Alumni Committee is a student-driven body backed by the support of the strong Alumni Association and the Alumni Office. Its aim is to strengthen the alumni network and leverage it for building a brand for IIM-K. Increasing alumni engagement with the campus for the same, is what the committee focusses its energies upon. Its flagship events are Nostalgia and Sangam. The former is an on-campus festival inviting all the alumni for a couple of days of reminiscence and networking with the new entrants to the community. Sangam on the other hand are city wise meets, coordinated by the committee for the purpose of inter-alumni networking. Other events include Alumni talks, workshops such as the Alumni Clinic and the Buddy program. Alumni Committee marks the beginning of the academic year with an Alumni interaction to give a glimpse of its rich heritage to the incoming batch.
It is considered to be the most balanced body, its members strive for making the network of K live forever.
Backwaters 2017 was a roaring success with students from more than 300 institutes across India including the top 20 B-schools participating in the 3 day event. The star attractions included White Knight(national level business plan competition), TEDx Talks (conducted independently by the Backwaters Committee), Chennai Super Kings: Return of Pride (live case study for the Chennai Super Kings IPL team management), Model United Nation (simulation and competition), Shiksha (training programme for high school and college students to prepare them for various competitive examinations), Avatar: The Ultimate CEO (competition to choose the best CEO), etc.
The Backwaters Committee is also part the inter-sectional fest for the incoming batch at Kampus. It also hosts simulation events with corporates (ICICI StockMind), annual quizzing events (En-Route, Bizzathlon) and debating competitions (Annual Great Debate) along with publishing an annual management magazine, MindScape. 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; pushing boundaries and setting new standards wherever possible is what Backwaters aspires to do in the coming years.
Calicut Marathon, the flagship event of IIM Kozhikode, is the biggest student-run Marathon in the country. Started in 2010, the marathon has supported Figure 1 expected order of sub-tabs Figure 2 present order of sub-tabs various social causes over the years with themes such as ‘Compassionate Kozhikode’, ‘Road Safety’, ‘Healthy Living’ etc. which threw light on today’s burning issues.
After organizing Calicut half marathon successfully for eight years, the Calicut Marathon Committee organized the Kozhikode’s first ever ‘Half-Marathon’ on February 25th, 2018 which saw more than 5000 participants running shoulder to shoulder. The theme for 2019’s half marathon is 'UNITED KERALA: UPHOLDING THE LEGACY’ aimed at celebrating the spirit of unity shown during the past and bringing people together to create awareness about helping people for a better tomorrow. A 10 KM competitive run and 3 KM Dream run will also be organized as a part of the marathon for promoting the cause among the people of Kozhikode.
In our quest to make the society a better place to live in CalMar have joined hands with many NGOs, corporates, educational institutes, district administration and civic authorities over the years. The event was an initiative to promote living in harmony with nature and bringing about a positive change in people's lifestyle through a variety of initiatives.
The uniqueness of this initiative lies in using the platform of the marathon to spread awareness about the selected theme amongst the general public. For this purpose, CalMar organize various lead-up events such as launch at the Calicut Press Club, flash mob at the beach and a shopping mall, bike rally, sand sculpture, campus run, running workshops, promotion at movie theatres etc. in the months preceding the marathon to generate awareness about the theme.
The Cultural Committee of IIM Kozhikode is an integral part of every student's life at Kampus. Culcom, as it is popularly called, works throughout the year to ensure that the time spent at Kampus is memorable. The committee's premier event is the Annual Cultural Festival, Echoes conducted in the month of Febraury. ‘Echoes' includes a wide variety of events like Music, Dance, Theatre, Quizzes and Literary Events spread over a period of three days. Echoes acts as a platform for the students at IIMK to get to showcase their hidden talents promoting development of their softer skills, it helps students appreciate various arts forms and culture through exposure to varied performance and also promotes the culture of IIMK where management training is complemented withthe overall development of individuals.
