Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK), also known as IIM Kozhikode is known for its flagship postgraduate program i.e. MBA. NIRF 2020 Ranking places the college at #6 out of 100 Top Management colleges in India. Also, it is ranked at #6 out of 30 best MBA colleges of India by Outlook-India ICARE.

The B-school also offers programs such as PG Diploma, Executive and fellowship programs. IIM Kozhikode admissions are based on the entrance test such as CAT, EMAT, GMAT. 

Currently, the flagship program’s male to female ratio is 48:52 with a total of 492 students. It should be noted that it is one of the few IIMs to achieve this rare achievement in promoting female leadership. The graduating batch of IIMK secured jobs in Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Hindustan Unilever Limited, JPMC with an average salary of INR 23.08 LPA. 

IIM Kozhikode Important Dates

Course Date

Registration Start Date for EPGCP Course

June 15, 2020

Last Date to Apply Online

September 13, 2020 

Date of Interview

October 12 – October 22, 2020

Result announcement

November 02, 2020

Last Date for Offer Acceptance & Part Payment

November 15, 2020

Date of first installment payment

November 30, 2020

In-Campus Module

December 2020*

IIM Kozhikode Highlights

Ranking NIRF 2020: 6th among management category
Campus Area 112.5 acres
Program type PG and FPM/Ph.D
Entrance Test CAT or GMAT
Total Faculty Members 80
Total students enrolled | Placed 800 | 382
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IIM Kozhikode Courses

Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode offers postgraduate programs in management mentioned below:

Course Name Duration Eligibility
Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) 2-year | Full-time Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with 50% marks
Post Graduate Program in Business Leadership (PGP-BL) 1-year | Full-time Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with 50% marks. Minimum 3 years of work experience
Executive Post Graduate Program (EPGP) 2-year | Full-time
Fellowship Program in Management (FPM/ Ph.D.) 5-year | Full-time Master’s degree in any discipline with 55% marks (OR) Professional qualifications like CA, ICWA, and CS with 50% marks (OR) B.Tech./ B.E. with 60% marks 

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IIM Kozhikode Batch 2020-22 Overview

Despite the pandemic hitting the education system of India, IIM Kozhikode witnessed the unprecedented gender diversity in its newly inducted batch of 2020-21. Here are the few key highlights of batch 2020-22.

  • PGP 2020-22 batch with 492 students has excellent gender diversity and consists of 236  men and 256 women students.
  • 40% of Batch coming from Non-Engineering backgrounds such as Architecture, Science, Arts, Medicine, etc.
  • Newly launched MBA in Liberal Studies & Management (MBA-LSM) admits 62.5% of women in the inaugural batch.
  • 10% of students are with professional degrees and certifications, such as CA, CS, and CFA

IIM Kozhikode Admission

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode follows a different admission procedure for each program. Eligible students must appear in the exams mentioned below for final selection: 

Course Name Acceptable Exam

IIM Kozhikode PGP How to Apply?

The application form of CAT should be filled for admission in IIM Kozhikode. The application form can be submitted online from the official website. 

  • Visit the website
  • Click on “New Registration”.
  • Fill in all the required personal details.
  • Provide a valid email and phone number.
  •  Applicants will receive a user id and password via mail.
  • Enter the OTP and click on Validate OTP and submit.
  • Check on “I Agree” and submit CAT application form.
  • Details of the filled application form will be sent to the mentioned phone number via SMS.

IIM Kozhikode Cut off 2020

After the successful registration and fulfilling the eligibility criteria, IIMK will shortlist the candidates for Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). The shortlisted candidates will be further called for Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). This will be based on the aggregate score on the performance in CAT 2019, Class 10th and Class 12th

IIM Kozhikode CAT Cutoff 2020

The table represents the CAT Cutoff for admission to 2020-22 Batch.

However, there is a minimum cut off requirement for each exam, especially CAT. The student must have a minimum score in competitive exams to be eligible for the next stages. Tabulated below is the minimum cut off required from a candidate who has applied to IIM Kozhikode:

Category CAT Score Percentile Sectional Percentile 10th percentage 12th percentage
General 85 75 60 60
NC-OBC/EWS 75 65 60 60
SC 65 55 55 55
ST/PwD 55 45 55 55

For admission to the Ph.D. program, one must have a valid score in CAT, GMAT, GRE, UGC NET not older than 3 years. 

IIM Kozhikode Placement

IIM Kozhikode recorded 100% placements for its 22nd batch of PGP (2018-2020) within 5 days. With an overwhelming response from its valued recruiters, more than 130 companies offered coveted roles in IT, Operations, General Management, and Consulting. The highest CTC for this year’s placement reached the 58L mark in the Sales and Marketing domain. 

Placement Statistics IIM Kozhikode 2020



Academic Session


Placement Rate


Batch Size


Number of Companies


International Offers


Highest CTC

58 LPA

Average CTC 

23.08 LPA

Median CTC

20.80 LPA

Top Recruiters

Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Bain & Company, 

Top 50% of students received an average package of 26.69 LPA, increasing by 12.5% from the previous year. The below-given graph represents the Average CTC of Top percentage of students of 2018-20 Batch. 

IIM Kozhikode Placement 2020

IIM Kozhikode made history this year, with more than 5 Private Equity firms participating for the first time. Some of the prominent recruiters were Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, JP Morgan Chase & Co, PwC, and Boston Consulting Group. Also, a host of marquee recruiters with the likes of Amazon, Microsoft, Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase & Co, PwC, BCG, etc made their presence felt. Amazon topped among all by offering 19 internships in this season.

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IIM Kozhikode Scholarships

IIMK provides financial assistance to deserving and meritorious students. The merit scholarships are awarded by the Institute to 1st and 2nd year students as per their performance during a particular academic year. The following are the scholarships provided by the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode.

