IIM Kozhikode is one of the premier management institutes established in 1996, by the Government of India. IIM Kozhikode ranks 3rd by NIRF 2023 among the top B-Schools in India. IIM Kozhikode offers admission to its 2-year flagship PGP program, through CAT. IIM Kozhikode cut-off is 85 percentile (Overall) and the sectional cutoff is 75 percentile, yet candidates with a 98 percentile or higher have a better chance of being selected for the Interview. IIM Kozhikode MBA fees is INR 20.50 lakh, whereas IIM Kozhikode average package stood at INR 31.02 LPA.

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IIM Kozhikode CAT percentile at which admission offers were made to the 2023-25 batch was 89.06 percentile. A total of 106320 general category candidates selected IIM Kozhikode as their CAT preference, of which 486 were shortlisted for PI WAT round and 92 received the final offer.

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IIM Kozhikode Highlights 2024

Particulars Statistics 
Established Year 1996
Campus Size 112.5 acres
Students Intake 480
MBA Fees INR 20,50,000
NIRF Ranking 2023 3
Number of Courses 10
Total Faculty  103
Scholarship Merit-based and Need-based scholarship available to limited students.
Highest Package 2023 INR 67.02 LPA

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IIM Kozhikode Important Dates 2024

Last Date to Apply November 20, 2023
Shortlist for WAT PI January 20 - 25, 2024 (Tentative)
Final Selection (WAT-PI) round Start First/ Second Week of February 2024
Final Admission Offer May 6, 2024 (Tentative) 
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IIM Kozhikode Vs IIM Lucknow Vs IIM Indore 

The following table represents the comparison between IIM Kozhikode Vs IIM Lucknow and IIM Indore:

Particulars IIM Kozhikode IIM Lucknow IIM Indore
NIRF Ranking 2023 3 6 8
Established Year 1996 1984 1996
Batch Size 480 491 471
Admission Process CAT + WAT + PI CAT +WAT + PI CAT + PI
CAT Cut-off 85 percentile  90 percentile 90 percentile
MBA Fees INR 20,50,000 INR 20,75,000 INR 21,14,222
Highest Package INR 67.02 LPA INR 58 LPA INR 49 LPA
Average Package INR 31.02 LPA INR 31.01 LPA INR 24.09 LPA
Scholarship  Merit & Need-based Need based Need-based financial assistance is provided to students, whose family income is below INR 9 lakh annually

IIM Kozhikode Admission 2024

IIM Kozhikode admission 2024 will start soon after the CAT 2023 exam is held and the results are declared. The admission process includes the stages mentioned below:

Admission Stage Description 
CAT Registration Interested candidates will have to register for CAT and also apply to IIM Kozhikode in the same application.
CAT Exam The applicants will have to appear for the CAT exam.
IIM Kozhikode Registration  The candidates who have scored above the minimum cut-off will receive an email to register for IIM Kozhikode. 
Shortlist for PI The candidates who have registered will be shortlisted based on Aggregate Index Score (AIS), which is calculated based on CAT score, academic qualifications, work experience, gender diversity, and academic diversity.
PI + WAT Process The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for WAT and personal interviews, which will be conducted in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai, and New Delhi.
Final Merit List The final merit list will be prepared category-wise, based on the performance of the candidates in CAT, PI, WAT, and resumes.

The following data represents the admission stats for the MBA batch of 2023-25:

Particulars No. of Candidates Selected IIM Kozhikode Candidates Selected for WAT/PI No. of Students With Final Offer
General 106320 486 92
EWS 8168 120 12
NC-OBC 28887 324 60
SC 12866 191 40
ST 3240 57 12
PWD 656 22 13

There is a significant difference between the percentage of applicants who select IIMK as their CAT preference and the percentage of applicants who receive admission offers. Of approximately 106320 general category candidates who chose IIMK, only 92 received a final offer. Due to this, only a small fraction of applicants are accepted, making the admissions process extremely competitive.

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IIM Kozhikode Cut-off 2024

IIM Kozhikode CAT cut-off is overall 85 percentile and sectional is 75 percentile but the minimum cutoff required for the general category is 90.85 percentile. 

Category Overall Percentile Sectional Percentile
GEN 85 75
NC-OBC/ EWS 75 65
SC 65 55
ST/ PwD 55 45

The following table represents the Category wise minimum cutoff at which final offers were made to the 2023-25 batch:

Particulars Minimum CAT Percentile  Composite Score for WAT – PI Shortlist Lowest Composite Score Highest Composite Score
General 89.06 46.7 47.7 68.3
EWS 86.4 39.2 45.6 54
NC-OBC 83.06 38.5 36.5 55
SC 72.11 27.6 23 58.5
ST 72.65 7.2 10.2 45.2
PWD 80.26 22.4 13.2 49.1

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IIM Kozhikode Placements 2023

IIM Kozhikode placements 2023 were recently concluded. Around 123 recruiters participated and made 339 offers. IIM kozhikode highest package stood at INR 67.02 LPA whereas IIM kozhikode average package stood at INR 31.02 LPA.

