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International Management Institute, Bhubaneshwar- Interview with Ramesh Behl, Director

International Management Institute, Bhubaneshwar- Interview with Ramesh Behl, Director

Edited By Team Careers360 | Updated on Jan 06, 2021 06:35 PM IST | #IMI Bhubaneswar

International Management Institute (IMI) Bhubaneswar, established in 2011, is ranked63 in the NIRF IndiaRankings 2020 for Management. Its flagship PGDM programme is NBA accredited and has AIU equivalence. In an interaction with Careers360, Ramesh Behl, Director of International Management Institute, Bhubaneshwar talks about the institute’s legacy, mission, selection process, student profiles, placements and more. To know all about the International Management Institute, Bhubaneshwar, read the interview below.

International Management Institute, Bhubaneshwar- Interview with Ramesh Behl, Director
International Management Institute, Bhubaneshwar- Interview with Ramesh Behl, Director

Careers360: Please tell us about the mission and legacy the institution holds.
Ramesh Behl: The IMI brand refers to and focuses on the quality of the students as well as the education that is provided. One motive of the institute is that we try to make the IMI brand an entrepreneurial venture. Students can come out with any innovative, creative idea or thought and implement it.We will encourage and polish that idea. That’s what makes IMI one of the leading institutionsin our country.

Careers360: Please throw some light on the institution’s ranking and accreditation.
Ramesh Behl: We are a part of EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) and we are also talking to AMBA (Association of MBAs). We are AIU approved for equivalence and we have the National Board of Accreditation. According to NIRF ranking for 2020, the institute stands at 63rd position.

Careers360: What is the admission procedure and cutoff requirements?
Ramesh Behl: The admission to the institution is not duly based on cutoffs. We focus on the profile of the candidates. If we talk about the cutoff then the average CAT cutoff used to shortlistis 60-65. But we make sure that the candidates are well spoken, we focus on their communication skills, personality, entrepreneurial skills along with their academic skills. We calculate an index and based on that we give admission to the candidates.

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Careers360: According to you, how diverse is the IMI campus at Bhubaneshwar?
Ramesh Behl: Since day one, we have focused on diversity because it is important since it enhances the learning process and also makes it multidimensional. The gender diversity can be taken as a 40:60 ratio (40 for females and 60 for males). When it comes to geographical diversity, 30% of the students hail from the eastern India and 70% from across the rest of India. In IMI Bhubaneswar, student representation is from most states and we give a chance to all the students.

Careers360: How has the history of placements in the institution been till now?
Ramesh Behl: Fortunately, we manage to achieve 100% placements every year. The graph of the recruitment has always been upwards every year. We set a benchmark and try to achieve it. Some of the top recruiters are Hyundai, ACC, Amazon, Byjus, etc. If we talk about the profiles which had been offered to the students, these are - Analytics, sales and marketing, HR, operating, consulting, etc. Our average placement last year was 8.43% and maximum was 17.29%.

Careers360: Are there any hostel facilities for the students?
Ramesh Behl: Yes, the IMI Bhubaneswar has a very big campus spread across 16 acres. The campus is green with a hostel facility for 240+ students.

Careers360: Please give insights on IMI research as well as the conferences being arranged by the institution.
Ramesh Behl: We have four important pillars at IMI Bhubaneswar - teaching, training, research and consulting. We want our faculty to contribute to at least 2 of them so there is a balance across all the four pillars. From third year onwards, we get serious about the research part. We support faculty and the students and encourage them in their research. We organize three conferences every year wherein researchers talk about their research interests. In every such conference we come up with an anthology because every conference has to be output driven.

Careers360: Which degree is better? PGDM or MBA?
Ramesh Behl: It really depends on how the industry recognizes the students. Industry doesn't differentiate between aPGDM or an MBA degree. Industry focuses more on the quality of the students. It does not matter if you are a PGDM or MBA degree holder.

Careers360: Do you join IMI Delhi in common placements?
Ramesh Behl: All the three campuses are independent as far as placements and administration is concerned. We try to get students from all geographic areas. We also focus on getting corporates from all over India to be a part in the ourplacement process.

Careers360: What advice will you give to prospective B-School aspirants?
Ramesh Behl - Dreams never crash. Something for each one of you is waiting out in the world. So, do not feel bad, look at the failures as another opportunity to do something better.

Careers360: Tell us more about the Incubation center at IMI Bhubaneswar.
Ramesh Behl: We started an incubation foundation in 2018 to support the startup system. The foundation is allying with all the Central Government policies. We encourage all the startups and entrepreneurs. Also a lot of entrepreneurs have been produced by IMI.

Careers360: What kind of students should be looking at your institution?
Ramesh Behl: Someone who is truthful to themselves is our right choice. We do not test student’s brilliance rather we polish it. Each one of our students are brilliant, they need to live, enjoy life, give their 100% and remain happy.


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see the institute name which you have mentioned are excellent in terms of placement, college infrastructure, students faculty ratio, extra curricular activities as so on. however IFIM has started business analytics course in 2016 and this is comparatively new to the IMI bhubaneswar and IBS mumbai.

However I have rearranged the college according to priority wise as follows


IBS mumbai

IFIM bangalore.

Dear Aspirant,

IMI , Bhubaneswar was established in 2011.

The campus of IMI Bhubaneswar is equipped with modern facilities, including the classrooms with  latest audio- visual equipment, auditorium, high speed internet connection , laboratories, cafeteria, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, fitness center, and much more.

Popular courses are - MBA/PGDM, Executive MBA/PGDM.


All India 63 , 3rd best among NIRF ranked colleges in Orissa in 2020

All India 52, 2nd best among Times ranked colleges in Orissa in 2020.

For Execution MBA/PGDM

All India 79, best among Business Today ranked colleges in Orissa in 2017.

Overall ratings 4.3/5.

Infrastructure and Facilities-

1. Library-

Air-conditioned building over 2 floors spread over 6000 sq. feet. Collection of 14000 periodicals titles, 7910 books and various journals.

2. Hostel-

It's fully residential campus. The rooms are fully furnished with many services like security, LAN connectivity, etc.

3. Sports Complex-

Ample of facilities for indoor as well as outdoor games.

4. Gym-

Air-conditioned, have various types of equipments.

5. Labs

6. Cafeteria

7. Hospital facilities

8. WiFi campus

9. Shuttle service

10. Auditorium

11. A/C Classrooms

12. Convenience stores

Total fees for MBA/PGDM is 9.99 lakh for 2 years

Total fees for Execution MBA/PGDM is 3.50 lakh for 3 years.

So overall it's a very great college. But in this pandemic situation, I don't think any college will open and. Starts its usual classes. It's risky afterall, but you can definitely take admission in that . It's upto you.

I hope this information is useful.

Thank you.


80 Percentile For Merit Scholarship and 55% for Admission

Candidates having a first-class career and securing at least 80 percentile in CAT /XAT/CMAT and at least 80 percent in GMAT are awarded upto INR 1,00,000/-.

Hope this helps

Hello student. My suggestion is to Out right go for IFIM Bangalore. It stands among the top and few of the best universities and is really good.

Infrastructure education and particularly placements are really nice with an average pay scale of 10 lpa,  highest of 12 lpa.

IMI bhubaneswar is also a good college but have it as a back up option.

In these two, go for IFIM Bangalore

Hello aspirant. What is exactly brand value mean. As in what parameters. In general, IMI bhubaneswar is really good college to pursue MBA. Quality of faculty, placements, culture etc everything is really good. But it's not one of the top. The place is not metropolitan, other than that everything else is good. so if you get any better IIMs or private bschools, go for it. Keep this as back up

Hope this helps



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