International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi Overview

  New Delhi   AICTE, NBA, AIU   ESTD 1981
  New Delhi   AICTE, NBA, AIU   ESTD 1981

About College

International Management Institute (IMI) Delhi is India’s first corporate-sponsored Business School with the main campus located in Delhi. The institute is ranked 26th by NIRF 2021 for top Management Schools in India. IMI Delhi offers a PGDM course as its flagship program. IMI Delhi MBA Admission process is over now, the college will release final MBA calls soon. PGDM Admission at IMI Delhi is a 2-stage process, stage 1 is when applicants are assessed on the basis of their entrance exam score and academic profile. In stage 2, selected candidates are called for a Personal Assessment process (Essay Writing + Personal Interview). IMI Delhi Placement finished its placements drive of 2022 with a 100% success rate. The highest salary offered was INR 32 LPA while the average salary recorded was INR 15.23 LPA.

IMI Delhi is India's first corporate-sponsored business school. The college is ranked 26th among Management Schools in India by the NIRF 2021 and 7th in India by Outlook India's "Top 150 Private MBA Institutions" of 2021. It has also received accreditation from AMBA and NBA. IMI New Delhi has global linkages with leading schools in Europe, North America, and Asia. IMI Delhi offers PGDM as its flagship program. The PGDM fee is INR 19.25 Lakhs and admission to the PGDM program of IMI Delhi is offered on the basis of CAT/ XAT score. PGDM Admission at IMI Delhi is a 2-stage process, i.e. at stage 1 applicants are assessed on the basis of entrance exam score and academic profile of the candidate. In phase 2, selected candidates are further called for a Personal Assessment process (Essay Writing + Personal Interview). The CAT cutoff 2022 for admission to IMI Delhi was 90 percentile.

Apart from the flagship PGDM program, IMI Delhi also offers PGDM program in HRM (Human Resource Management) & B&FS (Banking & Financial Services). The college offers a 2 year Executive PGDM program. Candidates seeking admission to MDI Delhi Executive program must have a minimum work experience of 5 years. A valid score in CAT / XAT / NMAT/ MAT / CMAT / ATMA / IMI Entrance Test is accepted for initial shortlisting. Final Executive PGDM admission is based on Personal assessment conducted by IMI Delhi. The FPM program is full-time doctoral program offered by IMI Delhi. Candidates are required to appear for IMI Research Aptitute Test for FPM Admission. However, candidates having a valid score in CAT/ GRE/ XAT/ NET Exam are exempted to appear from the IMI Research Test.

IMI Delhi Quick facts 

  • Ranking: IMI New Delhi is Ranked no.26 in MHRD-NIRF Ranking 2021 amongst all B-Schools in the country.
  • Accreditation: IMI is accredited by two leading international accreditation bodies - AMBA and SAQS. All programs at IMI New Delhi are approved by AICTE.
  • Selection Criteria 2022: Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of CAT Score and the Academic Record. As per the latest IMI New Delhi Policy, the college will also accept XAT for MBA Admission 2022. After the first shortlist is released, IMI Delhi will call the selected candidates for Essay writing and personal Interview.
  • Personal Interview Centres: IMI Delhi will conduct the PI for PGDM, PGDM (HRM) & PGDM (B&FS) at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. 
  • IMI New Delhi Sponsors: IMI New Delhi is India’s first corporate-sponsored business school established with the support of corporate houses like RPG Enterprises, Nestle, ITC, SAIL, Tata Chemicals, BOC and Williamson Magor.
  • International Collaboration: IMI’s International linkages with reputed institutions such as UNDP, World Bank, ILO, UNCTAD and Asian Productivity Organisation underscores its emphasis on professionalism, excellence and quality.
  • IMI Delhi Courses: IMI offers three full time 2 years duration PGDM programmes: PGDM, PGDM (HRM), PGDM (B&FS), PGDM (Executive) and PhD program.
  • IMI Delhi Placements: IMI Delhi concluded its 2022 placement drive with 100% placements. The highest & average salary offered was INR 32 LPA & INR 15.23 LPA respectively.

IMI Delhi Admission Dates

Event Date
CAT Registration Date (Tentative) August 3, 2022 - September 23, 2022
CAT Exam Date (Tentative) November 27, 2022
Program Start Date (PGDMEx) August 1, 2022

IMI Delhi Ranking

Ranking Bodies Ranking Parameter Ranking
NIRF 2021 MBA Institute 26
Outlook 2021  Top 10 Private B School 7
Outlook 2021  All Private Institute 11
MBA Universe 2021 Overall MBA Institute 16

IMI New Delhi Admission Cut Off 2022

It is expected that IMI Admission Cutoff may remain more or less same for PGDM 2022 as mentioned under:

Program name Cutoff
PGDM 88 - 90
PGD-HRM 85 –88
PGDM (Banking & Financial services 85 - 88

