IIM Calcutta - Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta is one of the top and oldest IIMs in the Country. IIM Calcutta is renowned for pioneering education in the finance sector. IIM Calcutta is known for its 2-year flagship MBA program, which accepts admission through CAT. IIM Calcutta cut off 2023 is 85 percentile, however candidates scoring 96-99 percentile or higher are considered for admission.

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IIM Calcutta MBA fees is 27 lakh for 2 years, whereas IIM Calcutta average package stood at INR 35.07 LPA for the 2023 batch. IIM Calcutta was ranked 4th by NIRF 2023 and 3rd by IIRF 2023. The Institute is also ranked 76th by FT Global MBA 2023 Rankings. IIM Calcutta ranks 1st in the prestigious BT-MDRA Best B-School Survey 2023.

IIM Calcutta Highlights

Particulars Statistics 
Established Year 1961
Campus Size 135 acres
Students Intake 480
MBA Fees INR 27,00,000
NIRF Ranking 2023 4
Number of Courses 8
Total Faculty  81
Scholarship Need-based financial assistance available
Average Package 2023 INR 35.07 LPA
Top Recruiters  Adobe, Flipkart, Amazon, BCG, Goldman Sachs, etc

IIM Calcutta

IIM Calcutta Important Dates 2024

Shortlist Announcement for WAT-PI  January 15, 2024 (Tentative)
WAT-PI Round starts February 2024 (Tentative)
Final Admission Offer April 28, 2024 (Tentative)
Events Dates (First Round) Dates (2nd Round) Dates (3rd Round)
Dates for Downloading the Application Form and Applying Online June 30, 2023 - August 17, 2023 August 18, 2023 - October 12, 2023 October 13, 2023 - November 23, 2023
Submission of duly completed application form August 17, 2023 October 12, 2023 November 23, 2023
Interview of Shortlisted candidates September 02 - 03, 2023 November 04 - 05, 2023 December 09 - 10, 2023

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IIM Calcutta Fees 2024

Courses Fees
MBA INR 27,00,000 (2 years)
MBAEx INR 31,00,000 (1 year)
PGDBA INR 25,00,000 (2 years)

IIM Calcutta Courses 2024

IIM Calcutta Fees is INR 27 Lakhs for MBA Program, previous year the Institute charged INR 23 Lakhs for the same. IIM Calcutta also offers MBAEx, PhD and various PG Programs.

Courses Program Details
MBA Intake: 480
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks.
Selection Criteria: CAT + WAT + Personal Interview 
MBAEx Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of work experience.
Selection Criteria: GMAT + Personal Interview 
PGDBA Intake: 53
Eligibility: Graduate/ Postgraduate degree with 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA.
Selection Criteria: Admission Test + Personal Interview 

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IIM Calcutta Admission 2024

IIM Calcutta MBA admissions include the following stages: 

Admission Stage Description 
CAT Registration  Interested candidates will have to register for CAT and also apply to IIM Calcutta in the same form. 
CAT Exam The applicants will have to appear for CAT.
Stage 1 Shortlisting for WAT-PI The candidates who have scored a percentile above the minimum cut-off in both sectional and overall will be shortlisted. 
Final Shortlist for WAT-PI Process The shortlisted candidates will be ranked based on their composite score and will be shortlisted for the WAT-PI process.
WAT-PI Process The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).
Final Selection  A category-wise merit list will be prepared based on the composite scores, which will be calculated through the CAT score, PI, WAT, Academic diversity, and Work experience. 

The following data represents the admission stats for the MBA batch of 2022-24:

Category Sanctioned Intake No. of Shortlisted Candidates No. of Candidates with Final Admission Offer No. of Candidates with Waitlist Movement
General 233 789 415 171
EWS 9 60 17 6
NC - OBC 130 386 233 137
SC 72 406 128 95
ST 105 213 105 57

IIM Calcutta Admission Stories

IIM Calcutta Admission for MBA is done on the basis of CAT scores followed by Personal Interview. Given below are some Admission Stories from IIM Calcutta students for you to prepare for MBA Admission.

Admission Story Work Experience CAT Percentile
Aditya Srinivas G Capgemini - 2 Years; Oyo - 1 Year; IPAC - 1 Year 99.79
Ravindra Khudania JP Morgan, Tech Mahindra, Oracle - Software Engineer 98
Alankrit Srivastava Samsung R&D Institute - Software Development 99.69
Bharadwaaj Manchala Steel Authority of India Limited - 2 Years, 9 Months 96
Ankit Jalgaonkar Fresher 99.82

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IIM Calcutta Cut-off 2023

IIM Calcutta MBA Cutoff is 85 Percentile but to get a call from the Institute, one should have a percentile above 99. The Expected GMAT cutoff is 728 for IIM Calcutta. IIM Calcutta cut-off for all the categories is mentioned below:

