IIM Calcutta - Indian Institute of Management ,Joka, Kolkata

What's new at IIM Calcutta? CAT 2022 result has been announced on Dec 21. IIM Calcutta PhD online application for admission 2023 is now open and the last date for the application is Jan 31, 2023

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IIM Calcutta Highlights 2023

Established In 1961, IIM Calcutta (also known as IIM Kolkata) was the first institute established under the IIM legacy. IIM Calcutta ranks 3 under the 'Management' category by the NIRF 2022 Rankings. IIM Calcutta is considered as one of the best B-schools in the country for Management education. The institute offers PG, doctoral and executive programmes to the students out of which MBA (or PGPM) is the flagship course. Over the years, IIM Calcutta has partnered with over 40 prestigious B-schools across North & South America, Europe, Australia and Asia, such as Bocconi University (Italy), Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) and Ivey Business School (Canada) among others. It also runs an international Student Exchange Program (STEP) as a part of its curriculum. Not just this, it has established itself as the top choice of recruiters across all profiles, such as Investment Banking, Operations, Consulting, Marketing, General Management and Information Systems. Maintaining this trend, it is witnessing a 100% placements record every year. Some of the prominent highlights around IIM Calcutta are as follows:



Establishment year | Ownership type

1961 | Public



NIRF Rankings 2022

- 3 under Management category

Campus area

135 acre

Total faculty members


Total courses offered

5 course across 8 departments

Entrance exams accepted


Partner institutes

- Bocconi University, Italy

- Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

- Ivey Business School, Canada

Type of scholarships offered

- Merit-based, Reserved category scholarships

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IIM Calcutta Admission Dates 2023

CAT 2022 notification will be released on the IIM CAT website in the last week of July. Some of the important dates related to IIM Calcutta admission 2023 are tabulated below:

Event Important Dates

CAT result 2022

21 Dec '22

Last date to apply for PhD 2023 application

31 Jan '23

IIM Calcutta Courses and Fees 2023

IIM Calcutta announced the selection criteria for the 2022-2024 batch with many changes for its two-year full-time PGP (MBA) programme. IIM Kolkata offers MBA, MBA Executive, PGPEX-VLM, PGDBA and doctoral programmes along with a few executive programmes under various disciplines of Management education. Announcing its MBA admission policy for the 2022-24 batch, IIM Calcutta increased the weightage for CAT score to 66% and reduced the cut off to 85 percentile this year.

Last year, 15% of the weightage was given to the graduation score, this year, no weightage is awarded to the graduation score. Writing Ability Test (WAT) has also been scrapped this year and PI is expected to be conducted in online mode amid the pandemic situation. The maximum merit score in admission 2022 is reduced to 90, after taking out the 10% weightage for WAT. The admission process is more favourable for candidates from diverse academic backgrounds. Stay tuned to this page for more updates on IIM Calcutta admission 2022. Below mentioned are all the courses total course fee and accepted entrance exams in the table below:

CoursesTotal tuition Fees Eligibility
Certificate(38 Courses)
INR 2.17 L - 12.06 L
(for 6 months-1 year)
Graduation : 50 %
MBA/PGDM(3 Courses)
INR 23.2 L - 24 L
(for 2 years)
Graduation : 50-60 %
Exams : CAT
Executive MBA/PGDM(2 Courses)
INR 12.31 L - 31 L
(for 1 year)
Ph.D.(2 Courses)
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IIM Calcutta Cutoff 2022

Accepting CAT as the primary exam for admission, IIMs do not release CAT cutoffs publically as their cutoffs are accessible only via account login to candidates who appear for the exam. A lot of news websites including the official IIM websites, however, publish the qualifying cutoffs. But students must note that there are two types of CAT cutoffs for admission to IIMs - qualifying cutoff (or shortlist cutoff) and final cutoff (or call cutoff). While the qualifying cutoff is announced with the release of admission policy (for particular IIMs), the latter is announced (not publicly) post-result declaration.

IIM Calcutta CAT Cutoff 2022: Released

IIM Calcutta aspirants must know that the final CAT cutoff 2020 is always higher than the qualifying cutoff. Also, IIMs accept both sectional and overall cutoffs for admission. For IIM Calcutta PGP admission 2021, the overall qualifying cutoff for General category students is 80 percentile, however, it is expected that IIM Calcutta final CAT cutoff 2022 will be ranging between 99-100 percentile.

