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IIMK ePGP Program

IIM Kozhikode Distance MBA for Working Professionals

IIMK Distance Learning MBA Details
Course offered ePGP & MBA for Working professionals
Stream Management
Duration 2Years
Fee of course (INR) 10-12 Lakhs
Accreditation No
Entrance exam Yes
Work ex required 8-25 years
Eligibility Bachelor’s degree with 50% aggregate marks
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IIM Kozhikode is an autonomous business institution established by the Government of India (in collaboration with the Government of Kerala State).

Since its launch in 1996, the institution has received numerous accolades including First Wiley Libraries Award and AMBA accreditation.

It offers diverse courses in research, management, consultancy, and short & long executive courses.

Courses Offered by IIM Kozhikode

1. Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP)

IIM Kozhikode Executive Post Graduate Program Details
Duration 2 Years
Fee (INR) 12,00,000
Type of Course/Medium Part-time MBA program

Course Objectives 

The programme has three modules: Foundational Courses, Electives, and Compulsory Advanced Courses. In the first year of study, students must cover 380 hours of instruction (30 hours on-campus and 350 hours through interactive learning platforms).

In the second year, they cover 280 hours. Some of the key courses covered include Business Law, Quantitative and Analytical Techniques, Finance Management, Business Management, Data Science, and Corporate Governance.

Admission Process

All eligible candidates are required to apply for the programme online through the institution’s official website. The shortlisting process will be based on the eligibility guidelines set out by the institution.

All shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo an Entrance Test ( EMAT) followed by a personal interview.

Upon completion of the selection process, the institution will set a cut off point based on work experience, academic qualifications, EMAT score, and performance in the personal interview.

All successful candidates will be informed through their official addresses. Their admission is subject to acceptance of offer letters and payment of the introductory fee.


EPGP programme is offered through an Interactive Learning Module, which is designed to enable the students to undertake their courses alongside their work assignments.

The lessons are offered through a learning student located at the IIMK Campus. Students access the sessions through designated learning centers in major cities in India.

Important Dates 

Important Milestones Dates
Online Application Start Date 8 May
Last date for registration & submission of Online Application Form 16 August
Date of EMAT & Personal Interview 12th & 13th September
Declaration of Result & Release offer letter 28 September
Last Date for Offer Acceptance 28 October
Payment of First Installment 15 November
Registration Date 23 November
Dates of Orientation & First In-Campus 23-28, November
Platform Session Start Date December

Batch Profile

EPGP programme comprises students with 8-25 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience.

The participants come from different fields including Engineering, Finance & Banking, Marketing, Consultancy, Automotive, Manufacturing, and Pharmaceuticals.

Also, more than 70% of all students are male aged between 35 and 55.

2. MBA for Working Executives 

IIM Kozhikode MBA for Working Professionals Details
Duration 2 Years
Fee (INR) 10,00,000 (payable in 4 installments)
Type of Course/Medium MBA program (weekend and evening lessons)

Course Objectives

This programme has 3-course modules namely Foundation and Functional Core Courses, Compulsory Courses, and Electives.

The first year is divided into four quarters (each comprising 10-13 weeks) where the students cover approximately 380 hours.

In the second year, students cover compulsory courses, electives, and capstone simulations in 370 hours of instructions.


The program utilizes both experiential and participatory models to disseminate knowledge. All students will be required to undertake case studies, simulations, projects, and lectures.

Also, lecturers use Assignments, project work, end-term examinations, quizzes, and classroom participation for evaluation. Students will be graded (A+ to F) based on their academic performance.

Additionally, students must undertake several compulsory courses (1 to 3 credits for each), equivalent to 380 classroom hours, within their first year of study.

In their second year, the students choose several electives and undertake Business Simulation and Business Plan Proposal training. In total, the students must cover at least 750 hours before graduation.

Award of MBA

Upon successful completion of the MBA for the Working Executive Programme, the participants will be awarded a Master of Business Administration (MBA). They will be required to attend a convocation ceremony at IIM Kozhikode.

Important Dates 

Activity Date
Online Application opens on 24th June
Last date for submission of Online Application 10th November
EMAT Entrance Test & Personal Interview 23rd/24th November
Announcement of Selection List 6th December
Last Date for Offer Acceptance & Part payment of Rs.50,000/- towards confirmation of admission 20th December
The due date for the first installment payment 10th January
Induction & Orientation to the Programme 18th January
Commencement of Classes: Evening Batch 30th January
Commencement of Classes: Weekend Batch 1st February

Batch Profile

The programme consists of students from different professional backgrounds. A majority of them experience in managerial/business administration.

The candidates have working experience from sectors including IT, manufacturing, consultancy, finance & banking, and automotive.

Approximately 60% of the students are male with the majority being above 35 years.

