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Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

About Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Established on 13th November 1961, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta or IIM Calcutta or IIMC is a joint effort of the MIT Sloan School of Management, the Ford Foundation, the Government of Kolkata and the Government of India.

The Government of India under the Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017 the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) established it as a premier institute that was autonomous in nature with the intention of providing higher education in the field of management and technology.

Courses are conducted at the institute under its own affiliation, i.e., Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. IIMC is recognized and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. The Government of India has also recognised it as an Institute of National Importance (INI). IIM Calcutta is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

With a view to improve the quality of management education in India and to spread it across the country, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India set up Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. IIMC is one of the first IIMs to be set up in the country.

The Chairman of the Council of IIM is the Minister of Human Resource and Development, Government of India. The Board of Governors is responsible for the control and administration of each of the IIMs. Hence, it can be called a board-managed institution that is free from the interference of external bodies.

IIM Calcutta can be called one of the best B-schools in the world because of the number of accreditations that the institute has received. It is a triple-accredited business school, the only one in India.
IIM Calcutta has been accredited by the most credible B-school accreditation associations worldwide: EQUIS, AMBA, and AACSB. In this regard, it is one among the only 5 in Asia and 74 around the world. A member of the Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS), it is the only business school in this category.
After the Indian independence in 1947, the charge of being the driving force of the nation's development was entrusted to the Planning Commission. As India grew rapidly post-independence, the Planning Commission in the late 1950s faced issues in finding competent managers to run the public sector enterprises. These public sector enterprises were being set up in the country as a part of its industrial policy.

In order to ease the situation, in 1959, Professor George Robbins from the University of California was invited by the Planning Commission to help in the setting up of an institute of management studies at an all India level. With his recommendations, it was decided by the Indian Government that two elite institutes of management would be set up in India in the name of Indian Institutes of Management.

Thus, on 13 November 1961, the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta was the first IIM that was set up in India. It was a joint initiative of the Indian industry, the Government of West Bengal, the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Ford Foundation.

IIM Calcutta started operation in the initial years from Emerald Bower, Barrackpur Trunk Road, Kolkata. In 1975, the institute was moved to its new campus. Morarji Desai laid the foundation stone of the campus at Joka.

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta offers diplomas in management for a period of two years and a Residential Executive Programme which is a full-time one-year programme. IIMC also offers doctoral level fellowship programmes and an ePost Graduate Programme in Management. The institute also conducts several faculty developments and executive education programmes.

Students seeking admission to the college should clear the CAT (Common Admission Test) and GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) conducted every year.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has conferred the status of "College with Potential for Excellence (CPE)" to IIMC. In 2017, the National Institutional Ranking Framework ranked IIMC in the third position among all management colleges in India. In the international scenario, at the QS World University Rankings of 2018, IIM Calcutta was ranked in the 94th position.


"Knowledge for the benefit of all"


  • IIMC has a vision of becoming a centre of excellence on the international level in every facet of management education


  • IIMC is on a mission to groom ethical and innovative future leaders who will become masters in handling transformation and changes in a scenario that is globally competitive and to develop the practice and theory of management

Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs):

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are currently twenty in number. These are autonomous public institutes that offer courses in management education and research in India. These institutes offer doctoral, postgraduate and executive education programmes.

Based on the recommendation of the Planning Commission, the IIMs were set up with the initiative of the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. Under the Indian Societies Registration Act, all the Indian Institutes of Management are registered as societies.

All the IIMs are autonomous institutions and the day-to-day operations are carried out independently. However, the IIM Council oversees the overall strategy and the administration of all IIMs.

India's Minister of Human Resource Development heads the IIM Council. The Council consists of the directors and chairpersons of all IIMs and also senior officials from the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India.

On 24 January 2017, the Union Cabinet approved the Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017, according to which the IIMs were declared as institutes of national importance. This means that they will be able to grant degrees and make important changes in the institute as and when required.
On 28 July 2017, the IIM bill was passed by the Lok Sabha and on 19 December 2017, it was passed by the Rajya Sabha. On 31 December 2017, the IIM bill became an act after the receipt of the presidential assent. The names of the IIMs are listed below:

  • Indian Institute of Management Calcutta - 1961
  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad - 1961
  • Indian Institute of Management Bangalore - 1973
  • Indian Institute of Management Lucknow - 1984
  • Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode - 1996
  • Indian Institute of Management Indore - 1996
  • Indian Institute of Management Shillong - 2005
  • Indian Institute of Management Rohtak -  2010
  • Indian Institute of Management Ranchi - 2010
  • Indian Institute of Management Raipur - 2010
  • Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli - 2011
  • Indian Institute of Management Kashipur - 2011
  • Indian Institute of Management Udaipur - 2011
  • Indian Institute of Management Nagpur - 2015
  • Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam - 2015
  • Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya - 2015
  • Indian Institute of Management Amritsar - 2015
  • Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur - 2015
  • Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur - 2015
  • Indian Institute of Management Jammu - 2016

The flagship programme across all IIMs is the two-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP). This offers the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM). These are equivalent to regular MBA programmes. Some IIMs offer to graduates with work experience a one-year Post Graduate Diploma Programme.

