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Leadership in Academia: An Interview with Prof. Ramesh Behl, Director, IMI Bhubaneswar

Leadership in Academia: An Interview with Prof. Ramesh Behl, Director, IMI Bhubaneswar

Edited By Vaishnavi Addagatla | Updated on Feb 08, 2024 03:36 PM IST | #IMI Bhubaneswar

In an interview with Careers360, Prof. Ramesh Behl, Director at IMI Bhubaneswar talks about the vision and mission of the institute, IMI Bhubaneswar admissions, placements, facilities and more. For more details, scroll down the article.

About: IMI Bhubaneswar was established in 2011. International Management Institute Bhubaneswar offers Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and FPM programmes approved by AICTE. The flagship PGDM programme is accredited by AMBA, NBA, NAAC and has received equivalence from AIU. Admissions to IMI Bhubaneswar are done based on the candidate's scores in 10th, 12th, graduation, CAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ GMAT, written test, essay writing, group discussion, extempore and personal interview.

Leadership in Academia: An Interview with Prof. Ramesh Behl, Director, IMI Bhubaneswar
Leadership in Academia: An Interview with Prof. Ramesh Behl, Director, IMI Bhubaneswar

Careers 360: Tell us something about the institute; when it was set up, vision and mission

Prof. Ramesh Behl: IMI Bhubaneswar was established in the year 2011. It is a young institute that achieved the coveted position of 67th rank in the NIRF 2023 in management category conducted by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.

The vision of IMI Bhubaneswar is to be a premier management school with a global outlook for achieving excellence in knowledge creation and dissemination. Our mission is to develop responsible, globally aware, socially sensitive, value-driven, articulate leaders with critical thinking skills, having an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset.

Careers 360: why IMI Bhubaneswar is a preferred choice among management aspirants?

Prof. Ramesh Behl: The points mentioned below make the students choose IMI Bhubaneswar as a preferred choice.

  • IMI Bhubaneswar has signed an MOU with Grant Thornton Bharat LLP (GT Bharat) to set up a centre of excellence for innovation and management to support skill development, entrepreneurship, training, research, and consultancy.

  • Excellent faculty resource with an average experience of more than 20 years.

  • Student-driven campus. End to end from conceiving the idea of an event to its execution.

  • 100% placements since inception.

  • Application-based curriculum and new-age courses will make you job-ready from day one.

  • Incubation centre to promote Entrepreneurship.

Careers 360: Tell us about the PGDM admission process at IMI Bhubaneswar.

Prof. Ramesh Behl: IMI Bhubaneswar admissions to the PGDM programme is done based on the candidate's performance in classes 10, 12, graduation, CAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ GMAT, written test, essay writing, group discussion, extempore and personal interview. Appropriate weightage is given to the work experience of the applicants.

Careers 360: What kind of infrastructure can students expect at the institute? Please elaborate.

Prof. Ramesh Behl: International Management Institute Bhubaneswar facilities consist of the following:

  • Classrooms and lecture halls with aesthetically designed interiors.

  • Computer centre consisting of more than 100 computers with fully enabled wifi.

  • The spacious and centrally air-conditioned library consists of books, journals, electronic sources and more.

  • landscape and aquascape consist of lush green lawns, aquatic plants and stones in the waterbodies'

  • Separate canteens to cater for the needs of students and MDP participants along with the staff and faculty members.

  • Accommodations such as a hostel with a fully residential campus.

  • Sports complex to play both indoor and outdoor games such as chess, carrom, table tennis, pool and foosball, cricket, basketball, and volleyball these recreation activities are also available inside the campus.

  • The air-conditioned gym consists of multiple equipment to keep students physically and mentally fit.

Careers 360: Share the information regarding IMI Bhubaneswar placement statistics.

Prof. Ramesh Behl: The institute has recorded 100% placements in the recent year. IMI Bhubaneswar highest salary package stood at Rs. 19.2 LPA. Students were offered different roles in domains like Consulting, Finance, Product Management, Sales and Marketing and more. Some of the major organisations that participated in IMI Bhubaneswar placement drive are Deloitte, Infosys, Cognizant, ICICI Home Finance, Havells, PWC, Capgemini etc.

Careers 360: There is a lot of stress that is being made with regard to interaction with the industry as well as companies that recruit. What are the steps being taken by the institute in this direction?

Prof. Ramesh Behl: We manage the stress level of students through various engagement activities like leadership talks, guest lectures and conclaves at the campus where students engage with Industry Stalwarts for better career guidance and preparation part for placements. IMI Bhubaneswar conducts different training programmes for students to make them industry-ready. Corporate visits also help us in strengthening relationships with corporate companies.

Careers 360: Internships are now mandatory as per AICTE guidelines. Does the institute help students with this? If yes how?

Prof. Ramesh Behl: Yes, IMI Bhubaneswar help students to get internships in various companies connecting with different corporates in PAN India and meet them regularly. Sourcing live projects is also a platform to get internships.

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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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