IMI New Delhi Placements 2021 “good with big regular recruiters hiring larger numbers”; Admission 2021 closing today, January 27 News Desk |
January 27, 2021
IMI New Delhi Placements 2021 have been good with big regular recruiters hiring larger numbers than in the past years. IMI has seen no significant impact of COVID 19 pandemic on its placements. IMI Delhi is closing its Admissions 2021 application process on January 27, 2021. Read below complete details on eligibility, criteria, fee and distinguished alumni.
IMI New Delhi Admission 2021

IMI New Delhi, the top ranked and first corporate-sponsored B-School of India, has reported that its Placements 2021 have been “good with big regular recruiters hiring larger numbers than in the past”. IMI New Delhi has also share that “no significant impact of pandemic has been observed” on its placements. The admission process for Admissions 2021 is closing on January 27  and will not be reopened. So today is the last chance to apply for IMI New Delhi. Read all the details about the IMI USPs, IMI Admission eligibility, How to apply, Selection Criteria, Programme Fee, latest placements and the IMI Admission Process.

IMI New Delhi offers 2 years full time AICTE approved PGDM, PGDM-HR, PGDM BFS programmes. IMI Admission is based on CAT exam score and the B-school will shortlist the candidates for final selection round on the basis of CAT 2020 score, in a ratio of more than 1:10 for all the three PGDM programmes.

IMI was the first B-school to open its admission process for PGDM 2021-23. The application fee is Rs. 2200/- + GST @ 18%.  MBA aspirants looking for IMI admission in PGDM 2021-23 batch are advised not to wait for the last date to avoid any last minute technical glitches and apply much before the application closing time. 

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IMI New Delhi Highlights:
IMI New Delhi is one of the premier B-schools of India.

  • Top Ranked: IMI New Delhi is ranked #14 in B-school Ranking 2020 and among Top 30 B-schools in India as per the MHRD NIRF Ranking 2020.
  • Top Placements: IMI has recorded higher average salary at Rs.13.07 LPA in Placement 2020 for the largest ever batch of 308 students. Read details below.
  • Internationally Accredited: All programs at IMI New Delhi are approved by AICTE. The PGDM at IMI is Accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and is Accredited internationally by the U.K based Association of MBAs (AMBA).
  • Global Collaborations: IMI has academic collaborations with many top rated foreign B-Schools like McGill University, Montreal, Canada; and Manchester Business School, U.K. 

Programmes offered at IMI New Delhi
IMI Delhi offers following 2 years full time PGDM programmes:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Management - Human Resources (PGDHRM)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Banking and Financial Services (PGDM - B&FS)

All the PGDM programs at IMI New Delhi are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

IMI PGDM 2020-22 Batch Profile
IMI Delhi has admitted a highly diverse 2020-22 batch across all the PGDM programmes.

While the PGDM (General) constitutes 71% of the total batch size 2020-22 for all the three programmes, the PGDM HR and PGDM BFS contribute 15% & 14% to the total batch size of 353 students.

Below is shared the key details about IMI batch 2020-22 profile with intake, gender diversity, Academic Diversity and students with work experience

Programme wise Intake and Actual Number of Students
PGDM is the flagship programme at IMI New Delhi. The Programme wise intake at IMI New Delhi and actual number of students admitted in 2020-22 batch is as below:

Actual Number in 2020-22 batch
2 year full time PGDM
2 years full time PGDM-HRM
2 years full time PGDM-B&FS

47% Non-Engineers in IMI Delhi 2020-22 Batch
The 2020-22 batch has attracted 47% students from non-engineering back ground. Let’s have a look at academic diversity at IMI New Delhi

Academic Back Ground
Number of Students
Percentage to the total batch size
Non Engineers with Commerce background
Non Engineers with Science background
Non-Engineers with Other Academic background

47% Batch with Work Experience
168 students in the 2020-22 batch size of 353 students at IMI New Delhi have work experience from various industry domains. The period of work experience in the batch is as below:

Work Experience Range
Number of Students
Percentage to the total batch size
0 to 12 Months
12 to 24 Months
24 to 36 Months
>36 Months

IMI Delhi: Promoting Gender Diversity
IMI Delhi has taken key steps to promote academic and gender diversity in its class rooms. Out of 353 students in 2020-22 batch, there are 86 female students, constituting 24% of the batch size.  

