (previously known as Calicut), Kerala. Kozhikode is the third largest city in Kerala. The campus is spread across two hills which are part of the Western Ghats. Besides classrooms, the campus also has residential facilities for students, faculty and visitors. The campus, set up over 100 acres of land, relies on rain water harvesting as its primary source of water.[6] The location of IIM Kozhikode has been highly appreciated by the corporates as an ideal place for true learning. Boasting of one of the most picturesque and oxy-rich campuses in the country, the world class infrastructure includes air-conditioned classrooms, guest care areas and LAN/WAN connectivity which enables every IIMK resident to be exposed to a wholesome experience. Managed by a dedicated regular administrative staff of 36, it is one of the most efficient Institutions in the country, which knows how to keep balance sheet green and keep all the stakeholders happy.

IIM Kozhikode has also set up its first satellite campus at InfoPark in Kochi. The campus offers one-year residential executive MBA programme as well as two-year part-time programmes in addition to several short and long-term management development programmes.[7] The institute has made a mark at Jammu Kashmir recently. The premier B school has opened two classroom centres for their Executive Postgraduate Programme in Management (EPGP); one in Jammu and the second in Kashmir.[8] Executives serving Indian Army will also be benefited as they will now have access to formal learning of management functions which they can apply in their professional life.


The institute's current full-time student body consists of 720 graduate students and 15 doctoral students.[9] The admissions to PGP course is based on the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the IIMs for admission to graduate programs in management at thirteen campuses. CAT is considered by test-takers as one of the most competitive exams in the world, with a success rate of about one in hundred.[10][11] In 2012, around 2.04 lakh students wrote CAT for getting admission to 2650 IIM seats.[12]

49.5% seats in IIM Kozhikode are caste-based reserved quotas according to affirmative action policy of Government of India.[13] 15% of the admitted students must be of the Scheduled Castes, and 7.5% of seats are reserved for Scheduled Tribes. The Other Backward Classes belonging to the "non-creamy layer" have been provided with 27% reservation since 2008 with the consent of the Supreme Court of India. 3% seats are reserved for Persons with Disability (PWD or DA). The reserved category students are admitted based on the CAT score using relaxed admissions criteria.

The institute also uses group discussions, essays and personal interviews to evaluate the students shortlisted based on CAT scores. In 2013, for shortlisting candidates for group discussion/essay/personal interview, IIMK used an index computed with 50 percent weight for the CAT-2012 score, 15 percent weight for academic performance in secondary school, 15 percent weight for academic performance in higher secondary school, 15 percent weight for academic performance in undergraduate level and 5 percent weight for being a female (to ensure gender diversity).[14] For FPM admissions, candidates with CAT, GMAT or GATE scores are eligible.[15]


Template:Infobox India university ranking IIMK was ranked #7 by the Hindustan Times India's top 50 business schools of 2012,[16] #6 by the 2012 edition of CNBC-TV18's Top B-Schools in India,[17] #6 by the Business Today 50 best business schools of 2012,[18] and #7 by the 2013 Pagalguy rankings.[19]

Academic programmes

IIM Kozhikode, like all IIMs, is an autonomous institution under Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India. The institute is free to design its own curriculum and recruit faculty members. In April 2011, Union Minister Kapil Sibal announced that the government is mulling enhancement of the autonomy of IIMs by allowing them to select the director and the chairman of Board of Directors.[20] The PGP (Postgraduate Programme) and the ePGP (Executive Postgraduate Programme) courses have been granted international accreditation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).[21] IIM Kozhikode charges tuition fees of Rs. 9,70,000 for the two year PGP programme. Merit scholarships are awarded by the Institute to students on the basis of their grades during one academic year. Scholarships are also offered by trusts like Sir Ratan Tata Trust, HCIL, O.P Jindal Group etc.[13]

Like all IIMs, IIM Kozhikode awards diplomas, not degrees.[22] The two-year Post-graduate Programme in Management, equivalent to an MBA, is the flagship education program which aims to prepare young graduates for senior-level positions in industry. The institute stresses on a rigorous evaluation system and "learning to learn" approach through self-study, group work, open-ended discussions and real-life projects. The institute has also emphasized greater importance for social awareness and claims to distinguish itself from other IIMs in offering greater freedom to students in their intellectual pursuits.[23] IIM Kozhikode is committed to give back to the society. In this regard, students are required to successfully complete Social Development Project (SDP) wherein they propose solutions to key issues being faced by the society. The institute has laid great stress on molding the unique brand of the institute by offering madatory subjects in Business Ethics and Social Transformation of India.

The Fellow Programme in Management is a four-year residential program in which students are trained to join academia or management research on graduation. The institute also offers Executive Management Education Program for working professionals and shorter programmes like Management Development and Faculty Development. An active member of the Strategic Management Forum, IIM Kozhikode lays stress on organizing Seminar/Conferences and conducts management programs for teachers.

IIM Kozhikode incubates a Centre of Excellence (CEx), where youth from the marginalized sections of society are imparted training to make them intellectually and emotionally capable of joining reputed companies and educational institutions. The CEx now functions as the Kerala Chapter of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).

