Infrastructure of IIM Kozhikode: Close to nature, closer to students
| November 02,2010 05:13 pm IST
Spreading over about 100 acres of land, IIMK situated on two hillocks in Kunnamangalam area of ancient city of Calicut in Kerala, is one of the most picturesque oxy-rich campuses in the country. The world class infrastructure including air-conditioned classrooms, guest care areas and LAN/WAN connectivity enables IIMK to offer a life time experience to a visitor.
Managed by a dedicated regular administrative staff of 36, it is one of the most efficient Institutions in the country.
A fully automated modern Library & Information Centre (LIC) is on its way to becoming an outstanding learning resource centre catering to the ever growing and uncompromising information and intellectual requirements of the students, faculty, and researchers. The IIMK library has utmost 30,000 books and eBooks.
A balanced programme on the development of the collection of hard copy, audio/video, CD-ROM, and other electronic forms of documents is being followed. The LIC has one of the finest collections of latest management publications.
Information technology in the academic activities at IIMK includes different computers and peripheral devices, a local area network, the global information network and the software and applications that make it possible to utilize these resources. These facilities and services have regularly been improved.
IIMK pro-actively use tools for Technology Enhanced Learning. Therefore, all the classrooms at IIMK are equipped with all the modern teaching aids needed to support technology enhanced learning. All the classrooms are thus equipped with computers, multimedia projectors and motorized screens, OHPs, Wireless Presenters and other audio-visual tools. In addition to the conventional LAN connectivity in all the classrooms, the classrooms are also Wi-Fi enabled.
In addition to the above classrooms, there is a separate high tech room which is equipped with the state-of-the-art ISDN and IP based videoconferencing facilities. We also have a separate Seminar hall with a seating capacity of about 250 that is used for conducting seminars, conferences, culture programmes, students' events and other important events of the institute.
Hostel and other facilities
The institute has 10 well designed hostels capable of accommodating about 600 students. The classrooms, computer centre, canteen, and all other facilities are within walking distance of the hostel. The students are provided rooms on single occupancy basis.
TV and washing machines are provided in every hostel. Facilities for making STD/ISD calls are located within the hostels. The hostels also have facilities for various sports like table tennis, badminton, carrom, chess etc. Other facilities include gymnasium and basic medical facilities.
All the hostels rooms have been provided with a LAN connection to cater to the computing needs of the students.
Female students are provided separate accommodation inside the campus.
The institute currently has 6 air-conditioned guest houses which can accommodate about 60 guests at a time. Accommodation with attached toilet, TV with cable connection, small refrigerator, coffee maker and internet connectivity are provided in the rooms.
In addition to the above, a 94 seated executive accommodation is under construction and is expected to be ready for occupation soon.
Students of IIMK have mess facilities exclusively for them. Evening and night canteen facilities are also available.