IIM Kozhikode is one of the top management colleges in India. It has been ranked 6 out of 100 top management colleges in India by the national institutional ranking framework and NIRF 2020. EPGP Admissions Admission process in IIM Kozhikode is based on the EMAT Entrance test, where the entrance was conducted on March 13, 14 and it also considers GMAT and CAT score for Executive MBA Admission.

  • IIM Kozhikode has dropped the writing assessment component in the final selection process and Gender/academic diversity has been awarded 10% weightage in shortlisting for PGP admission 2021.
  • IIM Kozhikode also managed to record a rise of 22.4 % in the number of recruiters (in 2020) as compared to the last year (2019) despite the economic slowdown and covid-19 outbreak and also witnessed the 12% increase in the mean and the 12.4% increase in the median CTC during 2020 placements.
  • IIM Kozhikode has released the final PGP 2021 merit list in April 2021. It also offers 6 executive and academic programs apart from its flagship PGP in management. Along with this, WAT has been scrapped citing the COVID situation for MBA Admission 2021. It offers admission to the MBA program based on CAT score and Personal Interview.

IIM Kozhikode Key Facts

  • For PGP Admission, candidates are shortlisted based on the CAT score cut off released by IIM Kozhikode followed by a Personal Interview round.
  • Admission to PGP in Business Leadership, PGP Finance, and PGP in Liberal Studies and Management is done based on the candidate’s score in GRE/CAT/GMAT followed by the Personal Interview round.
  • EPGP admissions are done based on GMAT/ GRE/ CAT/ Executive Management Aptitude Test (EMAT) score and the shortlisted candidates are then further called for the interview process.
  • For the placement season 2020, an average CTC of INR 26.69 LPA has been offered to the top 50% of the students and the placement rate was 100%.
    •  Accenture, Citi Bank, Capgemini, Amazon, Cisco, Lenovo were the eminent recruiters of the final placement 2020.
    • In total, 459 students got placed and the median salary package offered was INR 20 LPA.

IIM Kozhikode Admission Highlights 2021

EVENT DATE
MBA Programme Commencement April 17, 2021
Phd Registration Nov 25, 2020- Jan 29,2021
IIM Kozhikode PGP- Finance and PGP LSM Admission Registration Feb 17,2021- Feb 28,2021
Online Interview commences (PGP Finance) Apr 19, 2021
Online Interview commences (PGP- LSM) Apr 26, 2021
Declaration of results June 1, 2021
Class commencement Tentatively July 1, 2021

IIM Kozhikode PGP Admission Criteria 2021

IIM Kozhikode offers a Post Graduate Programme(PGP) in management as its flagship course.

IIMK PGP Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates must have scored a minimum of 60% marks in Bachelor’s degree or equivalent CGPA and a valid score of CAT in all sections to be eligible for the course.

Below is the minimum eligibility criteria:

CATEGORY CAT PERCENTILE SECTIONAL PERCENTILE SSC/ X CLASS PERCENTAGE PERCENTAGE HSC/ XII CLASS PERCENTAGE
General 85 75 60 60
OBC/EWS 75 65 60 60
SC 65 55 55 55
ST/ PWD 55 45 55 55

Class 10th and class 12th percentage of marks would be calculated based on the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet or grade sheet irrespective of whether they both considered them for calculation of percentage.

IIMK PGP Selection Criteria:

Stage I: Registration Process

  • Candidates who fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria would receive an email for online registration. Those candidates who have completed the online registration process are considered for Stage 2 in IIM Kozhikode.

Stage 2: Shortlisting of candidates

  • Candidates in each reservation category would be shortlisted based on an Aggregate Index Score (AIS). The IAS score is computed based on the performance in CAT, academic performance in Class 10th and 12th, work experience, and gender diversity.

Stage3: Final Selection

  • Candidates are asked to appear for the Personal Interview round.
  • The final selection of the candidates is done based on the Final Score computation after the PI round.

IIM Kozhikode PGP Finance How to Apply?

The application form for getting admission to IIMK PGP can be filed online from the official website of IIMK.

  • Visit the official website.
  • Register for the PGP programme by entering the name, valid email id, and phone number.
  • Enter the required personal and academic information.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Lastly, Submit the form.

