IIM Kozhikode - Indian Institute of Management

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IIM Kozhikode Overview

IIM Kozhikode is one of the fastest-growing business schools in India. It is the 4th best business school in the Asian-Pacific region. Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode of Management Kozhikode was established in 1996 by the Government of India in collaboration with the State Government of Kerala. The courses offered at IIM Kozhikode include PGP, PGP-BL, PGP-Finance, EPGP, and PhD. Admission to various courses at IIM Kozhikode is based on CAT, GMAT, GRE, IIMB Test, NET-JRF, and EMAT scores. CAT registration for 2022 is open till September 21, 2022. CAT 2022 exam will be held on November 27, 2022. The two-year executive management education program(EPGP) offered by this Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode is considered one of the nation's most rigorous programs.

 IIM Kozhikode Latest Updates

  • September 15, 2022: CAT 2022 registration extended till September 21, 2022,
  • September 8, 2022: IIM Kozhikode and Suzuki Motor Corporation tie up to prepare a vision roadmap for the next 30 years.
  • September 5, 2022: IIM Kozhikode signs MoU with Suzuki corporation Japan for 'Thought leadership.

IIMK is the fifth institution by the Indian Institute of Management Group after the state government collaborated with the central government. IIM Kozhikode ranked 5th among the top-B schools in India. IIM Kozhikode conducts various conferences and has established centres for excellence that give the institute an edge. The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode has international exchange programs with premiere institutions all over the globe. The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode offers attractive placements as well. In 2022 the highest package offered was 69.3LPA, and the average package was 29LPA. 

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IIM Kozhikode Quick Insights

IIM Kozhikode is one of the top management institutions in India. It has been ranked 6 out of 100 top management colleges in India by NIRF 2020. The highlights of the IIM Kozhikode, such as university type, student-faculty ratio, approvals, and facilities, are mentioned below.

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode
Year of Establishment 1996
Type of University Public
Affiliation AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS
Campus Area 112.5 acre
Courses/ Degrees Offered PG, Doctoral and Executiv
Infrastructure Facilities Library, Cafeteria, Hostel, Auditorium, Labs, Bank
Location Kozhikode, Kerala

IIM Kozhikode Admission Dates 2023

IM Kozhikode MBA admission for 2023 will be based on CAT 2022 scores. Below given are the important admission dates for 2022. 

Event Date
Last Date to Register for CAT 2022 September 21, 2022 
CAT Admit Card Release October 27, 2022
CAT Exam 2022 November 27, 2022
CAT 2022 Result Declaration First Week of January 2023

IIM Kozhikode Ranking

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. IIM Kozhikode ranked 5th among B-schools in NIRF Rankings 2022. Given below are some of the positions held by the university.

  • IIM Kozhikode is ranked nine by Times B School 2022.
  • IIMK has been ranked 4 by NIRF 2021. 
  • 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 in India by Outlook India's "Top Public MBA Institutions" 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 programs in management. IIMs are known for their excellent structured course curriculum and the teaching standards that are followed. The two courses offered have several specializations under them. Below are the courses offered by the institution across Management disciplines

Course Duration Selection Criteria
MBA 2 years CAT/GMAT Score + Application Rating Score for AWT and PI
MBA-F 2 years CAT/GMAT Score + Application Rating Score for AWT and PI
MBA-LSM 2 years CAT/GMAT Score + Application Rating Score for AWT and PI
MBA-BL 1 year CAT/GMAT Score + Application Rating Score for AWT and PI+Work experience
PGPx 2 years CAT/GMAT/GRE Score + Application Rating Score for AWT and PI
EPG-Diploma 1 year 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

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. Given below are some of the fees for different courses offered by the institute. 

Course Total Tuition Fees
MBA INR 19 Lakh
MBA-BL INR 22.53 Lakh
MBA-F INR 22.50 Lakh
PGPM INR 20.50 Lakh
ePGP INR 10 Lakh
PhD INR 9.50 Lakh

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IIM Kozhikode Admission

IIM Kozhikode admission 2022 is open for courses offered, and interested students need to fill up an online application form on the official website. The courses offered at IIMK include MBA, MBA-BL, MBA-F, PGPM, ePGP, and PhD. Admission into the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode 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.

