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Address:IIFT Bhawan, B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi - 110016
Contact Number:91-11-26965124 , +91-11-26965051 Fax: +91-1126853956
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Affiliated To: A Deemed University
Established In:1963

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, 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

  • Two-year MBA (International Business), New Delhi, Kolkata, and Dar-es-Salaam
  • Three-year MBA (International Business) (Part-Time), New Delhi and Kolkata
  • Executive Masters in International Business, New Delhi
  • Certificate Programme in Export Management, New Delhi

Postgraduate Program

 M.I.B.(2 Years)

Eligibility Criteria:The candidate who wishes to pursue the master’s course in international business has to satisfy certain eligibility conditions. They should have passed graduation from any of the reputed educational institutions in the country. The student should have scored 50% marks in the qualifying exam in order to undergo the course. The admission to the course is carried out on the basis of the marks obtained in graduation or on the basis of the entrance exam. Most of the colleges conduct their own entrance exam for the purpose where as marks obtained in common entrance test like CAT or MAT are also taken in to account by some institutes.

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.

Doctoral Program


Eligibility Criteria:Candidates seeking admission to the Ph.D. programme, whether full time or part time, shall have to possess requisite percentage of marks / grade point average in qualifying examination as indicated below: The required minimum qualification for admission to a Ph.D programme shall normally be a Master’s OR M.Phil Degree from any accredited Indian or Foreign University in the relevant field. She/he must have obtained either a minimum of 50% marks or Equivalent Grade in the M.Phil degree or a minimum of 55% marks or Equivalent Grade in the Master’s Degree (for all disciplines except Engineering and Technology), however, overall 60% at all academic levels will be desirable. Applicants with M. Tech / M.E./M.S. qualification in relevant disciplines with excellent academic record with minimum CGPA of 6.0 on a 10 point scale or equivalent or 60% marks and with 60% aggregate in Xth , XIIth and B.Tech/B.E. will be considered eligible for admission in Ph.D. programmes in Engineering and Technology.

The Ph.D. Programme of the institute covers Doctoral research in a variety of business related areas leading to the award of Ph.D degree. The programme is targeted at research scholars, members of teaching faculty in universities and institutes of higher learning, professionals from private, public and government sectors. The main objectives of the Ph.D. Programme are:

  • To facilitate pursuing higher studies and advanced research in International Business;
  • To encourage and doing research on contemporary issues in the field of International Business; and
  • To encourage publication of research papers in academic journals, occasional papers, monographs, books and other publications.

Tuition Fee & other charges (for 2015 MBA (International Business) batch):

  • General/OBC Category : Rs.7,00,000/- p.a.
  • SC/ST/PH/Category : Rs.3,50,000/- p.a.
  • Foreign National /NRI/Children of NRI US$ 27,500 p.a.
  • Other charges (library, computer, alumni): Rs. 50,000/- for the whole course
  • Hostel & Mess charges : Rs. 2,00,000/- (approx.) for the whole course

Fee (for 2015 Executive Programmes batch) The programme fee for the entire course is Rs.3,50,000/- (Rs. 1,75,000 for SC/SC/PH) payable in three installments and Rs. 10,000/- as alumni charges.

The tuition fee of Certificate Programmes Rs.75,000/- is payable at the time of admission. There is 50% concession of fees for SC/ST/PH Candidates.

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Selection Procedure IIFT follows a rigorous procedure to make sure that only the crème-de-la-crème makes it to the institute. IIFT conducts its own paper-pencil based entrance examination, conducted every year on the last Sunday of November, which started off way back in 1981. Around 60-70,000 students write the IIFT entrance examination every year, with 1000 odd candidates being given a call for the essay-GD-PI round. Finally around 250 odd students make it to both the campuses combined, making IIFT one of the most selective institutes in the country.

Student Achievements The competition culture at IIFT is very strong, backed by a strong showing in major corporate competitions over the years:

  • CFA Global Institute Case Research Challenge, National Winners, 2011 and 2013
  • Mahindra War Room, Winners – 2010,
  • National Top-7, 2013 and 2014
  • Reckitt Benckiser’s Mavericks Case Challenge, National Runner-Up, 2014
  • Du Pont – Power of Shunya – National Winner, 2014
  • Nokia Networks – Wipro Challenge: National Winners, 2014
  • GE Genius – National Top 6, 2014
  • PepsiCo Become Indra Nooyi’s Advisors – National Semi-Finalists, 2013 and 2014

Placements The Placement Committee is a eleven member body of elected representatives. There are 14 members in committee and 8 from Delhi campus and 6 from Kolkata campus. It is headed by a convener who is selected after a rigorous interview.

Purpose The purpose of Placement Committee is to ensure good final and summer placements for the students of the full time MBA (IB) programme. To this end, it makes representations to Human Resource departments of various organizations, and arranges placement week / interviews and selection procedures for IIFT students.

Functions The functions of the placement committee are:

  • To make representations to Human Resource departments of companies, inviting them to conduct placement processes for IIFT students.
  • To organize Pre-Placement Talks by companies at the IIFT campus.
  • To organize Group discussions, Interviews and other selection activities of companies for IIFT students.
  • To organize a placement week for lateral and final placements at the IIFT campus.
  • To decide slotting of companies for the placement week in consultation with the batch.

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