IIM Kozhikode PGP Finance Admission Criteria 2021

Other than regular PGP programs, IIM Kozhikode also offers a Post Graduate Programme in Finance for students who want to pursue their careers in the financial world. The domains that are included in the program are corporate finance, wealth management, and investment banking.

IIMK PGP Finance Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates must have scored a minimum of 60% marks in Bachelor’s degree or equivalent CGPA (SC candidates are allowed relaxation of 5% and ST/ PWD candidates are allowed the relaxation of 10%) and a valid score of CAT/GRE/GMAT to be eligible for the course.

Below is the minimum eligibility criteria:

CATEGORY CAT/ GRE/ GMAT SECTIONAL PERCENTILE SSC/X CLASS/ XII CLASS PERCENTAGE GRADUATION PERCENTAGE
General 80 60 60
OBC/EWS 70 60 60
SC 60 50 55
ST/ PWD 55 55 50

IIMK PGP Finance Selection Criteria:

Stage I: Registration is done

  • Candidates who fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria are required to register online for the PGP-F programme and those candidates who have completed the online registration process for the IIM Kozhikode PGP-F programme considered for this stage 2.

Stage 2: PI Shortlisting

  • All registered candidates are called for the PI round after shortlisting based on Aggregate Index Score (AIS).

Stage3: Final Selection

  • The final selection of the candidates is done based on the Final Score computation after the PI round.
  • The final score is calculated through PI score, Work Experience Quality Score, Sectional Percentile Score for the Quantitative Selection of the Eligibility Exam, and PGP-F Suitability Score.

IIM Kozhikode PGP Finance How to Apply?

The application form for getting admission to IIMK PGP Finance can be filed online from the official website of IIMK.

  • Visit the official website.
  • Register for the PGP-Finance programme by entering the name, valid email id, and phone number.
  • Enter the required personal and academic information.
  • Pay the application fee via Net Banking/Debit/Credit Card.

IIM Kozhikode PGP-BL Admission Criteria 2021

Post Graduate Programme in Business Leadership is a 1-year full-time residential post-graduate program in IIMK that is designed to shape young working executives into potential business leaders.

IIM Kozhikode PGP-BL Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates must have scored a minimum of 50% marks in their Bachelor’s degree with a valid score in GMAT/GRE/CAT to be eligible for admission to the PGP Business Leadership program of IIM Kozhikode. A minimum of 3 years of work experience(preferably less than 7 years) after the completion of graduation is also mandatory.

IIM Kozhikode PGP-BL Selection Criteria: 

  • The final candidates are shortlisted for PI 2021 after a review of the submitted application form.
  • The final selection of the candidates is done according to the quality of work experience, diversity, leadership qualities, social sensitivity, and multi-dimensionality.
  • IIMK for the final round enrolls candidates with good critical thinking ability, strong oral and written communication skills.

IIM Kozhikode PGP-BL How to Apply?

The application form for getting admission to IIMK can be filed online from the official website of IIMK.

  • Visit the website https://www.iimk.ac.in/academics/pgpbl/
  • Tap “Apply Online”
  • Register through the valid email id and phone number.
  • Enter the required personal and academic information.
  • Pay the application fee of INR 3000/- via Net Banking/Debit/Credit Card.

IIM Kozhikode MBA Admission Criteria 2021

IIM Kozhikode MBA Eligibility Criteria:

A candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in any stream with a minimum of 50% aggregate or equivalent CGPA (45% for female candidates and 40% for SC/ ST/ PwD candidates). They are also required to have a minimum of 3 years of managerial/ entrepreneurial/ professional work experience after the completion of graduation.

Below is the Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

CATEGORY CAT PERCENTILE SECTIONAL PERCENTILE SSC/ X CLASS AND HSC/ XII CLASS PERCENTAGE
General 85 75 60
OBC/ EWS 75 65 60
SC 65 55 55
ST/ PWD 55 45 55

IIM Kozhikode MBA Selection Criteria:

Stage 1: Registration Process

  • Candidates who fulfill IIM Kozhikode MBA Admission eligibility criteria will receive an email for online registration.
  • Only the registered candidates are considered for the 2nd Stage of admission. The next stage will be for a Personal Interview that is conducted by IIM Kozhikode.