With the information gathered from multiple sources on the internet, we have come up with an expected final CAT cutoff 2022 for top IIMs and non-IIMs. The below graph compares the minimum final cutoff (expected) required by top Management institutes (ranging between 95 and 100 percentile):

IIM Calcutta Rankings 2022

One of the 20 IIMs established in the country so far, IIM Calcutta has always remained in the top three positions not just among other IIMs but among other B-Schools in India. IIM Calcutta was ranked 3 among all the IIMs under the ‘Management’ category by the NIRF 2022. Some of the most recent rankings received by IIM Calcutta are listed below:

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QS Asia Rankings 2022



QS World Rankings 2022



India Today 2021



NIRF 2021



Outlook 2021



Financial Times 2021

Global MBA


Business Today 2020



Outlook 2020



NIRF 2020



IIM Calcutta Ranking for Executive MBA/PGDM

IIM Calcutta Ranking for Business & Management Studies

IIM Calcutta Reviews (Showing 5 of 47 reviews)

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Abhishek Naik | Discontinued (Jun 2022)- Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) - Batch of 2020
Reviewed on 28 Aug 2019
Placements 5 Infrastructure 5 Faculty & Course Curriculum 5 Crowd & Campus Life 4 Value for Money 5
If you get an opportunity to join this college, do join it.

Placements: Placements rate was almost 100% in our college. The highest salary package offered is 72 LPA. The lowest salary package offered is 15 LPA. The average salary package offered is 25 LPA. Companies can't be compared without predefined parameters. E-commerce, OPS and Prod Man offered the highest salary packages. All students were offered a senior management role. Almost 100% of the students got internships in over 200 companies.

Infrastructure: Excellent facilities and infrastructure are available on the campus. The...

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Anamitra Mandal | Discontinued (Jun 2022)- Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) - Batch of 2019
Reviewed on 30 Jul 2018
Placements 5 Infrastructure 3 Faculty & Course Curriculum 5 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 4
The academics and placements are excellent. Awesome campus life, but the infrastructure is poor.

Placements: IIM Calcutta is one the best colleges regarding placements. The college provides 100% placements for the students of every batch. The average salary package offered was 19 LPA to 20 LPA. Around 140-160 companies from finance, consulting, marketing, general management and e-commerce sectors visit the college to participate in placement drives. Each placement drive takes more than two days to record 100% placements, where the total number of students is 450.

Infrastructure: The academic infrastructure of the colle...

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Riddheish Seth | Discontinued (Jun 2022)- Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) - Batch of 2019
Reviewed on 4 Aug 2020
Placements 5 Infrastructure 5 Faculty & Course Curriculum 5 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 5
Our college provides the experience which is worth the money and good placements and good education.

Placements: Our college provides 100% opportunities for both internships and final placements. Top firms from various sectors like BAML, McK, BCG, P&G, Citi, GS, MS, JPMC, Brain, etc., dominate PE/VCs. Microsoft and other firms also offered roles across geographies and other profiles. Placements in IIM are most fresher-friendly, and also placements are mostly available in finance. Salary packages offered are not disclosed as it is a policy of IIM C and peer B-Schools. However, the highest stipend offered in...

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Abhishek Kumar | Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) - Batch of 2019
Reviewed on 6 Mar 2019
Placements 4 Infrastructure 5 Faculty & Course Curriculum 5 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 5
This is a must join college.

Placements: Placements in college are very good. Students are from diverse backgrounds and have a target role and industry which makes it difficult to attract companies. However, due to college brand, efforts and preparedness of students, almost 90% of the students end up getting their desired role and industry.

Infrastructure: Being the oldest IIM, the infrastructure can't be an issue. We have been to foreign universities, and their facilities are not much better than ours. In addition, the campus has 7 lakes which make th...

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Samarth Jaiswal | Discontinued (Jun 2022)- Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) - Batch of 2018
Reviewed on 12 Aug 2017
Placements 5 Infrastructure 5 Faculty & Course Curriculum 5 Crowd & Campus Life 5 Value for Money 5
Best B-school, the best facilities and faculty.

Placements: 100% placements are there in both summers and finals. The average stipend for our batch was 1.05 lakhs per month. Companies like Mahindra, Tata Administrative Services and Aditya Birla Group made offers for general management roles. Bain and Company, Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey, Deloitte and Accenture were among the top consulting firms. The highest stipend, as well as salary, is offered in finance sector roles.

