Are you ready to unleash your leadership potential and take your career to extraordinary heights? Look no further Post Graduate Programme in Business Leadership (PGP-BL) for Working Professionals at IIM Kozhikode. This transformative one-year MBA program combines cutting-edge theory and real-world practice to equip you with the skills needed to thrive in today’s dynamic knowledge economy. Get ready for an immersive learning experience, a global outlook, and life-changing in-campus modules as you redefine success and pave the way for an empowered future.

In this blog, we’ll guide you through the admissions process and important deadlines for IIMK’s EPGP class of 2025. Discover how you can secure your spot in this prestigious program and join a community of driven professionals on a mission to unlock their full potential.



To be eligible for the IIMK PGP-BL program, candidates must fulfill the following criteria:

–  Academic Excellence: Candidates must have obtained not less than 50% marks in their graduation, post-graduation, or Chartered Accountancy (CA) examinations. This criterion emphasizes the significance of a strong academic foundation.

–  Relevant Work Experience: Candidates should possess a minimum of three years of relevant* work experience after completing their graduation or CA. Please note that only full-time remunerative work experience after graduation will be considered. Part-time, project-based, internships, articleships, or pre-graduation experiences will not be counted as work experience.

– Standardised Test Scores: Applicants must submit their GMAT, GRE, or CAT scores from the past three years. If you are using the GMAT code, please use “D3Z-SQ-80,” while for GRE, use “ETS 4748.” Candidates are required to send their scores directly to IIMK, and official score reports from Pearson/GMAC (for GMAT) or ETS (for GRE) will be used for verification.

All candidates who meet the minimum eligibility criteria mentioned above are eligible to register for the IIMK PGP-BL program. The admission process is conducted in multiple mutually independent phases. It is important to complete the registration process (Stage 1) before the due date to be considered for each phase.


The IIM Kozhikode PGP-BL admission process consists of three distinct stages: Registration and Eligibility Confirmation (Stage 1), Submission of Additional Personal Statement (Stage 2), and shortlisting for Personal Interaction (PI) (Stage 3).

Stage 1: Registration and Eligibility Confirmation

All candidates who meet the minimum eligibility criteria mentioned earlier are eligible to register for the IIM Kozhikode PGP-BL program. This is the first stage of the admission process. It is essential to complete the registration process before the specified due date to be considered for subsequent stages.

The application fees for the Executive MBA from IIM Kozhikode is INR 3000.​

Please note that Stage 1 is a pre-interaction stage and does not indicate a call for Personal Interaction at this point.

Stage 2: Submitting Additional Personal Statement

Once candidates have successfully completed the registration process in Stage 1, they proceed to Stage 2. This stage applies to all eligible candidates.

As part of the assessment process, candidates are required to submit an additional personal statement, which consists of two components:

Statement of Goals: The candidate is expected to share their long-term and short-term career aspirations. This helps the institute understand the candidate’s objectives, initiate meaningful conversations, and contribute to designing a customised learning experience.

Alternative Resume Essay: The alternative resume essay provides candidates with an opportunity to showcase the “rest of their story” beyond what is captured in their formal CV. It allows them to present themselves as well-rounded individuals, highlighting aspects that may not be immediately evident in their application.

The number of candidates shortlisted for the Personal Interaction stage will be determined at the discretion of IIMK, based on the evaluation of the submitted personal statements.

Stage 3: Shortlist for Personal Interaction (PI)

In Stage 3, the shortlisted candidates from Stage 2 will be invited to participate in a Personal Interaction (PI) session. During the PI, a panel will evaluate each candidate based on various criteria, including:

– Quality and nature of work experience

– Diversity in background and perspectives

– Leadership qualities

– Social sensitivity

– Multi-dimensionality

– Strong oral and written communication skills

– Critical thinking abilities

The final selection of candidates for the PGP-BL program will be based on a comprehensive assessment of their overall performance throughout the admission process.

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As you plan your journey at IIMK, it is important to consider the financial aspects associated with the program. The tuition fees, living expenses, and additional expenses outlined in this section will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the financial commitments involved

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Tuition Fees: The total fees for the program amount to INR 22,50,000. This covers the cost of academic instruction, infrastructure, and various student support services provided by the institute.

