Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode welcomed diverse batch of 578 students to its different PGP and Doctoral programs on July 1, 2022 in a physical event held at the campus after a two year-long pandemic-induced hiatus. The diverse 26th batch of flagship PGP 2022-24 program was inaugurated with 475 students along with the 3rd batch of PGP-LSM & 3rd batch of PGP-Finance with 39 students in each programme. IIM Kozhikode also welcomed the 16th batch of DPM (Ph.D) with 25 students. The new batch at IIM Kozhikode has 46% female students and 46% students from Non-Engineering back ground. The batch includes 6 international students who have joined IIM Kozhikode this year.
The Chief Guest on the occasion was Mr. Abraham Stephanos, Chairman & Managing Director, TATA STEEL Downstream Products Limited (TSDPL) and Mr. Prashant Nair, IAS, Managing Director, Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation was the Guest of Honour. The Director of IIM Kozhikode Prof. Debashis Chatterjee and IIMK Deans Prof. Shubashis Dey and Prof. G Sridhar were also present on the occasion and welcomed the new batch.
IIM Kozhikode Batch Profile 2022: Key Highlights
- Total Batch Size: 578 students
- PGP 2022-24 Batch: 475 students
- PGP-LSM 2022-24 Batch: 39 Students
- PGP-Finance 2022-24 Batch: 39 Students
- DPM (Ph.D): 25 Students
- Women Students: 46% up from 40% last year
- Non-Engineers: 46%
- International Students: 6
- 68% batch has Work Experience
- 21% students are from IITs/NITs
6 International Students from Different Countries
IIM Kozhikode is growing it global foot prints. There are 6 international students including 4 NRIs, 1 from New Zealand, and 1 from Nepal who have joined IIMK’s flagship PGP programme.
Rising Gender Diversity
IIM Kozhikode, has been at the forefront of achieving gender diversity. For 2022, the above incoming batches comprise of overall 46% female students, up from 40% in 2021. Among the programs, PGP-LSM has the maximum gender diversity with 69% of the batch comprising of female students followed by 48% female candidates in the PhD programme and 46% female students in the flagship PGP programme.
High Academic Diversity
Academic Diversity is another aspect of IIMK’s interventions for B-Schools in India. This year IIM Kozhikode witnessed about 46% of the students from a non-engineering background. Among the programs, PGP-LSM has maximum diversity with around 94% from various disciplines such as Arts/Science/Commerce.
Work Experience of the batch
- About 32% of the batch comprises freshers
- Average work experience of the batch is 17.54 months
- About 39% of the batch is from Top colleges with NIRF rank below 30
- Close to 21% of the incoming students are from the IITs/NITs
- 11% of the students have a professional certification such as CA/CS/CFA/FRM.
Chief Guest Mr. Abraham Stephanos, Chairman & Managing Director, TATA STEEL Downstream Products Limited (TSDPL) in his address, encouraged students to make a positive difference to the society with their learnings at IIM Kozhikode. Emphasizing that success is all about collaboration and not outcompeting, he invoked students to build credibility, extend sphere of influence, continue their learning process and align themselves to IIMK’s rich value system.
Mr. Prashant Nair IAS, the former District magistrate of Kozhikode city and a popular administrator who led many governance and people friendly initiatives in the city, stressed on the importance of human elements like creativity, originality, compassion, empathy as an ideal approach for managers of tomorrow in a growingly AI (Artificial Intelligence) dominated world.
Welcoming the new batch, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM Kozhikode shared with the students key lessons they can derive from IIM Kozhikode’s core belief system of Satyam (Truth), Nityam (Sustainability) and Purnam (Wholeness). Emphasizing on how authenticity of actions, coupled with clarity of thought and compassionate engagement can create a difference, he encouraged students and said, “To not just be the best in the world, but be the best for the world.”
Started in 1997 with its Postgraduate Program (PGP), the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) offers wide range of academic programs in the field of management education. IIMK set up a Satellite campus at Infopark, Kochi, in 2013 dedicated to Executive Education. IIMK has also launched a PhD (Practice Track) programme for working professionals besides bringing in new dynamic courses in Women Leadership, one-year Post Graduate programme in Business Leadership, MBA in Finance and MBA in Liberal Studies & Management. The institute is also home to IIMK LIVE a first-of-its-kind startup incubation programme and the Indian Business Museum. IIMK is ranked 4th as per latest NIRF India Rankings 2021: Management. The institute also made its global debut for its flagship MBA and EMBA programme in the 2020/21 QS World University Rankings. 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. IIM Kozhikode is globally accredited by EQUIS (EFMD) and AMBA (UK).
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