Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Delhi

Delhi. ESTD 1963.

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was established in 1963 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry to contribute in the skill building for the external trade sector of India. It has come a long way to successfully develop into a unique institution involved in imparting knowledge through research and training in international business and trade. The Institute was granted “Deemed University” status in 2002.

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has recognized IIFT as Grade ‘A’ Institution in 2005 as well as in 2020. Over the years, IIFT has emerged as the national university with a focus on International Business Management and Strategy, and such focus is reflected in all three major activities of the Institute: Research, Training and Education.

IIFT Delhi

Located in Qutab Institutional Area, overlooking green ridge and historical Qutub Minar, the IIFT Delhi Campus is considered to be one of the finest in the country.

The campus spread over 6.5 acres of land houses two academic blocks and two residential blocks for students and visiting faculty.. The facilities available on the campus include, fully air-conditioned lecture halls with modern audio-visual aids, conference halls for round-table conferences, an auditorium of 450 seating capacity, two computer labs, indoor games, sports ground, besides excellent residential facilities for the students.












Programme Campus 

                                Ph.D. Programme

     Delhi and Kolkata 

                Two-year MBA (International Business)

     Delhi and Kolkata

       Executive Post Graduate Diploma in                                  International         Business

      Delhi and Kolkata

          Two-year MBA (International Business)

          Dar-es-Salaam                 (Tanzania).


       Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International                Business New Delhi and Kolkata
      Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International                 Marketing New Delhi
      Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Finance New Delhi 
      Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International                Business - Hybrid  Through HUGHES Communication Ltd.
      Executive Post Graduate Diploma Programme in                   International Business Strategy - Hybrid NIIT Imperia
      Post Graduate Certificate Programme in International          Business and Finance- Hybrid Tech Mahindra
     Certificate Programme in Export Import Management On Campus and Hybrid 
    Certificate Programme in Global Trade Logistics and            Operations New Delhi 



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Ranking,Affiliation and Accrediation 

  • IIFT is accredited as an "A" grade institute by NAAC( National Assessment and Accreditation Council )

  • IIFT has become a member of AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
  • IIFT has become a member of AIB (Academy of International Business).

The Academy of International Business (AIB) is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business. Established in 1959, today, AIB has 3293 members in 86 different countries around the world. Members include scholars from the leading global academic institutions as well consultants, researchers, government and NGO representatives. The Academy also has seventeen chapters established around the world to facilitate networking as well as the facilitation and exchange of knowledge at a more local level.

  • IIFT has become a member  European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Brussels

EFMD is an international membership organization, based in Brussels, Belgium. With more than 650 member organizations from academia, business, public service and consultancy in 75 countries, EFMD provides a unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management development. EFMD is recognized globally as an accreditation body of quality in management education and has established accreditation services for business schools and business school programmes, corporate universities and technology-enhanced learning programmes.

  • IIFT Ranking in Various Surveys Ranked ‘A Grade’ by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with CGPA score of 3.53
  • Ranked Super League 1 in Business Standard’s best B-school rankings 2017.
  • Ranked ‘A+++’ - The highest B-School rating by Business & Management Chronicle 2016
  • Ranked 2 under Top Govt. B-Schools of India by GHRDC– CSR B-School Survey 2016.




     MBA IB Full Time General/OBC Category

           Rs.7, 60,000/- p.a.


      MBA IB Full Time SC/ST/PH/Category

               Rs.3,50,000/- p.a.

      MBA IB Full time Foreign National            /NRI/Children of NRI US$

                $ 27,500 p.a.

   MBA IB Weekend  (2 years 6 month )     General/OBC Category

  Rs. 7,50,000/- for the whole course

  MBA IB Weekend   SC/ST/PH Category

  Rs. 3,75,00/- for the whole course.

   MBA IB Weekend foreign / NRI/Children of NRI

  US$ 25,000 for the whole course

Certificate programme in export import management (4 Months )



Certificate programme in capital & financial markets (CPCFM) 4 months



Certificate programme in global trade logistics and operations (CPGTLO) 4 Months

          Rs 75,000/-


Certificate program in export import management

         Rs 75,000/-

PG Certificate in International Business and Finance (12 months)


INR 1,40,000 +GST (Tuition fee – Rs.1.30 lakh

Courses Offered

Courses Offered


  • Full Time Program
  • Weekend Program

♦ Executive Programme

  • On Campus
  • Off Campus /Hybrid

♦ MA (Economics)

♦ Certificate Programmes


♦ Doctoral Programme

  • Off- Campus Programme
  2. PG Certificate in International Business and Finance 
  3. Executive Development Program in Strategies for International Business
  4. Executive Development Program in Global Supply Chain Management

♦ MDP Open Programme

  • Foundation Training Programme




Domain Wise Distribution

Placement Highlights

IIFT 2018-20 Batch Highlights

  • 70+ Students with certifications like CA, CFA, Six Sigma Green Belt etc.
  • 16.4 Months of average work experience.
  • 50% Of the batch worked with Fortune 500 companies (Global/India) during summer internships.
  • 29  Secured Winner/ Finalist position in top corporate competitions bringing accolades to the institution.
  • 70 + Students with educational background from premier institutes like IITs, NITs, DTU, BITS, SRCC etc.