Some IIMs offer a doctoral programme, the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM). This is globally considered to be equivalent to Ph.D. Most IIMs offer part-time programmes and short-term executive education/EMBA courses. Unique programmes are also conducted by certain IIMs.


  • The Institute has a vibrant campus life with an applied range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The Institute has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping, and beautiful flower-beds
  • The Institute has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The Institute has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The Institute has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, hostel, canteen, seminar halls, common rooms, auditorium, multipurpose halls, playground & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The Institute has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The Institute has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The Institute runs a canteen inside the campus where staff and students can have meals and snacks prepared in a hygienic manner and at an affordable cost
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • The Institute has easy access to every kind of public transport
  • IIM Calcutta offers on-campus accommodation for students enrolled in residential programmes. The five modern residence halls provide study areas and social spaces open to the entire community. The latest addition to the list is a world-class hostel, ‘Lake View Hostel.’
  • The Institute has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton and so on
  • A medical facility is available on the campus for routine checkup for students as well as staff & also have a dental hospital with state of art facilities
  • The campus has shopping centers comprising various kinds of shops like medical, general stores, laundry, beauty parlor (men & women) café house, food parlors, fruit and Juice centers, etc.
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • The institution has provided ICT facilities like computers, projectors, audio-visual gadgets, scanners and printers to the departments and also other aids and a huge number of availability of books for effective delivery of curriculum and for inculcating the knowledge of the subject
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The Institute also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology

Special Features:

  • IIM Calcutta has set up a state-of-the-art Financial Research and Trading Lab (the Finance Lab). The Lab is equipped with a Bloomberg terminal, which provides access to real-time national and international financial data, market information, business news, and cutting-edge financial analysis tools
  • Management Centre for Human Values (MCHV) enshrines more than two decades of aspiration and effort to hold up to the members of human organizations and institutions - in India and elsewhere - contemporary adaptations from the perennial corpus of Indian Psycho-Philosophical wisdom
  • Supported by a core endowment provided by the Indian Planning Commission, the Centre for Development and Environment Policy (CDEP) had been established in 1998 as an interdisciplinary platform of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. The main objective of the CDEP is to address crucial policy issues on the complex relationship between economic activities and the natural environment
  • The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) at IIMC is an initiative to achieve a greater understanding of this process as well as stimulate its development for societal benefit. CEI’s vision is to be acknowledged as a programme of international renown, where students, faculty, alumni, industry, and policymakers collaborate, learn and innovate
  • The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta has set up the Centre for Corporate Governance (CCG) to create and disseminate knowledge in the area of corporate governance. The IIMC Centre for Corporate Governance has been recognized by the Government of India as a "Centre for Excellence" for imparting training to directors of companies registered under the Companies Act 1956
  • Social Informatics Research Group is a multi-disciplinary research group at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta involving academicians, researchers and specialists in the domain of Management, Social Policy, Sociology, Education, Social Work and Computer & Information Science
  • The High-Performance Research Group studies high-performance systems for next-generation ICTs. Some of the research areas include Interconnect Routing for Nanometric VLSI circuits, Floor placement for Nanometric VLSI circuits and Physical Design for 3D VLSI circuits
  • The IIM Calcutta Case Research Center (IIMCCRC) is set up to develop a repository of teaching cases and notes that can be used by Faculty of Business Schools in India and abroad. The major thrust of the center is to develop India focused cases
Levels of study
P.G Diploma
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Post Graduate Diploma in Management Full Time 2 Years Graduation
Additional Courses
Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)
Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPEX)
Post Graduate Programme for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing (PGPEX-VLM)
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA)
Executive Education Programme (EEP)
Master's in International Management (MIM)

Note: This Institute offers more courses in various stream categories including with optional specializations. To know more about courses, please visit the official website i.e. https://www.iimcal.ac.in

  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Bank/ATM
  • Gymnasium
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Yoga / Meditation
  • Digital library
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Reading Rooms
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Digital Classrooms
  • UPS
  • Conference Hall
  • N.S.S.
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Students Welfare Fund
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)
  • Public Transportation
  • IT Infrastructure
  • A/C Campus
  • Soft Skills Training





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