Particulars Placement Statistics 
Total Recruiters 123
Total Offers 339
Highest CTC INR 67.02 LPA
Average CTC INR 31.02 LPA
Median CTC INR 27 LPA

IIM Kozhikode placement statistics of the last 3 years are mentioned below:

Year Highest CTC Average CTC
2022 INR 61.5 LPA INR 29.5 LPA
2021 INR 46.88 LPA INR 22.53 LPA
2020 INR 58 LPA INR 23.08 LPA

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IIM Kozhikode Rankings 2023

IIM Kozhikode has been ranked 3rd by the NIRF 2023 among the top management institutes in India. IIM Kozhikode ranking is mentioned below:

Ranking Agency Year Ranked At
National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2023 3
Indian Institutional Ranking Framework (IIRF) 2023 6th in Management (Govt.)
FT Masters in Management (MIM) 2023 77th
FT Executive Education 2023 72 in Open Enrolment Executive Education Program
Business Today (BT) Schools 2023 9th in Executive MBA
QS Global Masters in Management Rankings (PGP) 2023 151+
2022 141+

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Life at IIM Kozhikode 

IIM Kozhikode has a lush green campus spread over 112.5 acres on two hillocks. The campus is no less than a resort with luxurious hostel rooms. The students wake up every day with a beautiful view covered with clouds and an awesome climate.

The classes at IIM Kozhikode start at 9.15 in the morning and end at 5.15 pm. It includes lectures with interactive sessions, film screenings, and a diverse set of pedagogies. IIM Kozhikode campus never sleeps, there are always students sitting or wandering on the campus, after classes and till midnight. The professors are very supportive and dedicate their time and effort to helping the students accomplish their goals.

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IIM Kozhikode FAQs

Ques. What is the fee for IIM Kozhikode MBA?

Ans. IIM Kozhikode's fee for the two-year MBA program is INR 20,50,000.

Ques. What is IIM Kozhikode famous for?

Ans. IIM Kozhikode, the 5th IIM in India, is famous for delivering the best of education and producing top-class managers and entrepreneurs. Apart from studies, IIMK has many unique non-academic facilities to offer.

Ques. Can I get IIM Kozhikode with 95 percentile in CAT?

Ans. The minimum CAT cut-off for IIM Kozhikode is the overall 85 percentile. So if the candidates have scored 60% marks in both 10th and 12th, then they have a high chance of making it to IIM Kozhikode.

Ques. Does IIM Kozhikode consider 12th marks for MBA admission?

Ans. Yes, the candidates who have appeared for CAT will only be sent the registration link for the MBA program, if they have above 60% marks in the 12th class examination.

Ques. Is IIM Kozhikode good for MBA?

Ans. Yes, IIM Kozhikode is among the top management institutes for MBA with a NIRF 2023 ranking of 3. Also, the MBA placements at IIM Kozhikode are 100%.

Ques. How are IIM Kozhikode placements?

Ans. In the 2023 placement at IIM Kozhikode, the highest package witnessed was INR 67.02 LPA and the average package was INR 31.02 LPA.

Ques. Can I get IIM Kozhikode with low academics?

Ans. It is possible to get into IIM with low academic scores if you do well in CAT and the consequent stages of the admission process

Ques. What is the average salary of IIM Kozhikode?

Ans. The average salary of IIM Kozhikode in the 2023 placement drive was INR 31.02 LPA.

Ques. Does IIM Kozhikode consider 10th Marks?

Ans. Yes, IIM Kozhikode considers 10th marks for admission into the MBA program. The candidates should have 10th marks above 60% to be able to apply for the MBA program. Also, the 10th mark is considered in the selection process.

Ques. What is the highest package of IIM Kozhikode?

Ans. The highest package of IIM Kozhikode in the 2023 placement was INR 67.02 LPA. 

Ques. What is the one-year course from IIM Kozhikode?

Ans. The one-year course offered by IIM Kozhikode is PGP-BL i.e Postgraduate Program in Business Leadership.

Ques. Which degree is offered by IIM Kozhikode?

Ans. IIM Kozhikode offers a Postgraduate program in MBA and a doctorate program.

Ques. Can I join IIM Kozhikode after the 12th?

Ans. No, the candidates should at least need to cover the bachelor’s degree to apply for any of the MBA programs at IIM Kozhikode.

Ques. How can I get selected for IIM Kozhikode?

Ans. The candidates need to appear for the CAT exam and clear the minimum cut-off to get shortlisted for PI. Then they will be selected based on multiple factors that include CAT, PI, WAT, and resumes.

Ques. Can I join IIM Kozhikode without CAT?

Ans. For the flagship MBA at IIM Kozhikode, it is mandatory to have appeared for CAT. But if the candidates are applying for PGP-Finance, PGP-LSM, or PGP-LB, then they can also appear for GMAT or GRE.

Ques. Does IIM Kozhikode have 100% placement?

Ans. Yes IIM Kozhikode has shown 100% placement in the 2023 placement drive. 

