Courses offered in IIM Kozhikode (IIMK)


The Indian institute of management, Kozhikode is one amongst the 7 Indian institutes of management founded by the Indian Government. The institute presents qualified students with a wide variety of academic courses in the field of management education. The details of the courses offered in this institute are provided below.

Courses offered in IIM Kozhikode

Faculty Development Program (FDP) –This course is designed to strengthen the country’s management education and training infrastructure. At present the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode is one of the institutions in India that offer the highest numbers of Faculty Development Programs.

Fellow Program in Management (FPM) – This is a doctoral program that is offered by the Indian Institute of Management. The Indian institutes of Managements see this course as an important source of building faculty resources and management researchers of good value to the academic institution as well as to the business, society and government. This program was introduced to the students in the academic year 2007 – 2008.

Management Development Program (MDP) – The main aim of this course is to present working executives with the latest concepts as well as practices in management. In addition to this, they are designed with the intention of providing insights into conceptual theory of management plus the relevant techniques that are needed for implementing and formulating strategies in a variety of functional areas.

Post-graduate Programme in Management (PGP) – This is a flagship educational course that is aimed at preparing students for senior level posts in the industry. This course has duration of 2 years.

Some of the courses available in a variety of subjects are:

  • Economics
  • Finance & Accounting
  • General Management
  • Information Technology & Systems
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
  • Quantitative Methods & Operations
  • Strategy

A few of the forthcoming Management Development Programs are:

  • Creating and Sustaining Innovative Organizations
  • Multivariate Data Analysis
  • Spreadsheet Modeling for Financial Decision Making

Executive Education Programs over IDL

Some of the Executive Education Programs are:

  • Executive Education Programme in Finance
  • Executive Education Programme in Marketing
  • Executive Education Programme in Operations Management
  • Executive Education Programme in Strategic Management
  • Executive Management Education Programme
  • Executive Post Graduate Programme

Structure of the courses offered in IIM Kozhikode

Executive Education Programmes - The objective of this course is to provide working executives with the necessary knowledge as well as skills without affecting their official duties. The classes of this course are regularly carried out by means of the two - way audio and the two-way video communication. This program has two components. The first component is in which the candidates can take lessons by logging onto one of the 300 countrywide networks of classrooms and the second one is carried out at the IIM campus at Kozhikode.

FPM – This course has a time period of 4 years. For special cases, an extended period of 6 month is allotted with reduced stipends. Nevertheless, with special approval, candidates will be allowed to continue their studies for 18 months with no stipend. The candidates are required to complete their course work in the first two years. The next two years will be dedicated for research as well as conclusion of the dissertation work.

PGP – The mode of instruction for this program is a combination of the lecture method as well as experimental learning methods like role plays, group discussions, case discussions, projects etc.

Evaluation process of Post graduate courses

PGP – The evaluation system of the Post-graduate Programme in Management is a rigorous one. It comprises of quizzes, projects, mid terms and term end exams. The program also gives stress on learning by conducting group projects, self study, live projects and open ended discussion.

Advantages of doing the courses in IIM Kozhikode

The main intention of these programs is to increase the skills of the candidates in multidisciplinary aspects. By means of its rigorous academic inputs, the programs will impart upon the candidates unique skills as well as an aptitude for research that is needed by both consultants as well as teachers. The doctoral programs will include the strength of like courses in other IIM’s and will also introduce some new features of its own.  One of the best advantages the students will have is that, they will develop excellent knowledge on a variety of disciplines like:

  • Economics
  • Finance, Accounting and Control
  • Information Technology & Systems
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior & Human Resources
  • Quantitative Methods & Operations Management
  • Strategic Management

By studying about these disciplines, the candidates will develop different view points on the Indian scenario. On top of this, these courses will also prepare the candidates professionals so that they will be able to work with any type of company without any qualms. One of the other advantages a student will get is the opportunity to grab good jobs with leading firms in India and abroad. Rest assured, their pay packages as well as job perks will also be quite good.

IIM Kozhikode Course Admissions

The admission of students into the Post-graduate Programme in Management in the IIMK is done through the Common Admission Test (CAT). Students who clear this exam will be then required to be present for an interview with the board. They will also be needed to be present at the group discussions.

All Indian citizens and individuals who are not residing in India can apply for admission into the Fellow Programme in Management. People of Indian origin as well as foreign nationals are also eligible to apply for the course. The admission is done on the base of their academic qualifications, performance in the final exams, interviews and written tests. Their work experience will also be taken into account.

The admission into the Executive Education Programs is done by means of a nationwide selection process. The candidates will be needed to appear for the executive Management Aptitude Test. This exam is carried out by the IIMK annually. In the case of the other executive programs, the selection of the candidates is done by interviews as well as inspection of the applications. Candidates who have graduated from the IIMK are not required to go through the interview procedure. They may get chosen on the basis of their performance in the eMEP as well as their application.

Scholarships offered at IIM Kozhikode

A scholarship is the financial aid awarded to meritorious students who are deprived money-wise. Three scholarships are awarded to students by the IIMK. The eligibility for the awards is as follows:

The first scholarship is given to commendable students. The applicant should be a student of the IIMK. The time period of the scholarship is one year and its value is Rs. 25,000/-. The students are selected on the basis of their academic as well as extra academic performance. The second scholarship is the Need-based Scholarship. This scholarship is given to students who are financially deprived. As to get this scholarship, the candidates must be a student of the Postgraduate programme in Management course in the IIMK. The family income of the student should not be above Rs. 2, 00,000/- . The students will be given Rs. 56,000 the first year and Rs. 62,000 in the second year.

The third scholarship is the HECL Scholarships. Candidates who are applying for this scholarship must be a student of the PGP courses at the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode. Five scholarships will be available. Students who get this scholarship will receive Rs.50, 000/-. The time period of this scholarship is one year. Students are selected for this scholarship according to their academic as well as extra curricular performance.



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    Nandan Prabhu:

    Do you organize any faculty development programme on research methodology in the year 2011? I want to participate. Please give details.