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Industry professionals inducted in to IIMK Executive Programme

The induction ceremony of 12 th Batch of Executive Post
Graduate Programme (EPGP 12) of the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, was
organised here on Monday. The year 2019 witnessed a spike of 64% in admissions to this
programme, with a diverse group of 369 candidates with industry experience and from varied
sectors like IT, operations & services, construction and manufacturing, banking & insurance,
entrepreneurship, selected as part of this batch.
The EPGP program is accredited by the AMBA (Association of MBAs) since 2011 and the
objective of the programme is to impart management education to working executives
seeking skills and strategies to take their organizations to the next level. IIMK has been
continuously updating the programme curriculum to stay on par with global standards. The
programme with 750 instruction hours provides the participants with skills for leadership in
the knowledge economy through an innovative curriculum. The duration of the programme is
two academic years split into seven quarters and on successful completion of the program,
participants would be awarded the title “Master of Business Administration”.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director, IIM Kozhikode, informed
the participants that IIMK pioneered the Interactive Learning (IL) Program for working
executives in the entire Asia Pacific way back in 2001 with a year-long General Management
Programme, which today as a two year-long Executive Post Graduate Programme is the most
rigorous and the most sought-after executive program in management in the country. Further,
encouraging the EPGP 12 inductees, he added that “Our aspirations should be greater
than their resources. In a world which is growing exponentially the true leaders
of the future will be the ones who think beyond linearity. By virtue of thinking
and acting exponentially while also imbibing the values of social environmental
learning they can navigate the new world.”
Prof. Anandakuttan B Unnithan, Dean (Academic Affairs & Development), Prof. C. Raju,
Dean (Extension Programs) and Prof. Priya Nair Rajeev, EPGP Chairperson also welcomed
the industry professionals and expressed confidence that the value addition earned during the
course of their training here at IIMK will give them distinct advantage in their future career
trajectory.

About Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
Started in 1997 with its Postgraduate Programme (PGP), the Indian Institute of Management
Kozhikode (IIMK) is on a high growth trajectory today, offering widest range of academic
programmes in the field of management education. These include Fellow Programme in
Management, Executive PG Programmes, Management Development Programmes and Faculty
Development Programmes. IIMK set up a Satellite campus at Infopark, Kochi, in 2013 dedicated
to Executive Education. IIMK has also the unique distinction of launching a PhD (Practice Track)
programme for working professionals besides bringing in new dynamic courses in Women
Leadership and MS-Finance, in the year 2019. The institute is also home to IIMK LIVE a first-of-
its-kind startup incubation programme.

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