Indian Institute of Management - [IIMC]

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Updated on: January 30, 2023 | 4:26 am, January 30, 2023 | 4:26 am

Established in 1961, IIM Calcutta was the first IIM to be established in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT) and the Government of West Bengal. The institute is known for its flagship PGP (MBA equivalent) program which ranks #3 in India (NIRF Rankings) and #76 in the world (QS Rankings)

About the flagship PGP Program, the application process for Admission 2023-25 is expected to start in August 2022, with the onset of the CAT Application Process. IIM CAT 2022 Registration to begin on August 3, 2022. Last date to register for CAT is September 14, 2022. In the year 2022, IIM Bangalore posted an average package of INR 34.2 LPA, which is the highest in India, beating the ISB average of INR 34.07 LPA and IIM Bangalore average of INR 33.82 LPA. More than 67% of the placements were in the consulting and finance domain- living up to the expectation of a finance-heavy school. Check

Among the various other courses provided include: PGPEX (for executives), PGPEX-VLM (Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing), PGDBA and other doctoral programs. The institute also offers Masters in Management degree in association with CEMS, an elite club of 30 premier business schools from across the world. CEMS (Community of European Management Schools) was established in 1988 between Università Bocconi, ESADE, HEC Paris and the University of Cologne. What started as a Pan- European beginning, has now grown to become a truly global organization consisting of 31 leading European, Asian, Australian and American schools of business.

In the sprawling 135-acre campus with 7 lakes- located in Joka (Kolkata)- more than 80 permanent faculty dissipate the management education.

Vision: Emerge as an International Centre of Excellence in all facets of Management Education, rooted in Indian ethos and societal values.


IIM Calcutta Quick Facts

  • Ranking: IIM Calcutta has been ranked #3 in NIRF 2022 and #76 by QS MBA Ranking 2022. 
  • Accreditation: IIM Calcutta is accredited with AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS international accreditations. The college is the only Indian institution to be a member of CEMS (Community of European Management Schools) group. 
  • Admission Criteria: IIM Calcutta has dropped WAT Score & graduation score as a component to prepare the final merit list. The maximum merit score in MBA Admission 2022 is reduced to 90. Check 
  • Fees: The MBA fees for IIM Calcutta is INR 27.2 lakhs and intake for the program is expected to remain 520.
  • Faculty Vs Student Ratio: The faculty Vs Student ratio at IIM Calcutta is 10:1 where the faculty has an average work experience of 10-20 years in industry and Academic Research. Check 

IIM Calcutta Placements 2022: The average salary remained INR 34 LPA and the median salary remained INR 31 LPA. The entire placement process was conducted virtually, placing 479 students for its 57th batch. A total of 640 offers were rolled out by over 190 companies. Check .

IIM Calcutta Courses

Programs Program Details
PGP  Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks (45% for reserved category)
Selection Criteria: Score + Personal Interview
Fees: INR 27.2 Lakhs Batch
size: 525
PGPEX Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline + 5 years of professional/managerial experience Selection Criteria: Valid score
Fees: INR 31 Lakhs
(Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing) Eligibility: Engineering Degree + Master’s degree with 60% marks in aggregate + 4.5 to 10 years of work experience
Selection Criteria: Valid GMAT Score
Fees: INR 13.5 Lakhs
(Business Analytics) Eligibility: 10+2+4 or Postgraduate degree or equivalent with at least 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA Selection Criteria: Valid Score in PGDBA Entrance Exam conducted by IIMC INR 24 Lakhs
Eligibility: Master’s degree in any discipline with 50% marks + CA with a minimum of 50% marks (OR) CS with 55% marks
Selection Criteria: Must have a valid score in CAT exam or other exams like GMAT/ UGC-NET/JRF

