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About Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Calcutta

IIM Calcutta was established in 1961. The institute is the 3rd best institute for management courses in the Asia region. The college vision is to become a global center of excellence in all components of management education. Institute will strive to broaden and sustain excellence, educational freedom, commitment, responsiveness to societal needs, and creativity to offer the context for all its programs and activities. The institute is also known as the campus of seven lakes as it is surrounded by 7 lakes.

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IIM Calcutta Highlights

The highlights of the IIM Calcutta, such as recognition, university type, student-faculty ratio, approvals, and facilities are mentioned below.

IIM Calcutta Highlights
Year of Establishment
Type of University
Student-Faculty Ratio
Campus Area
135 acres
Courses Offered
Postgraduate and Doctorate
Infrastructure Facilities
Library, Auditorium, Medical Facilities, Hostels, Post Office, Sports Facility, etc.

Why Choose IIM Calcutta?

IIM Calcutta is the ideal global management institute where students are extraordinarily responsive to case study participation. The student network is regularly made aware of cases which is a powerful tool to analyze and apply theoretical ideas to practice. IIM Calcutta has close ties with the Indian business network and enjoys an inherent benefit in developing cases withinside the Indian context as well as that of different emerging markets.

IIM Calcutta has a reputation for providing education of the highest quality in the area of management. The college is popularly known to be instrumental in professionalizing management in India via its executive training programs, PG and doctoral level programs, consulting and research activities. The institute is considered one of the finest business schools in Asia and attracts the best younger and brilliant talents from all over the country. The institute is continuously evolving to fulfil its necessities in a business environment that is constantly changing.

IIM Calcutta Rankings

IIM Calcutta rankings are listed below.

  • Indian Institute of Management Calcutta was ranked 3rd among IIMs by Outlook 2020.
  • IIMC was ranked 2nd for MBA by Business Today 2019.
  • The institute was ranked 2nd for MBA by BW Business World 2019.
  • The college was ranked 3rd for MBA by Composite Rank 2019.
  • The college was ranked 5th for MBA by Economic Times 2019.

IIM Calcutta Courses

IIM Calcutta offers various courses in the business and management discipline. Below is the table of the courses offered along with their specializations.

Courses Specializations
PGP/ PG Diploma Management, Business Analytics
PGPEX General, Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing
MBA General, Executive
Ph.D. Economics, Finance & Control, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behaviour, Public Policy & Management, Strategic Management, Operations Research & Systems Analysis, Regional Development, Sociology

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IIM Calcutta Departments

IIM Calcutta has various departments that offer management courses. Below is the list of the departments of IIM Calcutta.

  • Department of Business Ethics and Communication Group
  • Department of Finance and Control
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Management Information Systems
  • Department of Organizational Behavior
  • Department of Operations Management
  • Department of Human Resource Management
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department of Strategic Management
  • Department of Public Policy and Management

IIM Calcutta Admission

IIM Calcutta offers a wide variety of management courses at the postgraduate level. The courses available at IIMC are MBA, Executive MBA, PGPEX-VLM, PGDBA, and CEMS MIM. The institute is also known for providing a doctoral program in management. Eligible applicants can apply for admission to the numerous courses offered by IIM Calcutta after fulfilling the eligibility criteria for varied courses. Online applications to the courses presented by IIMC can be submitted via the website of the institute. Like the other IIMs, IIM Calcutta also selects college students on the premise of the CAT entrance exam.

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IIM Calcutta Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for IIM Calcutta courses depend on the type of course chosen. IIM Calcutta offers courses such as MBA, PGDBA, etc. Mentioned below are few courses along with their eligibility criteria.

IIM MBA Eligibility

Master of Business Administration [MBA] is a two-year PG course. MBA is an internationally identified degree designed to develop the skills required for careers in business and management.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should have completed 10, 10+2 with more than 80% aggregate marks.
  • The applicant must have a valid score of CAT.
  • The applicant should have relevant work experience.

IIM Calcutta Cut Off

There are two kinds of CAT cut offs for admission into IIM Calcutta which are qualifying cut off and final cut off. While the qualifying cut off is published with the release of the admission policy, the latter is published post result announcement. IIMs accept both sectional and overall cut off for admission. For IIM Calcutta PGP admission 2021, the overall qualifying cut off for general category college students is 80 percentile.

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IIM Calcutta Infrastructure Facilities

IIM Calcutta campus is unfolded over 135-acres of land. The campus of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta is surrounded by stress-free and conducive surroundings which offers a better atmosphere for college students to learn and stay. Among all IIMs available in the country, IIM Calcutta is very widely recognized for its green surroundings. The entire campus is rich in world-class centres which give a snug learning experience for college students. IIM Calcutta campus is a completely residential campus, and all the college students admitted to any of the programs available at the campus must opt for the hostel facility.

The library on the campus is known as Bidhan Chandra Roy Library or BC Roy Memorial Library. The library gives access to unlimited e-assets and has unlimited subscriptions to both global and national peer-reviewed e-journals. To meet with any emergency medical circumstance, IIM Calcutta has a 24/7 clinical facility. To offer proper medical administration and supervision, the campus has certified medical doctors, a primary resource facility, and emergency medicines.  Some other facilities provided are as follows.

  • Auditorium
  • Music Room
  • Dance Room
  • A/C Classrooms
  • Convenience Store
  • Conference Room
  • Post Office
  • Wi-Fi Campus
  • Shuttle Service
  • ATM
  • TATA Hall
  • Management Center

IIM Calcutta Hostel Details

IIM Calcutta provides accommodation facilities to its students. There are three hostels on the campus, one hostel is co-ed with separate wings for boys & girls, and two hostels are for boys. Hostel rooms are very well maintained and thoroughly cleaned regularly. All the rooms have basic facilities including a bed, cupboard, chair, study table, etc. Some facilities offered at the hostels are listed below.

