MBA Admission & COVID-19: IMT Ghaziabad rolls back PGDM Fees to Rs 17.5 lakhs to fully comply with AICTE; Check latest Admission Status, Last dates News Desk |
May 8, 2020 interviewed Ms Ishita Kundu, Head- Marketing & Admissions at IMT Ghaziabad to check detail of its latest Admission Status, Fees, academic session commencement and more in view of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 and the AICTE notification with revised Academic Calendar 2020-21. IMT has decided to roll back PGDM fee to comply fully with AICTE guidelines
IMT Ghaziabad Admission 2020

Due to disruption caused by the COVID-19, MBA & PGDM Admission 2020 process has been delayed. To streamline, on May 1, regulatory body AICTE issued a notification with revised Academic Calendar 2020, Online Classes and Fee guidelines for B-schools. Read more. So, how are leading B-schools planning to complete their Admissions, and when are they planning to start new batch? To answer these queries with authentic information, is interviewing Official Spokespersons from leading B-schools.

For this article, published on May 8, 2020, we interviewed Ms Ishita Kundu, Head- Marketing & Admissions at IMT Ghaziabad to check latest Admission Status, New Batch start date, Fees and more. Read on to get updated with latest developments at IMT Ghaziabad.

Q: Please tell us the current status of Admission 2020 process at IMT Ghaziabad?
A: We have finished our Admissions process for 2020 and have sent out the offers for all 2-year PGDM programs at IMT Ghaziabad as per 1st Merit List.

Q: Have you declared final Admission List?
A: Yes. we have released the 1st List of Offers.

Q: So, what steps should your selected students take like fee submission?
A: They should submit 1st installment of fee payment to accept offer of admission. In case candidates have submitted 1st installment, they are required to submit 2nd payment by due date mentioned in the offer letter sent to them.

Q: Please share your Fee details, last date to submit, and refund process?
A: The fees for the 2 year PGDM program is Rs 17.5 lakhs. This is same as last year, complying with the AICTE guidelines. We had earlier announced a fee of Rs 19.00 Lakhs, which has been rolled back.

The fee for our Dual Country Program has also not been changed from last year. Our refund policy is as per AICTE guidelines to PGDM institutes.

Q: So, when are you planning to start the new batch?
A: We are planning to start on August 1, 2020.

Q: Will you start with Online classes?
A: Yes, we will start with webinar information sessions by end of May 2020. Formal classes will start as per AICTE guidelines and modified academic calendar.

Q: Tell us about your Pre-MBA Orientation classes…
A: We plan to have online webinar and information sessions. Some of the topics to be covered are COVID-19 pandemic and B-School education & IMT’s response to the crisis; Leading with uncertainty: Challenges and Opportunities etc. We will also be talking about the Dual Country program of IMT-G.

Q: To close, will you like to share any other details with MBA Aspirants?
A: We are fully aware of the current situation, the anxiety among the student community due to the COVID 19 pandemic and its repercussions. We would like to assure the aspirants that IMT is student centric and hence its policies are student driven.

The fee payment deadlines have been relaxed keeping in mind the lockdown, and IMT is fully complying with AICTE guidelines on revised Academic Calendar dates for 2020.

Also keeping in mind the travel restrictions due to the pandemic and student safety, the IMT G DCP program schedule has been specifically modified this year to accommodate the DCP candidates at IMT G for Foundation, Term 1 and Term 2 and they will now go to IMT Dubai campus in mid Jan 2021. This has been done keeping in mind the situation and to give the DCP candidates an opportunity to better assimilate into the IMT G parent campus.

So, this was Ms Ishita Kundu from IMT Ghaziabad sharing the latest Admission Status, New Batch start date and more. This article will be updated in coming weeks. We hope you found this article useful. If you have any queries or feedback, email us at [email protected].

For the benefit of MBA aspirants, a detailed review of IMT Ghaziabad and its Admission process follows.

IMT Ghaziabad: USPs, Placements and Admission 2020 Review
IMT Ghaziabad is one of the premier B schools in the country and has been awarded the prestigious AACSB accreditation. It has been consistently ranked among top 10 B-schools by various credible ranking agencies like Business Today, Business World, CRISIL and has extensive and exclusive industry partnerships in the B school arena.

The Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad offers PGDM Full Time, PGDM Marketing, PGDM Finance, and PGDM-Banking, Insurance and Financial Services (PGDM-BIFS). IMT has also added new courses in its curriculum.

IMT has re-introduced the Group Exercise (GE) as a key component in the final selection process. A year ago, IMT did away with the GE component but has added it again. It accepts CAT/XAT scores for admission. There is a common application form for all the IMT campuses – Ghaziabad, Nagpur, Hyderabad and Dubai.

IMT Ghaziabad closed its application for PGDM admission 2020 at midnight on January 30, 2020 after re-opening it on January 6 for a few days. This was the last opportunity offered to applicants to apply for IMT Ghaziabad admission.

IMT has Added New Courses in curriculum
IMT announced to include core courses in the first year in its curriculum to create a broad based understanding of management discipline, supplemented with specialized learning in second year.

  • The first year of PGDM program includes a special Foundation term to bring all the students with diverse backgrounds to the same platform
  • To foster innovation and creativity there are special courses on Design Thinking and Business Model Innovation
  • PGDM First Year will end with the fourth term where students are introduced through core electives in their respective areas of specialization before they are exposed to Summer Internships
  • Summer Internship is now a 8-12-week long process in which students are placed in companies on live projects
  • In the PGDM Second Year students may major/minor in Marketing, Finance, Operations, IT, HR or Strategy Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Students also have a choice to study Sustainability and Social responsibility as an elective course in Second Year.

