IMT-Dubai, Official Admissions Thread

*The Genesis of this Thread-We all have a Bit of History to talk of…! :: * Let me start with an experience that I had @IMT-Ghaziabad,this happened in March of 2010, we were on campus for our Placements and I was sitting in the canteen having…

The Genesis of this Thread-We all have a Bit of History to talk of..!

Let me start with an experience that I had @IMT-Ghaziabad,this happened in March of 2010, we were on campus for our Placements and I was sitting in the canteen having a cup of coffee and hot maggi, when a bloke caught up with me for an interesting discussion, read on to know more how it went;

Only Scene(Only Act)*
Chatur: Hey, why is there so much activity around our MDP Block..?

Me: We have our Placements going on in this block..thats why, you see a little nervous bunch of students.

Chatur: Did you Say PLACEMENTS:lookround:, but we are done with our Placements, is it Total Recall for Placements 2010?, and coming to the serious part, Did I Miss Morgan Stanley, this time as well?

Me: No my Friend, you can relax,its Placement Activity happening for us at IMT-Dubai!:grin:

Chatur: IMT Dubai....What is it?, What Program are you from?
Me: Ohh No..Not another one..!

*The character name used in the above scene is fictional and is inspired from a hit bollywood movie.(No Prizes for Guessing the name of the movie though.)

I have been through this feeling of gyaan sharing over a period of last 3 years and had the same questions in Mind when I had joined IMT-Dubai as a MBA student about 3 years back...

Who am I?

Yes...A very Important Question to begin with..I am Ankur a MBA-Marketing graduate from IMT-Dubai(2010), have been at PG for last 4 years now,was working with Hindustan Times in Online Media Sales didn't like the profile, chucked it,recently took up a Marketing and Admissions profile with my alma mater IMT-Dubai.

Current Designation: Admissions Officer at IMT-Dubai

Credentials: Have more than 3 Years of work experience with Organizations like Satyam, Hindustan Times and now IMT-Dubai.

Roles Played: Software Engineer, Sales, Marketing, Business Development,Event Management

Education:Apart from my MBA, I Did my Computer Engineering from C.I.T.M,Faridabad in the year 2005.( All i learnt after my 4 years over there was that Engineering really was not my cup of tea..!:lookround:)

My Interests: I used to be a complete bibliophile( not able to get time these days, a On-Off Blogger, Love to drive and yes love to make the most out of life.

So, What really is this Thread About?

This space is all an IMT-Dubai aspirant can ever ask for, I would be in the next couple of posts giving you an Idea of what is IMT-Dubai all about, A Glossary of answers to all the questions that i have been bombarded with over the last 3 years and then finally What to expect after an MBA in Life.

After that it would be your call, you can shoot any concerns that you have with regards to admission process, fee, visa issues anything under the sun with regards to IMT-Dubai to me over here, and I would be able to help you out.

What This Thread is Not About?

Please note that this is not an IMT-Dubai Promotion thread, although I am working with them now, it doesn't mean that I would be unidirectionally promoting IMT-Dubai. This thread is meant as a space for throwing light at all the things that we at IMT-Dubai are doing and provide a medium for us to interact with you.

If you don't wish to be a part of it or read on, i appreciate your time and wont ask for your further attention, I am sure you would have other opportunities with you to invest in.

I would also like to put in a word of thanks to the PG team,who gave me the opportunity to have this space for us.:)

An Insight into Life at IMT-Dubai->http://www.pagalguy.com/discussions/life-imt-dubaiaspirations-and-expectations-25032448

To Be Continued!

God Speed!

Regards,
Ankur Vohra
Admissions Officer
Institute of Management Technology, Dubai

What is the fee structure of IMT Dubai campus..?

Expected CAT percentile cut off..?

Expected placement details.. ?

Lets Start with the Most Basic Question!

What is IMT-Dubai?

Year of Establishment: 2006

1. The First over seas campus of a Top 10 Indian B-School

2. The First B-School of Indian Origin to Offer an accredited MBA and now BSBA(Undergraduate) program from Ministry of Higher Education,UAE

3. The First International MBA program from an Indian B-school based on American Model of Education which means Better Flexibility to work along with your studies

Okay..Brochure Message Apart..IMT-Dubai is an exciting place to be with round the clock activities happening apart from quality studies, events, summits, campus life, we have the advantage of being located at one of the most dynamic city in the world that is Dubai.

Dubai- A Place where-Dreams Become Reality

  1. A Place for where No Dream is too Big!
  2. One of the Most Cosmopolitan City's in the World( 194 Nationalities)
  3. A City with Plenty of Job Opportunities ( Even in Recession)
  4. One of the Safest City in the World
  5. A Place to Work and Have fun( Best of both worlds!)

