Indian Institute of Management (IIM Calcutta) is the 1st Indian Institute of Management to be established in India. The institute provides Post Graduate, Executive and Doctoral level programs in the field of management. Admission is done through a valid CAT or GMAT score.  Being established for 50 years, the Institute has consistently seen a high number of recruiters and students have served in reputed firms across the world. 

It is widely considered to be one of the best business schools in the world for finance-related courses. The PGDBA (Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics) has been ranked as 14 all over the world in the QS Masters of Business Analytics survey. It is ranked topmost in employability.

IIM Calcutta Admission Dates 2021

Particulars Date
Ph.D Admission Online Application will Start from November 25, 2020
Last Date to Apply for Ph.D Admission January 28, 2021
Round 1 Application Timeline June 30, 2020 -
August 30, 2020
Round 2 Application Timeline August 31, 2020 -
October 31, 2020
Round 3 Application Timeline November 1, 2020 -
January 1, 2021
Round 1 Announcement of
short-listed candidates
September 10, 2020
Round 2 Announcement of
short-listed candidates
November 10, 2020
Round 3 Announcement of
short-listed candidates
January 8, 2021
Interview of shortlisted
candidates (Round 1)
September 12-13, 2020
Interview of shortlisted
candidates (Round 2)
December 5-6, 2020
Interview of shortlisted
candidates (Round 2)
January 16-17, 2021
Announcement of selected
candidates (Round 1)
October 17, 2020
Announcement of selected
candidates (Round 2)
December 14, 2020
Announcement of selected
candidates (Round 3)
February 5, 2021

IIM Calcutta Highlights

Established | Type 1961 | Public Institute
Accreditations AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB
Ranking NIRF: 3rd among management institutes
Campus Area 135 acres
Total Students 1016 (Male: 736 | Female: 280)
Total Faculty 95 (incl. 94 Ph.D. holders)
Type of Programs PG, Doctoral and Executive
Admission Criteria Entrance Exam
Alumni Members 6000+
Partner Institutes Bocconi University, Italy
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Ivey Business School, Canada
Olin Business School, USA
Official Website

IIM Calcutta Rankings

Tabulated below are the latest achievements of the Management Institute in India and abroad:

Body/ Magazine Rank Year
NIRF  26th in the overall category 2020
NIRF  3rd among management institutes 2020
The Economic Times 5th among management category 2020
Financial Express 3rd in the overall category 2020

IIM Calcutta Courses

Tabulated below are the courses offered by the management institute at different levels:

Course Name Eligibility
MBA Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks (45% for reserved category)
A valid score in CAT
MBA Executive (MBA Ex.) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
5 years of professional/managerial experience
Valid GMAT score
PGPEx.-VLM Engineering Degree
4.5 to 10 years of work experience
PGDBA Master’s degree with 60% marks in aggregate
Ph.D. Master’s degree in any discipline with 50% marks
CA with a minimum of 50% marks (OR) CS with 55% marks
Must have a valid score in CAT exam or other exams like GMAT/ UGC-NET/JRF

IIM Calcutta Fees

Tabulated below is the fee structure of the programs offered at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta:

Course Name Total Fees
MBA INR 22,60,000
MBA Executive (MBA Ex.) INR 27,00,000
PGPEx.-VLM INR 11,25,000
PGDBA INR 22,60,000

Check: IIM Calcutta Fees

IIM Calcutta Admissions

The candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria can apply for admission through the official website of the Institute. For MBA and Ph.D., the candidate must register themselves on the official website of CAT, to be eligible for admission. Following are the exams accepted by the Institute for admission in its academic program:

Course Name Accepted Exam Score Read More
MBA CAT Click here 
MBA Ex. GMAT Click here

Minimum marks required for shortlisting process

Category Section - I (QA) Section - II (DILR) Section - III (VA) Total Percentile
OPEN ≥ 75 ≥ 80 ≥ 80 ≥ 85
NC-OBC ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 70 ≥ 75
EWS ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 70 ≥ 75
SC ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 65 ≥ 70
ST ≥ 55 ≥ 55 ≥ 55 ≥ 65
PWD ≥ 55 ≥ 55 ≥ 55 ≥ 65

Candidates who secure the above-mentioned minimum percentile in CAT in respective categories will only be considered for calculation of their composite score in Stage II. The Composite Score is calculated by computing the percentage of marks (Class 10 and Class 12) and assigning weights to different components such as:

  • CAT Score
  • Class 10 marks
  • Class 12 marks
  • Marks in the Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Gender Diversity Factor

The maximum points assigned to the candidates who score 80% or above in Class Xth or XIIth will be 10 and 15 points respectively. The final selection is derived as per the following criterion. The corresponding weights against each parameter are listed below, which are further used for the preparation of the category-wise merit list.

Parameters Weights
CAT Score 30
Personal Interview (PI) 48
Written Ability Test (WAT) 10
Point awarded for Academic Diversity at Bachelor’s level for Non-Engineering degree 04
Work Experience 08
Total 100

Note: The Institute has altered its weightage parameters for the purpose of shortlisting by increasing the weightage assigned to the academic performance- 56% weightage for the CAT score and 44% for the academics hence, making it more beneficial for candidates from all academic backgrounds.

