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IIM Kozhikode - Indian Institute of Management

About IIM Kozhikode

IIM Kozhikode is one of the fastest-growing business schools in India. It is the 4th best business school in the Asian-Pacific region. The two-year-long executive management education programme offered by this institute is considered to be one of the most rigorous programs in the nation. IIMK is the fifth institution by the Indian Institute of Management Group after the state government collaborated with the central government.

The institute aims to create a unique and futuristic space of global reckoning so as to nurture the finest management thinkers in the pursuit of developing innovative, socially responsible, and environmentally friendly practitioners, leaders, and educators. Hence, the college abides by its motto of 'Globalizing Indian Thought'.

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IIM Kozhikode Highlights

The highlights of the IIM Kozhikode, such as university type, student-faculty ratio, approvals, facilities, etc., are mentioned below.

IIM Kozhikode Highlights
Year of Establishment
Type of University
Campus Area
112.5 acre
Courses/ Degrees Offered
PG, Doctoral and Executive
Infrastructure Facilities
Library, Cafeteria, Hostel, Auditorium, Labs, Bank

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. It has a museum that has information about Indian business history and its first phase was completed with a budget of 1.5 crores. The institute not only focuses on management education but also on societal development. It offers an international exchange program for students, faculty and scholars. 

The academic curriculum of IIM Kozhikode was designed carefully keeping in mind the industry standards. The lecturer teaches from multiple teaching tools including case studies, lectures, role-plays, exercises, simulation, & video shows to facilitate effective learning in their courses. The continuous evaluation system comprises assignments, quizzes, mid-term and end-term examinations etc. The curriculum also encourages students to self-study, group study and open-ended discussions.

IIM Kozhikode Rankings

The IIM Kozhikode 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. Given below are some of the positions held by the university.

  • IIM Kozhikode was ranked 5th among IIMs and 6th among management schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020.
  • IIMK scored 5th position in India by Outlook India's "Top Public MBA Institutions" of 2020.
  • The Week and Business Today ranked IIMK 7th in "India's best B-schools 2019".

IIM Kozhikode Courses

IIM Kozhikode offers a wide variety of postgraduate, executive and doctoral programmes in the management field. Below is an overview of the courses offered by the IIM Kozhikode across management disciplines with their specializations.

Courses Specializations
PGP/ MBA Accounting and Control, Economics, Finance, Humanities & Liberal Arts in Management, Information Technology & Systems, Marketing, OB &HRM, Quantitative Methods & Operations Management, Strategy, International Business
Ph.D. Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources, Quantitative Methods & Operations Management, Strategic Management, Economics, Finance, Accounting & Control, Information Systems, Marketing Management

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IIM Kozhikode Admission

IIM Kozhikode admission 2021 is open for courses offered and interested students need to fill up an online application form on the official website. The admission into the institute is based on the eligibility and marks scored in CAT/ EMAT/ GMAT/ GRE/ NET/ JRF/ GATE/ IIMB entrance examination. The IIMK MBA/ PGP admission is based on the marks scored in the CAT examination.

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IIM Kozhikode Eligibility Criteria

Various courses are offered by IIM Kozhikode in the Management discipline and each of the courses offered has different eligibility criteria failing to which students are not admitted to the institution. Below is a list of a few courses offered by the IIM Kozhikode with their eligibility criteria.

IIM Kozhikode EPGP Eligibility

Executive Post Graduate Programme, offered by the IIM Kozhikode, is a 1-year residential program for industry professionals.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must have a degree in any stream with a minimum of 50% or equivalent CGPA (45% for feminine candidates and SC/ ST/PwD candidates).
  • A minimum of 3 years of managerial/ entrepreneurial/ skilled expertise work expertise is also a must for the candidate.

The IIM Kozhikode Ph.D. Eligibility

The IIM Kozhikode offers a Doctorate in Philosophy programme specializing in Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources, Quantitative Methods & Operations Management, Strategic Management, Economics, Finance, Accounting, and Control, Information Systems, Marketing Management. The minimum duration of the programme is 3-years and the maximum duration is 6 years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must have a master's degree/ PG certification of two years with a minimum of 55% (50% for SC/ ST/ OBC candidates) or equivalent CGPA.
  • The candidate must have a valid test score of CAT/ GMAT/ GRE/ NET/ JRF/ GATE/ IIMB examination

IIM Kozhikode MBA Eligibility

The IIM Kozhikode offers Masters in Business Administration or Post Graduate Program degree program. The duration of the programme is a 2-years specializing in Marketing Management, Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources, Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources, Strategic Management, Economics, Finance & Accounting, Humanities & Liberal Arts in Management, Information Technology & Systems.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must have a graduation degree with a minimum of 60% aggregate from a recognized university.
  • The candidate must have scored valid marks in the CAT examination.

