IMT Ghaziabad to kickstart new academic session in Online Mode with 480 students on August 10 News Desk |
August 6, 2020
IMT Ghaziabad will commence the academic session 2020-21 for the large PGDM 2020-22 batch of 480 students in online mode on August 10, 2020. Online registration of selected candidates is scheduled on August 7. In this pandemic situation and with current regulatory directives, IMT has geared up and is ready with all preparedness to conduct sessions online till it can have physical presence of students in campus. IMT has also decided to roll back PGDM fee to comply fully with AICTE guidelines
IMT Ghaziabad

Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad has announced its dates for commencement of Online classes for the batch 2020-2022.  The foundation and orientation programme for the new batch will commence on August 10, 2020. The institute has geared up and is ready to start online mode teaching. Despite all the Covid-19 disruption, IMT Ghaziabad has recorded large PGDM batch size of 480 students and PGDM-Dual Country Programme (DCP) batch size of 120 students. This year IMT Ghaziabad has offered admission to 25% women candidates and to 30% Non- Engineers

IMT Ghaziabad: PGDM & PGDM-DCP Batch at a Glance

PGDM 2020-22 Batch: 480 Students

PGDM-DCP 2020-22 Batch: 120 Students

Faculty well equipped to teach online

Faculty members at IMT Ghaziabad had been doing online synchronous teaching with few external partners in executive education space since 2008. That experience has given an edge to them in easily switching over to online mode of teaching without compromising on the regular classroom sessions including mentoring students and examination. While the Institute is ready with detailed SOP to conduct the regular classroom sessions, IMT has incorporated different pedagogy modes, which are popular in many foreign countries.

IMT Gears up to Conduct Online classes

Presently IMT is converting eight classrooms into studio mode for facilitating online teaching. In addition, ten modular/ mobile systems will be provided to faculty members who prefer to take class from their own offices. This will help institute to follow social distancing with lesser students in class and simultaneously streaming the class online to few students wherever they are. The Second Year Term V classes has started from July 15’ 2020 and Foundation term of first year starts from August 10, 2020 in online mode. Institute is using MS Team software for conducting classes.

Sharing with, Professor Mrinalini Shah, Chairperson PGDM, IMT Ghaziabad said, “Readiness of our IT infrastructure including the software for conducting webinars & classes happened from April first week itself for our existing students. We have started our second year classes from July 15 and all geared up to welcome our PGDM first year from August 10.”

Pre Orientation before joining

Before joining the institute, students must complete the registration which will happen through virtual meetings. To familiarise the student with the IMT Ghaziabad environment, it has scheduled Pre-Orientation webinars for the students. Pre-orientation classes are held from July 1- August 7’ 2020 on Lifesize platform & MS Team. Institute also conducted webinars inviting industry experts to prepare young minds for corporate professions ahead. The purpose of the Pre-Orientation program is to give the students the exposure of various aspects of the IMT Ghaziabad and also to welcome them to the IMT community. The Pre-Orientation program helps the students knowing more about the PGDM program, different streams, courses, electives and various other activity. The batch is also given free access to few MOOC programs (Coursera) to help them prepare for their MBA.

Admission Process Successfully Completed

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic situation, IMT Ghaziabad had successfully finished the Admissions process for 2020 and had sent out the offers for all 2-year PGDM programs as per the Merit List. Selected candidates were advised to submit 1st installment of fee payment to accept offer of admission.

No Fee Increase for 2020-22 Batch

Complying with the AICTE guidelines, IMT Ghaziabad has not increased fee for 2020-22 batch. The fees for the 2 year PGDM program is Rs 17.5 lakhs which is same as last year. Earlier the fee was increased to Rs 19.00 Lakhs, which has been rolled back.

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

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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