What's new at the Indian Institutes of Management Calcutta?
- MBA Ex applications for Round 2 have started and the last date to apply is Oct 16. Further, the result for MBA Ex Round 2 will be out on Oct 22.
- The CAT form correction window has closed. Candidates were able to edit their image, signature and test city preference till Sep 26 till 5:00 PM. CAT 2022 exam for MBA admission 2023 will take place on Nov 27.
IIM Calcutta ranked no. 3 under the 'Management' category by the NIRF 2022 Rankings. Admissions at IIM Calcutta are primarily entrance-based. This institute is known for its two-year, full-time, residential flagship PGP (also referred to as MBA) programme that offers admission based on a valid score in CAT. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta admission cycle for PGP starts with the commencement of CAT registrations. Apart from PGP, IIM Calcutta also offers other PG and doctoral degree courses in the field of Management. Candidates are shortlisted for these programmes based on course-specific entrance exams, followed by shortlisting processes which generally comprise a Personal Interview (PI) round.
IIM Calcutta Admission Dates 2023
Some of the important dates related to IIM Calcutta courses where admission 2022 is ongoing or closed is tabulated below:
|E-MBA Events||E-MBA Schedule 2022|
|Application process (R1 to R3)||30 Jun '22 to 30 Nov '22|
|Announcement of shortlisted candidates (R1 to R3)||27 Aug '22 to 5 Dec '22|
|Interview of shortlisted candidates||3 Sep '22 to 11 Dec '22|
|PGPEX-VLM Events||PGPEX VLM Schedule 2022|
|Online application||17 Sep '21 to 26 Nov '21|
|Receipt of letters of recommendation by referees closes/ Admit card release for entrance||26 Nov '21|
|PGPEX-VLM admission test at 4 locations (Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai, Chennai)||5 Dec '21|
|Release of call letters to shortlisted candidates for PI||12 Dec '21|
|Personal interview (Online)||26 Dec '22|
|Selected candidates for admission||3 Jan '22|
|PGPBA Events||PGPBA Schedule 2022|
|Online application||20 Jan '22 to 21 Feb '22|
In addition to the above dates for the 2021 academic year, the below table mentions the important dates regarding IIM Calcutta MBA 2023 which will take place on the basis of CAT 2022. The same is as follows:
|Event||2022 Academic Year Schedule||2023 Academic Year Schedule (Tentative)|
|CAT registration||4 Aug 21' to 22 Sept '21||03 Aug ‘22 to 21 Sep ‘22|
|CAT form correction window||--||23-Sep-2022 to 26-Sep-2022|
|CAT admit card available||27 Oct 21' to 28 Nov '21||27-Oct 2022|
|CAT exam||28 Nov '21||27 Nov ‘22 (Tentative)|
|CAT results declaration||3 Jan '22||To be announced|
MBA Ex Application Round 3
17 Oct '22 -
30 Nov '22
IIM Calcutta Accepted Exams 2023
Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta accepts several national-level entrance exams for admission to its Management courses. Sone of the course-wise entrance exams accepted by IIM Kolkata are given below:
Accepted Entrance Exam
CAT/ GMAT/ GRE/ GATE/ UGC-JRF
IIM Calcutta PG Admission 2023
At the postgraduate level, IIM Kolkata offers a full-time MBA, MBAEx and PGPEX-VLM courses. IIM Kolkata admission 2022 to all these courses is based on candidates' performance in national-level entrance exams. For more details regarding IIM Calcutta PG courses along with their minimum eligibility criteria and fees, etc, click on the links given below:
Click on the PG course you are interested in:
IIM Calcutta PG Courses
|MBA Admission 2023||MBAEx & PGPEX-VLM Admission 2023|
IIM Calcutta DPM Admission 2023
DPM is a doctoral degree programme in Management offered by IIM Calcutta in full-time mode. On successful completion of the programme, students are awarded a PhD degree in their respective area of specialisations. For more details regarding this course, click on the link given below:
Click on the DPM course link if you're interested in it:
IIM Calcutta PhD Course
|DPM Admission 2023|
IIM Calcutta Long Duration Online Programmes Admission 2023
IIM Calcutta offers several long-term programmes at the diploma and certificate level across the streams of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Leadership & General Management, Analytics & Data Science, among others. These courses are carefully designed as per the requirements and needs of the working executives. The duration of IIM Calcutta's long-duration programmes ranges from six months to a year. The classes for most of these programmes are conducted on weekends, thereby providing flexibility to the participants to be engaged in their respective professions and at the same time to upgrade their knowledge base simultaneously. To get more details about these courses, click on the below link:
Click on the Long Duration course link if you're interested in it:
|Long Duration Online Programmes|
IIM Calcutta Application Process 2023
The application process of IIM Calcutta PGP takes place via CAT. Therefore, candidates need to visit the official website of CAT (www.iimcat.ac.in) to register themselves. For other courses offered at IIM Calcutta follow the given below steps:
Step 1: Visit the official website of IIM Calcutta (www.iimcal.ac.in). On its homepage, click on the 'Programmes' tab and from the drop-down menu, click on 'Executive/ Academic Programmes' as per preference.
