International Collaborations

International Collaborations

With an objective to internationalize its curriculum through the student experience of learning in an international environment, IFIM Business School takes leverage on its accreditation and partners with Ivy League schools abroad. The interventions shall offer opportunities for the participants of the PGDM program at IFM to pursue Dual Degree in top schools in specialized areas and/or opt for Super Specialization.

Few of our partner universities are:

Services of International Office


The office is responsible for the entire School’s international activity including international student recruitment.

  • Global admission relationship management & student retention
  • Connecting with Partner Universities for Exchange Program/ Immersion Session (Inbound & Outbound)
  • Credit Transfer & Management
  • Student Progress: Lifestyle – Academic monitoring across partner universities
  • Immigration Services and Advising
  • Liaison with FRRO Office/ Local Police Authorities for International Students-
  • Community and Campus Outreach Activities
  • Special Programs for Domestic and International Students
  • Administration of Scholarships, Grants and Loan Programs
  • Connecting with International Companies for placement/ Internships/IIP
  • International Student Services
  • Connecting with Embassies

Exchange Program

IFIM currently has arrangement for long-term and short-term programs with foreign partner institutes/universities wherein IFIM students can complete a term or a degree/diploma. This is a mandatory requirement for the award of PGDM – IB diploma. Equivalent credits are transferred from partner institute/university.

The long-term programs include Dual Degree, duration of which may last a year to more than a year depending on the requirements of partner institute/university. The short-term programs include Exchange Program and Term Study Program which generally runs for 3 months to maximum of 6 months.

Types of Exchange Programs

Students admitted into IFIM’s PGDM-IB program are eligible to apply for admission to foreign partner degree program. Students from other PGDM program streams like PGDM-F, PGDM-Gen etc., may also opt to enroll for dual degree program in foreign partner institute/university. However, they would be transferred to IFIM PGDM-IB stream. Students successfully completing (total program credits requirement) long duration study in partner institutes abroad will qualify for partner institutes’ standalone degree or diploma and such students’ successful completion of foreign partner institutes’ degree/diploma/ is a must for IFIM PGDM-IB diploma.

All students enrolled in PGDM-IB program can opt to study under exchange program with any one of the several partner institutes. Students will normally undertake study for an equivalent term in courses offered in partner institutes/university. Successful completion of one term is essential for completion of PGDM-IB program and award of diploma.

Any student from any of the PGDM programs desiring to study one term in any one of the partner institutes/university abroad may opt for Term study program. It will coincide with term IV of IFIM academic schedule. This option is available to all IFIM students on payment of fee to host institute. Successful completion of one term at partner institute is mandatory for transfer of credits to meet the requirements for the award of IFIM’s PGDM-Diploma as per statutory rules.

IFIM International Student Club

IFIM-ISC-International Student Club International Student Club-Celebrating Diversity in our Institution! International Students or local students who want to meet people from all over the world get an opportunity to become an active member of the IFIM-International Student Club (ISC). Being a member of ISC will give students great volunteering opportunities and a chance to help plan great events and activities.

Mission of IFIM-ISC The International Student Club is designed exclusively to celebrate diversity in the campus. We are dedicated to promote the internationalization of IFIM-ISC. ISC focuses on helping International and exchange students integrate into their new school, student body, and community by providing opportunities to enrich their living and learning experience while studying at IFIM. We will do so by organizing events and activities, which will give all local and international students a platform to socialize, learn, and have fun in a friendly and inclusive environment.


Partner Institute/University would facilitate students to get internship with companies visiting their campus. Students are also advised to proactively connect with companies and alumni or current students on their own to acquire internships and conversion to full-time hire. Foreign partner institute or IFIM is not liable for fetching internship or placement abroad. Alternatively, students can opt to take services of IFIM to undertake internship in India along with other resident students.

Eligibility & Modes Of Selection

  • Students admitted to IFIM are eligible to apply for all partner university/ institutes programs. Students will be selected based on their performance, financial capacity and no pending disciplinary issues or any police antecedents.
  • Selection and nomination will be done by Director, IFIM. Students can apply for multiple institutes or program and at any point only one program in any one institute will be provided by IFIM selection committee.
  • The decision of committee is final.
  • Some partner institutes may conduct additional test or interview before confirming nomination done by IFIM selection committee.
  • The acceptance and offer from partner institute is final and binding on students desiring to take exchange programs.

International Advisory Board

Mr. Benjamin Stevenin

Dr. Mathias Falkenstein

Dr. Ulrich Hommel

Dr. Eileen Peacock

Dr. A Parasuraman

Dr. Simon Mercado

Mr. Sanjay Padode

Chairman& Secretary IFIM Institutions


Prof. Rakesh Mediratta

Dean & Associate Professor


Ms. Surekha Shetty

Director-Student Service


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