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IIM Calcutta: Admissions, Programmes, Eligibility, Fees, etc.


In November 1961, the Indian government, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, the West Bengal government, Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), and Indian industry, founded the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), the country’s first national centre for post-graduate studies and research in management. Its core comprised a number of well-known faculty members in its early years, including Jagdish Sheth and J. K. Sengupta.

In order to achieve its objectives in a constantly shifting commercial environment, the institute operates as an independent organisation today.

The Institute’s mission is to become a globally recognised centre of excellence in management education, with a strong foundation in Indian culture and values. IIM Calcutta has developed into one of Asia’s best business schools during the last 40 years. It is an efficient tool for promoting professional management techniques in Indian organisations due to its close linkages to the business community. The brightest talent in India is now drawn to IIM Calcutta, which is a mashup of academia, business, and research. The most talented and intelligent young people enrol in its academic programmes.

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

  • Master in Business Administrations (MBA)
  • MBA For Executive Programme (MBAEx)
  • CEMS MIM: Masters in International Management

Collaborative Programmes

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA)

Doctoral Programmes

The Doctoral Programme in Management includes the following – specializations:

  • Economics, Finance & Control, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behaviour, Public Policy and Management, and Strategic Management.

The Doctoral Programme in Disciplines Related to Management includes the following specializations:
Operations Research & Systems Analysis, Regional Development, and Sociology

On successful completion of the Programme, a student is awarded the Ph.D degree, in his/her area of specialization

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IIMC fees and eligibility

Application Process
The eligible candidates must apply online at and pay the non-refundable, non-transferable application fee.

of Rs. 2,065 (Rupees Two Thousand Sixty-Five only, inclusive of GST @18% for SC/ST/PwD category applicants) or Rs. 4,130 (Rupees Four Thousand One Hundred Thirty only, inclusive of GST @18%).

In order to apply under the NC-OBC, SC, ST, and PwD categories, candidates must present valid caste/category certificate(s) supporting their reservation status. Similarly, candidates under the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) must present a valid document proving their eligibility.

  • The 85th percentile for the ‘General’ category has been established as the minimum overall CAT 2023 cut-off. For the QA section, the 75th percentile has been established as the minimum cut-off. The 80th percentile represents the cut-offs for the remaining two categories.
  • IIM Calcutta’s selection criteria still do not involve graduation marks (phew!). Yet, grades 10 and 12 are still significant. But anyone who scores above 80% in their tenth and twelfth grades receives the highest possible score.
  • The majority of engineers continue to be underrepresented in academics. But engineers with a bachelor’s degree in something other than engineering still receive some credit!
  • In IIM Calcutta’s shortlisting procedure, lawyers and CA/CS/ICWA or an IFAI have an advantage, as has always been the case.
  • Approximately two thirds of the whole weight is assigned to your CAT scores during the first WAT-PI round shortlisting process. Following the WAT-PI procedure, your WAT-PI performance receives 56% of the weight, whereas your CAT 2023 scores receive 30% of the weight.
  • Phase 1: Eliminating candidates based on CAT percentile cut-off

Candidates who do not meet the sectional and total minimum CAT 2023 cut-offs will first IIM Calcutta’s selection criteria still do not involve graduation marks (phew!). Yet, grades 10 and 12 are still significant. But anyone who scores above 80% in their tenth and twelfth grades receives the highest possible score.

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Phase 2: Shortlisting candidates for WAT-PI based on weighted score following the CAT cut-offs-based screening of candidates, IIM Calcutta will compute a weighted score based on a variety of factors, such as your CAT 2023 performance, academic profile, and diversity. The WAT-PI round selection criteria for 2023 at IIM Calcutta are displayed in the table below.

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*A = Candidate’s CAT 2023 Total Overall Scaled Score, and B = Maximum possible CAT 2023 Total Overall Scaled Score

The table below shows how IIM Calcutta will compute scores for 10th and 12th marks.

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iimc gender diversity 2023
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industry background imc
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placement highlights iimc 2023

Average Salary: 37.07L

Median Salary: 33.67L

Highest Domestic CTC: 1.15Cr

Highest International CTC: 94.82L

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