Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode Overview

  Kozhikode   Public (Autonomous)   ESTD 1996
  Kozhikode   Public (Autonomous)   ESTD 1996

About College

The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (abbreviated as, “IIM Kozhikode”) is an autonomous public funded business school located in Calicut, Kerala.

The institute was founded in 1996 by the Government of India in association with the State of Kerala as part of the Indian Institutes of Management initiative. IIM-K is fifth of the twenty IIMs across India.

IIM-K conducts an entire range of educational activities in the field of management academics. The subjects taught by the institute covers research, training and teaching along with intellectual infrastructural development and consultancy. The college focuses on the development of analytical skills along with an emphasis on globally cross-cultural issues.

IIM Kozhikode director is Debashis Chatterjee and Chairman is Vellayan at present. Under their guidance, Kozhikode IIM is committed to bringing the best educators under their fold.

There are more than 25 core faculty members. More than 70% of the IIM Kozhikode faculty members have studied at one of the IIMs, IITs or institutes of equal repute and all of the members are veterans in the corporate world.

In 2018, the IIM Kozhikode ranking was sixth among business schools all across the country by the National Institutional Ranking Framework.

While two years ago, in 2016, it was ranked eighth by Business Today and fifth by Outlook India on a similar nation-wide scale. You can get more details about IIM Kozhikode PaGaLGuY.

IIM Kozhikode Course and Fee Structure

The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode offers post-graduate level management education by means of three flagship programmes and two tertiary programmes.

There is a PG Programme, an Executive PG Programme and a Fellowship Programme. The fellowship research programme comes in two variants. Additionally, IIM-K also offers two development programmes.

IIM Kozhikode Courses Highlights

  • On the PG level, IIM-K offers a PG Programme and two variants of the Executive PG Programme taught in different campuses.
  • There is provision for three variants of the Fellowship Programme.
  • IIM-K offers two different development programmes.

Course Eligibility and Fees

Course Eligibility IIM Kozhikode Fees
PG Programme The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree, with at least 50% marks (45% for SC, ST and PWD) from a recognized university 17.5 Lakhs
Executive PG Programme The candidate requires a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% (40% for SC, ST and PWD) marks in aggregate. The candidate must have at least three years of managerial, entrepreneurial or professional experience after the successful completion of graduation. 10 Lakhs
Fellowship Programme The candidate needs a PG degree in any discipline with at least 55% marks (50% for Reserved Categories) in aggregate. N/A

IIM Kozhikode Admission Process

Being a reputed institute in India, IIM Kozhikode shortlists its candidates in a strenuous process. The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode conducts its admissions in two stages. In order to qualify for the first stage, the candidate must first clear the eligibility criteria.

Each course has a specific set. The next step is to clear the cutoff for the course’s particular entrance exam. Each course offered by IIM-K accepts the results of selected nation-wide aptitude tests.

Should the candidate be shortlisted in both of these rounds, they must then pass the final stage of the process, which is a personal interview conducted by the institution.

How to get into IIM Kozhikode?

Admission Highlights

  • Admission to the PG Programme is based on the candidate’s performance in CAT (for domestic applications) or GMAT (for international applications).
  • The Executive PG Programme admission process is curtailed by the applicant’s performance in EMAT, CAT or GMAT.
  • The Fellowship Programme admission process is conditional on the candidate’s performance in CAT, GMAT, GRE or UGC JRF.

IIM Kozhikode Results and Cutoff

IIM Kozhikode has nearly 350 seats in its PG Programme every year. However, the applicants for these seats, number in the thousands. Consequently, IIM-K issues a very high cutoff percentile so as to ensure that only the best of the applicants are offered admission.

The cutoff percentile can be predicted on the basis of the cutoff trends from the last few years. The institute issues sectional cutoffs as well as an overall cutoff.

Cutoff Highlights

  • The overall cutoff percentile to all the PG Diploma courses for General Category students is 90.
  • For students belonging to the Other Background Classes, the overall cutoff percentile is 80.  

CAT Cutoff Trend 2018

Course Category Cutoff 2018 Cutoff 2017
PGPM General 90 90

IIM Kozhikode Placements

As a member of the Indian Institutes of Management family, IIM-K has claimed a very high placement record. In the last five years, the placement record has never gone down under 100%. IIM-K has a placement cell, which initiates the placement process in the first year itself by placing students in corporate projects or summer internships.

It also arranges industry-specific seminars and career development classes that help students get better at job interviews.

IIM Kozhikode Placement 2019 Highlights

Batch strength 366
No. of recruiters 107
No. of Pre-Placement Offers 390
Average CTC INR 20 Lakhs, per annum
Highest CTC INR 35.6 Lakhs, per annum

IIM Kozhikode Alumni Network

With over 5,000 alumni members occupying various top executive and managerial positions in a wide range of companies such as Google, Vodafone, Accenture and Deloitte, the IIM-K Alumni Network boasts a sundry and spirited network.

The Alumni Network aims to cultivate productive relationships between the alumnus and the institution in hopes that it proves to be mutually beneficial.

IIM-K boasts alumnus figures such as entrepreneur and founder of Med2house, Balagopal Kesavmenon, the Strategy Consultant at McKinsey and Company, Ronald Phillip and Co-founder of FACE Bangalore, Rajesh Kumar.

IIM Kozhikode Scholarship Programmes

There are 13 different scholarship programmes active at IIM-K. These programmes offer means of financial aid to the candidates who deserve it.

This factor is based on means-cum-necessity criteria. Usually, to apply in the majority of these scholarship programmes, a candidate needs to be from an economically challenged background (the gross annual family income must be less than INR 6 lakhs) as well as maintain an 8 CGPA grade.

There are many scholarships, which are provided by private sponsors. The private sponsors set up their own eligibility criteria.  

IIM Kozhikode Campus     

The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode spans across 97 acres in Kochi, Kerala. The campus lies close to the metropolitan areas with all its facilities such as hospitals, departmental stores and recreation areas. The campus provides separate living accommodations for both men and women.

The institute offers all the infrastructural facilities that can be expected from a member of the IIM family. There are options for co-curricular, extra-curricular and a range of pedagogic activities.

The campus consists of academic centres such as a library, classrooms, IT labs and auditoriums. Furthermore, the campus is networked to the internet via a wireless setup that is active twenty-four hours a day.


Source Rank
NIRF (2018) 6
NIRF (2017) 5
Business Today 8
Outlook 5
The Week 7
The Times Group 8