[2013-2015] IMI Bhubaneswar PGDM Admission Queries

Hello Fellow Puys !! Process for Admissions 2013 at International Management Institute (IMI) , Bhubaneswar for PGDM (2013-15) Batches has started … *Click here to download Admission Bulletin 2013 imi.edu/page_show/pgdm **The …

Hello Fellow Puys !!

Process for Admissions 2013 at International Management Institute (IMI) , Bhubaneswar for PGDM (2013-15) Batches has started ...

Click here to download Admission Bulletin 2013

The Program

IMI's two year Post Graduate Diploma in Management is designed to prepare students for careers in industry, across functional areas. The program equips students with strong conceptual skills to manage businesses in an integrated manner. The emphasis is on developing a holistic manager with a vision to take on the challenges of the future in socially sensitive manner.

The program is approved by AICTE .

Program Duration

IMI follows the trimester system with the academic calendar beginning in June 2013 and each term being of 11-12 weeks duration. At the end of the first three terms of the program, all students are required to undergo compulsory summer internship for 8-10 weeks in industry.

Eligibility for admission

Education background

To be eligible for admission to the PGDM Program, the participants must posses a Bachelors degree or equivalent, with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks or equivalent in any discipline, recognized by the Association of Indian Universities for admission to post-graduate programs. The bachelors' degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years education after completing higher secondary schooling under the 10+2 system or equivalent. Candidates appearing in the final year of their bachelor's degree or equivalent are also eligible, provided they furnish the proof of having met the minimum eligibility criteria by September 28, 2013. Candidates who are unable to comply with this requirement may be asked to withdraw from the program. It is desired that candidates complete all academic requirements before joining the program to enable them to keep pace with the rigor and internal assessment schedule of the program.

Participant profile

Participants for the PGDM program may be from any discipline such as Engineering, Humanities, Commerce or Economics, Medicine or any other branch of education. Candidates with relevant work experience as also fresh graduates are welcome to apply.

Admission Procedure

Application form

  • IMI admission Bulletin can be downloaded from our website www.imi.edu
  • Application form is available at admission.imi.edu and must be submitted on line.IMI does not accept Admission applications off-line.
  • Applicant should complete the online application form and submit the samealong with the admission fee which is non-refundable.
  • The admission application fee will be as follows: An applicant desirous of applying to any program in any of the three campuses of IMI will be required to pay a common application fee of Rs.1500 plus a program fee of Rs.500 per program per campus.

(Eg. A candidate wishing to apply to the PGDM program at all three campuses will be required to pay Rs.1500 + (500x3) = 3,000; a candidate applying to just one program, in one campus will be required to pay Rs.1500 + 500 = 2000; a candidate applying to the PGDHRM program at Delhi campus besides any one PGDM program at any of the three campuses will be required to pay Rs.1500+(500x2) = 2500)

  • The admission fee can be paid through Credit Card/ Debit Card through the designated payment gateway.
  • Payment can also be made by Demand Draft, drawn in favor of International Management Institute, payable at New Delhi for all campuses, giving the CAT / GMAT registration number and campus reference on the reverse of the Demand Draft. In the absence of the CAT / GMAT registration number and campus reference the application will be treated as incomplete and liable to be rejected.
  • Applications, complete in all respects, should reach the Admissions Office of IMI Delhi by midnight of 9th October 2012. Incomplete forms are liable to be rejected summarily.

Admission Process


  • Admission to the program is through the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by The Indian Institute of Management at different Centers all over the country. CAT 2012 would be held between Thursday, October 11 and Tuesday, November 6, 2012. (Refer CAT Bulletin for further details).
  • IMI will obtain the test scores from the IIM for those candidates who have appeared in the CAT examination and have also applied to IMI for the PGDM program.
  • IIM's have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the program.


  • Foreign students and NRI sponsored candidates are also eligible and are required to take the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) at a test centre outside India, taken not earlier than October 2010 and not later than October 2012, and submit such scores while applying to IMI.
  • Indian residents who have appeared for GMAT, not earlier than October 2010 and later than October 2012 are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates will be required to furnish their GMAT scores while applying and provide an attested copy of the GMAT score sheet to the Admission Office for verification. GMAT scores without the above document will not be accepted and the application may be summarily rejected.

