IIM-K Introduction

The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K) founded in 1996, in collaboration with the State Government of Kerala, was the 5th IIM to be established. IIM Kozhikode was the first institute in Asia to offer a distance learning programme in management for working executives. This year-long Executive Management Education Programme is today considered to be the best distance learning program available in the country having 450 class contact. IIM-K setup its satellite campus in Kochi in August 2012.

With a prestigious double accreditation of AASCB and AMBA, IIM Kozhikode has been a pioneer in delivering wholesome management training where excellence is the only outcome. IIM K has been equally contributive towards promoting gender diversity and academic liberalism in all aspects. As of 2020, the institute recorded 100% placements with highest international salary package of 58 Lakhs per annum. It has also been ranked as the top sixth management institute under the MHRD NIRF rankings 2020.

IIM-K offers the following programmes:

Post Graduate Programme (PGP)

  • IIM-K's flagship programme, PGP, is a two-year residential programme.

Post Graduate Programme in Finance (PGP-Finance)

  • Two-year residential post graduate diploma with majors in Financial Management

Post Graduate Programme in Liberal Studies & Management (PGP-LSM)

  • Two-year residential postgraduate diploma with majors in Liberal Studies & Management

Post Graduate Programme in Business Leadership (PGP-BL)

  • One-year post graduate diploma programme for candidates with relevant amount of work experience.

Executive Post Graduate Programmes – Interactive learning mode (EPGP)

  • One-year post graduate diploma programme for working executives.

Master of Business Administration (for Working Executives)

  • A two-year classroom programme at IIMK Kochi Campus

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

  • Four-year full time residential doctoral programme

Fellow programme in Management (Practice Track)

  • A three-year combination doctoral programme

Getting into IIM Kozhikode


IIM-K Results Accepted

  • For PGP
    • Domestic Candidates (in India) - CAT
    • International Candidate (outside India) - GMAT
  • For PGP – Finance
    • Domestic Candidates (in India) - CAT
    • International Candidate (outside India) - GMAT or GRE
  • Post Graduate Programme in Liberal Studies & Management: CAT/GMAT or GRE
  • Post Graduate Programme in Business Leadership (PGP-BL): CAT/GMAT or GRE
  • For EPGP − Executive Management Aptitude Test − EMAT/CAT/GMAT
  • For Fellowship Programme in Management

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Area of Specialisation

Qualifying Tests*

1

Finance, Accounting, and Control

CAT, GMAT, GRE, UGC JRF (in Management, Economics and Commerce only), GATE, IIM B Test

2

Information Technology & Systems

CAT, GATE, GMAT, GRE, IIM B Test

3

Marketing Management

CAT, UGC JRF, GMAT and GRE

4

Organizational Behavior & Human Resources

CAT, GMAT, GRE, UGC JRF, IIM B Test

5

Quantitative Methods & Operations Management

CAT, GMAT, GRE, UGC/CSIR JRF, GATE, IIM B Test

6

Strategic Management

CAT, GMAT, GRE, UGC JRF, GATE, IIM B Test

7

Economics

CAT, GMAT, GRE, UGC NET, IIMB Test

*Relaxation:  Candidates possessing PGP (Full time degree program) of any of the IIMs or holding E-PGP from IIM K do not have to appear for the qualifying tests.

Selection: Candidates will be selected based on their academic profile and qualifying scores. They then would be invited for a PI (Personal Interview) round at IIM Kozhikode. IIM K provides campus accommodation facility to shortlisted candidates, on a payment basis.


IIM-K Eligibility


Eligibility for PGP


  • The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA (45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD)/Differently Able (DA) category) awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956. The candidate may possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal / Registrar of their University/institution (issued on or before the date as stipulated by the respective IIM) stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.
  • The candidates seeking admission as an NRI should produce with the application a certificate from the Indian Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of the country where the candidate is currently based, stating that the candidate has been resident in that country continuously for a period of not less than 18 months.
  • Candidates appearing for CAT 2020 are automatically eligible to apply for PGP pro program

Eligibility of PGP – Finance

  • Bachelors across any stream with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
  • Must possess a valid CAT 2020/GMAT/GRE score. GMAT/GRE must be taken between 1 Jan 2019 to 20 March 2020)

The minimum percentiles (10th, 12th and CAT sectional) a candidate must meet in order to match the eligibility for Post Graduate Programme in Finance (Two Year) is given below:


Social Category

CAT/GRE/ GMAT
Sectional cut off

SSC/X Class
Percentage

HSC/ XII
Class Percentage

Open

80

60

60

NC-OBC or EWS

70

60

60

SC

60

55

55

ST or PwD

55

55

55

Eligibility of PGP – Liberal Studies and Management

  • The candidate should have completed bachelor’s from a recognized university in any discipline with minimum 50% marks or equivalent grade point average.

