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Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

Diamond Harbour Road
Joka, Kolkata (Calcutta) - 700104
West Bengal

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961 in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation and Indian industry. During its initial years, several prominent faculty formed part of its nucleus, including Jagdish Sheth, J. K. Sengupta, among others.

Over the years, IIMC has grown into a mature institution with global reputation, imparting high quality management education. It has been playing a pioneering role in professionalising Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level programs, Executive Training Programs, Research and Consulting Activities.

Today, the institute serves as an autonomous body, continually evolving to meet its goals in an ever-changing business environment.

The vision of the Institute is to emerge as an International Centre of Excellence in all facets of Management Education, rooted in Indian ethos and societal values. Over the past four decades, IIM Calcutta has blossomed into one of Asia's finest Business Schools. Its strong ties to the business community make it an effective mechanism for the promotion of professional management practices in Indian organizations. Today, IIM Calcutta attracts the best talent in India - a melting pot of academia, industry and research. The best and brightest young men and women pursue its academic programs.

The residential experience is a foundation of the IIMC culture, which includes teamwork and the building of lifelong relationships. Students and partners live on or near campus, making social events and shared activities a way of life.

From our core curriculum of general management skills to advanced electives and seminars, our students have exceptional access to a preeminent faculty of thought leaders, all of whom teach in the MBA program.

To our students, we offer intellectual depth, abundant resources, and individual attention. To our alumni, we provide a lifelong connection to excellence. To the world, we have a commitment to ethical and responsible leadership.


Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)

Designed to train students to become excellent general managers and high-level-decision-makers with broad strategic vision, this full-time two year residential program views management as an integrated process and helps students develop a global view and respond effectively to changes in the economic, technological, cultural and political environments. Specific skills in areas such as accounting, finance, marketing, operations, and management lie at the heart of the course.

The diploma in management at the Post-Graduate level has a two-tier structure: it consists consists of a core curriculum(compulsory credit courses and compulsory non-credit courses), a summer internship (compulsory industry training between first and second year) and elective courses (optional courses in the second year).The first year is committed to developing business fundamentals through compulsory courses spanning the areas of economics, finance, marketing, operations, systems and behavioural sciences. The second year offers more number of electives than any other B-School in India, the flexibility ensuring that a student never makes a compromise with his desired area of pursuit. Students aspiring to delve deeper into topics can undertaketerm papers under faculty supervision.

Total Number of Credit Points in PGDM-I and PGDM-II :

For successful completion of the programme, a student must earn a minimum of 93-credit points (excluding term papers) and a maximum of 105-credit points during the course of the programme. This is considering all Compulsory, and Elective Courses at IIMC, STEP Courses and Summer Project (as a compulsory pass/fail Credit Course) as applicable. The term paper(s) are not to be counted for minimum credit requirements.

Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Management (PGDCM)

The objective of the PGDCM Program is to create business professionals who would know how to apply ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in making a difference in business and economy. The diploma in management program is an outcome of the need for weaving a general management program around ICT in order to develop a business curriculum that would train managers for an increasingly global and information-rich future.

Total Number of Credit Points in PGDCM-I and PGDCM-II :

For successful completion of the programme, a student must earn a minimum of 96-credit points (excluding term papers) and a maximum of 108-credit points during the course of the programme. This is considering all Compulsory, and Elective Courses at IIMC, STEP Courses and Summer Project (as a compulsory pass/fail Credit Course) as applicable. The term paper(s) are not to be counted for minimum credit requirements.



Graduate Management Admission CouncilPGPEX (Post Graduate Programme for Executives) – IIM Calcutta's One Year Residential Program for Executives gives mid-career professionals the ideal platform to augment their existing skill sets as they endeavour to armour themselves for senior and top management roles in the industry. The management program, since its inception in 2007, has spawned alumni who have demonstrated excellence in the leadership positions that they have occupied in their organizations.

The Class comprises an eclectic mix of youth and experience. Under the able guidance of the country’s leading management faculty, a passion for continuous learning synergizes with experiences from diverse backgrounds to create an enriching learning environment.

Learning beyond the classroom is an equally important facet. While case discussions enrich the practical experience of unraveling real life business puzzles, informal discussions on varied topics from thoughtfully chosen adjunct readings broaden individual perspectives. The industry internship program helps future business leaders hone their skills while tackling real world challenges. Individuals also make time to participate in business case competitions, branding exercises and self-interest career advancement clubs.

It is this heady mix of fervour, idealism, experience and moderating values that catalyses the transformation of experienced professionals into dynamic ethical leaders. This indeed is the true objective of the PGPEX management program.

- Blending Experience with Excellence.


Mode Of Delivery Of The Program

Course delivery through an appropriate mix of classroom lectures, case studies, individual and team assignments. The program will be delivered by IIMC faculty along with international faculty of repute.

