Kochi: Aiming to create global and Indian
women business leaders, Indian Institute of Management-
Kozhikode (IIM-K), will admit at least 100 girl students this
academic year - the highest ever in the history of the elite
"This is the highest intake of girl students by any IIMs.
Fifty years ago, this was not possible. Twentyfive per cent of
girls take CAT exams and finally only 10 per cent make it to
IIMs," Prof Debashis Chatterjee, IIM-K Director, told
There were 300 plus students now at IIM-K in the two year
flagship post graduate MBA programme of which 30 per cent
would be girls, he said.
IIM-K was also planning to take its distance learning
programme to Mauritius, Singapore and Middle East, he said.
IIM-K would partner with Kerala government to create
leaders in education, tourism and health, he said.
The business school also proposes to conduct a year long
programme for executives at Kochi, besides plans to organise
three-day `Leadership clinic` for CEOs. A similar programme
was being conducted at Mumbai for 50 CEOs.
"Our commitment is
to build managerial talent. Our programmes would be offered on
a national scale," he said adding this was the top end
leadership and management programme to help the industry.
He said there were no plans to build a satellite campus,
but a programme being offered at a different venue.
IIM-K is also planning to get international accreditation
from the United Kingdom.