IMI Kolkata Admission 2022: Offers Dual Specialization; Will accept ATMA for Admission 2022 only with CAT, XAT, CMAT Scores; Last Date – February 28, 2022

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February 1, 2022
International Management Institute a leading B-school, with campuses at New Delhi, Kolkata and Bhubaneswar, is India's first corporate-sponsored Business School. Along with CAT, XAT and CMAT exam scores, IMI Kolkata will accept ATMA exam score for Admission 2022 and offers this opportunity for this year only. IMI Kolkata offers dual specialization. Last date to apply online is February 28, 2022
IMI Kolkata Admission 2022

International Management Institute (IMI) is India’s first corporate sponsored B-School which was founded in 1981 in New Delhi by leading corporates including RPG Enterprises, ITC, Nestle, Tata Chemicals, British Oxygen, SAIL. The B-School was launched in collaboration with International Management Institute, Geneva which is now known as IMD Lausanne one of the top B-schools in the world.  

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In 2010, IMI established its two more campuses at Kolkata and Bhubaneswar. IMI Kolkata is centrally located in the city and equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructural, academic and residential facilities. The institute offers not only a scholarly and professional ambience, but also a fulfilling campus life, necessary for an all-round development of the student.

International Management Institute (IMI) Kolkata is one of the leading B-schools in India and is highly regarded for its Faculty, Intellectual Capital and vibrant Industry Connect. IMI Kolkata offers dual specialization in its flagship PGDM programme and attracts top quality talent. Read this exclusive article to be the first to know the IMI Kolkata key Highlights and USPs, IMI Kolkata fees, IMI Kolkata Admission criteria, placements, selection process and other key details

IMI Kolkata Admission 2022: Latest Updates
  • Last Date to Apply: February 28, 2022
  • Acceptable Entrance Exam Scores: CAT 2021, XAT 2022, CMAT 2022, GMAT
  • Will also Accept ATMA exam score only for admission 2022
  • Application Fee: Rs. 1000

This article shares why you should consider applying for IMI Kolkata PGDM admission 2022 along with other top B-schools. The structure of this IMI Kolkata Admission 2022 article with a quick overview of IMI USPs is shared below

Table of Contents

  1. IMI Kolkata Key Highlights and USPs
  2. IMI Kolkata Fees, Programmes Offered & Intake
  3. Scholarships Offered
  4. IMI  Kolkata Placement 2021
  5. IMI   Kolkata Admission 2022: Shortlisting & Final Selection Process
  6. IMI  Kolkata Admission Eligibility Criteria
  7. How to Apply for IMI Kolkata Admission: Application Fee & Process, IMI Kolkata Last date to apply  
  8. IIM Kolkata Admission 2022: Important Dates

1. IMI Kolkata: Key Highlights & USPs
IMI Kolkata  is regarded as one of the  leading B-schools of India.  Its Key USPs are:

1.1 Ranked Among Top 55 B-Schools: IMI -Kolkata has been ranked 52nd among Business Schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India in 2020. Outlook-ICARE Ranking of India’s Best B-Schools 2021 has ranked IMIK as 4th in Top Private B-Schools (East zone), 8th in Top Private Standalone Institutions and 18th in Top Private MBA Institutions.

1.2 Accreditation & Approvals: IMI Kolkata has Accreditation from NBA.  The PGDM programme is AICTE approved and has been awarded MBA equivalence by Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

1.3 High quality faculty: IMI Kolkata faculty members are doctorates from premier academic institutes from India as well as abroad. They also have enhanced industrial exposure to ensure that the learning is never outdated. Twenty-five fulltime faculty members form the core team. They are complemented by visiting and guest faculty members from industries across all sectors. A healthy Faculty-Student ratio of 1:15 is maintained by IMI Kolkata

1.4 Strong Placements: IMI Kolkata has recorded high average salary at Rs.8.55 LPA in Placement 2021 and Highest salary of Rs.20.7 LPA. Read details below.

1.5 Top Recruiters: Some of the prominent recruiters in IMI Placement 2021 included Amazon, Darashaw, ICICI Bank, Deloitte, HDFC Life, IDFC First Bank, JSW Steel, NPCI, CESC, PwC, Tech Mahindra, Pladis, Nopaper forms, PhonePe, Spencer’s among others

1.6 International Exchange: IMI Kolkata has collaborated with various renowned institutes/universities across the Globe. Apart from the student and faculty exchange programmes, the partnerships encompass areas of mutual benefit and interest in terms of research projects, joint conferences/seminars/workshops, joint publications, consultancy projects. Some of the international partner institutes are Emporia State University, Kansas, USA; IDRAC Business School, France; College of Business and Economics, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada; Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; ESC Rennes School of Business, France; Xunta De Galicia, Spain; Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland; Kunming University of Science and Technology, China among many others.

