IIM Kozhikode: Ranking, Courses, Fees, Admission, Placements

Krishmand Chettri Krishmand Chettri | Sep 26, 2023
Krishmand Chettri
Krishmand Chettri

Updated on - Sep 26, 2023

IIM Kozhikode MBA admission 2023 will be based on CAT 2023 exam. The CAT 2023 exam will be conducted on November 26, 2023.

IIM Kozhikode NIRF Ranking 2023 was #3 in the management category. It is a rapidly growing business school in India and is ranked as the 4th best in the Asian-Pacific region. Established in 1996, IIMK is a collaboration between the Government of India and the State Government of Kerala.

IIM Kozhikode Latest Updates

  • September 26, 2023: Admission is open to the Financial Analysis and Financial Management 12-month program starting Sep 30.
  • September 26, 2023: PGP-BL personal interviews will be done on Oct 7 and Oct 8.
  • September 25, 2023: The CAT 2023 Form Correction Window is open.

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode offers Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), PGP-Finance, PGP-Liberal Studies and Management (PGP-LSM), PGP-Business Leadership, Executive-PGP, Management Development Programme (MDP) and Faculty Development Programme (FDP) and PhD.

Admission to IIMK courses is based on scores from exams like GMAT/GRE/CAT/GATE/NET-JRF and EMAT. IIMK has international exchange programs with prestigious institutions worldwide and offers appealing placement opportunities. In 2023, the highest package offered was INR 67.02 LPA and the average package offered was INR 31.02 LPA. 

IIM Kozhikode Highlights 2023

IIM Kozhikode is the fifth institution in the Indian Institute of Management Group, established through collaboration between the state and central governments. The highlights of the IIM Kozhikode, such as university type, student-faculty ratio, approvals, and facilities, are tabulated below.

Year of Establishment 1996
Type of University Public
Affiliation AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS
Campus Area 112.5 acre
Courses/ Degrees Offered PG, Doctoral and Executive
Infrastructure Facilities Business Simulation Lab, Ideation Lab, Communication and Media Lab 
Location Kozhikode, Kerala

IIM Kozhikode Admission 2023

IIM Kozhikode admission 2023 is open now. Interested candidates can fill out the online application form on the official website. The IIMK step-by-step admission process is given below:

  • Register online for the CAT 2023 exam and fill out IIM Kozhikode as your preference.
  • The candidates must appear for the CAT 2023 exam and score well.
  • IIMK releases the list of shortlisted candidates for the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) based on the Aggregate Index Score (AIS) and CAT score.
  • Selection and seat allotment are based on the category-wise merit list prepared by IIMK.

The courses offered at IIMK include MBA, MBA-BL, MBA-Finance, PGPM, ePGP, and PhD. Admission into the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode is based on eligibility and marks scored in CAT/ EMAT/ GMAT/ GRE/ NET-JRF/ GATE/ EMAT examination.

IIM Kozhikode Eligibility Criteria

IIM Kozhikode offers various courses in the management discipline, and each has different eligibility criteria failing which students are not admitted to the institution. Below is a list of a few courses the institution offers with their eligibility criteria.

PGP Eligibility Criteria

  • Hold a duly recognised bachelor's degree in any discipline with 60% aggregate marks.
  • Obtain a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of CAT.
  • obtain a minimum aggregate percentage of 50 in CA/ICWA/CS in the case of an absence of a duly recognised bachelor's degree.

PhD Eligibility Criteria

  • Master's degree or Post Graduate Diploma with at least 60% marks or equivalent CGPA.
  • Professional qualifications like CA, ICWA, or CS with a Bachelor's degree and 60% marks.
  • B Tech/4-year degree with 6.5 CGPA or equivalent (additional experience required for Marketing Management).
  • Final-year candidates can apply, but completion of requirements by June 2023 is necessary for final selection. Admission will be provisional until the required certificates are provided by December 2023.

PhD Eligibility Criteria (Practice Track)

  • Master’s degree or Post Graduate Diploma (2 years) with at least 60% marks or equivalent CGPA.
  • Professional qualifications of CA, ICWA, and CS with a Bachelor’s Degree and at least 60% marks or equivalent in Bachelor’s Degree.
  • B Tech/4-year Degree with 6.5 CGPA or equivalent.

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IIM Kozhikode Admission Dates 2023

IIM Kozhikode MBA admission for 2023 will be based on CAT scores. Below given are the tentative admission dates for 2023.