Infrastructure: There is every kind of facility availab...

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IIM Calcutta Scholarships 2023

IIM Calcutta offers a variety of scholarships sponsored by multiple companies, such as Aditya Birla Group, and Ratan Tata Trust. Thomas Scholarship sponsored by HUL, OP Jindal Engineering & Management Scholarship to deserving students on the basis of merit and other criteria as stipulated by the sponsors.

In addition to this, it also offers NTPC awards merit scholarships to deserving SC/ST students with disabilities on the basis of their MBA-I results. The government of India also sponsors a few merit-cum-means scholarships for SC/ ST students based on their performance during admissions.

IIM Calcutta Infrastructure

IIM Calcutta is spread over sprawling 135 acre campus, with its seven lakes and verdant beauty. It has a very conducive environment which produces top notch talent in academics, research and industry. The institute provides accommodation to all the executives who pursue Management Development programmes. It consists of over 55 hostel rooms, four residential suites and three conference rooms. All these rooms are well-equipped of amenities such as phone, TV and internet access among others.

IIM Kolkata campus includes exceptional teaching infrastructure and academic buildings designed and continually updated to facilitate learning. These administrative buildings include classrooms of different sizes and seating capacities, conference rooms, group-study areas, a business/engineering library, lounges and offices for faculty and staff.

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IIM Calcutta Faculty

IIM Calcutta holds the tag of ‘Center of Excellence’ for Finance. The institute consists of over 75 faculty members, most of which are professors, assistant professors and visiting faculty members. These faculty members belong to fellow IIMs such as IIM Ahmedabad and Bangalore. However, the student-faculty ratio of IIM Calcutta has dropped in the recent two years. As of now, IIM Calcutta is unable to meet the requirement of 1:10 ratio of faculty- students in the institute. Guest faculty members at IIM Calcutta include many prominent scholars such as management economists Paul Samuelson, Yoginder K Alagh, Ashok Mitra, Anup Sinha and Deepak Nayyar and educationist Ravi J. Matthai.

IIM Calcutta Top Alumni

IIM Calcutta has one of the best growing alumni base who have excelled in the field of Entertainment, Academics, Business and Management in the top companies in India and abroad. These alumni represent the country as entrepreneurs, social workers, celebrities, among others. Below mentioned are details about some of these successful alumni of IIM Kolkata:

Alumni Description

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Indra Nooyi is an Indian-American business executive and former chairperson and chief executive officer (CEO) of PepsiCo.

Amish Tripathi is an Indian author. He is known for his book series Shiva Trilogy and Ram Chandra Series.

Rohit Chadda is an Indian investment banker and entrepreneur, who serves as the CEO of the digital business at Essel Group.

Swami Mukundananda is a spiritual leader, best selling author, Vedic scholar, and authority on mind management.

Dipesh Chakrabarty is an Indian historian, who has also made contributions to postcolonial theory and subaltern studies.

Ajit Balakrishnan is an Indian entrepreneur, business executive and administrator. He is the founder, current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rediff.com, an internet company based in Mumbai.

Ashish Kumar Chauhan is an Indian business executive, administrator and current Chancellor of University of Allahabad.

IIM Calcutta Application Process 2023

IIM Calcutta application 2023 of IIM Calcutta PGP will take place via CAT entrance exam. Therefore, candidates need to visit the official website of CAT (www.iimcat.ac.in) to register themselves. The application fee for all the courses offered at IIM Calcutta is tabulated below:


Application Fee


INR 2,000 (INR 1,100 for SC/ ST/ PwD categories)


INR 2,500 (INR 1,250 for SC/ ST/ PwD categories)


INR 1,000 (INR 500 for SC/ ST/ PwD categories)

For other PG programmes offered at IIM Calcutta, candidates must follow the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website of IIM Calcutta (www.iimcal.ac.in).

Step 2: On its homepage, click on the 'Programmes' tab and from the drop-down menu, click on 'Executive/ Academic Programmes' as per preference.

Step 3: Further, click on the desired course tab and then click on the 'admission' tab of the course for which the candidate is interested in seeking admission.

Step 4: Read all the details around the course on this page and then click on the 'Apply' button. The registration page opens up.

Step 5: Fill in the registration form and the remaining application form with all the required details.

