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Important Dates


Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

Application Opens




Last Date for Submission of Application




Personal Interaction

July 29-30, 2023

October 07-08, 2023

December 09-10, 2023

Last date for withdrawal

20th February 2024

20th February 2024

20th February 2024

Class Commence





IIM Kozhikode adopts a three-staged selection process for its admissions to the PGP-BL Programme. 

Stage 1 is the submission of Application form. Those applicants who are shortlisted are asked to complete the stage 2, which comprises of Statement of Goals and an Alternative Essay. Stage 3 would be a Personal Interaction (PI) with the candidate. The three-stage selection process would be applicable to each of the three independent phases, which are independent of each other (see Important Dates).

Details of the three stages are given below:

Stage 1: Registration of Candidates Meeting the Minimum Eligibility Criteria

In Stage 1, the following minimum eligibility criteria will be applied to all candidates.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates with not less than 50% marks in graduation or post-graduation or CA
  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant* work experience after completion of graduation/CA.
  • GMAT/GRE/CAT score of last 3 years

* Only full time remunerative work experience after graduation will be considered. Part – time/Project/Internship/Articleship/Pre-Graduation will not be considered as work experience.

IIMK PGP-BL code for GMAT is “D3Z-SQ-80” and for GRE is “ETS 4748”. Those students who are applying using the GMAT/GRE codes are required to send the scores directly to IIMK. Your official score report from Pearson/GMAC (for the GMAT) or ETS (for the GRE) will be used for verification.  

All candidates who are fulfilling the above-mentioned minimum eligibility criteria are eligible to register for the IIM Kozhikode PGP-BL programme. The admission process to the PGP-BL programme will be conducted in multiple mutually independent phases. Only those candidates who have successfully completed the registration process (Stage 1) before due date will be considered for each phase. Please note that this (Stage 1) is a pre- interaction stage and not a call for Personal Interaction.

Stage 2: Submitting Additional Personal Statement

The Stage 2 process applies to all eligible candidates who have successfully completed the registration process in Stage 1.

In keeping with the programme design and vision, among other things, we rely on an intense process of conversational engagement, to identify the final set of participants who are invited to join the programme. As a part of the assessment, the candidate is required to submit an additional personal statement.

Personal Statement:

  • Statement of Goals: IIM Kozhikode’s PGP-BL Programme has an individual element and a collective learning element. Knowing the candidate’s personal aspirations, both long-term and short-term, will help the Institute to understand the candidate’s career objectives, initiate a conversation and contribute to our design of the learning experience.  
  • Alternative Resume Essay: •The details in the PGP-BL application provide a better idea of the candidate’s academic, professional background and accomplishments, their self-assessment and expectations from the programme. In this alternative resume essay we give the opportunity to the candidate to express about the “rest of their story” (what the formal CV may not necessarily project) and present them-self as a complete person.

The number of candidates shortlisted for the Personal Interaction would be at the discretion of IIMK.

Stage 3: Shortlist to the Personal Interaction (PI)

The short-listed candidates will have to appear for a Personal Interaction. During the PI process the panel will evaluate each candidate's performance, on the basis of quality and nature of work experience, diversity, leadership qualities, social sensitivity, and multi-dimensionality etc. Strong oral and written communication skills, and ability to think critically will be among the key attributes that the panel will also seek in candidates.

 Important information

  1. Stage 1 is a pre-interaction registration process and not a call for PI.
  2. Only candidates who have successfully registered online for admissions to IIMK will be considered for stages 2 and 3. The successful registration does not automatically qualify a candidate for the stage 2 and stage 3 selection process.
  3. The number of candidates shortlisted for stage 2 and 3 would be at the discretion of IIMK and would depend on the PGP-BL batch size.
  4. Candidates who are short-listed for Stage 2 and 3 will be intimated directly. The interaction call letters, venue details, mode etc. will be communicated by email and intimation will be made available on the admissions portal.
  5. After the completion of Stage 3, a merit list for admissions will be prepared in each phase. The required number of admission offers will be given in the order of merit following the Government of India reservation policy. Confirmation of admission will be issued only to those candidates who accept the offer and make the required payments within the stipulated time.
  6. A limited number of candidates may be kept in the wait list for each phase. Offers to the candidates in the waiting list will depend upon the number of candidates not accepting offers from the initial list of a particular phase or upon the candidates withdrawing their acceptance of the admission offer from the initial/previous list of a particular phase. The number of candidates in the wait list would be at the discretion of IIMK and will depend on the PGP-BL batch size.
  7. All the candidates are advised to check their emails regularly and visit the AIMS candidate portal and visit the IIMK website for updates on admission related activities.
  8. If a candidate who is offered admission in a particular phase, fails to complete the admission formalities within the stipulated time period, irrespective of reasons, the admission offer will be forfeited and the next candidate in the waiting list of that particular phase will be given the offer.
  9. IIMK reserves the right to change, modify or adopt any new admission policy and process to comply with Government/Judicial requirements, or as it deems necessary. IIMK also reserves the right to adopt an admission policy which best suits its purpose of identifying and admitting the most appropriate candidates to the Post Graduate Program in Business Leadership.
  10. IIM Kozhikode does not allow deferment of an admission offer to subsequent years.
  11. Any misrepresentation or suppression of information by a candidate at any stage during the admissions process, will lead to immediate disqualification of the candidate from the admission process.
  12. A candidate receiving the PGP-Business Leadership admission offer from IIM Kozhikode and accepting the offer within the stipulated date needs to pay, along with offer acceptance, a non-refundable offer acceptance amount of INR 1,00,000/- (INR 1 Lakh only). The candidate will have to pay the balance of first instalment prior to start of the course.
  13. A candidate withdrawing from the programme will receive a fee refund, if the withdrawal is done before the last date of withdrawal which will be published on the IIMK website. The refund will be after deducting processing charges as per Govt. norms.
  14. Deferment of an admission offer is strongly discouraged; however, deserving cases may be considered for deferment only under certain conditions. In any case the deferment shall not be allowed for more than a year.

Personal Interaction (PI):

The Personal Interaction is proposed to be conducted in person or over video-conference mode depending on the circumstances and the application numbers received. Dates for PI will be informed separately.

Tentative list of cities where PI is planned to be held,

  • Bengaluru
  • Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Kolkata
  • IIM Kozhikode campus

The cities may change depending on the application numbers received.


Course Structure

Apart from foundational and core courses, and optional elective courses, the PGP-BL curriculum comprises special leadership-themed modules, seminar series and workshops
Foundational and Core Courses*
Essentials of Financial Accounting, Analysis and Costing
Organization and Market Economics
Data Analysis and Modeling
Managing People and Performance in Organizations
Communication for Transformation
Marketing Management



1. Candidates with not less than 50% marks in graduation or post-graduation or CA
2. Minimum 3 years’ relevant* work experience after completion of graduation/CA.
3. GMAT/GRE/CAT score of last 3 years

IIM Kozhikode adopts a three-stage selection process for its admissions to the PGP-BL Programme.

Fees & Financial Assistance

Application Fee (Non-refundable) : Rs.3000/-
Program Fee : INR.22,50,000/-
This fee includes program delivery, books and instruction material, in-campus hostel accommodation, and access to all in-campus facilities such as the library. Mess/Canteen charges would be additional and use-dependent.The above fees also includes program and coordination fees for the International Immersion module .

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

IIMK Campus P. O, Kozhikode, Kerala, India,
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