Yuvakshetra Institute of Management Studies (YIMS), a premier professional training college in Palakkad District, is one of the best of its kind in South India. The college is affiliated to the University of Calicut and managed by the Catholic Diocese of Palghat. YIMS was launched back in 2005 under the visionary leadership of Rev. Fr. Sebastian Panjikkaran, the founder Director of Yuvkshetra. The Sanskrit word ‘kshetra’ means the place of gathering / holy place. Here ‘yuvakshetra’ represents the palce of gathering and holy place of young people molding them through professionalism, discipline and holistic development. The College is unique in its approach towards professionalism, whereby even those from the lower economic strata get a platform to forge their skills and potentials. Unsurprisingly, this is the first College in Palakkad that offers a regular degree in Hotel Management from a University in Kerala.