Echoes 2018, one of the biggest cultural fests across South India was organised during February 2-4, 2018. Students from B-Schools across the country participated in the event. The event saw a total audience footfall of 10,000 students over the three days of the fest. The flagship events included the Campus Princess which saw the likes of Miss India Priyadarshini Chatterjee andthe proniteswith nation-wide known artists like Farhan Akhtar which was the major attraction in the year’s festival.
Truly capturing the essence of a Business School, Entrepreneurship Cell is a catalyst to developing the business orientation of the students at IIM Kozhikode. The interactive, learning yet enticing activities scheduled by the Committee such as Dhandha, Start-o-Sphere, Marketing Rumble are instrumental to linking developing business minds with the reality of the current world of business.
The committee's flagship event is the Start-o-Sphere which it organizes in association with IIMK LIVE, business incubator and entrepreneurship development centre of IIM Kozhikode, every year. The event attracts participation from Start-ups all over the country and allows budding ideas to be examined by investors who have the power to breathe life into them.
Infrastructure Committee (IC) coordinates with the various stakeholders to maintain and improve the infrastructure and facilities for the student community at IIM Kozhikode. The main responsibilities of the committee are taking care of the mess, night canteen, gymnasium and hostel infrastructure. Furthermore, the committee conducts Food Fest between sections, where seniors and juniors of different sections participate to make their team win. InfraCom also has events scheduled during the Cultural Fest.
The Main Objective of the Committee is to act as a communication channel between the students and the institute authorities to resolve any issues. Matters pertaining to gym, hostel, mess and night mess are addressed by the Infrastructure Committee.
It is under the realm of Infrastructure Committee to make the hostel authorities cognizant of the problems faced by the residents.
The Industry Interaction Cell (IIC) acts as the link that connects IIM Kozhikode to the corporate world. IIC provides the platform wherein students, academia, industry stalwarts and leaders from all the spheres of life come together and share ideas. Through its various initiatives round the year, IIC ensures that the budding managers stay in touch with the real world, while honing their skills in the classrooms. Entrusted with all the non-placement industry-related activities at IIM Kozhikode, IIC is committed to forging a long-term symbiotic relationship between the institution and the industry.
IIC provides plenty of opportunities to the student community at IIMK to test their business acumen through Live Projects offered in various domains. It allows them to have a first-hand experience of the business issues faced by organisations. IIC organizes Vertical summit where eminent speakers from different management verticals are invited to share their experiences and learnings with the students. IIC also organizes Horizons, the two day flagship annual management conclave of IIMK. IIC is also responsible for conducting all year round workshops and guest lectures from the industry practitioners .Through this initiative, IIMK has witnessed the presence of speakers like Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Late Prof C.K. Prahlad, Dr. D. Subba Rao, Dr. J.J. Irani, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Dr. Harsh Mariwala, Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra among others over last few years. The Industry Interaction Cell is looking forward to a successful academic year ahead with a number of guest lectures and workshops lined up.
These are the times when we can live without food for hours, but not without internet for minutes. This is even truer for the Kampus that never sleeps. We make sure you never go offline by troubleshooting connectivity, email, DC++ and software issues. IT Committee also organizes the annual gaming tournament ‘CyberWars’ for all the game lovers. We work closely with the Regional Managers of all the reputed Laptop brands to provide discounted Laptop and Accessories exclusively for the entire IIMK community. Apart from the pre-defined work we work on rolling out new IT products to get done regular chores online in collaboration with Computer Centre to make the daily routine job of students hassle-free.
Konquest, the knowledge committee of IIM Kozhikode, guides and mentors students through the Summer and Final Placements Process. It aids the student community by facilitating CV building activities, GD-PI workshops and other sessions on topics which are most relevant to the industry. It liaises with business schools across the country for national and international level competitions, collegiate events and organizes knowledge sharing sessions to enhance the preparation of the students.
The committee prepares a compendium of study material across domains and provides it to the incoming PGP batch to help them prepare for their IIM Kozhikode Interview processes.
Additionally, the committee also works to gather information from students regarding the internship and placements process and supports the preparation of subsequent batches by helping them gain insights into the recruiting practices of corporates that visit IIM Kozhikode.
