International Management Institute (India)

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International Management Institute (IMI)
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Motto Shaping global leaders for tomorrow
Type Private Business School
Director Dr. Pritam Singh
Location New Delhi, India
28°32′20.9″N 77°10′52.27″E / 28.539139°N 77.1811861°E / 28.539139; 77.1811861Coordinates: 28°32′20.9″N 77°10′52.27″E / 28.539139°N 77.1811861°E / 28.539139; 77.1811861
Campus Urban, B-10, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi

International Management Institute (IMI) popularly known as IMI, Delhi is among the Top 10 Business Schools in India. Established in the year 1981, IMI holds the privilege of being India's first corporate sponsored business school. Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman of the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, is also the Chairman of the IMI Governing Committee. IMI is located in Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi, India; its other campuses are located in Kolkata and Bhubaneshwar. It is one of only five B-schools in India to get accreditation from the accreditation agency, AMBA. The school publishes an international business journal, Global Business Review[1] with Sage Publications.


IMI was launched in 1981 and is India's first corporate sponsored business school. It is sponsored by India’s corporate business group RPG Enterprises . IMI India was launched in collaboration with International Management Institute, Geneva (currently International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne).


Association of MBAs (AMBA)[edit]

IMI is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), London and is among only five Business Schools in India to achieve this accreditation.


South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS)[edit]

IMI has been awarded the SAQS Accreditation by the Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA).[2]

National Board of Accreditation (NBA)[edit]

IMI has also been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), India.


IMI is consistently ranked among the top 10 B-Schools in India. IMI has been ranked #10 in the recently published Business Today (business magazine) B-School Rankings (2013). IMI has also been ranked #6 in the rankings published by National HRD Network,[3] of India, #7 by the 2013 edition of CNBC-TV18's Top B-Schools in India,[4] #11 in Outlook India's Best Business Schools 2013.

Rankings (Publisher) 2013 (Overall Position) Link to the Rankings
NHRD - People Matters 6th
CNBC-TV18 7th
Business Today 10th
Outlook 11th Issue dated October 7, 2013
Business World 12th


Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)[edit]

The two-year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Management is the flagship programme of IMI. It is designed to prepare students for careers in industry. The program is approved by AICTE and accredited by NBA and SAQS (South Asian Quality Assurance System).

Post-Graduate Diploma in Management - Human Resources (PGDM – HR)[edit]

The program prepares a cadre of HR professionals equipped with appropriate values, perspective, and competencies to become catalysts in developing a culture of excellence in the organization. The program is approved by AICTE and accredited by SAQS (South Asian Quality Assurance System).

Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Executive PGDM)[edit]

Started in 1984, this 15 month full-time program is designed for experienced executives who wish to take up leadership roles in the industry or have been identified by their organizations for such roles. The program provides general management and functional area orientation with emphasis on international and cross-cultural exposure. The program would provide an opportunity for personal as well as professional growth through a rigorous interactive learning environment including a 6 week International study module. The program is approved by AICTE and accredited by SAQS (South Asian Quality Assurance System) and Association of MBA’s (AMBA). It is also recognized by the Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India.

Post-Graduate Diploma in Management for Working Executives (PGDM - WE)[edit]

The Post-Graduate Diploma in Management for Working Executives was started in July 1986. It is a reflection of IMI's two year full-time program in terms of content and academic rigour. The program is designed to impart knowledge and skills in the basic and functional areas of management. It is meant for working individuals who have not had the opportunity to acquire formal management education. The program is approved by AICTE, accredited by SAQS (South Asian Quality Assurance System) and Association of MBA’a (AMBA). This program is recognized by the Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India.

Global PGDM : Family Business[edit]

The Programme is aimed at the next generation of successful family owned businesses who want to enter their family businesses immediately on completion of the Programme to take their businesses to the next orbit. This programme is the first of its kind where four leading international academic partners - Thunderbird School of Global Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Grenoble Ecole de Management have co-designed along with IMI to provide a holistic cross cultural exposure necessary for all successful businesses in the 21st century.

Fellow Program in Management (FPM)[edit]

The program includes intensive formal courses as well as individually pursued self study courses on special topics and research programs. The Research Scholars are expected to work closely with the Institute’s well known faculty, both inside and outside the classroom. The FPM is designed to prepare students for careers in research, teaching and consultancy in technical and theoretical disciplines underlying business administration. Approved by the AICTE.

Ph.D Program[edit]

IMI is an Approved Research Centre of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi. This enables IMI faculty to guide students pursuing doctoral research in various areas of management and prepare qualified candidates for academic careers in research and teaching.

Executive Development Programs[edit]

IMI offers a range of custom-made in-company training programs, as well as open public training programs for practicing managers. These programs are designed to enable talented professionals, to reach responsible positions in their organizations.

