IIM Kozhikode today announced that, the institute is planning to set up a satellite campus at Kochi, primarily focusing on executive education. As the only IIM in the country having an internationally accredited Executive Management Education Program, the proposed campus at Kochi intends to expand offerings of the Institute in this space by starting full time and part time programs targeted at middle and senior level executives.
The satellite campus will be initially housed within Infopark and will focus primarily on executive education – both long term and short term as well as specialised 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. By positioning its Satellite campus focusing on Executive Education in Kochi, IIM Kozhikode is planning to support the growth and development of business and industry in the region. As the Campus will be located inside the Info-park 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 of the State.
In addition to offering executive training and education programs, the Satellite Campus of IIM Kozhikode at Kochi will also support IIMK’s mission of inclusive education as Institute is planning to incubate a finishing school to offer specialised programmes for people belonging to marginalised sections of the society. This will be done with a view to enhance their skills to enable them to be a part of Indian growth story. However, this will be taken up once the full fledged campus is functional at Kochi.
The initial facility inside Infopark is expected to be functional by October 2012 and hope to start its offerings before the end of 2012. The Institute also expects to complete the full campus within next three years.