Careers360 Live Chat: Q&A with Dr. Dhananjay Singh, Admissions Chairperson & Assistant Professor(Marketing) at IMT Hyderabad
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Dr. Dhananjay Singh, Admissions Chairperson & Assistant Professor(Marketing) at Institute of Management Technology Hyderabad addresses queries from prospective students on different aspects related to admissions and course of IMT Hyderabad. Careers360 formulated all the Q&A from the live chat with the Admissions Chairperson & Assistant Professor(Marketing)  at IMT, Hyderabad


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Vicky: Which are the entrance examinations you accept for admissions? Please mention few other details; Cuttoff percentile, total cost of the programme and average placement package  offered to students.

Dr. Dhananjay Singh: The entrance exams that we accept for admissions are CAT/XAT/CMAT and GMAT. The cuttoff percentile that we require for the respective exams are – CAT/XAT 70 and CMAT 85.

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The cost of the total management programme is Rs. 12 lakhs including food and single occupancy accommodation of the student.

Let me give you the last year's placement statistics for a better understanding. The average salary that was offered last year was Rs. 6.97 LPA and the highest was Rs. 22.5 LPA. The highest package was offered by DE Shaw(Arcesium).

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Himanshu: What all specializations you offer in MBA programme? Which one is most demanding in terms of opportunities?

Dr. Dhananjay Singh: We offer Finance, Marketing, HR, Operations, Business Analytics and General Management. By the way opportunities are more in Finance and Marketing domains.


Sandhya: Do we need to fill separate forms across all campuses? As I hail from Delhi, will it be possible for me to adjust with the culture of Hyderabad? Lastly, could you please brief me about the faculty members in your institute?

Dr. Dhananjay Singh: Firstly, you can apply for all the campuses through one form by logging on to our website. Secondly, 40 percent of the students are from Delhi NCR region. Moreover we have students from 80 cities and 28 states. All the students are faring well and do not encounter any cultural challenge.

90 percent of the faculty are Doctorates from IIT, NIIT, and other reputed institutions.


Avik: What was the total batch size? Were there any unplaced students last year?

Dr. Dhananjay Singh: The batch size was 240. Inspite of 14 - 15 opportunities eight percent of the batch could not get placed. To be precise, around 20 students could not be placed.


Avik: Do you accept NMAT by GMAC examination? According to you, which is better IMT Hyderabad or IMT Nagpur in terms of corporate opportunities and ROI?

Dr. Dhananjay Singh: We don't accept NMAT. We only accept CAT/XAT/CMAT and GMAT. You can choose IMT Hyderabad if you are looking for corporate opportunities, faculty as well as ROI. The average package of the top 50 and 100 candidates were INR 8.52 LPA and INR 7.29 LPA respectively.


Shikha: I am interested in correspondence MBA. Do you offer the same?

Dr. Dhananjay Singh: Shikha, we do not offer any correspondence course.


Vivek: Can you draw a comparison between the two IMT campuses, namely IMT Hyderabad and IMT Ghaziabad?

Dr. Dhananjay Singh: It is equivalent in terms of soft and hard infrastructure but IMT G was set up in 1982 and IMT Hyderabad in 2011. In terms of placement, last year IMT Hyderabad had an average placement of 92.7 percent with average package of Rs. 6.97 LPA. Highest package of Rs. 22.5 LPA. Top 20 got an average package of Rs. 10.83 LPA.


Vivek: Which companies visit IMT Hyderabad for Finance profiles?

Dr. Dhananjay Singh: Few select recruiters include FactSet, Care Ratings, Deloitte, E.I.Dupont, e Clerx, Canter, Amazon, KPMG, S& P Global and many reputed banks.


Hitesh: Does IMT Hyderabad provide international placement?

Dr. Dhananjay Singh: Yes, we do offer international placement. Last year Khimji Ramdas(Oman) and Gramener visited the campus and Khimji Ramdas offered INR 15 LPA. The profile for which they offered 15 LPA was Marketing and Operations oriented.

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which exam is best and easy among cmat and mat

Niveditha 25th Nov, 2019


It all depends on your abilities to perform or solve the questions. When you are good in solving simple questions with full confidence then go for MAT. When you are good in analyzing the questions then go for the CMAT exam.

Compared to MAT the difficulty level of CMAT is quite high. Although both the exams have the same syllabus but CMAT is considered as difficult exam.

The sections of MAT are Language comprehension, intelligence and critical reasoning, data analysis and sufficiency, mathematical skills, Indian and global environment. Although the last section that is the general awareness will not be considered for overall score. It is not necessary to attend the section in MAT.

The duration of MAT exam is 150 minutes and 200 questions where each question one mark and there is negative marks of 1/4 for each wrong answer.

