IIM Kozhikode Admits Diverse PGP 2021-23 Batch with 39% Women Out of 483 Students; Session to Commence in July

MBAUniverse.com News Desk |
July 1, 2021
IIM Kozhikode has inaugurated its large & diverse PGP 2021-23 batch with 39% women out of 483 students. 41% of the batch is from various Non-engineering disciplines and many students have work experience in various industry categories. The diverse incoming batch comprises doctors, lawyers, designers and architects among other professionals. IIM Kozhikode is conducting a virtual orientation session before the commencement of the classes in the first week of July
IIM Kozhikode Admits Diverse PGP 2021-23 Batch with 39% Women

Extending warm welcome to the newly inducted large diverse PGP 2021-23 batch, comprising 39% women students and 41% students from Non-Engineering background, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode organized e-induction ceremony for batch inauguration. Along with its  flagship Post Graduate Programme (PGP) batch 2021-23, IIM Kozhikode welcomed the incoming students from PGP-Liberal Studies and Management (PGP-LSM), PGP-Finance  and Doctoral Programme in Management (PhD).

Dr. Rupinder Singh Sodhi, Managing Director at Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (AMUL) was the Chief Guest for the e-induction ceremony. He inaugurated the full-fledged regular academic programmes. The inauguration ceremony was presided over by the Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIM Kozhikode.

Key Highlights of IIM Kozhikode Batch Profile 2021-23
Despite the uncertainties and disruptions caused by the ongoing Covid pandemic, IIM Kozhikode has kept its legacy of creating firsts in its newly inducted batch profile:

  • PGP 2021-23 batch with 483 students has high gender diversity and consists of 39% women students
  • A total of 604 students have been admitted to IIM Kozhikode including PGP batch of 483 students; PGP-LSM batch of 53 students;  PGP-Finance batch of 40 students; and DPM (Ph.D) batch of 28 students
  • About 40% of the incoming batch comprises female students. Among the programmes, Doctoral Programme in Management with 53.57 % women and PGP-LSM with 49% students have the maximum gender diversity.
  • About 41% of the incoming MBA students are from non-engineering background and the diverse batch comprises doctors, lawyers, designers and architects among other professionals in the incoming batch.
  • About 35% of the cohort are from top colleges with NIRF rank below 30 and about 17% of the incoming MBA students are from the IITs/NITs
  • 12% of the students have a professional certification such as CA/CS/ICWA/CFA/FRM.

In 2017 IIM Kozhikode inducted a record 54.29% women students and broke the glass ceiling of 2013. Now With 40% of the PGP-25 batch coming from various Non-engineering disciplines, the current PGP batch will be also the most academically diverse.

Delivering the inaugural address, the Chief Guest, Dr. R.S Sodhi, congratulated each student for securing admission to the very prestigious programmes at IIMK which now has come a long way in its 25 year journey to become a globally reputed Institute of excellence. Co-relating the current post-Covid scenario with the AMUL experience, he said that crisis is a ‘blessing in disguise’ and the young managers like them will gain first-hand experience in ‘Crisis Management’, as they begin their B-School journey on blended learning mode. Highlighting ‘Consistency’ as the keyword for success, he emphasized on its importance in driving the business objectives, brand communication, product placement and a human-centric HR policy in creating an ageless and efficient organization. He also invoked the young managers of tomorrow to use their knowledge, skills and education to create wealth and a voice for growth without disparity.

Welcoming the new batch to the fastest growing IIMProf. Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIM Kozhikode shared with the students key lessons in leadership and institution building one can learn from the AMUL experience. Adding further on IIMK’s landmark Silver Jubilee journey, he credited the Institute’s success to the 3D’s - Digitisation, Diversification and Disruption. He encouraged the students to embrace uncertainty with an equal zest to learn and unlearn, to be steadfast in their approach to remove inequities and to imbibe the cooperative spirit in the journey towards creating equal opportunities in society & business.

Gender Diversity in IIM Kozhikode Batch Profile 2021
The new batch at IIM Kozhikode comprises total of 604 students with high ratio of women students. IIM Kozhikode is credited with many firsts and has been at the forefront of achieving Gender Diversity. This year the 15th PhD Batch successfully achieved gender parity with female students constituting a 53.57 % of the upcoming cohort for the first time. Not far behind is the PGP-LSM 02 cohort with a 49% intake of female students. The flagship PGP course which was the first to break the glass ceilings of more than 50% female intake at any IIM, also registered a healthy representation of close to 39% female students for the 25th PGP batch. Programme wise gender diversity is as below:

Management Programme
Total students
Ratio of Women students
PGP 2021-23 Batch
PGP-LSM 2021-23 Batch
PGP-Finance 2021-23 Batch
DPM (Ph.D)

Academic Diversity in IIM Kozhikode Batch Profile 2021
IIM Kozhikode which has also led the way in upholding and encouraging academic diversity in the IIM culture has also registered nearly 41% of the incoming MBA students from a non-engineering background.

The diverse batch also composes of doctors, lawyers, designers and architects among the incoming batch with close to 59% students from the engineering background. About 35% of the present cohort is from top colleges with a NIRF rank below 30 and about 17% of the incoming MBA students are from the IITs/NITs. Moreover, 12% of the students also have a professional certification such as CA/CS/ICWA/CFA/FRM

Academic Session to Commence in July
IIM Kozhikode is all set to commence the academic session 2021-22 in July. The Institute is also conducting a virtual orientation session for the new inductees of its flagship programmes before the commencement of the classes in the first week of July.

Started in 1997 with its Postgraduate Program (PGP), the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) is on a high growth trajectory today, offering widest range of academic programs in the field of management education. These include Fellow Programme in Management, Executive PG Programmes, Management Development Programmes and Faculty Development Programs. IIMK set up a Satellite campus at Infopark, Kochi, in 2013 dedicated to Executive Education. IIMK has also the unique distinction of launching a PhD (Practice Track) programme for working professionals besides bringing in new dynamic courses in Women Leadership, MBA in Business Leadership (2019) MBA in Finance and MBA in Liberal Studies & Management (2020). The institute is also home to IIMK LIVE a first-of-its-kind startup incubation programme and the Indian Business Museum. IIMK is among the top-5 IIMs as per latest NIRF India Rankings 2020: Management.

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