IMI Delhi Placements 2022

IMI Delhi Placements 2022 is successfully completed. The participating batch achieved 100% placements. The highest salary, average salary & median salary increased compared to the last year. Consulting & Ed-Tech sector played a dominating role during the placement drive. Top recruiters like Accenture, Genpact, HCL, IBM, Infosys, Deloitte, EY etc visited the campus. The highlights of the placement drive are mentioned below:

  • Placement percentage : 100%
  • Number of students placed : 341
  • Highest salary : INR 32 LPA
  • Average salary : INR 15.23 LPA
  • Median salary : INR 14.17 LPA
  • Top 10% average salary : INR 23.04 LPA
  • Top 25% average salary : INR 19.85 LPA
  • Top 10% median salary : INR 20.80 LPA
  • Top 25% median salary : INR 18.20 LPA
  • Major sector : Consulting & EdTech, IT/ITES/Telecom

IMI Delhi Placements 2022 Course-wise

The following table represents the course-wise salary statistics of IMI Delhi:

Particulars PGDM BFS HR
Highest salary INR 32 LPA INR 19.47 LPA INR 32 LPA
Average salary INR 15.48 LPA INR 14.30 LPA INR 15 LPA
Median salary INR 15.11 LPA INR 14.09 LPA INR 13.11 LPA
Average salary of top 10% students INR 23.49 LPA INR 18.64 LPA INR 23.23 LPA
Average salary of top 25% students INR 20.08 LPA INR 17.57 LPA INR 20.35 LPA

IMI Delhi Summer Internship Placements 2023

IMI Delhi started its 2023 summer internship placement drive. Till now, the highest salary package of INR 2.40 Lakhs per month was received. The 2022 summer internship placement drive is concluded. Recruiters across various sectors visited the campus. Among all the sectors, the highest number of internship offers were made from the FMCG sector followed by the BFSI & consulting sectors. Some of the major recruiters included Bajaj Allianz, Future Generali, Adani, Capgemini, Deloitte, Decathlon, Career 360, Infosys. The highlights of the 2022 summer internship placement drive are mentioned below:

  • The overall highest stipend stood at INR 2 Lakhs per month. 
  • An average stipend of INR 50.057 K per month was offered to the students.
  • The median stipend stood at INR 44 K per month.
  • Top 10% students received an average stipend of INR 1.47 Lakhs per month.
  • Top 20% students received an average stipend of INR 1.23 Lakhs per month.
  • Top 30% students received an average stipend of INR 94.78 K per month.
  • 27% of the offers were made from the FMCG sector, 22% of the offers were made from the consulting sector & BFSI sector each.

IMI Delhi Alumni & Startups 

IMI Delhi has an alumni relations committee that is responsible for organizing and managing several activities and initiatives every year. The committee has the participation of more than 6000 eminent alumni. Some of the reputed notable alumni of IMI Delhi are mentioned below. 

  • Tanvi Johri: Founder and CEO of Carmesi
  • Karan Kumar: Chief Marketing Officer & Brand Strategist 
  • Tanvi Sharma: HR, Strategy & Business Development.
  • Anurag Kumar: HR Professional 
  • Aakansha Bansal: HR Professional at Corporate and Consulting 
  • Nidhi Bhatia: Technology, Supply Chain, Logistics, Procurement, Warehousing, Cargo, Start-up, Fintech & Supply chain Finance Specialist.

Popular Startups by the IMI Delhi Alumni:

Few startup companies founded by the IMI Delhi Alumni are as follows. 

  • Seven3Rockers Technologies
  • The Design Shop
  • exchange4media Group
  • Nexge Technologies
  • R2D Commercial Pvt. Ltd.
  • Elan HR Solutions
  • Rage Chocolatier
  • Catalyst Sports & Wellness

IMI Delhi FAQs

Q. Is IMI Delhi better than IMT Ghaziabad?

Ans. IMI Delhi has great opportunities to offer, not only in the field of finance, but marketing as well. The course is interspersed with interesting projects, guest lectures by industry experts and workshops that would keep you busy, round the clock. Parameters for choosing IMI Delhi are as follows:

  • Placements: IMI Delhi have top FMCG companies like Asian Paints, Nestle, Reckitt Benckiser, Emami, HUL, Havmor, Piramal Group, Fairtrade LLC, Moolchand, Perfetti Van Melle, Coffee Day Beverages and many other premium recruiters in this sector visiting the campus every year. The profiles offered, range from Sales and Marketing, Brand Management, Product Management to Digital Marketing and Market Research. The remuneration offered is extremely good, especially for top performers.
  • Faculty: The faculty here is extremely competent with great representation across all fields. Marketing sector. IMI New Delhi puts a strong focus on high-quality research by its faculty leading to publications in
    international peer-reviewed academic journals. Its faculty have PhDs from top international and national universities/institutes, with many of them also having significant corporate experience.
  • Batch Profile: The batch profile over here is pretty strong. The institute has people from different cities, top colleges with core sales/advertising roles who add real value to the class. The mix of freshers and work-ex people is conducive for good placements.

