International Management Institute (IMI), Kolkata is the first corporate-sponsored B-School of the country. It is a private institution ranked #52 by NIRF 2020 rankings and accredited by NBA. 

Presently IMI Kolkata offers its flagship programme in PGDM which is AICTE approved and considered equivalent to MBA as per AIU guidelines. Admission is based on scores in CAT or XAT or GMAT followed by an interview.

There are summer internships available through partnered companies and on campus placements. IMI Kolkata also has international collaborations with 15 universities from Canada, Mexico, Brazil, France, etc. to foster exchange programmes.

IMI Kolkata Highlights

Established | Type 2010 | Private
Accredited by NBA
Alumni Strength 345+
Courses Offered PGDM & FPM
Admission Criteria Based on entrance + PI
Placements 2018-20 100%
Summer Internships 2020 Sales & Marketing: 56% recruitment
Top Recruiters HDFC Life, Mahindra Finance, HDFC Bank, Federal Bank, BY
Facilities Available Library, Hostel, Auditorium, Sports, etc.
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IMI Kolkata Ranking

This is well known private B-School, considered among other top Management institutes of the country. Also ranked and awarded for its educational excellence. Some of the rankings are as follows:

  • NIRF 2020 Ranking: #52
  • NIRF 2019 Ranking: #45
  • NIRF 2018 Ranking: between #51-75

IMI Kolkata Courses Offered

There are only two courses in Management offered at IMI Kolkata. Their details are tabulated below:

Course  Details  Selection Basis
PGDM Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Passed graduation with 50% aggregate.
FPM Duration: 4 years
Eligibility: Passed master’s OR graduation with 3 years OR professional qualification.

Other factors like academic performance, work experience or logical + reasoning tests are also considered for selection. The fee details and break up are also different for both the courses.

More info is available at IMI Kolkata  Courses & Fees.

IMI Kolkata Admission

PGDM is the flagship program and admission is based on scores obtained in CAT or XAT or GMAT.While, FPM applicants must have a valid score in CAT, GRE, GMAT or RAT followed by interview. International students can also apply. Read on for for more information:

How to Apply?

Applications are accepted online for PGDM admission and offline via speed post for FPM admission. A brief step wise process is as follows:

Online Application:

  • Access the application from the official website.
  • Fill in the required details.
  • Attach relevant documents.
  • Pay the fee online and submit the form.
  • Keep a copy of the form for reference.

Offline Application:

  • Applications can be downloaded from the website.
  • Fill in the details as per requirement.
  • Attach a DD and other supporting documents.
  • Mail it to:

Ms.Asmita Biswas 

Administrative Executive 

International Management Institute Kolkata

2/4C, Judges Court Road, Alipore, Kolkata – 700 027

Tel:+91- 033- 6652 9630

Get more details at  IMI Kolkata Admission.

IMI Kolkata Placement

The placement record for IMI Kolkata PGDM Placement 2020 recorded 100% on campus recruitment. The following statistics were indicated:

Highest CTC Offered INR 20 LPA
Average CTC Top 10: INR 10.25 LPA Top 25: INR 9.12 LPA Top 50: INR 8.07 LPA
Gender Ratio 54% Males : 46% Females
Previous Academic Background B.Com: 47% | B.E./B.Tech: 27% | BBA: 16% | B.Sc: 4% 
% Increase in Companies 42%
Areas-wise Placement % BFSI: 39% | IT / ITES Consulting: 27% 
Domain-wise Recruitment Sales & Marketing: 38% 

Some of the top recruiters were- JSW, Deloitte, Global Data, Amazon, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, CCD, TCS, Randstad, etc.

IMI Kolkata Summer Internships

The institution offers summer internships to students for hands- on experience before getting into the professional sphere. IMI Kolkata 2020 Summer Internship saw 74% freshers, 171 offers and a stipend of INR 2 Lakhs. The area wise internship offered is depicted through the following graph:

An increase in the batch size of 2020 class has gone up to 29.36%. More recruiters have been added to the list, around 11 of them to continue with the placement and internship process.

More details can be found at  IMI Kolkata Placement.

IMI Kolkata Faculty

There are more than 30+ professors teaching at IMI Kolkata. They hold Ph.D degrees and have experience of teaching in their concerned areas of interest. The faculty members are divided into three broad categories:

  • Full Time Professors: 26
  • Adjunct Faculty Members: 06
  • Visiting Faculty: 06

Get details at  IMI Kolkata Reviews.

IMI Kolkata International Collaborations

International collaborations are with 15 institutions to encourage and foster exchange programmes. The exchange programmes help inculcate learning and hands on experience internationally. IMI Kolkata partners with the following institutions:

IDRAC Business School Emporia State University College of Business & Economics, University of Guelph
ESC Rennes School of Business Xunta De Galicia Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences
Kunming University of Science and Technology Université Paris-EST Marne-La-Vallée Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland

International Management Institute FAQs

Ques. Does the IMI Kolkata provide a scholarship?

Ans. Yes, International Management Institute Kolkata provides scholarships to the selected students based on academic performance and financial considerations on completion of the 1st year of their PGDM program. Special admission consideration is also available for students with remarkable achievements in the field of sport, art, and culture as mentioned below:

  • Interim Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Performance
  • Scholarship for Economically Weaker Section
  • 100% tuition fee waiver for meritorious students
  • Scholarship based on Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Special Consideration for SC/ST/OBC (NC)/Physically Challenged Candidates.

Ques. Does IMI Kolkata provide Education loans?

Ans. Yes, International Management Institute Kolkata provides has partnered with SBI, PNB, Canara Bank, Allahabad Bank, Axis Bank, Credila Loan Service, HDFC Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India to help students avail education loans easily.

Ques. Who provides the Students Support Program?

Ans. On completion of the 1st year, students are required to gain hands-on experience in the application of core concepts and functional skills. This practice of ‘Learning by Doing’ helps the students relate to the rigor of theory in the world of business. The students work on projects as per the specification of the company. At the end of eight to ten weeks of such a closely guided project, under the supervision of the company executive(s), they submit a report to the company and the Institute. The concerned company executives normally provide feedback to the Program Director on the student’s performance. Successful completion of the Summer Internship is an essential requirement for the award of the International Management Institute Diploma.

Ques. Does the IMI Kolkata provide an accommodation facility?

Ans. Yes, International Management Institute Kolkata provides accommodation facilities to its students. The rooms are available on a single and double sharing room basis. The rooms are Non-AC and AC hostel rooms, charges are according to the type of room. For more information, click here

Ques. Is there any Induction Program for the students in the IMI Kolkata?

Ans. Yes, International Management Institute Kolkata conducts a one-week Induction program.