It is mandatory for all exchange students to come to IMT Hyderabad on a student visa. IMT Hyderabad will send a letter of admission as soon as the nominations are received from the respective institute and it will be the responsibility of the incoming exchange students to comply with any Visa or other regulatory requirements.
Please consult with your local physician and ensure that you are adequately vaccinated before you reach India.
Hyderabad has an international airport, the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, which is quite near the IMT Hyderabad campus. Both pre-paid and regular taxis are available at the airport. Alternatively, the International Relations Center will arrange for free, one-time pick up provided the arrival details are sent in advance to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IMT Hyderabad campus is situated outside the city limits. The best way to reach the campus from the city is by taxi. There are several metred taxi services available. The approximate cost is Rs. 650 – 1000/-.
All foreign students who come to India for 180 days or more need to register themselves at the local Foreigners Regional Registration Office, within 14 days of their arrival in India. A penalty of USD 30 is levied in case of late registration. 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. The Weizmann Forex counter is available both at arrivals and departures. Forex counters are also available in Shamshabad (UAE Exchange).
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.
Housing and food is provided on the IMT campus to all foreign students. A compulsory fee of INR 30,000 per term is payable towards hospitality, by online / wire transfer. Bank details will be made available. The payment must be made within 15 days of arrival on campus.
All post graduate programs at IMT Hyderabad are fully residential and it is mandatory for all students to stay on campus during the entire duration of their course. There are separate hostels for men and women. The hostel rooms are equipped with basic amenities such as a cot, small bed-side unit, table, chair, cupboard and fan. Internet connection is also provided in the rooms to facilitate students working at the hostel. You are required to bring your own pillows, mattress and linen. It is advisable that you arrange for them before reaching the campus. Bathroom and toilet facilities are shared by all students living on a particular floor.
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 institute has a common dining hall, where vegetarian and non-vegetarian (thrice a week) food is served 4 times a day at fixed times. The food is a mix of north Indian and south Indian cuisines. You may find it moderately to highly spicy, depending on your taste. There is also a cafeteria that serves tea, coffee, soda, juices, crisps / chips and other snacks. The cafeteria is open from 9.00am to 11.00pm. The meals in the dining hall are free, but you will need to pay for your purchases in the cafeteria.
You can also visit restaurants in the city. There are several restaurants which serve international cuisine.
The Computational Resource Centre (CRC) of IMT Hyderabad is equipped with state-of-the-art computers, accessories and software. The institute’s internet facility is backed by a dedicated bandwidth of 50 MBPS. Students can access the internet 24/7. The CRC is open from Monday through Saturday from 9.30am to 8.30pm.
It is advisable that you use bottled water during your first few days at IMT Hyderabad, water dispensers on campus have filtered potable water, but you might take a few days to get accustomed to it. Some reliable mineral water brands are Bisleri, Bailey, Aqua Fina and Kinley.
Please note that tap water in the bathrooms is not potable.
The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is equipped with books, magazines, journals, CDs and electronic databases. Currently, the LRC has close to 12,159 books of over 7310 titles. It subscribes to 47 national journals, 10 international journals, 21 business magazines and 8 newspapers. The institute has subscriptions to electronic databases like, EBSCO, ABI, Emerald Management, Capitaline, EMIS, Harvard Business Case Collections, etc. The LRC is open from Monday through Friday from 9.30am to 8.30pm.
Photocopy services and printouts at nominal charge Courier and mail services Gymnasium (treadmills, cycling and weightlifting) Sports facilities (Basketball court, Table Tennis, Cricket and Football grounds, and Tennis court).
Fresh fruits, vegetables and groceries are available in Shamshabad, which is the nearest market. Students and the members of the International Relations Office will be very happy to help you in locating stores and specialized items.
Text books and all other course material for all courses are provided by IMT Hyderabad without any extra charge.
There is an ATM in the IMT Hyderabad campus for emergency cash requirements. A few state and private sector banks have branches in Shamshabad, the nearest local market area. Please note that most international banks do not allow withdrawals of more than INR 10,000 in 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 Hyderabad 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.
The institute has a medical centre on the campus. The doctor is available every day from 7.00 to 8.30 am and from 5.00 to 6.30 pm Monday through Friday, and from 8.00 to 9.30 am on Saturdays and Sundays.