Or

  • The candidate should have completed Post Graduation from a recognized university in any discipline with minimum 50% marks or equivalent grade point average.
  • SC/ST/PWD candidates are allowed a relaxation of 5% in the minimum mandated marks.
  • Must possess a valid score in CAT 2020 /GRE/ GMAT

The minimum percentiles CAT/GRE/GMAT) a candidate must meet in order to match the eligibility for Post Graduate Programme in Finance (Two Year) is given below

Category

Overall

Verbal*

Other Sections**

GEN

80

80

50

NC-OBC/EWS

70

70

50

SC

60

60

50

ST / PWD

55

55

50

 

*Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (CAT), Verbal Reasoning (GMAT&GRE)
** Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability (CAT), Quantitative Reasoning (GMAT&GRE)

Eligibility of PGP –Business Leadership

  • The candidate should have completed bachelor’s from a recognized university in any discipline with minimum 50% marks or equivalent grade point average.
  • The candidate should have acquired 3-7 years of work experience.
  • A valid GMAT/GRE/CAT score.

Eligibility for EPGP

  • A Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent in any discipline with minimum 50%** aggregate mark or equivalent CGPA
  • 3 Years of managerial/ entrepreneurial/ professional experience*** after successful completion of graduation as on 4th January 2018.

**Subject to relaxation based on category
***Work experience before completion of graduation will not be considered for calculating total work experience. CA/CS/ICWAI articleship will not be considered as experience.

The minimum eligibility criteria adopted by IIM Kozhikode in the admissions for the Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (Two Year) at Kochi Campus is given below:


Category Degree(Min Aggregate Marks)
General 50 %
OBC (NC) 50 %
SC  40 %
ST  40 %
PwD  40 %

Eligibility for FPM

One of the following qualifications is required for eligibility.
  • Post-Graduate degree or equivalent in any discipline (including M.A., M.Sc., M.Com, MBA, MCA, M.Tech., etc.) with at least 55% marks or an equivalent CGPA.
  • Professional qualifications such as CA, ICWA and CS with at least 50% marks or equivalent.
  • Professional qualifications such as MBBS and LLB with at least 55% marks or equivalent CGPA. *
  • Engineering degrees, viz., B.Tech, BE, etc. with at least 60% marks or equivalent CGPA.*
  • 4-year Engineering degrees, viz., B.Tech, BE, etc. with at least 6.5 CGPA.*
  • Students in their final year can also apply if they fulfil all the requirements by June 30 of that year.

* An additional minimum 3 years of relevant work experience is required for applying to Marketing Area


IIM-K Admission Procedure

  • For PGP Programme
  • There are 2 stages that a candidate goes through before getting selected for IIM-Kozhikode PGDM Programme.

    • The first stage is appearing for the CAT Exam conducted by the IIMs (GMAT for the international candidates).
    • 2. On clearing the required cut-offs and the composite score, a candidate is called for the GD/WAT and PI. The candidate has to write a short essay and participate in a group discussion on a topic provided by IIM-K. The topic is announced at the venue just before the GD/WAT.
    IIM Kozhikode Admission Process PGP | CL Research

    For PGP- Finance/Liberal Studies in Management Programmes: There are 3 stages that a candidate goes through before getting selected for the mentioned Programmes

    • Candidates need to submit the online application form. Candidates who complete this round successfully are considered for the second round.
    • Candidates are further shortlisted based on an Aggregate Index Score (AIS). The AIS is computed based on the performance in aptitude test (CAT/GMAT/GRE), academic performance, work experience, suitability score for PGP-Finance and gender diversity score.
    • Shortlisted candidates appear for GD-WAT-PI which is the final round of the admission process. Final selection is declared based merit in all the three rounds.