Step 6: Also, upload a work experience certificate as per the course requirements (if applicable).

Step 7: Conclude the application process by paying a course-specific application fee* in online mode using debit card/ credit card/ net banking.

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IIM Calcutta FAQs

Q. What is special about IIM Calcutta?

A. On comparing IIM Calcutta with other B-schools in the country, the first thing that would strike a mind is the campus, as IIM Calcutta has one of the best-looking campuses in India spread over 135 acre of land. The campus is home to over seven lakes and this unique feature has earned it the title - ‘The Campus of 7 Lakes’.

Q. Is IIM Calcutta an accredited institute?

A. IIM Calcutta is the only Management institute in India with triple accreditations by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AMBA (Association of MBAs) and EQUIS, the three major international accreditation bodies for Business Schools.

Q. What is the NIRF ranking of IIM Calcutta?

A. As per the NIRF ranking 2021 for Management institutes, IIM Calcutta ranked 3 after IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore, respectively.

Q. What is the fee of IIM Calcutta for its MBA programme?

A. IIM Calcutta hiked the fee of its two-year flagship PGP (MBA) programme by 5% to INR 21 Lakh for the academic session 2018-2020. The amount is inclusive of INR 15,15,000 tuition fee + GST. Expenses for laptop, boarding, laundry, personal expenses are extra. This information is been collected from other sources on the internet as the fee details for MBA offered by IIM Calcutta is not available on the official website.

Q. What is the teaching methodology at IIM Calcutta?

A. The pedagogy of IIM Calcutta is highly interactive and incorporates expansive teaching methods and approaches. Depending on the course, lectures are supplemented with real-life case studies, corporate examples and general discussions.

Q. What is the average batch strength of IIMC?

A. The batch strength at IIM Calcutta varies from year to year as per institute requirements. Currently, the first-year batch-size is inclusive of 280 students. Additionally, there are about 210 students in the PGDM programme and 10-15 students under FPM.

Q. How many regular programms are offered by IIMC and what are their durations?

A. IIM offers four regular academic programmes namely PGDM, MBAEx, PGPEX-VLM and FP. PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) is a full-time programme of two years duration. MBAEx (Master of Business Administration for Executives) is IIM Calcutta's one-year full-time residential general management programme for mid-career professionals. PGPEX VLM (Post Graduate Programme for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing) is a one-year full-time residential programme designed for the manufacturing sector. FP (Fellow Programme) or PhD is a research programme and its duration depends on the performance of a student (about four years on an average).

Q. How can students get admission to IIM Calcutta?

A. IIM Calcutta admits students based on their CAT percentile, performance in the Personal Interview and Written Ability Test (WAT), points awarded by their respective university at bachelor's level for academic diversity, performance in Class 10 and Class 12 along with work experience (if they have any). The final selection depends upon the merit of the students in each category. However, the candidates must have a bachelor’s degree with at least 50% aggregate.

Q. Does IIM Calcutta offer loan facility to its students?

A. Yes, educational loans for IIM Calcutta are available from various banks. For example, SBI Scholar Loan from State Bank of India against some criteria as applicable at the time during application for the loan. Candidates may contact the Manager, State Bank of India, IIM Joka Branch for further details.

Q. Does IIM Calcutta offer hostel facility?

A. IIM Calcutta has three major hostels, including the Old Hostel, White Hostel and New Hostel. There is plenty of scope for interaction and developing relations. While the Old Hostel is a co-ed hostel with separate wings for girls, the White Hostel and New Hostel are both male hostels. All these hostels are equipped with the required facilities of a modern hostel.

Q. What is the application fee for PhD programme at IIM Calcutta?

A. The application fee for PhD programme at IIM Calcutta is INR 1,000 (500 for SC, ST, PWD candidates) which needs to be paid while filling the application form. The fee may be paid either online through the payment gateway or via a crossed demand draft payable to “Indian Institute of Management Calcutta” payable to a bank in Kolkata.

Q. How many seats are available for PGDBA in 2020-22 at IIM Calcutta?

A. There are a maximum of 63 seats available for PGDBA 2020-2022 batch.

Q. What are the trends witnessed during IIM Calcutta placements?

A. A slim rise of 10.2% and 5.32% in the median and average salary package was observed in 2021 placements compared to 2020 placements for the MBA programme.



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