IIM-Ahmedabad vs IIM-Bangalore vs IIM-Calcutta

College IIM-Ahmedabad IIM-Bangalore IIM-Calcutta
Established 1961 1973 1961
Batch Size 389 (33.5% Woman, 35% freshers) 515 (29.5% Woman, 25% freshers) 480 (35% Woman, 42% freshers)
Campus area 102 acre 100 acre 135 acre
City The weather during the summers may get unbearable (since there’s no AC in some of the hostels) Bengaluru is the startup hub of India. The campus is located in the heart of the city which gives the students a chance to explore the city and network. The campus is located far away from the city so the students have limited access to the city. The weather of the city is extremely hot and humid.
Curriculum All courses are mandatory in the first year and the second year has all the elective courses. IIM B offers a choice of 3 elective courses in the first year itself to prepare the students for the summer placements. core courses in the first year and elective courses in the second. The curriculum is also known to be more intense quantitatively
Specialisation Consulting (46%), Finance (16%) and Marketing (9.5%) Consulting (36%), Product management (17%) and Finance (14%) Consulting (32%), Finance (17%) and General Management (16%)

IIMA is the perfect median between the other 2- it has a culture of clusters. IIMA people are not just achievers, but toppers throughout their lives, a trait that adds insecurity. This is why IIMA people have a very strong and lasting bond with a small group of people.

IIMB has a culture of heterogeneity. At B, each individual is an achiever by themselves. Unlike C, where students grow their social capital, at B, each student explores his/her individuality. There is no cluster of the students across any hostel block or class section. Each one is each one. 

IIM- C has a complete opposite culture of homogeneity. Across the 3 IIMs, the closest knit family is that IIMC.IIMC is a classic example of common misery being the best binder of people. They are located outside the city, climate is difficult, education is tough. This torrid environment of C brings in a culture of togetherness within C-ites.

Dual degree IIM Ahmedabad has double-degree programme agreement with about six International schools such as ESSEC Business School, HEC, University of Bocconi IIM Bangalore has double-degree programme agreement with about three International schools such as ESCP Europe Business School), Bocconi University and Hitotsubashi University Business School IIM C offers a double degree in association with ESCP Europe. Full placement support is offered to students opting for the dual degree by the institutes.
USP Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) helps students start their own company by providing mentorship and funding support. NSRCEL is the hub of entrepreneurial activities at IIM B. IIM C has a state-of-the-art finance lab that supports applied research in financial markets
Library size Access to 1.9 Lakh books and journals Access to 1.5 Lakh books and journals Access to 1.1 Lakh books and journals

IIM Calcutta Ranking

School NIRF Rank FT Rank QS Rank Economist rank
2 53 50 -
IIM-C 3 67 76 -
- 32 92 75 (Global)
1 62 46 99 (Global)

IIM Bangalore Vs IIM-A, B,C, FMS

School Fees Average Placement Batch size Known for
IIM-B INR 24.50 Lakhs INR 33.82 LPA 480 Product/Tech
ISB INR 39.63 Lakhs INR 34.07 LPA 600 Consulting/ Product
IIM-A INR 23 Lakhs INR 26.13 LPA 400 Finance/ Consulting
IIM-C INR 31 Lakhs INR 34.2 LPA 520 Finance
XLRI INR 12.90 Lakhs INR 30.73 360 Human Resource
FMS INR 1.92 Lakhs INR 32.4 LPA 289 Marketin

IIM Calcutta admissions are based on the Common Admission Test (CAT) scores. The entrance exam is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in November every year at various centers in India. The institute will then release a list of shortlisted candidates to attend a written test and personal interview. The final selection is based on the CAT performance, Scholastic Achievement, Work Experience, performance in the Writing Ability Test, and Interview. The selection at IIM Calcutta is a two-stage process: 

Stage 1) Candidates meeting the minimum requirements on section-wise and overall percentiles in CAT (both section-wise and overall) as given in Table 1 will be shortlisted for consideration in Stage II

From the candidates satisfying the criteria of Stage-I, shortlisted candidates will be called for Personal Interview (PI) based on the composite score derived using the parameters and the corresponding weights as specified in Table 2.

Points for the marks secured in Class 10 and Class 12, respectively, will be allotted as per Table 3 below:

Stage 2: After computing the individual composite score, the institute decides upon the cut-off composite score. All the students above that cut off score are called for a Personal interview.