Programs Offered on Campus

MBA and BSBA

IMT-Dubai has been Offering an International MBA Program since 2006, we would be starting up with an undergraduate International Management program-BSBA from this year.

Both the Programs are Accredited by Ministry of Higher Education, UAE which in other word means that your degrees would be valid around the world anywhere you go.

Number of Batches that have Graduated:3 Batches of MBA's have already graduated from Campus( Approx 450 Students)

Admission Cycle:

MBA:Based on the American Model of MBA, we have two batches for admissions, January and September.

BSBA: We would have only one admission cycle for BSBA that will operate from September 2011

Location in Dubai

IMT is located at Dubai International Academic City along with Top Universities from world over but is the only B-school, which has its own fully residential 6 acre campus.

What is DIAC?

DIAC is the only free zone in the world dedicated to Higher Education.Its the place where students get the best of amenities.

I guess that should take care of your warm up questions and lay the foundation for further questions.

To Be Continued.

Regards,
Ankur Vohra
Admissions Officer
Institute of Management Technology, Dubai
Most Basic Questions(MBQ)- A Glossary!

Okay...

Is IMT-Dubai related to IMT-Ghaziabad?

Yes and No, IMT-Dubai is the first over seas campus of IMT-Ghaziabad, so yes we are one, but since it is an International B-School, the curriculum, exposure, and peer experience is completely different, IMT-Ghaziabad has no role to play in MBA Program at our campus.

Is the MBA Program at IMT-Dubai AICTE Approved?

Please remember, AICTE is an Indian body of Accredit-ion and applies to B-schools operating in India, we are an International B-school operating out of UAE, so we have to get accredit ion from Government of UAE.

Both Post Grad(MBA) and Undergrad(BSBA) courses at IMT-Dubai are accredited by Ministry of Higher Education, UAE.

So,What does this accredition mean?

In other word this means that you Degree is as good as approved by AICTE and your degree is accepted world wide in any organization or University.

It is not a Certificate but a Government Approved University Degree.:)
Does IMT have its own campus, what are the residential/study facitlities?

We have a fully operational residential campus, with everything that a premium management B-school campus should have.wont like to get into wifi...and tyical brochure stuff..one line should suffice.."we have it all!":)

What is the Admission Process?

IMT-Dubai is an International B-school which takes in CAT,GMAT scores and also considers IMT-Test for admissions to its MBA Program.

Their is no specific cut of's for exam scores, since we look more into the overall profile of the candidate while evaluating his candidature for the Program and not only his cat percentile.

Is work experience mandatory for IMT-Dubai MBA Program?

No, IMT invites applications from both freshers and work ex guys, so that it adds to the learning experience in the class.

What will be the Diversity in an IMT Class room?

Since the last 4 years of its inception, IMT has tried to bring in diversity, as of now, majority of the batch is Indian, but we do have exchange programs with many european universities from where students come on for semesters.

For eg; in our batch we had 5 French nationals with us.

What will be my Visa Status?

You will be on IMT-student Visa..for the period of your studies in Dubai.

Can I work along with my MBA?

Yes, you can work along with your MBA..being an International Program IMT gives you enough flexibility to earn while you study.

The Total Cost of the MBA Program

The Total Program at IMT-Dubai over the period of two years will cost you 20 Lakhs, this figure includes everything from Lodging, Tuition, Food, Airfare( Assuming you will be coming to India every 4 Months), even weekend outings.

Are there any Loan facilities?

Yes, IMT has tie up with many nationalized banks for Education Loans.

To Be Continued.

Regards,
Ankur Vohra
Admission Officer
Institute of Management Technology, Dubai
Placements and ROI at IMT!

What's in it for you at the end of all the hard Work?

I will answer this question in two parts, first will be Profile and the Second will be
Salary Package.

Profiles and Salary Offered for MBA Program

We are situated in a market which is the hub for Global Marketing and Logistics, so you get more of Marketing,Sales and Logistics Profiles.

For the Batch of 2008-2010

We had about 240 Students, 125 of them were specializing in Marketing, 60 into Operations, 45 in Finance and rest in HR.

About 50% of the batch had work ex.

We had got placements done for everyone who was interested to get into jobs, many of us were looking for business opportunities too.

The Average Salary for Freshers was : 6000-7000 AED
Average Salary for Work Ex will be: 7500-8000 AED

We had about 10 Indian Placements as well with Organizations such as HT Media, Kotak Bank, ICICI Lombard and Amba Research.

