Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM Kozhikode or IIMK) is an autonomous business school located in Calicut (Kozhikode), Kerala. The institute, setup in 1996 by the Government of India in collaboration with the State Government of Kerala, is one of the 20 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). It was the fifth IIM to be established.

The institute conducts a full range of academic activities in the field of management education covering research, teaching, and training, consulting and intellectual infrastructure development. The Institute emphasises development of analytical skills and a focus on global and cross-cultural issues with a balance between business demands and social concerns.

IIMK MDP for Kerala Startups

Kerala Start-Up Mission with the support of Government of Kerala and in association with Indian Institute of Management- Kozhikode (IIM-K)  conducts 5 days residential Management Development Programme on Aspire Change and Transform (ACT) for startup entrepreneurs who are in the commercialization/ scaling up stage having a batch size of 20 max. The program which started in the year 2016 , has so far completed 4 batches. The program is scheduled every 6 months. The average participant fee is Rs 60,000 and the program is completely sponsored by Kerala Startup Mission.

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LIVE is a business incubator and entrepreneurship development centre of IIM Kozhikode set-up with the support of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Established in June 2016, the centre is envisioned to function as a business incubator with a purpose of creating a National Centre of Excellence that promotes innovation, new business venturing and entrepreneurship. Towards this, it seeks to emerge as a collaborative platform that help transform innovative ideas into business ventures that make significant economic and social impact. As an on-campus Incubator, it stands to gain immensely from the faculty members, students, research & knowledge base, alumni, institutional networks and other resources at IIM Kozhikode. Kerala Startup Mission is actively supporting the startups incubated in LIVE and is one of the incubator who has availed the Startup box kits under the Startup Box Scheme.

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