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Know all about IMT Hyderabad: Interview with Ridhima Kumar

Know all about IMT Hyderabad: Interview with Ridhima Kumar

Edited By Team Careers360 | Updated on Jan 21, 2022 12:08 PM IST | #IMT Hyderabad

IMT Hyderabad - Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Hyderabad established in 2011 is one of the top B-schools in India. According to the NIRF ranking, IMT Hyderabad has bagged the 63rd position in the management category. Careers360 brings you an exclusive interview with the Ridhima Kumar alumni of IMT Hyderabad. In this interview, she has shared her experience at the college, along with her professional life. The course curriculum at IMT Hyderabad PGDM programme is designed in a way so that students will get value-based education along with industry exposure. To know more about the experiences of a student at IMT Hyderabad read the full interview of Nitin Kumar Jain with Careers360.

Know all about IMT Hyderabad: Interview with Ridhima Kumar
Know all about IMT Hyderabad: Interview with Ridhima Kumar

Careers360: Tell us about your domain and your work profile. At the professional level, did you pursue the same field you were interested in, or did you switch?

Ridhima Kumar: I am a Data Scientist and co-founder at Aryma Labs. My work usually revolves around applying Data Science techniques innovatively to various Marketing Analytics problems. My work also requires me to focus on Marketing activities for my start-up. While pursuing my IMT Hyderabad PGDM course, I started to hear a lot about Data Science and how it could help solve a lot of business problems. This intrigued me, and I wanted to learn more. So, I decided to pursue a career in Marketing Analytics.

Careers360: Can you briefly tell us about your career path so far?

Ridhima Kumar: I started my career as a consultant in a boutique Marketing Analytics firm. Throughout my career, I gained statistical knowledge and picked up coding to get more hands-on experience. I learned a lot in the industry by being a hands-on Data Scientist. With data being considered as the new oil, I saw a huge demand by companies wanting to extract actionable insights. So, with that in mind, my co-founder and I decided to start our own Data Science start-up – Aryma Labs.

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Careers360: Is the Industry work different from what you learned at IMT Hyderabad?

Ridhima Kumar: Industry work is usually different from a college education. It is about how much you can learn at college and apply it in the real world. A good college doesn’t just teach academics but also ensures that students can improve their professional outlook and become a better version of themselves. The IMT Hyderabad courses certainly prepared me to make an entry into the industry.

Careers360: How do you think your time in college has added value to your life, both professional and personal?

Ridhima Kumar: My time at IMT- H was an enriching experience. All the professors had a very in-depth knowledge of their subjects and were more like our mentors and friends. At IMT- H, I got a chance to meet a lot of bright minds. I can say that the interactions with my peers and friends expanded my thinking and knowledge.

PGDM at IMT- H also teaches you important life lessons like time management and how to handle pressure. Overall, it was an experience to cherish.

Careers360: What was your initial thought process when you joined IMT Hyderabad?

Ridhima Kumar: My initial thought process when I had joined IMT- H was to make good use of the opportunity I had been provided. I was excited to get onto a new journey of learning at IMT Hyderabad.

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Careers360: You must have had a memorable time at your college. Do you miss being a part of it? Share a few good memories.

Ridhima Kumar: Yes, time spent at IMT- H was truly memorable. The IMT- H campus provided an atmosphere of fun-filled learning. The lectures at IMT- H were not the typical boring classes that students usually associate with college. On the contrary, most of the professors ensured that students get a fulfilling knowledge of the subjects.

One interesting thing I remember about some classes were, that we had role plays in which students played certain characters from a case study. Some of the other good memories of IMT- H, I have are the time I spent with fellow students in the Drama club and Media Relations Committee.

Careers360: Briefly take us through your life at the campus, the activities you used to do, and your routine life.

Ridhima Kumar: Life at campus involved not just attending classes but also taking part in various extracurricular activities. I was a part of the Media Relations Committee and Drama club. The academic rigor and my various extra-curricular activities kept me busy. Apart from that, there was usual fun with friends.

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Careers360: Apart from academics, what were the other activities you were involved in and how did it enrich your life?

Ridhima Kumar: Other than academics, the IMT Hyderabad facilities are Media Relations Committee and Drama club. The extracurricular activities which I used to engage in as a part of various clubs, helped in developing 360 degrees thinking.

Careers360: How did you keep updated with the industrial requirements and what was the role of the institute in it?

