The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), a beacon in the realm of business education, has unveiled the selection criteria for its MBA (International Business) and MBA (Business Analytics) programs for the academic session 2024-26. Aspiring minds, ready to embark on a journey of academic and professional enrichment, now have the opportunity to understand the key elements that will shape their entrance into one of the premier B-Schools in the country.
IIFT: A Legacy of Excellence
Established in 1963 under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India, IIFT has been instrumental in contributing to the skill-building initiatives for India’s external trade sector. Over the years, it has garnered accolades, attaining “Deemed to be University” status in 2002, Grade ‘A’ Institution recognition from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2005 and 2015, and the prestigious AACSB Accreditation in 2021.
Programs Open for Registration
The spotlight for the academic year 2024-25 is on the two-year full-time MBA (International Business) program, offered at both the Delhi and Kolkata campuses, and the MBA (Business Analytics) program, conducted at the Delhi campus.
Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years’ duration in any discipline with minimum 50% marks [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD) categories].
Candidates appearing for a qualifying examination can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by October 31, 2024.
No Age Limit
Mode of Admission
The gateway to IIFT’s esteemed programs involves a meticulous selection process. Candidates will be shortlisted for the second round of the admission process—comprising Group Discussion/Personal Interview—based on their CAT Score/valid GMAT score and other parameters. This multifaceted approach ensures that individuals not only possess strong academic prowess but also showcase a holistic set of skills and attributes essential for success in the dynamic world of international business.
How To Apply
Navigating the application process is a crucial step. Detailed instructions on how to apply for IIFT’s MBA (IB) and MBA (BA) 2024-26 programs can be found on the IIFT website: www.iift.ac.in under Current Admissions. Aspirants are encouraged to thoroughly review the guidelines to ensure a seamless application experience.
Understanding the financial aspect of the application process is vital. The fee structure is as follows:
General/OBC-NCL/EWS Candidates: Rs. 3,000
SC/ST/PWD/Transgender Candidates: Rs. 1,500
Foreign Nationals/NRIs: $200/Rs. 15,000
Staying on top of key dates is imperative for prospective candidates. The admission calendar includes milestones such as the commencement of online applications, the last date for submission, and important events like CAT Exam Date. Mark your calendars to ensure you don’t miss any crucial deadlines.
Online Application Started: 27th October 2023
Last Date of Online Submission: 16th December 2023* (Extended) / (Old-6th December 2023)
Online Application for Foreign National/NRI Candidates Starts: 15th January 2024
Last Date of Online Submission for Foreign National/NRI Candidates: 15th March 2024
CAT Exam Date: 26th November 2023
List of Shortlisted Candidates: Last Week of January 2024
Group Discussion/Extempore and Interview: March/April 2024
Commencement of Program: First Week of July 2024
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