    For PGP- Business Leadership: There are 2 stages that a candidate goes through before getting selected for IIM-Kozhikode PGP- Business leadership Programme

      • Candidates will be shortlisted on the recommendation of respective areas based on their profile and CAT/GMAT or GRE scores
      •  Such candidates will be invited for a Personal Interview at IIM Kozhikode.
    • For EPGP Programme
      • Admission to the programme is based on a personal interview (through interactive live platform of TCLL), evaluation of profile and Statement of Purpose (SOP).
    • For FPM Programme
      • 1. Candidates will be shortlisted on the recommendation of respective areas based on their profile and Qualifying Scores.
      • 2. Such candidates will be invited for a Personal Interview (and written test for certain areas) at IIM Kozhikode.
      IIM Kozhikode Admission Process FPM| CL Research


    IIM-K Eligibility and Selection Criteria

    IIM Kozhikode adopts a three-staged selection process for its admissions to the PGP 2020-2022 batch.

    Stage 1: Registration of candidates meeting the minimum eligibility criteria

    Category CAT Score Percentile Sectional Percentile SSC/X Class Percentage HSC/ XII Class Percentage
    General 90 85 75 60
    NC-OBC 80 75 65 60
    SC 65 65 55 55
    ST/PwD 55 55 45 55

    Note: Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Non-creamy Other Backward Castes (NC-OBC), Persons with Disability (PwD)


    All candidates opted for IIM Kozhikode and fulfilling the above mentioned minimum eligibility criteria would receive a call for online registration for admissions to IIM Kozhikode. This a pre-interview registration process and not the call for interview.


    Stage 2: Shortlisting for Personal Interview (PI), Group Discussion (GD) and Writing Ability Test (WAT)

    A shortlist of candidates in each category will be created based on an Aggregate Index Score (AIS). The AIS is computed based on the performance in CAT 2017, Class XII, Bachelor’s degree marks and work experience. The weight of each component in the AIS is as follows:

    Component Weight
    CAT 2019 Index Score 45%
    Class Xth Score 30%
    Class XIIth Score 15%
    Academic/ Gender Diversity Factor 10%
    Total 100

    The details of each component are given as follows:


    CAT Index Score

    Scaled Scores from the three sections (with equal weightages) of CAT 2019 will be considered for the computation of the CAT Index Score.


    SSC/ Class X/Equivalent/Diploma Score

    The percentage of marks obtained in SSC/Class X/Equivalent/Diploma score would be the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the marks sheet or grade sheet irrespective of the board’s calculation.

    HSC/ Class XII/Equivalent/Diploma Score

    The percentage of marks obtained in HSC/Class XII/Equivalent/Diploma score would be the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the marks sheet or grade sheet irrespective of the board’s calculation.


    Gender/Diversity Score

    To ensure diversity, marks are awarded for both gender diversity and academic diversity. Only female candidates are eligible for gender diversity. A candidate with any bachelor’s degree other than engineering/technology (B.Tech/BE) or equivalent will be eligible for academic diversity score. A candidate is entitled only to an applicable diversity score of 10 either from gender diversity or academic diversity.

    The short-listed candidates will have to appear for a WAT followed by a Personal Interview (PI).

    Score for Class XII and Graduation Marks:

    Class XII Marks (%) Score Graduation Marks (%) Score
    60 0.00 60 0.00
    61 0.36 61 0.36
    62 0.71 62 0.71
    63 1.07 63 1.07
    64 1.43 64 1.43
    65 1.79 65 1.79
    66 2.14 66 2.14
    67 2.50 67 2.50
    68 2.86 68 2.86
    69 3.21 69 3.21
    70 3.57 70 3.57
    71 3.93 71 3.93
    72 4.29 72 4.29
    73 4.64 73 4.64
    74 5.00 74 5.00
    75 5.36 75 5.36
    76 5.71 76 5.71
    77 6.07 77 6.07
    78 6.43 78 6.43
    79 6.79 79 6.79
    80 7.14 80 7.14
    81 7.50 81 7.50
    Above 81 7.50 Above 81 7.50

    Work Experience Score

    Previous work/professional experience will carry a weight of up to 5% depending on the length of service as on January 31, 2018. Only fulltime remunerative work experience after graduation will be considered.