Category Overall Percentile VARC DILR QA
General 85 80 80 75
NC-OBC 75 70 65 65
EWS 75 70 65 65
SC 70 65 60 60
ST 65 55 55 55
PwD 55 45 45 45

The following table represents the Category wise composite score cutoff at which the interview shortlist and the final offers were made to the 2022-24 batch:

Category Composite Score Cut-off for Shortlisting for Interview Composite Score Cut-off for the Final Offer of Admission
General 56.488 48.684
EWS 51.029 48.467
NC - OBC 48.63 35.519
SC 41.203 35.914
ST 34.35 24.547

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IIM Calcutta Placements 2023

IIM Calcutta Placements 2023 were recently concluded. A total of 573 offers were made. Most of the offers were made in the Consulting sector with an average package of INR 35.07 LPA. The top 25% of students secured an average package of INR 50.86 LPA.

Particulars Placement Statistics 2023
Batch Size 465
Number of Recruiters 190
Total Number of Offers 573
New Recruiters 39
Highest International Package INR 94.82 LPA
Highest Domestic Package INR 1.15 CPA
Average Package INR 35.07 LPA
Median Package INR 33.67 LPA
Top 25% Students Average Package INR 50.86 LPA
Major Sector Consulting & Finance
Top Recruiters Adobe, Flipkart, Amazon, BCG, Goldman Sachs, etc.

IIM Calcutta placement statistics for the last 3 years are mentioned in the table below:

Year Average CTC Median CTC
2022 INR 34.20 LPA INR 31 LPA
2021 INR 29.28 LPA  INR 27.67 LPA
2020 INR 27.8 LPA INR 25.1 LPA

Check: IIM Calcutta detailed Placement Report

IIM Calcutta Ranking 2024

IIM Calcutta was ranked 4th by NIRF 2023, among the top management institutes in India. IIM Calcutta has been ranked by many other ranking bodies, which are mentioned in the table below:

Ranking Body  Year Category Rank 
QS World University Global MBA Rankings 2024 Management 59
NIRF 2023 Management 4
IIRF 2023 Top Govt. B-School 3
Financial Times 2023 Masters in Management (MIM) 60
QS Ranking 2023 QS Masters in Management (MIM) 51 
BT-MDRA 2023 Best B-School Survey 1
Business Today 2023 Executive MBA Ranking (EPBM) 4
Business Today 2023 1-year MBA Ranking (MBAEx) 4

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IIM Calcutta Vs IIM Ahmedabad Vs IIM Bangalore

The following table represents the comparison between IIM Calcutta Vs IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore:

College IIM-Calcutta IIM-Ahmedabad IIM-Bangalore
Established 1961 1961 1973
Batch Size 465 (35% Female, 65% Male) 450 (33.5% Woman, 35% freshers) 480 (142 Female, 338 Male)
Campus area 135 acre 102 acre 100 acre
City The campus is located far away from the city so the students have limited access to the city. The weather of the city is extremely hot and humid. The weather during the summers may get unbearable (since there’s no AC in some of the hostels) Bengaluru is the startup hub of India. The campus is located in the heart of the city which gives the students a chance to explore the city and network.
Curriculum core courses in the first year and elective courses in the second. The curriculum is also known to be more intense quantitatively All courses are mandatory in the first year and the second year has all the elective courses. IIM B offers a choice of 3 elective courses in the first year itself to prepare the students for the summer placements.
Specialization Consulting (32%), Finance (17%) and General Management (16%) Consulting (46%), Finance (16%) and Marketing (9.5%) Consulting (36%), Product management (17%) and Finance (14%)
Culture IIM- C has a complete opposite culture of homogeneity. Across the 3 IIMs, the closest knit family is that IIMC. IIMC is a classic example of common misery being the best binder of people. They are located outside the city, the climate is difficult, education is tough. This torrid environment of C brings in a culture of togetherness within C-ites. IIMA is the perfect median between the other 2- it has a culture of clusters. IIMA people are not just achievers, but toppers throughout their lives, a trait that adds insecurity. This is why IIMA people have a very strong and lasting bond with a small group of people. IIMB has a culture of heterogeneity. At B, each individual is an achiever by themselves. Unlike C, where students grow their social capital, at B, each student explores his/her individuality. There is no cluster of the students across any hostel block or class section. Each one is each one. 
Dual degree IIM C offers a double degree in association with ESCP Europe. Full placement support is offered to students opting for the dual degree by the institutes. IIM Ahmedabad has double-degree programme agreement with about six International schools such as ESSEC Business School, HEC, University of Bocconi IIM Bangalore has double-degree programme agreement with about three International schools such as ESCP Europe Business School), Bocconi University and Hitotsubashi University Business School

Life at IIM Calcutta 

IIM Calcutta campus provides a world-class infrastructure and academic buildings including classrooms of different sizes and seating capacities, group study areas, conference rooms, lounges, a library, and offices for faculty and staff. 