IMT Ghaziabad Fees
The programme fees, as was payable for 2019-21 batch is detailed below:

IMT Campus
PGDM Programme Fee (Rs. in Lakhs)
IMT Ghaziabad PGDM Finance
IMT Ghaziabad PGDM Marketing

IMT Ghaziabad Placements
Placements 2019 at IMT Ghaziabad have broken the institute’s own past records. The average salary has gone up to Rs.12.50 LPA from Rs.11.60 LPA last year. The highest international salary package has crossed Rs.57 LPA recording 60% rise over last year and the highest domestic salary package has shot up to Rs.27 LPA from Rs.25 LPA last year  

With interest and support from corporates across the industry and verticals including IT/ITES, Telecommunication, Analytics, consulting, automobiles, manufacturing, start-up, ecommerce and FMCG, IMT students have been lapped up by large firms and top recruiters including Mahindra & Mahindra, Google, Citi Bank, D.E. Shaw, Arcesium India, Whirlpool, Indus Valley Partners,  HCL Technologies, Cognizant, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Accenture, E&Y, Tata Metaliks, Infosys, Royal Bank Of Scotland, Madura Fashion & Lifestyle (ABFRL), L&T, Directi, Pjarmeasy, Bosch among others.

IMT Ghaziabad Admission Cut Off  
IMT Ghaziabad Cut off 2020 were based on aggregate percentile score although candidates should also score well across the sections of the entrance exam.  The cut offs are:

Entrance Exam
Expected cut off
CAT 2019
XAT 2020
GMAT (Jan 2016 to Feb 2020)
For IMT Hyderabad & IMT Nagpur (Including CMAT 2020)

IMT Ghaziabad Admission Eligibility

  1. IMT Ghaziabad eligibility criteria require that the candidate must hold a bachelor's degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
  2. Apart from a recognized graduate degree, the candidate should be registered for CAT /XAT or GMAT (Taken between Jan 1 2016 and February 28, 2020) and must score well to become eligible for admission.
  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 is also eligible to apply for IMT Ghaziabad Admission.
  4. It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally considered eligible by IMT Ghaziabad and offered admission, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination held on or before June 30, 2020 at a later date as decided by IMT Ghaziabad.

IMT Ghaziabad Shortlisting Criteria
IMT Ghaziabad Admission criteria is the shortlisting criteria before final selection round. IMT Ghaziabad shortlisted the candidates on the basis of following parameters:

  • IMT Ghaziabad considered aggregate scores and not sectional scores of the applicants in the acceptable entrance exams for shortlisting.
  • IMT short-listed the candidates for the GE and interview based on their best available test scores in CAT/XAT/GMAT
  • Applicants could submit more than one entrance test score. IMT Ghaziabad considers the best test score for shortlisting.

2. Final Admission Selection Round Criteria

  • Post short-listing on the basis of available scores, applicants are called for the final selection round (GE, WAT & PI Round) at the designated centres
  • IMT Ghaziabad selection criteria after final admission round award 35% weight to Entrance exam score; 35% weight to Academics; 10% Weight to Work Experience and 20% weight to GE, WAT & PI
  • No weightage is awarded for the work experience below 6 months. Besides, Training/Project work/work done as an integral part of curricular requirement is not  considered.
  • IMT Ghaziabad Final Selection Criteria weights for Admission 2020-22:
Percentage of Weightage
Key Points to Note
1.Best Score obtained in one of the exams will be considered
2.CMAT score considered for IMT Hyderabad and Nagpur only
Academic score & Quality of Graduating Institute
Quality of Graduating Institute/College/University will be considered
Work Experience
Highest Weightage depends upon the duration and quality of work experience
Written Assessment Test (WAT), Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI)
Depends upon the performance
  • The final merit of the candidate is a cumulative weighted average of CAT/XAT/GMAT (best score); Academic Scores (Xth, XIIth and graduation) and quality/reputation and ranking of graduating college/institute/university; Performance in GE, WAT & Personal Interview process; Work experience, both in duration and quality (for working candidates).
  • Both merit and campus score cut offs will be the basis of selection for IMT campuses

How to Apply for Admission? 4 Step Application Process
IMT Ghaziabad application process can be completed in four simple steps.

Step 1: Register
Before beginning to register, read the instructions to fill up the form. At the IMT admission application window ‘Apply Now’, you should enter your Name, Email ID and other required details and register.

IMT Ghaziabad Application Process 1

Step 2: Personal Information
Login as existing user and fill in all your personal details, address along with entrance test details and other particulars. Complete the details and move to next page

IMT Ghaziabad Application Process 2

Step 3: Academics & Work Experience
Next page on IMT application form requires you to fill up all your academic details from class 10 onwards. If you have work experience after completing your graduation, you should complete it in months on this page.

IMT Ghaziabad Application Process 3

Step 4: Make Payment of Application Fee
IMT asks you to make payment of application fee of Rs. 2000/- 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, Demand Draft among others  

IMT Ghaziabad Application Process 1


With the vision of offering world-class management education in India, Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad consistently opts for more innovations and changes in the selection process to choose IMT fit candidates.

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