The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is welcoming applications for Master of Business Administration (MBA - International Business) Degree Program at IIFT Kolkata Campuses for the academic year 2021-23.

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has announced the list of candidates shortlisted for the GD/PI round of MBA Admission 2021. Candidates have been shortlisted on the basis of their score in the IIFT Entrance exam conducted on January 24, 2021. Apply here for IIFT Admission 2021

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is an autonomous public business school. It has chosen West Bengal as the region to establish its first-ever campus outside Delhi. IIFT Kolkata, established in the year 2006, located in Salt Lake City. Its flagship program is the Master of Business Administration in International Business. It is the only institute among the top-10 business schools in India that offers this program. IIFT has been consistently ranked among the Top 10 B-Schools in the country. 

IIFT Kolkata Courses

IIFT has a rigorous curriculum and has been ranked the 2nd ranked institute in India in terms of its pedagogy. The courses are designed to put an international focus along with mandatory foreign language course. Following are the courses offered at Kolkata Campus: 

  • Ph.D. Programme 
  • MBA in International Business ( Full-Time and Part-Time)
  • Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business
  • Certificate Programme in Export Management

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IIFT Kolkata Admissions

IIFT is a leading business school in the country and is famous for its management courses. For taking admission in this prestigious institute, one needs to appear for entrance examination namely IIFT conducted at the national level. It considers only the score of its own exam for shortlisting the candidates for admissions. Apart from the written examination, the admission procedure also includes essay writing and an interview for final selection. Below mentioned are the eligibility criteria for the entrance exam: 

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The candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized board with at least 50% marks. Students in their final year can also apply for the entrance exam.  The candidate should produce a valid GMAT score and residence proof. NRI students are not eligible under this category. 

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IIFT Kolkata Facilities

  1. Library: IIFT library is a veritable storehouse of information for the students and includes almost 3780 books in almost all areas relevant to management and around 73 National and International Journals. Almost all business dailies are also available in its periodical section. A limited collection of electronic resources in the form of CD, DVD, floppies are also available along with an e-library. The sources include EBSCO, Proquest, JSTOR, Emerald, World Trade Atlas, and many more. The resources of the library are fully computerized with the installation of LIBSYS 4, an integrated software which includes the facility of Online Public Access Catalogue. 
  2. Computer Lab: The lab at IIFT Kolkata is well equipped with computers for student access. WiFi services are also made available to the students on the campus. Libsys, Prowess, India Trades services have been facilitated locally whereas other web services are being facilitated to IIFT Kolkata over NLD line.

Other facilities provided by the institute include fully air-conditioned lecture halls with modern audio‐visual aids, conference halls for round‐table conferences, an auditorium of 500 seating capacity, MDP Centre, indoor games, sports ground, besides excellent residential facilities for the students.


IIFT Kolkata Placement

IIFT follows a rigorous procedure for placements in both its campuses. The institute is a dream destination for MBA aspirants due to excellent placement offers from both domestic and international companies. Keeping up the trend of the last few years, IIFT has concluded 100% placement record for the year 2019.  

IIFT Placement Highlights 2019

Number of Students Appeared 279
Total Number of Participating Recruiters 98
Average Salary offered 20.07 LPA
Highest Salary Offered 1 Crore

Some of the frequent recruiters include Rivigo, Bata, Roland Berger, Lenskart, United Health Group, Go-MMT, Paytm, Aegis Resources, Tata Global Beverages, Axtria, HomeCredit, DE Shaw Group, Field, Polycab, Export Trading Group, Zomato and many more. 

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IIFT Kolkata Extracurricular Activities

BLASH: It is the Trade club at IIFT, with the task of organizing all the activities which help the students at IIFT comprehend the essence of trading activities and at the same time, instills deep knowledge with regards to the current trends and basics about the world of international trade

Cashonova: The Cashonova Club at IIFT aims to generate interest and be the platform for fine-tuning skills of the students pertaining to areas of Corporate Finance, Investments, Valuations, and Banking and Financial markets.

Socrates: It is a platform where students who are passionate about making a career in consulting come together and learn the different facets of the world of consulting. The club aims to complement classroom learning and present a wider view of the consulting domain to its members in order to broaden their horizons.

Koshish: It is the social awareness club of IIFT to sensitize the students to the needs and problems of society and social and economic development.

Systemix: is the Business Technology Club at IIFT. It aims to provide participants an exposure to the emerging trends in technology and provides a platform to the students to make a career in Information Technology.


IIFT Kolkata Ranking

  • As of 2014, IIFT was ranked 6th in India by the Wall Street Journal
  • Ranked 21 by the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report in the Asia-Pacific region for 2012
  • Ranked 7th by the Business Today 50 best business schools of 2011

Ques. What are the courses offered at IIFT Kolkata? 

Ans. The courses offered by IIFT Kolkata are - 

  • Ph.D. Programme 
  • MBA in International Business ( Full-Time and Part-Time)
  • Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business
  • Certificate Programme in Export Management

Ques. What are the admission criteria for various courses at IIFT Kolkata? 

Ans. The admission criteria for various courses at IIFT Kolkata are as follows - 

  • The admission takes place on the basis on an Entrance exam. 
  • Applicants can appear for the exam through two modes of application - Online and Offline
  • The name of the Entrance Exam is CAT/GMAT.

Ques. How is the placement avenue at IIFT Kolkata? 

Ans. IIFT Kolkata provides great placement opportunities for its students. Some of the frequent recruiters include 

  • Rivigo, Bata, Roland Berger, Lenskart, United Health Group, Go-MMT, Paytm, Aegis Resources, Tata Global Beverages, Axtria, HomeCredit, DE Shaw Group, Field, Polycab, Export Trading Group, Zomato and many more.

Ques. Are there extracurricular activities that candidates can indulge in IIFT Kolkata? 

Ans. IIFT Kolkata provides a range of extracurricular activities that students can take part in. They are as follows - 

  • BLASH: It is the Trade club at IIFT. 
  • Casanova: The Casanova Club at IIFT aims to generate interest in Corporate Finance, Investments, Valuations, and Banking and Financial markets.
  • Socrates: It is a platform where students who are passionate about making a career in consulting come together and learn the different facets of the world of consulting. 
  • Koshish: It is the social awareness club of IIFT. 
  • Systemix: It is the Business Technology Club at IIFT. 
  • Students can also choose to play multiple sports for the college.

Ques. What are the facilities available at IIFT Kolkata? 

Ans. IIFT Kolkata has a very spacious campus with a plethora of facilities available within campus. These facilities are provided by the college. They are - 

  • Library: IIFT library is a veritable storehouse of information for the students and includes almost 3780 books in almost all areas relevant to management and around 73 National and International Journals.
  • Computer Lab: The lab at IIFT Kolkata is well equipped with computers and WIFI for student access. 
  • Other facilities provided by the institute include fully air-conditioned lecture halls with modern audio‐visual aids, conference halls for round‐table conferences, an auditorium of 500 seating capacity, MDP Centre, indoor games, sports ground, besides excellent residential facilities for the students.

There are also many private facility providers such as food stalls, etc. 

Ques. How are the hostel facilities at IIFT Kolkata? 

Ans. The hostel facilities at IIFT Kolkata are very good. There are separate hostels for boys and girls with superb facilities such as individual rooms, wifi connectivity, hygienic common places. The rooms have study tables, cupboards and beds.