IIM-C Introduction

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C) was established in November 1961,as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management, by the Government of India. Over the years, IIM-C has grown into an institution with a global reputation, imparting high quality management education. IIM-C has been ranked 19th in the Financial Times (FT) Global Rankings - 2013, much above the London School of Economics and Manchester Business School. The category-wise rankings of IIM-C are:1st in Finance, 2nd in Economics, 1st in Career (based on career status of alumni 3 years after graduation).
IIM-C has been playing a pioneering role in professionalizing Indian management through its Post Graduate & Doctoral level programs and Executive Training Programs. The programs offered at IIM-C are:

  1. Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

    PGDM, IIM Calcutta's flagship program, is a two year residential program for graduates.

  2. Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPEX)

    One Year Residential Program for executives & mid-career professionals

  3. Post Graduate Programme for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing (PGPEX-VLM)

    One year full time residential program jointly conducted by IIM-C, IIT Kanpur & IIT Madras

  4. Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

    Full time doctoral programme

  5. Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA)

    The program is a two year full time diploma program aimed at creating business analytics professionals who have an inclination towards mathematics, have an analytical mindset and can apply analytical concepts for solving business problems.
    The 2015-17 batch is the inaugural batch of the PGDBA program. The program is jointly hosted by the Indian Institute of Management - Calcutta, Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur and the Indian Statistical Institute - Kolkata.

  6. IIM-C, being a member of the Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS), also offers:

  7. CEMS Masters in International Management degree
    • CEMS, the Global Alliance in Management Education, formerly known as "The Community of European Management Schools", is anelite club of 28 business schools of the world. IIM-C is in a global partnership with CEMS which makes it possible for an IIM-C student to earn a coveted management degree from one of the top B-schools of the world.
    • This degree is the coveted Masters in Management degree, better known worldwide as the MIM degree. The MIM degree has been consistently ranked as one of the five best global management degrees.
    • This CEMS MIM program is a one-year program which can be pursued simultaneously with the 2 year flagship PGP program of IIM-C. The top 27 students of IIM-C are selected for the CEMS MIM program. These top 27 students get the MIM degree at the time of graduating from IIM-C.
    • Qualifying students are required to spend one term i.e. Term V of IIM-C PGDM program in any of the CEMS member schools abroad before returning to IIM-C for the final term.
    • They also have to fulfill various curriculum requirements of MIM by participating in Block Seminars, Skill Seminars, undertaking Business Projects and taking mandatory and elective courses mandated by the MIM curriculum. They also have to fulfill requirements for Language Proficiency and International Internship requirements.

Getting into IIM Calcutta


IIM-C Results Accepted


  • For PGDM
        Domestic Candidates (in India) - CAT
        International Candidate (outside India) - GMAT
  • For PGDBA - CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE
  • For PGPEX - GMAT
  • For PGPEX - VLM - Separate Aptitude Test
  • For FPM - CAT or GRE/GMAT/GATE/JRF/NET (different exams based on the area of specialization applied for by the candidate)


IIM-C Eligibility

Eligibility for PGDM

  • The candidate must hold a bachelor's degree, with at least 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA. The candidate may possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year bachelor's degree / equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirement and are awaiting results can also apply. The candidate is required to have obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent till the latestexamination.

Eligibility for PGDBA

  • A candidate must hold a graduate/post graduate degree with a minimum of 10+2+4 years of formal education. Candidates who are in the final year are also eligible to apply provided they complete their formal education, as specified above, by June 30 of the year of the commencement of the course , or
  • Qualified for any Masters level entrance examinations conducted by the ISI not earlier than 3 years from April 17of that year

Eligibility for PGPEX

  • Executives with a bachelor's degree (minimum 10+2+3 years of formal education) or equivalent in any discipline and more than 5 years of post-qualification managerial/professional work experience may apply. A valid GMAT score (taken within last 36 months of application date) is also required.

Eligibility for PGPEX-VLM

  • Self sponsored candidates- Minimum 4.5 (four and a half) to maximum 10 years of work experience in manufacturing, engineering and related sector; holding responsibilities in production planning and control, research, design and development, quality control, plant engineering, maintenance, supply chain, construction etc.
  • Sponsored candidates need to have minimum 4.5 (four and a half) years of work experience. There is no upper limit of experience.

Eligibility for FPM

  • First Division in Master's degree in any discipline or CA/CS/CMA with minimum 55% marks and a three-year Bachelor's degree with at least 50% aggregate marks.
    or ,
    First Division in Bachelor's degree in Engineering.
  • Applicant must have obtained a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in the Higher Secondary Examination of any Board (or equivalent).
  • A final-year student appearing for the Bachelor's degree examination in Engineering or Master's degree examination in any discipline can also apply.

IIM-C Admission Procedure

  • For PGDM There are 2 stages that a candidate goes through before getting selected for IIM-Calcutta PGDM Programme.
    1. The first stage is appearing for the CAT Exam conducted by the IIMs (GMAT for the international candidates).
    2. On clearing the required cutoffs and the composite score, a candidate is called for the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).The candidate applying through GMATmust provide 3 letters of validation from people who know the candidate closely for academic and professional validation.

