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The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) is all set to open a satellite campus at Kochi. The campus will be initially housed within Info-park and will focus on executive education. The campus is expected to be functional by October 2012 and start its offering before the end of the year. Completion of the entire campus is expected within the next three years. IIMK is the only institute in the country that has an internationally accredited Executive Management Education Programme.
Hence the proposed campus intends to expand the offerings of the institute in this field by starting full-time and part-time programmes that are targeted towards the middle and senior level executives. Alongside there will be long-term and short-term as well as specialised courses for executives of the IT sector. Initially, the satellite centre will be offering a one-year executive MBA programme as well as part-time programmes for two years. In addition to it, a large number of short durational management development programmes too will be available. By positioning its satellite campus, 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. It will also support IIMK's mission of inclusive education as the 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 the Indian growth story. However, this will be taken up once the full-fledged campus is functional at Kochi.
Courtesy: Times of India
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