Short listing Criteria

Candidates who have appeared for the CAT 2012 examination or furnished valid GMAT score and have applied to IMI will be short listed on the basis of information provided in the application form, CAT scores (sectional and overall) or GMAT score, educational background, marks in 10th, 12th, graduation and work experience. Only short listed candidates will be called for the final stage of the selection process.

Applicants should note that mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria may not ensure consideration for short listing by IMI. IMI will not entertain any correspondence on this subject and decisions of the IMI Admissions Committee will be final in all matters.

Selection criteria

Past academic performance in graduation, class XII & X, Extempore speaking, Psychometric Test, Essay writing, Personal interview besides other qualitative parameters, will constitute the core components of the final stage of the selection process. The IMI Admission Committee reserves the right to modify these components while communicating the same to the applicants at the Personal Interview stage. The overall objective being to identify and assess the candidate's potential for a managerial career.

Interview Centers

Besides Delhi, the selection process will be conducted at other centers including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar. Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. Candidates should indicate their preferred center(s) 1st and 2nd preference for interview in the application form. If a candidate's preferred centre is not allotted, for any reason, the candidate will be informed of the change. IMI reserves the right to change any of the centers for the selection process, without assigning any reasons.

You may ask your queries on official face book page of IMI Bhubaneswar.


IMI Bhubaneswar Admission Committee 2012-14

Dear Aspirants,

The IMI-B student fraternity is here to take care of your queries. We would sincerely advise you to go through the aforementioned admission details and get a vivid idea of the entire selection procedure. Furthermore, the team here would be glad to clear your apprehensions, if any.

Do apply to your preferred courses and campuses accordingly. The last date for applying is October 09, 2012.

Wishing you all the very best for CAT 2013. Kill it right and proper!


I would like to know the following
1. Cut off for last year
2. Minimum percentile which converted last year
3. Minimum Package
4. Total placement.


1. The selection process of IMI Bhubaneswar is profile based. So to state the exact cut off for the time being is difficult. The selection process will be profile based this year as well. So it depend upon a good CAT score as well as your overall profile to be called for next stage of selection process
2. The first batch of IMI B will be passing out in 2013 . So I can not give you the minimum pay package as of now . But the response from the Industry was quite good and all the students of 1st batch got good summer placement along with good profile.

I have filled up the online form and made the payment online.So as I have received the receipt is the application done? or do I need to send something?

The admission fee can be paid through Credit Card/ Debit Card through the designated payment gateway.
It is clearly stated above under the heading of Admission procedure . So you need not do anything .
@jillam123 said:
The admission fee can be paid through Credit Card/ Debit Card through the designated payment gateway.
So you need not do anything .
Thanks Jillam123.
It a pleasure to help you. All the best for CAT


While filing out application, I couldn't find place to mention details of professional courses taken like CA? Can I mention that in Post Graduate Column?

The application, as you can see, does not have the space provided for writing down the details for other professional courses taken. I, therefore, will suggest you to just fill up your graduation and PG details (if any). You can very well mention the course taken by you at later stages of the admission process.

hey....What was the approximate cut off last year.....??? how is it in comparison to imi kolkata???


It was always a profile based selection beside CAT score . Students called for next stage of selection process depending upon their overall profile and CAT score. There are students in our batch who have secured above 90 percentile . IMI Bhubaneswar has a rigorous selection process and places importance on profiles
We can not compare IMI Bhubaneswar with IMI kolkata. You know pagalguy does not permit to compare colleges . But both IMI Bhubaneswar and Kolkata carries the legacy of IMI Delhi . Infact IMI Bhubaneswar follows the exact course curriculum of IMI Delhi . So quality and the standard of IMI is always maintained .


I have filled up the form for IMI Bbsr. Sir it would be helpful if I know about the last percentile call for GD PI last year. Thanks

You can only provide the overall percentage as the online application form does not have any space for giving the detail of marks of subjects .

Hii @prakhar9
As stated earlier by Jillam, it is difficult to state an exact cut-off as of now. A candidate applying to IMI-B should be able to get a GD/PI call with a minimum of 80 percentile along with a good profile. Again, the fact that there would be a rigorous selection procedure still holds good!

Hi Puys,
My profile is
10th 82.6
12th 65.8
Grad 62.1 NIT Raipur
2 years work ex in Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Would it be sensible to apply for IMI ie do you see any chances for me.


Your profile clears all the criteria to apply for IMI. I am sure a good CAT score will give you an interview spot. Best of luck.