IIM Kozhikode Eligibility Criteria

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

EPGP 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.

PhD. 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 for the CAT/ GMAT/ GRE/ NET/ JRF/ GATE/ IIMB examination.

MBA Eligibility Criteria

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

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

IIM Kozhikode Academic Advantages

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 - assignments, quizzes, mid-term, and end-term examinations.
  • Self-study and open-ended discussions 
  • Well-experienced teaching professionals
  • Good placement opportunities with a high salary package

IIM Kozhikode vs Other Top-B Schools

IIM Kozhikode is a premier institute in the country. The following table shows how it compares to other IIMs in the country

Institute NIRF Ranking 2022 Average package offered
IIM Kozhikode 5 INR 29.50 LPA
IIM Ahmedabad 1 INR 36.8 LPA
IIM Bangalore 2 INR 33.34 LPA
IIM Calcutta 3 INR 34.07 LPA
IIM Indore 7 INR 25.4 LPA

IIM Kozhikode Cutoff

IIM Kozhikode cutoff 2022 for MBA admissions is expected to be 85-99percentile. The cutoff is released every year during admission season. The institutional cutoff depends upon the marks scored by the candidate in the entrance examination, personal interview, and GD. CAT cutoff depends on various factors, some of which are listed below the difficulty level of the examination, the total number of candidates who appeared for the examination, the total number of candidates who've passed the examination, the total number of seats available in that particular institute, and the ranking of the institute.

CAT Cutoff 2021 Data

Category Sectional Cutoff Overall Cutoff
General and Economically Weaker Section 80 97
Non-OBC and Transgender 70 80
SC 50 65
ST 40 55
PwD 40 55

Past 5 Years Data for CAT Cutoff 

Year Acceptance Cutoff Overall Cutoff Sectional Cutoff
2017 95 80 75
2018 95 80 75
2019 95 80 75
2020 95 97 75
2021 95 85 75

IIM Kozhikode Result

IIM Kozhikode result 2022 for admission to courses offered will be announced after the CAT/ GMAT/ EMAT/ GRE/ NET/ JRF/ GATE/ IIMB examination results. CAT 2022 results will decide the cutoff percentile, based on which admissions will be made. Students can check the semester results from the IIM Kozhikode official website. The commencement of classes begins in August for every academic year, and the end-term exam will be held in May.

IIM Kozhikode Infrastructure

IIM Kozhikode's main campus is Kunnamangalam, Kozhikode, the 2nd largest city in Kerala. The campus is spread across 2 hills, part of the Western Ghats. The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode campus also has residential facilities for faculty, students, and visitors. The campus is set up over 111 acres of land. IIM Kozhikode opened a satellite campus in Kochi to enhance the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode's offerings in Executive Education. 

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

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IIM Kozhikode Placements

IIM Kozhikode witnessed 100% placement in 2022. Per the placement reports, over 116 recruiters came in for placements and offered jobs to 546 students in just three days. The highest salary package rose by 30% in 2022 compared to 2021.

  • The highest salary offered is INR 61.5 LPA.
  • The median package offered is INR 26.5 LPA. 

IIM Kozhikode Top Recruiters

The top recruiters that visit the IIMK campus are

Microsoft IBM Reliance
Deloitte  Cognizant Bajaj Auto
Amazon HCL Asian Paints

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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 2LPA 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 1LPA

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IIM Kozhikode Collaborations

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

International Collaborations

Country Partnering Institute
France ESSCA School of Management
Thailand Asian Institute of Technology
UAE  Abu Dhabi University
England The University of Hull, Leeds University Business School
Switzerland HELP Logistics
Italy Bocconi University
Bangladesh Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI)

National Collaborations

  • ICSI 
  • Indian Navy NIETT
  • Kozhikode Corporation
  • Suzuki Motor Corporation
  • Indian Bank

IIM Kozhikode Distance Education

IIM Kozhikode introduced 'Interactive Distance Learning, an online management education program for working executives, in 2001-02. It was the 1st institute in Asia to offer a distance learning program 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 work. 