International Project And Study Tour

Participants will be required to undertake an international project or an associated study tour for a period of 2 weeks. This will be facilitated by the Institute.

Innovation In Courses

IIMC leads the way among all Indian B-Schools in academic innovation and offers the largest number of advanced elective courses in all facets of management. The Institute has always made sure that its various executive education and management programsremain contemporary and relevant, and are able to meet the changing needs of business organizations.



The mission of the PGPEX-VLM is to develop future visionary leaders for the manufacturing sector in India so as to enhance the global competitiveness of our manufacturing sector.


PGPEX-VLM is a unique program that fulfils the current industry’s growing demand for techno-managerial leaders who shape the neo-industrial revolution. Laden with latest management skills and cutting-edge technology knowledge, these vanguards are being readied for meeting the challenges offered by the new wave of business enterprises that thrive on information as they strive for the "Triple Bottom line".

This one year full time residential program has a built in manufacturing focus that helps to appreciate an industry’s metamorphosis in competitive times. The course is being conducted jointly by 3 premier institutes of India viz. IIM CalcuttaIIT Kanpur and IIT Madras.The course has been designed by these institutes in consultation with industry,Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC) and Ministry of HRD, Government of India.


Since 1991, the Indian economy is being progressively liberalized and its integration to the global economy is deepening. Growth of the manufacturing sector in the country has been recognized as a key thrust area by the Government of India. But with an increasingly competitive environment a need was felt to create a critical mass of visionary leaders to steer the manufacturing sector into the new era of excellence.

Hence, VLMP was developed by the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council in collaboration with Ministry of HRD, IITs, IIMs and CII as a flagship program to develop Leaders in Manufacturing under the Indo-Japan Cooperation Agreement, signed by Honb’le Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India and His Excellency Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, in December 2006. The Government of Japan had also agreed to extend cooperation to facilitate transfer of Japanese expertise and encourage visits to manufacturing centres of excellence in Japan so as to expose the budding leaders to the pioneers of manufacturing technology, adding a global perspective to the entire effort. The program was structured under the guidance of Professor Shoji Shiba, a renowned international expert in the manufacturing sector and a recipient of the Deming Prize. Prof. Shiba has been associated for more than a decade with the very successful Leaders for Global Operations (LGO), erstwhile LFM, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.

Since 2007, the program has crafted an array of visionary leaders who have marked their presence in industry, upholding the broad principles of the VLM community.

Unique Features of the program:

  • One year full time residential program
  • Joint Program of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) and Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) in which each partnering institute teach their speciality in management education.
  • All students must have an engineering degree
  • Selection process involves short listing applicants on the basis of GMAT score, bio-data and essays, a management aptitude test and an interview conducted by the faculty members of 3 institutes and key industry experts.
  • 36 weeks of classroom study, which includes lectures, case studies, tutorials, lab sessions, videos, individual and team assignments, guest lecture from Japanese faculty, industry experts and business leaders, totalling to 1057 interaction hours.
  • 7 weeks of internship in industry along with 2–3 weeks of industry visit in Japan for studying Best Manufacturing Practices under the aegis of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
  • The program has a proper balance of theoretical inputs and practical training to develop a high degree of leadership skill which would enable Indian companies convert manufacturing into a competitive weapon.
  • The program introduces courses on Green Manufacturing, SAP ERP, and Breakthrough Management along with ISO9001 Lead Auditor Training.
  • The program attracts promising engineers from the manufacturing and allied businesses, who have the potential for top management positions.
  • The program aims to develop leadership and management skills, besides providing an impetus to cutting edge technology awareness and proficiency.

Doctoral Programme In Management: Overview

The Fellow Programme of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta was started in 1971. It is a full-time doctoral programme that offers students opportunities for advanced studies and research in different specializations related to Management Science. The Programme aims to prepare students for careers in teaching and research in management studies and in related disciplines, and for careers in the government, in industry, and in other organizations that require advanced analytical and research capabilities.

The Fellow Programme has two streams :

The Fellow Programme in Management includes the following - specializations:
Behavioural Sciences, Economics, Finance & Control, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Public Policy & Management, and Strategic Management.

The Fellow 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 title of a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in his/her area of specialization. The title is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities and by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, as being equivalent to a Ph.D. degree of an accredited university.

For more information, contact the Fellow Programme and Research Office, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Diamond Harbour Road, Kolkata 700104; phone: (33) 2467 8300 extension 175


Rapid globalisation and changing consumer attitudes demand that you leverage your knowledge and adaptability. These have become keys to competitive advantage. Management Development Programs at IIMC cater to this new mindset. They offer analytical insights and skills, and provide a thorough knowledge base so that today's practising managers can emerge as leaders of tomorrow.