International Exchange

IIM Kozhikode's International Exchange Programme endeavors to work with partner institutions to develop activities that foster trusting, enduring and mutually beneficial scholarly and social engagements between students, faculty members, staff and the broader community in countries across the globe. This also gives our PGP students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with emerging global opportunities and to develop a cross-cultural perspective. IIM Kozhikode offers student exchange programmes with European Business School, Germany; Copenhagen Business School, ESCP-EAP Paris; Bocconi University, Jonkoping International Business School, Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Leeds University Business School, University of Queensland, Audencia Group, France, BEM - Bordeaux Management School, Euromed Management, IESEG School of Management, Rouen Business School, Reims Management School, EDHEC Business School (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales du Nord), ESSCA Angers and Norwegian School of Economics & Business Administration.[2]


Research projects are funded either through IIMK's 'Small Grant Research Project' scheme, by external sources such as the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India, Government of Kerala or through collaborations with foreign universities/research institutes. Fifteen externally sponsored research projects and 40 small grant research projects including the development of cases have been completed during 1997-2007. During the academic year 2006-2007, eighteen journal articles, five book chapters, five edited books, one book, fifteen working papers and three case studies were published.[24]

Library and Information Center

IIM Kozhikode hosts a fully automated Library & Information Center (LIC) which is one of the Centers of Development of Digital Libraries in the world.[25] The institute coordinated the South Asia Support Network for Greenstone Digital Library Software at the request of UNESCO and suggested the idea of IIM Library Consortium Movement.[2] The library provides services as an institutional archive.[26] A balanced programme on the development of the collection of hard copy, audio/video, CD-ROM, and other electronic forms of documents is being followed. The LIC has one of the finest collections of latest management publications.

Indian Business Museum

IIM Kozhikode, during the end of 2010, had embarked on an ambitious programme to create a Museum of Indian Business History which became the first of its kind, unique, monumental and a significant step in acknowledging the contribution of India’s business leaders in the making of India. The ancient and historical city of Kozhikode (earlier known as Calicut), located in the southernmost part of the country, made history when Vasco Da Gama landed here for the first time around 500 years ago. Trade, Commerce, Business Corporate and the Industry have varied as well as rich tradition and a vast history in the Indian sub-continent, yet there were no business history museums or archives attempted/ created so far in India. All these vouched the dire need for a national Business History Museum for India.

The Institute had spent close to Rs. 1.5 Crores to complete the first phase. The Malabar Chamber of Commerce also generously donated to the Museum by sponsoring the Malabar Pavilion and a large model of the Uru, the ancient ship which was used for trade and commerce between India and the rest of the world. The Museum spans over 23000 sq. ft. area. Over half a dozen of top level corporate from India have set up their own exclusive pavilions in the Museum and already TATA, Godrej, Reliance, SBI, Infosys and FACT have already made their presence.

On July 6, 2012 Dr. D. Subbarao, the Hon’ble Governor of the RBI inaugurated the RBI Gallery in the Indian Business Museum. RBI Gallery is one of the significant sections in the Business Museum. The Gallery speaks of the evolution of the reserve bank as well as the origins and history of the financial system in India. ISRO will also be joining the Museum with the ISRO Pavilion.

Student Life

The students of PGP and FPM programmes are required to reside on campus. Residential facilities in the campus include 13 student hostels and faculty guest houses. Roobaroo is a cultural event conducted every year during the induction of the new batch to acclimate students with IIMK culture and to build a good on-campus community.[27] The apex student body of the campus is Students' Council (popularly known as 'StudCon') which is an elected committee of 6 students each from the first and second year batches of PGP course. Students Council facilitates elections to the other student committees in campus.[28]

Backwaters, the annual management fest,[29] Echoes,the annual intercollegiate cultural event,[30] E-Summit, the annual entrepreneur meet and Horizons - the annual management conclave are a few major events organized by the student body. Nostalgia is the annual on-campus alumni meet which has been conducted since 2004.[31] Social Service Group of IIM Kozhikode organized mini-marathon runs in Kozhikode in 2010 and 2011 to raise funds for social causes.[32] In 2012 and 2013, the Calicut Mini Marathon was organized in association with Government of Kerala to promote the cause of women empowerment.Media Cell is the committee which looks after the PR activities on the campus. Sangram is an annual sports meet with IIM Bangalore with each institute hosting the event in alternate years.[33] Besides student committees, the institute also has student interest groups for various fields of management like marketing, finance, consulting and hobby clubs for on-campus radio, photography, music, dance, theatre etc. The institute also offers placement guidance for students and organizes placement processes for the Summer Internship and outgoing batch. In 2011, the institute placed its outgoing batch of 290 students in 110 firms with the highest domestic compensation being Rs 32 lakh offered by a Europe-based Investment Bank.[34] Sangam 2012,is the international annual alumni meet of IIM Kozikode.The event was organised world wide on 1 June 2012.[35]


IIMK students, typically known as "Komrades", typically number 360 students in two batches with women making up about 40% of the total student community.[2] Engineering graduates constitute around 70-80% of the students, unlike the other IIMs which have a higher percentage of engineering graduates.[36] The average incoming student has 15 months of full-time work experience.[37] The most popular career industries for graduates are finance(33%) and marketing/operations(27%).[34]

The institute employs 48 full-time faculty members in economics, finance and accounting, managerial communication, general management, organizational behaviour and human resources, quantitative methods and operations management, information technology and systems and strategic management departments.[2] Professor Debashis Chatterjee is the current director of IIM Kozhikode.


External links

  • IIMK Official Website
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