IMI Delhi Admissions 2024: AACSB Accredited & India’s 1st Corporate Sponsored B-School; Check USPs, Fees, Placements, Selection Process; Application Opening Soon

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September 18, 2023
IMI New Delhi, AACSB Accredited and well known as India’s first corporate sponsored B-School, will open its Admission 2024 application process soon. IMI New Delhi offers AICTE approved PGDM, PGDM-HRM, PGDM-B&FS programs and has a consistent 100% Placement record with rising average package. To attract top quality talent, IMI New Delhi accepts CAT, XAT and GMAT score
IMI New Delhi Admission 2024

International Management Institute (IMI) New Delhi, a leading AACSB Accredited B-school in India, will soon open its application process for admission 2024. IMI New Delhi is the first corporate sponsored B-school and is one of the highly ranked B-schools. Scaling new heights in placements and breaking its own past records, IMI New Delhi completed 100% placements for the PGDM 2021-23 batch with 11% hike in Average salary which has gone up at Rs.17.01 LPA, while highest salary has gone up at Rs.50 LPA.

IMI is highly regarded for its Faculty, Intellectual Capital and vibrant Industry Connect. IMI faculty is one of the best in North India possessing top academic qualifications and rich teaching and industry experience.

IMI Delhi offers wide range of 2 years full time PGDM programs including flagship PGDM, PGDM-HRM, PGDM-B&FS and other management programs.  For PGDM admission 2024-26 batch, IMI will accept both CAT 2023 and XAT 2024 exam score. There is a common application form to apply for all the IMI campuses including IMI Delhi, Kolkata & Bhubaneswar. IMI Delhi receives around 5000 applications for a limited number of 240 seats in PGDM program.

Read this article to know the key highlights & USPs of IMI New Delhi, its selection process, fee, placements and more

Table of Contents

  1. IMI New Delhi– Key highlights & USPs
  2. IMI Delhi Seats, Programs offered
  3. IMI Delhi Faculty: Top Faculty in North India
  4. IMI Delhi Fees
  5. IMI Delhi Placements 2022
  6. IMI Delhi PGDM Batch Profile: Improving Diversity in Class Rooms
  7. IMI Delhi Admission Eligibility Criteria 2023  
  8. How to Apply for IMI Delhi Admission 2023? IMI Delhi Application Process
  9. IMI Delhi Admission Criteria 2023: Salient Points
  10. IMI Delhi Cut Off  
  11. IMI Delhi Admission Dates

1. IMI New Delhi Highlights and USPs
IMI New Delhi is regarded as one of the premier B-schools of India. Apart from its rich faculty pool, Key USPs are:

  • 1.1 First Corporate Sponsored B-School: IMI New Delhi was founded in 1984 by leading corporates including RPG Enterprises, ITC, Nestle, Tata Chemicals, British Oxygen, SAIL. It was launched in collaboration with International Management Institute, Geneva which is now known as IMD Lausanne and is among the top B-Schools in the world.
  • 1.2 Top Ranked: IMI New Delhi is ranked #18 in B-school Ranking 2023. IMI New Delhi is ranked #34 among top 125 B-schools in India in MHRD NIRF Ranking 2023. IMI New Delhi is ranked #11 in Business Today B-School rankings 2023.
  • 1.3 Internationally Accredited: IMI New Delhi has earned the top National and International Accreditations. IMI is accredited by the prestigious AACSB International, by SAQS and by the U.K based Association of MBAs (AMBA). All programs at IMI New Delhi are approved by AICTE. The PGDM, PGDM (HRM) and PGDM (B&FS) at IMI New Delhi are all accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA).
  • 1.4 High quality faculty: The very best quality faculty in terms of both teaching and research at IMI Delhi, ensure that students of IMI New Delhi have superior learning outcomes that help them not only in their first job but throughout their career.
  • 1.5 Strong Placements: IMI New Delhi has completed 100% placements for the PGDM 2021-23 batch with 11% hike in Average Salary which increased to Rs.17.01 LPA from last year. Highest Salary for the batch of 2023 is Rs.50 LPA. Read details below.
  • 1.6 International Student Exchange: IMI has academic collaborations with many top rated foreign B-Schools with 18 active student exchange programs primarily in Europe. 
  • 1.7 Illustrious Alumni: IMI New Delhi has a long list of distinguished alumni working at top executive positions including Anand Stanley, President Airbus, Asia Pacific; Nupur Gulati, Vice President, Deutsche Bank; Swati Gupta, Sr Vice President, Citi Bank; Harsh Bansal, CFO, Motorola Mobility, just to name a few.
  • 1.8 Curriculum & Pedagogic Innovations: IMI New Delhi is known for its consistent changes and innovations in curriculum that are industry centric.

