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 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:
PGDM, IIM Calcutta's flagship program, is a two-year residential program for graduates.
One Year Residential Program for executives & mid-career professionals
One year full time residential program with focus on techno-management, jointly conducted by three premier institutes-IIM-C, IIT Kanpur & IIT Madras
Full time doctoral programme.
The program is a two-yearfull-time diploma program aimed at creating business analytics professionals who are inclined towards mathematics, have an analytical mindset and can apply analytical concepts for solving business problems. The program is jointly hosted by the Indian Institute of Management - Calcutta, Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur and the Indian Statistical Institute - Kolkata.
IIM-C, being a member of the Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS), also offers:
IIMC has joined CEMS, an elite club of 30 premier business schools from across the world, as an Academic partner. The CEMS MIM program is a one-year program which can be taken up simultaneously with the 2-year flagship PGP program of IIMC. The key distinguishing feature of CEMS MIM is that it brings forth all the stakeholders (schools, companies, students and alumni) together in a collaborative course which is the MIM. Qualifying students have to spend one term (Term V of IIMC 2nd year PGP / Term 1 of CEMS MIM) in any of the CEMS member schools abroad before returning to IIMC for the final term.
|Area of specialisation||Tests in lieu of CAT|
|Economics||GMAT/GRE/UGC-NET in Business Economics/ Development Economics/ Economics|
|Finance and Control||GMAT/ GRE/ UGC-JRF in Commerce/ Economics/ Management|
|Human Resource Management||GMAT/ GRE/ GATE/ UGC-JRF in any discipline|
|Management Information Systems||GMAT/ GRE/ GATE/ UGC-JRF in any discipline|
|Marketing||GMAT/ GRE/ GATE/ UGC-JRF in any discipline|
|Operations Management||GMAT/ GRE/ GATE/ UGC-JRF in Mathematical Sciences|
|Organizational Behaviour||GMAT/ GRE/ GATE/ UGC-JRF in any discipline|
|Public Policy and Management||GRE/ UGC-JRF in Anthropology/ Economics/ Environmental Science/ Geography/ History/ International and Area Studies/ Law/ Management/ Political Science/ Psychology/ Public Administration/ Social Work/ Sociology|
|Regional Development||GRE/ UGC-JRF in Anthropology/ Economics/ Geography/ Population Studies/ Public Administration/ Sociology|
|Sociology||UGC-JRF in Anthropology/ Economics/ Political Science/ Sociology|
|Strategic Management||GMAT/ GRE/ GATE/ UGC-JRF in Anthropology/ Commerce/ Defence and Strategic Studies/ Economics/ Environmental Science/ Geography/ History/ Law/ Management/ Political Science/ Psychology/ Public Administration/ Sociology|
Eligibility for PGDM
Eligibility for PGDBA
A candidate must hold a graduate/post graduate degree with any of the following:
For SC/ ST and Differently Abled (DA) category candidates, the qualifying marks for eligibility shall be 55%, and/or CGPA 6.0 on a 10-point scale, and/or equivalent.
Candidates, who are in the final year, are also eligible to apply provided they appear in the final examination and complete other academic requirements as specified above by May 31, 2017.
Eligibility for PGPEX
Eligibility for PGPEX-VLM
Eligibility for FPM
For PGDM There are 2 stages that a candidate goes through before getting selected for IIM-Calcutta PGDM Programme.
For PGPEX Programme
For PGPEX-VLM Programme
IIM-C shortlists candidates on the basis of the CAT score, past academic performance, and other criteria mentioned below.
The minimum CAT percentiles required in order to be considered for an IIM-C call are as follows, but the actual section-wise and overall percentile of a short-listed candidate may be much higher than those mentioned below.
|Category||Section - I
Quantitative Ability (QA)
|Section - II
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
|Section - III
Verbal Ability (VA)
|Open||≥ 80||≥80||≥ 80||≥90|
|NC-OBC||≥ 75||≥ 75||≥ 75||≥ 85|
|SC||≥ 65||≥ 65||≥ 65||≥ 70|
|ST||≥ 60||≥ 60||≥ 60||≥ 70|
|PWD||≥ 60||≥ 60||≥ 60||≥ 70|
Note: Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Non-creamy Other Backward Castes (NC-OBC), Person with Disability (PWD)
The interview calls made to the candidates are based on the composite score. The Composite Score reflects the components of the 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 X %age||Marks||Class XII %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|
(For computing the percentage of marks obtained in Class X and Class XII, the aggregate marks of all subjects that appear in the mark sheet/grade sheet would be considered irrespective of whether the Board considers them for calculation of percentage).
The composite score of a candidate is calculated on the basis of the table below. All the components have a particular weightage:
|CAT 2017 Overall Score||28||(A/B) X 28|
|Class X Marks||10||As per table above|
|Class XII Marks||10||As per table above|
|Gender Diversity Factor||2||2 marks will be awarded to promote gender diversity|
A = Candidate's Total CAT 2017 score
B = Maximum CAT 2017 Score
The composite cut-off score is used for short-listing the candidates for the PI stage in each category. The number of candidates short-listed for the PI stage would be the discretion of the institute and would depend on the batch size of 2018-20.
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
|CAT 2017 Score||15|
|Personal Interview (PI)||24|
|Writing Ability Test (WAT)||5|
|Points awarded for Academic Diversity at Bachelor's degree level (Academic Diversity Factor for Bachelor’s degree (ADFB)):
Candidates with any of the following bachelor's degree in the list X below are eligible for ADFB:
List X: BA, BA(H), B.Sc., B.Sc.(H), BS, B. Com, B. Com(H), BCA, BBA, B.Pharma, LL.B, MBBS, BDS or any other non-engineering subject areas at the Bachelor's level not mentioned above.
|If Bachelor's degree is from list X
ADFB = 2
Else, ADFB = 0
For work experience, a maximum of four points will be awarded based on the length of service as on January 31, 2018. (Please refer Table below). However, only managerial work experience after graduation will be considered. Training/Project work/work done as an integral part of curricular requirement will not be considered.
|0 to 6||0|
|6 to 12||2|
|13 to 24||3|
|25 to 36||4|
|37 to 48||3|
The final selection list will be based on merit in each category; minimum qualification on the above-mentioned criteria would not automatically qualify the candidate for admission into IIM Calcutta.
The most recently revised fees of IIM-C has been tabulated below (as on Sep 2017)
The following data of the 2016-18 PGDM batch portrays the diversity of the batch, based on three parameters.
Graduation Background Diversity
The trend has been prevalent that there have been around 90-95% engineers in each batch of PGDM.
Work Experience Based Diversity
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||2014 - 2016||2015 - 2017|
|Total No. of Students Participating||429||439||449|
|Total No. of Companies||148||200+||162|
|Total No. of Offers||501||499||474|
|Lateral Placements Offered||143||143||NA|
(As a policy, IIM Calcutta doesn't disclose the salary / average package statistics)
The summer placement for the batch of 2016-18 was successfully completed with 460+ summer internship offers made on campus.
FUNCTION-WISE CLASSIFICATION - SUMMER PLACEMENTS - BATCH 2016 -2018
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