Q. Does IMI Delhi offer hostel facilities?

Ans. Yes, the institute provides hostel facilities to its students. The modern and aesthetically designed residence at IMI, New Delhi forms an integral part of the academic and social life of the students. Besides promoting group study and learning outside the classroom, the residential accommodation also enables participants to optimally utilise IMI resources like the library and computing facilities with internet and intranet available in all the hostel rooms. This gives the students the opportunity to learn either among their peers or through various knowledge resources made available to them around the clock. The accommodation cost at IMI Delhi is detailed in the below.
  • For self and company sponsored students: 
    • Hostel charges- INR 1,44,000 (2021-22); INR 1,55,000 (2022-23)
    • Mess Charges- INR 74,000 (2021-22); INR 81,000 (2022-23)
  • For foreign nationals: 
    • Hostel charges- 2015 USD (2021-22); 2154 USD (2022-23)
    • Mess Charges- 1025 USD (2021-22); 1120 USD (2022-23)

Q. Does IMI Delhi offer any summer programmes/ internships to students?

Ans. Yes. On completion of the first year, all students are required to undergo a Summer Internship Program of 8 to 12 weeks duration. This helps them to gain hands-on experience in the application of management concepts and functional skills. The students work on projects specified by the company in which they undergo SIP. At the end of the summer internship, which is done under the supervision of a company executive and a faculty mentor from IMI, students are required to submit a report to the company and to the institute. The concerned company executive normally provides feedback to the Institute on the student’s performance. Successful completion of Summer Internship Program is an essential requirement for the award of Post-Graduate Diploma at IMI New Delhi.

Q. How is the faculty at IMI Delhi? 

Ans. Faculty members at IMI New Delhi enjoy academic freedom to adopt appropriate pedagogy for imparting education in respective courses. The faculty members are experts in their fields of interest and adopt interactive and participative methods of learning. Faculty members for all the programs are primarily in-house from the Institute but may also include adjunct or visiting faculty members. Guest lectures from industry practitioners are also organized regularly to expose students to the current business environment and practices.

Q. Which area of specialization is offered by IMI Delhi?


  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Human Resources Management/Organizational Behavior
  • Information Systems
  • Strategy
  • Analytics

Q. Which are some of the notable alumni of IMI Delhi?

Ans. Various alumni members of IMI belong to the field of arts, administration and consultancy services to name a few. Some of the notable alumni are listed here: 

  1. Niketan Madhok, Fashion model
  2. Raghav Lakhanpal, Former Member of the Lok Sabha
  3. Rahul Guhathakurta, Consultant
  4. Jitin Prasada, Indian Politician

Q. Which are some of the recruiters who visit IMI Delhi campus?

Ans. Over 50 recruiters visited the IMI campus for the placements session of 2020-2021. Some of the top few names include: 

  • Gartner
  • Genpact
  • HDFC Bank Ltd.
  • HDFC Life
  • Hero Honda Motors Ltd
  • IBM
  • ICICI Bank Ltd.
  • IDBI Bank Ltd.
  • Idea Cellular Ltd.
  • IMRB International
  • India Today Group
  • Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
  • IndusInd Bank Ltd.
  • J.K. Group of Industries
  • KPMG
  • L&T Financial Services
  • Nestle India Ltd

Q. Is IMI Delhi good? 

Ans. IMI Delhi is one of the top-rated and highly recommended institutes in India for management programs. The institute offers the best education quality along with handsome salary packages during placements to its students. Also, the campus environment of IMI Delhi is student-friendly and quite supportive.

Q. How are the placements at IMI Delhi?

Ans. IMI Delhi holds a great placement record over past years. During the 2022 placement drive, 100% of the participating batch of 243 students got placed. Students received an average salary of INR 15.23 LPA. The highest salary package rose up to INR 32 LPA. Consulting & EdTech, IT/ITES/Telecom sectors dominated the placement drive. 

Q. Is financial assistance provided at IMI Delhi?

Ans. Yes, financial assistance is provided. Terms are different for different courses. Fir instance, for FPM, the eligible candidates will be entitled to a scholarship equivalent to JRF/SRF wherein during 1st & 2nd Year, they receive Rs. 31,000/- per month and 3rd to 5th year Rs. 35,000/- per month. Conference support, fee waivers are also provided. 

Q. How is the selection process at IMI Delhi?

Ans. Different courses have different eligibility criteria. One must carefully check it beforehand. Candidates who are unable to comply with the requirements are liable to be rejected from the program. It is desirable that candidates complete all academic requirements before enrolling for the program to help them keep pace with the rigour and assessment parameters of the program. Interviews are usually held after shortlisting candidates and candidates must prepare them for this as well.