2. IMI Delhi Seats & Programs Offered
The International Management Institute (IMI) New Delhi offers wide range of AICTE approved PGDM programs. Details of IMI Delhi seats for each program and program launch dates are as below:

Programs Offered
Sanctioned Seats
Program Launch Year
2 Years Full Time PGDM  
2 Years Full Time PGDM-HRM
2 Years Full Time PGDM- B&FS

2.1 IMI PGDM (B&FS) Program affiliated with CFA Institute USA
The PGDM (B&FS) program of IMI New Delhi is affiliated with the renowned CFA Institute USA, which provides the top most professional finance certification in the world. This affiliation means that the curriculum of PGDM (B&FS) is completely aligned with the CFA curriculum, which makes it easier for PGDM (B&FS) students to clear the CFA exams. In addition, the affiliation also means that the CFA Institute provides 10 scholarships every year to PGDM (B&FS) students to take the CFA exams.

3. IMI Delhi Faculty: Top Faculty in North India
IMI faculty is one of the best in North India possessing top academic qualifications and rich teaching and industry experience. Almost all the faculty members are Ph.D. and are engaged in high quality research work.

IMI Delhi has more than 47 permanent faculty members and almost all of them are PhD while about 50% of them are PhD from IIMs/IITs and foreign Universities. Around 35 faculty members have more than 10 years of teaching experience.

Besides, IMI New Delhi has engaged more than 12 visiting faculty with most of them having industry experience of 10+ years and many of them also having PhD.

4. IMI Delhi Fees
Below are shared the details of IMI Delhi PGDM Fees for 2 years full time programs

2 Year full time PGDM
2 years full time PGDM-HRM
2 years full time PGDM-B&FS
*IMI Delhi Fees for 2024-26 batch is under revision
*All the PGDM programs at IMI New Delhi are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

5. IMI New Delhi Placements 2023  
IMI New Delhi has a consistent record of strong placements. IMI has yet again completed 100% placements for the PGDM 2021-23 batch with 11% hike in average salary which has gone up at Rs. 17.01 LPA. IMI completed the placement process as early as in January 2023 for its large batch of 341 students across its three programmes – PGDM, PGDM-BFS, PGDM-HRM 2021-23. The Placements at IMI have not only been faster but the institute has also achieved many milestones this year. Apart from the high salary packages, the Placements 2023 at IMI New Delhi witnessed more recruiters coming in. Here are the key highlights

5.1 IMI Placements 2023: Key Highlights

  • Average Salary Up by 11.32%; goes up at Rs.17.01 LPA from Rs. 15.28 LPA last year
  • Average Salary of top 10% Students goes up at Rs.25.21LPA
  • Median Salary goes up at Rs.16.33 LPA with a rise of 15.24%
  • Highest Salary Up at Rs.50 LPA, seeing an increase of 56.25%
  • Average salary for Female students is Rs.17.17 LPA
  • 80 Companies participated in Placements 2023
  • The courses offered at IMI, New Delhi: PGDM, PGDM (HRM) & PGDM (Banking & Financial Services),
  • 50+ first time recruiters
  • 3 International offers

5.2 Top Recruiters at IMI Delhi Placements 2023
Top recruiters at IMI New Delhi across the sectors in Placement 2023 include ABG Grasim, Accenture, Bank of America, BCG, BMW India, Crisil, Deloitte, FedEx, Piramal Group, Shell India Markets Pvt. Ltd. among others

5.3 IMI Placements 2023: Sector Wise  
This year, finance had a fantastic run, starting with around 35% offers in the batch, with participation from some of the prestigious firms such as Arthan Finance, Bank of America, Barclays, CareRatings, Client Associates, CRISIL, Darashaw, Digit Insurance, Fullerton, Godrej Capital, HDFC, HSBC, ICICI Bank, IIFL Private Wealth, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Kroll, Oxane Partners, RBL Bank, Tata Capital & TresVista among others Read More