Specializations Offered at IMI
Students are given the opportunity to avail diverse electives across various domains such as Marketing, Finance, Operations, and Strategy. The Specialized courses of PGDM-HR and PGDM-Banking and Financial Services are streamlined from the outset. A basket of electives is also available for these courses in second year.

Illustrious Alumni: PGP Programme
IMI New Delhi has a long list of distinguished alumni working at top executive positions as Heads, MDs, Directors across the world. Some of such alumni of PGP programme with their present organizations, positions and locations are given below:

IMI Alumni
Designation & Location
Anand Stanley
President Airbus Asia-Pacific
Vimal Choudhary
McKinsey & Co.
Head, McKinsey Knowledge Center and Director for S&D, India
Nitin Pandey
Parentune and Learnmile
Amanpreet Singh Bajaj
GM-India, South East Asia, Hongkong, Taiwan
Madhvi Goyal
Bharti realty
Head of Human Resources
Nupur Gulati
Deutsche Bank
Vice president
Shivani Marwaha
Head Consumer Insights – Nutrition
Swati Gupta
Citi Bank
Senior Vice President
Sandeep Mukherjee
Mckinsey & Company
Head of Data Analytics- Asia Region
Harsh Bansal
Motorola Mobility India Pvt. Ltd.

IMI New Delhi Fees
IMI New Delhi PGDM 2021-23 programme wise fee, as announced by IMI New Delhi is as under:

PGDM Programme
IMI Programme Fee 2021-23

IMI New Delhi Placements
IMI New Delhi has a consistent record of excellent placement. The maximum and average compensation packages at IMI New Delhi have been rising year after year. For the large batch size of 308 students, IMI New Delhi Placement 2020 has witnessed higher average salary of Rs.13.07 LPA for the entire batch. The highest salary has gone up at Rs.22 LPA. The Placements at IMI have not only been faster but the institute has also achieved many milestones this year. Placement 2020 at IMI New Delhi has witnessed high salary packages, more recruiters coming in for campus placement for all the three PGDM  programmes. 

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IMI Delhi Placements 2020: Key Highlights

  • Highest Salary stood at Rs. 22 LPA
  • PGDM Average Salary Up at Rs.13.07 LPA from Rs.13.01 LPA last year
  • Batch size increased to 317 students from 303 students last year
  • 38% (122) female students are in the batch
  • BFSI emerges as top recruiting segment with 29% students getting placement in it
  • Top recruiters include American Express, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, Citi Bank, Future Generali, Capgemini, Dell, Hughes Systique, Darwin box, Infosys BPM,Accenture , Browserstack, Sapient, Deloitte USI, EY, MXV Consulting, Nielsen, Analytics Quotient Read More about IMI New Delhi Placement 2020

IMI New Delhi Admission 2021: Important Dates
To participate in IMI Delhi 2021 Admission process, you must have taken CAT 2020 and then apply to IMI New Delhi separately. Following are the key dates to apply for IMI admission 2021: 

IMI Admission Application 2021 Start date
Re-opened from January 3, 2021
Apply online only
Last date to apply for IMI Admission 2021
January 27, 2021 Midnight
Those who appeared in CAT 2020 on Nov 29, need to apply for IMI separately
IMI New Delhi Short List Announcement for final selection round 2021
February 2021, 1st week
After Declaration of CAT 2020 Result in Jan 2021 second week

CAT 2020: Mandatory Exam for Domestic Candidates
CAT 2020 exam score is the principal shortlisting criterion at IMI New Delhi. The IMI New Delhi Admission Criteria 2021 describe in detail the admission eligibility, admission process, weightage to entrance exam scores, weightage to academics and work experience, final selection process among others. The B-school will accept CAT 2020 scores for domestic candidates and GMAT scores for International candidates in admission to its management programmes

How to Apply for Admission at IMI
IMI Application form has to be submitted online only. IMI New Delhi does not accept Admission applications off-line. Applicant should complete the online application form and submit it along with the admission application fee, which is non-refundable. Key points to note in IMI Application process are:

  • There is one common application form for all the IMI Campuses. For your easy access to IMI Application form, has shared below the step by step process how to apply for IMI Admission 2021.
  • Candidates seeking admission to various PGDM programmes 2021 at IMI Delhi should apply to IMI New Delhi separately and should also appear in CAT 2020.
  • Applications complete in all respects, including application processing fees, should be submitted online. Incomplete forms are liable to be rejected summarily.

