Welcome to the International Management Institute Kolkata(IMI-K)

International Management Institute Kolkata is one of the three Chapters of IMI, India’s first corporate-sponsored Business School. IMI Kolkata is founded by the RP – Sanjiv Goenka Group with a sense of clarity and purpose, which has been translated to a clear objective that is to promote IMI Kolkata as an institute which provides significant opportunities to learn, grow and most importantly, develop and hone multiple skills across various disciplines of management.

The Programme

The two-year Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) is the flagship programme of IMI Kolkata. It is AICTE approved and has accreditation from NBA. The program is equivalent to MBA as per the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

The Ranking

IMI Kolkata has been ranked 59nd among Business Schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India in 2022.

Why IMI?

Educational Qualification:

Minimum 50% marks in Class X, XII and Graduation

To be eligible for admission to the PGDM (s), the participants must possess a bachelor’s equivalent degree, with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks or equivalent in any discipline, from a recognized university in India or abroad (recognized by the UGC / Association of Indian Universities). The Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years education after the completion of 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 30, 2022, failing which the candidates may be asked to withdraw from the programme.

Categories of Applicants

Self-Sponsored Candidates

Bulk of the applicants to IMI Kolkata are self-sponsored candidates. They are either fresh graduates or have worked for a few years and join IMI Kolkata after quitting their jobs. The Institute’s Placement Cell provides them placement assistance on a best-effort basis.

Company Sponsored Candidates

IMI Kolkata accepts applications from company-sponsored candidates. These candidates will also be assessed as per the selection process followed at IMI Kolkata.

Candidates being sponsored by their respective companies must submit a letter from the sponsoring organization, to this effect and undertake to pay all fees and dues from time to time, during the complete duration of the programme. This letter/undertaking will be required to be submitted at the Personal Interview stage.

Candidates who are sponsored by their organization will not be eligible for receiving any placement assistance from the Institute’s Placement Cell.

Applying Online

Applicants should complete the online application form and submit it along with non-refundable application fee and other required documents. Application Fee: INR 1,000

Personal Interview

During the Personal Interview process he/she will be evaluated on the following parameters:

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

Selection Process

Candidates who apply online for the admission into PGDM will be shortlisted on the basis of information provided in the application form:

  • Accepting ATMA only for PGDM Batch 2022-24
  • Academic Record

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for the final stage of the selection process – Individual Assessment Process (Essay Writing and Personal Interview etc.). Individual Assessment Process will be held in February/March 2022 (tentative).

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.

The IMI Kolkata Admissions Committee reserves the right to modify these components while communicating these to the applicants at the Individual Assessment stage. The overall objective will be to identify and assess the candidate’s potential for a managerial career.

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

Interview Centers

Besides Kolkata, the selection process will be conducted at other centers including Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Ranchi, Jaipur, Indore, Dehradun, Varanasi and Mumbai. If a candidate’s preferred centre is not allotted, for any reason, the candidate will be informed of the change. IMI Kolkata reserves the right to change or cancel any of the centers for the selection process, without assigning any reasons.

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, defined above. The result will be emailed to the shortlisted candidates and will be notified on the IMI Kolkata Website. Applicants are advised to provide their complete postal address and active email ID which should be valid up to 30th June 2022 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.

Entrance Score percentile (CAT/XAT/GMAT/MAT/CMAT)35%
Academic score & Quality of graduating institute/university/college15%
Work experience (duration & quality)5%
Personal Interview30%
Extra-Curricular (Sports)2.5%
Gender diversity2.5%
Written Ability Test (WAT)(5 + 5) = 10%

Fees of PGDM Batch 2022-24


Company Sponsored Fee PGDM Batch 2022 – 24


Placement Highlight

10 .0 Lpa
Top 50
11 .65 Lpa
Top 25
13 .62 Lpa
Top 10
20 .7 Lpa
Highest CTC

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