Kozhikode, Kerala

Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM K)

by 104 Pratham Gulati 188 May 22, 2024

IIM Kozhikode: In the field of management education in India, few institutions command as much respect as the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs).Among these esteemed institutions, Indian institute of Management Kozhikode stands as a pillar of excellence, shaping the future leaders of tomorrow. In this blog, we will get to know more about the college, courses it offers, exams it accepts , fees and the notable alumni.

IIM Kozhikode

The institute is spread over about 112.5 acres of land, and is situated on two hillocks in Kunnamangalam area of ancient city of Calicut in Kerala. IIM-K was established in year 1996 by the Government of India in collaboration with the State Government of Kerala and ranks 3rd by NIRF 2023 among top Business Schools in India. The institute is also accredited by the Association of AMBA and EQUIS. The various programs provided by the institute include Post Graduate Programme (PGP), Post Graduate Programme in Finance (PGP-Finance), Post Graduate Programme in Liberal Studies & Management (PGP-LSM), Post Graduate Programme in Business Leadership (PGP-BL), Doctoral Programme in  Management (PhD) and seven executive programs.

The institute takes in admission through CAT for its various postgraduate programs. Though the minimum overall cutoff is 85 percentile and the sectional is 75 percentile, candidates with 98 percentile or higher have better chances of admission. The institute witnesses 100% placements each year with an average package of INR 31.02 LPA this year.

There is a dedicated administrative staff of 96 members which effectively manages the institution. The institute which started with just 42 students in 1997, now has a current batch strength of 356 odd students making it one of the fastest growing management institution within the country. IIM Kozhikode is achieving great heights not just in terms of quality education but also with best infrastructure and state-of-art facilities. The facilities of IIM kozhikode include auditoriums, classrooms, guest care, cafeteria, gym, recreation, business museum, a library, hostel etc. The infrastructure will get a further boost with the latest 64 room executive hostel and construction of a modern 200 bed management development complex.

IIM Kozhikode takes in pride in conducting over 15 national and international conferences in the last 5 years. It is also one of the few Centres for Development of Digital Libraries in the world and is a country leader. The institute gained the limelight with the establishment of an Incubation Centre for Excellence. Moreover it also has strong International Exchange Programme for students and faculty at several leading Management Institutes across globe like Sweden, France, Denmark, Austria, Australia etc.

Courses Offered in IIM Kozhikode

IIM Kozhikode offers a variety of courses ranging from postgraduate to doctoral level. Candidates need to fulfill certain minimum eligibility criteria for each course and the fees for all the courses lies in the range of INR 350,000 and INR 2,050,000. The courses offered by IIM Kozhikode are:

 1. Post Graduate Programme (PGP):

This is the two year full time residential flagship programme of IIM Kozhikode. It gives in holistic knowledge of all aspects of management like marketing, finance, HR, operations, sales etc. The course prepares young and dynamic graduates for senior level positions in industry and other sectors.

2. Post Graduate Programme in Finance (PGP-Finance):

PGP-Finance is a two-year full-time masters level programme helping students to gain knowledge of the financial world and build their careers in domains such as corporate finance, investment banking, and wealth management. The mission of this program is to nurture capable and fair-minded individuals with the latest models and techniques of finance.

3. Post Graduate Programme in Liberal Studies & Management (PGP-LSM):

This is a two-year full-time Masters level program designed to integrate and equip students to build careers in managerial roles in marketing, human resource management, media, social enterprise, hospitality, healthcare or in other people facing roles. Such roles require a holistic perspective and ‘Diversity of thoughts’ which PGP-LSM aims to develop.Moreover, this course is a unique offering, with the primary objective to prepare future managers by enabling them to acquire emotional, cultural as well as creative intelligence.

4. Post-Graduate Programme in Business Leadership (PGP-BL):

It is a one-year Post-Graduate residential Programme that is uniquely designed and aims at shaping young graduates with relevant work experience into potential business leaders through a high-intensity and holistic curriculum and regimen. The programme is specially crafted to combine academic instruction with global exposure, and gives deep sensitization to critical aspects of leadership and responsible businesses.

5. Executive Programmes:

These programmes are designed for mid-career professionals who wish to continue their current employment but at the same time want to enhance their managerial expertise. Various executive level programmes are available at IIM Kozhikode such as- Band many Executive Post Graduate Certificate Programmes.

6. Doctoral Programme in Management (DPM):

This is a full time, residential, fully financially supported doctoral programme of the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode. The DPM graduates take role as management researchers and faculty members in top quality academic institutions, industries, businesses and government sectors.


IIM Kozhikode Accepting Exams

CourseExam Accepted

Also Read, IIM Kozhikode Placements

IIM Kozhikode Course Fees 2024

CourseCourse Fees
PGP-FinanceINR 20.5 L
Executive MBA/PGPINR 14 L

Also Check, IIM Kozhikode Admission

Notable Alumni from IIM Kozhikode

  • Rahul Gandhi- CMO, iD Fresh Food and Limited
  • Neel Kothari- CEO of iZooto, a top ‘owned audience marketing’ platform
  • Yash Sehgal - Co-Founder and COO of BeatO, an app offering personalized healthcare advice
  • Nitin Gupta- Sustainability Head, Capgemini
  • Surbhi Bhatia- Founder and CEO, The Mom’s Store
  • Sneha Choudhary- Co-Founder and CEO of Zolo, a big co-living startup

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is the ranking of IIM Kozhikode?

As per 2023 NIRF report, IIM Kozhikode has come under the top 3 Management Institutes in India.

Which entrance exam is accepted by IIM Kozhikode for its Postgraduate Programme?

The institute accepts CAT score for PGP, PGP-Finance, PGP-LSM and PGP-BL.

Does IIM Kozhikode accept KMAT Kerala scores for admission into its MBA programme?

No, IIM Kozhikode does not accept the KMAT score as it only considers CAT score for its various MBA programme.

What is the fees of IIM Kozhikode for MBA?

The tuition fees for a two-year MBA programme lies around INR 20.5 lakhs. There are other fee components too such as alumni fee, registration fee, hostel fee etc .

What are the courses offered at IIM Kozhikode?

The courses offered by the institute are- Doctoral Programme in Management Ph.D. Post Graduate Programme (PGP), Post Graduate Programme in Finance (PGP-Finance), Post Graduate Programme in Liberal Studies & Management (PGP-LSM), Post Graduate Programme in Business Leadership (PGP-BL) and seven executive programmes.


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