The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade was registered in May, 1963 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The Institute was established by the Government of India with the objective to strengthen the countrys external trade sector through development of human resources and by generating, analyzing and disseminating data, conducting research and providing consultancy services. Since then, the Institute has been the pioneer in imparting training in foreign trade management in the country besides undertaking research and consultancy in various areas of international business. It is because of its all round achievements that the Institute was awarded the status of Deemed University in May, 2002 by University Grants Commission(UGC) and accredited in May, 2005 as A grade institution by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
To commensurate its achievement and contribution towards development of knowledge and growth of international trade, IIFT celebrated its Golden Jubilee on 2nd May, 2013. Shri Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, graced the ceremony as Chief Guest along with Shri Anand Sharma, Minister for Commerce & Industry and Dr.D.Purandeswari, Minister of State for Commerce & Industry as guests of honour. Honourable President of India unveiled the Sculpture Wings of Wisdom at IIFT premises. Minister for Commerce & Industry revealed the Commemorative Volume of Foreign Trade review at the function. The function at IIFT was attended by a large number of dignitaries including the senior bureaucrats, representatives of Industry and ex-Directors of IIFT apart from members of academia.
IIFT held its 48th Convocation on 17th April 2014 at IIFT Bhawan in Delhi, Shri M. Hamid Ansari, Honourable Vice-President of India was the Chief Guest for the ceremony and the Convocation was presided over by Shri Rajeev Kher, Commerce Secretary, Govt. of India.
The Institute has emerged as a major centre of international business by aligning its teaching, research and training capabilities with its core vision over the years and by constantly striving to create academic excellence through its five academic divisions, namely, Graduate Studies Division (GSD), Research Division (RD), Management Development Programmes (MDPs) Division, International Collaboration and Capacity Development (ICCD) Division and International Project Division (IPD). Each Division caters to competency development in a specific area and contributes to the overall growth of the Institute.
Address : IIFT Bhawan, B-21, Qutub Institutional Area, NEW DELHI-110016.
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Website : http://www.iift.edu