Stage 2: Personal Interview shortlisting

  • Based on various parameters, IIM Kozhikode shortlists registered candidates for the PI round.
  • The Aggregate Index Score is used for determining the merit list ranking of the candidates.
  • The AIS is calculated based on Class X & XII score, CAT score, academic diversity, gender diversity, and work experience.

Stage 3: Final Selection of the Candidates

  • After the PI round, the final selection list is prepared by IIM based on the CAT score, performance in Personal Interview, and Resume Score.
  • The final score is computed as per the performance of a candidate in each parameter.
  • Candidates who are selected will receive the admission offers from IIM Kozhikode via Email.
  • Final Score Computation component weightage is as follows:
COMPONENTS THE WEIGHTAGE (%)
CAT Score 44
PI Score 44
Resume Score 12
Total 100
  • The Resume score is calculated based on the quality of Undergraduate institutes, Professional Certification (CFA – Level 1, 2, 3), Professional Qualification (CA/ICWA/CS).
  • Candidates are given 4 marks for fulfilling each component.
  • As per NIRF ranking, the quality of Undergraduate institutions is offered to students with UG Degree from the top 30 institutes.

IIM Kozhikode MBA How to Apply?

  • On the official website of IIMK, the application form is available i.e., https://www.iimk.ac.in.
  • Register by filling in the correct and phone number and email address.
  • Create login credentials and proceed for filling out the application form.
  • Enter the mandatory details-
    • Personal Details
    • Academic Qualifications
    • Work Experience
  • Upload the necessary documents.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Lastly, submit the form.

IIM Kozhikode PGP- LSM Admission Criteria 2021

Under the discipline of PGP, IIMK has introduced a Post Graduate Programme in Liberal Studies and Management for two years. It is designed uniquely for enabling students with a holistic perspective to be future managers.

IIM Kozhikode PGP-LSM Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent CGPA and a valid score in CAT/GRE/GMAT to be eligible for admission.

Below is the minimum eligibility criteria:

CATEGORY OVERALL PERCENTILE (CAT/ GMAT/ GRE) VERBAL AND REASONING OTHER SECTIONS
General 80 80 50
NC-OBC/ EWS 70 7 50
SC 60 60 50
ST 55 55 50

IIM Kozhikode PGP-LSM Selection Criteria:

Stage I: Registration Process

  • Candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria are required to register online for the PGP-LSM programme. Only those candidates who complete the online registration process are considered for Stage 2 in the IIM Kozhikode PGP-LSM programme.

Stage2: Shortlisting for PI round

  • The candidates (from each category) are shortlisted based on the Aggregate Index Score (AIS).
  • The AIS is computed based on the candidate’s performance in the verbal and reasoning section of the aptitude test (CAT//GRE/GMAT), academic performance in Class X & XII, gender diversity score, and work experience.

Stage3: Final shortlist of candidates

  • The short-listed candidates are needed to appear for a Personal Interview (PI).
  • IIMK prepares the Final Score considering both the PI score and the AIS Score of stage 2.

IIM Kozhikode PGP-LSM How to Apply?

  1. Visit the official website of the institute and go on to the PGP-LSM admission portal.
  2. Register by filling in the correct and phone number and email address.
  3. Create login credentials.
  4. Login and proceed for filling out the application form.
  5. Enter the mandatory details-
    1. Personal Details
    2. Academic Qualifications
    3. Work Experience
  6. Upload the necessary documents.
  7. Pay the application fee.
  8. Lastly, submit the form.

IIMK Executive MBA Admissions Criteria 2021

IIMK offers a 2 years full-time Executive MBA at Kochi Campus which enables executives to pursue managerial education through weekday and weekend class mode.

IIM Kozhikode Executive MBA Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates must have a Graduation Degree from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks to be eligible for the course.

Note: At least 3 years of experience is mandatory to get admission to the MBA program.

