IIM Kozhikode PGP–Finance Admission 2022: Shortlist Released; Check Your Status, Fee, Cut off Selection Process

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May 11, 2022
IIM Kozhikode has released the shortlist for its 2 years full time Post Graduate Program in Finance. PGP-Finance at IIM Kozhikode is a unique offering and is designed to equip students to pursue careers in the financial world, in domains such as corporate finance, investment banking, and wealth management. The 1st PGP Finance 2020-22 batch has completed Placements with high salary packages
IIM Kozhikode PGP Finance Admission 2022

IIM Kozhikode has released shortlist for PGP Finance admission 2022. The application process was closed on March 8.

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK), the 4th Ranked B-School in MHRD NIRF Ranking 2021 among top 100 Management Institutes, offers industry relevant, high in demand Post Graduate Program in Finance (PGP-Finance). Candidates with CAT 2021/GMAT/GRE Score are eligible for admission 2022. The placement for the first batch of IIM Kozhikode PGP Finance 2020-22 has been completed with high salary packages.

Launched in 2020, the 2 year full time PGP-Finance is designed to equip students to pursue careers in the financial world, in domains such as corporate finance, investment banking, and wealth management.

IIM Kozhikode has revised the PGP Finance admission criteria, cut offs, weightage in shortlisting process and final selection process for PGP-F 2022-24 batch. Read in detail below the key highlights, fee, placements, admission process for IIM Kozhikode PGP-Finance 2022-24 batch

Also Read: IIM Kozhikode PGP - LSM Admission 2022: Inaugural Batch Gets High Salary Packages; Candidates with CAT/GMAT/ GRE Scores Eligible

Table of Contents

  1. IIM Kozhikode PGP Finance: Program USPs
  2. Why to Pursue PGP Finance at IIM Kozhikode? Key Reasons
  3. PGP-Finance Program fee
  4. PGP Finance Placements 2022
  5. PGP Finance Admission Eligibility Criteria
  6. IIM Kozhikode PGP Finance Admission 2022: Step by Step process
  7. How to Apply for Admission?
  8. PGP Finance 2022-24 Batch: Important Dates for Admission

1. IIM Kozhikode PGP Finance: Program USPs

  • The program is developed in consultation with the key stakeholders in the core finance and allied services industry
  • PGP-Finance aspires to meet the significant unmet industry need that exists in India and South Asia
  • PGP-Finance at IIMK is benchmarked against similar global programs in terms of program content and coverage
  • The program provides the participants a strong grounding in the Indian context through means of immersive courses, interaction with industry leaders and on-site/ trading floor visits.
  • The program aims to equip young graduates with knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in the core finance, fintech, banking and financial services industry.
  • PGP (Finance) is a two year six term programme with in in-depth coverage of core finance topics in first year followed by advanced courses and electives in second year. 
  • IIM Kozhikode will also provide assistance for internship and final placements.

2. Why to Pursue PGP Finance at IIM Kozhikode? Key Reasons
To actualize its full growth potential, India, one of the fastest growing major economies in the world with a large market size, depends on a strong and dynamic financial services sector. A steady demand from this sector for skilled and motivated individuals with expertise in finance always exists. With the vision to innovate and excel in business education, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) has introduced an innovative Post Graduate Program in Finance (PGP-Finance) to equip candidates with the necessary skills to lead the growth in the financial services sector.

3. PGP-Finance Program Fee
The 2 years PGP Finance program fee is Rs.20,50,000 at IIM Kozhikode. In addition the student has to pay an amount of INR.25,000/- as Caution Deposit and INR.2,000/- as Students Welfare Fund Collection during the time of registration. Further, he/she has to remit INR. 25,000/- towards mess and students activities deposit before commencement of each term.

4. PGP Finance Placements 2022
IIM Kozhikode provides assistance in placement for PGP-Finance students. The recent placement 2022 for the inaugural PGP Finance batch 2020-22 was 100% for all the 40 students with high salary packages from top recruiters.  Placement Process was simultaneously carried out for 24th PGP Batch, 1st batch of PGP- Finance (PGP-F) and PGP- Liberal Studies and Management (PGP-LSM)  programmes.