  • Highest International O­ffer - ₹75,00,000
  • 93 No. of PPOs
  • ₹20,48,000 Average CTC
  • ₹29,00,155 Avg. Top 100 Students
  • 10 No. of International O­ers
  • 107 No. of recruiters
  • 321 Batch Strength
  • ₹46,45,000 Highest Domestic O­er
  • ₹18,20,000 Median CTC


For Sales and Marketing Domain

  • Reckitt Benckiser, Tata Consumer Product Limited, Signify, Philips, Western Digital, Cremica, Boston Scientific & Hero Electronix associated with IIFT for the first time.
  • Automobile and industrial sector saw yet another year of stellar placements as Bajaj Auto, Hero MotoCorp, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, TVS, Tata Steel, L&T, JSW & Metal Power continued to show their faith in IIFT.
  • Marquee recruiters like ITC, L'Oréal, Pidilite, Dabur, Dell, Philips, Shell, TATA Sky, HT Media, Games 24x7, ABFRL & Raymond strengthened their association with IIFT
  • E-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart continued to oar various roles to the students

For Finance Domain

  • HDFC Bank, RBL Bank, Federal Bank were among the first time recruiters at IIFT.
  • GE continued to show faith in the institute’s talent pool by hiring for its prestigious FMP profile. ICICI Bank recruited in large numbers from the institute further strengthening their long term association with IIFT.
  • The institute continued to be a favorite spot for recruiters like Epik InDifi, OfBusiness, L&T, Crisil, Indus Valley Partners, Samunnati Finance, who hired in the finance domain and reposed their faith in IIFT.
  • Marquee recruiters such as Goldman Sachs ,HSBC, JPMC, Yes Bank, Citi Bank, ICICI Bank and DE Shaw hired for their coveted roles such as investment banking, corporate treasury, transaction banking group, multinational corporate banking, financial analyst roles.

For Trade domain

  • Trade domain continued to see international o­ers from various companies with HMS Bergbau AG and Star Global LLC associating with IIFT for the first time.
  • Maersk Line, Tata Steel, Shell, Vikram Solar and Gemini Corporation were some of the leading recruiters that o­ered supply chain and operation roles at IIFT.
  • ETG, Olam, Tolaram, Aegis, Louis Dreyfus Company , Archer Daniels Midland, Enhance Group, and Tata International were among the premier recruiters who continued their association with IIFT and oared their coveted trade roles. Rapid growth of transport and logistics sector led to first time associations with Delhivery, Ninjacart and Quick Ride.

For General Management

  • The General Management domain continued to be the most sought after domain with Mahindra & Mahindra recruiting for its prestigious GMC role and Axis Bank hiring students for its General Management profile.
  • Marquee recruiters such as RPG, Airtel, and Reliance Industries continued their association with IIFT. Airtel recruited for its prestigious Airtel Young Leader’s Program while Reliance recruited for its Reliance Emerging Leaders Program.
  • There were multiple new additions this year with prestigious firms such as Sobha Reality, JSW and Moglix hiring for their General Management Roles

For IT/ITes Domain

  • Microso‑ and GO MMT continued their association with IIFT by oaring roles for Product Manager and Program Manager.
  • Google oared its converted Digital Marketing strategy role at IIFT. With a major section of the Batch having prior IT Work Experience, IIFT continued to attract major names such as Hexaware, Games 24x7, IBM, Genpact & HCL who oared various roles to the students.
  • Regular recruiters such as Capgemini, TCS and Wipro recruited in large numbers from campus to cater to their ever-growing demand for Technological Solutions. Industry Demands saw new additions to the portfolio in the form of, Polestar, Virtusa, Birlaso‑, IGT Solutions, Cvent, Gemini Solutions and Tech Mahindra to name a few.

Admission Process


Eligiblity Criteria 


                     Eligiblity Criteria
MBA (International Business) Full Time

Qualifying Exam - Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years’ duration in any discipline.

Final Year – Final Year Students can also apply.

Age - No age limit.

Two  Year Six Months MBA (International Business)– Weekend



Qualifying Exam - Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized University

Work Experience -Three-year work experience (after graduation) in managerial cadre as on 30th June of the year of the start of the Course.

No Objection Certificate - Company sponsorship or No Objection Certificate from the employer is required.

Age Limit - No age limit

Certificate Programme in Export Import Management (4 months )

Qualifying Exam- Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized Indian or Foreign University

Work Experience - Diploma holders with two years of post-diploma full time work experience.

Age -  No Age limit

Certificate Programme in Capital & Financial Markets (CPCFM) - 4 Months


Qualifying Exam - Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized Indian or Foreign University

Work Experience- Diploma holders with two years of post-diploma full time work experience.

Age- No Age limit.


Certificate Programme in Global Trade Logistics And Operations (CPGTLO) - 4 Months


Qualifying Exam - Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized Indian or Foreign University

Work Experience- Diploma holders with two years of post-diploma full time work experience.

Age - No Age limit.

Certificate Program in Export Import Management (hybrid) -  4 Months

Minimum Qualifying Exam - Graduation degree from recognized University

Work Experience- Diploma holders with two years of post-diploma work experience.


PG Certificate in International Business and Finance (12 months)

Indian Participants 

  • Graduates (10+2+3) or Diploma Holders (only 10+2+3) from a recognized university/institute UGC/AICTE/DEC/AIU/State Government) in any discipline.

International Participants

  • Graduation or equivalent degree from any recognized University or Institution in their respective country.




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