What are Long Duration Programmes?

The Long Duration Programmes of IIM Calcutta create opportunities for working professionals to get exposure to different facets of general management or specific functional areas. These programmes give professionals the opportunity for in-depth learning of management concepts and practices through programmes spread over six to twelve calendar months. These are part-time certificate programmes offered through a mix of online and campus based sessions. Executives can attend live classes over the online platform without leaving their cities and, at the same time, reap the benefits of networking with a larger peer group. The sessions are held in the evenings or over the weekends to ensure minimum overlap with work time.

Who conducts the classes?

All classes are conducted by IIM Calcutta faculty. Industry experts are sometimes invited for sharing their valuable experience.

What is the teaching methodology?

The pedagogy is highly interactive and incorporates expansive teaching methods and approaches. Depending on the course, lectures are enriched with real life case studies, corporate examples and general discussions.

What certificate do we get?

A certificate of successful completion is provided upon completion of all requirements of the programme. All examinations and evaluations related to the certification are carried out by IIM Calcutta.

Does IIM Calcutta provide placement assistance to the participants of LDPs?

LDPs cater to working professionals who aspire to hone their skills to better adapt and grow in the constantly evolving corporate sector. No placement assistance is provided to the participants of LDPs.

Will I be getting an alumni status after I complete?

After the successful completion of the programme, the participant receives an IIMC – Executive Education Alumni status and is provided login details for accessing the IIM Calcutta alumni portal.

How can I apply?

To apply you need to refer to the link given in the description page of each programme. For any assistance you can get in touch with us.

What is the timeline for applying?

Each programme has a separate admission cycle. The details are mentioned in the description page of each programme.

Are participants from foreign universities eligible for LDP courses?

Participants graduating from foreign universities can also apply. The final selection is at the discretion of the Programme Directors of the particular programme.

Are there any entrance examination / interview conducted?

Some programmes may have entrance examinations / interviews. The details are given in the respective programme description pages.

Can I pay the tuition fees in installments?

Yes, programme fees can be paid in installments.

Can I visit the campus and have face to face interaction with the faculty members?

Participants are welcome to visit the campus and meet the faculty members, with prior appointments.

Can I access the Institute’s library facilities?

Participants can access the Institute’s library facilities when they visit the campus for the campus modules.

What is campus visit? Is it a company meet for job placement?

The campus visit is a crucial part of each programme. It facilitates in-class experience of face-to-face sessions. Participants not only get the opportunity to meet the faculty members and network amongst themselves, they also get a chance to immerse in the rich academic environment of the Institute. It is especially required for some courses which are best delivered by direct interactions with the faculty and amongst the participants. The duration of each campus visit and the number of campus visits vary from programme to programme.

No, it is not a company meet for job placement.

Is visit to the campus mandatory?

Attending the Campus modules, wherever applicable, is a mandatory requirement for the successful completion of most programmes.

Where is accommodation provided during campus visits?

During the campus modules, accommodation is provided to the participants in the Management Development Centre which has well-furnished air-conditioned rooms, all provided with seamless internet connectivity, intercom facility, private verandas and en-suite bathrooms.

There are study areas and social spaces open to the entire community in the campus. The participants can also avail the library facilities while on campus.

What is the evaluation pattern?

Examinations are held either online or during the campus visits. The pattern of questions is decided by the respective course instructor.

What is the method of evaluation?

Participants are evaluated on the basis of an appropriate combination of examinations, assignments, projects, and class participation for each of the courses. For every course the participants are given any one of the following grades: “Excellent”; “Good”; “Fair”; or “Poor”.

What if I miss any examination?

Make up examinations are held towards the end of the programme to give participants who were absent for the original examination, an opportunity to complete the course. However, this needs prior approval from the appropriate authority before missing the examination.

What is the minimum attendance criterion?

Participants need to maintain a minimum attendance criterion in each course of the programme. The details are provided with the programme guidelines which are given at the start of every programme.

What happens in case I miss an online session?

Archives of the lecture sessions are made available for the absentees by the service providers within an approved time frame.

What happens in case I am not able to complete the programme with the current batch?

In case a participant fails to maintain the minimum attendance criterion or is unable to complete the programme with the current batch, he/she will be given the opportunity to re-join with one of the next two batches after paying the requisite fee, provided the programme is being offered at that time. If a participant fails to complete the programme even in next two batches, his / her registration will automatically get cancelled.

How will I receive the reading material and books?

Books and Reading material are mostly distributed during campus visits. Reading material (pre/post session) is also shared regularly through the online Learning Management System.

Can I get a refund if I am unable to continue with the programme?

No, there is no provision of any refund of fees paid. If a participant does not attend the programme after paying the fee, the fee will be forfeited. It is only in the case of cancellation of an LDP, that fees paid will be refunded to participants.