6. IMI Delhi Batch Profile: Improving Diversity in Class Rooms
Over the years, IMI Delhi has consistently been improving diversity in its batch profile. More and more students with work experience, diverse educational back ground, more females are getting admission opportunity in the institute. Key trends in IMI Delhi batch profile are as below:

IMI Delhi Batch Profile
Profile for 2021-23 Batch
Academic Diversity
Non-Engineers: 51%
Work Experience
With Work Experience: 60%
Freshers: 60%
Average Work Experience
7 Months
Gender Diversity
Male Students: 69%
Female Students: 31%

7. IMI Delhi Encouraging Entrepreneurship
IMI Delhi is taking an entrepreneurial approach in designing and academic delivery of programs and is encouraging the students to launch entrepreneurship ventures. Below are shared some of the entrepreneurship ventures which have been successfully launched by IMI Delhi alumni

Name of the Company/Venture
IMI Delhi Alumni
Year of Graduation
Age Sports
Ankit Shirish Gothi
Pragcure Health Care Pvt Ltd
Nihit Goyal
Vakrangi HealthTech
Varun Narula
 Krityam Crafts; Abhyasam Innovations  Pvt Ltd
Samyak Kala
 Firgun Experiences
Ayush Sureka

8. IMI Delhi Admission Eligibility Criteria 2024  

  • 8.1 IMI Delhi eligibility criteria is common for admission to PGDM/PGDM (HRM)/PGDM (B&FS) programmes.
  • 8.2 IMI Delhi Admission eligibility criteria require that 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
  • 8.3 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.
  • 8.4 Apart from a recognized graduate degree, another key point in IMI Delhi eligibility criteria is that the candidate should appear in CAT 2023/XAT 2024/GMAT not more than three years ago, and must score the required cut off
  • 8.5 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 2021 and not later than January 2024).

9. How to Apply for IMI Delhi Admission 2024? IMI Delhi Application Process
Candidates seeking admission to various PGDM programmes 2024 at IMI Delhi should submit the online application form along with the admission application fee, which is non-refundable.


9.1 IMI Delhi Application Process: Step by Step Guide
After entering primary details and checking OTP, the next step is to complete the application form 

Step-1: Initiate with All Application Form
This page will continue to be updated on completion of each step. Click on continue to go to next page

IMI Delhi Application Process

Step-2 Choose the IMI Campus
On this page you should choose the preferred IMI campuses you wish to apply for admission 2024. If you wish to apply for IMI Delhi, click on it and if you wish to apply for IMI Kolkata and Bhubaneswar campuses also you need to select them also. The application fees will go up

IMI Delhi Application Process

Step-3: Fill Personal Details

The next step is to fill the source of information – how did you come to know about IMI, your personal details, your father details

IMI Delhi Application Process

Step-4: Fill Contact Details

On this page you need to fill your email id, mobile number permanent and correspondence address. Your e-mail id and mobile number should remain valid through the admission process

IMI Delhi Application Process

Step-5: Fill Academic Qualifications

On this page you need to fill your educational qualifications from class 10 onwards and entrance exam details like CAT and XAT

IMI Delhi Application Process

Step-6: Fill Work Experience

On this page you should fill in your full time work experience earned after graduation.

IMI Delhi Application Process

Step-7: Make Declaration

You need to fill Applicant name and date and click on the declaration. Without this the form will not be submitted

IMI Delhi Application Process

Step-8: Make Payment

You need to make payment of IMI Application fees online. Apart from application fees, taxes will also have to be paid. This is the last step after which your IMI Admission application 2024 will be submitted

10. IMI Delhi PGDM Admission 2024: Salient Points
Apart from submitting application for IMI Delhi admission 2024 and scoring well in acceptable entrance exams, you need some qualities, qualification and attributes that IMI New Delhi admission process looks for, in a candidate. Dr Himadri Das, IMI Director General, told that IMI looks for following 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, the IMI Delhi Admission Process is designed keeping in mind the above requirements. Here are the key Steps of IMI New Delhi Admission Process 2024

Step-1: Apply and Appear in Entrance Exam
It is mandatory to apply and appear in at least, one of the following three entrance exams and score well to be considered for next round of IMI New Delhi PGDM admission 2024 process

Exam-1: CAT 2023
Conducted by IIMs, CAT 2023 exam date is November 26, 2023. IMI New Delhi will accept CAT 2023 exam score. Overall CAT score will be considered.

