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'Backwaters' - the Annual Business Summit of IIM Kozhikode is a confluence of corporates, young aspiring leaders and scholars to facilitate exchange of ideas and tackle problems that have been crafted to create new frontiers in the realm of management. Backwaters is a test of the acumen and experience of the brightest students of the top management institutes across the country.

Backwaters 2019 was a roaring success with 25k+ participants students from 150+ institutes across India including the top 20 B-schools participating in 25+ event spread across 3 days which featured 2 Panel Discussions, 4 Inspiration Speakers, 5 Workshops, 19 Management Competitions and 2 Pronites. The star attractions included Healthcare Summit, Speaker Series, White Knight (National level business plan competition), Model United Nation (Simulation and competition), Avatar: The Ultimate CEO (Competition to choose the best CEO), Shiksha (CSR initiative to help students chose a right career path), Workshops and other events.

Over the years backwaters had eminent speakers like Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (Former President of India), Mr. Kapil Sibbal (MP, Rajya Sabha), Mr. Shashi Tharoor (MP, Lok Sabha), Ms. Suparna Mitra (CMO, Titan), Mr. Jitendra Kalra (COO, Reliance Industries), Mr. Duvvuri Subbarao (Former Governor, RBI), Mr. Shankar Venugopal (VP, M&M), Dr. Harish Pillai (President, Aster India), and the likes. Backwaters also had workshops organised by Google, Walmart Labs, etc and Pronites featuring Local Train, Indian Ocean, Kenny Sebastian and others.

Additionally, the Backwaters organizes inter-sectional fest for the incoming batch at Kampus. It hosts simulation events with corporates (ICICI Master of Stocks), annual quizzing events (Bizzathlon, WIPRO Earthian Sustainability Quiz) and debating competitions (Annual Great Debate) along with publishing the annual management magazine, MindScape. Backwaters is also responsible for organizing TedX Talks on campus. We endeavour to make Backwaters a place of learning while lighting the competitive fire in all of us which encourages us to think above and beyond the set norms by pushing boundaries and setting new standards wherever possible.






The admission to the programme is through a rigorous and internationally acclaimed admission test (CAT) with average selection rate of less than one in hundred candidates.
Leading Indian and foreign companies visit the Institute to participate in campus placement programme.


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