IIM Kozhikode Faculty

IIM Kozhikode has world-class faculty as a part of its team. A total of 122 permanent faculty and 2-4 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.

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 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

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

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 Criteria
11 MBA

Exams Accepted by IIM Kozhikode


Exam Date: Nov 27, 2022


Exam Date: Jan 01, 2022


Exam Date: Jan 01, 2021


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.

IIM Kozhikode Reviews

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Rajshri | Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2016

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

  • 4
  • Academics & Faculty 4
  • International Exposure 4
Academics & Faculty

Great College, great place to live, great student life. Everything exceeds expectation. Facilities are good. Course is a bit heavy.

International Exposure

A considerable number of foreign universities are available for student exchange programs.

Dushyant | Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2016

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

  • 4.8
  • Academics & Faculty 5
  • International Exposure 5
  • Fees and Scholarship 4.5
  • Placements & Internships 4.5
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
  • Social Atmosphere 4.5
Academics & Faculty

The Post-graduate Programme in Management is a flagship educational programme preparing the young graduates for senior level positions in industry and other sections.Problem solving and analytical skills are honed through case studies, which are part of the pedagogy in most of the courses.

International Exposure

The IIMK's International Exchange Programme endeavours to work with partner institutions to develop activities that foster trusting, enduring and mutually beneficial scholarly and social engagements between students, faculty members, staff and the broader community in countries across the globe.

Parvathi | Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2016

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

  • 3.3
  • Academics & Faculty 3.5
  • International Exposure 2.5
  • Social Atmosphere 3
  • Clubs & Associations 4
Academics & Faculty

  The Institute conducts a full range of academic activities in the field of management  education  covering research, teaching, and training, consulting and intellectual infrastructure development. The Institute emphasises development of analytical skills and a focus on global and cross-cultural issues with a balance between business demands and social concerns.The institute stresses on a rigorous evaluation system and learning to learn approach through self-study, group work, open-ended discussions and real-life projects. The institute has also emphasized greater importance for social awareness and claims to distinguish itself from other IIMs in offering greater freedom to students in their intellectual pursuits.

International Exposure

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Neha | Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2016

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

  • 3.5
  • Academics & Faculty 4
  • International Exposure 2
  • Placements & Internships 3.5
  • College Infrastructure 4
Academics & Faculty

Classes and Projects are taken seriously. Professor accessibility is very good. Quality and Methodology of teaching is flexible and relevant to courses.

International Exposure

Good number of partnerships are existing. averaage cost incurred is reasonable.About 100 students go for foreign exchange every year.

Pradipta | Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2013

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

  • 3.8
  • Academics & Faculty 4
  • International Exposure 4
  • Fees and Scholarship 4
  • Placements & Internships 3.5
  • College Infrastructure 3.5
  • Clubs & Associations 4.5
  • Social Atmosphere 4
Academics & Faculty

IIM Kozhikode has a rigorous acacdemic curriculum. The course is spread across six trimesters and the pedagogy focuses a lot on case based learning. Professors encourage a lot of class participation which brings about diverse perspectives from students coming from diverse bacckgrounds. The course curriculum not only focusses on traditional MBA subjects like Finance, Marketing, HR and Operations, but also on non traditional courses like Social Transformation of India, Environmental Management, Indian Economy to name a few. The elective courses give you a diverse range across all the verticals along with unique and interesting courses like Economics of Strategy (taught by Prof. Rajesh Upadhyaula), Business & Government (taught by Prof KK Ladha), Globalization & Culture (taught by Prof AF Mathew), Management Consulting - Profession & Pracctice (taught by Prof Unni K Nair) to name a few. IIMK also has a compulsory Social Development Project, a non-credit project course which

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