MADCOM is the Merchandising and Design Committee of The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, India. It is a group of 12 IIMK students (6 of 1st year and 6 of 2nd year) responsible for all the merchandise coming to the IIMK campus. Not only do we design the merchandise but also take care of the logistics, suppliers, printing, etc.
Apart from merchandising of brand IIMK among the IIMK fraternity, we also facilitate bank loans process, safe passage of baggage for the incoming & outgoing students of IIMK.
We are a close knit committee working day in & day out with a single moto, ”Making life Easy at K” and we strive to achieve it at each day’s end.
The Public Relations Cell (PR Cell) is the first point of contact with the upcoming batch of students as it creates a forum for candidates to receive mentorship and interact with seniors who have gone through the interview process and made it to IIM Kozhikode. The most visible activity is the handling of social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pagalguy, YouTube as well as blogging on KFiles (the official blog of IIM K).
The cell coordinates with other committees often, as it covers all the major events happening in the college from guest lectures to fests and provides content to keep the website updated regularly. PR Cell acts as a liaison between the college and external publications like Matrubhumi, Hindu, ToI, etc. working closely on pre-event promotions and post-event releases. The Cell also interviews industry experts and dignitaries who visit the campus to help the students gain insights about the current industry trends.
PR Cell designs and releases the two most awaited publications of the year- Spandan, the business magazine, and Eclat, the literary magazine, collaborating with students and faculty not just from the institute but also others outside. It also prepares the yearbook for the graduating batch.
The Students’ International Exchange Committee acts as the link between the IIMK community and the international universities to facilitate knowledge exchange facilitating the acquisition of the myriad perspectives needed for business studies. The committee facilitates IIMK students to leverage opportunities of cultural exchange, studying abroad for a few terms and adding to their personal development. Moreover, the committee acts as the first point of contact for the international students coming to IIMK, easing their transition and troubleshooting issues they may face.
Projecting the diverse face of IIMK, the committee also organizes events like the International Day comprising food and cultural festivals. Contributing to the international side of public relations, the aim of SIEC remains to strive for symbolizing the rich melting pot that IIM Kozhikode is.
In order to meet the twin objectives of inculcating a sense of social responsibility in its students and to make a difference in the society in the form of initiatives that culminate in social development, Social Service Group (SSG) was formed in IIMK. SSG conducts social initiatives on behalf of the student community at IIMK to connect students with the local society in unique ways. The initiatives taken by SSG range from Expressions, an event exclusively for the support staff; Painting Auction, where paintings made by small children are auctioned; Wish Tree, an event to fulfill the wishes of orphanage children with participation of IIMK student community; Joy of Giving, where gifts are distributed to the support staff from the donations of the outgoing batch; Books Donation; Clothes Donation and Blood Donation Camp. The Flagship event under SSG is DISHA, an educational initiative through which students selected from various schools in Kozhikode attend personality development classes conducted by IIMK students at campus. Moreover, SSG also conducts a general health check up camp for the entire IIMK fraternity called 'AAROGYA'. SSG believes in the adage ‘Charity Begins at Home’, involving the students in giving back to the society, inculcating a sense of social responsibility.
The Sports committee (Sportscom) in IIMK is a student body that caters to the needs of all sports and games activities on campus. Emphasizing on the premise of a sound body and mind, the committee hosts series of sporting events round the calendar to keep the student community engaged.
Each academic year starts with Clash of Titans, a first-year exclusive tournament spanning all sporting disciplines. The committee also acts as an interface for its inter college tournament, Sangram (4-pronged B school tournament) which it hosts every alternate year. It also manages other popular intra college leagues in sports such as Football, Cricket, Basketball etc. These are held in IPL style bidding process and summons a great deal of exuberant participation and viewership.
Making sports inclusive for all of IIMK community, Sportscom also conducts Chakravyuh, an event which gauges the mettle of not just PGP students, but also FPM and staff members across 6 sports.