Admission Procedure for Overseas Candidates


Admission Procedure for Overseas Candidates

Post-Graduate Programmes in Management (PGDM and PGDCM), Batch 2014-2016

Definition of ‘Overseas Candidate’:

Indian and foreign national living, working or studying outside India during the period January 1, 2013 to February 15, 2014 will be considered as ‘Overseas Candidate’ for admission to IIM Calcutta in 2014-16 batch.

However, overseas candidate who is expected to be in India during testing window of CAT 2013 i.e., from the period October 15 to November 15, 2013 will not be eligible to apply under overseas category. Candidate residing in neighbouring countries like Nepal from which there are no entry restrictions to India, will also not be considered as ‘Overseas Candidate’. These candidates will have to appear in CAT 2013 for admission to IIM Calcutta.


In order to be eligible to apply for Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Management (PGDCM) programmes, a candidate must have at least a Bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks 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 or abroad. The equivalence of the foreign degree needs to be certified by the Association of Indian Universities. 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 the candidates are 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 they have obtained the bachelor’s degree. 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, 2014 from the Principal/Registrar of his/her College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2014) stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.

How to Apply:

Overseas candidates seeking admission to the two year residential Post Graduate Programmes in Management (PGDM and PGDCM) should take GMAT and apply in the prescribed form available on our website ( The completed application form should be sent to IIM Calcutta along with the following:

(a) Copy of the latest GMAT score certificate (not older than 2 years as on January 7, 2014).

(b) Attested copy of all academic mark-sheets/certificates (Class X, XII & Graduation etc.)

(c) Two letters of recommendation from two academic referees (preferably from professors/teachers who have taught in the recent past). Candidates who are working presently and are not able to submit recommendation letters from two academic referees, then at least one letter of recommendation must be submitted from an academic referee and the other referee can be from Industry/work place, etc.

(d) Copy of all Passport pages having official entries

(e) The application fee for overseas candidate is US$ 150 (or equivalent amount in Indian currency).

  • The payment may be made by way of a bank draft to be drawn in favour of ‘Indian Institute of Management Calcutta’ payable at Kolkata and should be sent along with the PGP Application Form latest by January 7, 2014.
  • Candidate can also pay their application fee on-line through the Institute’s Payment Gateway by clicking on the link below
    Alternately the candidate may click on the “Pay Online” tab on our websites’ home page ( and then select “Application-fees PGP Overseas (GMAT) Candidates” to make the payment.
    The candidate will receive an automated computer generated confirmatory e-mail which is mandatory to be enclosed along with the Application Form.

Application Form (Download):

Click here to download the application form.

Please send the filled-in Application Form along with required documents and application fee by way of a bank draft in favour of "Indian Institute of Management Calcutta" payable in Kolkata or computer generated payment receipt to:

In-charge, Admissions Office
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Joka, Diamond Harbour Road
Kolkata 700 104, West Bengal, India

GMAT Institution Code Number:

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

Short-listing and Interview:

Candidates will be shortlisted based on GMAT score, academic performance, relevant work experience and letters of reference. Shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for interview in India from middle of February to end of March 2013. The interviews will be held in Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata and New Delhi. Please indicate your choice of interview centre while filling-in the Application Form. Necessary travel arrangements for this purpose must be made by the candidate. Institute will not bear any expenses for attending the interview.

The final selection is made using multiple criteria that includes the parameters mentioned above.

Fees and Expenses:

The total fee for the overseas student for the batch 2013-15 was US$40,000 for a period of two years @ US$20,000 per annum. The above fee was payable, phase-wise, in six semesters in two years. In addition to the course fees, the overseas student is required to pay one time refundable caution deposit of INR 10,000/-. Living and other expenses during the period of his/her stay are payable in Indian rupees, which comes to about INR 2,500/- 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 the process.

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