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The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode’s growing global credentials got a shot in the arm, with the leading Indian Business School now making it to the prestigious Financial Times Rankings 2023 (FT Rankings). The debut in FT Rankings, announced today, ranks IIM Kozhikode at 72nd position among the top-75 Open-enrolment executive program providers globally, catapulting the 27-years young IIM to an exclusive list of foremost providers of executive education in the world. This showing comes in the back of the Institute leapfrogging 100 spots to be placed in the Top 251-300 Institutes in Business & Management Studies globally, in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject 2023, released in March 2023.

IIM Kozhikode is only one of the 3 IIMs and 4 Indian B-Schools to feature in the top 75 FT Open-enrolment Executive Education Rankings 2023, which were based on a survey of the executive participants and survey of respective institutes, globally. Expert faculties preparing tailor-made course design to meet the requirement of the open enrolment participants at IIM Kozhikode’s unique e-MDP (Management Development Programmes) including IIMK Kochi Campus, using participant centered teaching methods to create content relevant and rigorous for the participants, are a few reasons for overall higher satisfaction of the executive participants. The stringent process from FT mandated collection of data from eight criteria from programme participants: Preparation, Course Design, Teaching methods, Faculty, Quality of peers, New Skills and Learning, Follow-up and Achievement of aims. The next six mandated criteria were based on data submitted by the business schools: Female participants, International participants, International location, Growth, Partner schools and Faculty diversity.

Expressing his delight over the achievement, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIM Kozhikode, added, “IIM Kozhikode’s debut in the globally acclaimed FT Rankings is a testimony to the Institute’s investment in Executive Education and the pioneering legacy of the Institute in breakings new grounds in the digital age. Our Management Development Programmes are designed to provide working executives with state-of-art concepts and practices in management in a fast-paced and concentrated short duration. These Rankings are also a reflection on IIMK’s commitment towards the resolute pursuit of a holistic and intense approach to learning in the field of business and management studies. The dedication and passion of IIMK’s experienced faculty and staff in executing Management Development Programmes with the objective of enhancing the learning experience of the executive participants is also one of the reasons of high satisfaction of the participants which reflected truly in the ranking”. 

During the past financial year (01 April 2022 - 31 March 2023), IIM Kozhikode conducted a total of 120 Management Development Programmes (MDPs) with a total of 6397 participants. Under the open-enrolment category, the Institute has championed thought leadership among the C-Suite professionals through offerings such as Senior Management Programmes (SMP) while moulding middle management professionals for senior roles through Advanced Management Programmes and General Management Programmes. The Institute remains in constant conversation with the alumni of these programmes to keep them relevant and contemporary. Some of the prominent beneficiaries of IIMK MDP were from: Microsoft, Walmart India, Amazon Development Centre India, Siemens Limited, Citibank, Coco-Cola India, Infosys, Reliance Industries, Volvo CE India, Philips India Ltd, Dell Technologies, HCL Technologies Ltd, Cognizant Technologies, IBM India Pvt Ltd, Accenture, Flipkart, Britannia Industries Limited, Deloitte Haskins and Sells LLP, GAIL India Ltd, TCS, Cognizant, J.P.Morgan, Pfizer Limited, Capgemini, Goldman Sachs,  Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Ministry of Ayush, Kerala Startup Mission, African-Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO) member countries, Department of Economic Affairs (Ministry of Finance) among many others.

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