The weightage of Personal Interview while calculating the final composite score is 48%. For various other components of final composite score, please see the table below:

Points for work experience are decided as per the below table:

More information about Personal Interview

The Personal Interview can be conducted with 3 or 4 panel members. For the year 2021 and 2022- the process has been happening online. Some alumnis have suggestions for the Personal Interview:

  1. Current Affairs of last 1 year atleast
  2. Hobbies- why you do and what you achieved
  3. Personal questions ( Why MBA, Why IIM Calcutta)
  4. Brush up basic Mathematics skills (Especially for IIMC)- a lot of questions were asked around calculus to check analytical ability

Some questions that were asked in the past interviews:

  1. So why did you choose Chemical Engineering/ Economics Hons?
  2. Trump was also in India, at the Motera stadium and walls were erected in order to hide slums. Do you think it was a right move?
  3. What is the book you are currently reading? What is it about?
  4. Tell me your views on privatization of banks.
  5. How will you measure the performance of a company?

Please note: Written Ability test (WAT) has been scrapped from the admission selection process


IIM Calcutta MBA Batch Profile

IIM Calcutta MBA batch 2022 comprised a total of 480 students. The female & male ratio of the batch was 30:70. 25% of the students are freshers and remaining students have an average experience of 23 months. Most of the students had academic background in B.Tech. The below info-graph represents the batch profile statistics:

IIM Calcutta Placements 2022

Due to the COVID crisis,  were of utmost importance. However, fighting the pandemic IIMC emerged a victor with 100% placements.

The important highlights of IIM Calcutta Placements Report are:

  • The 57th batch of IIM Calcutta witnessed 100% Placements placing 465 students.
  • A total of 640 offers were rolled out by 192 companies.
  • During IIM Calcutta Placements 2022, the average salary remained an all-time high of INR 34 LPA and the median salary remained INR 31 LPA.
  • The class was placed across various sectors among which Consulting was the major recruiting sector with 49% of offers.


IIM Calcutta Placement Process

Like other IIMs, IIM Calcutta also follow the 3 step placement process:

  1. Summer placements: An 8-week summer internship is a compulsory course requirement of the two year Post-Graduate Programme in Management. Every student of the course is expected to work in the industry for a period of two months, during the summer months of April and May, after completing the first year of the academic program.

Most of the summer placements offer turn into PPO’s after the period of internship.

Selection criterion is resume based shortlist and cased based interviews that company conducts in the month of november.

  1. Lateral placements: Laterals placements are chiefly meant for candidates with more extensive work experience. Candidates with more than 10 months of work experience only are eligible for the Lateral Recruitment process. Lateral Placements at IIMs starts a month or two before the final placements.
  2. Final placements: Students are recruited for permanent, full-time positions with various firms and all students are allowed to apply, regardless of whether they have prior work experience or not.

This year the Final Placements process transitioned from a Day System into a Cluster System. 

IIM Calcutta also introduced “Dream and Hold & Wait policies”- this gave students a chance to hold their offers and interview for other firms across clusters. This catered to both the student as well as recruiter’s interests by providing them greater chances in selecting their right fit. 

Final Placements 

The process was undertaken in a cluster-based manner to cater to the student’s preference. Following are the stats for 2021:

Cluster Stats Area Companies
Cluster 1 33 recruiters rolled out 143 offers Asset Management, Investment Banking & Markets, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Management & Advisory Consulting Avendus Capital, Credit Suisse, D. E. Shaw, Goldman Sachs, and Kotak. Accenture Strategy, Arthur D. Little, Bain & Co., Boston Consulting Group, Kearney, McKinsey & Co
Cluster 2 82 offers across 59 roles Conglomerates, FMCG, E-Commerce & Software Services, Consumer Services & Durables ANI Technologies (Ola), EXL, Tata Consultancy Services, Vedanta Ltd.,Adobe, Hindustan Unilever, ITC, L’Oreal, Nestle, Procter and Gamble and Reliance Industries Ltd., Boehringer Ingelheim, Navi Technologies
Cluster 3 49 firms rolled out 200+ roles BFSI, Biotech, Govt. Organizations, Food Aggregators, IT/ITES, New-Age industries, Power & Utilities ICICI Bank, Jubilant Foodworks, Mahindra Comviva, Turtlemint, Yes Bank, Angel Broking, Biocon, SunEdison, and Young-age startups

