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. The founders of IMI have built IMI Kolkata Chapter 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 the NBA. The Programme is equivalent to MBA as per the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).


IMI Kolkata has been ranked 52nd among Business Schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India in 2020.


The Programme

AICTE Approved, NBA accredited, MBA equivalence accorded by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
Two-year, Full-time Programme
Batch 2021 – 23

IMI Kolkata offers a two-year, full-time Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), which is designed to prepare students for careers in corporate across all functional areas. The programme inculcates a strong sense of business fundamentals along with ethical values. This develops versatile managers who are capable of handling responsibilities in different business domains. The emphasis is on developing a holistic manager with a vision to take on the challenges of the future in a socially sensitive manner.

  • Economics, Strategy & Business
  • Marketing
  • OB & HR (Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management)
  • Finance
  • Information Systems & Operations Management

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 equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of 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, 2021, failing which the candidates may be asked to withdraw from the programme.


Self-Sponsored Candidates

The 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

Applicant 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:

  • CAT/XAT or GMAT score
  • 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 2021 (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 2021 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.

Test score Percentile (best score in CAT/XAT/GMAT35%
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 2021-23


Year Account CategoryFirst YearSecond YearTotal
All Figures in Indian rupeesIIIIII
Tuition Fee2,60,0002,60,0002,65,0002,65,00010,50,000
Text/Reading Material24,50024,50024,50024,50098,000
Student Welfare (Includes medical cover/Insurance) 12,300 12,30024,600
Library fee16,80016,80017,90017,90069,400
Life Membership of Alumni Association 5,000 5,00010,000
Computer Fee8,0008,0008,5008,50033,000
*Security Deposit (Refundable subject to obtaining clearance of all dues and damage to the Institute properties/Assets)15,000   15,000

IMI Kolkata offers scholarships up to 100% to the selected students based on academic performance, financial considerations and students with remarkable achievements in the field of sport, art and culture. Categories are as mentioned below:

  • Scholarship for Economically Weaker Section
  • 100% tuition fee waiver for meritorious students
  • Scholarship based on Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Special Consideration for SC/ST/OBC (NC)/Physically Challenged Candidates
  • Interim Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Performance (at the end of the 1st year of their PGDM programme)

IMI Kolkata is a part of the Study in India programme, under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

IMI Kolkata offers admissions for FN/PIO/OCI candidates only in PGDM programme. These candidates will also be assessed as per the selection process followed at IMI Kolkata. Candidates with Foreign Nationality are required to hold valid foreign passports and will not be eligible for receiving any placement assistance from the Institute’s placement cell.

Citizen Definition

An international applicant is one who is not an Indian citizen.

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