A judicious mix of different teaching methods evolved using feedback from students and other program participants, is employed at the institute. The emphasis is on learning processes and learning outcomes for enhancement of managerial competencies. In the second year, the students select subjects in their area of interest, and have an option of dual specialization. Electives are offered in various verticals. Multidisciplinary courses offering state of the art analysis such as ‘Enterprise Resource Planning’ and ‘Business Process Re-engineering’ are also available for the taking. Typically, choices are made from at least two streams to major in two areas, thus obtaining a ‘dual’ specialization.

Batch Size: 375

Batch Composition: The PGP batch of 2016-18 consists of over 33% students from prestigious colleges like IITs, BITS, NITs & SRCC. There were 27% female students in the batch. 215 of the batch were fresh graduates and 61% of the batch had work experience of 1-3 years. The average work experience of the batch was 21 months.

Placements: The PGP batch of 2016-18 average CTC saw an increase from 17.65 LPA in 2017 to 17.8 LPA in 2018. Also, the average salary offered to the top 50% of the batch maintained its upward trend increasing from 20.1 LPA in 2017 to 21.0 LPA in 2018. The number of firms participating in the placements process in 2018 increased by more than 50% as compared to last year. Notably, 59 companies which participated were Fortune 500. A snapshot of the sector wise placement of the entire batch is as follows:

Domain % Offers Top Companies Highest CTC Average CTC
Consulting 26 BCG, EY, Deloitte, KPMG, PwC 38.4 LPA 17.4 LPA
Finance 16 Avendus capital, JPMC, Goldman Sachs 29 LPA 16 LPA
General Management 8 TAS, M&M, Reliance, RPG, Airtel 52.1 LPA 18.7 LPA
IT and Analytics 18 Microsoft, Accenture, Shell, American Express 35.9 LPA 15.9 LPA
Sales and Marketing 25 HUL, Samsung, Colgate Palmolive, ITC 27 LPA 17.2 LPA
Strategy and Operations 7 Amazon, Asian Paints, L&T, CITI Bank 38.5 LPA 18.5 LPA

Admission Process: There are 2 stages that a candidate goes through before getting selected for IIM-Kozhikode PGDM Program. The first stage is appearing for the CAT Exam conducted by the IIMs (GMAT for the international candidates). On clearing the required cut-offs and the composite score, a candidate is called for the GD/WAT and PI. The candidate must write a short essay and participate in a group discussion on a topic provided by IIM-K. The topic is announced at the venue just before the GD/WAT.

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