Apply for India’s First PG Program in Liberal Studies & Management at IIM Kozhikode – Last date: March 2

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March 1, 2021
IIM Kozhikode has announced the admission for the 2nd batch of two year full time Post Graduate Program in Liberal Studies & Management (PGP-LSM). IIM Kozhikode is the first IIM to offer an MBA in Liberal Studies & Management. The last date to apply online is March 2, 2021. Since the application process will remain open for a short period, eligible candidates should apply early to avoid last minute rush
IIM Kozhikode MBA in Liberal Studies and Management

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK), one of the top IIMs, has announced the admission for the 2nd batch of two-year full time Post Graduate Program in Liberal Studies & Management (PGP-LSM). IIM Kozhikode is the first IIM to offer an MBA in Liberal Studies & Management. The online applications for admissions to PGP-LSM 2021-23 batch opened on February 17, 2021 and the last date to apply is March 2, 2021. Since the application process will remain open for a short period, eligible candidates should apply early to avoid last minute rush.. IIM Kozhikode PGP- LSM Admission 2021-23 Batch Apply Now

Important Dates for PGP-LSM Admission

PGP-LSM Admission Activity
Key Date
Online application opens
17th February 2021
Last date for submission of application
2nd March 2021
Online Interview commences
26 April 2021
Declaration of results
1st week of June 2021 (Tentative)
Classes commence
1st week of July 2021 (Tentative)
Course conclude
March 2023

The pioneering management programme at IIM Kozhikode - PGP-LSM is a two-year six term programme that provides in-depth coverage in terms of lessons from liberal studies and core management principles in the first year followed by advanced courses and electives in the second year. PGP-LSM also has a module on Rural and International immersion that the participants need to engage with in termsV and VI respectively (second year).

Sharing the need for the programme in a post-Covid world, Prof Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIM Kozhikode said, "The scientific method of teaching and learning alone is not sufficient for preparing future managers. There is a dire need for an alternative form of management education. The faith in liberal arts is being echoed across industries as employers look for candidates capable of innovative thinking, collaboration, effective communication and a diversified perspective – traits that are often overlooked in traditional degrees. PGP-LSM is an initiative of IIM Kozhikode to equip the future managers with the earnestness to deal with human beings with equal effectiveness." 

Adding further, Prof. Deepa Sethi, Chairperson PGP-LSM said “For aspiring managers, an MBA can provide the knowledge and problem-solving acumen required to manage people and an organization. However, an adequate exposure to liberal studies helps create well-rounded individuals who are capable of understanding and improving themselves and the world around them. PGP-LSM programme is ideal for those looking to pursue managerial careers in marketing, human resource, media, social enterprise, hospitality, healthcare and other people facing roles.”

PGP LSM Program USPs

  • The program is designed to integrate and equip participants to pursue careers in managerial roles in marketing, human resource management, media, social enterprise, hospitality, healthcare or in other people facing roles. These are the roles that require a holistic perspective and ‘Diversity of thoughts’ which PGP-LSM aims to develop
  • PGP-LSM is a unique offering, with the primary objective to prepare future managers by enabling them to acquire emotional, cultural, and creative intelligence
  • The PGP-LSM is a two-year (six term) full time programme that provides in-depth coverage in terms of lessons from liberal studies and core management principles in the first year followed by advanced courses and electives in the second year.
  • The programme also has a module on Rural and International immersion that the participants need to engage with in terms V and VI respectively (second year).
  • Master’s thesis in term VI (second year) is another unique feature of the course.
  • IIM Kozhikode will also provide assistance for internship and final placements.

IIMK PGP-LSM: Career Opportunities
Career opportunities on completion of PGP-LSM program exist in the areas of Business, Social Enterprises, Healthcare, Hospitality, Service Industry among others.

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IIM Kozhikode Placements
IIM Kozhikode will provide assistance in placement for PGP-LSM students. The recent placement 2021 for the flagship PGP batch at IIM Kozhikode has recorded higher salary packages from top recruiters.

Placement 2021: Highlights

  • Average salary stands at 22.5 LPA
  • Median salary stands at 20 LPA
  • Top 50% of the students bagged an average CTC of 28.9 LPA, an 8.1% increase from last year
  • Largest batch size of 459 students
  • 4.6% rise in number of Recruiters
  • 12.5% increase in offers from consulting cluster
  • 137 total recruiters
  • 51 new recruiters
  • Top recruiters include Accenture Strategy, Amazon, American Express, Asian Paints, Bain & Co., Bajaj Auto, Boston Consulting Group, Capgemini, Cognizant Business Consulting, Citi Bank, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Everest Industries, EY, EXL Analytics, Flipkart, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Microsoft, Nomura, Pidilite, PwC, Reliance, RPG, Samsung, TAS, TATA Sky.

PGP-LSM Program fee
The 2 years PGP Liberal Studies & Management program fee for the Academic Batch (2020-2022) was Rs 15,00,000/-. The Programme Fees for Academic Batch (2021-2023) is yet to be announced.

PGP LSM Admission EligibilityCriteria

  • Applicants must hold a duly recognized bachelor’s degree/post-graduate in any discipline with minimum 50% marks or equivalent CGPA.
  • SC/ST/PWD candidates are allowed a relaxation of 5% in the minimum mandated marks.
  • The applicant must possess a valid score in CAT/GRE/GMAT, taken between January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 (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.

Admission process
IIM Kozhikode will adopt a three-stage selection process for the admissions to PGP-LSM:  Stage-I (Online application), Stage-II (Shortlisting of the candidates), Stage-III (Online 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 Online Personal Interview (OPI). The IIMKozhikode 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 experienceand gender diversity score.
  • Step 3: Final Shortlist. The short-listed candidates will have to appear for the Online Personal Interview (OPI).

How to Apply for Admission?
Application process is online. The application should be submitted with an application fee of Rs.1000/- to be paid online along with application submission

IIM Kozhikode Final shortlist for PGP-LSM
A category wise shortlist will be prepared based on Aggregate Index Score (AIS) and OPI score. The AIS is computed on the basis of performance in the verbal and reasoning sections of entrance exam (CAT/GMAT/GRE), academic performance in class X & XII, academic diversity score, gender diversity score and work experience.

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Minimum Cut offs for Shortlisting and Important Note on Sectional Cut Offs - For details please refer to the Admission policy on the official website (https://www.iimk.ac.in/academics/pgplsm/docs/PGP-LSMAdmissionPolicy2021_23.pdf?t=01)

5% Weightage to non-male Candidates
A weightage of 5% will be awarded to candidates who are either a female or transgender while shortlisting the candidates for the PI round.

Final Shortlist after PI Round
The short-listed candidates will have to appear for Online Personal Interview. During the PI process, the panel will evaluate the candidates based on their Communication, Attitude and Personality, General and Business Awareness, Liberal Studies Aptitude, Managerial and Leadership Aptitude and Quality of Work Experience.

Final Merit List: Weightage
After the conclusion of the OPI process, the final scores will be computed based on the performance in AIS Score and OPI 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
AIS Score
50%
PI Score
50%
Total
100%

IIM Kozhikode joined the family of IIMs in 1996. Today, IIM Kozhikode is ranked 6th in the MHRD NIRF 2020 Rankings. Accredited by AMBA, IIM Kozhikode is housed in the most picturesque campuses in the country. IIM Kozhikode is led by its Director Prof.Debashis Chatterjee, a pioneer in the field of Asian models in leadership. He is credited with transforming IIM Kozhikode to an institution of national impact and global recognition.

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