IIM Kozhikode - Executive Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Women's Leadership

Programme Overview

The Executive Post Graduate Certificate in Women’s Leadership programme is positioned as a unique course that intends to offer women professionals and entrepreneurs perspectives and insights into gender dynamics at the workplace, skills and competencies to manage them and thereby, excel at work. The course includes a broad range of themes that equip women with the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills that will enhance their ability to plan and prepare for career progression, help clarify their thinking, sharpen analytical skills and find a voice for themselves. The course will help women build a conceptual grounding on leadership and gender, boost their confidence and build leadership capability essential to deepen their impact and broader influence within their organisations. It will also prepare women who have taken a career break to get back into the workplace with a renewed self-assurance.

Ideal For

Women professionals, executives, entrepreneurs, consultants, social workers as well as women working for government depts. and administrative services who have a keen interest in leadership, women empowerment and gender issues.


  • Bachelor Degree or its equivalent in any discipline with 50% aggregate mark or equivalent CGPA.
  • Candidates applying for the programme should have completed 3 years work experience after graduation while applying for the programme. i.e. as on the date of submitting the application online. The eligibility criteria remain same for all the certificate programmes.
  • Admission to the programme is based on the Profile Evaluation & Personal Interview through video conference mode.
  • This programme is offered on Direct to Desktop mode; however the enrollment is considered from the candidates from India only.
  • The date of completion of degree is considered based on the provisional/original degree certificate issued by the University.

Program Objectives

The Programme will focus on helping women:

      • Acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills to grow in their capacity to lead and impact their organisation.
      • Master verbal and non-verbal communications and find their unique voice.
      • Understand hidden barriers to organisational and personal change and learn how to overcome them.
      • Develop a deeper understanding of gender implications of workplace policies and practices and thereby be empathetic and supportive of other women.
      • Build a network of women who can support each other’s career growth.

Programme Highlights:

  • Rigorous course curriculum by experts with proven pedagogy
  • Course duration of one year with 225 hours of instruction plus campus sessions
  • Convenient schedule for working professionals
  • Certificate from IIM Kozhikode upon course completion

 Curriculum and Course Structure:

  • Personal Growth and Leadership
  • Executive Presence: articulation and writing skills
  • Conflict management & Negotiation skills
  • Managing emotions and stress
    • Building and managing teams
    • Gender at work: navigating workplace dynamicss
    • Data analytics for decision making
    • Essentials of managing your finances
    • Understanding organizations
  • Managing People and Performance
  • IL New Programme Proposal 2019
  • Legal perspectives & safeguards for women
  • Personal branding: creating a unique persona
  • Gendered marketing
  • Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunities
  • Managing and Leading Change
  • Cross cultural communication: succeeding abroad
  • Social media analytics
  • Managing your Career: growth, transitions & getting back after a break


Friday : 06:45 pm – 09:45 pm*
Monday : 06:45 pm – 09:45 pm*
*Classes may held on a different schedule according to the programme requirement with due prior intimation

Important Dates

Particular Round 2
Online Application End Date 4th December 2019
Date of Interview December’2019
In-Campus Module 27th Jan – 1st Feb 2020

Programme Fee Structure

Processing Fee 2000 + Applicable taxes^
Course Fee 2,50,000 + Applicable taxes^
Alumni Fee 10,000 + Applicable taxes^

^GST 18.00% and Kerala Flood Cess 1% applicable.
Bank transaction charges for the online payment will have to be borne by the candidate.

Payment Schedule

8th Jan 2020 March’20 July’20 November’20
INR 62,500/- INR 72,500/-* INR 62,500/- INR 62,500/-

* INR 10,000 alumni membership fee included in II installment

Important Dates

Online Application Start Date 4th October 2019
Last Date to Apply Online 3rd December 2019
Last Date to Submit Application Hard Copy 10th December 2019
Date of Interview December ‘2019
Result Announcement On or before 24th December 2019
Last Date for Offer Acceptance & Part Payment 31st December 2019
Date of First Installment Payment 19th January 2020
In-Campus Module 27th Jan – 1st Feb 2020

Course Duration

1 year

Alumni Fee

Rs. 10,000 + Taxes

Total Programme Fees

Rs. 2,50,000 + Tax

IIM Kozhikode - Executive Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Women's Leadership

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