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Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) Admissions 2018

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For PGDBA - 6 January 2018

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About IIM Calcutta

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) is India’s first IIM established in Kolkata, West Bengal in the year 1961 for the post-graduation and research in management. This page gives you details regarding admission to PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management). PGDM offered in IIM is a two-year course which is equivalent to MBA and admissions are done on the basis of their CAT Exam Score. Being among the top leading Management schools in India and Asia, IIM Calcutta is an autonomous institute that offers the following courses:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM),   two year 
  • Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPEX), one year 
  • Post Graduate Programme for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing. (PGPEX-VLM), one year 
  • Fellow Ship Program (FP), two year 
  • Post Graduate Diploma In Business Analytics (PGDBA)

Latest Update: The application process for Post Graduate Diploma In Business Analytics (PGDBA) has been started. 

IIM Calcutta PGDBA Exam Details

IIM Calcutta (PGDBA) Exam Dates



Online Application for PGDBA will start from

7 December 2017

Online Application for PGDBA ends on

6 January 2018

 Online PGDBA Exam Date

18 February 2018


This page further gives you details regarding admission to PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management). 

CAT 2017 

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IIM Calcutta Eligibility criteria

Educational Qualifications: Minimum 50% (45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD) categories) in Bachelor’s degree in any stream of duration 3 years or more will be required by the applicants who are preparing to pursue their PGDM from IIM Calcutta. 

  • In case candidates are awarded grades or CGPA, their result would be converted to the percentage using the rules followed by their institutions else their CGPA will be divided by maximum CGPA and further multiplied by 100 to get the percentage of marks they have acquired.

Institutional Qualification: Institute/University from where candidates have completed their bachelor’s degree should be recognized by UGC or recognition equivalent to Ministry of HRD.

  • Foreign Candidates: In case the applicant is Foreign National or NRI their Institution/ University degree needs to be certified by Association of Indian Universities.

Qualifying Entrance Exam

  • If a candidate is Indian national, they must have appeared in the CAT Examination and has a valid score (details given towards the end of the page).
  • For NRI’s and Foreign Nationals a Valid GMAT Score of the GMAT Exam taken after January 2014. Foreign Nationals and NRI’s should have minimum given percentile to be eligible for admissions in IIM Calcutta.

Minimum Required GMAT Percentile


Minimum GMAT percentile





Combined minimum percentile


Final Year Students: The candidates who are pursuing their final year of the bachelor’s degree and students whose results for the final semester are awaited can also apply but they have to submit a certificate by their respective institutional head or principal stating that they have undergone their Bachelor’s degree with minimum 50% till date and that certificate is to submit to the Institute of Management before June 30, 2017.  

IIM Calcutta Fees

PGDM Annual Course Fee

IIM Calcutta Fees Fee in Rupees (Approx)
Annual Course Fees Rs 9,30,000 
Full Course Fees Rs 19,00,000

IIM Calcutta fees for the PGDM course is to be paid in instalments as per the guidelines of IIM Calcutta. The annual Course fees for the IIM-C (IIM Calcutta) will be averaged Rs 9, 30,000 that is excluding the transportation, Hostel, Mess and Laundry. PGDM from IIM Calcutta will cost about 19 Lacs. 

IIM Calcutta Result and Counselling

The candidates have to go through the shortlisting process to reach the final selections. Initially, candidates those who have given CAT Exam will be screened according to their minimum CAT Exam score as given in the table:

Minimum CAT Percentile for short-listing the candidates for Personal Interview (PI) stage (Table 1)

Category Section – I 
Quantitative Ability (QA)
Section – II 
Data Interpretation
& Logical
Section –III 
verbal ability (VA)
Overall Score
OPEN ≥ 80 ≥ 80 ≥ 80 ≥ 90
NC-OBC ≥ 75 ≥ 75 ≥ 75 ≥ 85
SC ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 70
ST ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 60 ≥ 70
PwD ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 65 ≥ 70

Points distribution for Class 10-12 Marks (Table 2)

Class X Marks (in %) Points Class XII Marks (in %) Points
≥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

Applicants will be shortlisted for the PI round (Personal Interview) on the basis of their composite scores of CAT percentile and Class 10-12 Scores as shown in the above. Section wise cut-off of the CAT 2017 might be higher than the given above cut-off. 

STAGE 1: Stage 1 shortlisting will be done on the basis of the composite of CAT and Class 10-12 Scores.

STAGE 2: Candidates shortlisted in round 1 will be facing the PI (Personal Interview) round after being shortlisted in stage 1.

IIM Calcutta - Component-Wise Weightage for PI stage Selection

selection criteria iim calcutta

IIM Calcutta : Final Selection Crtiteria for PGDM

Final selection weightage

Work Experience for PGDM admission

The candidates must note that only managerial work experience after graduation will be considered.

Work Experience Weightage


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.

IIM Calcutta Important details

IIM Calcutta Scholarships

Students of IIM  Calcutta are offered many scholarships on the basis of their performances and the academic merit.Many of the scholarships are sponsored by institutes and other organisations. Students can avail the scholarships on the merit based as well as Need basis depending upon their financial and academic status.Some of the scholarships offered are provided below.

For First Year Students

  • B.P. Poddar Scholarship
  • India Carbon Scholarship
  • T. T. Krishnamachari Award
  • BPL Prize
  • Damodar Valley Corporation Award For Creditable Performance
  • Central Bank of India Prize For Best Performance In Finance Course
  • Aditya Kashyap Memorial Scholarship (for 1st rank holder)
  • P. R. Karthik Scholarship

For Second Year Students

  • Dr. B. C. Roy Memorial Gold & Silver Medals
  • Chairman's Prize
  • John Wynne Prize
  • The names of first five students of PGDM having obtained minimum CGPA 7.50 in order of merit are placed on the Honor Roll based on their performance on Compulsory courses in the 1st year.
  • B. S. Dua Memorial Prize for Organizational Ability
  • Dr. B.C. Roy Memorial Prize for the most outstanding contribution to campus life in the year
  • Pawan Tyagi Prize for the best sportsperson of the year
  • Bharat Chamber of Commerce Medal for the most balanced and progressive outlook to management problems
  • Srinath Damarla Award for Outstanding Leadership Ability
  • Monalisa Gupta Memorial Award

There are a number of prizes/awards sponsored by the Institute and various organizations for awarding to meritorious students on the basis of their first and second year results. Some prizes are also awarded to students at the Annual Convocation for certain outstanding extracurricular activities on the recommendation of the Institute’s Students’ Council.

IIM Calcutta Contact

Diamond Harbour Road,
Joka, Kolkata, 
West Bengal-700104

Prof. Preetam Basu, Chairperson Admissions:
Phone : +91-33-2467-8300 (Ext. 266)
Email : pgpadmissions@iimcal.ac.in

Ajay Kumar, Incharge:
Phone : 2467-9178 (Direct), +91-33-2467-8301/8302/8303/8304(Ext. 148) 
Fax: 2438-0892 Email : pgpadmissions@iimcal.ac.in

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