    IIM Calcutta Admission process PGDM | CL Research

  • For PGDBA
    1. The candidate will be shortlisted based on the CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE exam score.
    2. Shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interview. The final selection will only be based on the CAT or GRE/GMAT/GATE score (as applicable), past academic performance, work experience and the interview.

    In the PI the candidate may be tested on his/her analytical ability through mathematical problem solving. The candidates must revise the following topics for the PI:
    • Quantitative aptitude
    • Logical reasoning
    • Sets, combinatorics and probability (set theory, simple combinatorics,probability, conditional probability)
    • Algebra (solutions of quadratic equations, inequalities, simultaneouslinear equations, binomial theorem, series, arithmetic progression, geometric progression, matrices)
    • Euclidean geometry
    • Coordinate geometry (lines, circles, conic sections)
    • Trigonometry (sine and cosine formulae for triangles, identities, heightsand distances)
    • Calculus (sequences, functions, limits, continuity, derivative, maximaand minima, methods of integration, evaluation of areas using integration)

    IIM Calcutta Admission process PGDBA | CL Research

  • For PGPEX Programme
    1. The shortlisted candidates will go through a round of personal interview. Final selection of a candidate is based on his professional experience, academic record, GMAT score and the personal interview.
    2. The candidates are also required to submit a statement of purpose (SOP) and two recommendation letters from people holding senior managerial positions.

    IIM Calcutta Admission process PGPEX | CL Research

  • For PGPEX-VLM Programme
    1. Candidates will be shortlisted based on their application form and the GMAT/GRE score.
    2. Shortlisted candidates are required to appear for an Aptitude test and a personal interview.

    IIM Calcutta Admission process PGPEX-VLM | CL Research

  • For FPM Programme
    1. Candidates will be shortlisted based on their application and any competitive exam score which is a part of the application. The shortlisted candidates are called for the personal interview.
    2. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the faculty members of the area(s) of specialization.
    3. The candidates who clear the interview appear for the Research Aptitude Test (RAT) and are subsequently interviewed by the faculty members of the Fellow Programme& Research Committee

    IIM Calcutta Admission process FPM | CL Research


Eligibility and Selection Crtieria for IIM C


IIM-C shortlists candidates on the basis of the CAT score, past academic performance, and other criteria mentioned below.
The minimumCAT percentiles required in order to be considered for an IIM-C call have been tabulated below:

 

Category

Section - I
Quantitative Ability (QA)

Section - II
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)

Section - III
Verbal Ability (VA)

Overall

General

≥ 80

≥ 80

≥ 80

≥ 90

NC-OBC

≥ 75

≥ 75

≥ 75

≥ 85

SC

≥ 65

≥ 65

≥ 65

≥ 70

ST

≥ 60

≥ 60

≥ 60

≥ 70

DA

≥ 65

≥ 65

≥ 65

≥ 70

 

Note: Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Non-creamy Other Backward Castes (NC-OBC), Differently Abled (DA)

The interview calls made to the candidates are based on the composite score. The Composite Score reflects the components ofthe CAT score, Class X and Class XII aggregate percentages, and gender diversity factor.

Marks are allotted for the 10th and 12th percentages on the basis of the following Table :

 

Class 10th %age

Marks

Class 12th %age

Marks

≥ 80

10

≥ 80

10

≥ 75 and < 80

8

≥ 75 and < 80

8

≥ 70 and <75

6

≥ 70 and <75

6

≥ 65 and < 70

4

≥ 65 and < 70

4

≥ 60 and <65

2

≥ 60 and <65

2

< 60

0

< 60

0

 

The composite score of a candidate is calculated on the basis of the table below. All the components have a particular weightage:


Components Weights Calculation Formula

CAT Score

67

(A/B) X 67

Class 10th Marks

15

(C/5) X 15

Class 12th Marks

15

(D/5) X 15

Gender Diversity Factor

3

3 marks awarded to female candidates only

Total

100

 

A = Candidate's total CAT 2014 score
B = Maximum CAT 2014 Score
C = Points awarded for Class X marks as per Table.
D = Points awarded for Class XII marks as per Table.

IIM-C awards 3 marks to female candidates to promote gender diversity on campus. Based on these component scores, interview calls are made.
Remark: The most interesting thing about the IIM-C shortlisting process is that it doesn't consider the graduation percentage at all. A student with a decent (81% +) score in class 10th and 12th gets full marks for academics.
The candidate's final selection for a seat at IIM-C is based on the final score, which includes components such as PI, WAT, CAT score, Diversity (Gender + Academic) and work experience. The following table describes the weights attached to each of these components


Criterion Weights

CAT Score

35

Personal Interview (PI)

44

Writing Ability Test (WAT)

10

Academic Diversity Factor for Bachelor's degree (ADFB)*

Candidates with any non-engineering bachelor's degree
are awarded the ADFB points.
For e.g.BA, BA(H), B.Sc., B.Sc.(H), BS, B.Com, B.Com(H),
BCA, BBA, B.Pharma, LL.B, MBBS, BDS etc.