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2. IMI Kolkata Fees, Programmes Offered, Intake
Below are shared the details of IMI Kolkata PGDM Fees, programme offered and intake for the 2022-24 batch.

IMI Kolkata PGDM Fees
Programme Intake
AICTE Approved 2 year full time PGDM

2.1 IMI Kolkata PGDM Programme Specializations
IMI Kolkata offers range of specializations in the 2nd year of PGDM programme. Students may indicate more than one specialization. IMI Kolkata also offers dual specialization which can be an added advantage during the placement. In the second year of the programme, students can choose their specialization from among the multiple elective courses to suit their aptitude and interest.  Specialization is offered in the following areas:

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems and Analytics
  • Operations Management
  • Economics
  • Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2.2 Core Courses in 2nd Year of IMI Kolkata PGDM
There are also two other core courses in the second year - International Business and Comprehensive Assessment.

3. Scholarships Offered for IMI Kolkata PGDM students
IMI Kolkata offers scholarships up to 100% to the selected students as mentioned below:

  • Scholarship for Economically Weaker Section
  • Up to 100% tuition fee waiver for meritorious students
  • Scholarship based on Extra – Curricular Activities
  • Merit based (CAT/XAT/CMAT/MAT): 1.5 lakhs
  • Based on Academic scores: 2.0 lakhs
  • Female Applicant: 1 lakh
  • Applicants from Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities of India: 1.5 lakhs
  • Applicants from North Eastern states of India: 1.5 lakhs
  • Wards of Armed forces service people and front line covid warriors: 1.5 lakhs

4. IMI Kolkata Placements 2021
IMI Kolkata has a consistent record of strong placements. Here are key highlights:

  • Average Salary of the batch stood at Rs.8.55 LPA in placement 2021
  • Highest Salary has gone up at Rs.20.70 LPA in Placement 2021
  • Top recruiters include Amazon, Darashaw, ICICI Bank, Deloitte, HDFC Life, IDFC First Bank, JSW Steel, NPCI, CESC, PwC, Tech Mahindra, Pladis, Nopaper forms, PhonePe, Spencer’s

5. IMI   Kolkata PGDM Admission 2022: Shortlisting & Final Selection Process
With this background, let’s review the IMI Kolkata PGDM admission 2022 process. So, what are the qualities, qualification and attributes that IMI admission process looks for in a candidate? Dr Himadri Das, IMI Director General at New Delhi, told that IMI looks for following five attributes in a prospective candidate:

i) Good aptitude demonstrated through entrance exam scores

ii) Good past academic performance

iii) Diversity across multiple dimensions, work experience, etc

iv) Good knowledge of broader issues outside academics

v) Good problem solving and communication skills. 

Accordingly, IMI Kolkata Admission criteria is designed keeping in mind the above requirements. Here are the key highlights of IMI Kolkata PGDM selection criteria 2022:

5.1 Acceptable Entrance Exams for IMI Kolkata Admission 2022: ATMA Added
For PGDM Admission 2022, IMI Kolkata will accept

  • CAT 2021/XAT 2022/MAT 2021-22/CMAT 2022 as well as GMAT (Not more than 3 Years old)
  • IMI Kolkata will also accept ATMA 2021-22 exam score only for admission 2022 to PGDM Batch 2022-24

5.2 IMI Kolkata Admission Criteria 2022: Step by Step Selection Process
IMI Kolkata admission 2022 criteria have two steps. The first step in IMI Kolkata PGDM Selection Criteria is the shortlisting criteria with cut offs and the second step in IMI Kolkata PGDM Selection Criteria is final selection round with varying weightages awarded to different components as detailed below:

5.2.1 Step-1: IMI Kolkata Admission 2022: Shortlisting Criteria
Shortlisting process in IMI Kolkata PGDM Selection criteria has been changed for Admission 2022. Entrance Exam Scores will no longer be the only criteria and Quality Parameters now matter more. Candidates who apply online for the IMI Kolkata PGDM admission will be shortlisted on the basis of following information provided in the application form:

  • Academic Record
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be called for the final stage of the selection process.
  • Past academic records, performance in the individual assessment process along with other qualitative parameters, like quality of work experience and extra-curricular activities constitute the core components of the selection process

5.2.2 IMI Kolkata Cut Off
IMI Kolkata cut off for the acceptable exam scores is applied while shortlisting the candidates for final selection round. Below are the likely IMI Kolkata cut off for shortlisting the candidates for admission 2022.

