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Interaction with Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad student: Divya Sharma

Interaction with Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad student: Divya Sharma

Edited By Piyush Chaudhary | Updated on Jan 23, 2023 03:42 PM IST | #IMT Ghaziabad

Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad is one of the top private B-Schools. It was established in the year 1980. According to the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2022 ranking, IMT Ghaziabad was ranked 44th in the management category with a score of 52.12. Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). The institute offers postgraduate and doctoral level programmes in the field of banking, management and finance like PGDM and FPM. IMT courses are offered in both part-time and full-time. Admission to IMT Ghaziabad is offered to those who meet the IMT programme eligibility criteria and appear for the IMT common admission process.

Interaction with Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad student: Divya Sharma
Interaction with Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad student: Divya Sharma

Careers360 brings you an interview with Divya Sharma, Student at IMT Ghaziabad. She is doing her Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM-DCP) from Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad. In this interview, Divya shares her experience of the college. What is student life like at IMTGhaziabad? How did she choose the IMT Ghaziabad PGDM-Dual Country Programme? And other things about the IMT Ghaziabad like admission process, courses offered, placements, campus life and more. To know more about IMT Ghaziabad from a student's perspective go through the complete interview of Divya Sharma.

Careers360. Tell us something about yourself.

Divya Sharma. I am from Kota (Rajasthan), the education hub of India. I have done my graduation from IIT Indore in Civil Engineering. Currently, I am pursuing an MBA from IMT. I have opted for Dual Country Programme (DCP) course, where we have to study for one year at IMT Ghaziabad and one year at IMT Dubai.

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

Divya Sharma. IMT was my First option after XLRI, as it was a Tier 1 college and lies in the top 50 colleges in the NIRF ranking. Its ranking is even above a few IIMs. It was among the top 5 colleges in the list of Best private institutes for doing MBA. The main factors that attracted me to choose MBA were its good location, faculties, batch better than few IIMs batches and most importantly, huge alumni database and connection.

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

Divya Sharma. I am an IITian and a National Record Holder. So, The most attractive point is one of its USPs, i.e. profile-based selection; IMT gives bonus points to those students who have an exceptional profile. Also, the IMT common admission process was so smooth there was no delay in scheduled interview timings.

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

Divya Sharma. IMT offers different specializations like, General Management, Marketing, operation, Finance, BFS, DCP. My first choice was DCP, i.e., Dual Country Programme because this is the only course which has the facility of getting an international exposure for 1 year. In this course, students get a chance to study from international experienced faculty, Internship in Dubai, and much more facilities in Dubai and Ghaziabad both.

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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?

Divya Sharma. I came to IMT Ghaziabad expecting to learn new things and enjoy college life again. My expectation indeed becomes a reality. Even with this, the rigorous schedule and many courses actually give the feel of what doing an MBA is. It was a tough time. It's hard to deal with networking, academics, competitions and other preparation simultaneously. Apart from getting a piece of knowledge in this institute, the focus is also on improving yourself, your interpersonal skills, communication skills, presentation skills, etc.

To deal with all this, the institute has provided three day Milaap session, where we learnt about the basic etiquette that is required in the corporate world, time management techniques which is an essential part of the MBA, which we are supposed to do in the next two years and also done various adventurous events, which gives us a lesson on how to deal with the different typical situations without giving up. Teamwork was also an integral part of these activities. Such activities also helped us to build contact with all the new people around us.

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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 really assets to building a student’s career and future?

Divya Sharma. Live projects, Series Lectures, guest Lectures, Summer Internship program in reputed companies, industry mentor-mentee programme and making students ready to become employees are a few of the essential features of the institute which helps students to brighten their future.

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

Divya Sharma. There are guest lectures organized by the faculty of a particular course, as many of the professors have industry experience and, therefore, industrial connections. The placement and other committees try to bring the Short-Term Project through their connections, which helps students gain experience as part of industry work. This also attracts students to choose IMT college for MBA.

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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?

Divya Sharma. This is one of the vital factors of IMT Ghaziabad. This helps students build connections with people who are already working in the corporate world. They not only help connect emerging managers to established managers, but it helps students to interact with experienced ones and get an idea about how to be ready for the corporate world.

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.

Divya Sharma. Before the placement week starts, Seniors who have already gone through this internship process last year conduct various Personal Development sessions, which include GD practice, interview practice, presentation preparation, etc. they provide feedback after such sessions, which is a great help to students. For DCP students, the interview pattern is different. So, for that, IMT Dubai conducts various Guest Lectures on resume building and interview practice sessions which help students to perform better at the time of interviews for getting an internship.

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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?

Divya Sharma. With the support of a great alumni base and the placement committee's hard work, IMT has gained the reputation of providing excellent placement to students. To prepare the students towards this, Faculties and students help each other a lot. IMT gives a week off when most companies are expected to come. All the basic skills the students have gained in their course, whether technical skills or soft skills are of great use in interviews.

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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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