Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) is building a new campus at Kochi, heralding its expanding executive education activity. The foundation stone for the new campus was laid by A Vellayan, Chairman, Board of Governors of IIMK, in the presence of Prof Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIMK and Loknath Behera, Managing Director, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL). Other members of the Board of IIMK, Deans, senior faculty, staff, and alumni of IIMK and directors of KMRL were also present to witness the event.
Speaking on the occasion, A Vellyan, Chairman IIMK said, “This new, state-of-the-art campus signals IIMK’s commitment to Kerala. Expanding in Kochi is a strategic decision for us. Kochi has a vibrant business and start-up ecosystem, is centrally located and offers great connectivity to domestic and international participants. Our executive education programmes have been seeing increasing traction, and this new campus will help us accommodate more programmes.”
IIMK established its first Kochi campus in 2013, with a facility in Infopark, Kakkanad. The new dedicated IIMK Kochi campus building, is being custom-built by KMRL, right off NH 544 (Kochi-Salem Highway) and is located behind the CUSAT Metro station at Kalamassery, providing fast and easy access to students.
Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIMK added, “The new Kochi campus marks 10 years’ presence in this iconic city. Management education is India’s unique soft power offering and IIMK has constantly been redefining the standards, and making great strides. The new campus at Kochi underscores our emphasis on “hi-tech and hi-touch”, as it will enable us to offer a variety of executive programmes in multiple and blended formats. We are the only Top-3 ranked management school in Kerala and Kochi, we want to continue bringing the rigour and excellence of a top IIM to serve the needs of businesses and working professionals in Kerala and its hinterland, including the Middle-East and South Asia. We are also pleased to partner with KMRL, known for their operational efficiency, for this initiative.”
For participants travelling from anywhere, and connecting through the Kochi metro rail network, the new IIMK Kochi campus will be just a few steps away from the CUSAT Metro station. The 6-floor, 50,000 plus sq. ft, access-friendly, vertical campus will house digitally equipped and aesthetically designed multi-format classrooms, conference facilities, studios, library and buzz-rooms, and also ample parking facilities.