IIM Kozhikode: All you need to know

The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode is one of the best in the country to fall in the IIM league. Located at Kunnamangalam in Kozhikode the capmus is popularly understood to be a world of its own, stretching over 112.5 acres of land. The institute boasts the title of the fastest growing management school in the country; it started in 1997 with a batch of 42 students and now has a batch of 356 students. IIM Kozhikode is the first IIM to have a full-time MBA in Liberal Studies and Management. There are many achievements IIMK holds to its name, one being that it is one of the few Centres for Development of Digital Libraries in the world and is a country leader. The institute is also known for giving academics high priority and is backed by amazing faculty in all its departments.

Programmes Offered at IIM Kozhikode

There are both Academic and Executive programmes offered at IIM Kozhikode.


There are 5 academic programmes being offered at IIM Kozhikode, each being unique and well structured.

Post Graduate Programme (PGP)

This is one of IIM’s flagship courses of 2 years. The method of instruction for the course is a blend of both lecture methods and experimental learning methods.

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Post Graduate Programme in Finance (PGP-Finance)

This 2 year Masters Programme trains students to excel in the finance world, they are trained for work in domains such as corporate finance, investment banking and wealth management.

Programme Fee for 2 years: INR.20,50,000/-

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

The Post Graduation in Liberal Studies and Management is a unique course and IIM Kozhikode is the first to offer a full MBA programme in it. The programme aims to equip an individual with emotional, cultural and creative intelligence to become an excellent manager.

 Programme Fee for 2 years: INR.15,00,000/-

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Post Graduate Programme in Business Leadership (PGP-BL)

This is a one year Programme that train individuals with work experience to become potential business leaders. The institute also facilitates placements for students as part of the programme. The programme is said to be notable for the way it fuses the East and the West in its curriculum.

Programme Fee: INR.22,50,000/-

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Students and Faculty PGP-BL

Doctoral Programme in Management (PhD)

This is a full time, residential, fully financed supported doctoral programme. It is a research oriented programme training students in all areas of business management in par with International standards.

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The Executive Programmes are excellent for working professionals and executives.

Executive Post Graduate Programmes (EPGP)

This 2 year course is also available at the Kochi Campus other than learning through an Interactive learning platform where participants can attend the classes from allocated centers available at their locations.

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Phd in Management (Practise Track)

This programme aims to equip executives to explore research based goals in both academic institutions as well as public/private sector organizations.

Programme Fee: INR 9,50,000/-

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Management Development Programme (MDP)

MDP is a very interesting programme which enables working executives to understand and learn state-of-art concepts and practices in management.

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Faculty Development Programme (FDP)

This is yet another key programme offered at IIMK. For more details click here.


Each Academic Programme has different set of admission criteria. The doctoral and business leadership programmes even require sufficient work experience to apply. However the institution insists on the following minimal criteria for applying to the institution.

Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA 


Work Experience for some courses

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Placements at Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK)

It is commendable that IIM Kozhikode’s placement has increased in terms of salary offers and number of recruiters. The final placement 2020 is said to have come to an end with 100% placement in just 5 days.  According to the Economic Times, IIMK has completed 2018-20 batch placements with a mean salary rise of 12%. Around 131 recruiters participated and out of 418 students, 413 have gotten offers.

IIMK Auditorium

Admissions have been open to multiple programmes for the next Academic year. Application links are available on IIM Kozhikode’s official website.

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