Admission Process & Eligibility

Admission Bulletin

Admission Procedure

  • Application form  Application form is available at the link and must be submitted online. IMI does not accept admission applications off-line.
  • Applicant should complete the online application form and submit the same along with the admission application fee which is non-refundable.
  • Applications complete in all respects, including application fee, should be submitted online .Incomplete forms are liable to be summarily rejected.
  • Admission test CAT: Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the Indian Institute of Management.
    XAT: Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) conducted by XLRI
    CMAT: Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) conducted by AICTE
    GMAT: Foreign students, PIO and NRI sponsored candidates are also eligible and are required to take the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) at a test center outside India. Indian residents can also submit GMAT scores. Candidates will be required to furnish their valid GMAT scores while applying and provide an attested copy of the GMAT score sheet to the Admission Office for verification. GMAT scores without the above document will not be accepted, and the application may be summarily rejected.

Shortlisting criteria

Candidates who have appeared for the CAT 2023/ XAT 2024/ CMAT 2024 examination or furnished valid GMAT score and have applied to IMI Bhubaneswar will be shortlisted based on information provided in the application form, CAT/XAT/ CMAT (sectional and overall) or GMAT score, educational background, marks in 10th, 12th, graduation and work experience. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for the final stage of the selection process. Applicants should note that mere fulfillment of minimum eligibility criteria may not ensure consideration for shortlisting by IMI Bhubaneswar. IMI Bhubaneswar will not entertain any correspondence on this subject and decisions of the IMI Bhubaneswar Admissions Committee will be final in all matters.

Selection criteria

IMI Selection Index consisting of CAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT score, past academic performance in graduation, class XII & X, Group discussion, Extempore speaking, Essay writing, Personal interview besides other parameters, will be considered for selection. The IMI Bhubaneswar Admission Committee reserves the right to decide on these components. The overall objective is to identify and assess the candidate’s potential for a managerial career.


Admission Offer

Admission offer will be based on IMI Selection Index after the assessment has been made during the various stages of the selection process defined above. Offer letters for selected candidates will be shared via email. Applicants are advised to provide their complete postal address and active email ID which should be valid up to June 30, 2024 for receiving important communications.

Successful candidates, who have been admitted, will be required to pay the 1st installment of fee within two weeks of the date of offer, failing which the offer shall stand lapsed and admission will be offered to the next candidate on the waiting list, without any further intimation. IMI will not accept any responsibility for non- receipt of any communication which is sent to the candidate’s address and mail ID provided in the Admission Application form.

Refund of Fees on Withdrawal as per the AICTE Guidelines

In the event of a student/candidate withdrawing before the commencement of the programme (as per AICTE Academic Calendar) the entire fee collected from the student after a deduction of the processing fee of Rs. 1000 (Rupees One thousand only) shall be refunded by the institution. If a student leaves after joining the course and if the vacated seat is consequently filled by another student by the last date of admission, the institution would refund the fee collected after a deduction of the processing fee of Rs. 1000 (Rupees One thousand only) and proportionate deductions of monthly fee and proportionate Hostel Fee. In case the vacated seat is not filled, the institution would refund the security deposit.


To be eligible for admission to the PGDM Program, the participants must possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks or equivalent in any discipline, recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) for admission to post-graduate programs. The bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years education after completing higher secondary schooling under the 10+2 system or equivalent. The applicants to the programme are selected on the basis of IMI Selection Index score calculated based on the past academic performance in 10th, 12th, and graduation; CAT/XAT/GMAT/CMAT score; written test; essay writing; group discussion; extempore, and personal interview. Appropriate weightage is given to work experience of the applicants.

Participants profile

Participants for the PGDM Programme may be from any discipline such as Engineering, Humanities, Commerce, Economics, Hotel Management, Medicine or any other branch of education. Fresh graduates as well as candidates with relevant work experience are welcome to apply.

International Students

International Management Institute (IMI) Bhubaneswar invites applications from students belonging to foreign countries desirous of pursuing 2- year Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM).

The Programme equips students with strong conceptual skills to manage business in an integrated manner. The emphasis is on developing a holistic manager with a vision to take on the challenge of the future in a socially sensitive manner.

The Programme is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the statutory body and a national- level council for technical education, under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India. The Programme is also accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), and recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Scores Accepted


Language of Instruction

All courses across the programme are taught in English

VISA information

Foreign students need students VISA for studying in India. As per Govt. of India rules, enrolment for academic programme without a tourist VISA is strictly prohibited.
A letter from IMI, Bhubaneswar will be sent to the shortlisted candidates inviting them to study in IMI-B campus in order to facilitate the VISA application process.