A new campus of the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, (IIM-K) will be opened in Thiruvananthapuram.
Announcing this at the 17th annual convocation of the IIM-K here on Saturday, IIM-K chairman A.C. Muthiah said the State government would provide 1.73 hectares of land for the purpose.
Recognising the IIM-K for its academic and professional achievements, he said the institute had been assigned the task of mentoring a new IIM being set up in Punjab. A temporary campus is coming at Amritsar. He said the IIM-K had achieved many academic milestones in its 19 years, and last year, it came out with 40 research papers and 80 conference papers.
In his address, Prof. Kulbhushan Balooni, director-in-charge, spoke about the achievements of the institute including the publications by the faculty, hosting of international conferences, and the start of a distinguished public lecture series.
Mr. Balooni also said the campus expansion project complied with the ambitious Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment norms (GRIHA) and the successful social development project called Promoting Regional Schools to International Standards through Multiple Interventions (PRISM). The projects were now adopted by the State government (popularly called Mission 100).
As many as 510 students graduated from the IIM-K this year. Of the total of 348 students graduating for the Post Graduate Programme (PGP), 55 per cent were women students. Also graduating were 161 Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) students and one participant from the Fellow Programme in Management.
N. Ram, Chairman, Kasturi and Sons Ltd., and former Editor-in-chief and Publisher of The Hindu group of publications presented gold medals to the rank holders and to the all-round performer.
They were Ankit Goyal (first rank), Anupama Prakash (second rank), and Nishta Jayantadan (third rank).
Prakriti Sharma bagged the award for the best all-round performance in the PGP section and Deepash Biswas, the first rank in the Executive MBA category. The Class of 2015 had students from across the country. Of the total number of students, 27 per cent are from south India, 26 per cent from western India, 19 per cent from north India, 12 per cent from eastern India, 11 per cent from Union Territories, and five per cent from central India.