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Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
+91-11-26965124, +91-11-26965051

IIFT Bhawan
B-21, Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi 110 016

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was set up in 1963 by the Government of India as an autonomous organisation to help professionalise the country's foreign trade management and increase exports by developing human resources; generating, analysing and disseminating data; and conducting research. The Institute visualises its future role as:


  • A catalyst for new ideas, concepts and skills for the internationalisation of the Indian economy.
  • The primary provider of training and research-based consultancy in the areas of international business, both for the corporate sector, Government and the students community.
  • An institution with proven capability to continuously upgrade its knowledge base with a view to servicing the requirements of the Government, trade and industry through both sponsored and non-sponsored research and consultancy assignments.

The Institute's portfolio of long-term programmes is diverse, catering to the requirements of aspiring International Business executives and mid-career professionals alike. These are:



IIFT has, over the years, undertaken path-breaking research studies with organisations like WTO, World Bank, UNCTAD and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. The Institute has also trained more than 40,000 business professionals across 30 countries in various facets of international business and trade policy via its Management Development Programmes.


Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business (EPGDIB) on Campus  

EPGDIB is a specialized Programme that provides a scientific approach to business decision-making in todays dynamic and competitive international business environment. EPGDIB provides an opportunity from middle and senior level executives to refresh and upgrade their managerial skills without interrupting their professional activities. The EPGDIB Programme is specially designed to cater to those executives for whom leaving the job and the city is not a feasible option.



Development in the international marketing on the one hand and the consequential impact of the same on India’s domestic market on the other, call for a professional approach and sensitivity to international business environment. The MBA (International Business) is a foundational course for developing a competent cadre of business executives to meet the country’s growing requirements for training personnel in the field of international management. MBA (IB) is a six trimester general management programme with a focus on international business. The programme aims at providing a comprehensive coverage incorporating all the important areas and disciplines relevant to international business activities. The syllabi for MBA (IB) compares favorably with the syllabi of some of the world’s best International Business Schools.


Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Marketing aims at enhancing the managerial competence and prepares the participants for Industrial Marketing or marketing of goods and services from one business to another. With an increasingly challenging business environment, organizations are under pressure to perform. The sales and marketing function is probably the most affected under the current economic scenario.

The Programme on Industrial Marketing provides in-depth case studies geared to the needs of marketing managers and other executives. Typically, companies generate higher sales volume from industrial sales than from consumer sales. Therefore, it is imperative for them to develop and follow effective marketing strategies to serve their industrial customers  effectively.


With the introduction of a three-year Part Time MBA (International Business) during 2000-01, IIFT added a new dimension to its role in the field of professional education by making available to working executives the Institute’s well established MBA (IB) programme in the weekends. This programme is a replica of the day programme, both in terms of entry procedures and course contents. The programme runs over nine trimesters spread over three years. The classes will be held on weekends.


(Saturdays – 3.00 pm to 7.30 pm,  Sunday – 9.00 am to 6.00pm.)

Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Capital And Financial Markets ( EPGDCFM )

Financial markets across the world are getting more vibrant and more integrated. The liberalization and globalization of economies and technological advancements has warranted the need for Financial Market professionals. The Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Capital and Financial Markets aims at developing adequate skills and knowledge in the securities markets, with proper understanding of the current structure, pricing, risk, competition and financial innovations. The programme aims at enhancing the managerial competence of senior and middle level executives by imparting systematic knowledge in all aspects relating to capital and financial markets.


 The facilities available on campus include centrally air-conditioned lecture halls with modern audio-visual aids, conference halls for round-table conferences, an auditorium of 500 seating capacity, MDP Centre, three Computer Centres, indoor games, and excellent residential facilities for students.

The MBA (International Business) is a fully residential programme. There is a separate wing for girl students. Computers are provided in every hostel room with 2 MBPS Internet connectivity. The Institute also has residential facilities for participants of its Management Development Programmes.
Library Facilities

One of the largest of its kind in the developing world, with a holding of around 84,000 volumes and subscriptions to 800 journals with complete online cataloguing, the IIFT Library is a veritable storehouse of information. Besides being an invaluable place of reference for industry, research scholars and students alike, the Library has an unique collection of publications of FAO, IMF, OECD, UNCTAD, UNCTC, World Bank, and other international agencies.
The students have access to database such as the NIC, CMIE, India Trades, World Bank Indicators and other audio-visual aids on management. IIFT has set up the WTO Resource Centre in the Library to focus exclusively on WTO issues. The Centre is the only one of its kind in India, which enhances the utility of the IIFT Library even further. Besides the main Library, there is a Library-cum-Reading Room open round-the-clock, situated in the hostel.
Foreign Trade Library