IMI Admission 2021: Application Fee
IMI Admission Application fee is Rs.2200/- + 18% GST. This application fee is applicable for an applicant who is applying to any one of the two-Year PGDM Programs of IMI New Delhi or IMI New Delhi plus IMI Kolkata and/or IMI Bhubneswar. Accordingly, if you have applied to IMI New Delhi and also want to apply for IMI Kolkata and/or IMI Bhubaneswar, you can do so without any extra cost. 

However, an additional amount of Rs.500/- per programme is to be paid if the candidate applies for more than one PGDM programme at IMI New Delhi

How to Pay IMI Admission Application Fee
The admission application fee can be paid through Credit Card/ Debit Card/Bank Transfer through the designated payment gateway. No receipts are to be sent to IMI New Delhi’s Admission Office directly in any case.

IMI New Delhi Admission Eligibility

  1. To meet the IMI New Delhi PGDM/PGDHRM/PGDM-B&FS eligibility criteria, the candidate must hold a minimum 3 years’ bachelor's degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
  2. 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.
  3. It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally considered eligible by IMI New Delhi and offered admission, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination latest by September 30, 2021. 
  4. Apart from a recognized graduate degree, the candidate should appear in CAT 2020 exam and must score minimum cut off score in the entrance exam to become eligible for admission
  5. Candidates with Foreign Nationality are also eligible, based on their GMAT scores, provided they have taken the GMAT test not earlier than January 2019 and not later than 20th January 2021.

IMI New Delhi Admission Criteria
IMI New Delhi Admission Criteria is a two step process involving the preliminary screening and shortlisting criteria and the Final selection Criteria with varying weightage to various components including CAT exam score and Individual Assessment.

1. IMI New Delhi Shortlisting Criteria
The first part of IMI New Delhi Admission criteria is its shortlisting criteria for final selection round. A candidate will be shortlisted by IMI New Delhi if he/she meets the following shortlisting criteria:

  • IMI New Delhi will shortlist the Candidates on the basis of information provided in the application form, CAT scores or GMAT score, educational background, marks in 10th, 12th, graduation and work experience, if any
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be called for the final stage of the selection process
  • Mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria may not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IMI, New Delhi.  IMI, New Delhi will not entertain any correspondence on this subject and decisions of the IMI Admissions Committee will be final in all matters

2. Final Admission Selection Criteria

  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to participate in Final selection round for admission to IMI New Delhi
  • Final Selection 2021 is based on the Individual Assessment round at IMI New Delhi which will have components like Essay Writing and Personal Interview 
  • Final Admission offer at IMI New Delhi  will be based on Past academic performance in graduation, class XII & X, Individual Assessment, quality of work experience and extra-curricular activities
  • The overall objective is to identify and assess the candidate’s potential for a managerial career.

IMI New Delhi Admission Cut Off  
With a view to encourage more non-engineers and girl candidates to pursue management courses in line with the policy of top IIMs, IMI New Delhi has brought down the cut off in shortlisting for final selection round. It is expected that admission cut offs at IMI New Delhi may remain more or less same for PGDM 2021 as under:

Programme name
Expected cut off
88 - 90
85 –88
PGDM (Banking & Financial services
85 - 88

Alongwith the CAT score cut offs, IMI New Delhi will consider Academic score cut offs to arrive at the merit list.