4.1 PGP Finance Placements 2022: Key Highlights

  • 100% Placements for all participating students
  • Average salary Rs.29.5 LPA
  • Median salary Rs.26.50 LPA
  • All the 40 students in the inaugural PGP- Finance batch placed
  • Out of 571 offers, 15% offers were made in Finance, BFSI domain
  • 116 Companies with 39 new recruiters participated in Placement 2022
  • Top Recruiters included ABInBev, Accenture, Amazon, Avendus Capital, Bain & Company, BCG, Capgemini, Citi Bank, Credit Suisse, D.E. Shaw, Deloitte, E&Y, Goldman Sachs, Google, HUL,  McKinsey, PwC, RPG   Read More

5. PGP Finance Admission Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must hold a duly recognized bachelor’s degree/post-graduate in any discipline with minimum 60% marks or equivalent CGPA.
  • The applicant must also possess a valid score in CAT 2021 /GRE/ GMAT (In case of GRE/GMAT the test has to be taken between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021, both days inclusive)
  • The candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply.

5.1 IIM Kozhikode PGP Finance Minimum Cut off Eligibility
The candidates should meet the following minimum cut off percentile score in CAT 2021, GMAT, GRE  exams and class 10 & 12.

Category
Sectional %ile for Quantitative Ability
Sectional %ile for Data Interpretation
Sectional %ile for Verbal Ability
SSC/X Class Percentage
HSC/XII Class Percentage
Graduation percentage
General
85
80
70
60
60
60
NC-OBC/EWS
75
70
65
60
60
60
SC
65
60
60
55
55
60
ST/PWD
60
55
55
55
55
60

All candidates who are fulfilling the above-mentioned minimum eligibility criteria are eligible to register for the IIM Kozhikode PGP-Finance programme. Only those candidates who have successfully completed the registration process will be considered for shortlisting process for PI round. Read More

6. IIM Kozhikode PGP Finance Admission 2022: Step by Step process
IIM Kozhikode will adopt a three-stage selection process for the admissions to PGP-Finance:  Stage-I (Online application), Stage-II (Shortlisting of the candidates), Stage-III (Personal Interview).

The three stage admission process consists of following steps:

  • Step 1: Registration of candidates meeting the minimum eligibility criteria
  • Step 2: Shortlisting for Personal Interview (PI). The IIM Kozhikode faculty committee will review the online applications and a shortlist of candidates in each category will be prepared based on their CAT/GRE/GMAT score, academic performance, work experience and gender diversity score.
  • Step 3: Final Shortlist. The short-listed candidates will have to appear for the Personal Interview (PI).

6.1 Shortlist Released for PI Round

The shortlisting process applies to all eligible candidates who have successfully completed the registration process.  A category wise shortlist will be prepared based on Aggregate Index Score (AIS). The AIS is computed on the basis of performance in the verbal section of entrance exam (CAT/GMAT/GRE), academic performance in class X & XII, work experience and gender diversity score

6.1.1 Shortlisting Weightage: Aggregate Index Score (AIS)
A shortlist of candidates in each category will be prepared based on an Aggregate Index Score (AIS). The weight of each component in the AIS is as follows

Component
Weightage percent
Remarks
Sectional Percentile Score for the Quantitative Section of the Eligible Exam
20%
Quant section score of CAT/ GMAT/GRE Considered
Sectional Percentile Score for the Data Interpretation Section of the Eligible Exam
20%
DI section score of CAT/ GMAT/GRE Considered
Class X Percentage Score
10%
90% & Above: 10% weight
Below 60%: zero weight
Class XII Percentage Score
15%
90% & Above: 15% weight
Below 60%: zero weight
PGP-F Suitability Score
20%
Awarded to candidates with CA/CS/ICWA/CFA/FRM certification
Gender Diversity Score
  5%
Female & Transgender= 5%
Male=0
Work Experience Score
10%
Length of Experience as on December 31, 2020 will be considered.
Max 10% weight will e given for 35-36 months experience
Total
100%
 

