In November 1961, the Government of India founded IIM Calcutta as the first National Institute for Post-Graduate Studies and Research in Management. The B-school has gained a national reputation for delivering high-quality education in management and has played a pioneering role in professionalizing Indian management. It is ranked 3 in NIRF 2020 and has three crowns namely international AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS accreditations, and is the only B-school with these three accreditations.
In 1975, the institute relocated to its current campus, occupying an area of 135 acres, is situated in Joka, on the outskirts of Kolkata, India.
IIM Calcutta offers students a PGDM MBA degree. Widely recognized as one of India’s best B-schools for Finance programs.
Major Recruiting Companies of IIM Calcutta
Accenture Strategy, Aditya Birla Group, Amazon, Colgate-Palmolive, Deloitte Consulting, Future Group, Goldman Sachs, HUL, Mahindra & Mahindra, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble, Reliance Industries, The Boston Consulting Group, and TrueNorth.
Average and Median Package offered in IIM Calcutta
The average salary package offered across the PGP course is Rs 34.6 Lakh Per Annum and the Median salary package offered across the PGP course is Rs 25.5 Lakh Per Annum in the year 2020.
Program Wise Intake
In its flagship MBA (PGP) program, IIM Calcutta intakes up to 250 students.
In the Dual Degree MBA (PGP) program in collaboration with ESCP Europe, IIM Calcutta intakes up to 60 students.
Minimum CAT Percentile requirements for the 1st shortlist year 2020
Minimum Degree marks requirements for the 1st shortlist
General – The student must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with at least 50% marks or equivalent Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).
SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWS – The student must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with at least 45% marks or equivalent Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).
The weighted average score of the entry test of the applicant (CAT or GMAT test), followed by their score in the IIM written application test and screening process.
*A = Candidate’s Total CAT 2020 score & B = Maximum possible CAT 2020 Score
The shortlisted students have to go through 2 steps in the selection process
Written Assessment – In a time frame of 30 minutes, students are asked to write a short note (one article) on a given subject that may be relevant to current social, economic, and business affairs, or even sporting events. This consists of 10 points.
Personal Interview – A personal interview consisting of 2 or more panel judges takes place assessing the candidate on various criteria. This consists of 15 points.
The final selection of the candidate is done on a total aggregate score considering points from educational, work experience, written assessment, and personal interview.
Ongoing/Current selection process for 2021 admission dates
Shortlist Announcement for PI-WAT January 9, 2021 (May prepone or postpone by a week due to COVID)
Selection Process Tentative dates – February 2021
Final Admission Offer – 3rd week of April 2021
Final confirmation of admission offer by 1st week of June 2021
Tentative dates for the 2022 admission process
Admission 2022 Application Starts August 5, 2021 (10 AM)
Last date to Apply September 16, 2021 (5 PM)
Selection Process Tentative dates – Start: Last week of January 2022 End: Last week of March 2022
Final Admission Offer – 3rd week of April 2022
Final confirmation of admission offer by 2nd week of May 2022