The diploma in management at the Post-Graduate level has a two-tier structure: it consists of a core curriculum, a summer internship and elective courses. The first year is committed to developing business fundamentals through compulsory courses spanning the areas of economics, finance, marketing, operations, systems and organizational behavior. The second year offers a greater number of electives than any other B-School in India, the flexibility ensuring that a student never makes a compromise with his desired area of pursuit. Students aspiring to delve deeper into topics can undertake term papers under faculty supervision.

Batch Size: 432 (For the batch 2016-18)

Batch Composition: The 2016-18 batch comprised of only 17% female students and 83% male students. 54% of the batch came from IITs, NITs and BIT. 91% of the students had Engineering degree whereas only 4% students were from commerce background.  While 24% of the students were fresh graduates, 64% of the batch had work experience greater than 12 months.

Placements: For the batch of 2016-18, 130 recruiters visited the campus. The batch of 2016-18 received a total of 133 Pre-Placement Offers (PPO). The maximum CTC offered for the batch was Rs 75 Lakhs and the average was Rs 24.2 Lakhs. The median CTC for the entire batch stood at Rs 22 Lakhs. Top 10% students of the 2016-18 batch got an average CTC of Rs 41.7 Lakhs and top 50% got Rs 29.9 Lakhs. 127 students of this batch received lateral placement offers also. The sector wise distribution of offers and package are as follows:

Sector % offers Highest Package Average Package
Consulting 27 33 LPA 27 LPA
E-Commerce, OPS and Prod Man. 12 49 LPA 29 LPA
Finance 23 70 LPA 25 LPA
General Management 15 26 LPA 22 LPA
IT and Analytics 7 20 LPA 17 LPA
Sales and Marketing 16 75 LPA 20 LPA

Admission Process: IIM Calcutta usually follows a two-step selection process. First, shortlisting based on CAT score and then WAT and PI rounds for the shortlisted students. Candidates who fulfill the first stage of the admission criteria (CAT) are called for WAT and PI rounds. However, factors like academic cut-offs, past academic performance, relevant work experience, gender diversity etc. also play a major role in the final selection.