Post Graduate Program – Liberal Studies & Management (PGP LSM)

IIM Kozhikode: Indian Institute of Management

Post Graduate Program – Liberal Studies & Management (PGP LSM)
Course Type:
24 Months
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Course Highlights
  • 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 International and Rural immersion that the participants need to engage with in term IV (second year).
Exams Taken
Work Experience
Not Applicable
Admissions Process
  • Graduates in any discipline with minimum 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
  • Must possess a valid score in CAT 2020 /GRE/ GMAT (In the case of GRE /GMAT the test has to be taken between 1 January2020 to 31 December 2020)
  • The candidates should have prescribed minimum sectional cutoff marks in each of the applicable sections. For more information, please refer the admission policy on the Institute website


Selection Process
IIM Kozhikode adopts a three-staged selection process for its admissions to the Post Graduate Programme in Liberal Studies & Management programme. The details of the three stages are given below.

Stage 1
All candidates who are fulfilling the eligibility criteria are required to register online for the PGP-LSM programme of IIM Kozhikode. Only those candidates who have successfully completed the online registration process for IIM Kozhikode PGP-LSM programme are considered for Stage 2.


Stage 2
In Stage 2, a shortlist of candidates in each reservation category will be prepared based on an Aggregate Index Score (AIS). The AIS is computed based on the performance in aptitude test (CAT/GMAT/GRE), academic performance, work experience, academic diversity score and gender diversity score.


Stage 3
The short-listed candidates will be asked to appear for a Personal Interview (PI). After the conclusion of the PI process, a category-wise merit list will be prepared.


IIM Kozhikode will follow Government of India reservation policy for admission to Central Educational Institutions (CEIs).


Important Dates for PGP-LSM Admission

PGP-LSM Admission Activity
Key Date
Online application opens
17th February 2021
Last date for submission of application
28th February 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


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Last Date to Apply: February 28, 2021

Important Dates
Last date to apply for admission:
February 28, 2021
Cut off accepted:
Not available
Last date to apply for admission:
February 28, 2021
Cut off accepted:
Not available
Last date to apply for admission:
February 28, 2021
Cut off accepted:
Not available
Interview & GD Process
Personal Interview
Seats: Not available

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