IIM Calcutta campus offers on-campus accommodation for its students enrolled in the residential programs. There are 3 major hostels, the Old hostel, the White hostel, and the New hostel. There are 2 new newly build hostels with international standards. It has spacious rooms with french windows, opening into a spacious balcony, giving a feeling of luxury and comfort. All the hostels include common rooms, games rooms, and courts for various sports in all hostels, where the students can relax after a hectic day. It is a common sight to find students working at night in the hostel common rooms. 

Each hostel has its own life and culture. There are always some or the other events going on within the hostels like inter-hostel sports competitions, festivals, pujas celebrations, food festivals, etc. The hostel life at IIM Calcutta offers the students to interact with peers and participate in cultural, community, and sports activities.

IIM Calcutta Campus

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IIM Calcutta FAQs

Ques. What is the eligibility for ST/ SC candidates for admission into IIM Calcutta MBA?

Ans. The ST/ SC/ PWD candidates should have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 45% aggregate marks to be eligible for applying to IIM Calcutta MBA. 

Ques. What are the documents required while applying for MBA-Ex at IIM Calcutta?

Ans. The documents that need to be sent while applying for MBA-Ex at IIM Calcutta include

  • Duly filled application form.
  • Application fee paid by demand draft/ cheque
  • GMAT scorecard
  • Proof of English proficiency (if applicable)
  • Marksheets of degrees obtained (scanned and self-attested)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two Letters of recommendation

Ques. What is the minimum GMAT score required to apply for the MBA-EX at IIM Calcutta?

Ans. There is no minimum GMAT score required for MBA-Ex. The candidates are just expected to have a valid GMAT score.

Ques. Is there an age limit to apply for MBA-Ex at IIM Calcutta?

Ans. No, there is no upper age limit to apply for MBA-Ex at IIM Calcutta.

Ques. Does IIM Calcutta offer any scholarships to MBA-Ex students?

Ans. As of now, there is no scholarship available for MBA-Ex students, but the institute can support the students in getting educational loans from the bank.

Ques. Does IIM Calcutta offer placement to MBA-Ex students?

Ans. Yes, IIM Calcutta offers placement to MBA-Ex students, except for those who have been sponsored by the companies.

Ques. Do IIM Calcutta provide accommodation to MBAEx students?

Ans. Yes. IIM Calcutta provides accommodations to MBAEx students with and without family. There are single rooms for students without family that includes facilities like A/C, intercom, washing machine, fridge, TV, and microwave. There is limited accommodation for students with family, and it includes Kitchen, bathroom, fridge, TV, A/C, washing machine, intercom, microwave oven, wifi, etc. 

Ques, Will the MBA-Ex program at IIM Calcutta provide specializations in functional disciplines like Finance, Marketing, Operations, etc?

Ans. The MBAEx program at IIM Calcutta is a general management program, so the students do not have the option to choose a specialization. But the MBA-Ex students will have to take 15 elective courses during the course which will cover all major functional disciplines.

Ques, What is the minimum salary for IIM Calcutta?

Ans. The minimum salary of IIM Calcutta is INR 33.67 LPA, based on the 2023 placement data.

Ques. What is the IIM Calcutta fees for 2 years?

Ans. The MBA fees at IIM Calcutta is INR 27,00,000 for 2 years.

Ques. Is there 100% placement in IIM Calcutta?

Ans. Yes, IIM Calcutta has been consistently showing 100% placement record.

Ques. What is MBAEx in IIM Calcutta?

Ans. MBAEx is a one year full-time residentile program meant for executives, who have a work experience of more than 5 years.

Ques. What is the difference between MBA and MBAEx?

Ans. MBA is a full-time 2 year program in management for candidates with or without work experience. Whereas MBAEx is a 1 year program in management for candidates who have a work experience of more than 5 years.

Ques. What is the highest package of IIM Calcutta MBAEx?

Ans. The highest package of MBAEx program at IIM Calcutta was INR 1.37 CPA in 2022 placement drive.

Ques. What is the course fee for Executive MBA at IIM Calcutta?

Ans. The MBAEx fee at IIM Calcutta is INR 31,00,000 for 1 year duration.

Ques. What is the salary after Executive MBA in IIM Calcutta?

Ans. The average salary of IIM Calcutta Executive MBA students in the 2022 placement drive was INR 36.79 LPA and the highest salary can go upto INR 1.37 CPA.

Ques. How is the placement of PGDBA at IIM Calcutta?

Ans. In the 2022 placement drive, a total of 36 companies participated and made offers a batch of 62 students. The average package witnessed was INR 29.71 LPA and the highest package was INR 42.50 LPA.

