Why Recruit from IIFT

Why Recruit from IIFT?

Selection Procedure

IIFT follows a rigorous selection procedure to ensure that only the crème-de-la-crème makes it to the institute. With a separate online entrance examination. The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)  has entrusted the responsibility of conducting MBA (International Business) a six-trimester general management programme with a focus on International Business for developing a competent cadre of business executives to meet the country’s growing requirements for trained personnel in the field of International Business Management from 2020 onwards to NTA (National Testing Agency).  Every year around 40,000+ aspirants appear for the IIFT entrance examination, out of which only 400 students are admitted, making IIFT one of the most selective institutes in the country with 3 stage selection process and only top 1% of the students making the cut.

Recent Student Achievements

The competition culture at IIFT is very fierce, backed by a strong showing in major corporate competitions over the years. The students have brought several accolades to the institution -

  • CFA Research Challenge – National Winners – Represented India in the Asia Pacific Stage
  • Mahindra War Room – Season 12 – National Winners among 24 National and 4 International Colleges
  • Aditya Birla Group, Stratos – National Finalist - 2019
  • Nestle, 4P Challenge – National Finalist -2019
  • RB Global Challenge – National Finalist – 2019
  • RPG Blizzard – National Finalist – 2019
  • Tata Steel-A-Thon – National Finalist – 2019
  • L&T Out Think – National Finalist – 2019
  • Philips Think Up Challenge – National Finalist
  • HUL Carpe Diem – National Second Runner Up – 2019
  • HUL L.I.M.E – National Semi-Finalist – 2019
  • Duff & Phelps – YOUniversity Deal Challenge – National Finalist – 2019
  • Accuracy Business Cup – National Finalist – 2020
IIFT’s Accreditations & Rankings

Consistently ranked among the top-10 B-schools in India, IIFT has been recognized as a leading business school by various media houses and ranking agencies. Only B-School under the Ministry of Commerce, getting exposure to dynamic live projects, Interactions, Conferences under various ministries to get real-life learning opportunities, IIFT is a Deemed University recognized by the UGC. IIFT has been accredited with the following:


IIFT boasts an alumni network of 50,000+ members across 30+ nations around the globe, with strong representations across domains and industries. Numerous alumni have risen rapidly in their organizations to CXO/Chairman/Partner designations in a lot of major MNC’s. This is a testament to the fact that IIFT alumni possess immense leadership skills which take them to the top in a short span of time.

Curriculum & Pedagogy

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was set up in 1963 by the Government of India as an Institution with a focus on professionalizing the country’s foreign trade management and increasing exports by developing human resources, analyzing and disseminating data and conducting research. Since its inception, the Institute has evolved and undergone major transformations and has, over the years, broadened the scope and dimensions of its academic activity that now encompasses the full spectrum of international business. Today, the Institute is widely renowned for its extensive knowledge and resource base, with rich heritage and strong alumni network both in India and abroad across various domains and verticals of businesses.

IIFT has one of the most rigorous curriculums and has always been the second ranked institute in India in terms of pedagogy. 1460 hours of course-work, along with regular presentations, quizzes and assignments make it one of the most intensive curriculums in the country. Courses with an international focus are offered as core courses along with a mandatory foreign language course. IIFT also hosts guest faculty from the industry as part of the curriculum. In the second year, a student takes up 10 electives. 4 in a domain gives a student a Major, while 2 in a domain gives a student a Minor. IIFT offers a Major in Finance, Marketing, Operations and Trade with Minors in Strategy and IT with additional focus on International aspect of each course.

IIFT is the only B-School with a mandatory visit to a sea port to get a first-hand experience of the system. It helps students understand the application of the knowledge they have gained over the preceding three trimesters and relate it to the curriculum. IIFT has collaborations with more than 27 Universities/ B-schools throughout the world leading to international exposure via student and faculty exchange programmes. The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade has top class infrastructure and harnessed the Centre for Regional Trade, Centre for Trade Facilitation and Logistics, Centre for WTO Studies, Bloomberg Terminals to name a few.

IIFT Corporate Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE2bE5neMmQ