How can foreign students take admission in Indian Institute of Management

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Considering among top management institutes in India, IIMs are equally popular in other countries too. If you’re a foreign national and want to take admission there, here is how you can.

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) - Considering among top management institutes in India, IIMs are equally popular in other countries too. If you’re a foreign national and want to take admission there, here is how you can.

When it comes to getting the most value-led management education in India, IIMs emerge out as the most preferred choice. IIM stands for Indian Institute of Management. IIMs offer a two-year full-time residential post-graduate degree course.

The MBA Programme has a two-tier system: it is made up of anessential curriculum (obligatory credit courses and necessary 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 dedicated to evolving business basics through obligatory courses covering the zones of economics, finance, marketing, operations, systems and structuralbehavior. The second year offers a wide range of options in various functional areas that students can pick based on their favorite area of chase. Students looking to gain deeper insights of the topics can undertake term papers under faculty supervision.


Who is considered an “Overseas Candidate”

Interested candidates living, working or studying in a country other than India during the period January 1, 2019 to February 15, 2020 will be perceived as ‘Overseas Candidate’ for admission to MBA Programme of IIM Calcutta for 2020-22 Batch.However, an overseas candidate who is supposed to be in India in during CAT 2019 scheduled on November 24, 2019 will not be qualified to submit their application under overseas category.

Eligibility for MBA Programme:

• A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD) categories], awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an Act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the bachelor’s degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the University/Institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case a candidate is awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the University/ Institution from where bachelor’s degree has been obtained. In case the University/ Institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.

  • Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2020 from the Principal/Registrar of his/her University/College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2024) stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.
  • A candidate who has not received his/her graduation results at the time of registration will have to produce certificates and mark sheets in original together with the photocopies as soon as the respective University/Institute publishes the results, but NOT LATER THAN DECEMBER 31, 2024, failing which his/her registration as a student of IIM Calcutta will be automatically cancelled and he/she will be required to withdraw from the MBA forthwith. Any candidate who submits University Mark sheets which do not clearly indicate that he/she has passed the Bachelor’s Degree course or equivalent, and also submits Provisional Certificate from an affiliated College/Institute would, in addition, be required to produce an authorization certificate from the University stating that such an affiliated College/Institute is authorized/empowered to issue such a certificate on behalf of the University.

  • IIM Calcutta reserves its right to verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process. Applicants should note that mere fulfilment of minimum eligibility criteria will not ensure shortlisting by IIM Calcutta at the various stages of the admissions process.
  • A valid GMAT score with a minimum percentile of 80 in Verbal section, a minimum percentile of 75 in Quantitative section, and a minimum Total percentile of 85 are required. GMAT taken before January 10, 2013 is not valid.


How to Apply:

Interest candidates can apply online through the below link.

All related documents as mentioned below will have to be uploaded as per the instructions while filling-in the on-line application form.

Documents to be uploaded

  1. Scanned copy of the latest GMAT score certificate
  2. Scanned copies of all academic mark-sheets/certificates
  3. Scanned copy of caste certificate, if applicable.
  4. Scanned copy of passport pages indicating official entries towards your stay outside India from the period January 1, 2019 to February 15, 2020.

The application fee for overseas candidate is US$ 150 (or an equivalent amount in Indian currency).

The last date for applying to the PGP Program for overseas candidates is January 10, 2020.


Fees and Expenses:

The total fee for the overseas student for the last batch was USD 60,000 (Sixty thousand only) for a period of two years. The fee is payable, phase-wise, in six semesters over two years. In addition to the course fees, the overseas student is required to pay one-time refundable caution deposit of INR 20,000 (Twenty thousand only). Living and other expenses during the period of his/her stay are payable in Indian rupees which are extra and will depend upon choice of food and other preferences and can vary from INR 6,000/- to 7,000/- per months


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