Event Dates (Tentative)
IIM Kozhikode MBA Registration Begins August 02, 2023
IIM Kozhikode MBA Registration Closes (date extended) September 20, 2023
CAT 2023 Exam Date November 26, 2023

IIM Kozhikode Ranking

The IIM Kozhikode ranking has been consistent, and it has secured top positions in management education by various national and international ranking agencies. IIMK also has gained significant importance from the Govt of India. IIM Kozhikode ranked 3rd among B-schools in NIRF Rankings 2023. Given below are some of the positions held by the institute.

Ranking Body 2023 2022 2021
NIRF 3 5 4
IIRF 6 8 -

The other rankings awarded to IIM Kozhikode are listed below:

  • IIMK ranked #72 among the Open Enrolment Executive Education Program by the FT Executive Education in 2023.
  • IIM Kozhikode's eMBA ranked #9 in the Business Today (BT) Schools in 2023.
  • Ranked 3rd amongst top B-schools by The Week in 2022.
  • Ranked 79 in the Overall category by NIRF Rankings 2022.
  • IIM Kozhikode ranked 6th in the management category by The Outlook Magazine in 2022.

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode Courses

IIM Kozhikode offers various postgraduate, executive, and doctoral programs in management. IIMs are known for their excellent structured course curriculum and the teaching standards that are followed. Below are the courses offered by the institution across management disciplines.

Course Duration Selection Criteria
PGP 2 years CAT/GMAT Score + Application Rating Score for AWT and PI
PGP-Finance 2 years CAT/GMAT Score + Application Rating Score for AWT and PI
PGP-LSM 2 years CAT/GMAT Score + Application Rating Score for AWT and PI
PGP-BL 1 year CAT/GMAT Score + Application Rating Score for AWT and PI+Work experience
MBA (Kochi Campus) 2 years CAT/GMAT Score + Application Rating Score for AWT and PI
EPGP 2 years CAT/GMAT/GRE Score + Application Rating Score for AWT and PI
EPGP-Interactive Learning 2 years CAT/GMAT/GRE Score + Application Rating Score for AWT and PI+ Min. 3-year work experience
PhD 3-5 years CAT/GMAT/GRE Score + Application Rating Score for AWT and PI
MDP 2 years Graduation
FDP 1 year Graduation

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IIM Kozhikode Fee Details

IIM Kozhikode offers various postgraduate and doctoral programs in management. Applicants pay their fees to IIMK via online or offline mode. Below are some of the fees for different courses offered at the institute. 

Course Total Tuition Fees
MBA INR 20.50 Lakh
MBA-BL INR 20.50 Lakh
MBA-F INR 20.50 Lakh
MBA-LSM INR 20.50 Lakh
EPGP (Kochi Campus) INR 12 Lakh

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IM Kozhikode Cutoff

IIM Kozhikode cutoff 2023 will be released after the CAT 2023 results are announced. The cutoff usually depends on the difficulty level of the exam, the number of candidates who took the exam, the number of people who passed the exam, the number of seats, and the institute's ranking. Below is the expected cutoff for IIMK.

CAT 2023 Section-wise Weightage Distribution

Exam Section Quantitative Aptitude (QA) Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)
Weightage 34% 32% 34%

IIM Kozhikode CAT Cutoff 2023 (Expected)

Category Sectional Cutoff Overall Cutoff
General and Economically Weaker Section 70-80 90-99
Non-OBC and Transgender 65-75 75-85
SC 60-70 70-80
ST 50-60 60-70
ST with Disability 50-60 60-70

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IIM Kozhikode Placements

IIM Kozhikode placements data for 2023 has been released. According to the placement reports of 2023, 526 students were placed. There was an increase of 136% in offers made in the General Management domain and 70% in the BFSI domain. The key highlights of the placements drive are listed below:

  • The highest salary offered was INR 67.02 LPA.
  • The median package offered was INR 27 LPA. 
  • The average package offered was INR 31.02 LPA. 
  • The mean package offered to female students was INR 31.93 LPA.

IIM Kozhikode Top Recruiters

A total of 123 recruiters visited the campus for placements. 36 new recruiters visited the campus. These companies offered multiple roles in consulting, finance, general management, IT/Analytics, Operation, Sales and Marketing. The top recruiters that visit the IIMK campus are as follows.

Microsoft IBM Reliance
Deloitte  Cognizant Bajaj Auto
Amazon HCL Asian Paints
Aditya Birla Group Ambit Capital HCL Technologies
Mercedes Benz Procter and Gamble Hindustan Petroleum

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Why Choose IIM Kozhikode?

