IIFT Introduction

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is an autonomous institute established by the Government of India (Ministry of Commerce and Industry) in 1963. It has institutes at three locations - Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada. Its flagship program is the Master of Business Administration in International Business (MBA-IB) making IIFT the only institute among the top 10 B-schools of India to offer such a program.

  1. MBA in International Business (MBA-IB)
    • Two-year MBA (International Business) - Full Time
    • Three-year MBA (International Business) - Weekend

  2. Executive Programmes
    • Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business (EPGDIB)
    • Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Marketing (EPGDIM)
    • Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Capital And Financial Markets (EPGDCFM)

  3. Doctoral Programme
    • Full time / part time Doctoral Programme

Getting into IIFT

IIFT Results Accepted

For MBA - IB Programme
  • Domestic Candidates (in India) - IIFT Exam
  • International Candidates (outside India) - GMAT
For Executive Programmes - Application Based

IIFT Eligibility

Eligibility for MBA-IB

  • The candidate must have a recognized Bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years' duration in any discipline.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year bachelor's degree / equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.

Eligibility for Executive Courses

  • Candidate must have a Post-Graduate Degree/Engineering Degree OR equivalent from any recognized University or Institution and managerial work experience of not less than three years or,
  • Candidate must have passed Graduation or equivalent degree from any recognized University or Institution and must have managerial work experience of not less than FIVE years.
  • Only the work experience as on 31st July of the year when the program is advertised is considered.
  • Candidate must provide Company sponsorship or No Objection Certificate from the employer.

IIFT Admission Procedure

  • For MBA-IB
  1. 1.   Candidates are required to appear for a test organized by IIFT (or GMAT in case of foreign candidates).
  2. 2.   Based on the performance in the test, candidates are called for Essay Writing, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Candidates are finally shortlisted for a seat at IIFT based on their GDPI performance.

IIFT Admission Procedure

  • For Executive Courses
  1. 1.   Applications are invited and based on the application a candidate is shortlisted.
  2. 2.   Shortlisted candidates will be called for a Group Discussion, Essay Writing followed by a Personal Interview.

IIFT Admission Procedure


The most recently revised fees of IIFT Delhi is tabulated below (for 2016 batch)


Fees (approx.)




International Candidate

Rs. 7.60 LPA

Rs. 3.5 LPA

USD 27,500 p.a.


Rs. 7.50 LPA

Rs. 3.75 LPA

USD 25,000

Executive Programmes



Rs. 3.5 lakhs

Rs. 1.75 lakhs

Inside IIFT


The following data of the 2015-17 batch portrays the diversity at IIFT.

Gender Diversity

IIFT saw an increase in the number of females as the gender diversity rose to 25% females in the 2015-17 batch.

IIFT Gender Diversity | CL Research

Work Experience Diversity

The 2015-17 batch of IIFT had a good mix of freshers and experienced professionals. The following graphic depicts the diversity.

IIFT Work Experience Diversity | CL Research

Work Experience Domain Diversity

IIFT has students who have worked in diverse domains at various levels of hierarchy.

IIFT Work Experience Domain Diversity | CL Research

IIFT Final Placements

Placements of the 2017 batch witnessed a good number of foreign offers from various companies based out of US, Singapore, Middle-East, Nigeria and Australia. The placements also saw a steep increase in the number of offers from the e-commerce companies. The following are the highlights of the placements.
Jobs from diverse domains are offered at IIFT. The following is the domain-wise break up of the placements.

2017 batch at a glance


2015- 2017 Batch

Total No. of Students Participating


Total No. of Companies


No. of PPOs/PPIs


Average Overall CTC

18.41 LPA

Highest Domestic CTC

26 LPA

More info: http://tedu.iift.ac.in/iift/docs/FinalPlacementReport2017.pdf

IIFT Final Placements | CL Research

IIFT Summer Placements

The summer placements for the batch of 2015-2017 was successfully completed. This year IIFT witnessed its largest ever batch getting placed in record time with as many as 12 international internship offers.

Last 2 years at a glance


2015 - 2017 Batch

2014 - 2016 Batch

Batch Strength



No. Participating Companies



Average Stipend

Rs. 1,10,000

Rs. 87,000

Highest Stipend

Rs. 4,00,000

Rs. 4,90,000

Domain-Wise Sumer Placement:

IIFT Summer Placements | CL Research

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.

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