Studying at IMT Ghaziabad
Institute of Management Technology
Hapur Road, Raj Nagar, Ghaziabad, U.P., India
Pin Code: 201 001
Phone: +91 – 120 – 3002 270 / +91 – 120 – 3002 200
The PGDM Programs
IMT GHAZIABAD offers a two-year full-time MBA program, called the Post Graduate Diploma in Management. In this program, the students have an option of specializing in any one or two of the following streams: – Sales, Marketing, Finance and Banking, Solutions and Consulting (S&C), Human Resource, Strategic Management (SM) and Analytics. First year comprises of four terms and offers core courses (compulsory to qualify for the first year students from all streams). In the second year we have three terms while students have a choice to select their electives in the second year as per their preferred area of specialization. Usually exchange students prefer to enroll in the second year of the PGDM Program.
To know more about the courses PGDM
List of Courses PGDM
In second year, students need to choose 15 electives of 3 credits each. The term wise distribution is – 6 electives each in term IV & term V and 3 electives in term VI, in addition to one compulsory course in each term IV & V. The ECTS credits are at parity with IMT credits, that is 1 ICTS = 1 ECTS. The grading scale goes from 0 to 10, and the lowest passing grade is 5.
Basic Structure for all courses offered is:
- 3 credit implies 20 lectures of 75 minutes to be held through the term (3 months)
- Case Study method of pedagogy followed for most subjects
Weights assigned to the different components for overall evaluation:
- Project/Assignment, Presentation – 30%
- 3 quizzes are held per course in one term. Scores from the best two quizzes are considered – 20%
- Class interaction and participation – 10%
- End-Term Examination (Duration of 3 Hours) – 40%
Term Dates: Students generally participate in the Exchange Program during:
1st year (tentative)
Term 1- June end to August
Term 2- September to November
Term 3- November to December
Term 4- January to March
2nd year (tentative)
Term 5- July to September
Term 6- September to December
Term 7- January to February
(Please note that the dates are subject to change. Kindly confirm the exact term dates before arrival)
Institute insists on regular and prompt attendance in classes. Minimum attendance is 80 percent of total scheduled sessions for a particular course (that is, attendance in at least 16 out of 20 classes in each course). The institute management is very strict about this rule. Any student, who fails to meet the same in any course, is subject to face grade losses in the particular course. Attendance requirements will not be waived in case of sickness, except in extreme cases of illness, like those involving forced hospitalization.
Students are not allowed to miss any quizzes, examinations, presentations or course submissions without taking prior permission from the PGDM chairperson. For each missed component, the student will be awarded zero marks. In case a student falls seriously sick before exam, he/she would be expected to convey the same to the Academic Programmers Office (APO) through email, phone or personal contact, BEFORE THE EXAM. In such cases a re-examination may be organized for the student, at the discretion of the APO office.
IMT students organize academic, corporate, cultural and social events through their various clubs and committees.
Some of these events are:
Crossroads- A business and fun event conducted by International Relations Centre.
Tatva and Passion – conducted by Student Affairs and Welfare Council.
Marketing World Cup – by the marketing club, Markup.
National HR Summit – by HR club HRuday.
Chakravyuh – organized by the sports committee, Sportscom.etc.
All these events are conceptualized, designed and organized by the students. The management gives them full autonomy to take decisions and showcase their creativity to the fullest. This exposure provides our students with a platform to develop into all-round, socially responsible and successful global managers
Planning your exchange
- It is mandatory for all exchange students to come to India on a student visa.
- September to November: The temperature ranges from 85 F during daytime to 60 during the night.
- December to January: The temperature ranges from 70 F during daytime to 45 F during the night.
- Summers extend from April to August, with temperature touching 113 F in June.
Ensure that you have appropriate clothing. We suggest light cotton clothes for September to November. From December to January you will require light woolens and a few heavy jackets/ pullovers.
Kindly consult your local physician and ensure that you are adequately vaccinated before you reach India.
Reaching IMT GHAZIABAD
As Ghaziabad is adjacent to Delhi, the best way to get to here is via Delhi. We are located at a distance of 45 kilometers (roughly a 90 minute drive) from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. It is well served by road and rail links. The nearest Delhi Metro rail station is located at ten kilometers from Campus. A large number of International airlines fly into New Delhi from various cities across the globe.
Airport to the campus:
We arrange a onetime pick-up cab from the airport to the college campus, free of cost. In case you are unable to locate our cab driver or wish to reach the campus on your own, the best way to do so would be to hire a Radio cab, available at the airport. The charges are in Indian Rupees 20 per km + parking + toll charges. (Before doing so, please call us and we will coordinate).
All foreign students who come to India for 180 days or more, need to register themselves at the local Foreign Registrar’s Office, within 48 hours of their arrival in India. A fine of USD 30 is levied on students failing this rule. This registration is not compulsory for students staying in India for less than 180 days.
You can exchange USD/Euro and all major Foreign Currencies at the Airport itself (after you clear immigration, you will find a Thomas Cook and other currency exchange counters at the airport itself). There are many exchange counters in New Delhi and Ghaziabad. The working hours for the same are between 10 am and 6 pm (Monday to Friday). The closest counter is at 5-7 minutes walking distance from Campus.
Since most international ATM cards have a maximum withdrawal limit of INR 10,000 per week, it is advisable that you carry 500-600 USD/Euro/GBP in cash when you arrive in India.
Settling down at IMT Ghaziabad
Housing and Food is provided on the IMT campus to all foreign students. A compulsory fee of INR 50,000 is payable by foreign students at the International Relations Office.
