IMI Kolkata Completes 100% Placements 2023: Admission for 2023-25 is Open: Offers Dual Specialization with Opportunity to Hone Multiple Skills; Application is open

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International Management Institute, Kolkata a leading B-school, with campuses at New Delhi, Kolkata and Bhubaneswar, is India's first corporate-sponsored Business School. IMI Kolkata has completed 100% Placements 2023 with high salary packages. Offering dual specialization, the B-school has a clear objective of providing significant opportunities to learn, grow, develop and hone multiple skills across various disciplines in management. Application for PGDM 2023-25 batch is open for next few days
IMI Kolkata Admission 2023

IMI Kolkata has completed 100% placements for its PGDM 2021-23 batch with high salary packages. The campus placements saw improvement in several areas such as average compensation package, number of offers per recruiter, new recruiters, quality and diversity of recruiters and enhanced job roles. While the highest package stood at Rs.14 LPA, offered by Atomberg Technologies, the average salary for the batch stood at Rs.10.45 LPA. A total of 93 companies participated in the recruitment process and among them 36 were new recruiters. Read below IMI Kolkata Placement highlights

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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 and was launched in collaboration with International Management Institute, Geneva which is now known as IMD Lausanne, among the top B-Schools in the world.  In 2010, IMI established its two more campuses at Kolkata and Bhubaneswar. IMI Kolkata, founded by RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, to enable bright young minds gain access to the world class management-pedagogy, is an ever changing, ever evolving institute which has established itself consistently among the top five percent business schools in India.

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. It 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, fee, placements, selection process and other key details. This article shares why you should consider applying for PGDM admission 2023 at IMI Kolkata along with other top B-schools

Table of Contents

  1. IMI Kolkata: Key Highlights and USPs
  2. IMI Faculty: Top Faculty in India
  3. IMI Kolkata Fees, Programmes Offered, Seats
  4. IMI Kolkata Scholarships
  5. IMI Kolkata Placements
  6. IMI Kolkata Admission Eligibility Criteria 2023
  7. How to Apply for IMI Kolkata Admission 2023? Key Points
  8. IMI Kolkata Admission 2023 Important Dates
  9. IMI Kolkata Admission Process 2023: Step by Step Process, Cut off, Weightage
  10. How to Improve Admission Chances at IMI Kolkata: Tips from IMI Director General

1. IMI Kolkata: Key Highlights & USPs
IMI Kolkata  is regarded as one of the  leading B-schools of India.  Some of the key highlights and USPs of the B-school are:

  • 1.1 Ranked Among Top B-schools: IMI -Kolkata has been ranked # 59 among top 125 Business Schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2022, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. IMI Kolkata is ranked #42 by B-School Ranking 2022; Outlook-ICARE Ranking of India’s Best B-Schools 2022 has ranked IMIK as 4th in Top Private B-Schools (East zone), 10th in Top Private Standalone Institutions and 15th in Top Private MBA Institutions (All India Ranking). IMI New Delhi is ranked #1 in Business World Top B-school Region Wise- East.
  • 1.2 Accreditation & Approvals: PGDM program at IMI Kolkata is approved by AICTE and is accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and also awarded MBA equivalence by Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • 1.3 High quality faculty: The very best quality faculty in terms of both teaching and research ensure that students of IMI Kolkata have superior learning outcomes that help them not only in their first job but throughout their career.
  • 1.4 Strong IMI Kolkata Placements: IMI Kolkata Placements 2023 recorded higher salary packages. The Average Salary had gone up at Rs.10.45 LPA in Placement 2023 and the highest salary was at Rs.14 LPA. Top Recruiters in IMI Kolkata placement include ICICI Bank, Deloitte, HDFC Life, JSW Steel, NPCI, PwC, Tech Mahindra, PhonePe.
  • 1.5 IMI Kolkata International Students & Faculty 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.
  • 1.6 Illustrious Alumni: IMI 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.
  • 1.7 Curriculum & Pedagogic Innovations: IMI is known for its consistent changes and innovations in curriculum that are industry centric.

2. IMI Faculty: Top Faculty in India|
IMI faculty is one of the best in 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.

Many IMI Faculty members are PhD from IIMs and IITs and from Foreign Universities. More than two third of permanent faculty are with 10+ years of teaching experience. Besides IMI has number of visiting faculty members with 10+ years of Industry Experience.

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3. IMI Kolkata Fees, Programmes offered & Seats
Below are shared the details of IMI Kolkata 2 years full time PGDM program with fees and intake for the 2023-25 batch.

IMI Kolkata Fees
2 year full time PGDM

The Fee includes boarding and lodging

3.1 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

3.2 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.

4. IMI Kolkata Scholarships
IMI Kolkata offers scholarships up to 100% to the selected students based on academic performance and financial considerations.