Certificate Programmes at IIM Kozhikode

IIM Kozhikode ePGP Certificates Course Objectives
Executive Post Graduate Certificate in Strategic Management (EPGCSM)
  • Improve students’ decision-making abilities
  • Learn emerging technology business aspects
The Executive Post Graduate Certificate in Operations Management (EPGCOM) Improve decision-making regarding the supply chain, operations strategy, quality management, and BPR
Executive Post Graduate Certificate in Marketing Management (EPGCMM)
  • Enhance marketing decision-making
  • Peer learning on real-life case studies
Executive Post Graduate Certificate in Financial Management (EPGCFM) Learn unique techniques of asset valuation, hedging, portfolio management, and trading
Executive Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (EPGCHRM) Applying technology and data analytics in human resource management
Executive Post Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management and Analytics (EPGCITMA) Emerging issues in Tech, including data analytics, machine language, and artificial intelligence

Other Important Details

  • Duration: One academic year split into four quarters
  • Eligibility: A Bachelor’s degree with 50% mark aggregate or equivalent CGPA
  • Work Experience: 3 years of managerial/professional work experience
  • Admission: Admission based on candidate’s profile and personal interview through video conferencing
  • Fees: Rs.2,50,000 + Taxes as applicable.

(These requirements apply for all the programs)

Accreditation and Ranking for IIM Kozhikode

The institution was ranked 6th among the best management schools in 2020 by the National Institutional Ranking Framework.

Contact Details

  • The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
  • IIMK Campus P. O, IIM Rd, Kunnamangalam, Kerala 673570, India
  • Official Website: https://www.iimk.ac.in/

Other Executive Courses Offered by IIM Kozhikode

1. Faculty Development Programme

Course Duration: Approximately 576 man-days of training

Focuses on: Improving functional expertise, enhancing classroom delivery techniques, and improving research techniques

2. Management Development Programme

Course Pedagogy: Case studies, presentations, computer games, lectures, and role plays

Duration: One year

3. Ph.D. Programme in Management 

Course Nature: Part-time programme

Programme Fee: Rs. 9,50,000/- only

Course Duration: A minimum of 2 years

Students’ Testimonials 

“The EPG programme at IIMK has been a deflection point in my life and career. The ever dynamic but disruptive nature of modern industrial environment requires someone to continuously learn, unlearn, and relearn. The experienced and dedicated faculty, diverse and multi-skilled participants, modern and interactive learning programme etc.; at IIMK provides the perfect launchpad for managers to move to higher trajectory in the corporate or entrepreneurial world. The great learning experience here helped me to understand and work on my knowledge and skill gaps and provided me the confidence to take up new challenges and higher responsibilities.”

Sajeev Joseph, EPGP-01
Senior Vice President & National Operations Manager
Kotak Mahindra Prime Limited.
“After the course, I got into many new areas including focusing more on product development. Many areas we covered at IIMK like business analytics and Intelligence are the prime areas I am focusing in my product development. After the course, my whole business has become much more focused with proper planning and execution. One of my concerns before the course was the fear to scale the business. Learning many case studies from large organizations has given the confidence and ideas about how to achieve this.”
Jijo G John, EPGP-01
Owner & CEO

Calpine Group

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1:  Does the IIMK provide Placement Support/Career Services for the ePGP?

Ans: No, the institution does not offer  Placement Support/Career Services for the ePGP.

Q2: Is the IIM Kozhikode Degree UGC approved?

Ans: No, the degrees are not currently approved by UGC.

Q3: Is the school of distance learning at IIM Kozhikode approved/recognized?

Ans: Yes, IIM Kozhikode distance learning is recognized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

Q4: What is the eligibility for EPGP and MBA programmes at IIM Kozhikode?

Ans: Prospective candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree (or its equivalent) in a relevant field from a UGC-recognized institution.

Additionally, they must have scored a minimum of 50% aggregate mark or an equivalent CGPA and possess at least 3 years managerial/ professional/ entrepreneurial post-graduation experience.

SC/ST/PwD categories enjoy 10% marks (or equivalent CGPA) relaxation.

Q5: Where are the institution’s learning centers?

Ans: IIM Kozhikode has learning centers located in all major towns, including Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Faridabad, Goa, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jamshedpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kochi, Lucknow, Maharashtra, Mangalore, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Udaipur, among others.

Q6: What does the EMAT entrance exam entail?

Ans: This is an aptitude test aimed at determining the candidate’s suitability to undertake the programme. It tests the verbal, logical, and numerical ability of the candidates.

The one-hour test consists of Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning, and Data Interpretation sections. The results for the test are only valid for that specific batch/ academic year.

Q7: How can I apply for IIM Kozhikode?

Ans: All prospective candidates will then be subjected to a written entrance test (EMAT) and a personal interview.

Candidates with valid CAT results (above 75 percentile) or GMAT score of at least 650 will be exempted from EMAT entrance test.

Successful candidates must pay a Rs 50,000 commitment fee before the deadline as enrollment confirmation.

Q8: Does the institution offer loan assistance to students?

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