IIFT Introduction

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is an autonomous institute established by the Government of India (Ministry of Commerce and Industry) in 1963. It has institutes at three locations – Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada. Its flagship program is the Master of Business Administration in International Business (MBA-IB) making IIFT the only institute among the top 10 B-schools of India to offer such a program.

    1. 1.    MBA in International Business (MBA-IB)
      • Two-year MBA (International Business) – Full Time
      • Three-year MBA (International Business) – Weekend


    1. 2.    Executive Programmes
      • Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business (EPGDIB)
      • Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Marketing (EPGDIM)
      • Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Capital And Financial Markets (EPGDCFM)


    1. 3.    Doctoral Programme
      • Full time / part time Doctoral Programme


IIFT Eligibility

Eligibility for MBA-IB 

  • The candidate must have a recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years’ duration in any discipline.
  • Candidates appearing for the final year bachelor’s degree / equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.

Eligibility for Executive Courses 

  • Candidate must have a Post-Graduate Degree/Engineering Degree OR equivalent from any recognized University or Institution and managerial work experience of not less than three years or,
  • Candidate must have passed Graduation or equivalent degree from any recognized University or Institution and must have managerial work experience of not less than FIVE years.
  • Only the work experience as on 31st July of the year when the program is advertised is considered.
  • Candidate must provide Company sponsorship or No Objection Certificate from the employer.


IIFT Admission Procedure


  • For MBA-IB
  1. 1.   Candidates are required to appear for a test organized by IIFT (or GMAT in case of foreign candidates).
  2. 2.   Based on the performance in the test, candidates are called for Essay Writing, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Candidates are finally shortlisted for a seat at IIFT based on their GDPI performance.


  • For Executive Courses
  1. 1.   Applications are invited and based on the application a candidate is shortlisted.
  2. 2.   Shortlisted candidates will be called for a Group Discussion, Essay Writing followed by a Personal Interview.


The most recently revised fees of IIFT Delhi is tabulated below (for 2016 batch)



Fees (approx.)




International Candidate

Rs. 7.60 LPA

Rs. 3.5 LPA

USD 27,500 p.a.


Rs. 7.50 LPA

Rs. 3.75 LPA

USD 25,000

Executive Programmes



Rs. 3.5 lakhs

Rs. 1.75 lakhs