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http://www.iift.edu

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was set up in 1963 by the Government of India as an autonomous organisation to help professionalise the country's foreign trade management and increase exports by developing human resources; generating, analysing and disseminating data; and conducting research. 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, Government and the students community.

 An institution with proven capability to continuously upgrade its knowledge base with a view to servicing the requirements of the Government, trade and industry through both sponsored and non-sponsored research and consultancy assignments. 

Contact Details

Delhi Campus Address

IIFT Bhawan
B-21, Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi

Telephone
+91-11-26965124
+91-11-26965051

Fax
+91-1126853956

Kolkata Campus Address

J-1/14 (7th-9th Floor),
EP & GP Block, Sector-V
Salt Lake City,
Kolkata-700091

Telephone
+91-33-2357 2851
+91-33-2357 2852

Fax
+91-33-2357 2853

Programs
The portfolio of programmes offered by the Institute is structured to cater to the educational and training needs of its target clientele - students seeking a professional degree and mid-career executives. Currently the Institute offers the following Foundation Programmes. Please click on the programme name to view more details about it.

Two year MBA (International Business)

The two years full time masters programme in international business is a foundation course for developing a competent cadre of business executives to meet the country's growing requirement of resource personnel in the field of foreign trade and international business operations.The MBA (IB) is a six trimester general management programme with a focus on international business. The Programme aims at providing a comprehensive coverage incorporating all the important areas and disciplines relevant to international business activities. The syllabi for MBA (IB) compares favourably with the syllabi of some of the world€™s best International Business Schools.

Eligibility
 No age limit.
 Recognised Bachelor's Degree of minimum 3 years' duration in any discipline
Candidates appearing for a qualifying examination can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite
 qualification by pre-specified date

Admission Process
For General / SC / ST / PH Candidates
 On the basis of Written Test, Group Discussion, Interview.
 The Written Test held on fourth Sunday of November every year.Based on marks obtained in the Written Test, candidates are called for Group Discussion and Interview to be held between third week of February and mid-March at Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai.

For Foreign / NRI candidates
 On the basis of General Management Aptitude Test (GMAT)

Fee Structure

Category
Cost

General
Rs. 1,60,000/- pa

SC / ST
Rs. 80,000/- pa

Foreign / NRI
US$ 10,000 pa

* pa: per annum

Three year -  MBA (International Business-Part Time)The MBA (IB) €“ Part Time is a nine trimester general management programme with a focus on international business. The programme aims at providing a comprehensive coverage incorporating all the important areas and disciplines relevant to international business activities. The syllabi for MBA (IB) compares favourably with syllabi of some of the world€™s best International Business Schools.

Eligibility
 No age limit
 Recognised Bachelor's Degree of minimum 3 years' duration in any discipline
  minimum managerial experience (including self-employed) of not less than THREE years as on 1 July of the year.
 Company sponsorship or €˜No Objection Certificate€™ from the employer.

Admission Process
Selection will be on the basis of Essay Writing, Group Discussion and Interviews to be held in IIFT Campus, New Delhi.Important Dates:
 Release of advertisement/Availability of Brochure and application form on IIFT€™s website http://www.iift.edu/ FEBRUARY
 Last Date for sale of prospectus APRIL
 Last date for receipt of applications APRIL
 GD/Essay writing/ Interviews MAY

Fee Structure

Category
Cost

General
Rs. 82,500/- pa + Rs. 12000/- pa

SC / ST
Rs. 41,250/- pa + Rs. 12000/- pa

Foreign / NRI / NRI-sponsored
US$ 5000 pa + Rs. 12000/- pa

Executive Master's in International Business

The Programme is one and a half years long and has to be completed in three semesters of five months each. The concentrated classroom studies will commence with a week-long programme at the beginning of each semester followed by classes on Saturdays and Sundays on alternate weeks. The student is awarded the Masters on successful completion of evaluation process.

Eligibility
Admission is open to working executives and self-employed individuals fulfilling the following criteria:
Post Graduate Degree / Engineering Degree or equivalent from any recognised University or Institution. Managerial work experience of not less than THREE years.OR

Graduation or equivalent degree from any recognised University or Institution. Managerial work experience of not less than FIVE years. Only the work experience after eligibility qualifications as on 31 December of the year when the Programme is advertised is considered. Company sponsorship or 'No Objection Certificate' from the employer is required.

Admission procedure
Selection will be on the basis of Essay Writing, Group Discussion and Interviews.
 Release of advertisement/Availability of Brochure and application form on IIFT€™s website  www.iift.edu  JUNE
 Last date for receipt of applications JULY
GD/ Essay writing/ Personal Interviews AUGUST

Fee Structure 
Rs. 1,00,000/- payable in three installments + Rs. 2,000/- alumni fee.Certificate course in Export Management

The main objective of this Programme is to help working executives and officers develop analytical skills to identify export opportunities, determine conditions for access to potential markets and to take necessary action to achieve export objectives in the context of various internal and external constraints inherent in international marketing operations. size=2>The Programme covers international marketing management, international business environment, India€™s foreign trade & policy, marketing logistics, export & import procedures and documentation.