Centres of Excellence at IMI[edit]

IMI has set up Centres of Excellence to explore the trans-sectoral and interface areas for enriching knowledge and avenues for application of knowledge. These centers are addressing matters related to Social Sector Governance, Management of Innovation and Technology and Market Solutions to Poverty.

Centre for Social Sector Governance (CSSG)

It was set up in 2004 to further teaching and research in issues connected with socio-economic development, governance, poverty, employment, educational health.

Centre for Management of Innovation and Technology (CMIT)

CMIT banner with courses offered.

It was set up in 2004 to further teaching and research in issues connected with R&D, innovation, technology management, knowledge management, etc. Activities under CMIT cover research, publications, database maintenance; capacity building through education and training programs; network building; consultancy services and the creation of an innovation and technology movement.

Center for Market Solutions to Poverty

The Centre for Market Solutions to Poverty aims to provide an apex platform for coordinated response to the opportunities and challenges at the BOP (base of the pyramid). The focus would be on integrated business solutions, enabling public policy response, civil society action and development cooperation activities of the multiple agencies.


It currently stands at 54 in number.

Facilities and resources[edit]

IMI Delhi Residential Block

The academic complex consists of lecture halls, the Tata Chemicals Computer Centre, BOC Conference Room, RPG Auditorium, Williamson Magor Library, faculty chambers and administrative offices. The IMI campus has two computer labs. The campus also has internet connectivity along with campus-wide Wi-Fi facility.

The Williamson Magor Library & Information Service (WMLIS) offers access to a wide range of printed and electronic sources with emphasis on electronic delivery of information. The library has about 19,500 volumes covering not only aspects of management and business, but also related parts of economics, accounting, finance, behavioral sciences and information technology.

The modern residential accommodation includes rooms, mess facilities and recreational facilities including a gymnasium.

IMI has two more campuses in Bhubaneswar and Kolkata.

Campus events[edit]

Conventus is the annual management conclave at IMI. A widely attended festival, Conventus is a 9-day event that includes various summits in the world of finance, marketing, operations, HR, economics and entrepreneurship for the first six days followed by the cultural festival - ‘Kritva’, with pan-India participation for the ultimate carnival that showcases the talent versatility of the youth. Conventus is a converging point of the industry experts across business disciplines and management leaders of contemporary India.


IMI alumni have gone into business and academia as well as in governmental and non-governmental organizations. A number of alumni are CEOs and top managers in varied industry segments, while others are in public service including a few members of Indian Parliament. IMI alumni are also in academia including in Ivy League colleges in the US. The IMI Alumni Association is called Achievers and it has regional chapters in New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai.

Distinguished Alumni[edit]

  • Arun Sawhney, CEO/MD, Ranbaxy Laboratories
  • B. S. Shantha Raju, CEO, Indus Towers
  • Jayant Dua, MD/CEO, Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Ltd.
  • Santhosh Unnikrishnan, CEO, Costa Coffee India
  • Jitin Prasada, Minister of State for Human Resource Development
  • Ajay Kapoor, CFO, Tata Power Ltd.
  • Devendra Malladi, COO, SAP Education, Asia Pacific & Japan
  • Anand Sahai, COO, Vodafone Essar Digilink Ltd.
  • Gopinath Pai, COO, Essar Heavy Engineering Services
  • Sanjay Sethi, COO, Tata Teleservices Ltd.
  • Suresh Mahalingam, MD, Tata AIG Life Insurance Company Ltd.
  • Gautam Malik, VP - Customer Service & Supply Chain Operations, XEROX Canada
  • Atul Sharma, Executive VP-HR, Bajaj Electrical Ltd.
  • Rachna Bhanot, VP-HR, IBM Daksh
  • Pankaj Dugar, Senior VP, IREO
  • Naveen Sood, Head - Mobile, Alcatel Lucent
  • Vineet Nagpal, VP - Financial Reporting, Deutsche Bank
  • Guneet Singh, National Head - Equities and Private Banking Group, HDFC Bank
  • Rukn Luthra, MD, Remy Sula India Pvt.Ltd.
  • Tabrez Ahmed, Head - Industry Affairs, Microsoft Corp. India
  • Rishi Kapal, VP - Operations Business and Alliances, Sony Mobile Communications
  • Apurva Chamaria, Director & Head of Global Brand & Digital Front Office, HCL Technologies

Admission and Placements[edit]

Admission tests for IMI are conducted through Common Admission Test (CAT). The Institute also accepts GMAT scores for Foreign Students and Non Resident Indian Students. Apart from the test scores, candidates are also evaluated in Group Discussion and Personal Interview for admission shortlists.

IMI usually holds its final placement process during the month of January. Summer internships are welcomed from September onwards.


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