  • Mess
  • Common Room
  • Game Room
  • 24-hour Security

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IIM Calcutta Placements

IIM Calcutta placements are an integral part of college life. Each year, the second-year students of the institute prepare a mentorship program for the first-year college students to prepare them for the summer placements process. This mentorship program starts with CV making, in which each first-year scholar is assigned 2-3 mentors with a similar background. IIM Calcutta placements 2020 wrapped up recently and witnessed the participation of 148 recruiters for a batch size of over four hundred college students. Some more highlights of IIM Calcutta placement 2020 are listed below.

  • IIM Calcutta had a placement rate of 70%.
  • The highest CTC offered was INR 80 LPA. 
  • The average CTC offered was INR 27.9 LPA. 

IIM Calcutta Recruiters

  • Adani
  • UGRO Capital
  • Alshaya Group
  • ZS Associates
  • Amazon
  • Envestnet Yodlee
  • ICICI Bank
  • DE Shaw & Co
  • Mastercard
  • EXL Analytics
  • PwC DIAC
  • Mondelez
  • McKinsey

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IIM Calcutta Scholarships

IIM Calcutta gives both scholarship and financial assistance for college students studying in the various programs. A few of the scholarships of the college are listed below.

  • BPL Prize
  • BP Poddar Scholarship
  • PR Karthik Scholarship
  • India Carbon Scholarship
  • TT Krishnamachari Award
  • Damodar Valley Corporation Award For Creditable Performance
  • Central Bank of India Prize For Best Performance In Finance Course
  • Aditya Kashyap Memorial Scholarship 

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IIM Calcutta Collaborations

IIM Calcutta has signed MOUs with several international universities/ institutes for various programs such as student exchange, faculty exchange, research collaboration, etc. Some of the international partnerships of the institute are stated below.

  • Aalto University School of Business, Finland
  • Aarhus School of Business, Denmark
  • BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
  • Cems Bocconi University, Italy
  • Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Portugal
  • Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, UK
  • Cems Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Durham University Business School, UK
  • ESC Rennes School of Business, France
  • E M Lyon, France
  • EDHEC Business School, France
  • ESCP Europe, France
  • ESSEC Business School, France
  • European Business School, Germany
  • FHS Kufstein Tirol University of Applied Sciences, Austria
  • Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany
  • Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
  • HHL, Leipzig Graduate School of Business, Germany
  • Institute de Empresa, Spain
  • IESEG - School of Management, France
  • University of Turku, Finland
  • University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • University of St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Asian Institute of Management, Philippines
  • Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
  • Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
  • Graduate School of Management Kyoto University, Japan
  • KAIST Graduate School of Management, Korea
  • Monash University, Faculty of Business & Economics, Australia
  • Cems National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • The University of International Business and Economics China
  • Babcock Graduate School of Management USA
  • Baruch College City University of New York, CUNY, US
  • Carleton University, Canada
  • Olin Business School, USA
  • Pepperdine University, USA
  • Ryerson University, Canada
  • University of North Texas, USA
  • Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

IIM Calcutta Alumni

IIM Calcutta has an alumni association. The alumni association has been energetic in imparting a platform for all alumni to engage and network with current students. A few of the notable alumni of the college are as follows.

  • Gopal Vittal
  • Indra Nooyi
  • Sunil Duggal
  • Amish Tripathi 
  • Ajit Balakrishnan
  • Shyam Srinivasan
  • Ramachandra Guha
  • Swami Mukundananda

Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Calcutta Entrance Exams Details 2021

Courses and Fees Structure of Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Calcutta

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Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Calcutta Management Courses and Fees Structure
Course Name Fees Interested
Executive Programme  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 11.25 Lakh
Master of Business Administration [MBA]  2 year(s), Full Time
Master of Business Administration [MBA]  1 year(s), Full Time Rs. 27 Lakh
Ph.D  3 year(s), Full Time
Post Graduate Diploma  1 year(s), Full Time

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Student Satisfaction Rating 

Based on 41 Student's Reviews 8.8/10  
Overall Rating
Social Life
Rating Distribution
Top Feature & Summary
This institute is recommended by 39/41 students
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Indian Institute of Management, [IIM] Calcutta Ranking

MBA Ranking
Publication Name Rank
Outlook 2
Business Today 2
Economic Times 5


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Contact Details and Location

Address : P.O.: Joka, Diamond Harbour Road, Kolkata, India – 700104
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Student Reviews

Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2017
  • Classes are from10 AM - 4.30 PM in the first year. In the 2nd year, we choose our own courses, and can choose the schedule. With regards to pedagogy, it is very up to date and the content of all the courses are relevant.
  • The quality of teaching is high where the instructors motivate you to think beyond what is in the text. Since it is an MBA program, most of the learnings is through case-based teachings.
  • The overall experience for me has been intellectually challenging, making me think. 

Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2016
  • Classes begin at 10:15 a.m. and go on upto 4:15 p.m. Each day we have three classes during this period. Every subject has a different structure like some subjects have surprise quizzes while some subjects don't have any quizzes. Almost all subjects have projects associated with them and they have marks for class participation as well.

  • There are many clubs and many events planned during an academic year. One would not have any dearth of work if one would like to pursue their area of interests.

Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2017
  • In the 1st year of the course, the courses are pre-determined and you have a work load of max. 3 classes per day of 1.5 hours each. As part of the evaluation, there are many components - quizzes, projects, assignments and depends on the course and instructor. Since it is an MBA program, the pedagogy is case-based, with cases ranging from all over the world. The peer group and the quality of faculty is excellent, thus making the learning experience an encouraging one. 

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