CMAT had 4 sections with 25 questions in each section and the time for the exam is 180 minutes.

MAT can be taken four times a year, so if  you miss once then there are other chances to take up the exam and correct the mistakes once which were done already.

The CMAT exam is held only once a year and must be taken carefully without any chaos.

All the best...


which one is better for mba in HRM : IMT NAGPUR OR IMT HYDERABAD?

Hello Dona Sheet

According to me, IMT Hyderabad is a better option. As per the analyzing report, IMT Nagpur has AAA rating and IMT Hyderabad has AAA+ rating.  Companies visit to the campus IMT Hyderabad like Amazon, Wallmart, Deloitte, Variety Knowledge, HDFC, ICICI, TBRC, Novartis etc.

Kindly check the mentioned below links for more information about both the colleges.

Hope it helps you.


Is IMT Hyderabad a good college in terms of ROI if I am planning to take study loan for the course?

Shashank Negi 14th Apr, 2019

Hi Mayur,

Placements: According to the latest placement reports, the highest package offered is Rs 17.3 lakhs, the average package offered is Rs 7.14 lakhs and the median package is Rs 6.57 lakhs.

Recruiters: Amazon, Deloitte, Concentrix, HDFC, IBM, ICICI Bank, IKEA, KPMG, Mindtree, OYO Rooms, Salesforce, TCS, Zomato etc.

Course, Fees Structure & Seats: The institute provides specialization in General Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Analytics and Information Technology, Finance & Accounting, Operations Management. The total fees for the course is Rs 12 lakhs and the intake is 120 students.

Admission Criteria: Applicants must have a minimum three-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum 50 percent aggregate marks in any discipline. Applicants who are appearing for the final-year degree examination can also apply, subject to submission of all mark sheets and pass certificate to IMT’s Academic Program office at a later date. Failing to do so will result in admission being cancelled. 

To apply, candidates must be registered with CAT, XAT, CMAT or have taken the GMAT.

Selection Process: The institute conducts a personal interview during which the candidate is selected on a parameters: 

  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Business Affairs and General Awareness
  • Domain Knowledge

Therefore, in terms of ROI, IMT, Hyderabad is a good college and you should take study loan for the course.


Hello. Out of Great Lakes Gurgaon, IMT Hyderabad, NMIMS Indore and IBS Hyderabad, which is the best pick?

Tushar Sharma 30th Mar, 2019


IBS Hyderabad is the only b school of India that teaches only Harvard cases in the 3rd and 4th semester. More than 1000 cases are discussed under the guidance of some internationally acclaimed Professors.It is one of the most academically superior business university of the entire Asia.

The average placement for top 25% was around 9.5 lacs

Fees structure:

For IBS  Hyderabad, it is around Rs. 14 lakhs.


Faculty here are very dedicated and motivating. They come with both Academic and Industry background and experiences, which help us relate better to the subject. 80% of the faculty are PhD in their field of study and 70% of them come from top notch MBA colleges with at least 7-10 years of industry experience.

Placements : The highest package offered for this year is Rs 22.5 lakhs per annum with prominent companies like D.E.Shaw, Amazon, Deloitte, Factset, HDFC Bank, iNautix etc., offering placements. The average package is at around 6.97 lakhs per annum.

Fees is around 13-14 lacs.

NMIMS Indore:

NMIMS Indore has very recently been established compared to which the Mumbai campus has been around for 35+ years.

Up until now the first batch hasn't even graduated from the Indore Campus so there's no data to make the comparison.

Even without the data it can be very easily inferred that atleast as of now the Indore campus is nowhere near as good as the one in Mumbai

Great Lakes

Apart from the world class curriculum and faculty that is common to the PGPM at both campuses, the following are some of the highlights of the PGPM at Gurgaon campus

Location in the corporate hub of Delhi NCR with extensive industry engagement.

 Focus on diverse industries especially on emerging areas like E-Commerce/Internet Businesses, Analytics, etc.

Fully mentored compulsory live projects with corporates in NCR. Helps students explore opportunities in new industries.

Individual Student mentorship and career guidance.

Excellent placement track record (with avg. salary of over 10 lakhs)

The college depends on your requirement and what you aspire, hence would suggest you to take a call on the college very wisely.

Wish You all the best


Hi, Kindly arrange the following in the order of preference for me : IMT Hyderabad ( core ), Bimtech Noida (core ) and Bits pilani

Shikha Khurana 25th Mar, 2019

Hello Smriti,

The order of preference from the above colleges should be -

1. IMT, Hyderabad 

2. Bimtech, Noida

3. BITS, Pilani

This order is after taking into account the learning environment, placements and faculty. IMT, Hyderabad would definitely be a good choice because it comes under the IMT flagship. 

Hope this helps you.

All the best!

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