The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade set up in 1963 by the government of India to professionalize India’s foreign trade management, today figures in the league of top Indian B-schools. The Institute was awarded the status of Deemed University in 2002 and accredited as “A” grade institution by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in May 2005. IIFT expanded beyond Delhi by establishing a campus in Kolkata in 2006.
Since its inception, the Institute has focused on facilitating executives in Indian and multinational companies, to explore new frontiers of knowledge, sharpen their tools and help their organizations to achieve commanding heights. Besides management programs, the Institute also provides training and research based consultancy to the government and the corporate sector.
IIFT’s portfolio of educational programs is diverse and caters to the requirements of aspiring business executives and mid-career professionals.
In addition to the two year full time MBA (International Business) program, the Institute also offers MBA and Executive Post Graduate Diploma Programs customized to suit the needs of working executives. Besides these long duration programs, the Institute also conducts short term certificate programs and Management Development Programs throughout the year.
With the objective of harnessing best practices in management education from leading B-schools the world over and providing capacity building inputs to developing countries, IIFT has entered into academic collaborations with more than 30 Business Schools/ Universities across Europe, North America, Africa and South East Asia. These collaborations give IIFT participants the opportunity to interact with faculty and participants from different parts of the world through exchange programs and study tours.