Life at IIM Calcutta

  • Life at IIM-C

The classes at IIM Calcutta are scheduled from Monday to Friday, usually 2-3 classes a day of 1.5 hours each. There is no fixed schedule for the class, it can start from 8 am in the morning and end at 10pm in the night. Every class would need you to pre-read the cases. In the evening, many of the people come out to play sports. The club activities take place at designated areas- and there is something for everyone at IIM-C- be it sports, hobbies or club activities. On weekends, the workload is usually moderate. In the first year, weekends are usually focussed on making resumes, case preparations for summer placements.

  • Accommodation

Hostel life at IIMC is full of vibrance and gives one a chance to relax, unwind and discover oneself constantly through interaction with peers and participating in the cultural, sports and community activities.

IIM-C has 4 main hostels for students pursuing its PGDM, PGDCM and Fellow programmes – Ramanujan Hostel (colloquially called Old Hostel), Tagore Hostel & Annexe (collectively called the White Hostel), New Hostel and Lake View Hostel.

While the Old Hostel is a co-ed hostel, with separate wings for girls, the White Hostel and New Hostel are both male hostels. Newly constructed hostel- Lake View Hostel- is of international standards. Students get spacious rooms with French windows opening onto spacious balcony

The hostel allotment is random. You will get to know what your rooms are once you reach campus. 

There are common rooms, games rooms and courts for various sports in all hostelsEach hostel has a life and culture of its own. There are inter-hostel sports competitions where the culture of each hostel comes out at its brightest. Festivals all celebrated in the hostels throughout the year.

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IIM Calcutta Year at a glance

Following is the estimated term schedule for IIM Calcutta. This is for reference purposes, the structure remains constant through the years.

IIM Calcutta Admission Stories

Name CAT Percentile Work Experience Graduation score LinkNamName
Ankit Jalgaonkar 99.82 Fresher 77.5
Bharadwaaj Manchala 96 Steel Authority of India Limited, 2 years 9 months, Shop Floor operations Manager 6.4
Alankrit Shrivastava 99.69 Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore, 3, Software Development 8.71
Ravindra Khudania 98 JP Morgan, Software Engineer,1, Tech Mahindra, Software Engineer,1, Oracle, Software Engineer 3.5 65
Aditya Srinivas G 99.79  Capgemini- 2 Years; OYO- 1 Year; IPAC- 1 Year 7.27


IIM Calcutta Scholarships

IIM Calcutta offers Institute sponsored and other organization-sponsored scholarships to deserving students. The followed scholarship is valuable for students in the first year and second year:

Some of the scholarships are as follow:

  • OP Jindal Engineering & Management Scholarship: IIM Calcutta offers this scholarship to 2 PGP students. The amount of this scholarship is INR 80000 to INR 150000 based on the merit of students.
  • T. Thomas Scholarship: This scholarship is offered by HUL based on the merit of students in the first year. PGP second-year students of IIM Calcutta can apply for this scholarship.
  •  Aditya Birla Group scholarship: This scholarship is offered to IIM Calcutta based on the academic excellence of the students. The scholarship amount of the scholarship is INR 1.75 LPA.

IIM Calcutta Social Life: 

There are various cultural and sports events that happen at IIM-Calcutta throughout the program. However, the below 3 events is what IIM Calcutta is known for:

 1. Intaglio is IIM Calcutta's Annual Business Summit and it has over the years created an excellent image across campuses with students from top management institutes visiting for challenging business competitions.

  1. Carpe Diem is the annual cultural fest of IIM Calcutta. It has grown tremendously over the years to become one of the most anticipated college fest.

