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 CATIIM 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 2024. 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

Established Year1961
Campus Size135 acres
Students Intake480
MBA FeesINR 27,00,000
NIRF Ranking 20234
Number of Courses8
Total Faculty 81
ScholarshipNeed-based financial assistance available
Average Package 2023INR 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 9, 2024
WAT-PI Round startsFebruary 2024 (Tentative)
Final Admission OfferApril 28, 2024 (Tentative)
EventsDates (First Round)Dates (2nd Round)Dates (3rd Round)
Dates for Downloading the Application Form and Applying OnlineJune 30, 2023 – August 17, 2023August 18, 2023 – October 12, 2023October 13, 2023 – November 23, 2023
Submission of duly completed application formAugust 17, 2023October 12, 2023November 23, 2023
Interview of Shortlisted candidatesSeptember 02 – 03, 2023November 04 – 05, 2023December 09 – 10, 2023
Application Starts OnJanuary 05, 2024
Application DeadlineFebruary 06, 2024
PGDBA Computer Based TestMarch 17, 2024
Result Publication of PGDBA CBTApril 03 – 04, 2024
Interview (Stage-II) Call Intimation through Admission PortalApril 11, 2024
Personal Interview Round May 11 & 12, 2024
Announcemnet of Merit List based on PI resultsMay 24, 2024
Formal Registration with PGDBA ProgramJuly 10, 2024

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IIM Calcutta Fees 2024

MBAINR 27,00,000 (2 years)
MBAExINR 31,00,000 (1 year)
PGDBAINR 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.

CoursesProgram Details
MBAIntake: 480
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks.
Selection Criteria: CAT + WAT + Personal Interview 
MBAExEligibility: Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of work experience.
Selection Criteria: GMAT + Personal Interview 
PGDBAIntake: 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 StageDescription 
CAT Registration Interested candidates will have to register for CAT and also apply to IIM Calcutta in the same form. 
CAT ExamThe applicants will have to appear for CAT.
Stage 1 Shortlisting for WAT-PIThe candidates who have scored a percentile above the minimum cut-off in both sectional and overall will be shortlisted. 
Final Shortlist for WAT-PI ProcessThe shortlisted candidates will be ranked based on their composite score and will be shortlisted for the WAT-PI process.
WAT-PI ProcessThe 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:

CategorySanctioned IntakeNo. of Shortlisted CandidatesNo. of Candidates with Final Admission OfferNo. of Candidates with Waitlist Movement
NC – OBC130386233137

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 StoryWork ExperienceCAT Percentile
Aditya Srinivas GCapgemini – 2 Years; Oyo – 1 Year; IPAC – 1 Year99.79
Ravindra KhudaniaJP Morgan, Tech Mahindra, Oracle – Software Engineer98
Alankrit SrivastavaSamsung R&D Institute – Software Development99.69
Bharadwaaj ManchalaSteel Authority of India Limited – 2 Years, 9 Months96
Ankit JalgaonkarFresher99.82

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IIM Calcutta Cut-off 2024

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:

CategoryOverall PercentileVARCDILRQA

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:

CategoryComposite Score Cut-off for Shortlisting for InterviewComposite Score Cut-off for the Final Offer of Admission
NC – OBC48.6335.519

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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.

ParticularsPlacement Statistics 2023
Batch Size465
Number of Recruiters190
Total Number of Offers573
New Recruiters39
Highest International PackageINR 94.82 LPA
Highest Domestic PackageINR 1.15 CPA
Average PackageINR 35.07 LPA
Median PackageINR 33.67 LPA
Top 25% Students Average PackageINR 50.86 LPA
Major SectorConsulting & Finance
Top RecruitersAdobe, Flipkart, Amazon, BCG, Goldman Sachs, etc.

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

YearAverage CTCMedian CTC
2022INR 34.20 LPAINR 31 LPA
2021INR 29.28 LPA INR 27.67 LPA
2020INR 27.8 LPAINR 25.1 LPA

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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 YearCategoryRank 
QS World University Global MBA Rankings2024Management59
IIRF2024Top Govt. B-School3
IIRF2023Top Govt. B-School3
Financial Times2023Masters in Management (MIM)60
QS Ranking2023QS Masters in Management (MIM)51 
BT-MDRA2023Best B-School Survey1
Business Today2023Executive MBA Ranking (EPBM)4
Business Today20231-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:

Batch Size465 (35% Female, 65% Male)450 (33.5% Woman, 35% freshers)480 (142 Female, 338 Male)
Campus area135 acre102 acre100 acre
CityThe 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.
Curriculumcore courses in the first year and elective courses in the second. The curriculum is also known to be more intense quantitativelyAll 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.
SpecializationConsulting (32%), Finance (17%) and General Management (16%)Consulting (46%), Finance (16%) and Marketing (9.5%)Consulting (36%), Product management (17%) and Finance (14%)
CultureIIM- 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 degreeIIM 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 BocconiIIM 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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

Ques. Do IIM Calcutta provide accommodation to MBAEx students?

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

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

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

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