If Non-engineering Bachelor's
ADFB = 2
Else, ADFB = 0

Academic Diversity Factor for Bachelor's degree (ADFB)*

Candidates with any non-engineering bachelor's degree
are awarded the ADFB points.
For e.g.BA, BA(H), B.Sc., B.Sc.(H), BS, B.Com, B.Com(H),
BCA, BBA, B.Pharma, LL.B, MBBS, BDS etc.

If Non-engineering Post Graduation
ADFP = 1
Else, ADFP = 0

Work Experience**

8

Total

100

 

*Points are awarded to only those candidates, who have completed their post graduate/professional qualification as on January 31, of that year.
**The points on work experience would depend on the length of service as on January 31st of the year of the interview.
The final merit list of the candidates is based on the marks computed from the table given above.
The points for work experience are given based on the following table:

Months Points

Less than 6

0

6 to 9

0.5

10 to 12

1

13 to 15

2

16 to 18

3

19 to 21

4

22 to 24

5

25 to 27

6

28 to 30

7

31 to 36

8

37 to 39

7

40 to 42

6


More info at : https://programslive.iimcal.ac.in/admission-procedure-domestic-candidates

2015-17 PGP Batch

IIM Calcutta batch strength is around 460. For the 2015-17 batch, IIM-C has called around 4000 students for the WAT-PI process,which is almost 9-10 times its batch strength.

 


Fees

The most recently revised fees of IIM-C has been tabulated below (as on May'15)

Program

Fees

PGDM

Rs. 16.2 lakhs

PGDBA

Rs. 16.2 lakhs

PGPEX

Rs. 22 lakhs

PGPEX-VLM

Rs. 9 lakhs



Inside IIM Calcutta



The following data of the 2012-14 PGDM batch portrays the diversity of the batch

Graduation Background Diversity


IIM Calcutta Graduation Diversity | CL Research

There have been around 90-95% engineers in each of the last 3 batches of PGDM.

Work Experience Based Diversity

IIM Calcutta Work experience Diversity | CL Research

More info at : https://programslive.iimcal.ac.in/batch-profile-2014-0



IIM-C Final Placements

The placement process is conducted in two stages. The first is the laterals process where the firms interview the students with work experience and offer them mid-level managerial positions. The second stage is the final placement process where the firms are grouped into cohorts based on the profile offered.
Almost 50% of the 2012-2014 batch had either a Pre Placement Offer (PPO) or a lateral placement offer before the placement season began. The table compares the last two batches.

Last 3 years at a glance

 

2013 - 2015

2012 - 2014

2011 - 2013

Total No. of Students Participating

429

425

444

Total No. of Companies

148

250+

218

Total No. of Offers

501

465

446

PPOs Accepted (PPOs Offered)

NA (134)

91 (112)

NA

Lateral Placements Accepted (Offered)

NA (143)

106 (124)

NA

(As a policy, IIM Calcutta doesn't disclose the salary / average package statistics)

 

Function-wise Classification - Class of 2012 - 2014

IIM Calcutta Final Placements 2014 | CL Research

Function-wise Classification - Class of 2011 - 2013

IIM Calcutta Final Placements 2013 | CL Research


IIM-C Summer Placements

The summer placement for the batch of 2014-2016 was successfully completed ina record time of 2.5 days. The batch of around 453 studentswas one of the largest batches across all the IIMs witharound 140 firms participating in the placement process. Companies of different sectors hired candidates for a wide range of functions.

 

Function-wise Classification - Summer Placements - Class of 2014 - 2016

IIM Calcutta Summer Placements 2015 | CL Research

 

Disclaimer:

The analysis given above has been prepared by Career Launcher experts. The information given here has no bearing on your actual score. Career Launcher does not take responsibility for any discrepancy between information in this document and actual result.


Notable IIM-C Alumni

Academics

  • Gita Johar
    Senior Vice Dean and Professor
    Columbia Business School, Columbia University
  • Paul Shrivastava
    David O'Brien Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Enterprise
    Concordia University
  • Krishna Palepu
    Professor at Harvard Business School
    Senior Adviser to the President for Global Strategy
    Harvard University
  • Dan Gode
    Professor at New York University


Business

  • Indra Nooyi
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo
  • Gopal Vittal
    CEO of BhartiAirtel (India)
  • Ajit Balakrishnan
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rediff.com
  • AshishChauhan
    Managing Director (MD) and CEO
    Bombay Stock Exchange
  • Nishi Vasudeva
    Chairperson & Managing Director (CMD)
    Hindustan Petroleum
  • Sunil Alagh
    Former MD and CEO
    Britannia Industries
  • Shantanu Khosla
    MD of Procter & Gamble India


Public Sector/Service Sector

  • Amolak RathanKohli
    Former Governor of Mizoram


Literature

  • Amish Tripathi
    Novelist, author of the Shiva Trilogy


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