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.
Starting in 1997 with a batch of 42 students in its Postgraduate Programme (PGP) , it increased PGP intake to 120 in 2003, to 180 in 2005, to 261 in 2008 and to 319 in 2010, thus making it the fastest growing management school in the country to reach that landmark. This was done keeping the quality of the programme high, as the Institute continued to maintain its sound placement record, ranking among the top few institutes in the country.
IIMK pioneered Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) for working executives in India . Starting with 300 class contact hrs. in 2001-02, the year-long Executive Management Education Programme is today the richest one available in the country having 450 class contact hours. With the launch of 4 new 6-month long modular educational programmes in Strategic Management, Finance, Marketing and Operations Management areas, the IDL platform offers 1350 contact hours of long duration programmes today.
The training activity has grown after the Institute moved to its new campus in January 2003. The number of programmes increased from 8 in 2003-04 to 26 in 2007-08, the number of participant days went up from 520 to over 5000. The training activity is expected to have rapid growth with the latest 64 room executive hostel now under completion and the construction of a modern 200 bed management development complex to be completed in in 2010-11.
The Institute is today leader in Faculty Development Programmes (FDP), conducting largest number of programmes (18) totaling 20 weeks in 2008-09, and is the major QIP (Quality Improvement Programme) Centre of the All Indian Council of Technical Education, in the field of management education.
The Institute started its Fellow (Doctoral) Programme in Management in 2007 to complete full range of educational services expected from an Institution of higher learning. The Institute is also taking new initiative to give impetus to the post-doctoral research activities in the management field, dedicating over 30000 sq. ft. library space for it, and creating 300 capacity boarding and lodging facilities in summers, for the post doctoral research scholars, having interest in specified area. The institute facilitates sharing of knowledge and meeting of minds, through its National and International Conferences that it holds on a regular basis. It has conducted 15 conferences in the last 5 years and during 2008-09 sessions, 5 more conferences are to be held. The Institute also started taking Consulting Assignments which crossed Rs. 10 million mark in 2007. IIMK is also one of the few Centres for Development of Digital Libraries in the world and is a leader in the country. A significant step was taken for incubation of a Centre of Excellence jointly with Government of Kerala, which is one of its kind in India, to help the Scheduled Castes/tribes students overcome their deficiencies in communication, personality etc. Incidentally, IIMK is one of the few management institutes in the country who have filled full quota of SC/ST candidates in its Postgraduate Programme on regular basis with sound track record in job placement. The Institute has a set of highly qualified and experienced faculty. It is backed up by a large number of committed adjunct and visiting faculty from Industry and leading management institutes. Some visiting faculty members from foreign institutions complement the pool. All the fulltime faculty members carryout research studies in diverse fields of management. The Institute 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, Newzealand etc. The Institute has alliances to further its contribution to the field of management education and research. It is an active member of Strategic Management Forum, to organize Seminar/Conferences and conduct management teacher's programme. Leading Management Institutions like IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Indore and Lucknow alongwith MDI, Gurgaon, XLRI, Jamshedpur and IIFT, New Delhi join hands to conduct week long faculty development programme on various subjects in the field of Strategic Management. Spread over about 100 acres of land, the Institute is situated on two hillocks in Kunnamangalam Area of ancient city of Calicut in Kerala, is one of the most picturesque oxy-rich campuses in the country. The world class infrastructure including air-conditioned classrooms, guest care areas and LAN/WAN connectivity enables IIMK to offer a life time experience to a visitor. Managed by a dedicated regular administrative staff of 36, it is one of the most efficient Institutions in the country, which knows how to keep balance sheet green and keep all the stakeholders happy.