Admission Procedure for Overseas Candidates


Admission Procedure for Overseas Candidates

MBA Programme (Batch 2021-23)

MBA Programme

The MBA Programme is a two-year full-time post-graduate degree course.
The MBA Programme has a two-tier structure: it consists of a core curriculum (compulsory credit courses and compulsory 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 committed to developing business fundamentals through compulsory courses spanning the areas of economics, finance, marketing, operations, systems and organizational behaviour. The second year offers a plethora of electives in different functional areas that students can choose based on their desired area of pursuit. Students aspiring to delve deeper into topics can undertake term papers under faculty supervision.

Definition of ‘Overseas Candidate’:

Interested candidates living, working or studying outside India during the period January 1, 2020 to February 15, 2021 will be considered as ‘Overseas Candidate’ for admission to MBA Prgoramme of IIM Calcutta for 2021-23 Batch.
However, an overseas candidate who is expected to be in India in during CAT 2020 scheduled on November 29, 2020 will not be eligible to apply under overseas category.

  1. A candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA 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, 2021 from the Principal/Registrar of his/her University/College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2021) stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of 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, 2021, 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.
  2. 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 15, 2019 is not valid.

How to Apply:

Overseas candidates will have to apply online through the Institute website. The link is provided below:
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 (Class 10, 12 and Bachelor’s level)
  3. Scanned copy of passport pages indicating official entries towards your stay outside India from the period January 1, 2020 to February 15, 2021.

The application fee for overseas candidate is US$ 150 (or an equivalent amount in Indian currency).
The last date for applying to the MBA Programme for overseas candidates is January 15, 2021.

GMAT Institution Code Number

The GMAT Institution Code Number for Indian Institute of Management Calcutta is 7003.

Short-listing and Personal Interview (PI):

The short-listing would be done in two stages:
Stage I : In the first stage, a candidate’s GMAT Total percentile will be considered as equivalent to his or her CAT 2020 percentile. This would be used to determine the candidate’s Equivalent CAT 2020 score.
Stage II : In the second stage, a candidate’s Composite Score would be determined using the same criteria as used for the candidates applying through CAT 2020. The details of determining the composite score of a candidate applying through CAT 2020 are provided in the Stage II (Table 2, 3 and 4) of Admission Policy available at:
Shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for Personal Interview (PI). tentatively between February and April, 2021. The mode of interview will be communicated once the exercise of shortlist for PI is complete. Institute will not bear any expenses for attending the interview.
Final Selection:
The final selection of the candidate would be based on equivalent CAT 2020 score, performance in the PI, academic diversity and work experience. The details of the weights of these components are provided in Stage III (Table 5 and Table 6) of the admission policy available at:

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 terms 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 month.

Availability of loans from banks and financial institutions:

Financial Institutions and Commercial Banks provide loans to students at a concessional rate of interest. Details will be available at their websites. Students who desire to avail of the loan facility should contact banks directly. Although the Institute endeavors to facilitate the process of availing of loan from financial institutions and banks, it is not directly involved in this process.