Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (IIM K) is built over 100 acres of land, on the slopes of the Western Ghats in suburban Kozhikode. Although the campus is picturesque and beautiful, the inaccessibility of the location is often blamed for the fact that IIMK doesn't attract faculty as good as Ahmedabad and Bangalore.
IIM Kozhikode has a rigorous acacdemic curriculum. The course is spread across six trimesters and the pedagogy focuses a lot on case based learning. Professors encourage a lot of class participation which brings about diverse perspectives from students coming from diverse bacckgrounds. The course curriculum not only focusses on traditional MBA subjects like Finance, Marketing, HR and Operations, but also on non traditional courses like Social Transformation of India, Environmental Management, Indian Economy to name a few. The elective courses give you a diverse range across all the verticals along with unique and interesting courses like Economics of Strategy (taught by Prof. Rajesh Upadhyaula), Business & Government (taught by Prof KK Ladha), Globalization & Culture (taught by Prof AF Mathew), Management Consulting - Profession & Pracctice (taught by Prof Unni K Nair) to name a few. IIMK also has a compulsory Social Development Project, a non-credit project course which has to be completed successfully by every student, failing which the PGDM degree would not be granted. Apart from these courses, IIMK also has 3 compulsory workshops as part of its academic curriculum namely - Entrepreneurship Workshop, Leadership Workshop and Consulting Workshop which is scheduled in trimester 4,5 and 6 respectively. Every vertical had 2-3 very good professors and they were very helpful in clarifying most of the doubts even outside the classroom hours
It is good. It is up there in the league and as long as you are not in A/B/C and to an extension FMS/XLRI/L, the opportunities should be the same in the tier 1 league. (SP Jain, IIM I/K, MDI etc.)IIM Kozhikode simply scores over Indore because of the low batch strength. Also may be they got more pretty girls per capita on campus (almost 1:1 - if you are interested in that kind of statistic). The general placement stats should be impressive from what we hear in IIM I circles. Except BCG and a couple of other marquee Finance recruiters (which come to IIM Indore, by the way) they get all the top recruiters.
This college is beyond words. It offered me executive programme in management which was most needed for me in my mid-career of my life. High Value, High convenience etc are the best things about this college that I will highlight.
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, Kerala is a beautiful place to be in because of various reasons like weather, place, faculty, placements and many more. Undoubtedly, placements and faculty members are fantastic (5+ stars for them). Harvard and Stanford case studies are a usual practice and summers and finals are hectic. The only problem is the mess food and the distant location of the college. Else, it's awesome to be in IIMK.
The best thing about IIM Kozhikode is the experienced and courteous faculty who are experts in their field of study. One particular faculty which I find the most interesting and who facilitates quick learning is managerial communication. Placements are the next best thing at IIM K. For the batch of PGP 2016, the average placement was 17.1 LPA and the Median was 15.5 LPA where the offers ranged from Marketing, Consulting, Finance, Operations & HR. Another good feature about IIM K is its location in the Gods own country of Kerala where the greenery around the campus would act as a stress buster to your busy schedule.