IIM Kozhikode creates a new record with nearly 60% Women admitted to Flagship MBA; Largest Batch of 631 Students, including 15 International Students

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Updated on June 28, 2024
IIM Kozhikode has created a record by admitting 59% female students for its flagship PGP batch of 2024-26, thus further bolstering its credentials as Diversity Leaders among top B-Schools in India. IIM Kozhikode welcomed a new batch of its four MBA programs on June 28 at its campus. A total of 631 students were admitted to make batch 2024-26 the largest IIMK cohort till date.
IIM Kozhikode Inaugurates 26th PGP 2024-26 Batch

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode welcomed new batch (2024-26) of its flagship Post Graduate Programme (PGP), PGP-Liberal Studies and Management (PGP-LSM), PGP-Finance (PGP-F) and Doctoral Programme in Management (PhD) on June 28 at its campus. IIMK Batch of 2024-26, comprising of a total of 631 students, have been admitted into IIMK’s regular, full-time programmes:  28th batch of PGP (497 students), 05th batch of PGP-LSM (53 students), 05th batch of PGP-F (53 students) and 18th batch of DPM (Ph.D) (28 students) programmes of the institute, to make it the largest IIMK cohort till date. As a testimony to IIMK’s growing global reputation 15 international students from USA, UK, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Germany, Canada joined the largest IIMK cohort through GMAT and CAT.

IIM Kozhikode is a Diversity Leader

IIM Kozhikode has created a record this year by admitting 59% female students for its flagship PGP, which is now into its 28th year. IIM Kozhikode had first broken the glass ceiling in decade ago when the PGP-17 batch recorded 54% women in the year 2013. 2021 was another landmark year in terms of Gender Diversity for this IIM as it again breached the 50% mark in admitting women students. This year IIMK has bettered its own record, further bolstering its credentials as Diversity Leaders among B-Schools of the country.

For 2024, PGP-LSM 05 has a batch strength of 53 students with 58% female students. PGP-Fin has also registered an intake on 53 students this year. The PhD Pgramme (DP) now into its 18th batch inducted 28 students comprising of 13 female students.

Not to be left behind on the academic diversity front, IIM Kozhikode has registered an impressive 45% entry of non-engineers to this latest batch of the flagship. For all the three full-time MBA programmes taken together the academic diversity numbers stands at a record 49% for non-engineers making into the three different PG programmes. Students come from diverse non-engineering background such as Sciences, Humanities, Arts, Commerce, Medical (MBBS), BDS Pharmacy, Law and Chartered Accountancy. 34 % of the batch comprises of fresher’s and the remaining 66 % of the batch comes with an average work experience of 02 years.

Overall IIMK has students from 28 states and union territories, with 75% students from non-metros. Maharashtra accounts for the highest number of students (79), followed by Uttar Pradesh (43) and the home state of Kerala accounts for 41 students.

Be the best versions of yourself: Mr Arun Kohli, MD, Morgan Stanley

Mr Arun Kohli, Managing Director and Country Head of India, Morgan Stanley was the Chief Guest for the inauguration ceremony which was presided over by Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIM Kozhikode. Chief Guest, Mr Arun Kohli, Country Head of India, Morgan Stanley congratulated the latest cohort for cracking the tough selection process and joining this leading B-School. He recounted his impressive corporate journey from humble origins and encouraged students to never let go opportunities that are bound to come their way owing to a resurgent India making giant global strides. He further inspired students to be the best versions of themselves by aiming high and focusing on learning with an open mind, as education is a lifetime process.

Proud of our diversity initiatives: Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIMK

Welcoming the latest entrants to the fastest growing IIM, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee added "At IIM Kozhikode, we take immense pride in being a pioneer in promoting gender diversity among Indian B-Schools. This year, we are thrilled to announce that we have yet again achieved a significant milestone with close to 60% female students, the highest ever in our history. We have continually endeavored to create an inclusive academic community where varied perspectives and experiences enrich the learning process and prepare our students to become global leaders. Our decade-long initiative has not only transformed our institute but has also raised the stake of women in management across the country, paving the way for a more inclusive and equitable future in business leadership." He further spoke about the importance of the 3 Es: Ekagrata (Focus) -  The Economy of attention; Ecological Vision – larger perspective for a larger time-frame and Excellence at Work – where reflection follows action.

Innovative Immersion followed by Unique Orientation

An innovative immersion programme (17-19 June) kick-started the introduction to IIMK for the new entrants. It was a novel initiative which has been designed to instill the spirit of the vision of IIM Kozhikode – “Globalizing Indian Thought by inculcating Authenticity (Satyam), Sustainability (Nityam) and Fulfilment (Purnam).” This was followed by a seven-day orientation programme (20-27 June) from distinguished IIMK alumni having expertise in different industries and functional domains were also scheduled through the orientation. Pedagogy and Case orientation sessions by expert IIMK faculty to align the students to IIMK’s teaching methods Workshops and Talks on POSH, inclusivity, diversity and equal opportunities and mental wellbeing were also conducted by the institute for its latest entrants.

For reference, Batch 2023-27 highlights follows.

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

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.

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