Acceptable MBA Entrance Exams
Expected IMI Kolkata Cut off
CAT 2021
XAT 2022
CMAT 2022
ATMA 2021-22
MAT 2021-22
GMAT (Not More than 3 Years Old)
500 Score

5.2.3 Step-2: IMI Kolkata Admission 2022: Final Selection Criteria
Final Selection at IMI Kolkata is based on multiple parameters like performance in Personal Assessment round which will have components like Essay Writing and Personal Interview. The Final Admission offer at IMI Kolkata is based on following components:

  • Entrance exam scores
  • Past Academic Performance in graduation, class XII & X
  • Performance in Personal Assessment
  • Quality of work experience
  • Diversity across multiple dimensions
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • The overall objective is to identify and assess the candidate’s potential

5.2.4 Weightage of Components in IMI Kolkata Final Admission Process 2022
IMI Kolkata will make final admission offer based on following weightages awarded to respective component

Entrance Score percentile (CAT/XAT/GMAT/MAT/CMAT)
Academic score & Quality of graduating institute/university/college
Work experience (duration & quality)
Personal Interview
Extra-Curricular (Sports)
Gender diversity
Written Ability Test (WAT)
(5 + 5) = 10%

5.2.5 IMI Kolkata PGDM Admission 2022: Interview Centers for PI WAT Round
Besides Kolkata, IMI Kolkata will conduct the selection process at Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Ranchi, Jaipur, Indore, Dehradun, Varanasi and Mumbai.

If a candidate’s preferred centre is not allotted, for any reason, the candidate will be informed of the change. IMI Kolkata reserves the right to change or cancel any of the centers for the selection process, without assigning any reasons.

6. IMI Kolkata Admission Eligibility Criteria
IMI Kolkata PGDM Eligibility Criteria include following important points

  • The first point in IMI Kolkata Admission eligibility criteria is that the applicant must hold a minimum 3 years’ bachelor's degree recognized by AIU (Association of Indian Universities), with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
  • A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply as per the IMI Kolkata PGDM eligibility criteria
  • Another important point in IMI Kolkata PGDM eligibility criteria is that apart from a recognized graduate degree, the candidate should appear in CAT 2021/XAT 2022/GMAT not more than three years ago, or CMAT 2022 or ATMA 2021-22 (Applicable only for admission 2022) and must score the required cut off
  • Candidates with Foreign Nationality are also eligible, based on their GMAT scores, provided they have taken the GMAT test not more than three years ago (not earlier than January 2019 and not later than January 2022).

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7. How to Apply for IMI Kolkata Admission 2022
Candidates seeking admission to various PGDM programmes 2022 at IMI Kolkata should submit the online application form along with the admission application fee, which is non-refundable.

  • An eligible applicant desirous of applying to the IMI Kolkata PGDM Admission 2022 should apply online
  • IMI Kolkata Admission 2022 Application fee is Rs. 1000/- (Additional 18% GST will be applicable)
  • You can submit more than one exam score
  • CAT 2021 scores are provided to IMI Kolkata by test conducting agency.
  • For XAT 2022, GMAT, CMAT 2022 and MAT 2022 score, applicant needs to send the score card to [email protected].
  • The official score card will be verified during the Admissions process

8. IMI Kolkata Admission 2022: Important Dates
IMI Kolkata Last Date to apply  and other important dates for admission 2022 are as below

Start date
September 30, 2021
IMI Kolkata Last date to apply for Admission 2022
February 28, 2022 Midnight
Short List Announcement
February 2022
Personal Assessment Round
February/March 2022
Final Admission Offer
April/May 2022

To close this article, remember that IMI Kolkata Admissions are now open and you should apply before the last date. Also that IMI Kolkata will give weightage to your overall profile for shortlisting for interview, the candidates with a moderate entrance exam score but very good profile stand a good chance. So, IMI Kolkata PGDM Admission 2022 Open: Apply Now

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