The Foreign Trade Library is a knowledge bank in the field of Management, Foreign Trade and WTO related issues. It has an organized collection of Information resources on International Business & Economic Environment which are accessible in printed or e-form to its Readers for their reference or borrowing. It continued with its endeavor to add to its collection specialized publications, reports, Databases, e-Journals, Print Journals, Articles etc. and get itself updated regularly. Presently Library has an impressive collection of 1,00,990 resources that comprises74,008 book/CDs-volumes, 17381 bound periodicals, and 447 periodicals & 4000 articles.

Computer Facilities

Recognising the importance of technology in education, IIFTs Computer Centre has implemented latest state of the art IT infrastructure. IIFT uses IT to provide a competitive advantage in its core areas of education and research. The Computer Centre aims at providing 99 per cent uptime including ensuring server uptime, data recovery and backup, facilitating storage management, hardware, network operations, streamlining operations and simplifying end-user support. All IT infrastructure in the campus is provided power through centralized UPS. Failover has been taken care at all possible level.


    • Please follow the steps to register Online.
      • Click on "Apply Now" and choose the category under which you want to apply.
      • Fill in the basic details required for registration and submit the form.
      • Once submitted, Application number will be generated. Please note down the application number.
      • Log in to the website using the Application No. generated and Password entered by you
      • Follow the links to complete the information required
      • Select the mode of payment. Update the Demand Draft details (incase DD mode is selected) or make the payment online through credit / debit card.
      • Upload your scanned photograph and signature (file size not more than 50kb each).
      • Print your online Application form.
      • Please ensure that you have successfully logged out of the website after completion of the registration process.
    • For online payment, a candidate must have valid VISA/MASTER Credit/Debit Card.
    • Others should have a demand draft of the applicable amount favoring INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE, payable at NEW DELHI, since the candidate is required to fill in the details of the demand draft in the online application form.
    • Applicable amount for the Demand Draft is as follows :
    • General/OBC candidates
      :  Rs.1550/-
    • SC/ST/PH candidates
      :  Rs.775/-
    • Foreign National/NRI/Children of NRI candidates
      :  US$ 80 (INR Rs. 4500)
    • You need to upload your scanned photo while registering, hence keep ready a scanned clear photo of yours. The photograph should be in .JPG format and the size of this photo should be less than 50 KB.
    • You need to upload your scanned signature while registering, hence keep ready your scanned clear signature done on a white background. The size of this signature file should be less than 50 KB.
    • You should have a printer attached to your computer as you are required to send a print of your online application form to IIFT.
    • Print only on an A4 size paper in "Portrait Layout". Print only if the Bar Code appears properly on the screen, else refresh(Press F5) the page and then print.
    • Once you complete your online application form and submit the same, take a print out, tear along the dotted line and send the bottom portion to IIFT after doing the needful as follows:
      • The candidates who have not paid through credit card are required to enclose the demand draft of the applicable amount with full name, address and application number on the reverse of the demand draft.
      • Two adhesive stickers/labels/name slips with Candidate's name and address written on it.
      • Copy of the requisite certificate, if belonging to SC/ST/PH/OBC(non-creamy layer) category.
      • Copy of your GMAT Score if belonging to Foreign National/NRI/Children of NRI category.  If you do not have the GMAT score, you can also submit the same separately by 31st March 2015 quoting your application number.
    • Send the print-out of online application form alongwith necessary enclosures to Sh. Gaurav Gulati, SAO(Academics), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi-110 016 through Registered Post/Speed Post/Courier only.
    • Once the filled in application form is received in the Institute with necessary enclosures, the online database will be updated and the candidate will be able to see the status of his/her application online. For this purpose the candidate needs to remember the password since it will be required along with the application no. for checking the status of the application.

Every year the Institute boasts of 100% placements. In 2009, the institute was the first amongst all the major business schools in the country to complete 100% placements in spite of the recessionary situation. The 2010 final placements saw a 53% rise in the average salary levels with 100% placements as usual.

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