Kolkata, West Bengal

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM C)

IIM Calcutta part of holy Trinity IIMs - ABC holds 4 th place in India and 67 th rank globally as per FT Global 2024 rankings. The institute was established in year 1961 and is the first Indian Institute of Management. It was established by Government of India in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation and Indian Industry. Located in Joka, a suburb in the southern part of Kolkata, West Bengal, the campus is spread across 135 acres of land.

The institute takes pride in being among 5 business schools in Asia and first in India that is triple crowned(accredited by all the three major accreditation agencies- AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS). IIM-C known for its excellence in management education, research and leadership development provides state of art facilities not only for academic but also extracurricular activities.

The institute is shaping the Indian Management by professionalizing it not only through Post Graduate,Doctoral level and Executive Training Programs but also through Consulting and Research Activities. The institute envisages to reach the level of International Excellence in Management through its rooted Indian ethos and societal values. IIM-Calcutta has emerged as one of the leading business schools in India owing to its strongly built business community and rich alumni network. The students receive learning from the top notch faculty of India in the core program of general management as well as in advanced electives and seminars.

IIM Calcutta: Courses

MBA being the flagship program of IIM-C is most popular, but there are other programs too offered by it mentioned in a comprehensive list along with their fees below:

CoursesFeesExam Accepted
Executive MBA/PGDM13.5 - 31 LakhsGMAT/GRE
Certificate Courses2.6- 13.1 Lakhs-

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MBA or PGDM the flagship program of IIM-C is a two year full-time program for the students with campus residence. This holistic program covers the core business domains- Finance, marketing, operations and human resources. It assists students in becoming excellent general managers and high level decision makers. It follows a two-tier structure, one, the core curriculum with compulsory credit and non-credit courses along with a summer internship. And second, the elective courses offered in second year. IIM-Calcutta is known to offer more number of electives than any other B-school in India ensuring a great flexibility in deciding the favored area of pursuit.

Executive MBA/ PGDM

It is a Full Time Residential One Year Programme suitable for Executives with more than five years of professional Experience. This program is specially crafted for experienced working professionals who seek to elevate their leadership skills while continuing their careers. The programme provides flexibility to executives to pursue advanced education without compromising their professional commitments.This program appears in coveted 'Global MBA ranking' and has gained great international reputation.

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Certificate Courses

IIM Calcutta offers a 38 diverse range of certificate courses designed to provide targeted knowledge and skill enhancement. These short term programs cater to professionals helping them acquire expertise in varied domains such as business analytics, digital marketing and leadership essentials. Some major certificate courses are :

Executive Certificate Course in Healthcare ManagementExecutive Programme in General ManagementExecutive Certificate in Business Management
Executive Certificate in Business AnalyticsAdvanced Certificate Programme in Data SciencesCertificate in Chief Financial Officer Programme

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Ph.D. or Doctoral Programme

IIM- C provides a full-time residential doctoral programme that offers students opportunities for advanced studies and research in different specializations related to Management Science. It allows them to advance their careers as teachers or researchers in management studies.The Doctoral Program has two streams :

  • The Doctoral Programme in Management which includes specializations such as - Economics, Finance & Control, Management Information Systems, Marketing , Operations Management etc.
  • The Doctoral Programme in Disciplines Related to Management with specializations in Operations Research& System Analysis, Regional Development and Sociology.

IIM Calcutta: Fee Structure

The fee structure for the general MBA program offered by IIM Calcutta is as follows:

Programme fee for the academic year 2024-25 will be Indian Rupees 31,00,000/- (non-refundable) which can be paid in four installments.

  1. Payment of Indian Rupees 2,00,000/- (commitment fee) at the time of acceptance of the admission offer.
  2. Payment of Indian Rupees 10,00,000/- by 15th March 2024 (second installment) Furthermore Rs 60,000/- is to be paid as security deposit by Demand Draft/ Pay order favouring Indian Institute of Management Calcutta along with the second installment. (This amount will be refunded on completion of the programme after necessary adjustments of dues, if any).
  3. Payment of Indian Rupees 10,00,000/- by 21 July, 2024 (third installment)
  4. Payment of Indian Rupees 9,00,000/- by 24 November, 2024 (fourth installment)

This amount includes tuition fees and cost of course material, books, accommodation, economy airfare and some incidental expenses of the immersion programme organized by IIMC. Charges for food and electricity are not included in the fees.

Note: The following information is sourced from the official website of IIM Calcutta.

IIM Calcutta: Notable Alumni

IIM-C is famous for its vibrant and influential alumni network that extends whole across the globe. This community of innovators, leaders , entrepreneurs and change makers have constituted the rich legacy of the institute. Some of those great alumnus of IIM-C are:

1.Amish Tripathi (Author and former diplomat from India)

2. Indra Nooyi (Ex-chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo.)

3. Ajit Balakrishnan (Chairman and chief executive officer of

4. Nishi Vasudeva (Former Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited)

5. Gopal Vittal (Chief Executive Officer of Bharti Airtel and South Asia)

6. Ramachandra Guha (Indian historian, environmentalist, writer and public intellectual)

7. Ashish Chauhan (Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Stock Exchange of India)

8. Pranay Chulet (Co-founder and the CEO of Quikr)

9. Anindya Ghose (Heinz Riehl Chair Professor of Business at New York University's Stern School of Business)

10. Krishnamurthy Subramanian (Indian economist who served as the 17th Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India)

11. Sunil Duggal (Ex Chief Executive Officer of Dabur)

12. Krishna Palepu (Senior Adviser to the President of Harvard University for Global Strategy)

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