The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode is working with the National Commission on Women (NCW) to offer academic programs for women entrepreneurs to help them grow and expand their business through professional mentoring.

Two programs, namely the Basic Program in Entrepreneurship and the Extended Program in Entrepreneurship, will be developed and implemented by the Center for Excellence in Social Innovation (CESI) IIM Kozhikode in collaboration with NCW and To increase coverage and make the program available, the program will be offered in two languages, English and Malayalam.

The duration of both online programs is four months, with four hours of classes each week. It will include 60 hours of instruction, including 40 hours of subject sessions, 20 hours devoted to mentoring along with questions and answers.

“Entrepreneurship has always been a gender phenomenon, and far fewer women have chosen it as a way to empower. IIM Kozhikode is a pioneer in the field of gender diversity, and we firmly believe that such cooperation will change the status quo and unleash the untapped potential of women entrepreneurs, ”said Professor Debashis Chatterjee, Director of IIM Kozhikode.

The foundation’s program is designed for women beginners and those wishing to enter the entrepreneurial arena, while the advanced program is designed for women entrepreneurs who want to expand their business.

“In the knowledge economy, access to knowledge is crucial. Through such collaboration with the Indian Institute of Management, the National Commission on Women’s Affairs seeks to facilitate such access to knowledge; to empower women entrepreneurs and pave the way for a happy, balanced and prosperous India, ”said Mita Rajivlochan, Member of the Commission on behalf of the NCW.

With inputs from PTI.

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