  1. With MARCON, IIMC centered its interest on the emerging patterns and innovations in marketing, while emphasizing the importance of classic theories and practices relevant to this field.

IIM Calcutta Sports

IIM Calcutta has a robust sports culture and hosts infrastructure and equipments for the following sports: Cricket, Volleyball, Football, Badminton, Tennis, Snooker, Table Tennis, Carrom, swimming, Basketball, Throwball, Chess, Athletics, Footer, Frisbee, Kabbaddi and Hockey

Also, the student elect the Sports Council for the batch, which is responsible for the following activities:

  1. Ensuring coaching and training, looking after the infrastructure, handling sports equipments
  2. Liaison between the admin and students. 
  3. Conducting prominent annual sports events such as Sangharsh (IIM-ABCL meet), IIMC-XLRI sports fest
  4. Conduct Zumba classes and martial arts workshops 
  5. Professional swimming coaches were brought in to teach interested students

IIM Calcutta Other facilities

  1. The library of Indian Institute of Management is named as B. C. Roy Memorial Library. The Library has a mammoth collection of more than 1.6 lakhs volumes of books and bound journals. It subscribes to 500 journals and provides access to more than 40,000 online full text journals. It is considered as one of the best management libraries in Asia.
  2. IIM Calcutta has set up a state-of-the-art Financial Research and Trading Lab (the Finance Lab). The mission of the Finance Lab is to support advanced applied research in financial markets and equip finance managers with the mathematical and conceptual theories.
  3. There are 7 messes in IIM Calcutta. Four belong to the four PGP hostels, other 2 belong to PGP-Ex hostels and remaining 1 is the faculty mess.
  4.  The campus also has a post office, ATM facilities of both SBI and ICICI banks, a café coffee day outlet and medical facilities.

IIM Calcutta Student Exchange Program

The student exchange program (STEP) gives global perspective of business education by providing students with opportunities to spend a term at a foreign university

The 5th trimester, out of a total of 6 that an IIM Calcutta student needs to attend, is reserved for STEP. The students can pick courses of their choice to attend at the partner institute and they get the required academic credits at IIM Calcutta for their effort. STEP helps a student get exposed to different perspectives regarding the practice of management in the present day, and even see them being applied under various situations.

Key facts: 

  1. Every year, 135-150 students go on international exchange every year
  2. The college has partnered with 86 Top Business Schools across Europe, Americas and Asia Pacific to conduct its STEP program

Partner institutes includes:

Name of the college Location
HEC Paris France
Esade Business School Spain
Nova School of Business and Economics Portugal
The London School of Economics and Political Science London
Warsaw School of Economics Poland
National University of Singapore Singapore
The University of Sydney Business School Australia
Ivey Business School Canada
University of North Texas USA


  • The bidding would take place in Term 3, and the top bidders will be allotted the colleges. 
  • In term 4, you will be required to carry out your Visa process for the exchange.
  • In term 5, you will be joining the college for your choice for 8-10 weeks.

IIM Calcutta Double Degree Program

Selection: The selection process will involve use of CAT/ GMAT score and performance in Group Discussion and an interview with a panel which includes at least one authorized representative from each institution. Students of the PGDM programme of IIMC with at least one year work experience will be eligible for this programme.

Students will take the Term 1 and 2 (June to December) courses at IIM Calcutta. During this period, students have to take an additional intensive French Language course to be conducted at IIM Calcutta. This will enable them to validate required ESCP Europe’s pre requisite courses and core courses.

After studying for 2 terms (Term 4 and Term 5), students will take the last term (i.e., term 6) courses at IIMC from December to March and fulfill IIMC requirements during this term, and complete a minimum of 4 elective courses (each of 30 hours duration) to be eligible for ESCP Europe degree.

Key benefits: Both IIMC and ESCP Europe students who undertake the Dual Degree program shall be entitled to full placement support services which the regular students at IIMC (PGDM program) and ESCP Europe (Master in Management) enjoy, at no extra cost to the candidates.