Majorly we had Sales profile on Offer but then we also had niche finance and logistics profiles on campus.

In the end it came down to what an Individual wanted,if you were good and had the courage to follow your heart, their were ample opportunities to talk of.

Comparison with Other B-schools

I wont like to compare one program with another program, because that would be like comparing Apples with Oranges, We offer an accredited Full Time MBA Degree Program, while competition has a completely different program. As I say to many aspirants, you need to find details about some good programs and then see which fits your dreams and aspirations. Once you have put your heart in it, then their should be no looking back.

God Speed!

Regards,
Ankur Vohra
Admission Officer
Institute of Management Technology,Dubai

Hi Ankur

I am planning a visit to IMT today afternoon along with my friend. Can we meet you ? Would you be at the campus to give us a brief insight? let me know.

Hi Ankur

I am planning a visit to IMT today afternoon along with my friend. Can we meet you ? Would you be at the campus to give us a brief insight? let me know.


Hi Aishwaryaa,

I would have loved to meet you in person but unfortunately I am based out of IMT Corporate Office at Delhi.

Do let me know anytime you want to drop in to our Delhi office, in the mean time you can get in touch with Mr. Santosh Stanley at our Dubai campus, he would surely give you an insight into what to expect of [email protected]:)

Today is a good day to be at campus also, since we are having HOPE 2010 too, try to meet Lisa, Jeff or Athina if you can.:)

God Speed!

Regards,
Ankur
Appreciate your work.

However, dont see any reason to have another dedicated thread for IMT-Dubai than the promotion.
at the end publicity and promotion is also one of the purpose of this thread.


Hi There,

Thank you for your kind and generous words of appreciation.:)

Coming to the publicity and promotion part i guess, you missed out on my explanation, let me quote it from my first post;


Please note that this is not an IMT-Dubai Promotion thread, although I am working with them now, it doesn't mean that I would be "unidirectionally" promoting IMT-Dubai. This thread is meant as a space for "throwing light" at all the things that we at IMT-Dubai are doing and provide a "medium for us to interact with you."


I have also singled out the words which I had specially used in order to justify the purpose of this thread.

But Since you have raised a concern, I would also like to add that [email protected] is only for Students and Alumini at IMT-Dubai and not for Aspirants.This thread is an Official Insight and Interaction Medium for all Students, Aspirants, Professors and Admissions Team at IMT-Dubai.you may call it the Official Admissions Thread for us.

Appreciate your concern.

Please PM me in case you have any more concerns.:)

God Speed!

Regards,
Ankur Vohra
Admissions Officer
Institute of Management Technology, Dubai
v2013 Says
Can someone tell me why anyone would invest 20 laks in a degree that is not even recognised ? You can to go schools like the LSE/Imperial/HEC for the same costs and enviable global reputation.


Hi There,

I can surely help you out on that.:)

First of all you will have to adjust to the fact that "IMT is the Only B-school of Indian Origin whose MBA Degree is Recognized World wide.". MBA from IMT-Dubai is UAE Government accredited and is Internationally accepted be it India or the west.
Would request you to please refrain from making comments without facts.

Coming to later part of your concern, which i guess is a genuine concern, sure you are most welcome to move to "LSE/Imperial/HEC", we are not forcing anyone to join IMT-Dubai..are we?:biggrin:

Please understand 3 batches of MBA students from IMT-Dubai have already passed out and are doing a good job with their careers around the world.

Hope it helps.

God Speed!

Regards,
Ankur Vohra
Admission Coordinator
Institute of Management Technology, Dubai
Do we have the option for Exchange Program at IMT-Dubai and If yes with which Universities?

IMT-Dubai has a very dynamic exchange program, where in students can opt to spend one of their full semester studying at a Foreign University.

Some of the Major Universities that IMT-Dubai has tie up with are;

France

1) ESC Rennes School of Business
2) Groupe ESG Paris Graduate School of Management


Belgium

1. ICHEC, Brussels


Germany

1. FH-Offenburg University

U. K.

1. University of Greenwich

Poland

1. University of Warsaw

and many more universities across Europe.

Regards,
Ankur Vohra
Admission Coordinator
Institute of Management Technology,Dubai
v2013 Says
Greenwich is the worst university in UK. Any better ones?


Hi there,

I would request you to refrain from passing comments about any university, since it is only your opinion which is best avoided in public without any valid reasons.

Please understand that when you pass negative comments about a university, there are thousand of students who have their careers and memories attached to that place, kindly do keep these things in mind before commenting.

coming to your question about other universities in UK, we are in the process of getting more universities on board soon for the new Academic Year, there will surely be additions, will keep you informed.

