Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

Year of foundation: 1996
Approx. number of students: 500
Period of study: Mid June-End August; Early September-Early December; Mid December-End February
MCI partner since: 2010

The City

Kozhikode also known as Calicut, is located in the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is the third largest city in Kerala and the headquarters of Kozhikode district. During Classical antiquity and the Middle Ages, Calicut was dubbed the "City of Spices" for its role as the major trading point of eastern spices. Kozhikode was once the capital of an independent kingdom of the same name and later of the erstwhile Malabar District.

Kozhikode has a population of approx. 436,000 with an extended metropolitan population of about 0.9 million, making it the t Fall Term 2011 hird largest urban agglomeration and the third largest city in Kerala. Kozhikode is expected to come under the radar of the IT industry with the development of Cyberpark by the Kerala government. This will be the third IT 'Hub' in the state developed on the lines of Thiruvananthapuram Technopark and Kochi InfoPark, Kochi and is expected to take off by mid 2011.

The University

The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) is one of the seven Indian Institutes of Management set up by the Government of India. The Institute was founded in 1996 in collaboration with the State Government of Kerala. The Institute conducts a full range of academic activities in the field of management education covering research, teaching, and training, consulting and intellectual infrastructure development. The Institute emphasises development of analytical skills and a focus on global and cross-cultural issues with a balance between business demands and social concerns.

The Post-graduate Program in Management is the Institute's flagship educational program preparing young graduates for senior-level positions in industry. This 2-year program lays great emphasis on knowledge assimilation, as opposed to simply imparting it. Towards this it uses a wide variety of pedagogies: lectures, case studies, exercises, role-plays, simulation, video shows and more. The evaluation system is rigorous, comprising quizzes, assignments, mid-term and end-term examinations.