Ques. What are the fees of a 1-year MBA at IIM Kozhikode?

Ans. The fee for a 1-year PGP-BL at IIM Kozhikode is INR 22,50,000.

Ques. How can I get a seat in IIM Kozhikode?

Ans. To get a seat in the IIM Kozhikode MBA program, the candidates will have to appear for the CAT exam and clear the minimum cut-off to get shortlisted for PI. Then they will be selected based on multiple factors that include CAT, PI, WAT, and resumes.

Ques. What is the fee structure of IIM Kozhikode?

Ans. The MBA fee at IIM Kozhikode is INR 20,50,000, which includes all the charges including tuition and hostel charges.

Ques. What is the cut-off for IIM Kozhikode?

Ans. The CAT cut-off for IIM Kozhikode is overall 85 percentile and sectional 75 percentile.

Ques. What is the ranking of IIM Kozhikode?

Ans. IIM Kozhikode has been ranked 3rd position by NIRF 2023, among the top management institutes in India.

Ques. Does IIM Kozhikode offer any financial assistance to Ph.D. students?

Ans. The Doctoral Programme in Management at IIM Kozhikode offers an opportunity to carry out management research by a global benchmarked standard. The participants are offered open-handed financial assistance of INR 35,000 to 40,000 per month subject to the stage of completion and free accommodation on campus. Besides, a contingency grant of INR 1.2 Lacs and conference support are also provided for the students.

Ques. Is International Immersion mandatory for IIM Kozhikode students?

Ans. At IIM Kozhikode, the curriculum design of its full-time PGP includes a dedicated 2-week global immersion module at a premier international business school IIM K has partnered with. As such, almost all the students are likely to attend the international Immersion Program.

Ques. Can I join PGP-LSM at IIM Kozhikode while working full-time?

Ans. No, PGP - Liberal Studies & Management is a full-time postgraduate program at IIM Kozhikode. All students must stay on campus for the entire duration of the program. Part-time study is not allowed for this program.

Ques. What is the cost of staying at IIM Kozhikode campus for PhD students?

Ans. There is no accommodation fee during the coursework. After the course work is over, participants will be given accommodation on the campus in lieu of a modest fee of Rs. 250/- per day.

Ques. Will I have to provide any certificate at IIM Kozhikode, to prove my work experience?

Ans. The Institute accepts original/ official documents that prove employment records with the concerned organization. The candidate can produce anything like work experience letters, and the last drawn salary slip which indicates the 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 fees at IIM Kozhikode?

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

Ques. Does IIM Kozhikode provide any hostel facilities?

Ans. IIM Kozhikode has 17 well-furnished hostels with the capacity to accommodate at least 1150 students. 

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. What is PGP-Finance in IIM Kozhikode?

Ans. PGP-Finance at IIM Kozhikode is a 2-year professional qualification that focuses on financial theory and practical application. This is a full-time residential program, specially designed for fresh graduates who want to start a career in finance or for young professionals who wish to boost their career in the core finance, fintech, banking, and financial services industries. 

Ques. What is the CAT cut-off for IIM Kozhikode Finance?

Ans. For admission into IIM Kozhikode PGP-Finance, the candidates need to clear the minimum sectional cut-off, which is 85 percentile for QA, 80 percentile for DILR, and 70 percentile for VARC.

Ques. How is IIM Kozhikode PGP-BL program?

Ans. IIM Kozhikode PGP-BL is a 1-year intense management program designed to shape young graduates with relevant work experience into business leaders.

Ques. What are the fees for IIM Kozhikode PGP-BL?

Ans. The IIM Kozhikode fee for PGP-BL is INR 22,50,000 for 2 years. 

Ques. What is the eligibility for IIM Kozhikode PGP-BL?

Ans. The candidates who have a bachelor’s or a master’s degree with a minimum aggregate of 60% and 3 years of relevant work experience are eligible to apply for this program. 

Ques. What is the selection process for IIM Kozhikode PGP-BL?

Ans. IIM Kozhikode accepts a 3 stage process to select students for the PGP-BL program.

  • Stage 1 is the submission of the application form
  • Stage 2 is the submission of a Statement of Goals and an Alternative Essay
  • Stage 3 is the Personal Interview 

Ques. What is IIM Kozhikode PGP-LSM?

Ans. IIM Kozhikode PGP-LSM is a 2-year master’s program that covers lessons in liberal studies and core management principles in the first year and advanced and elective courses in the second year.

Ques. What is IIM Kozhikode PGP-LSM eligibility?

Ans. The eligibility criteria for IIM Kozhikode PGP-LSM are as follows:

  • Bachelor’s degree/ postgraduate degree in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks.
  • Must have a valid score in CAT 2023/ GRE/ GMAT.

Ques. What are the shortlisting criteria for IIM Kozhikode PGP-LSM?

Ans. IIM Kozhikode selects the candidates for the PGP-LSM program, based on the Aggregate Index score (AIS), WAT score, and PI score.