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Quality of Student Intake A Priority since the First Batch – Dr. Garimella

Renowned academician having served his excellent academic innings at IMI Delhi, Dr. Garimella joins the new IMI-B as the director. He brings with him a rich experience of over 25 years having worked in the industry as well as academics. The director of IMI-B, Dr. Somayajulu Garimella, shared some facts about the admission criteria, programme fee, and admission process for the PGDM program at IMI-B. He also shed some light on some other aspects related to the PGDM programme being conducted at the IMI’s Bhubaneswar campus.

Dr. Garimella informed that the sanctioned limit for the current year admission process for the PGDM course is going to be 60 seats. “However, we don’t intend to fill up the seats unless we find students with strong academic performance in their X, XII and degree courses. Candidates with work experience of 1-3 years will be given preference,” he added indicating that only the best candidates will be offered admission. The selection of the suitable candidates will also consider their relevant work experience in addition to their CAT scores. In order to ensure the highest quality student intake, he emphasised on the importance of a rigorous admission procedure.

He also shared his delight about the fact that college has been receiving good responses from candidates with good CAT scores. “We have received good response to our call for admissions and we intend to look at the pool of candidates before deciding on the cut-off scores. But my expectation is that it will be high,” said Dr. Garimella.

He also informed about the extension in the application deadline by 10 more days due to requests from candidates for extension. As opposed to the earlier deadline of July 15, 2011, it has now been revised to July 25, 2011. Dr. Garimella also indicated that the admission process will be quick and hence, the first academic session will commence positively by the first week of August 2011.

Dr. Garimella also stated some quick facts about the programme offered by the institute, i.e. the two-year fulltime PGDM programme. The fee inclusive of the books and computer facilities for the PGDM program is Rs. 7.89 Lakh for the entire length of course (two years.) This fee also includes a refundable caution deposit of Rs. 15,000/- The food and lodging expenses for tenure of two years will be additionally charged and is estimated at approximately Rs. Two lakh.

In order to make this expenditure bearable by the deserving students, the institute has already made arrangements with financial institutions, including HDFC Bank, Credila, and Allahabad Bank. Students willing to join the PGDM programme can avail the education loan from these banks.

IMI-B, counting on its intellectual wealth inherited from IMI Delhi, now seeks the talented candidates for its first batch of PGDM. With the leadership of Dr. Garimella and expert faculty, it aims to shine in the world of academic excellence since the year of its commencement.

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