Ques. How many seats are there in PGDBA at IIM Calcutta?

Ans. The PGDBA program at IIM Calcutta offers 53 seats. 

Ques. What is the fees for PGDBA at IIM Calcutta?

Ans. The PGDBA fees at IIM Calcutta is INR 25,00,000 for 2 years. 

Ques. What is the highest package of PGDBA at IIM Calcutta?

Ans. The highest package for the PGDBA program at IIM Calcutta is INR 42.50 LPA for the 2022 placement drive. 

Ques. How much stipend does IIM Calcutta give to PhD students?

Ans. The PhD students in IIM Calcutta recieve a stipend of INR 30,000 per month and goes up to INR 35,000 per month. In addition, each student can avail the student development grants of up to INR 65,000 for the first year of study, and of up to INR 25,000 per year for subsequent years. Also they can avail an extra fund of upto INR 50,000 for field research.

Ques. Who is apply for IIM Calcutta PhD program?

Ans. The candidates who have a Master’s degree or a Postgraduate degree with First Class OR B.Com and CA with 50% marks OR 4-year Bachelor’s degree with 6.5 CGPA are eligible to apply for the PhD program at IIM Calcutta.

Ques. I am a final year engineering student. Can I apply for PhD in IIM Calcutta?

Ans. Yes, the candidate who have completed or are in the final year of of the 4-year Bachelors degree with 6.5 CGPA are eligible for the PhD program at IIM Calcutta.

Ques. What are the areas of specialization offered for PhD in IIM Calcutta?

Ans. The areas of specialization offered in PhD are as follows:

  • Economics
  • Finance & Control
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Public Policy and Management
  • Strategic management

Ques. What is the validity period for the test scores for PhD admission at IIM Calcutta.

Ans. Any of the test scores being used for PhD admission should not be older than 2 years.

Ques. Is there any age limit for PhD admission at IIM Calcutta?

Ans. No, there is no upper age limit for PhD admission at IIM Calcutta. 

Ques. What is the average batch strength of IIM Calcutta MBA program?

Ans. The MBA batch intake for the 2023 is 480 students.

Ques. Is it possible to reschedule an interview of IIM Calcutta?

Ans. Yes, it is possible to reschedule an interview at IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta or any other IIM. If you can’t attend the interview, for some reason, you can write a letter and request them to give you another interview slot. You should explain the reason.

Ques. What is the benefit of International Exchange program at IIM Calcutta?

Ans. IIM Calcutta and ESCP Europe (one of the partner institutions from France) have signed a comprehensive agreement and since then the two institutes have developed a strong student exchange programme through fruitful collaboration. IIMC PGDM students enrolled in the dual degree programme will be awarded a dual degree provided they have fulfilled all the requirements including 8-10 weeks internship.

Ques. How is the campus life at IIM Calcutta?

Ans. The lush green and seven lakes make the IIM Calcutta campus picturesque and well endowed. Located in Joka, the institute offers a conducive environment which is a linchpin for intellectual and personal growth of the students as a close-knit community. IIM Calcutta’s academic and administrative buildings provide advanced classrooms of distinguished size and seating capacities, group study lounge, a conference hall, a business/engineering library, and offices for faculty and staff. IIMC’s cutting-edge IT environment includes the latest classroom instructional technology, computing, video conferencing, and integrated collaboration services. 

Ques. How is the IIM Calcutta library?

Ans. The IIM Calcutta library is contemplated to be the largest management library in Asia. Through the library with an enlarged database, students can gain access to over 140,000 reference works and 1500 periodicals, and access to the entire electronic collection.

Ques. Is work experience necessary for admission into IIM Calcutta MBA?

Ans. No, work experience is not compulsory for seeking admission into IIM Calcutta. However, having a relevant work experience adds extra weightage to a candidate's profile when applying for IIM Calcutta MBA admission.

Ques. How many hostel are there in IIM Calcutta?

Ans. There are a total of 5 hostels. Three of them are major hostels, Old hostel, White hostel, and New hostel. The rest 2 are the newly build hostels.

Ques. What are the facilities available within the hostel?

Ans. All the hostels include common rooms, games rooms, and courts for various sports in all hostels, where the students can relax after a hectic day.

Ques. Does IIM Calcutta conduct extra curricular activities?

Ans. Yes, there is plenty of opportunity at IIM Calcutta to indulge oneself in extra-curricular activities through the numerous clubs and special interest groups. Also, there are a variety of sports, cultural, business and literary events throughout the year.

Ques. Is it worth it to do MBA from IIM Calcutta?

Ans. Yes, IIM Calcutta has kept on maintaining a record of 100% placement of the students over the past years. During 2023 placements, the average CTC was recorded INR 35.07 LPA, which was much higher than the total MBA fee. therefore the institute is not only known for its premier IIM status but also for its high ROI.