Indian Institute of Foreign Trade- Fees, Ranking, Cutoffs, Placement

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

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Type Public business school
Established 1963
Director Ajay Kumar Bhalla
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Location New Delhi and Kolkata(extended campus)Delhiand West BengalIndia
Campus Urban, 6 acres (24,000 m2)
Satellite campus Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Nickname IIFT
Affiliations UGC

Admission to MBA(IB) 2018-20 at New Delhi, Kolkata & Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh)

Application form for Full Time MBA(IB) 2018-20: Changes in Dates: Last date to apply online: Friday, 15th September 2017 & Written Examination: Sunday, 3rd December 2017.1. ELIGIBILITY 

  • Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration in any discipline with 50% marks in Graduation (45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates). Candidate appearing in the final year examination of Graduation can also apply.
  • No age limit.


Seats are reserved as per Government of India rules. The reservations are subject to candidates meeting the admission requirement of the Institute under different categories. 


(i) For General/ Reserved Category candidates

Selection will be on the basis of Written Test, Group Discussion, Writing Skill Assessment and Interview. Written Test will be held on SUNDAY 3rd December 2017 during 10.00AM – 12.00Noon at Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhubeneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Hydrabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur and Visakhapatnam. Based on the marks of Written Test, a limited number of candidates will be invited for second phase of selection process comprising Group Discussion, Writing Skill Assessment and Interview to be held at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai. IIFT reserves the right to add/delete any centre, if required.

(ii) For Foreign Nationals and NRIs

Seats are reserved for Foreign Nationals, NRIs and the admission is considered on the basis of General Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score and interview.


 Last date to apply online:  Friday, 15th September 2017
 Last date to apply online and submit GMAT score for Foreign Nationals and NRIs:  Thursday, 15th February 2018
 Written Examination:  Sunday, 3rd December 2017

10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon

 For any query please contact Admissions Office at 011-39147213 (Direct)39147200 – 205 ( Extn. 621) OR email

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is an autonomous public business school established in 1963 by the Government of India(Ministry of Commerce and Industry) to help professionalize the country’s foreign trade management and increase exports by developing human resources; generating, analysing and disseminating data; and conducting research. Its flagship program is the Master of Business Administration in International Business (MBA-IB).

It is the only institute among the top-10 business schools in India that offers International Business program. 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 and Government and the student’s community. IIFT started out as a center to provide foreign trade advice to governments and has since played an instrumental role in conducting research in trade policy formation.

IIFT has conferred the status of Deemed University in 2002 and since then has been conducting an autonomous entrance examination across various centers in India. IIFT 2015 was held on 22 November 2015, and an estimated 47,000 candidates took the entrance exam for Full-Time MBA (IB) course with 270 seats. 1508 candidates were shortlisted for final admission round of Essay Writing, Group discussion, and Interview, making it one of the toughest B-school admission processes in India.


IIFT’s portfolio of long-term programmes is as follows:

  • Ph.D. Course (full-time and part-time)- at Delhi and Kolkata Campus.
  • Two-Year Residential MBA (International Business) – New Delhi, Kolkata, and Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania). This is the flagship course, offering specialisation in Marketing, Finance, Operations and Trade.
  • Three-Year Part Time MBA (International Business), New Delhi & Kolkata
  • Executive Master’s in International Business, New Delhi, Dubai and Dar-es-Salaam
  • Certificate Course in Export Management, New Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati (Assam)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Strategy through NIIT Imperia

IIFT has, over the years, undertaken research studies with organisations like World Trade Organisation, World Bank, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development(UNCTAD) and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. IIFT has also trained more than 40,000 business professionals across 30 countries via its management development programmes. 


Institute rankings
Business – India
NIRF (2017)  30
Business Today (2016)  11
Careers360  14
Business Standard (2016)  Super League 1

IIFT was ranked 30 among management schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2017 . 11 by Business Todays “India’s best B-schools 2016”  and 14 by Careers360s “Top MBA Colleges in India 2017”, 12 among government institutes.  Business Standard has ranked the institute in its top group “Super League 1”, with an overall percentile of 95%.


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