Eligibility
Admission is open to individuals fulfilling the following criteria:
 Bachelor€™s Degree from any recognised Indian or foreign UniversityOR

 Diploma holders with two years of post-diploma full time work experience as on 31 March of the Programme year

Admission Procedure:
 Selection will be on the basis of Interviews.
 Release of advertisement/Availability of Brochure and application form on IIFT€™s website www.iift.edu  NOVEMBER
 Last date for receipt of applications DECEMBER
 Interviews THIRD WEEK OF FEBRUARY

Fee Structure 
Rs. 27,000/- payable at the time of admission.Ph.D Programme

The Ph.D. Programme is targeted at research scholars, members of teaching faculty in Institutes of higher learning and Universities, Professionals from Private, Public and Government Sectors.

 The main objective of the Ph.D. Programme is to provide facilities for higher studies and advanced research in International Business.
 To encourage and facilitate research on contemporary issues in the field of International Business, by providing the necessary support to the senior faculty and thereby creating a €˜research€™ culture at the Institute.
 To encourage publication of Research Papers in academic journals, Occasional Papers and Monographs, Books and other publications.
 To assist and guide the MBA (IB) and EMIB students in their research work.

Research Disciplines
The broad disciplines in which a candidate can undertake research work are as follows:
1. International Trade Policy
2. Marketing
3. Business Strategy
4. Finance
5. WTO & WTO Issues
6. Economics, Developmental Economics and Related Issues    size=2>Registration
Registration will be considered on full time and part time basis. However, preference will be given to full time scholars. Foreign Nationals can also be considered, subject to the eligibility and other selection criteria.

Eligibility
Candidates must have a master€™s degree in one of the approved disciplines like: Economics/ Commerce/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Operational Research/ Business Administration/M.Tech. of any approved university with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade.

All candidates must fulfill the eligibility requirement in terms of clearing the UGC€™s NET (Research Fellowship)/CSIR or any other Examination for doctoral work, including M.Phil. Degree.

Selection  Procedure
Selection of the candidates will be done on the following basis:
 Eligible candidates are required to appear in the IIFT Research Aptitude Test which will be held at four centres in India: Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai. The IIFT Research Aptitude Test will have two broad sections and may be in the form of objective type questions: Current National and International Economic Issues and Research Methodology. Short-listing will be done on the basis of the merit list after the Aptitude Test.
 Candidates so short-listed will be required to submit a detailed Synopsis on the Research Project Proposal as per the guidelines to be issued in this regard, besides a copy of any one of his/her important research paper.
 For final selection, Candidates will be invited for Viva/interview at Delhi after taking into account 1 & 2 above.
 In the case of Foreign Nationals, GMAT score, synopsis on the Research Project Proposal and Research Paper will be considered for short listing; in such cases also the final selection will be done on the basis of Interview. size=2>Fees
 Registration Fees:
( i) Rs.500/- at the time of Registration
(ii) Rs.1000/- effective annually at the end of course work.

 Tuition Fees:
Rs.1.25 lakhs (US $ 8,000 for foreign nationals) per year for the first two years to do the course work

Financial Assistance
 Monthly Stipend : Rs.10,000/- p.m.
Contingency Allowance : Rs.10,000/- p.a. after completion of course work

Infrastructure

   Computer Centre
IIFT has three state-of-the-art Computer Centres with a Local Area Network comprising 8 servers (Sun, IBM, Compaq and HP) , 300 Pentium IV nodes with wired & wireless access to the network available in the campus. The software applications include Solaris, Novell Netware, Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP, Lotus Domino, SPSS, Oracle, Developer 2000, and Java.Other facilities include 24-hour Internet access via a 2 MBPS leased line, access to national and international databases, in-house publishing facilities, LCD / Plasma Screen Projection Systems, etc.

Hostel
The MBA (International Business) is a fully residential programme. There is a separate wing for girl students. Computers are provided in every hostel room with 2 MBPS Internet connectivity. The Institute also has residential facilities for participants of its Management Development Programmes.

Library
One of the largest of its kind in the developing world, with a holding of around 84,000 volumes and subscriptions to 800 journals with complete online cataloguing, the IIFT Library is a veritable storehouse of information. Besides being an invaluable place of reference for industry, research scholars and students alike, the Library has an unique collection of publications of FAO, IMF, OECD, UNCTAD, UNCTC, World Bank, and other international agencies.
The students have access to database such as the NIC, CMIE, India Trades, World Bank Indicators and other audio-visual aids on management. IIFT has set up the WTO Resource Centre in the Library to focus exclusively on WTO issues. The Centre is the only one of its kind in India, which enhances the utility of the IIFT Library even further. Besides the main Library, there is a Library-cum-Reading Room open round-the-clock, situated in the hostel. 

Faculty
Permanent:

More than 100

Visiting:
Student : Faculty:

Less than 5 : 1

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