Living Expenses: The cost of living expenses may vary from person to person, depending on individual preferences and lifestyle choices. As an estimate, it is advisable to budget approximately INR 1,20,000 per year towards accommodation, food, transportation, and personal expenses.


In addition to the tuition fees, the following expenses should be considered:

a) Refundable Caution Deposit: An amount of INR 25,000 is required to be paid as a refundable caution deposit. This deposit is refundable upon completion of the program, subject to certain conditions.

b) Students Welfare Fund: A non-refundable amount of INR 2,000 is to be paid as the Students Welfare Fund during the registration process. This fund supports various student-centric initiatives and activities.

c) Mess and Students Activities Deposit: Before the commencement of each term, an amount of INR 25,000 should be paid towards the mess and student’s activities deposit. The actual costs incurred will be adjusted against this cumulative deposit at the end of each term.

d) International Immersion Expenses: For international immersion experiences, an approximate amount of INR 2,00,000 may be incurred. This includes travel, accommodation, and food expenses during the immersion program.

e) Medical Insurance Coverage: All students are required to have personal medical insurance coverage of at least INR 2 lakh. The insurance document should be submitted at the time of admission and maintained throughout the stay at the institute. The policy should be in the student’s name and not as part of a parent’s or spouse’s insurance cover.

By budgeting and preparing accordingly, you can focus on your academic pursuits and make the most of your time at IIMK.



At IIM Kozhikode, the placement season for the batch of 2022 witnessed remarkable success, with 100% placements. The diverse skill set and exceptional talent of the students were highly sought after by renowned recruiters. Here are some key highlights from the placement season:

Key Roles Offered:

The batch of 2021 received offers for various key roles, including Assistant Vice President (AVP), Executive Assistant (EA) to CEO, Product Manager, Program Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Senior Consultant, and Senior Manager. These roles span across different industries, reflecting the versatility of the program and the competency of the students.

Empowering Women Leadership:

IIMK takes pride in promoting gender diversity and empowering women leaders. The efforts have yielded significant results, as evidenced by the achievements of the women cohort in the batch of 2021.

If you’re ready to embark on a transformative journey and unlock your potential as a future leader, reach out to S4G at [email protected] or  +91 8808553552 / 9990493487 for comprehensive guidance and assistance with your IIMK application. With their expertise and personalized approach, they can help you make a strong impression and increase your chances of securing admission to this prestigious institute.

Remember, IIMK is not just a destination for education; it’s a stepping stone towards a successful and fulfilling career. Take the first step today and seize the opportunity to be a part of the IIMK legacy.


Q1: What are the minimum eligibility criteria for the IIM Kozhikode PGP-BL program?

A: The minimum eligibility criteria include having not less than 50% marks in graduation or post-graduation or CA, a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience after graduation or CA, and a valid GMAT/GRE/CAT score from the past three years.

Q2: How do I submit my GMAT/GRE/CAT scores to IIMK?

A: If you are using the GMAT code, use “D3Z-SQ-80,” and for GRE, use “ETS 4748.” You are required to send your scores directly to IIMK. Official score reports from Pearson/GMAC (for GMAT) or ETS (for GRE) will be used for verification.

Q3: What is the registration process for the PGP-BL program?

A: To register for the program, you need to fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria mentioned earlier. Once eligible, you can complete the registration process (Stage 1) within the specified timeframe. This stage is a pre-interaction stage and not a call for Personal Interaction.

Q4: What is Stage 2 of the admission process?

A: Stage 2 applies to all eligible candidates who have successfully completed the registration process. It involves submitting an additional personal statement, including a statement of goals and an alternative resume essay, which provides a more comprehensive view of the candidate’s background and aspirations.

Q5: How are candidates shortlisted for the Personal Interaction (PI) in Stage 3?

A: The shortlisting for the PI is at the discretion of IIMK, based on various factors such as the quality and nature of work experience, diversity, leadership qualities, social sensitivity, and multi-dimensionality. Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as critical thinking abilities, are also valued during the PI process.

Q6: What is the total fees for the PGP-BL program at IIMK?

A: The total fees for the program amount to INR 22,50,000.

Q7: Are there any additional expenses apart from the tuition fees?

A: Yes, there are additional expenses to consider. These include a refundable caution deposit, a non-refundable Students Welfare Fund, mess and students activities deposit for each term, expenses for international immersion, and personal medical insurance coverage.

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