Key facts: The School gets 80-90 applications in a year for a double degree program, but only 15-20 are able to reserve a seat.

IIM Calcutta Living Expenses 

Fees of IIMC two years PGDM is INR 27.2 Lakhs. This fee includes:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Academic Charges
  • Room Rent (Hostel)
  • Development Fees
  • Medical Insurance Charges
  • Alumni Activities
  • Students Association Fees

It doesn't include Sundry Expenses (Cleaning, Laundry, Print and Stationary) and Mess Charges, which may range 6–7k per month. Let's take a rough estimate of INR 80,000 per year, which amounts to INR 1.6 Lakh for two years.

If you are selected for an exchange program, then additional INR 3–4 Lakh (Rough estimate) would be required for VISA process, accommodation and flight expenses.

So total cost of study - INR 27.2 + 1.6 + 4 (Optional) Lakhs.

IIM Calcutta Alumni

Name Image Achievements
Indra Nooyi

ex-CEO of PepsiCo
Ajit Balakrishnan

Founder & CEO of
Sunil Dugga
ex-CEO of Dabur
Ramachandra Guha

Indian Historian and Economist, a columnist for The Telegraph, Hindustan Times, best-selling author
Gopal Vittal 

CEO of Bharti Airtel
Amish Tripathi
Indian diplomat, columnist and author, known for his novels of Shiva Trilogy and Ramchandra Series
Nishi Vasudeva
former Chairman and MD of HPCL

IIM Calcutta Faculty

One of the biggest strengths of IIMC is its world renowned faculty. The institute has more than 80 permanent faculties and many visiting members from the industry and other reputed business schools. Faculty members at IIMC have had over 1000 papers published in leading international journals.

Name of faculty Photo Academic Group Research Interests
Chakrabarti Bhaskar, Dean (Academic)

Public Policy and Management Everyday Politics, Decentralization and Local Governance, Public Service Delivery and Public-Private Partnerships
Thakur Manish, Dean (New Initiatives and External Relations)

Public Policy and Management Economic Sociology, Disciplinary History, Management Education
Prof. Arijit Sen

Economics Constructing and studying toy models in Applied Microeconomic Theory
Professor Debashis Saha
Management Information Systems Digital Future of Business, ICT for Development, Digital Business Transformation
Prof. Balram Avittathur Operations Management Supply Chain Management; Service Operations Management; Business Simulation Games

IIM Calcutta FAQs

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

Ans. The batch strength of IIM calcutta MBA Program is subject to increase year on year as per the institute requirements. The present 2020-22 batch at the campus comprises about 480 students. 

Ques. Being an MBA student of IIM, do I need to take the CAT again for IIM Calcutta doctoral Program?

Ans. If you have scored a CGPA of 6.00 out of 9.00 and/or equivalent and above in your MBA, you need not have to appear in CAT entrance. You are eligible to apply directly through an online process. If the aforesaid criteria are not met, you have to take CAT or other prescribed examinations to get into DPM at IIM Calcutta.

Ques. What are the additional expenses to be borne by a participant enrolled for the MBA Ex program at IIM Calcutta?

Ans. Over and above the programme fees which is INR 31 Lacs for IIM Calcutta MBA Ex Program, it has to be noted that other charges such as for food, electricity, expenses of personal nature are not included under these fees and will have to be borne by the individual students 

Ques. What makes IIM Calcutta special?

Ans. IIM Calcutta is the first B school in the country to receive all 3 accreditation – AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The B School has high RoI in terms of its batch size and placement. During its final placement 2022, the IIM Calcutta students received an Average Salary of INR  34 LPA and the Median Salary of INR 31 LPA. The institute also includes 80+ permanent faculties having a student faculty ratio of 10:1.

Ques. What is the benefit of the International Exchange Programme of IIM Calcutta?

Ans. IIM Calcutta and ESCP Europe (one of the partner institutions from France) have signed a comprehensive agreement and since then the two institutes have developed a strong student exchange programme through fruitful collaboration. IIMC PGDM students enrolled in the dual degree programme will be awarded a dual degree provided they have fulfilled all the requirements including 8-10 weeks internship.

