Director’s Message

From Director's Desk


IIFT has a strong heritage of more than 50 years and is recognized as the leading Institute in the field of International Business. The Institute is continuously setting higher standards to meet the needs of its stakeholders in today's dynamic context. Set up initially as a think tank to the government, IIFT today contributes to society in a multitude of ways ranging from meeting the training needs of young graduates and corporate executives to providing research and consultancy services to government and industry.

IIFT became a deemed University in 2002 and expanded its national footprint through a campus in Kolkata and an SME Center in Shimla. Over the years, it has added customised programmes to meet the needs of aspiring business executives and mid-career professionals. The Institute has also embraced the Start-Up India mantra and set up an incubation cell- KITTES to provide guidance and support to budding entrepreneurs in the field of International Business.

The students and alumni of the Institute continue to do IIFT proud by winning laurels both within India and abroad. Many of our alumni are recognized Business Leaders across industry sectors. Our MBA students continue to get placed in highly coveted organizations and roles with an extremely successful placement record year after year.

The Institute has also embraced technology in various ways right from academic administration, to enhancement in the learning experience to reaching out to executives living in different cities of India.

IIFT is already Grade A accredited by NAAC and has also initiated the process of the applying for highly recognized international accreditations. The Institute has a tie up with more than 25 Institutes across the world and continues to benchmark itself with best practices followed globally.

With a strong student and alumni base and world class faculty, the Institute is well on its way to pushing the frontiers of knowledge and carving its rightful place globally.

Sh. Binoy Kumar
Director, IIFT