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Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad: Interview with Prantika Mandal (Student)

Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad: Interview with Prantika Mandal (Student)

Edited By Piyush Chaudhary | Updated on Jan 19, 2023 03:30 PM IST | #IMT Ghaziabad

Founded in the year 1980, Institute of Management Technology (IMT) is one of the top private B-Schools located in Ghaziabad. Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). As per the NIRF 2022 ranking IMT Ghaziabad has bagged the 44th position in the management category with a score of 52.12. The institute offers postgraduate and doctoral level courses in the field of management, banking and finance like PGDM and FPM. Admission to IMT Ghaziabad is offered to students who meet the programme eligibility criteria and go through the IMT common admission process.

Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad: Interview with Prantika Mandal (Student)
Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad: Interview with Prantika Mandal (Student)

Careers360 brings you an interview with Prantika Mandal, Student at IMT Ghaziabad. She is doing her Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM-HR) from Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad. In this interview, Prantika shares her experience of the college. What is life like at IMT? How did she choose the IMT Ghaziabad PGDM-Human Resource programme? And other things about the Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad like the SIP, placements, campus life and more. To know more about IMT Ghaziabad from a student's perspective go through the complete interview of Prantika Mandal.

Careers360. Tell us something about yourself.

Prantika Mandal. I'm an economics graduate and I joined as a fresher. I hail from Kolkata, hence settling into the Ghaziabad culture seemed a little daunting, the campus is home to people from all around the country, so that helped. I am 22 years old and I enjoy cooking, which has been on a little break since I joined IMT Ghaziabad.

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Careers360. How did you come to choose IMT and what factors were instrumental in your choice?

Prantika Mandal. I did my research and spoke to people on Linkedin. Looked up the background of the college. Also, I realized that this school is famous for its Marketing specialization as it's a sought after field in general, but despite wanting to do HR I joined here because of the brand name and corporate presence.

Careers360. What were the salient features of your admission process at IMT that struck you as unique?

Prantika Mandal. Everything here is student driven and hence there were seniors to guide the new entrants at every step, and address all our doubts patiently.

Careers360. How did you narrow down your choice of specialization considering that IMT offers many? What were the key factors that helped?

Prantika Mandal. It was a difficult choice, taking an HR major in a college famous for Marketing and Finance. But, the faculty here is amazing and I am really passionate about working in the HR domain, so it's a choice I don't regret at all.

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Careers360. What is your take on the initial days at the IMT campus considering that it is the time to build contacts, understand the processes? Could you give details on the support given by the institute?

Prantika Mandal. It was difficult, to be pretty honest. But the college held an induction week, giving us many interactive opportunities through co curricular and spiritual activities. This was genuinely a smart and beautiful move as MBA gets extremely rigorous later on.

Careers360. Now that you are a part of the IMT campus, what in your opinion are stand apart features of the institute that you think are real assets to building a student’s career and future?

Prantika Mandal. In my opinion apart from the features of the institute I think are real assets to building a student’s career and future are as follows:

  • Quality of education

  • Quality of faculty

  • Student culture

  • Student friendliness

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Careers360. Could you give details on the industry connection that is inbuilt with the course at IMT and its advantages?

Prantika Mandal. Eighty percent of the course is case based and we solve and analyze HBR cases everyday and that gives us a clear understanding of the real life business scenario in different sectors.

Careers360. The IMT family is huge considering the alumni network and the current students. How advantageous in your opinion is this connection and in which ways?

Prantika Mandal. Reaching out to alumni on Linkedin or connecting with them during reunions is always a learning experience. They are more than happy to quote their anecdotes and it's lovely.

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Careers360. Internships are an integral part of any MBA student’s life. Please talk about the internship process at IMT and how they lead to students being placement ready.

Prantika Mandal. I'm a fresher and yet to do my internship. But what I've heard from my seniors is that is the exact time where you learn the most.

Also Read: IMT Ghaziabad reviews

Careers360. Placements have always been good at IMT but they all come with tireless work done by students and the institute. Could you give details on the support and the preparation towards this?

Prantika Mandal. The preparation is actually pretty smooth as there is full support from seniors and committees. RACE is a club that makes company summaries called Compviews before placements and that helps a lot.

