IMT Ghaziabad PGDM Admissions 2018 open; Programme architecture revamped

IMT Ghaziabad has formally opened admission to PDGM programme for 2018-20. The B-schools is also expected to revamp the programme architecture this year.

IMT Ghaziabad opens PGDM Admissions 2018
IMT Ghaziabad opens PGDM Admissions 2018

IMT Ghaziabad Admission 2018: Finally, putting the minds of several MBA aspirants at ease, IMT Ghaziabad – one of the best MBA colleges in India has announced the admission schedule for their PDGM programme for 2018-20 batch. According to the official notification, the IMT Ghaziabad Admissions 2018 has been opened for all the four campuses of the premier B-school located at Ghaziabad, Hyderabad, Nagpur and Dubai.

Keeping up its tradition of constantly revamping the screening process to select the best of the best MBA aspirants for their courses, the institute has implemented several innovative methods as part of its admission policy. Even last year, IMT had revamped their admission guidelines for their 2 year PDGM programme during the final admission process. To get all the details regarding the admission guidelines and detailed procedure please read further.

Admission Eligibility

Like all major MBA colleges in India, IMT Ghaziabad has announced very detailed eligibility criteria for the admission process. Any MBA aspirant seeking admission to IMT Ghaziabad’s PDGM programme in 2018-20 batch; needs to possess a graduation degree with minimum 50% marks. In addition to this, the candidates would also need to appear for any one of the following MBA entrance exams i.e.

  • IMT Ghaziabad accepts scores of: CAT / XAT / GMAT(taken between January 1, 2014 – March 31, 2018)
  • IMT Nagpur & Hyderabad accepts scores of: CAT / XAT / CMAT / GMAT (taken between January 1, 2014 – March 31, 2018)

For admission to IMT Dubai campus, the eligibility criteria is quite different and has been detailed below:

  • Undergraduate degree with minimum 50% marks
  • CGPA of 3.0 and above on a 4.0 scale
  • TOFEL Score: 550 for paper based test / 80 for Internet Based test
  • IELTS: Band 6.0 and higher

Application Deadline

The application process for IMT Ghaziabad’s PDGM programme has begun on 3rd Sept 2017. Along with the notification, the institute has also announced the application deadline to apply for IMT Ghaziabad’s PDGM programme. All interested candidates seeking admission to the MBA programme at any of the campuses of IMT Ghaziabad need to apply by 24th November.

IMT Ghaziabad Admissions 2018 – Important Dates

In addition to announcing the application start and end dates, the B-school has also announced several other important dates for IMT Ghaziabad Admission 2018. The same can be found in the table below:

IMT Ghaziabad Admission 2018 - Event

Date / Deadline

Online application opens

3rd Sept 2017

Application Deadline

24th November 2017

Counselling Session I

End of January 2018

Shortlisting for Selection (CT–GE–PI)

First week of February 2018

Selection Process Begins

February 2018

Declaration of Result

Mid-March 2018

Counselling Session II

End of March 2018

Announcement of Waitlist I

2nd Week of April 2018

Commencement of PGDM programme at IMT, Ghaziabad, Hyderabad and Nagpur campuses

June 2018

Commencement of PDGM programme at IMT Dubai campus

August 2018

Revamp of Programme Architecture

As mentioned above, being one of the top MBA Colleges in India; IMT Ghaziabad has had a consistent track-record of reinventing the MBA programmes to make their PDGM programme even more relevant for the contemporary times. This year again, PGDM 2018-20 programme architecture has been revamped under the able leadership of Professor Srikant Datar, Associate Dean of Harvard Business School and the author of ‘Rethinking The MBA’. The main intent behind the revamping of the PDGM programme is to make it more connected with the industry needs of today while also helping develop the right attitude, skills and knowledge among its students.

The prime focus on the restructure PDGM programme lies in the following factors:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Management and Self Development
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Execution Effectiveness
  • Sustainability and Social Responsibility and
  • Domain Specific Specializations.

Common Admission Form

Taking a cue from other B-schools, IMT Ghaziabad has also adopted a common admission form application format for admission to PDGM programmes at any of their campuses. This basically means that any MBA aspirants seeking admission to any of the four IMT Campuses need to only fill one application form.

Candidates will have to give their preference for atleast 2 campuses while filling the application form for PDMG admission 2018. You will be informed about the campus you are allotted during the final counselling session before the commencement of the programme.

IMT Admission 2018 – Seats

Institute of Management Technology offers PDGM programme at 3 campuses in India and one campus in Dubai. The overall number seats on offer at these campuses are given in the table below:



Dual Country PDGM Seats

IMT Ghaziabad



IMT Nagpur



IMT Hyderabad



IMT Dubai



Selection Criteria for IMT Admission 2018

IMT Ghaziabad would shortlist candidates for admission to PDGM programme on the basis of their performance in CAT / XAT / GMAT MBA entrance exams. For Nagpur and Hyderabad campuses, the candidates will be selected for further rounds on the basis of their performance in CAT / XAT / GMAT / CMAT entrance exams. The important thing to note here is that IMT would only consider your aggregate scores in the above mentioned MBA entrance exams and no value shall be attached to individual sectional based scores.

Final Selection Round

Being one of the most in demand B-schools among MBA aspirants in India, the final round selection criteria is quite tough for admission to PDGM programmes at IMT Ghaziabad. This year, the final selection round is likely to continue the unique setup of three rounds i.e. Critical thinking (CT); Group Exercise (GE); and Personal Interview (PI). IMT intends to select the best fit candidates for their PDGM programmes through this process which exhibit the core values of the B-school i.e. Innovation, Execution and Social Responsibility.

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