Ques. Is MBA for Executive Programme at IIM Calcutta off campus or residential Programme?

Ans. IIM Calcutta MBA for Executives is a 1 Year Full Time Residential Programme tailor made for Executives with more than 5 years of professional experience. It provides mid-career professionals the ideal platform to augment their existing skill sets as they strive to equip themselves for senior and top management roles in the industry.

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

Ans. The strength of the batch at IIM Calcutta varies from year to year as per the institute requirements and the number of students as per the shortlisting criteria. The 2020-22 batch comprised a total of 480 students among which the female & male ratio is 35:65.

Ques. Is it possible to major in two different functional areas under the IIM Calcutta Programmes?

Ans. At IIM Calcutta, the major mainly depends on the number of courses opted by a student of a particular stream. Hence, you can major in two functional areas in a programme offered by the B School by the prudent choice of 9 optional courses.

Ques. Can I apply for the DPM programme at IIM Calcutta being a final year student of Engineering?

Ans. Yes, you can be eligible for the IIM Calcutta DPM course even if you are a final year appearing student of Engineering. However, when shortlisted, you shall be provisionally offered admission till you furnish all the necessary documents. The deadline for furnishing the final year documents is 31st December of the year of admission.

Ques. How many students belonged to non-engineering backgrounds in the recent MBA Batch at IIM Calcutta?

Ans. Considering the batch strength of IIM Calcutta MBA 2021-2023 Batch, a total of 120 students enrolled for the programme belonged to non-engineering categories while 360 students were from engineering backgrounds.

Ques. Does IIM Calcutta also offer placement for its MBA Executive students?

Ans. Yes, IIM Calcutta is committed to provide placement to its MBA Ex students. Underlining MBAEx Placements 2021, the average salary was recorded as 28.75 LPA and showing an increase of 46.9% over the last year. IT and E-commerce sectors offered the highest number of placement with highest salary offered INR 87.36 Lacs.

Ques. Does Amazon recruit management students from IIM Calcutta?

Ans. Yes, during the final placement drive of the graduating students 2022 of IIM Calcutta, Amazon, Flipkart and Microsoft were the leading recruiters participating in the campus recruitment. Other marquee recruiters also included companies such as McKinsey & Co., Bain & Co., BCG, PwC, Kearney, Accenture, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Gaja Capital among others.

Ques. Is it compulsory to stay in a hostel at IIM Calcutta?

Ans. Yes, It is obligatory for all students to stay within the campus throughout their course. IIMC provides well maintained hostel rooms for students with single occupancy. The institute also provides a non-air-conditioned hostel room to its exchange students who intend to spend one term at the campus.

Ques. How is the campus life at IIM Calcutta?

Ans. The lush green and seven lakes make the IIM Calcutta campus picturesque and well endowed. Located in Joka, the institute offers a conducive environment which is a linchpin for intellectual and personal growth of the students as a close-knit community. IIM Calcutta’s academic and administrative buildings provide advanced classrooms of distinguished size and seating capacities, group study lounge, a conference hall, a business/engineering library, and offices for faculty and staff. IIMC’s cutting-edge IT environment includes the latest classroom instructional technology, computing, video conferencing, and integrated collaboration services. 

Ques. What is so unique about the IIM Calcutta library?

Ans. The B. C. Roy Memorial Library of IIM Calcutta, which started with a liberal Ford Foundation grant, has grown over the years, steadily catering to the changing information needs of the users. The IIMC library is contemplated to be the largest management library in Asia. Through the library with an enlarged database, students can gain access to over 140,000 reference works and 1500 periodicals, and access to the entire electronic collection.

Ques. How is the International Exchange Programme of IIM Calcutta?

Ans. The International Student Exchange Program (STEP) forms an essential part of IIM Calcutta's vocation to establish itself as a global center of excellence in management education. The program offers students an opportunity to study and learn in culturally diverse environments, helping them to become global managers. Since its inception, IIM Calcutta has built strong relationships with 40+ prestigious B-schools in North & South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. 