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Questions related to IMT Ghaziabad

Have a question related to IMT Ghaziabad ?

Hello student

Here are some details about the two colleges:

IMT Ghaziabad :

- IMT Ghaziabad offers a two-year Postgraduate Diploma in Management program.

- Specializations include Marketing, International Business, Finance, Banking and Financial Services, Operations, and Human Resources.

- The average package for the 2021-23 batch was 17.35 lakhs per annum, with the highest international salary at 65.6 lakhs per annum and the highest domestic salary at 34 lakhs per annum.

- The top 100 students had an average package of 24.99 lakhs per annum, and the top 200 students had an average package of 21.5 lakhs per annum.

FORE School of Management, New Delhi:

- FORE School of Management offers a two-year full-time PGDM program.

- Specializations include Marketing, Finance, Operations, and Human Resources.

- The average package for the 2021 batch was 12.4 lakhs per annum, with the highest package at 21 lakhs per annum.

- The top 50 students had an average package of 15.6 lakhs per annum.

It's important to consider multiple factors when choosing a college, including location, program offerings, and campus culture. I recommend doing your own research and reaching out to both colleges for more information.


According to last year  CAT score No, as last year cutoff was 90 percentile and you have scored 79.80 percentile which is way more less than the required for the IMT College, but you can definitely aim for different colleges with HR Management or give other entrance exams like XAT, Snap for different Management colleges.

IMT Ghaziabad, CAT Cutoff 2023

The overall cutoff for CAT is 90 percentile.

Hope this helps you,

Thank you

Hi Aryan,

Hope You are doing well !

To answer your query, GIM PGDM would be the best option, though all the institutes are really good, but GIM has better exposure and better placements in comparison to IMT and FORE.

Below is the placement statistics given for your reference.


Statistics (2021)

Statistics (2022)

Highest package

INR 25.60 LPA

INR 27.83 LPA

Average package

INR 10.71 LPA

INR 12.14 LPA

Top 20 average package

INR 16.65 LPA

INR 19.19 LPA

Top 50 average package

INR 14.43 LPA

INR 16.79 LPA

Top 100 average package

INR 12.67 LPA

INR 14.52 LPA

Top 200 average package


INR 12.65 LPA

Hope my answer was helpful.

Thank You.

Hello Shreya,

ITM buisness school, Navi Mumbai was established in the year 1991. ITM buisness school Navi Mumbai was founded in academic collaboration with southern New Hampshire University , USA. The institute is accredited by the national board of accreditation (NBA) and also approved by the aicte.

The campus size is around 3 acres. ITM Mumbai is a member of association of Indian universities.

Regarding your percentile let me tell you that it's a bit low to take admission in IMT Navi Mumbai. You need to score atleast 70+ to be on a safer side.

To get complete information you can check out the link given below-


The average salary of this course in India is between INR 5-20 LPA . PGDM jobs are available in leading sectors such as Finance, Sales, Marketing, HR, and more.

The skills that you will learn from this program are - Marketing Strategies, Teamwork, Business Growth Strategies, Structured Thinking and Problem solving, Strategic thinking and Planning abilities, adaptability to change, Interpersonal and communication skills, and time management and project management skills.

The minimum eligibility to enroll for this program is a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 50% marks. This program is a good connect if you are from the following roles - Managers and Entrepreneurs looking for an in-depth understanding of leadership and management, IT Professionals looking to switch industry and Sales and Marketing Executives.

Career Assistance - A career coach will be there to guide you in the career phase of your learning journey. You will get personalized career support from industry express to help you find the best opportunities. It will provide learners with 1-1 mock interviews conducted by mentors from the industry, you will also get detailed feedback. There will be guidance on resume building with the right set of inputs.

Job Opportunities - On successful completion of the program those job opportunities that will be available to you are in Marketing, Management Consulting, Leadership Roles in Business Development and Sales, Strategy, and Growth.

Top-class faculty - This engaging and rigorous program curriculum will be taught by some of the top professionals in the industry. They will guide you at every step of the program to help you develop into extremely industry relevant individuals.

Interaction with peers - You have to interactive and exciting Base Camps along with live sessions and career-building workshops which will be held by professionals from the industry. There will also be group activities for you to build your network and interact with your peers.

Hope this helps.

Good luck.

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