Boost in Perception, Research, Professional Practice help IIM Kozhikode displace IIM Calcutta from top 3 spot, for the first time ever.

Making its recent Financial Times Rankings Debut all the more special, IIM Kozhikode has attained Rank #3 in the coveted NIRF India Rankings 2023: Management, released today by the Ministry of Education. Hon’ble Minister of State for Education and External Affairs, Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh released the ‘India Rankings Report for 2023’. By climbing up two slots from the previous year, IIMK has displaced IIM Calcutta from the Top 3 spot and is now placed at 3rd rank overall, among Management Schools in the country.

Expressing his delight over the Top 3 accomplishment, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIMK shared “It is a matter of great pride and prestige for IIM Kozhikode to attain Rank 3 in NIRF 2023 Rankings. The career best ranking is a testimony to the selfless contribution of our proficient faculty members, efficient administration, our magnificent students, alumni and recruiters and the ever supportive governments. We will continue on the path of embracing dynamic reforms, encouraging research and propagating our Institute mission of Globalizing Indian Thought. I am sure, with the exemplary cooperation and sincere efforts of the members of IIMK community, we can constructively and innovatively contribute towards achieving greater heights.”

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), introduced by the Ministry of Education since 2015, outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country, is considered to be the most authoritative in India. The parameters for ranking include Teaching, Learning & Resources (TLR, 30%), Research and Professional Practice (RP, 30%), Graduation Outcomes (GO, 20%), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI, 10%) and Perception (PR, 10%).  The significant showing has come as a result of IIM Kozhikode gaining points in Research and Professional Practice (RP) and Perception (PR).

IIMK, one of the fastest growing IIMs in the country, has continued its stride forward with an overall score improvement from 74.74 in 2022 increased to 76.48 in 2023. It has now significantly closed gap with the much older IIMs and has overtaken another older IIM (Calcutta) in 2023, a year in which this Institute will be completing 27 years.

About Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (

Started in 1997 with its Post Graduate Programme (PGP), the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) is on a high growth trajectory today, offering widest range of academic programs in the field of management education. These include Fellow Programme in Management, Executive PG Programmes, Management Development Programmes and Faculty Development Programs. IIMK set up a Satellite campus at Infopark, Kochi, in 2013 dedicated to Executive Education. IIMK has also the unique distinction of launching a PhD (Practice Track) programme for working professionals besides bringing in new dynamic courses like the one-year Post Graduate programme in Business Leadership (2019) MBA in Finance and MBA in Liberal Studies & Management (2020). The institute is also home to IIMK LIVE a first-of-its-kind startup incubation programme and the Indian Business Museum. IIMK is ranked 3rd as per NIRF India Rankings 2023: Management and consistently features among the Top 5 B-Schools in the country in various rankings. The institute also features regularly among top global institutes for its flagship MBA (PGP) and EMBA programme (EPGP) in QS World University Rankings. The Institute has leapfrogged 100 spots to be placed in the Top 251-300 Institutes in Business & Management Studies globally, as per the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023. It is also Ranked No.2 in CFIs (non-Technical) category in the Atal Innovation Rankings (ARIIA 2021) rankings released recently by Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, and has the distinction of being the only IIM in the coveted innovation rankings. IIM Kozhikode is globally accredited by EQUIS (EFMD) and AMBA (UK).

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