The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) has announced that they will soon start a Maritime Management course in their campus. It has been stated that since Kozhikode has historically been a seafaring and a coastal city, this course will be quite suitable. As the news has poured in that Debashis Chatterjee will resume as the director of IIMK, the institute has made plans to improve the quality and volume of education and deliver the growth with a different model. The institute also planned to work closely with the small and medium enterprises in the state towards turning them around and their re-engineering.
“We also plan to enhance international linkages, attract highly talented faculty of international standing and administrative colleagues to the institute. We will also work closely with the Kerala government towards strengthening its governance efficiency as well as effectiveness and also its various development as well as welfare programmes,” he stated to the sources.
As per the report, this is Chatterjee’s second term at IIMK. According to the sources, there was no full-time director for nearly four years in the institute after Chatterjee left after completing his term from 2009 to 2014. The IIMK is one of the first institutes to appoint its own director autonomously after the President gave concurrence to the Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017 on December 31.
During Chatterjee’s last tenure, he completely transformed the look and aspect of IIM Kozhikode to an institution of national impact and global reckoning. He has created history by increasing the enrolment of women up to 54% in the flagship post graduate program. This was a major step towards establishing gender equality in the IIMK classrooms.