IMI New Delhi Admission Process
Following steps are included in the IMI New Delhi Admission process:

  • Step 1: The candidate must apply and appear and score the minimum required percentile in CAT 2020
  • Step 2: Candidates should register and apply for admission to IMI New Delhi by the last date
  • Step 3: Candidates are short-listed for Individual Assessment Round from among the candidates who have a valid CAT-2020 score, who have applied for admission to IMI New Delhi and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme  
  • Step 4: Final selection round will be held at Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. Candidates should indicate their first and second preference of interview center in the application form. If a candidate’s preferred center is not allotted, for any reason, the candidate will be informed of the change.
  • Step 5: After the Individual Assessment round, final admission offers will be made to successful candidates. Admission offer will be based on a composite score arrived after the assessment has been made during the various stages of the selection process. The result will be announced through an Admission Portal and will be notified on the IMI, Delhi Website. Offer letters will be sent to the mailing address provided in the application form as also by email. While applying online, applicants should provide their complete postal address and active email ID which should be valid up to 30th July 2021 for receiving important communications.

IMI New Delhi Admission 2021: Step by Step Application Process
IMI New Delhi application process can be completed in 7 simple steps as described below. The application form filling process is as under: 

Step 1: Login as New User
At the IMI New Delhi admission application window ‘Register’, you should login as new user by inserting your Name, Email ID, Mobile number

IMI New Delhi Application Process 1

Step 2: Choose Your Programme
This page displays the IMI programmes and IMI campuses with online application window and required application fee to be paid online. You should choose the preferred IMI campus and programme that you want to apply for.

IMI New Delhi Application Process 2

Step 3: Complete Personal & Programme Details
The next page on the IMI Admission site wants to know the source of information about the institute on this page, so click on the relevant source from the drop down menu. This page requires you to fill in the preferred programmes and campuses you wish to apply for. You need to complete your all personal details and should upload the photograph of required size. Please select two preferred Personal Interview (PI) centres out of the list which is displayed on the page. Complete the details and move to next page

IMI New Delhi Application Process

Step 4: Enter Contact Details
A separate page to enter your correspondence and permanent address has been created on the IMI Application form. In case your permanent address is same as correspondence address, you should click on ‘Yes’.


IMI New Delhi Application Process 4

Step 5: Enter Academic Details
Next page on IMI application form requires you to fill up all your academic details backwards from graduation to class 10. You are also required to fill in your CAT 2020 registration ID. If you have appeared or appearing in GMAT, you need to enter GMAT exam ID, exam year in DD/MM/YY format alongwith your GMAT score.

However, candidates appearing for GMAT or no GMAT score while applying can enter numeric `0’ in the GMAT score field and should email their score card immediately after the test to IMI New Delhi. 

IMI New Delhi Application Process 5

Step 6: Work Experience
If you have work experience after completing your graduation, you should complete it in months on this page. In case of no work experience simply click on ‘No’ and move ahead.

IMI New Delhi Application Process 6

Step 7: Make Payment of Application Fee
IMI New Delhi asks you to make payment of application fee after you have completed your application form. This is the final step to fill the application form. You can make payment through Credit/Debit card, Net Banking,UPI.    

IMI New Delhi Application Process 7

It may be noted that CAT 2020 exam date was November 29, 2020 and it was the mandatory exam for seeking admission in IMI New Delhi in 2021.

IMI has academic collaborations with many top rated foreign B-Schools like McGill University, Montreal, Canada; and Manchester Business School, U.K.  IMI Delhi records excellent placement year after year.IMI New Delhi is distinct on many counts as it has diverse and experienced pool of faculty, having a rich combination of academic rigour and corporate exposure. This is one of the Institute’s distinct strengths, making it one of the top institutes in the country in terms of intellectual capital.

India’s first corporate sponsored Business School, IMI New Delhi was founded in 1981. The corporate sponsors included RPG Enterprises, ITC, Nestle, Tata Chemicals, British Oxygen, SAIL, and Williamson Mago. The institute was launched in collaboration with International Management Institute, Geneva (currently International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne).  It is also one of the few institutes in India to be accredited by the international association, AMBA and one of the few institutes to have received SAQS (South Asia Quality Systems) accreditation, making it among the seven business schools in the South Asian region to receive the SAQs regourous international accreditation of quality assurance standards.

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