Corporate houses and non-profit organisations also interact with IIMC to design tailor-made programs and training modules capable of meeting specific management needs, with a focus on their own environment and priorities. IIMC has successfully conducted executive education programs for leading Indian business houses in the private and public sectors.

Long Duration Management Program

IIMC offers satellite based part-time certificate programs for executives through the HCIL and NIIT Imperia platforms. Programs on general management and certain functional areas are offered through this mode. Executives can attend the interactive sessions from classrooms located in their cities and do not need to be away from work in order to enroll for these programs. Classes are usually held in the evenings or over the weekends and the duration of the programs range from six months to one year. The programs have been conceived and designed by the faculty members of the Institute. IIMC's expertise in executive education coupled with the latest technological support from the service providers greatly enhances the reach and utility of these programs.

Customized long duration management programs, both satellite and campus based, are also offered to Corporate Houses and Government bodies.

IIMC does not provide any placement assistance to participants attending these programs. Participants who successfully complete the programs get IIMC-MDP alumni status.




In its endeavour to become a global institution, and as a step towards achieving its vision of becoming an ‘International Centre of Excellence in Management Education’ IIMC has joined CEMS, an elite club of 28 premier business schools from across the world, as an Academic partner. IIMC is the only Indian member of this renowned alliance of leading global business schools and multinational corporations.

CEMS, the Global Alliance in Management Education, formerly known as “The Community of European Management Schools” was established in 1988 between Università Bocconi, ESADE, HEC Paris and the University of Cologne. What started as a Pan- European beginning, has now grown to become a truly global organization consisting of 28 leading European, Asian, Australian and American schools of business, over 70 multinational companies and 4 NGOs. Through its prestigious “Masters in International Management” (CEMS MIM) postgraduate, pre-experience degree, CEMS has created a global standard of management studies for students to become true global managers with excellence in performance and ethical conduct and understanding of cultural diversity. CEMS MIM is ranked #3 in the world for 2012, top place in 2010-12 3-year ranking and #1 for combined international results in The Financial Times Global Business School Rankings.

 Management Development Centre at Tata Hall, the venue for the executive education programmes, provides a quiet and intellectual environment. Its location on the IIMC campus encourages and facilitates interaction between participants and the faculty.

Tata Hall has 56 furnished air-conditioned living rooms. Each room is provided with telephones and round-the-clock service. PC Lounge provides network connections for access to Internet and IIMC’s Intranet. The Centre also has a business lounge with giant-screen television, classrooms, syndicate rooms and a computer lab with Internet facility. Participants also have access to facilities for indoor and outdoor games on the campus.

The participants can make STD/ISD calls from Reception of Tata Hall against cash payment against receipt.

IIMC Library is an invaluable resource with close to 180,000 volumes, 600 current periodicals, 700 CDs and more than 2000 working papers and dissertations. It also provides indexing search services from a number of major databases like EBI/Inform, Econlit and BSP.


The World Wide Web is accessible from all the computers on the campus. Rooms in Tata Hall are WiFi compatible.

Other facilities

Other facilities on the campus include SBI ATM and extension counter, ICICI Bank ATM, post office, gymnasium, walking/jogging trails, and a dispensary.

Special Diets

The programme fee is inclusive of all meals. We do our best to help participants with special dietary requirements provided they let us know in advance.


The participants can have access to several outdoor and indoor games.