IIM Kozhikode Executive MBA Selection Criteria:

  • The selection of the candidates for the course will be based on the performance in the CAT/GMAT or EMAT.
  • Candidates who are not applying for CAT/GMAT have to apply for EMAT.
  • For the selection of applicants, the EMAT/CAT/GMAT score is considered only as a preliminary screening process.
  • Candidates qualifying for the cutoff are considered for the interview conducted by IIMK.
  • The final merit list is uploaded by IIMK on the official website of the Institution and the final selection includes an all-round assessment of the candidate’s abilities.
  • IIMK considers factors such as quality of work experience, educational qualification, and performance to date, statement of purpose, and entrance test/personal interview performance.

IIM Kozhikode Executive MBA How to Apply?

  • On the official website of the Institution, the EPGP Application form will be available.
  • Click on “Apply Now”.
  • Enter all the required information, academic details, and work experience.
  • Pay the application fee and submit the form afterward.

IIM Kozhikode Ph.D. Admission Criteria 2021

IIMK offers a full-time residential and fully financially supported doctoral program to the candidates. The institute offers placement to ⅔ fellow in various prestigious National Institutes and esteemed universities in Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

IIM Kozhikode Ph.D.Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates must possess a minimum of 55% marks in Master’s degree and Postgraduate Diploma (2 years) to be eligible for the course. Candidates appearing for the final examination can also apply for admission to the course.

A minimum of 6.5 CGPA is required for the candidates having B.tech/B.E or 4 years Bachelor’s degree.

IIM Kozhikode Ph.D. Selection Criteria:

  • Candidates are called for a Personal Interview based on qualifying scores, candidate profiles, and recommendation letters in respective areas.
  • Candidates who are without CAT/ GMAT/UGC JRF/ GRE/GATE test score are required to appear in the IIM Bangalore Ph.D. entrance test.

Qualifying Examinations for PhD:

AREA OF SPECIALIZATIONS QUALIFYING EXAMINATION
Economics CAT/GMAT/ GRE/ UGC NET/ IIMB Test
Information Technology & Systems CAT/GATE/GMAT/ GRE/ IIMB Test
Finance, Accounting and Control CAT/ GMAT/GRE/UGC JRF/ GATE/IIMB Test
Marketing Management CAT/ UGC JRF/ GMAT/GRE
Quantitative Methods & Operations Management CAT/ GMAT/ GRE/ UGC/CSIR JRF/ GATE/ IIMB Test
Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources CAT/ GMAT/ GRE/ UGC JRF/ IIMB Test
Strategic Management CAT/GMAT/ GRE/UGC JRF/ GATE/ IIMB Test
  • The final selection list is prepared based on the performance of PI, qualifying exam score, academic track record, and recommendation.

IIM Kozhikode Ph.D. How to Apply?

  • On the official website of IIMK, the application form is available i.e., https://www.iimk.ac.in.
  • An application form is then filled with all the necessary details.
  • Scan and upload the asked documents.
  • Pay the application fee of INR 1000/- (INR 2000/- if applying for IIMB test) via Net Banking/Debit/Credit Card.

IIM Kozhikode Admission FAQs

Ques. How many interview rounds are there in IIMK conducting for PGP-BL?

Ans. IIM Kozhikode conducts a PGP-BL interview in 2 phases. The phase-wise PI schedule dates are informed to the shortlisted candidates only through the mail. Candidates who are applying for PGP-BL programs are suggested to visit the official website regularly and make regular updates.

Ques. Is IIM Kozhikode a good College?

Ans. Yes, IIMk is one of the oldest 6 IIMs having a very good placement record. It is popular for providing good quality education to the students. There are various job opportunities for the students after completing their studies at IIMK.

Ques. How are seats distributed in the MBA program in IIM Kozhikode?

Ans. A total of 1200 candidates have been shortlisted based on 10th and 12th score (40%), work experience (5%), Gender Diversity (10%), and CAT score (45%) for 480 seats.

Ques. What is the minimum work experience required to get admission to the PGP-BL course in IIM Kozhikode?

Ans. A minimum of 3 years of work experience is required for the candidates who are opting for the PGP-BL program. Any work experience before the completion of the graduation is not considered as an experience for getting admission.

Ques. Can a final-year undergraduate student apply for PGP admission at IIM Kozhikode?

Ans. Yes, final-year students are eligible to apply for PGP admission at IIM Kozhikode. If students get selected then they have to complete all requirements for the qualifying degree with a minimum aggregate/ equivalent CGPA by the specified date.