IIM Kozhikode was 5th among the 20 Indian Institutes of Management in India and was established in collaboration with Govt. of Kerala. The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode not only focuses on management education but also on societal development. The following reasons make it an excellent choice to pursue higher education.

1. Pedagogy and Curriculum

The academic curriculum of IIM Kozhikode was designed carefully, keeping in mind the industry standards. The faculty uses multiple teaching tools, including case studies, lectures, role-plays, exercises, simulation, & video shows to facilitate effective learning in their courses.

2. Research Opportunities

IIM Kozhikode publishes its research newsletters featuring the works of the faculty and PhD scholars at the institute. The IIM Kozhikode Society and Management Review is an in-house, bi-annually published review magazine member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

3. Akumen Summer School

This initiative by IIM Kozhikode consists of various short-term certificate courses related to business and management. These courses are available to international and national students.

4. Modern Facilities

IIMK has a lush green campus in the western ghats with various facilities. The campus has a Business Simulation Lab, Ideation Lab, Communication and Media Lab and a Business Incubator that facilitates experiential and practical learning.

5. Entrepreneurship Opportunities

The IIMK LIVE- Laboratory for Innovation, Ventureship and Entrepreneurship offers a platform for students to convert their ideas into established businesses. The entrepreneurship wing regularly conducts workshops to educate the students and faculty regarding the business establishment and market trends.

IIM Kozhikode Infrastructure

IIM Kozhikode's main campus is Kunnamangalam, Kozhikode and the satellite campus is located in Kochi. The campus is set up over 112.5 acres of land. The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode campus has two unique facilities; one is a Business Museum, and the other is a Rainwater Harvesting System. Some other facilities available at the campus are:

  • Classrooms
  • Auditorium
  • Hostels
  • Guest House
  • Cafeteria
  • Business Museum
  • Video and Conferencing Facility
  • Laundry
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • Outdoor/ indoor sports room
  • Internet
  • Mess
  • Dining hall
  • ATM
  • Gym

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IIM Kozhikode Scholarship

The IIM Kozhikode offers scholarships to students based on specific criteria such as reserved category, student merit, economic condition, and research requirements. Students can check scholarship details from the official website of IIMK. Given below are some of the scholarships offered by IIM Kozhikode.

Scholarship Description
OPJEMS scholarship

It is a merit-based scholarship for second-year students. Students to qualify for an online test conducted by OP Jindal Group. The scholarship amount is 1.50 lakh. 

Aditya Birla scholarship A merit-based scholarship is given to PGP students in the first and second years. First-year students can re-apply provided they belong to the top 25% of the batch in the first year. The scholarship amount is INR 1.75 lakh per student
Merit-cum-Means Scholarship The Government of India awarded it to students with less than INR 2 LPA family income.
Sir Ratan TATA scholarship It is a merit-based scholarship awarded to the top 5 ranking students in 1st year.
Pratibha Scholarship It is a means scholarship awarded by the Government of Andhra Pradesh to students with a family income less than INR 1 LPA.

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IIMK Faculty

IIM Kozhikode has world-class faculty as a part of its team. A total of 102 permanent faculty and 5 international faculty visit the campus annually. The faculty has researched a wide range of topics funded either internally through Small, Medium or Large Grant Research Project Schemes or by external sources such as the Government of India, the Government of Kerala, and other funding bodies.

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode Result

IIM Kozhikode results will be released on the official website. The admission results can be accessed using the following steps:

  • Go to the official website.
  • Click on Academic Programmes.
  • Click on the relevant active course links.
  • Click on view Result.
  • Enter your CAT roll number and access the results.

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IIM Kozhikode Alumni

The Alumni Association of IIM Kozhikode is known as IIMKAA, and the IIM Kozhikode alumni are spread in every corner of the world, performing their job diligently and doing very well in their professional careers. IIMK networking platform is known as "The Kasebook", where alumni can connect and interact with other alumni of the institution. Some of the notable alumni of this institution are mentioned below.

Notable Alumni Profession
Rohit Gupta Director, Capri Global Capital
Shayonima Ghosh VP, Deutsche Bank AG
Akshita Jalan Strategic Program Manager, Mastercard
Sneha Choudhary Founder of Zolo, YourStory Media
Asmita Pathak Senior Consultant, Monitor Deloitte

Also Read: IIM Kozhikode Alumni

IIM Kozhikode vs Other Top B-Schools

IIM Kozhikode moved up by one position in the NIRF Rankings 2023, thereby moving into the bracket of top-3 management institutes in the country. Given below is a comparison between IIMK, IIM Lucknow and IIM Indore.

