The first year of the Programme is devoted to basic courses in all management and management-related disciplines, while the second year offers the opportunity of gaining breadth and depth in at least two major areas. Combinations in specialization such as finance and marketing, information technology and marketing or finance are currently find favor with students and industry recruiters. There is a compulsory summer project of about seven months' duration, which is undertaken with a corporate sponsor anywhere in India or abroad.
Students are required to complete at least 15 credits in Term IV; 12 credits in Term V and 12 credits in Term VI with a unit of credit corresponding to ten hours of classroom contact with course instructors. Courses may vary in terms of the volume of content from 1.5 to 3 credits. The maximum load of courses which may be taken in terms is restricted to 18 credits for Terms IV and V and 15 credits for Term VI. Students have to take at least 15 course credits in their areas of specialization. Project-based courses, tailored to suit the competencies and preferences of individual faculty members and students, are also offered. Instruction and evaluation usually consist of several components such as classroom lectures, assignments, projects, term papers, case studies, group discussions and role plays. Credit: 1 IIMK Credit is equivalent to 1.25 ECTS
The academic year consists of three Terms, scheduled as shown below. Note that the Term structure may differ somewhat between the first and the second year of instruction. Since international students are admitted exclusively to the second year (to any one term in the second year), it is the schedule of the second year that concerns the visitors from abroad. The dates given below refer to the tentative schedule for the academic year 2018-19. There may be limited changes in the schedule for future years on account of changes in the incidence of holidays, Sundays, etc and due to other academic developments in future.
Post-Graduate Programme Schedule: Second Year (2018-19)
|Classes begin||Monday, June 11, 2018|
|Mid-Term Examinations||Friday, July 13-14, 2018|
|Classes End||Friday, August 17, 2018|
|End-Term Examinations||Saturday, August 18-24, 2018|
|Term Break||Saturday, August 25-September 02, 2018|
|Classes begin||Monday, September 03, 2018|
|Mid-Term Examinations||Thursday, October 11-12, 2018|
|Classes End||Friday, November 16, 2018|
|End-Term Examinations||Saturday, November 17-22, 2018|
|Term Break||Friday, November 23-December 09, 2018|
|Classes begin||Monday, December 10, 2018|
|Mid-term Examinations||Tuesday, January 29-30, 2019|
|Classes End||Friday, March 01, 2019|
|End-Term Examinations||Saturday, March 02-09, 2019|
|Convocation||Saturday, April 06, 2019|
|Management Festival||Friday, October 26-28, 2018|
|International Day||Wednesday, October 31 (AN), 2018|
|Sangram||Friday, November 09 -11, 2018|
|Horizons||Saturday, January 19-20, 2019|
|Cultural Festival||Friday, February 01-03, 2019|
The students from partner institutions in the international exchanges can be admitted to any of the three Terms in the second year, i.e., Terms IV, V or VI of the two-year programme. They should have completed the first half (corresponding to the first year of a two-year MBA Programme) of a recognized Post-Graduate Programme in Management at their home institution (i.e., at the international partner institution), and should hold at least a Bachelors' degree in any field of study. Application formalities should be completed by June 11 for intended entry into the ensuing academic year. At the time of application, the choice of elective courses should also be indicated. It may be noted that as for all other students, the visiting students are also expected to take a minimum of 15 course credits, with an upper limit of 18 credits.
The International Exchange Students are exempted from payment of tuition fees. However, the visiting students will be required to bear their travel expenses and all living expenses during their stay at IIM Kozhikode. IIM Kozhikode may provide accommodation to the visiting students at the student hostels. The hostels provide modestly furnished single rooms with common bathrooms at the end of every student corridor. The rooms are not provided with individual personal computers, but connectivity is available if students can arrange their own personal computers and a well-equipped computer lab is just adjacent to the hostel. Students usually take all their meals in student messes and canteens. The hostel fee for a Term is INR 16,000/- (USD 385). The monthly food expenses may hover around USD 90 (about Rs.4000/-), a budget of USD 300 (about Rs.13,500/-) per month may ensure a very comfortable stay even if one is tempted to explore occasionally a little bit of the Indian cuisine available outside the IIM Kozhikode campus.
Exchange students should complete their visa formalities on their own. All international students will need a visa to study in India, and an ordinary tourist visa will not be sufficient. Please contact the Indian Embassy in the home country for further details after the formal exchange programme application has been sent to IIM Kozhikode.
In case of any particular stamp/ seal on visa, the students are advised to bring the notice of the same to IIMK International Exchange Office. It will enable the IE Office to complete necessary formalities with the local authorities.