IIM Kozhikode Cut Off

IIM Kozhikode cutoff 2021 will be released after the results of CAT/ GMAT/ EMAT/ GRE/ NET/ JRF/ GATE/ IIMB will be released. The cut off is released every year during admission season. The institutional cut-off depends upon the marks scored by the candidate in the entrance examination, personal interview and GD. CAT 2020 cut off was 85 percentile. CAT cut off depends on various factors and some of them are listed below.

  • The difficulty level of the examination
  • Total number of candidates who appeared for the examination
  • Total number of candidates who've passed the examination
  • The total number of seats are available in that particular institute
  • Based on the ranking of the institute

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IIM Kozhikode Result

IIM Kozhikode result 2021 for admission to courses offered will be announced after the results of the CAT/ GMAT/ EMAT/ GRE/ NET/ JRF/ GATE/ IIMB examination will be announced and students can check the results on the official website of the exam controller. Students can check the semester results from the official website of the IIM Kozhikode. The commencement of classes begins in August for every academic year and the end-term exam will be held in May.

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IIM Kozhikode Infrastructure Facilities

The main campus is located in Kunnamangalam, Kozhikode, which is the 2nd largest city in Kerala. The campus is spread across 2 hills which are part of the Western Ghats. The institute campus also has residential facilities for faculty, students and visitors. The campus is set up over 111 acres of land and relies on rainwater harvesting as its primary source of water. IIM Kozhikode opened a satellite campus in Kochi with the purpose to enhance the institute's offerings in Executive Education. IIM Kozhikode campus provides world-class infrastructural facilities. It has a gym, conference hall, cafeteria, various laboratories, etc. Furnished and spacious classrooms, with electricity and natural air ventilation. The Library’s collection comprises print and online resources in varied fields

Hostel Facilities

The campus has 17 hostels to house around 1150 students. The rooms are allocated on a single or double occupancy basis. TV and washing machines facilities are provided in every hostel along with STD/ISD calls. The hostels provide facilities for various sports like badminton, table tennis, carrom, chess etc. Other facilities include a gymnasium and basic medical facilities. All the hostel rooms have a LAN connection. Other hostel facilities include the following.

  • Laundry
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • Outdoor/ indoor sports room
  • Internet
  • Mess
  • Dining hall
  • ATM
  • Gym

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IIM Kozhikode Placements

IIM Kozhikode witness 100% placement in these unprecedented times. 459 students are placed in 137 companies. The institute witnessed a hike of 4.6% in recruiter participation in 2021. 3.2 Lakh is the highest stipend received by students in a summer internship. The placement cell constantly thrives to provide the best companies to students thus maintaining its prestige. Eminent recruiters like IBM, Honeywell, Abbott, Samsung, ITC, JSW, Kohler, Tata Steel, Microsoft, Amazon, Shell, Reliance, Michelin, Lenovo, L&T and many others visited the campus for recruitment. Some of the IIMK placement statistics are as follows.

  • The highest salary offered is INR 28.9 LPA.
  • The median salary offered is INR 20 LPA.
  • The median stipend received by students is INR 2 lakh.

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IIM Kozhikode Scholarships

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

  • Merit Scholarship
  • Need-Based Scholarship
  • SC/ ST Scholarship
  • Ratan Tata Scholarship
  • OPJEMS Scholarship
  • Aditya Birla Scholarship

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IIM Kozhikode Collaborations

IIM Kozhikode has collaborated with international as well as national education institutes/ universities and industries for collaborative education and research. Given below are some of the international partners of IIMK.

ICN Business School
ESSCA School of Management
Bocconi University
Leeds University Business School
Abu Dhabi University
Foreign Trade University
Asian Institute of Technology
KEDGE Business School
EDHEC Business School
Groupe ESC Troyes
University of Hull

IIM Kozhikode Distance Education

Interactive Distance Learning, an online management education programme for working executives, was introduced in 2001-02 by IIMK. IIM Kozhikode was the 1st institute in Asia to offer a distance learning programme in management for working executives. It is successfully running E-Learning Management Development Programs (eMDP) for executives who don’t want to take a break from their work. The classes are conducted from the IIMK campus on weekdays or weekends.

IIM Kozhikode Alumni

Alumni Association of IIM Kozhikode is known as IIMKAA and the alumni are spread in every corner of the world, performing their job diligently and are doing very well in their professional careers. The alumni association aims to bring all the alumni under one roof and keep in touch with them constantly, the association organizes alumni meet at different time intervals. IIMK networking platform is known as “The Kasebook”, where alumni can connect and interact with other alumni of the institution.