Institute IIM Kozhikode  IIM Lucknow IIM Indore
NIRF Ranking (2023) 3 6 8
Year of Establishment 1996 1984 1996
Campus Area 112.5 acres 185 acres 193 acres
Overall CAT Percentile Required (Minimum) 85% 90% 90%
Average Package Offered INR 31.02 LPA INR 31.01 LPA INR 24.09 LPA


Seat Intake 597 621 618

IIM Kozhikode Highlights

Institution Type Public
Total Faculty 105
Year of Establishment 1996
Genders Accepted Co-Ed
Campus Area 112.5 Acres

IIM Kozhikode Rankings

Publisher Ranking & Year Criteria
#3 in 2023 MBA
#7 in 2021 MBA
#7 in 2019 MBA
#11 in 2019 MBA

IIM Kozhikode Courses & Fees 2023

Course Avg. Fees Duration
MBA -- 2 Years
PGP ₹21,00,000 2 Years
PhD ₹9,50,000 3 Years
Executive Post Graduate Programme In Management (EPGP) -- 1 Year

IIM Kozhikode Courses and Fee Structure

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Courses offered by IIM Kozhikode

Post Graduate Program [PGP]

Offline On Campus

Exams Accepted: CAT GMAT GRE +1

₹ 21,00,000 (2 Years)

Exams Accepted: CAT GMAT GRE +1

PhD [Doctor of Philosophy]

Offline On Campus

₹ 9,50,000 (3 Years)

Exams Accepted by IIM Kozhikode

IIM Kozhikode FAQs

What are the selection criterias for PGP at IIM Kozhikode?

The final selection criteria are based on a variety of factors - CAT score, personal interview score, essay score, as well as resume score.

What career opportunities I might have after completing the course at IIM Kozhikode?

Two-thirds of the students have been placed as faculty members in prestigious National Institutes (like IIM, IIT, NITIE) and in esteemed universities in Europe, North America, or the Middle East. Other FPM students have received offers from reputed corporate organizations.

I haven't written CAT this year. Can I still apply?

If you have written CAT within the last 3 years, you can still apply. You may also qualify through GRE, GATE, GMAT, UGC-NET/JRF, IIMB Tests depending on your area of specialization.

How many applicants are admitted each year at IIM Kozhikode?

There is no fixed number of seats. Admissions are based on how well the candidate meets the eligibility criteria.

Is IIM Kozhikode good for MBA?

Yes, the institute has been ranked 6th among the 30 best MBA colleges by Outlook 2020.

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Minralkakkar99 Batch 2020 MA [Master of Arts]
Reviewed on Dec 11, 2020
4 Fees
4.5 Infrastructure

Entrance Exams & Admissions : The eligibility for admission is 50% of marks in graduation.

Fees & Scholarships : Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Kozhikode Fee Structure. The course fee is about INR 50,000 per annum.

College Infrastructure & Hostel Facilities : There are two hostel

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Ankit Abhishek Batch 2018 PGPM [Post Graduate Programme in Management]
Reviewed on Apr 12, 2017

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode takes CAT scores as qualification criteria. It first declares an initial shortlist which includes everyone who has scored above a certain percentile in CAT. The initial shortlist

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Parth Garg Batch 2018 PGPM [Post Graduate Programme in Management]
Reviewed on Mar 15, 2017

Entrance Exams & Admissions : Eligibility criteria for IIM is a bachelor's degree in any discipline, although around 80-85% of the students who actually made it in here are engineers, from primarily IITs, NITs, etc My batch(2016-18) also has CAs, Doctors, c

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Nishit Jain Batch 2017 PGPM [Post Graduate Programme in Management]
Reviewed on Nov 13, 2016
5 Placements
3 Fees
3.5 Academics
3.5 Infrastructure
4 Campus

Placements & Internships : Internship in Marico. It is a fast moving consumer good's company. The major portfolio of this company includes parachute, saffola and set wet. Average salary hover's around 18 to 20 LPA for an IIM graduate. The stipend is aro

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Raam Krishna Kurra Batch 2018 PGPM [Post Graduate Programme in Management]
Reviewed on Nov 12, 2016
4 Placements
3 Fees
4.5 Academics
3.5 Infrastructure
4.5 Campus

Placements & Internships : Marketing is the most preferred course and all the marketing companies visit campus Finance and consulting to occupy a huge space.

Entrance Exams & Admissions : CAT examination is mandatory

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