IMT Ghaziabad introduces CnPI rounds for final admission
IMT Ghaziabad has announced amendments in the admission process of the B-School. The B-School has introduced CnPI round or Communication and Personal Interview as the final selection process. While the Personal Interview round has been an integral part, the Communication or the Written Communication Test is a fairly new phenomenon.
In this interview with Careers360, Dr. N L Ahuja, Dean, IMT Ghaziabad explains the process of CnPI and expectations from the prospective students of the B-School.
Excerpts from the interview:
Careers360: What are the reasons to replace the Group Discussion with CnPI round?
Dr. N L Ahuja: The reasons why we have done away with the Group Discussion round are twofold.
Firstly, we feel GD is a redundant process which is failing to measure the qualities it was initially supposed to. It becomes more like a ‘fish market’ where the loudest/strongest voice wins and often students who are intellectually superior and have actual leadership potential lose out. This is the reason most of the premier B schools in India have done away from the GD process, and we are also doing the same.
Secondly, the GD process nowadays is so much practiced and taught by the training and coaching institutes that students become clones and just replicate what is taught to them. It is very difficult to test the skills we would want to in this environment. We hence want to use new parameters to test students on skills needed to study in a premier B-School like ours and bring the best of them into our fold.
Careers360: What is the procedure followed in this round?
Dr. N L Ahuja: CnPI stands for Communication and Personal Interview Process. It implies that the process will be divided in 2 parts. Cn meaning communication and in this section, candidates will be exposed to a tool called “Thematic Exposition”. This will be done on a topic ranging from social, economic and current affairs.
This will be a written communication test (WCT), where candidates would be given a topic ranging from 1-3 lines, on which they will be expected to develop a piece of 250 words within 20 minutes. Topic would be provided to the candidates on the day of CnPI at the venue/center itself. It will help the interviewer to understand the Language Proficiency, Coherence, Thought Process, Critical and Logical thinking skills of the candidates.
Personal Interview - Immediately after completion of Written Communication Test (WCT), there will be a Personal Interview with a panel for 15-20 minutes in which candidates will be expected to discuss on a wide range of topics which tests their skills of oral communication, analytical and leadership skills, work experience, domain knowledge.
Careers360: How should the candidates prepare for this round?
Dr. N L Ahuja: Since the process of CnPI tests a candidate on skills like Communication, Logical & Critical Thinking, Coherence, Analytical & Problem solving skills, Leadership potential, Domain knowledge etc. and the method to do so is both via a WCT and Interview Process, students should be abreast about current news and current affairs (social, political and economic) and also spend some time to analyse themselves and understand their strengths, weaknesses, goals and career aspirations. Also brush up on domain knowledge and keep oral and written communication skills clear, precise, logical and to the point.
Careers360: What is your message for the candidates?
Dr. N L Ahuja: We at IMT have a robust admissions process to pick the best, and our USPs of location advantage (NCR region), hands-on curriculum, international partnerships, fantastic infrastructure, world-class international faculty and alumni, and the legacy of 35 years will continue to attract the very best.
Exams like CAT, XAT and GMAT serve the purpose of cut offs for us, we have a very strong process of internal elimination via our Communication and Personal Interview (CnPI) process to select the very best. Students should be intellectually strong, have good analytical and problem solving skills, be good team players, and display strong leadership potential. Relevant work experience and extra-curricular credentials definitely add to the merit rating. Strong and articulate communication skill is a qualifying criterion.
Stay tuned to bschool.careers360.com for more on IMT Ghaziabad.
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Questions related to IMT Ghaziabad
Is PGDM from IMT gaziabad (Via distance mode) certificate eligible for appearing in UGC NET?
As you had done a distance certificate course of PGDM from IMT so you are not eligible for net exam on its basis.
Onlyits full time 2 years PGDM has MBA equivalence. To clear NET you need to have MBA or any masters degree or equivalent (in case of management education, AIU decides equivalence). IMT CDL is just a diploma and useful for gaining knowledge only. It does not have any academic or corporate value. IMT's full time PGDM has lot of corporate and academic value in contrary.
So it will be better if you do a degree course in masters like full time or part time mba from either IMT or any recognized university.
Hope this will help you out.
Good luck .
is imt ghaziabad better than iim bodhgaya overall?
which is better to join imt hyd or ipe hyd?
Discussing about the comparison of Institute of Management Technology ( IMT ), Hyderabad and Institute of Public Enterprise ( IPE ), Hyderabad, IMT is private Autonomous college and is ranked 38th in best management colleges in India, whereas the IPE is a private affiliated college and is ranked 15th in best management colleges of India.
Talking about the reviews by students and experts then the IMT Hyderabad has good reviews and ratings than that of the IPE Hyderabd.
Discussing about the placements of IMT Hyderabad then, various well renowned companies like Deloitte, Essar, Zomato, Amazon, Arcesium, CBRE, Ultratech, HDFC Bank, Capital First, Blue Star and many more visit its campus for recruitment. The institute has bonding with many international associations like Charles Darwin University, Australia, Macquarie University, Australia, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland and many more. The placement percentage of this institute is 45%. The average salary offered is INR 7 Lakhs per annum.
Discussing about the placements of IPE Hyderabad, then, various well renowned companies like ICICI Security, Idea, Ignis Careers, Med Plus, Godrej, Kotak, Axis Bank, Indusland Bank, Mobis, Oracle and many more visit its campus for recruitment. The placement percentage of this institute is 50%.
So, overall discussing, IMT Hyderabad is better than IPE Hyderabad.
should i join IMT ghaziabad with a job in hand.
IMT GHaziabad is a good institute for management however, if you have job in hand and that job is a role which is in a core sector of your graduation, then I suggest you should go and do job at least for a year. An MBA without work-ex is not a good decision as the second year of MBA is all about those students who have some work ex before.
But if the job you have is not a good job but a BPO/Call center/non-core job then you can consider joining IMT.
Hope this helps. Thank you.
I have got 96.807percentile in my XAT2020 and I hadattended IMT Ghaziabad interview on 10/2/20 my academics are 10th-60%12th-57.6and i have done my UG in commerce with 55.6%. I haveworkex about 10-11 months and I am currently working, my GE at interview went good but my PI was avg Wt r my chances?
You really have good percentile in entrance exams which is a positive point but the boards marks are not so impressive. Many candidates will be applying IMT Ghaziabad and they will definitely select the ones who have good academic records as well as experienced. It seems that you have average chance at IMT Ghaziabad. You further don't have the advantage of a optimal work experience. Do keep a track of the wait-list movements also. All the best!