“Any new institution is built by an idea”
IIM Kozhikode celebrated its 22nd Foundation day on the 21st of August, 2017. The event commenced with the felicitation of the Chief Guest, Prof. Indira J. Parikh along with Prof. P Rameshan, Ravindran V.V and Radhakrishna Pillai, each of whom has served more than 15 years at IIM Kozhikode. The Dean Academic and Dean Administration reminisced about the early days in their welcome address, when the college had started off with just 8 faculty members at the NIT Calicut Campus.
This was followed by Prof. Parikh’s speech, where she stressed the importance of liberal education for the new millennial generation. Simultaneously, she also reinforced the importance of being anchored in socio-cultural values. In her words “Unless you have roots, you cannot fly high”.She also dwelt on the significance of creating a culture of inclusivity by involving people through consistent efforts and creating a learning environment by encouraging spirited enquiry, ideas and by tempering with idealism.
She ended her speech by wishing that the institution continued to create, build and prosper in the coming years, thus concluding the day’s proceedings.