IIM Kozhikode Entrance Exams Details 2021

Courses and Fees Structure of IIM Kozhikode

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IIM Kozhikode Management Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM]   2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 19 Lakh
Executive Master of Business Administration  2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 10 Lakh
Faculty Development Programme  1 year(s), Full Time
Management Development Programme  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 45,000
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time Rs. 9.50 Lakh
Post Graduate Program in Business Leadership [PGPBL]  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 9.50 Lakh
Post Graduate Program in Management   2 year(s), Full Time Rs. 19 Lakh

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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. We will admit to you as long as you are found suitable for the program.

Student Satisfaction Rating 

Based on 63 Student's Reviews 8.5/10  
Overall Rating
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This institute is recommended by 60/63 students

IIM Kozhikode Ranking

MBA Ranking
Publication Name Rank
Business Today 7
Economic Times 11
The Week 7


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Contact Details and Location

Address : IIMK Campus P.O, Kozhikode, Kerala, India - 673570
Website : https://www.iimk.ac.in/#5

Student Reviews

Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2016
  • IIMK is known for its Operations and Strategy Domains.
  • The staff is really very good, especially for operations and strategy.
  • For the one who wants to make a career in these domains, need not think much before joining here.  

  • IIM K has been regularly organising many international conferences.
  • It has organised  20+ conferences and many in collaboration with internationally reputed schools.
  • IIM K has signed a MoU regarding the exchange of students with Yale University.
  • IIMK has Foreign Exchange Programmes in partnership with business schools like Bocconi University (Italy), Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), ESCP-EAP (France), European Business School (Germany), Jönköping International Business School (Sweden).

Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2016
  • The class timings at Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Kozhikode start from at 9:15 A.M and may continue upto 3:45 P.M.
  • The quality of teaching is very good and methodology used is mostly case based teaching.
  • Overall experience in IIM Kozhikode has been an enriching and enlightening one as I got to know everything about business world.

Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2016
There are some very good professors for marketing, ops, finance and humanity. Pedagogy is mostly a mix of lectures and case based with few professors also opting for in class activities and relevant screening of videos and movies.

This year around 80-90 students went on exchange program and all you need is just not too bad acads. We have tie ups with many foreign universities in France, Germany, Italy, etc. Average cost incurred is anyway between 3.5 lakhs to 5 lakhs for a period of 3 months. Also various scholarships are available

There are lot of committees, interest groups and clubs on campus. They keep the student community engaged, informed and have lots of activities going on throughout the year.

Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2016
  • Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM K) is built over 100 acres of land, on the slopes of the Western Ghats in suburban Kozhikode. Although the campus is picturesque and beautiful, the inaccessibility of the location is often blamed for the fact that IIMK doesn’t attract faculty as good as Ahmedabad and Bangalore.
  • The classrooms are well-maintained and spacious, though, and the hostels are really good as well. The library is fully automated and very well-equipped. The faculty is highly qualified and highly experienced. Although most of the faculty is visiting, the quality is not compromised. The course is more practical and case-based approach is implemented. IIM K being located away from the industrial belt has a different approach from the other IIMs.

  • IIM K has some good tie-ups with universities in Europe. Each year about 60-90 students, in their second year (5th term), from IIM K go to these universities for the exchange program. Selection criteria for the exchange program is based on students' preferences and CGPA. Aminimum cut-off of 2.4 is required to be eligible for the exchange program. Also, the student must not have a D or F grade in first two terms. On an average, students spend about 3-5 Lakhs for this exchange program.
  • Students from European universities attend terms and years in IIM K with second year students. This brings in the global point of view in the classroom discussions.

  •  Although the crowd consists predominantly of engineers, they aren’t the stereotypical ‘drowned in books’ kind at Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Kozhikode.
  • There are parties every week, and they celebrate each and every festival enthusiastically. K-dio is the unique in-house radio station at IIMK, a brilliant initiative, and it plays music from various genres all night long. ‘Face-off’.

Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2016
  • Academics in IIM Kozhikode is fairly balanced.
  • You have sufficient assignments and cases to keep you busy most of the time but at the same time the schedule provides fair amount of free time to get involved in other club and committee activities.
  • The quality of teaching is good at Indian Institute of Management.
  • Overall experience is good at this college.

  • IIM Kozhikode lacks little bit in foreign exposure compared to other old IIMs like IIMA, IIMB and IIMC.

  • There are quite large no. of societies for students to get involved in and they give a good exposure at Indian Institute of Management.
  • Life at this college is very good.

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