Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961 in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the government of West Bengal, the Ford Foundation and Indian industry. IIM Calcutta has one of the most breath-takingly beautiful academic campuses in the country – spotted with scenic locales, five lakes, exotic birds, and a miniature Howrah Bridge. The campus is also reputed to be among the prettiest institute campuses in India. There are 7 large lakes with an attendant jetty and a bridge.  

Chairman: Shri Ajit Balakrishnan
Director: Shri Saibal Chattopadhyay
Dean: Shri Uttam Kumar Saibal and Shri Biju Paul Abraham
Established in: 1961

Programmes offered:

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) – Flagship Two year residential programme
Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPEX) – One year residential programme for working professionals
Post Graduate Programme for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing (PGPEX-VLM) – One year residential programme by IIM-C, IIT- Kanpur, IIT-Madras
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) – Two year full time diploma program for analytics professionals
Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) – Full time doctoral programme

Test scores accepted for PGDM programme: 

Indian students – CAT Scores
International students – GMAT

Eligibility Criteria for PGDM: 

A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD) categories], awarded by any of the Universities.

Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.

Short listing criteria for Personal Interviews:

Candidates are short listed on the basis of CAT 2016 score, past academic performance, and other criteria provided.  The minimum qualifying section-wise and overall percentile in CAT 2016 as per Table 1 below is the pre-requisite for consideration for PI stage.

Please note that the actual section-wise and overall percentile of a short-listed candidate may be much higher than the mentioned minimum percentile as the short-listing for PI is done on the basis of a composite score.

Table 1: Minimum Sectional and Overall Cut offs for Shortlisting for PI

The composite score for first stage is calculated on the basis of CAT score, Class X and Class XII aggregate percentages, and gender diversity factor.Method of allotting points for Class X and Class XII percentages of marks is based on aggregate scores and given in Table 2 below.

Table 2: Points for Xth and XIth marks

Candidates based on their composite score will be called for the PI stage of the selection process that would comprise a Personal Interview (PI) and a Written Ability Test (WAT). The composite score is calculated based on Table 3.

Table 3: Weights assigned to different criteria for short-lists for the PI stage

A = Candidate’s Total CAT  score
B = Maximum CAT Score

Final Selection Criteria:

A candidate’s final score for selection is calculated on the basis of Table 4. Table 4 indicates the criteria and their weights to be used for the final selection for PGP-PGDM for the 2017-19 batch.

Table 4: Criteria and weights for final selection for PGP- PGDM

For work experience, a maximum of Four points will be awarded depending on the length of service as on January 31, 2017 (Please refer Table 5). Only managerial work experience after graduation will be considered. Training/Project work/work done as an integral part of curricular requirement will not be considered.

Table 5: Points for work experience in completed months

The final selection list will be based on merit in each category; minimum qualification on the above mentioned criteria would not automatically qualify the candidate for admission into IIM Calcutta.


The fee for its flagship two-year postgraduate programme in management (PGPM) is INR 19 lakhs for Indian students.

The total fee for the overseas student is USD 55,000 (Fifty five Thousands Only) for a period of two years. In addition to the course fees, the overseas student is required to pay one time refundable caution deposit of INR 10,000.  Living and other expenses during the period of his/her stay are payable in Indian rupees which are extra.

Final Placements for 2014-16 Batch:  

The recruitment process at IIM Calcutta for its Post-Graduate Program (PGP) took place in two phases:

  • Lateral Placements addressing the needs of students with prior work-experience
  • Final Placements for the entire eligible batch

Batch Placement Statistics:

Total no. of students– 439
Total no. of offers– 499
No. of firms participating– 200+
No. of pre-placement offers– 120
No. of lateral placements– 143

Major Recruiters:

Sales & Marketing: (HUL, P&G, J&J, L’Oreal, ITC, RB, Nestle, Mondelez, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Star India, Times Group etc.
General Management: Aditya Birla Group, Wipro Global 100, RPG Group, Tech Mahindra & Adani Group, etc.
Finance: ICICI Bank, Yes Bank & Indus Valley Partners, etc.
E-Commerce: Amazon Flipkart,, Ola Cabs, RedBus, Uber etc.
Systems & IT: HCL, Microsoft, Samsung R&D, WNS etc.
Consulting: Cognizant, KPMG, PwC, Vector Consulting, etc.

Address and contact details:

Indian Institute Of Management Calcutta
Diamond Harbour Road
Joka, Kolkata (Calcutta)
West Bengal 700104
Admissions Office: +91-33-2467-9178
PGP Office: +91-33-2467-7174


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