Wish you all the Best!:)

Warm Regards,
Ankur Vohra
Admissions Officer
Institute of Management Technology, Dubai
What is the Kind of Part Time Work Opportunities that one can have at IMT-Dubai?

I will say loads of them, i was there on campus for 24 Months, out of which I Was working for 10 Months.

Kind of Assignments: Well, I was specializing in Marketing and Sales, I did anything you may want to do in an MBA, sold Mobile phones for Samsung at Dubai Shopping Festival, Did business Development activities for a India Based IT Company who were coming up with their online shopping website in Dubai, Did a Research study and Business Development Activity for a UAE based consultancy in Garment Sector, went to Qatar for Internship, Launched a New Start up on its inception Day at Dubai Financial Center.

I have got opportunity's at every step of my stay at IMT-Dubai, I only needed to look for one and I had it.

PM me or get in touch with me to know more.

Cheers,
Ankur

IMT-Dubai Buzz!

The Jan,2011 and Sep-2009 Batches resume classes today.:)

SNIP

Cheers,
Ankur

spirit11 Says
First of all you will have to adjust to the fact that "IMT is the Only B-school of Indian Origin whose MBA Degree is Recognized World wide.". MBA from IMT-Dubai is UAE Government accredited and is Internationally accepted be it India or the west.

For someone with 12+3 years of education, can you clarify if IMT Dubai's MBA degree enables someone to pursue further studies (doctoral, for eg) in a government university in India or any reputed university in USA?

Greenwich is the worst university in UK. Any better ones?

University Rankings League Table | The Sunday Times University Guide 2010 - Times Online

The Times ranks University of Greenwich 91 out of 125-odd in a country smaller than the size of Rajasthan. I think the concern is whether there is any real value in these tie-ups or have they been made because it's one of the things that private b-schools do because everybody else does it.

If i havent appeared for any exam am I required to appear for the exam to get through! I missed CAT but appeared for SNAP but scored only 51. if i am required i ll appear for GMAT but would a good GMAT score and no experience would get me through IMT dubai ... I have engineering back ground and I am in the last year( MIT Pune)..Frankly how easy or how difficult is the Admission ......

Apurv Says
For someone with 12+3 years of education, can you clarify if IMT Dubai's MBA degree enables someone to pursue further studies (doctoral, for eg) in a government university in India or any reputed university in USA?


Yes, with an IMT-Dubai degree you can pursue further education anywhere in the world.


The Times ranks University of Greenwich 91 out of 125-odd in a country smaller than the size of Rajasthan. I think the concern is whether there is any real value in these tie-ups or have they been made because it's one of the things that private b-schools do because everybody else does it.


Well, I partially agree with Apurv that it has become more of a necessity for B-schools to actually have this tie ups, cause it is required in todays interconnected world.

Coming to rankings, I would say its that, we are still in the process of adding more universities for our student exchange all across europe, kindly wait for some time for me to update.

Parvisingh Says
If i havent appeared for any exam am I required to appear for the exam to get through! I missed CAT but appeared for SNAP but scored only 51. if i am required i ll appear for GMAT but would a good GMAT score and no experience would get me through IMT dubai ... I have engineering back ground and I am in the last year( MIT Pune)..Frankly how easy or how difficult is the Admission ......



You can even appear for our In-house IMT Test other than GMAT, How easy or difficult it is?- well, I have no clue as to what may be difficult for a person to crack, I am sure each individual has his own set of goals and he plans accordingly, once you set you eyes to something their should be no looking back no matter how difficult.:)


Hope it helps!

-Ankur

In-house IMT Test -->how,where and when can i register for the same for the upcoming september batch at the IMT Dubai ?

http://www.imt.edu/Admissions/AdmissionsIMTDubai.aspx i went through this website and there is nowhere specified about the admission requiring any entrance test .. Sir kindly help

In-house IMT Test -->how,where and when can i register for the same for the upcoming september batch at the IMT Dubai ?

Admissions IMT Dubai i went through this website and there is nowhere specified about the admission requiring any entrance test .. Sir kindly help


Hi Parvi,

That will be initiated once you apply.

Apply and then you would be initiated about the following process.

Hope it helps!

Regards,
Ankur

Hi Ankur..
i am done with my CAT exam (got 90%ile)...and planning to fill some forms now...So see if U can answer some queries...

Can you throw some light on the ANNUAL Salary Packages??
Also..i would really like to know the placement scenario (profiles and packages) for the 2010 batch... :)

And finally...is there any type of Scholarship one can apply for...???

Thanx n Regards
Pranav