5. IMI Kolkata Placements 2023 & 2022
IMI Kolkata has a consistent record of strong placements. Here are key highlights:

5.1 IMI Kolkata Placements 2023: Highlights

  • Average Salary for PGDM 2021-23 Batch is Rs.10.45 LPA
  • Highest Salary for the batch is Rs.14 LPA
  • 93 Recruiters participated in Placement 2023
  • Top Recruiters include Grant Thornton LLP, HSBC (India), Tata Play Ltd., IFFCO, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC, Dr. Lal Pathlabs, Firstsource Solutions Limited, Volvo, Amazon, Mars Wrigley, ICICI Prudential AMC, Tech Mahindra, TCS, Reliance BP Mobility Ltd., CARE Ratings

5.2 IMI Kolkata Placements 2022: Highlights

  • Average Salary of the batch stood at Rs.10.30 LPA in placement 2022
  • Highest Salary in placements 2022 was Rs.14.00 LPA
  • Top recruiters include ICICI Bank, Deloitte, HDFC Life, JSW Steel, NPCI, PwC, Tech Mahindra, PhonePe

imi kolkata top recruiters

6. IMI Kolkata Admission Eligibility Criteria 2023
There is common eligibility criteria for admission to IMI Kolkata, New Delhi and Bhubaneswar as regards education qualification. However, the IMI eligibility criteria for exam scores accepted by IMI Kolkata, IMI New Delhi and IMI Bhubaneswar are different. Shared below is the IMI Kolkata eligibility criteria for PGDM 2023-25 batch

  • 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.
  • Apart from a recognized graduate degree, the candidate should appear in CAT 2022/XAT 2023/CMAT 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 2020 and not later than January 2023).

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7. How to Apply for IMI Kolkata Admission 2023
Candidates seeking admission to various PGDM program 2023 at IMI Kolkata should submit the online application form along with the admission application fee, which is non-refundable.

  • Applicants should complete the online application form and submit it along with the non-refundable application fee and other required documents
  • Application processing fee is Rs.1000/- + GST @18% for an applicant desirous of applying to the PGDM Programme.
  • The application processing fee can be paid through Credit Card/ Debit Card/Bank Transfer through the designated payment gateway.

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8. IMI Kolkata Admission 2023: Important Dates
The dates to apply for IMI Kolkata admission 2023 are: 

IMI Kolkata Admission Activity
Important Date
Last date to apply for IMI Kolkata Admission 2023
Short List Announcement
March/April 2023
Session Commencement
July 2023

9. IMI Kolkata Admission Process 2023: Step by Step Process
Here are the key highlights of IMI Kolkata Admission 2023 process:

9.1 Acceptable Entrance Exams for IMI Kolkata Admission 2023
For PGDM Admission 2023, IMI Kolkata will accept CAT 2022/XAT 2023/CMAT 2023 score

9.2 IMI Kolkata Admission Criteria 2023: Step by Step Selection Process
IMI Kolkata admission 2023 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:

9.2.1 Step-1: IMI Kolkata Admission 2023: Shortlisting Criteria
Shortlisting process in IMI Kolkata PGDM Selection criteria has been changed for Admission 2023. Entrance Exam Scores will no longer be the only criteria and Quality Parameters now matter more. Candidates who apply 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

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9.2.2 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 2023.

Acceptable MBA Entrance Exams
Expected IMI Kolkata Cut off
CAT 2022
XAT 2023
CMAT 2023

9.2.3 Step-2: IMI Kolkata Admission 2023: 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

9.2.4 IMI Kolkata PGDM Admission 2023: Personal Interview
During the Personal Interview process, the candidate will be evaluated on the following parameters:

  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Cognitive and Problem Solving Skills
  • General Awareness
  • Domain Knowledge
  • Future potential for employability

9.2.5 Weightage of Components in IMI Kolkata Final Admission Process 2023
IMI Kolkata will make final admission offer based on following weightages awarded to respective component

Entrance Score percentile (CAT/XAT/GMAT/CMAT)
Academic score & Quality of graduating  institute/university/college
Work experience (duration & quality)
Personal Interview + WAT
Academic Engineers
Regional Diversity
Overall Profile (Overall placeability)

9.2.6 Final Admission Offer

  • The Final selection of the candidate is based on Entrance Exam Score + academic profile + WAT Score + PI Score
  • Admission Offer will be based on a composite score arrived after the assessment has been made during the various stages of the selection process as defined above
  • The result will be emailed to the shortlisted candidates and will be notified on the IMI Kolkata Website
  • Applicants should provide their complete postal address and active email ID which should be valid up to 30th June 2023 for receiving important communications.
  • Successful candidates, who have been offered admission, will be required to pay the 1st instalment of fee within two weeks of the date of offer, failing which the offer shall stand lapsed and admission will be offered to the next candidate on the waiting list, without any further intimation.

10. How to Improve Admission Chances at IMI: Tips from IMI Director General
Dr Himadri Das, IMI Director General at New Delhi, told that IMI looks for following five attributes in a prospective candidate:

  1. iGood aptitude demonstrated through entrance exam scores
  2. Good past academic performance
  3. Diversity across multiple dimensions, work experience, etc
  4. Good knowledge of broader issues outside academics
  5. Good problem solving and communication skills. 

IMI Kolkata Admission criteria is designed keeping in mind the above requirements. If you want to improve your chances for making into a top B-school like IMI, here are important tips from Dr Himadri Das, DG IMI.

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

To close this article, remember that IMI Kolkata Admissions are now open and you can apply with CAT, XAT registration and update the scores when received. Also that IMI Kolkata will give weightage to your overall profile for shortlisting for interview. Candidates with a moderate entrance exam score but good profile stand a good chance. So, Apply Now

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