Ques. Is MBA for Executive Programme at IIM Calcutta off-campus or residential Programme?

Ans. IIM Calcutta MBA for Executives is a 1 Year Full-Time Residential Programme tailor-made for Executives with more than 5 years of professional experience. It provides mid-career professionals the ideal platform to augment their existing skill sets as they strive to equip themselves for senior and top management roles in the industry.

Ques. What is the minimum GMAT score required for IIM Calcutta MBA Executive application?

Ans. There is no minimum GMAT score required for MBA Ex application at IIM Calcutta. The institute will shortlist the applicants through a rigorous selection process based on their relative ranking, GMAT score, academic background, professional experience, personal interview, statement of purpose and recommendation letters from two referees.

Ques. How are the candidates shortlisted for Personal Interview (PI) at IIM Calcutta?

Ans. At IIM Calcutta, Shortlisting for Personal Interview (PI) involves parameters such as CAT 2021 score and other parameters like academic performance and gender diversity. The minimum CAT percentile for PI shortlisting is 85 as underlined by IIM Calcutta for its flagship MBA program.

Ques. Is work experience necessary for IIM Calcutta?

Ans. No, work experience is not compulsory for seeking admission into IIM Calcutta. However, there is no denying the fact that relevant work experience adds extra weightage to a candidate's profile when applying for IIM Calcutta MBA admission.

Ques. How is IIM Calcutta PGDBA different from an MBA?

Ans. The Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) – jointly offered by IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur, and ISI.PGDBA is a two-year full-time residential diploma program aimed at creating business analytics professionals employable by leading Indian and foreign firms. This program is designed for those who have an analytical mindset, are interested in tackling challenging business problems, and possess an inclination towards mathematics. As such, it is a different program in comparison to the MBA general course.

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. / 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 tests at the institute level.

Ques. Is it required to give CAT again for DPM if you have already done an MBA/PGP in IIM Calcutta?

Ans. You do not have to take the CAT if you have secured a CGPA of 6 out of 9 or equivalent. You can directly apply if you meet the requirements otherwise you will have to give CAT again. 

Ques. What is the validity of CAT and GMAT scores in IIM Calcutta? 

Ans. GMAT scores in IIMC are valid for two years from the date of taking the test. GMAT can be taken  8 times in your life without any age limit. Meanwhile, CAT scores are only valid for 1 year and a minimum of 50% is required to be eligible for the test. 
Ques. How many students got enrolled in the MBA at IIM Calcutta were fresher last year?

Ans. In 2021, amongst all the enrolled MBA students at IIM Calcutta, 206 were freshers while 181 students had 1-24 years of experience. Also, the IIM Calcutta witnessed 360 students belonging to the engineering background.

Ques. Is there any extra curricular activity done at IIM Calcutta?

Ans. Yes, there is plenty of opportunity at IIM Calcutta to indulge oneself in extra-curricular activities through the numerous clubs and special interest groups. Also, there are a variety of sports, cultural, business and literary events throughout the year.

Ques. What is the stipend for Ph.D. in IIM Calcutta?

Ans. IIM Calcutta offers Doctoral Programmes in various specializations in management and related disciplines. A stipend of Rs. 30,000 – 35,000 per month is applicable and provided to the Doctoral Scholars of IIM Calcutta Ph.D. Programme. 

Ques. How is the campus of IIM Calcutta?

Ans. What creates a difference to IIM Calcutta from other B-schools in the country, one of the most notable things is its campus, as IIM Calcutta has one of the best-structured campuses in India spread over 135 acres of land. The campus is home to over seven lakes and due to this it is referred to as - 'The Campus of 7 Lakes'

Ques. Is doing MBA from IIM Calcutta worth it?

Ans. Yes, IIM Calcutta has kept on maintaining a record of 100% placement of the students over the past years. During 2022 placements, the average CTC was recorded INR 34 LPA, which was much higher than the total MBA fee. therefore the institute is not only known for its premier IIM status but also for its high ROI.

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