The lateral placement process is primarily facilitated for candidates having prior work 
experience, where candidates are offered lateral entries depending upon the relevance, 
nature and duration of their prior work-experience. During the laterals process, candidates and 
firms are allowed to negotiate the nature of roles and their packages, as opposed to final 
placements where firms hire for explicit positions. In this way, the laterals process allows 
candidates to design their own roles and responsibilities, and ensures a perfect fit between the 
candidate and the job. 124 offers were made in this laterals process.
Finance: Lateral placements this year saw finance roles being offered by firms such as HSBC, 
Amazon, Yes Bank, Dunia Finance, Star TV, Prop Tiger, Mother Diary, etc. Dunia Finance, an 
Abu Dhabi based firm in the financial services domain hired for their leadership roles.
General Management roles were offered by leading corporate houses such as Aditya Birla 
Group, Mahindra, Hinduja, Adani Group, Cipla, Ericsson, L&T among others. Mahindra Comiva, 
a leading mobile services provider recruited students for the position of Country Lead, who will 
head their business in emerging countries in Africa.
Consulting: Deloitte, Capgemini, Cognizant, KPMG, Tata Strategic Management Group 
(TSMG) and WNS recruited for senior positions such as Consultant/Senior Consultant. Niche 
consulting firm Vector Consulting Group offered their Business Consultant roles.
Technology firms like Microsoft, Google, Infosys, Mindtree, Info Edge, TCS, Virtusa and Sonata 
Software made multiple offers to candidates at IIM-C. Infosys recruited from IIM Calcutta for 
their niche Business Development associate role. 
Sales & Marketing: Lateral offers from Sales & Marketing domain included firms such as Alshaya, 
Dabur, Microsoft (SMSG), Amazon (Category Manager), Ranbaxy, Rational AG, Star TV, & 
Sahara Q shop. Alshaya, a top retail franchise operator in the Middle East, hired for their Supply 
Chain and Merchandise Planning roles.
Amazon offered 8 roles at IIM Calcutta for operations leadership program and business 
development. Amazon made the highest number of offers on campus (16, including PPOs) for 
these leadership and operations roles. Other notable firms which offered operations profile 
were Jindal Steel, WNS, Yepme, and Unisys. Companies like Google, Capgemini and 
Latentview recruited students for Data Analytics roles
The day-based final placements started on 7th February, 2014. This year, a second phase of 
lateral placements conducted between Slot-0 and Slot-1. Overall, 229 offers were made in the 
day-based finals process.
Finance: Continuing the legacy, IIM Calcutta lived up to its title of the finance campus of India. 
IIMC received one of the highest number of offers in India for the strongly coveted Investment 
Banking Divisions (IBD). Bucking the slowdown, finance companies flocked to recruit 
candidates in large numbers from the Finance campus of country. Financial majors like Bank 
of America Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, 
Edelweiss, HSBC, Nomura, Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Chartered Bank, American 
Express, Altisource, Ocwen Financial Services, Kotak IBD hired candidates for their Investment 
banking and markets roles.
Optiver, one of world’s largest high frequency and proprietary trading firms based out of the 
Netherlands, chose to recruit exclusively from IIM Calcutta. Macquarie Group Limited, a global 
investment banking company and diversified financial services group, also chose to recruit
exclusively from IIM Calcutta through PPO.
BFSI firms such as Axis Bank, Kotak Bank, ICICI Bank, Yes Bank, HDFC Bank, Development Bank 
of Singapore, IDBI, IndusInd Bank, recruited for their corporate banking and treasury divisions. 
Insurance companies such as ICICI Prudential and Bharti AXA also participated. Diverse roles 
were offered in the finance domain by companies like CRISIL, Airtel, Edutor, Flipkart, Magma 
Fincorp and Wincere.
Consulting: IIM Calcutta saw the highest number of Pre-Placement offers (PPOs) in the 
Management Consulting domain across all IIMs from the top 4 management consulting firms, 
at 27. McKinsey & Co., The Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Co., A.T. Kearney, Accenture and Opera are the top recruiters in the consulting domain. The Boston Consulting Group and 
Accenture Management Consulting made the highest number of offers in this domain at 12 
each. Big data firm Opera Solutions LLC hired exclusively from IIM Calcutta.
Consulting roles were also offered by other firms such as GEP, Hay Group, Ernst & Young, 
Deloitte US, Protiviti, PwC, KPMG & IBM. Protiviti offered international consulting roles based out 
of UAE and Kuwait. 
Sales & Marketing: The sales and marketing domain saw participation from all the major sectors 
like FMCG, Media, Telecom, and Healthcare among others. All major recruiters in the FMCG 
sector like P&G, HUL, ITC, Mondelez, Johnson & Johnson and Nestle reaffirmed their strong and 
long lasting relationship with IIM Calcutta by recruiting in large numbers. Coveted sales and 
marketing roles were offered by Pepsi, Asian Paints, Dabur, L’Oreal, Kellogg's,, 
Emami, RPG, etc. as well. 
Renowned media houses like Times Group, HT Media & Network18 recruited students for their 
Sales & Marketing functions in the finals process, while Star India recruited in the laterals 
process. Top telecom companies like Airtel and Vodafone recruited students in large numbers.
General Management: Coveted roles in general management by firms like TAS, Mahindra 
Group, Airtel, RIL, CK Birla Group among others were offered to students of IIM Calcutta.
Reliance Industries Limited, India’s largest private sector company, reaffirmed its strong relation 
with IIM Calcutta by recruiting 11 students for various roles. Other firms which offered general 
management profiles were Altisource, Piramal Group, Kirloskar Group and Sharaf Group.
Sharaf Group recruited for their retail operations roles in the Middle East. Honda Motors hired 
for the first time for roles based out of its Japan office.
Technology roles were offered by Microsoft, Wipro, HSBC, etc. Energy companies such as 
Cairn, Power Grid, Gupta Power recruited for a wide range of roles. A notable development 
was the participation of education based firms such as e-GMAT, Edutor, and Next India, who 
hired for their leadership roles.
Several final year students were also selected to do an internship with Trinamool Congress. 
They were to pursue this internship until their joining date at their full-time jobs.
The final placements had a star attraction on campus in the form of Mr. Sourav Ganguly who 
came to recruit for a niche brand management and marketing role.
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