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Established in 1996 through a collaboration between the Government of India and the State Government of Kerala, the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) is the fifth IIM to be established in India. Spread over about 112.5 acres of land, IIM Kozhikode, is situated on two hillocks in the Kunnamangalam Area of ancient city of Calicut in Kerala. Boasting of one of the most picturesque and oxy-rich campuses in the country, IIM Kozhikode is devoted to nurturing future business leaders in teaching, learning, consulting, research, and innovation.

The growth story of IIM Kozhikode is not just about the numbers, but also about some remarkably innovative initiatives that has set the bench mark for other institutions in the country. The Institute is currently on a high growth trajectory, offering the widest range of academic programmes in the field of management education and has consistently brought notable innovations to programme design and their delivery.  Many such innovations were emulated by others, and IIM Kozhikode takes pride in being a change agent that transformed the higher education space in India.  The Institute has achieved such success only through academic rigour, research focus and education excellence making brand IIM Kozhikode a household name in India.

With the first flagship PGP course dating back to 1997, started with a batch of 42 students, the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode has grown tremendously over the years to a current student strength of 1200 odd students who graduated in 2024, making it one of the fastest growing management schools in the country. The Institute is on a high growth trajectory today, offering widest range of academic programs in the field of management education. Anticipating the multi-disciplinary approach ushered in by NEP 2020, IIM Kozhikode also has the unique distinction of offering the first MBA programme that intertwines management and humanities by introducing the PGP – Liberal Studies and Management (2020). Other regular full-time MBA programmes include the PGP – Finance (2020) and PGP – Business Leadership (2019). The Doctoral Programme in Management (PhD) offered by IIMK is now in to its 17th Batch and is a full time, residential, fully financially supported doctoral programme of the Institute. PhD (Practice Track) for Working Executives was also initiated in 2019, for the executive participants of this programme enrich business knowledge armed with their industry experience and academic exposure.

IIMK also offers Executive MBA degrees through Executive Post Graduate Programmes - Interactive Learning Mode (EPGP) and Executive Post Graduate Programme (Kochi Campus), which is based out of IIMK’s satellite Campus in Kochi since 2013.

Besides these, IIM Kozhikode also offers Management Development Programmes (MDPs). Over the past two decades IIMK has successfully conducted nearly 1300 MDPs benefiting over 41,000 participants from more than 150 organizations, including several Fortune 500 companies. IIMK has also taken a major initiative for strengthening the country's intellectual infrastructure for management education and training, through the Faculty Development Programmes (FDP).

IIM Kozhikode has set itself an institutional ‘Vision 2047’ of ‘Globalizing Indian Thought’ and is a leading school of thought and universal proponent of the ethics and values that Indian Management system has to offer to the global community. The year 2047 will mark 100 years for Independent India and will also witness IIM Kozhikode completing 50 years in the pursuit of academic excellence. IIMK has identified three guiding principles for the Institute to achieve Vision 2047 – Satyam (Authenticity), Nityam (Sustainability) and Purnam (Fulfilment).  The Institute also seeks to inculcate a spirit of wholesome learning and create a unique space of global reckoning thereby nurturing capable and dependable management thinkers in the pursuit of developing socially responsible and environmentally friendly practitioners, leaders and educators who will contribute towards creating a better world.

The Institute is also the first IIM to receive the coveted AMBA accreditation with fellow awardees such as London Business School, INSEAD, HEC Paris in the year 2010. IIMK also became the fifth IIM and only the sixth Management Institution in the country to receive the coveted EQUIS Accreditation in 2021. Currently IIM Kozhikode is ranked 3rd among all management institutes of the country as per NIRF 2023: Management Category ranking, releases every year by the Minsitry of Education. The Institute also made its debut at rank 101+ in Asia for its EMBA and PGP (MBA) programme as per the latest QS World University Rankings released in 2020 and has been regularly featuring in these Rankings since then. In 2023, IIM Kozhikode also broke into global Top-100 in Financial Times Ranking for Open Enrolment Programme (Rank #72) and Masters in Management (MBA) (Rank #77) further enhancing its growing global credentials.

IIM Kozhikode has carved out a name for itself by pioneering initiative affirmative action to bring in gender parity in its flagship programme. From a historical low of less than 10%, the Institute touched a high of 54% women in the PGP batch 17 (2013-2015) and went on to repeat the feat in the academic year (2020-2022) for PGP 24 batch.

The ‘Kampus’ is also home to the first Museum dedicated to Indian Business (established in 2013) in the country. It is also the first institution to conceive and create a technology enabled and interactive online executive education programme which is running continuously since 2001.

IIMK is also one of the few Centres for Development of Digital Libraries in the world and is a country leader. A prominent achievement which comes to the limelight is the establishment of an Incubation Centre for Excellence, in collaboration with the Government of Kerala to help the Scheduled Castes/tribes students overcome their deficiencies in communication, personality etc. Incidentally, IIMK is one of the few management institutes in the country who have filled full quota of SC/ST candidates in its Postgraduate Programme on regular basis with sound track record in job placement. With a highly qualified and experienced faculty, and backed by a large number of committed adjunct and visiting faculty from Industry and other leading management institutes including foreign universities, academics is always a high priority. The world class infrastructure includes air-conditioned classrooms, guest care areas and LAN/WAN/ WIFI connectivity, state of the art display screens, which enables every IIMK resident to be exposed to a wholesome experience.

The Institute has a strong International Exchange Programme for students and faculty with several leading Management Institutes in EU and ASEAN countries like SDA, Bacconi, Jonkoping, Sweden, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, ESCAP-EAP, France; University of Queensland, Austria, Victoria University of Wellington and so on. An active member of the Strategic Management Forum, IIMK lays stress on organizing Seminar/Conferences and conducts management programs for teachers.

The institute is also home to IIMK LIVE a first-of-its-kind startup incubation programme supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The center has so far supported 139 startups and 320 promoters under its flagship Business Incubation Program (BIP).  

IIM Kozhikode has also recently added the following Centres of Excellence:

  1. Centre of Excellence for Social Innovation
  2. Centre for Governance
  3. Centre for Digital Innovation and Transformation (CDiT)
  4. Centre for CLIMATE (Climate Leadership, Internationalisation, Management for Policy Advancement, Technology and Enterprise) Studies
  5. Centre for Employment Relations and Labour Studies
  6. Centre of Excellence in Macroeconomics, Banking and Finance (Uruppika)
  7. Centre for Pedagogical Innovation and Publishing (Gyanodaya)


Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

IIMK Campus P. O, Kozhikode, Kerala, India,
PIN - 673 570


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