Exam-2: XAT 2024
Conducted by XLRI, XAT 2024 exam date is January 7, 2024. For Admission 2024, IMI Delhi will accept XAT 2024 score also. IMI has started accepting XAT score from the academic session 2022-23. Sharing the rationale behind accepting XAT score along with CAT score, Dr Himadri Das told, “Previously exams accepted were CAT and GMAT, now XAT is also included. This is aligned with our objective to attract top students. Our research indicates that top students take the CAT, XAT and GMAT. We do not want to miss out on any top students by missing out on any of these entrance exams.”

Exam-3: GMAT
IMI will also accept GMAT score for Admission 2024. However, the candidate should have valid GMAT score which must not be more than 3 years old

Step-2: Apply for IMI New Delhi PGDM Admission 2024
After applying for at least one of the MBA entrance exams, you need to apply for IMI New Delhi admission 2024. The application process is online and application fee is Rs.2200/- which can be paid online

Step-3: IMI New Delhi Shortlist Criteria: Quality Parameters Matter More
IMI New Delhi Shortlist Criteria for Final Selection Round consider various quality parameters apart from considering entrance exam score. Sharing with, Dr Das said, “In the past shortlisting for the personal assessment phase was only based on entrance exam scores. This year we will do profile based shortlisting through the computation of a composite score based on different weights for multiple parameters that will include:

  • Entrance Exam Scores
  • Past Academic Performance
  • Diversity measures across multiple dimensions, work experience, etc.

This new approach is expected to help us identify superior profiles by looking at a more diversified set of high quality students beyond only the entrance exam score performance.” 

Step-4: IMI Delhi Selection Criteria: Based on Multiple Parameters

  • IMI Delhi Selection criteria 2024 is based on the Personal Assessment round, which may have components like Essay Writing and Personal Interview. 
  • Final Admission offer at IMI New Delhi will be based on entrance exam scores, past academic performance in graduation, class XII & X, Personal Assessment, quality of work experience, diversity across multiple dimensions, and extra-curricular activities
  • The overall objective is to identify and assess the candidate’s potential for a managerial career.

10.1 How to improve your chances for IMI Admission 2024? Advice from IMI DG
If you want to improve your chances for making into a top B-school like IMI New Delhi, here are important tips from Dr Himadri Das, Director General IMI.

  • i) Read business news and question what you read in terms of motivation behind business decisions taken.
  • ii) Learn to critically analyze data and facts rather than memorizing it
  • iii) Develop problem solving skills for unstructured problems

11. IMI Delhi Cut Off  
With a view to encourage diversity across multiple dimensions and in line with the changing profile based policy of top IIMs, IMI Delhi Cut off may remain moderate in shortlisting for final selection round provided other dimensions of student quality are very good.

Entrance Exam
Expected IMI Delhi cut off
CAT 2023
XAT 2024
GMAT (Not More than 3 Years Old)

12. IMI New Delhi Admission Dates
IMI New Delhi expected admission dates for PGDM 2024-26 batch are as below: 

IMI New Delhi Admission 2024 Expected Timeline
Important Date
IMI Delhi Application Process Start date
September 2023 last week
Last date to apply for IMI New Delhi Admission 2024
December 2023 third week
IMI New Delhi Shortlist Release
February 2024

If you are not eligible to apply this year for IMI New Delhi PGDM admission 2024, you can apply for IMI Delhi Admission 2025. IMI is expected to follow same process as this year. Students in their second year or third year of bachelor’s degree can apply for IMI New Delhi admission 2025 through CAT 2024 and XAT 2025.

We hope you found this article on IMI Delhi Admission 2024 helpful while looking for admission and deciding on one of the best B-schools. As IMI New Delhi will give weightage to your overall profile in shortlisting for interview, the candidates with a moderate entrance exam score but very good profile stand a good chance.

Stay tuned to for more updates on IMI Delhi

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