IIM Kozhikode will launch its satellite campus at Kochi, on 9 June 2012, 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 by Shri Oommen Chandy, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala along with 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.
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.
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