IIM Kozhikode Inaugurates New Academic Session with three MBA programs; becomes first IIM to offer MBA in Liberal Studies

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Updated on August 6, 2020
IIM Kozhikode E-inaugurated its four full-time programmes, including the flagship Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), on August 6, 2020. Apart from PGP, IIMK also inaugurated Post Graduate Programme in Liberal Studies and Management, thus becoming the first IIM to offer a full time MBA in Liberal studies, a big thrust of newly launched National Education Policy (NEP) 2020
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IIM Kozhikode conducted the E-inauguration of its four full-time programmes, including the flagship Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), on August 6. Apart from PGP, IIMK also inaugurated Post Graduate Programme in Liberal Studies and Management, thus becoming the first IIM to offer a full-time MBA in Liberal studies – the big thrust of newly launched National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

Mr Suresh Narayanan, CMD, Nestle India, was the Chief Guest of the E-ceremony which was presided over by Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIM Kozhikode.IIMK also inaugurated Post Graduate Programme in Finance (inaugural batch) and Doctoral Programme in Management (PhD). 

Underscoring the importance of positive inspiration and brilliant leadership skills Chief Guest Mr Narayanan shared practical examples from his 35-year long corporate career. He highlighted the importance of setting bars high amidst challenges in the post-COVID world and that how courage driven by compassion can overcome any obstacle, personal as well as professional. He encapsulated his thoughts through a presentation detailing the importance of the 10 Commandments of Leadership lessons. 

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Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee Director IIMK, shared that IIM Kozhikode had anticipated the thrust of the multi-disciplinary approach of the New National Education Policy (2020) and the commencement of the two new programmes PGP Finance and PGP-LSM is the hallmark of the Institute’s capability to be ahead of times in the education sector. He expressed happiness that the Institute has also brought back Gender Diversity into the national discourse with three of the programmes being inaugurated, including the flagship PGP, recording more than 50% women.

The e-Orientation Session for the new inductees will kick off from today and will include prominent guest speakers - Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog; Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President, ICCR; Mr Sanjeev Bikchandani, Founder, Info Edge. Online academic classes for the fresh inductees will commence from August 2nd week.

Earlier, Dean (Executive Education) Prof. C Raju welcomed the students to IIMK and expressed hope that this established centre of peer learning will inculcate values, aspirations and give the fresh inductees the confidence to take on the world. Dean (Academic Affairs & Development), Prof. AnandakuttanUnnithan emphasized on how active learning and taking ownership of one’s own actions lead to a transformational experience. Dean (Research, Innovation & Internationalization) Prof. Rudra Sensarma dwelled on the importance of prioritization of tasks as students take a step forward into the world of future managers. 

Prof. Deepa Sethi, Chairperson, PGP-LSM, while welcoming the maiden batch to IIM Kozhikode shared that "PGP-LSM is a unique endeavor to develop managers with a holistic perspective, who are emotionally strong, socially responsible and culturally adaptive along with being wise, impactful leaders and diligent team players." 

Chairperson PGP Finance, Prof. JijoLukose, added that IIMK is elated to welcome the first batch of the PGP Finance program. He added that the programme equips the candidate to meet the challenges of unprecedented transformation in the financial service industry with its focus on finance, technology and regulation.

Started in 1997 with its Postgraduate Programme (PGP), the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) is on a high growth trajectory today, offering widest range of academic programmes in the field of management education. These include Fellow Programme in Management, Executive PG Programmes, Management Development Programmes and Faculty Development Programmes. 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) MS-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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