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Founder Institutions


IIM Kozhikode

IIMK LIVE is hosted at the IIM Kozhikode - a leading management institute in India. Apart from the space and other resources, IIM Kozhikode plays key role in governance of the centre. Indian Institute of Management is the 5th IIM set up by Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India. Since its establishment in 1996, it has emerged as a management institute of global reckoning. IIMK considers IIMK LIVE as a centre of excellence contributing to and benefiting from its academic groups of faculty, programs and activities.


Department of Science and Technology

The National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), established in 1982 by the Government of India under the aegis of Department of Science & Technology, is an institutional mechanism to help promote knowledge driven and technology intensive enterprises. Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India through NSTEDB provided initial grant to establish IIMK LIVE and regularly supports by providing financial support under various schemes designed to promote/ support entrepreneurship.  The Board, having representations from socio-economic and scientific Ministries/Departments, aims to convert "job-seekers" into "job-generators" through Science & Technology (S&T) interventions.

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