Step 2: 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 3: Read all the details around the course on this page and then click on the 'Apply' button. The registration page opens up.
Step 4: Fill in the registration form and the remaining application form with all the required details.
Step 5: Also, upload a work experience certificate as per the course requirements (if applicable).
Step 6: Conclude the application process by paying a course-specific application fee* in online mode using debit card/ credit card/ net banking.
*The application fee for all the courses offered at IIM Calcutta is tabulated below:
|PGP, MBAEx||Rs 2,000 (Rs 1,100 for SC/ ST/ PwD categories)|
|PGDBA||Rs 2,500 (Rs 1,250 for SC/ ST/ PwD categories)|
|DPM||Rs 1,000 (Rs 500 for SC/ ST/ PwD categories)|
IIM Calcutta Seat Reservation 2023
IIM Calcutta reserves seats for students of different categories as per the reservation policy fixed by the government. The table below mentions the reservation policy for IIM Calcutta students:
Reservation (in %)
Other Backward Non-Creamy layers (NC-OBC)
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwD)
IIM Calcutta Admission FAQs
Q. What are the courses offered at IIM Calcutta?
A. IIM Calcutta offers a two-year PGP (also referred to as MBA) as its flagship programme. Apart from this, the institute offers MBAEx, PGPEx-VLM, PGDBA and DPM programmes at the PG and doctoral levels. In addition to this, the institute also offers several long duration online programmes on a situation basis.
Q. Is doing MBA from IIM Calcutta worth it?
A. Yes, IIM Calcutta has maintained a record of placing 100% students over the past years. During 2021 placements, the average CTC was recorded as Rs 29 LPA, which was much higher than the total MBA fee (Rs 27.2 lakh), therefore the institute is not only known for its premier status but also for its high ROI.
Q. What is the selection process for IIM Calcutta MBA programme?
A. IIM Calcutta has adopted a three-staged selection process for offering admissions to the PGP 2021-2023 batch. These stages include registration of candidates meeting the minimum eligibility criteria, shortlisting for the PI round, and final shortlisting.
Q. How to apply for PGP admission at IIM Calcutta?
A. The application process of IIM Calcutta for PGP takes place via CAT. Therefore, candidates need to visit the official website of CAT (www.iimcat.ac.in) to get admission to IIM Calcutta. The institute will further shortlist the candidates based on CAT score and send emails to shortlisted candidates.
Q. Who can apply for MBAEx at IIM Calcutta?
A. Candidates, who have passed a bachelor's degree in 10+2+3 pattern from a recognised institution along with a five years of full-time post-qualification managerial/ professional experience and a valid GMAT score, can apply for MBAEx admission at IIM Calcutta.
Q. What is the fee for IIM Calcutta PGDBA programme?
A. The total fee for IIM Calcutta PGDBA programme is Rs 24 lakh.
Q. Does IIM Calcutta offer any online programmes?
A. Yes, IIM Calcutta offers several long term online programmes at the diploma and certificate level across the streams of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Leadership & General Management, Analytics & Data Science, among others. These courses are carefully designed as per the requirements and needs of the working executives.
Q. Is there any research programme available at IIM Calcutta?
A. Yes, IIM Calcutta offers a Doctoral Programme in Management (DPM) at the research level in full-time mode. On successful completion of the programme, students are awarded a PhD degree in their respective area of specialisations.
Q. Does IIM Calcutta offer scholarships?
A. Yes, IIM Calcutta offers both merit and need-based scholarships in the form of fee waivers and concessions as it believes that no student should be denied the privileges of education because of financial issues.
Q. Is there any seat reservation provision at IIM Calcutta?
A. Yes, during IIM Calcutta admissions, the institute reserves seats for students of different categories as per the reservation policy fixed by the government that includes 27% for NC-OBC, 15% for SC, 10% for EWS, 7.5% for ST and 5% for the PwD category.
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