MBA for Executives Programme - FAQs

What is the last date for submission of application form?

For the 2023-24 session, the first round of application procedure will start on 30 June, 2022 and the last date for submitting your application will be August 22, 2022. For the second round, application procedure will start by the August 23, 2022 and the last date for submitting your application will be October 16, 2022. For the third round, application procedure will start by the October 17, 2022 and the last date for submitting your application will be November 30, 2022.

What all documents are to be sent along with the application form?

The check list of documents to be sent is as follows:

a) Duly filled-in application form

b) Application fee paid by demand draft / banker’s cheque

c) GMAT score card

d) Proof of proficiency in English, if applicable

e) Self attested scanned copies of original certificates and mark sheets / transcripts of examinations passed / degrees obtained.

f) Statement of Purpose

g) Two Letters of Recommendation

What will be the total number of seats available for the programme (2023-24)?

The total number of seats available will be 80 approximately.

What is the minimum GMAT score required for application?

There is no minimum GMAT score required for application. Participants will be selected through a rigorous selection process based on their relative ranking comprising of GMAT score, academic background, professional experience, personal interview, statement of purpose and recommendation letters from two referees.

Do you have any age limit for this course?

There is no upper age limit for application.

As of what date the candidate should have a minimum 5 years of work experience?

A candidate should have 5 years of post-qualification professional experience as of 31st March, 2023.

Can you please guide me about the last date of taking the GMAT test for applying for this batch?

You should take GMAT well in advance so that you can submit the application form along with the GMAT score. However unofficial GMAT score may be submitted along with the application form (within the last date of applications) in case the official GMAT score is not received within that date. As of now it has been decided that scores of online GMAT tests taken on or before June 30, 2022 only will be accepted.

Do I furnish my GMAT score details in the application form only or do I need to arrange independent submission of GMAT score through Pearson VUE?

You need to submit the GMAT score along with the application form. Further, you should also inform Pearson VUE to directly send the score to us by the due date mandatorily before the last date of submission. The GMAT code for the MBA for Executives Programme is 9CP- HT-99 and is also mentioned in the application form. You can also select “Post Graduate Program for Executives” in the exam form.

What all are included in the programme fees? Can you please specify how the fee has to be paid?

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

PROGRAM FEES (2023-24)

Programme fee for the academic year 2023-24 will be Indian Rupees 31,00,000/- (non-refundable) or equivalent US$ for one year, payable in four installments.

  1. Payment of Indian Rupees 2,00,000/- (commitment fee) at the time of acceptance of the admission offer.
  2. Payment of Indian Rupees 10,00,000/- by 14th April 2023 (second installment) Furthermore Rs 60,000/- is to be paid as security deposit by Demand Draft/ Pay order favouring Indian Institute of Management Calcutta along with the second installment. This amount will be refunded on completion of the programme after necessary adjustments of dues, if any.
  3. Payment of Indian Rupees 10,00,000/- by 21 July, 2023 (third installment)
  4. Payment of Indian Rupees 9,00,000/- by 24 November, 2023 (fourth installment)

This amount includes tuition fees and cost of course material, books, accommodation, economy airfare and some incidental expenses of the immersion programme organized by IIMC. Over and above the programme fees mentioned in the above payment schedule, please note that other charges such as for electricity, food, expenses of personal nature are not covered by these fees and will have to be borne by the individual student.

What are the additional expenses to be borne by a participant?

Over and above the programme fees mentioned, please note that other charges such as for electricity, food, expenses of personal nature are not covered by these fees and will have to be borne by the individual students.

Whether loan facility will be available for funding the course expenditure?

Educational loans are available from banks, e.g, SBI Scholar Loan from State Bank of India against some criteria as applicable at the time during application for loan.You may contact Manager, State Bank of India, IIM Joka Branch for further details. The bank’s phone number is (033) 2467 2357.

Is there any Scholarship?

As on date, scholarships are not available for the MBA for Executives Programme participants

Would you communicate to me if I am not selected or short-listed for interview?

We will inform the candidates who are short-listed for interview. Further, we will send letters of Admission to the selected candidates. We regret that we will not be able to communicate with candidates, who are either not short-listed or not selected for admission to the programme.

Will placement assistance be available after completion of the course?

Placement assistance will be provided to all participants except those candidates who are sponsored by companies. Please note that the Institute does not guarantee placement to the candidates.

Candidates who are employed must produce in original, the letter of release from the employer or the employer’s receipt of the letter of resignation at the time of registration. In case of employed candidates who have signed a bond with the employer, a letter from the employer must be produced at the time of registration, stating clearly the status/nature of the bond between the candidate and the employer. If a student has taken leave from his/her company to join the programme, then there must be a letter from his/her employer to that effect. In case the candidate is on leave/lien from a company during the tenure of the programme, a “No Objection Certificate” (NOC) from the company must be submitted to avail of the Institute’s placement facilities. This must clearly state that the employee can avail of the placement services provided by IIM Calcutta.

Will accommodation be provided on campus?

We will provide furnished accommodation on campus. The accommodation for current students (without family) are single rooms in the Management Development Centre and NF2. The facilities include A/C, intercom and common washing machine, fridge, TV, microwave (in lounge). Limited family accommodation (with kitchen and bathroom, fridge, TV, A/C, washing machine, intercom, microwave oven, wi-fi) is also available. The allotment of family accommodation will be subject to availability (first come first served basis) and requirement. Residing outside the campus is not permissible.
The institute will take the final decision with regard to allotment of all hostels.

