IIFT follows a rigorous procedure to make sure that only the crème-de-la-crème makes it to the institute. IIFT conducts its own paper-pencil based entrance examination, conducted every year on the last Sunday of November, which started off way back in 1981. Around 40,000 students write the IIFT entrance examination every year, with 1000 odd candidates being given a call for the essay-GD-PI round. Finally around 250 odd students make it to both the campuses combined, making IIFT one of the most selective institutes in the country.
The competition culture at IIFT is very strong, backed by a strong showing in major corporate competitions over the years:
IIFT has consistently been ranked among the Top-10 B-schools in the country, by various media houses and ranking agencies.
IIFT alumni have occupied enviable positions in the industry, showing strong representations across domains and industries. Quite a few of our alumni have risen fast enough to reach the CEO/Chairman/Partner designation in a lot of major multi-nationals. This is testament to the fact that IIFTians possess strong leadership skills which makes them rise to the top in a short span of time.
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 Systems.