Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was set up in 1963 by the Government of India as an autonomous organisation to help professionalise the country’s foreign trade management and increase exports by developing human resources; generating, analysing and disseminating data; and conducting research. IIFT has, over the years, undertaken path-breaking research studies with organisations like WTO, World Bank, UNCTAD and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. The Institute has also trained more than 40,000 business professionals across 30 countries in various facets of international business and trade policy via its Management Development Programmes.

Director- Shri Ajay Kumar Bhalla
Established in: 1963

Programmes offered:

MBA in International Business (Full-time)
Three-year MBA in International Business (Weekend)
Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business (EPGDIB)
Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Marketing (EPGDIM)
Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Capital and Financial Markets (EPGDCFM)
Doctoral Programme (Full-time/ Part-time)
Other Certificate Programmes

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. No age limit.
  2. Recognised Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years’ duration in any discipline.
  3. Candidates appearing for a qualifying examination can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by pre-specified date

Test Scores Accepted:

Domestic candidates: IIFT Written test
Foreign candidates: GMAT scores

IIFT Test Pattern

The admission test is a multiple choice objective type written test (in English). Duration of the test is two hours. It normally consists of 200 questions covering:

  • English Comprehension
  • General Knowledge & awareness
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Analysis.

Short listing criteria for Personal Interviews:

Based on marks obtained in Written Test, candidates are called for Essay Writing, Group Discussion and Interview.

IIFT 2016 Cut offs for MBA Admission

Category wise composite score of IIFT, based on which the candidates have been shortlisted for the PI round was as below:
General- 48.5
SC/ST– 38.5
OBC– 43.5

Total intake along with Reservations

Total intake in 2016: 564
Intake for Delhi campus: 338
Intake for Kolkata campus: 226


Tuition Fee & other charges for 2015 batch:

  • General/OBC Category: Rs.7, 00,000/- p.a.
  • SC/ST/PH/Category: Rs.3, 50,000/- p.a.
  • Foreign National /NRI/Children of NRI: US$ 27,500 p.a.
  • Other charges (library, computer, alumni): Rs. 50,000/- for the whole course
  • Hostel& Mess charges : Rs. 2,00,000/- (approx.) for the whole course

Final Placement:

IIFT achieved the best ever placement in its history in 2015-16. For its biggest ever batch of 254, IIFT completed 100% placement ahead of all premier B-Schools in the country. Four (4) students got salary more than a crore rupees per annum and 15 students got international assignments.

Batch Placement Statistics:

Total no. of students in the Batch – 254
No. of pre placement offers – 64
No. of International offers – 15

Compensations/Packages offered:  

Highest domestic CTC: INR 48, 00,000
Highest overseas CTC: US$ 150,000
Average CTC offered to students: INR 18,01,000

Major Recruiters:

Finance: J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Nivea, Nomura, Bank of America, Citibank, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, Edelweiss, HSBC, ICICI, IDFC Bank, Indus Valley Partners, Vodafone, IvyCap Ventures, Religare and SBI.

Sales & Marketing: ITC, Godrej Consumer Products, Nivea, L’Oréal, Pernod Ricard, Britannia  Other recruiters in this domain include Google, Idea,q Vodafone, Amazon, Flipkart, Madura F&L , Tata Sky, Axis Bank, Shopclues, Games 24×7, Blue Stone, Wipro CCLG.

Consulting & Strategy: GeP, Synergy Consulting, ZS Associates, Michael Page, Cognizant Business Consulting, Corporate Executive Board, Concentrix, Deloitte, Russell Reynolds , Actuate Business Consulting

General Management: Mahindra and Mahindra, Airtel, British Telecom, Raymond, Godrej Property Limited, L&T, Welspun, Concentrix and Polycab

Operations: Amazon, Flipkart, Zovi and Tata Steel

Trade: ITC, Olam International, Louis Dreyfus, Aluzinc Asia, TGI Group, Bhatia Brothers, MMTC and Swiss Singapore

IT/Technology: Adobe, Google, HP, IBM, HCL, Hexaware, TCS, Mahindra Comviva, Aricent, Wipro, Vmock and Eka Software


New Delhi Campus
IIFT Bhawan
B-21, Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi
Telephone : +91-11-26965124, +91-11-26965051
Fax: +91-1126853956

Kolkata Campus
J-1/14 (7th-9th Floor)
EP & GP Block
Salt Lake City
Telephone: +91-33-2357 2851, +91-33-2357 2852
Fax: +91-33-2357 2853



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