This fee must be paid in cash, within 15 days of arrival on campus. After 15 days a fine will be charged as penalty against non-payment. If any student fails to pay the fee within one month of his/her stay at IMT, he/she will not be allowed to continue the academic program at IMT.
All academic programs at IMT GHAZIABAD are fully residential and it is MANDATORY for all students to stay on campus during the entire duration of their course. In case no rooms are available on campus, the exchange students will be accommodated at locations near the campus. Students are allocated rooms in the hostel on double or triple sharing basis. The hostel rooms will be equipped with air-conditioner, a cot, a mattress, a study table and a chair. You are required to bring your own pillows and linen. It is advisable that you arrange for the same before reaching the campus. Bathroom and toilet facilities are inbuilt in the dormitories and are shared by all students living on a particular floor. The bathrooms are cleaned every day.
It is advisable to carry mosquito repellents to protect yourself from mosquitoes. Mosquito repellents like liquid repellents, mats, coils and mosquito resistant body creams can easily be found in most of the shops here.
The IMT Mess is controlled by the students themselves. It serves tasty, hygienic and nutritious food 4 times in a day at fixed timings. In addition, there is a canteen and a coffee cafe on campus that function round the clock. The food at the mess is primarily north Indian, which might prove to be a little spicy for exchange students. However, if you’re used to Mexican food, there should not be a problem. Television sets with cable connection are available at the mess.
For all those night birds, the Canteen and coffee cafe remain open around the clock. The cost of canteen/cafe food is not included in your food fee. The Canteen serves tea, coffee, soft drinks, packaged juice, chips, noodles, sandwiches and a variety of Indian snacks etc. Since an independent contractor manages the Canteen, you will have to pay for everything you buy here.
Cuisines from all over the world are available at various restaurants within close proximity of the campus and also in Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Noida & New Delhi. So, if you feel homesick, you always have the option of going out to eat your favorite food. In addition to this, several local and international fast food joints deliver food on our campus, so you will never run out of options for having good food!
While it is advisable that you use bottled water during your first few days at IMT GHAZIABAD. The water dispensers on campus have filtered portable water, but you might take a few days to get accustomed to the same. Some reliable mineral water brands are Bisleri, Bailey, Aqua Fina and Kinley.
Please note, that tap water in the bathrooms is not potable.
Information Technology Labs
The Computer Centre is accessible round-the-clock, and is equipped with state-of-the art technology. IMT has 45 Mbps Internet link for free wifi internet access on the entire campus. IMT is among the few Institutes in India to have a campus agreement with Microsoft for their latest licensed software. The computer labs are equipped with top of the line Desktops, Laptops and Servers. The Computer Lab resources are used for academic research, study, and conducting class assignments. Lab users have the right to expect a quiet, clean, academic lab environment.
The Library at IMT, Ghaziabad is open to all Students, exchange students, Faculty, Visiting Faculty, Research Scholars and Research Associates, Officers and Staff of the Institute. The IMT Library works 22 hours (8.00 am to 6.00 am) all 7 days a week. It operates in a fully automated environment and is equipped with 3M Library Security System which provides excellent protection against loss of books and other reading documents.
We have a very rich collection of e-book, e-journals, corporate and research databases such as Books 24x7 and Blackwell Reference Online, HBS premium educator collection, ABI/INFORM Complete, EBSCO Business Source Complete, Emerald Management Xtra, Elsevier Science Direct, CMIE-I Cube, CRISIL, World Bank Databases, IMD World Competitiveness Online, Indiastate.com and many more to full fill research and teaching needs of everyone on campus.
Fruits/vegetables and General supplies:
Fresh fruits, vegetables and groceries are available in the Sector 10 market that is at a walking distance from the campus. Students and the members of International Relations will be very happy to help you in locating stores and specialized items.
Textbooks and all other course material for all courses is provided by IMT GHAZIABAD without any extra charge.
Banks & Currency Exchange:
There are large numbers of state and private sector banks in the local market area. All IMT GHAZIABAD students usually open accounts with one of these banks. Major international banks i.e. Citibank, ABN-Amro, HDFC, ICICI etc. have their ATMs and bank branches in Ghaziabad.
Your International ATMs can be operated from ICICI, HDFC and Citibank ATMs in RDC Raj Nagar, which is at 10 minutes walking distance from campus. Please note, that most international banks do not allow you to withdraw more than INR 10,000 in cash at one go from the ATM. It is advisable that you carry 200-300 USD/Euro/GBP with you in cash when you arrive in India.
It is recommended that every exchange student coming to IMT Ghaziabad has a health insurance cover. This ensures that in case a student gets ill, he/she can avail cashless health care and does not face financial hardships. It becomes important in case of serious illness or accident in particular.
Although health insurance is not mandatory, it is always safe to have one.
Medical Facilities on Campus
Medical Aid is available on campus free of charge. The doctor is available for consultation in the Health Centre at the following timings:
Monday-Friday: 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Resident Doctor- Dr. K.G. Dhingra may be contacted for consultation and in case of any emergency. Medical consultation by the Institute Doctor is free. However, the expense for medical tests, hospital and such other expenses have to be borne by the student.
Other Facilities on Campus:
- 1 Photocopier in the library and 2 more inside the campus. Printouts at nominal charge
- Courier and General Postage Facilities
- Taxi Service on call
- Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton(Night lights)
- Football / Cricket Field (Night lights)
- Table Tennis
- Well equipped gymnasium