IIM Kozhikode (IIMK) to launch Satellite Campus at Kochi: 'Executive Education' will be the focus
Kochi campus will offer one year full time, two year part time and short-term programs targeted at middle and senior level executives
IIM Kozhikode, with its philosophy of transforming the education sector in India, today announced the launch of its satellite campus at Kochi, on 9 June 2012. The Kochi campus will primarily focus on executive education with full time and part time programs for middle and senior level executives. The satellite campus at Kochi's Infopark will be launched byShri Oommen Chandy, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Kerala in the presence of Shri K.M. Mani, Hon'ble Minister for Finance, Kerala; Shri P.K. Kunhalikutty, Hon’ble Minister for Industries & IT, Kerala; Shri K. Babu, Hon’ble Minister for Fisheries, Ports & Excise, Kerala; Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM Kozhikode, and other dignitaries.
IIM Kozhikode is the first amongst the IIMs having an internationally accredited Executive Management Education Program. The Kochi satellite campus will be initially housed within Kochi’s Infopark and will focus primarily on executive education – both long term and short term, as well as specialized courses for executives of IT sector. Initially, the Satellite centre will be offering one year executive MBA program as well as two year part time programs in addition to a large number of short duration Management Development Programs. As the campus is located inside the Infopark, Kochi, it will directly help the executives at the park to hone their management skills thereby enhancing the competitiveness of Indian IT sector and boost the IT sector growth.
Announcing the launch of the Kochi campus, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM Kozhikode, said, "My vision for IIM Kozhikode is integral to the vision of Kerala as an emerging hub for young knowledge workers. IIM Kozhikode’s presence in Kochi will help the state spearhead its unique positioning as an investor friendly, liberal and efficient destination for business. I am also committed to Kerala’s unique capacity for social innovation in empowering women and the underprivileged and in including them in the rising prosperity of the state. It is my privilege to be able to serve my karmabhumi Kerala by giving this State a world class institution that many generations will be proud of."
IIM Kozhikode has chosen Kochi, the commercial capital of Kerala, in line with the need to create the right environment to facilitate the transformation of Kerala into a business hub and a preferred investment destination. High literacy and e-literacy rates aided by government led projects contribute to employable manpower resource in Kerala. The Government of Kerala is consistently aiming for an IT led growth over the next few years. The recent NASSCOM survey on 9 leading Indian ITES destinations covering a range of parameters including land costs, power and communication infrastructure ranked the Kochi as the second best ITES destination above Metros like Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi.
The initial facility inside Kochi’s Infopark envisages commencement of admissions from October 2012.