Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is one of the oldest B-Schools setup in 1963 and offers its flagship MBA programme in International Business. IIFT has its campuses located in New Delhi, Kolkata and a satellite campus in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. IIFT Kolkata campus was established in 2006 and relatively new. In this article, we try to understand IIFT selection criteria for admission to its MBA programme.
Students In-take and related statistics
Number of students joined MBA, over the years, at IIFT New Delhi and IIFT Kolkata is as under:
Key Highlights of IIFT 2015 admission process:
From above data it is evident that chances of making it to IIFT are bright and at more than 50% post qualifying for stage-II.
IIFT being a public sector body has to adopt the reservation rules as applicable to other central institutes. Brief Summary is as under:
IIFT Selection Criteria:
Selection Process involves 2 stages. Stage-I is the written test for which all the applicants have to appear. Students who cleared the sectional and overall cut-offs will be called for second stage. In second stage, students are tested through Essay Writing, Group Discussion, and Personal interview. The weightage given to each step in the selection process is documented below for the batch 2014-16 and we expect the same trend to continue with slight variations:
Exam Pattern (IIFT 2015):
IIFT, with its unique emphasis on international trade learning, has created niche for herself in providing skilled and efficient manpower for Multi National Companies (MNC) and corporates with global presence over the last 50 years. Strong and geographically well distributed alumni network is one of its unique strengths. Students who are looking for options beyond IIMs should always target MBA (International Business) programme in IIFT.