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6.2 What is PGP-F Suitability Score? How the weightage is calculated? Check Here
For PGP Finance admission, IIM Kozhikode has announced 20% weightage for Academic suitability. The weightage will be calculated as under:

Academic Stream for CA/CS/ICWA
Academic Stream for CFA/FRM Certification
Weightage
CA-Inter (1st Group cleared) or equivalent
CFA Level-1/FRM Level-1
2 Marks
CA-Inter (Both Groups cleared) or equivalent
--
4 Marks
CA-Final (1st Group cleared) or equivalent
CFA Level-2/FRM Level-2
6 Marks
CA-Final (Both Groups cleared) or equivalent
CFA Level-3
8 Marks

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6.2.1 Who will get Maximum weightage of 20%?

  • Candidates may pick up to one certification that they possess in each of the streams mentioned in the columns above
  • The total marks corresponding to such certifications may add up to a maximum of 15
  • A candidate with a CA Final and a CFA Level-3 certification would obtain the maximum 15.
  • A candidate with CA-Inter (1st Group cleared) and CFA Level-1 would obtain 4 marks.
  • The final normalised marks will be given a weight of 20% as per the stage 2 policy

6.3 Final Shortlist after PI Round
The short-listed candidates will have to appear for a PI. During the PI process, the panel will evaluate the academic efforts and disposition, general awareness and social disposition, attitude, personality and communication and the quality of work experience of each candidate.

6.3.1 Final Merit List: Weightage
After the conclusion of PI process, final scores will be computed based on the performance in eligibility examination, PI score (panel’s evaluation of the academic efforts and disposition, general awareness and social disposition, attitude and personality and communication of each candidate), work experience quality score, and PGP-F suitability score. Category-wise merit list will be prepared based on the final scores. Admission offers will be made to candidates following the merit list as per the Government of India reservation norms.

Component
Weightage
Sectional Percentile Score for the Quantitative Section of the Eligibility Exam
15%
Sectional Percentile Score for the DI Section of the Eligibility Exam
15%
PI Score
45%
Work Experience Score
10%
PGP-F Suitability Score
 15%
Total
100%

7. How to Apply for Admission?

  • The application process was online
  • Last date to apply is over

IIM Kozhikode PGP

8. PGP Finance 2022-24 Batch: Important Dates for Admission

PGP Finance Admission 2022 Activity
Key Date
Online application opens
February 23, 2022
Last date to Apply
March 8, 2022 till 5 PM
Release of Shortlist for Interview
March 15, 2022 after 5 PM
Online Interview commences
April 11, 2022
Declaration of results
Tentatively 1st week of June 2022
Classes commence
Tentatively 1st week of July 2022
Course conclude
March 2024

IIM Kozhikode joined the family of IIMs in 1996 with its first PGP batch of 42 students in 1997 and has grown over the years with a batch strength of 550 odd students making it the fastest growing management school in the country. IIM Kozhikode has a strong International Exchange Programme for students and faculty with several leading Management Institutes in EU and ASEAN countries like SDA Bacconi, Jonkoping, Sweden, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, ESCAP-EAP, France; University of Queensland, Austria, Victoria University of Wellington among others.

IIM Kozhikode is ranked #4 in the Ministry of Education NIRF 2021 Rankings and 5th in MBAUniverse.com Rankings 2022 among top 100 B-schools in India. Accredited by AMBA, IIM Kozhikode is housed in the most picturesque and oxy-rich campuses in the country. The infrastructure includes air-conditioned classrooms, guest care areas and LAN/WAN connectivity. It is considered as one of the most efficient Institutions in the country.

IIM Kozhikode is led by its Director Dr Debashis Chatterjee, a pioneer in the field of Asian models in leadership. He is credited with transforming IIM Kozhikode from an obscure regional school to an institution of national impact and global recognition.

Also Read: IIM Kozhikode PGP - LSM Admission 2022: Inaugural Batch Gets High Salary Packages; Candidates with CAT/GMAT/ GRE Scores Eligible

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