  • For admission in PGP Ex. and PGDBA, the Institute conducts an aptitude test and personal interview of the eligible candidates. To apply, one must visit the official website of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and fill an application form. To submit the form, the candidates must pay INR 2000 as an application fee.
  • The institute also provides a doctoral program under 11 specializations, admission to the same will be granted on the basis of CAT/GMAT/UGC NET. To apply for admission to any of the courses, the candidates must visit the official website of CAT. An application fee needs to pay by candidate of INR 1900 to while submitting the form. One can also take admission through referrals, wherein they need to contact the referees in order to initiate the recommendation process.

Click here: IIM Calcutta Admission

IIM Calcutta Placements

The institute witnessed a great improvement in the placement drive for this year. The following are the placement statistics of the academic programs offered at the Institute. 

PGDBA Placement Statistics 

Total Batch Size 52
Average Package Offered INR 22.89 LPA
Highest Package Offered INR 47.02 LPA
Median Package Offered INR 21.36 LPA
Average work experience of students 25 months

MBAEx Placement Highlights 2018-19

Total Batch Size 66
Average work experience of students 8.3 years
Highest CTC offered INR 124.9 LPA
Mean CTC offered INR 26.98 LPA
Total number of offers made 62
Total companies participated 69

PGPEx Placement Statistics

Average Domestic Salary INR 23.67 LPA
Highest Salary INR 89.25 LPA
Total number of companies 65
Total no. of offers made 61
Total no. of students participated 68

The major recruiters of the institute include Accenture, Amazon, Cognizant, Ford, HSBC, Sutherland, The VKC Group, Vector, OYO Rooms, Trident Group, Swiggy, Nissan Digital, Guiltfree Industries, Invest Punjab, Udaan, Spencers, Lynk Logistics, etc.

Read More: IIM Calcutta Placements

IIM Calcutta Scholarships

A number of scholarships sponsored by different companies like Aditya Birla Group, Ratan Tata Trust, T. Thomas Scholarship are available for the deserving students. These scholarships are available on the basis of merit and various criteria. Some of them are the following:

  • B.P. Poddar Scholarship
  • India Carbon Scholarship
  • T. T. Krishnamachari Award
  • Dr. K. Nath Public Trust Award
  • BPL Prize
  • TIL Scholarship
  • IIMC Alumni Association, Calcutta Chapter Prize
  • Dr. B. C. Roy Memorial Gold & Silver Medals
  • Chairman's Prize
  • John Wynne Prize

Check: IIM Calcutta Scholarship

IIM Calcutta Facilities

The Institute has one of the best infrastructures for both students and faculty members. It has world-class classrooms and academic buildings to facilitate learning in a better way. Following are some of the facilities offered:

  1. Library: It has a collection of more than 1.6 lakh volumes of books, 500 journals, and 40,000 online journals. The library is considered to be one of the best management libraries in Asia. It is fully equipped with modern facilities and computerized services.
  2. Computing Facilities: There is a network of around 1000 computers, 4 digital Alpha servers, and 7 Novell file servers. It also has an internet network for the students to easily access the resources available online. 
  3. Hostels: The Institute comprises of a total of 3 hostels namely White Hostel, New Hostel, and Old Hostel. Old Hostel is a co-ed hostel with a separate building for female students, whereas the other two hostels are for boys. They are designed in a homely way to help the students easily adjust t a new environment. 
  4. Auditorium: Indian Institute of Management Calcutta has one of the best academic campuses in the country. The auditorium of the institute has a seating capacity of 750 seats. It is equipped with the ultra-modern and professional light system.  

IIM Calcutta FAQs

Ques. What are the documents to be sent along with the application form to apply for IIMC?

Ans. The list of documents to be sent is as follows:

  • Duly filled-in application form
  • Application fee paid by demand draft 
  • GMAT scorecard
  • Proof of proficiency in English, if applicable
  • Self-attested scanned copies of original certificates and mark sheets/transcripts of examinations passed / degrees obtained.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

Ques. What is the average batch strength at IIM Calcutta?

Ans. The strength of the batch varies from year to year as per the Institute requirements. At present, a total of 280 students studying in MBA, 210 in MBA Executive and 15 in Ph.D. 

Ques. I do not have a GMAT score. Am I eligible for applying to PGPEX-VLM of IIM Calcutta?

Ans. Yes, you are eligible for the course. GMAT/ GRE score is not mandatory for taking admission in the course. If you have the score, it will be treated as a part of your academic record. However, the institute selects candidates only on the basis of aptitude test at institute level.

Ques. What is the structure of the Aptitude test taken for admission in IIIM Calcutta PGPEX-VLM Program?

Ans. The aptitude test will be of 2 hours under which the test comprises of 3 parts. Part I consists of analytical ability, Part II for verbal abilities, and Part III is for engineering aptitude. There will be a 25% negative marking in the Aptitude Test. The venue and timings for the aptitude test will be provided by VLM office itself.

Ques. I am a final year student of Engineering can I apply for the Doctoral program at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta?

Ans. Yes, you can apply for the program at the Institute. However, if selected, you will be provisionally admitted until you furnish all the documents satisfying the eligibility criteria. The deadline for submitting the final year documents is 31st December of the year of admission.

Ques. Does IIM Calcutta consider graduation marks?

Ans.  Yes, IIM Calcutta considers the Past Academic Performance i.e marks in class 12 and graduation level. This component has a 4% weightage in the final selection process of MBA program of IIM Calcutta.

Ques. Does IIM Calcutta accept GMAT Scores?

Ans. Yes, for admission to Executive MBA and Ph.D programs of IIM Calcutta GMAT Score is considered.

Ques. What is the fees of IIM Calcutta?

Ans. Total course Fee of INR. 11,25,000 lakhs have to be paid in five installments of INR 75,000.