IMT Nagpur campus life, facilities and faculties - Praggya Chakravorty, MBA student
At present, there are more than 2000 B-Schools across the country which offer MBA program and specialization. Due to the increase in the number of management schools, it is hard to find the best B-school which provides quality education. Before taking admission into a B-school, students usually head over to Google to find answers to their questions such as how is the campus, extra-curricular activities, faculties, placement, etc. So, Careers360 spoke to Praggya Chakravorty, a management student at IMT Nagpur to know all about the campus life and her experience as the students of this institute. We believe that this interview can answer the common questions arising in the minds of the students planning to take admission in IMT Nagpur.
All about IMT Nagpur Campus Life
Careers360- Tell us something about yourself.
Praggya Chakravorty- My name is Pragghya Chakravorty. I am from Noida and currently pursuing PGDM Finance with BAIT as my minor from IMT Nagpur. I am currently in 1st year.
Careers360- Did you face any difficulty in the initial months when you joined the institute?
Praggya Chakravorty- The only difficulty I faced was interacting with people. With time even that went away. Today I know many people and have a good network.
Careers360- What activities are offered in the institute? Are there any clubs etc for the various extracurricular activities? Which ones have you taken up and are a part of?
Praggya Chakravorty- IMT Nagpur offers many extra-curricular activities ranging from sports to dance to acting. Yes, there are many clubs and societies that support and uplift students and allow them to pursue their passion.
Careers360- Describe a typical day at your institute – what do you do from the time you wake up till you go to sleep?
Praggya Chakravorty- A typical day at the institute consists of me waking up, followed by freshening up. Then I go to the mess to eat breakfast and begin my classes for the day. At 1 PM, We get a lunch break which consists of 45 minutes. After the break, we continue our classes. We get hi-tea at 5 PM during which student managers take a rest and talk to their friends. In the evening, we usually play some sport like badminton and volleyball. After that, it is time to study. The next break is for dinner which starts at 9 PM. After dinner, I talk to my parents and then start doing any assignments, projects or self-study that are lined up. Sleep follows the study session and we retire for the day. Some days, we have meetings to attend our committees, forums or clubs, which can happen at any time after our classes.
Careers360- Tell us about the faculty-student ratio here and about the teacher-student relationship in your understanding.
Praggya Chakravorty- The faculty-student ratio is average. Not too low, due to which professors do give appropriate attention to everyone.
Careers360- What all facilities do you have on the campus? What do you like here the most which you feel is unique and differentiating?
Praggya Chakravorty- We have all sorts of facilities available on the campus. We have a departmental store, dispensary, food ventures and library. The hostels are very comfortable with proper cleanliness and hygiene. The most unique facility is that we do not have a time curfew for our hostels. This allows us to sit and work together, for a longer period.
The medical facilities at our college are of superior amazing and equipped with all the required medical equipment like wheelchairs, masks, medicines, RT-PCR test etc. The college management takes good care in keeping the college clean and hygienic so that we all stay healthy.
Careers360- How do you balance your studies, projects, exams and other activities?
Praggya Chakravorty- Balancing between work and academics is easily manageable. For example, all the forums or clubs do not have meetings every day so there is plenty of time to balance both the aspects of our lives.
Careers360- Tell us about the clubs and societies at the campus and how significant are they from your point of view or students point of view?
Praggya Chakravorty- There are many committees, clubs and forums in our institute. Core committees include committees for placement, corporate interaction, alumni relations, entrepreneurship cell etc. We also have many academic forums in our institute dedicated to particular disciplines like Finance, Economics, Marketing, BA-IT ETC.
Careers360- Is there any in-house magazine or journal for the latest events or happenings at the institute?
Praggya Chakravorty- Not any that I know of.
Careers360- What are the popular hangouts at the institute? What, according to you, are the most-visited places nearby?
Praggya Chakravorty- Popular hangout spots include FnF which is a student venture which sells Indian delicacies and snacks, prayatna/ m square, which is in the centre of the college where everyone hangs out and a food court, which is another popular food joint.