Ridhima Kumar: Reading up on the state-of-affairs in different industries/domains was one way of keeping myself updated on the industrial requirements.

The institute facilitated regular practitioner sessions with industry experts. These practitioner sessions aided in understanding how the knowledge developed through the curriculum was applied in the industry.

Also, some of the case studies in the curriculum taught at IMT- H were real-life examples of how those companies/brands applied the Business knowledge we were studying and made strategic decisions.

Careers360: You are a proud alumnus of the IMT Hyderabad. What is the best part of the institute from a student's perspective?

Ridhima Kumar: IMT- H provided a place where students coming from different backgrounds could share their knowledge, stories, and ideas freely and help each other grow into well-rounded individuals along with good placements. The nourishing and hospitable environment fostered by the college and professors helped in building camaraderie among students.

Careers360: What are your suggestions/guidance for the aspirants who want to pursue PGDM?

Ridhima Kumar: Be curious, network, and have an insatiable hunger for learning new things.


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With a CAT score of 67%, you have a small chance of getting a call from IMT Hyderabad. However, admission decisions also depend on other factors like your academic background, work experience, and performance in the selection process.

Hope this helps you,

Thank you

Also to know about your chances in other colleges please refer :

Hello Aspirant

Institute of Management Technology Hyderabad is a private college established in 2011. It is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The institute was ranked 63 in the NIRF Ranking 2021 in the management category. IMT Hyderabad campus covers an area of 30 acres and it has 33 faculty members in total. . IMT Hyderabad admission to P.G.D.M , P.G.D.M Finance and P.G.D.M Marketing courses is done based on CAT /XAT/MAT/ CMAT scores. The final selection of candidates is done based on entrance score and performance in personal interview & group discussion.

Considering the practical scenario it is a suggestion just because there are 49 other aspirants in the waiting list, do not solely rely on one option rather keep few college options as backup. But comparing the past records you do have possibilities of admission since your number is 50 in the waiting lists.

Good luck!!!

Hello aspirant,

IMT Hyderabad's cut off for 2021, CAT is around 75 percentile. Don't worry, there several best colleges for CAT, with your decent percentile. These includes,

1) Acharya Bangalore Business School, Bangalore,

2) AIMS Institute, Bangalore,

3) Christ Institute of Management, Bangalore,

4) BITS Pilani, Noida,

5) Asian Business School, Noida.

these are the top 5 business schools, where you can get into admission.

Hope this helps you,

Good luck, thank you :)

Hello aspirant,

As per reviews & rating given by the student IMT Hyderabad is the best .

1) Institute of Management Technology, Hyderabad  is an autonomous higher education institute located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Placements: Placements in  college are good. IMT itself is a brand ,in pandemic placements are pretty well. Lots  of  companies visit the campus. The placement office is trying very hard to bring newer companies . The overall placement was  good with more scope of improvement.

Academic: IMT Hyderabad offers 2-year full-time residential postgraduate diplomas in management PGDM and 15-month weekend only executive PGDM. It also offers doctoral level fellowship programmes.

Faculty: All the teachers are highly educated and  teach very effectively. The course curriculum is very good . The curriculum very is effective and provides knowledge for the future course of action.

Infrastructure: college provides all the facilities like projector, IT labs, Wi-Fi, library etc. They have Sports facilities like table tennis, basketball court, football ground, etc . Classrooms are well-organized. Quality of food is quite good. Separate hostels are available for boys  and girls students.

2) The Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur, also known as IMT Nagpur is a private business school located in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. AICTE and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

Faculty: The faculty are very experienced, teachers are highly qualified and give very practical knowledge through case-studies and presentations. So faculty are good .

Infrastructure: The college infrastructure is very good with classrooms and hostel rooms.  The college is far away from the city, so it is very peaceful. The library facility in the college is very good.

Placements:  the placements are quite good. They have internships opportunities also like jio, hdfc, ICICI and more  came for Summer internships.

Both are good at some point,  so it's also depend on you which you like most.

Hope this will help you

Colleges can be rated by various factors. You should check out the dedicated pages on careers360 for IMT Hyderabad and IMT Nagpur . Median placements for IMT Nagpur are slightly higher at 7.51 lakhs compared to the 7 lakhs at IMT Hyderabad. IMT Hyderabad has an NIRF ranking of 63 while IMT Nagpur is not listed in the top 100 rankings. You should make an informed decision based on what is more important for you, as well as after reading student reviews on the careers360 pages for respective colleges.

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