    Months Score
    Below 6 0.00
    6 1.00
    7 1.22
    8 1.44
    9 1.67
    10 1.89
    11 2.11
    12 2.33
    13 2.56
    14 2.78
    15 3.00
    16 3.22
    17 3.44
    18 3.67
    19 3.89
    20 4.11
    21 4.33
    22 4.56
    23 4.78
    24 5.00
    25 4.67
    26 4.33
    27 4.00
    28 3.67
    29 3.33
    30 3.00
    31 2.67
    32 2.33
    33 2.00
    34 1.67
    35 1.33
    36 1.00
    Above 36 1.00

    Diversity Score

    To ensure diversity, marks are awarded for both gender diversity and academic diversity. Only female candidates are eligible for gender diversity. A candidate with any bachelor’s degree other than engineering/technology (B.Tech/BE) or equivalent will be eligible for academic diversity score. A candidate is entitled only to an applicable diversity score of 5 either from gender diversity or academic diversity.


    The short-listed candidates will have to appear for a GD/WAT followed by a Personal Interview (PI).


    Stage 3: Final shortlist

    Candidates must undergo an essay writing round before the conduction of WAT and PI round. Essay. During the PI process, a candidate’s resume will be evaluated by the interview panel based on the length of work experience, quality of academic and professional qualifications, and exceptional academic, co-curricular and extracurricular achievements of candidates. After the conclusion of PI and WAT, the final scores will be computed based on CAT 2019 score, Personal interview Score, Essay score and Resume score. Category wise merit list will be prepared based on the final scores.

    Component Weight

    CAT 2019 Index Score

    35%

    Personal Interview

    35%

    Essay Score

    20%

    Resume Score

    10%

    Reservation Policy: IIM Kozhikode will follow Government of India reservation policy for admission to Central Educational Institutions (CEIs).


    IIM-K Fees

    The most recently revised fees of IIM-K has been tabulated below:

    Program Fees

    PGP

    Rs 19,00,000 (likely to be revised)

    PGP Finance

    Rs 11,50,000

    PGP Liberal Studies and Management

    Rs 15,00,000

    PGP Business Leadership

    Rs 22,50,000

    EPGP

    12,00,000



    Inside IIM Kozhikode

    Number of PGP students graduated over the years:

    IIM Kozhikode Gender Diversity | CL Research

    The following data of the PGP batches portrays the diversity of the batch.


    Gender Based Diversity

    IIM Kozhikode Graduation Background Diversity | CL Research

    Graduation Background Diversity

    The following pie chart shows the graduation diversity of the 2015-2017 batch:

    IIM Kozhikode Work Experience Diversity | CL Research

    There have been around 85-95% engineers in each of the last 3 batches of PGDM.

    Work Experience Based Diversity

    The following pie chart shows the work experience based diversity of the 2018-2020 batch:


    IIM Kozhikode Work Experience Diversity | CL Research


    IIM-K Final Placements

    IIM-K culminated its final placements for the PGP batch of 2017 in a record 6 days. The campus has seen an overwhelming increase in the number of recruiters expressing interest in partnering with IIM Kozhikode.

    Last 2 years at a glance


      2015 - 2017 2017 - 2019
    Total No. of Students Participating 347 366
    Total No. of Companies 112 107
    Average Salary 17.65 LPA 20.67 LPA
    Number of offers 359 390
    Highest domestic package 37 LPA 40.50 LPA

    Functional Distribution:

    IIM Kozhikode Final Placements | CL Research

    IIM-K Summer Placements

    The summer placement for the batch of 2019 was successfully completed in a time span of 6 days.


    Summer Placement Highlights



    Total Batch Strength 462

    Participating Firms

    131

    Median Stipend Offered

    2,00,000

    Average Stipend offered

    1,75,000

    Highest Stipend Offered

    3,00,000

    Mean stipend of women participants

    2,00,000

    IIM Kozhikode Summer Placements | CL Research

    Disclaimer:

    The analysis given above has been prepared by Career Launcher experts. The information given here has no bearing on your actual score. Career Launcher does not take responsibility for any discrepancy between information in this document and actual result.

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