  • Aditya Birla Scholarship
  • National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation scholarship
  • IIM Kozhikode Merit Scholarship
  • IIM Kozhikode Need-Based Scholarship
  • NTPC Scholarship
  • OP Jindal Management Scholarship
  • Sir Ratan Tata Trust Scholarship
  • Societe Generale Global Solution Centre Pvt. Ltd. Scholarship

IIM Kozhikode Facilities

Following are the facilities offered by the Institute to students to cater to their needs:

  1. Library: It provides state-of-the-art information to look after the research needs of the students. It has a collection of 35,000 books, 277 print journals, 2,00,000 e-books, 6120 research journals, 15,000 corporate annual reports. 
  2. Hostels: The Institute has 13 well-designed hostels which can accommodate about 800 students. All other facilities such as classrooms, canteen, computer center are within walking distance. The students are provided rooms on single or double occupancy basis.
  3. Computing Facilities: The Institute has a well-developed computer network for the rapid retrieval of information. The entire campus has been enabled with a Wi-Fi network with more than 250 computers connected over campus. 

IIM Kozhikode FAQs

Ques. Do I need to submit any documents to establish my work experience?

Ans. The Institute accepts original/ official document that proves employment record with the concerned organization. The candidate can produce anything like work experience letters, last drawn salary slip which indicates necessary details. There is no limit on work experience while enrolling for the academic programs, however, the minimum period required is 3 to 7 years in a relevant area.

Ques. Can I get a loan facility to finance my program fees?

Ans. Students can avail of financial assistance from several prominent banks such as State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, etc. The Institute is associated with these banks to provide them student-friendly loans. 

Ques. Why should I pursue a Fellow Program in Management (FPM) from IIM Kozhikode?

Ans. FPM is a doctoral program and is equivalent to a Ph.D. The program is designed to offers the students with research opportunities with an International benchmarked standard. IIM Kozhikode also offers a generous amount of financial assistance ranging from INR 27,000 to 33,000 per month. The students are also provided free accommodation on the campus. Apart from this, a contingency grant of INR 1,20,000 is also available for deserving students. 

Ques. Can I attend EPGP classes from abroad?

Ans. No. Students can attend online classes from designated classroom centers within India. The Institute provides the facility for interactive learning through a technological platform namely Times Professional Learning. It has centers across various cities and students can easily access the facility. For more information, click here

Ques. As a student, how many books am I entitled to issue and for what period?

Ans. The library is accessible 24 hours for reference but for Business hours, the library works from 9:15 am to 5:15 pm. PGP students can borrow up to 5 books for a period of 15 days. Whereas, FPM students can borrow up to 10 books for a period of 15 days. If delayed, the Institute will charge 1 rupee per day. 

Ques. What is the cutoff for admissions in IIM Kozhikode?

Ans. The expected overall IIM Kozhikode cutoff for 2020-2022 is 90 percentile or above.

Ques. What is the placement scenario at IIM Kozhikode?

Ans. IIM Kozhikode has been offering a record 100% placements for some years. In 2020, the highest CTC reached 58LPA while average CTC was 27 LPA.

Ques. Does IIM Kozhikode provide hostel facilities?

Ans. IIM Kozhikode has 10 well-furnished hostels with the capacity to accommodate at least 600 students. 

Ques. What is the faculty-student ratio at IIM Kozhikode?

Ans. IIM Kozhikode has a faculty-student ratio of 1:6, which means, there is one teacher for every 6 students. 

Ques. Which are the MNCs visiting IIM Kozhikode?

Ans. Some notable MNCs Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, JP Morgan Chase & Co, PwC and Boston Consulting Group are regulars to IIM Kozhikode.

Ques. When was IIM Kozhikode established?

Ans. Being the fifth IIM, the institute was established in 1996. 

Ques. Is IIM Kozhikode a government institution?

Ans. IIM Kozhikode, similar to other IIMs, is an autonomous institution functioning under MHRD, Government of India. This ensures that the institution can design curriculum and recruit its own faculty members.

Ques. Is joining IIM Kozhikode a good decision?

Ans. IIM Kozhikode offers a record 100% placement by industry giants Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Goldman Sachs etc. It has 70% regular experienced faculty and 30% visiting from top foreign institutions to create a global perspective and exposure. These factors make IIM Kozhikode, the right choice among MBA aspirants. 

Ques. What are the courses offered by IIM Kozhikode?

Ans. IIM Kozhikode offers academic programs: PGP (Finance/Management/Business Leadership/Liberal Studies), PhD and executive programs: Executive PGP, MDP, FDP, PhD (Practice Track).

Ques. Does IIM Kozhikode offer online courses?

Ans. Yes, IIM Kozhikode offers about 16 E-Learning Management Development Programs and 2 certificate programs which are short-term courses conducted over weekends or even weekdays. 

Ques. Does IIM Kozhikode offer an Executive MBA course?

Ans. Yes, IIM Kozhikode offers Executive PGP both in interactive learning mode as well as at Kochi Campus.

Ques. What are the IIM Kozhikode fees for an MBA program?

Ans. IIM Kozhikode course fees range between INR 10-20 lakhs. 

Ques. What is the status of IIM Kozhikode ranking at national and international levels?

Ans. NIRF Management Rankings 2020 ranked IIMK at 6th and QS Global Executive MBA Rankings awarded 101st rank among 141 global MBA colleges.

Ques. Does IIM Kozhikode provide scholarship facilities?

Ans. Yes, IIM Kozhikode offers merit-based and need-based scholarships to both first and second-year students, along with need-based scholarships to SC/ST/ minority communities. Additionally, benefactors like Sir Ratan Tata Trust, NTPC etc. also offer scholarships.