Will the course provide specialization in a functional discipline like Finance, Marketing, Systems, Operation etc?

MBA for Executives Programme is a general management programme. As a part of the programme, the participants will have to take 15 elective courses during the 4th, 5th and 6th terms from the total number of electives offered. This would cover all major functional disciplines.

How much is the International exposure?

The MBA for Executives Programme students are required to undertake an international immersion module as a part of the curriculum. This includes company visits and academic sessions at international business schools. No separate fees are payable by the students for this module. The Institute takes care of airfare, accommodation, visa and medical insurance charges. Expenses for food are also subsidized.

When will you announce the list of selected candidates? Is it possible to know about selection earlier in case of urgency?

The dates for the announcement of candidates shortlisted for the interview are as below:

  • Round 1 - August 27, 2022
  • Round 2 - October 22, 2022
  • Round 3 - December 5, 2022

In the Application Form, you have stated that at least one of the reference letters should be by someone from industry who is familiar with applicant’s professional experience. Can I submit both of my reference letters from persons in the same Industry?

Yes, you can.

Statement of Purpose : What exactly are you looking for? Am I supposed to mention the purpose of entering into the course?

This should include an objective and clear statement on: why do you want to join the MBA for Executives Programme?; what qualities, experience and achievements do you have to justify your admission?; what type of jobs and at what level do you expect after successful completion of MBA for Executives Programme?

My medium of instruction in school was not English but in college I studied in English. Am I required to provide any proof of proficiency in English? Do I need to take all the tests – TOEFL, TWE and IELTS?

You need not take any separate test for proficiency in English.

It is mentioned that a Letter of Recommendation has to be sealed by the referee before it is handed over to the applicant. Is it necessary to get the signatures of the referee across the flaps of the envelope?

Yes, please obtain the signatures of the referees across the flaps of the envelope containing the Letter of Recommendation.

Can one apply with graduation undertaken through a 2 year course?

No. The participants are required to have a minimum of 3 years of under-graduate study after 12 years of school education and the graduation should be from a recognized university or equivalent.

Do I need to send you money for receiving hard copies of brochure and application form?

The brochure can be downloaded from our website.
The MBA for Executives Programme application form is to be downloaded from the Institutes website and sent to us duly filled-in with all relevant details and testimonials along with the application fee of Rs. 4,000/-which is non-refundable.

Will the participant be a part of IIMC alumni?

Yes, the participants will be part of IIMC alumni.

Is it possible to take a few days of leave, if required during the programme?

There is usually one week’s leave during the entire course. The final decision in this regard is taken by the MBA for Executives Programme Committee.

If I am selected this year and unable to join, can I join in the next batch?

There is a deferred admission policy in MBA for Executives Programme, subject to rules and the approval of the MBA for Executives Programme committee.

Where will the interview be held?

Candidates will be duly intimated.

Will I have to send the original testimonials along with the application form?

No. However, the originals have to be produced at the time of registration.

Will you consider CAT scores for instead of GMAT score?

We regret that CAT scores are not considered for MBA for Executives Programme. Only GMAT scores are applicable.

Is there any consideration for sponsored candidates?

Regret there is no consideration. All candidates will have to appear for the selection process as mentioned earlier.

Will all applicants who fulfill the eligibility criteria be called for the interview?

No. Only a certain number of applicants will be called for the interview based on the comparative parameters ( mentioned in Clause 5 above ) furnished by the applicants. Regret, fulfillment of eligibility criteria is not the only benchmark for being called for the interview.

Who should attest the documents?

Self attested documents will be accepted, subject to verification.


MBA for Executives Programme Office
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Joka, Diamond Harbour Road,
Kolkata 700104
Ph. No (033)2467 8300/8312 ( Ext 201 )

Is there an advantage to applying in Round 1 vs. Round 2 vs. Round 3?

There is no strategic advantage in applying in Round 1 vs. Round 2 vs Round 3. Round 1 is designed for those candidates who are eager to apply and would like to receive an admission decision earlier in the season. This is specifically directed for those who are applying to multiple schools and would like to gather their admission decisions at one time to make the most informed decision.

The company in which I had worked some years ago does not exist anymore. And I do not have any letter/certificate with me about this work experience. What should I do?

It is essential that you provide the relevant documentary support; in case you do not have a certificate of experience then you can provide other useful documents like Letter of Appointment etc. Therefore in any case, the information needs to be supported by some kind of relevant documents.

How will the international work experience be counted?

We consider your work experience documents issued from your company where dates of international work experience are mentioned. Please note that visits to international locations for participation in any conference/meetings/workshops or business trips are not considered as international work experience. Only full-time work in a foreign location (other than your home country) on legitimate documents which include offer letter/appointment letter and based on salary/consideration is considered international work experience.

Do part-time jobs count towards the minimum work experience requirements?

If you are applying for 2021-22 batch you must expect to have at least five years of full-time, post-graduation work experience by March 2021. No part time jobs shall be taken into account.

Can I apply more than once in a single academic year?

A candidate can apply only once in a single academic year.

Is online GMAT score accepted for this years' admission?

As of now it has been decided that scores of online GMAT tests taken on or before June 30, 2022 only will be accepted.