Careers360- How do you spend your leisure time at the campus?
Praggya Chakravorty- Leisure time is spent by playing sports, taking a walk on the campus and hanging out with friends.
Careers360- Do you have any Facebook page of your campus where the students express their views, jokes or ideas, or maybe even a blog where they write about their experience of life at campus?
Praggya Chakravorty- Yes, we have official social media handles, unofficial meme pages and other social media accounts which not only gives us an outlet to talk and discuss things but we also laugh our heart out there.
Careers360- What type of companies come for campus recruitment and what percentage of students get placed every year? How is the recruitment process here?
Praggya Chakravorty- Companies from various fields come and recruit students from our institute every year and almost 100% of students get placed every year. The college prepares us for the recruitment process by conducting mock interviews and aptitude tests.
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Questions related to IMT Nagpur
which is good for pgdm weschool or IMT Nagpur ?
I would say among these two, you can sure shot go with IMT Nagpur. The college is good. It is ranked 35 by "THE WEEK 2019". It recieved many other ranks too by different national survey organization. It accepts XAT,CMAT for admission. Infrastructure ,faculty and crowd in the campus is rated above 4 and has healthy reviews about the campus environment. Placement is also good for the campus.
For more information you can visit the official webpage:- https://www.imtnagpur.ac.in/academic
what is the CMAT cutoff for IMT nagpur and Hyderbad?
CMAT cut off for IMT Nagpur and Hyderabad campus was 80 percentile last year. But the cut off is increasing year by year for both the colleges. So it might increase to 85 percentile. CMAT is the entrance exam for admission to MBA/PGDM 2021-23 in the AICTE approved management institutes and will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) .
For more detail you can follow the link
I scored 10 CGPA in 10th, 88.6% aggregate in class 12th and 7.9 CGPA (75%) in Bsc Zoology. I am expecting my CAT percentile to be anywhere between 80-85. I belong to general category. Which colleges should I hope to get a call from ? Also, what are my chaces of getting into GIM, Goa and IMT,Nagpur?
With this percentile, IIMs might be out of question. You might have to opt for other B-Schools. Before we give you the list of the Colleges that you can apply for, we shall give a brief of GIIM Goa and IMT Nagpur. GIM Goa has 4 programmes and each one has a different shortlisting criteria. You can check the complete process at: https://www.gim.ac.in/2019/how-to-apply.php#eligibility. But to give you a faint idea, for example, for PGDM HCM the process is as follows:
Candidates will be shortlisted based on over all profile.
There is no specific cut off
The main focus will be to admit students with profile mix
Every Candidate who is eligible and has applied for this programme and has been shortlisted will be interviewed. So you do have fair chances for a seat in GIM, Goa.
IMT Nagpur follows slightly a different process. Their weightage is as follows:
Academic score of Graduation
Group Exercise & Personal Interview
You need to have atleast 80 percentile and above to be shortlisted for IMT Nagpur. Those Candidates shortlisted based on their Test score will be also called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Based on the performance in these rounds and other factors included, the final merit list is prepared. You can check that at: https://www.imtnagpur.ac.in/admissions. Now you do have fair chances in both GIM Goa and IMT Nagpur based on your profile. Apart from these 2 colleges, your other chances might be in:
Delhi School of Economics
Fore School of Management
Could you please rate the following colleges in terms of placements and ROI for the PGDM course : IMT Nagpur, Bimtech Noida, XIME Bangalore, XIME Kochi, LM Thapar and Great Lakes Gurgaon
As per the given colleges, I'm listing the order of preference on the basis of placements:(avg placements of pgdm core)
- Great lakes gurgaon: 9.1 lacs
- Bimtech noida: 8.16 lacs
- Imt nagpur: 7.5 lacs
- Xime banglore: 6.7 lacs
- Xime kochi: 6 lacs
- Lm thapar: 5 lacs
The rating of the colleges as per ROI is as follows:
- Lm thapar
- Great lakes gurgaon
- Xime kochi
- Bimtech noida core
- Xime banglore
- Imt nagpur
I hope this helps.