Studying at IMT Hyderabad
Institute of Management Technology,
Survey no. 38, Cherlaguda Village,
Shamshabad Mandal, RR District,
Hyderabad – 501218, Telangana
Phone: +91 40 3046 1501
The PGDM programs
IMT Hyderabad offers two-year full-time postgraduate programs called Post Graduate Diploma in Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Finance) and Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Marketing), and a 15-month Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Executive) program. Students have the option of specializing in any one or two of the following streams: Marketing, Finance & Accounting, Human Resource Management, Operations Management and Business Analytics & Information Technology.
The first year comprises of three terms (trimesters) and offers core courses compulsory for all students. In the second year, also comprising of three terms, students can choose electives from their preferred area of specialization(s). Exchange students usually prefer to enroll in the second year of the PGDM programs.
The second year of the PGDM programs is the most suitable for exchange students. During the second year, students are required to choose 12 elective courses amounting to 36 credits. Apart from these 12 courses, there is one compulsory course per term. The course in Term IV is a core course on business ethics common to all students. The courses to be taken in Terms V and VI are called Integrative Electives. These courses help students integrate different functional areas and view the business as a holistic activity.
1 credit is equal to 10 hours of teaching. Thus, a 3-credit course comprises of 30 hours of teaching (20 classroom sessions of 90 minutes’ duration).
IMT Hyderabad believes in the continuous assessment approach, where students are evaluated through the duration of the term with feedback provided periodically. Hence a student will be in a position to assess their relative performance and take measures for improvement at various points in the duration of the course(s).
The components of assessment and relative weightage for each component are decided by the course instructor(s). The weights assigned to the different components for overall evaluation are as follows:
(Case Discussions/ Presentations)
|10 – 20 percent|
|Written Assignments||10 – 20 percent|
|Group Projects||Upto 30 percent|
|Mid-term Test||Upto 20 percent|
|Quizzes||Upto 20 percent|
|Comprehensive Examination||30 percent|
- Class participation: Classroom-based courses will be delivered through discussion mode. Case discussions are an important pedagogic tool in almost all the classroom based courses. To participate in the discussion in the class, students need to prepare well. The ‘class participation’ assessment component will measure the ability of a student to understand the subject and communicate it effectively by participating in classroom discussions
- Written assignments: This includes a broad range of assessments such as essays, set of open ended questions, situation analysis, and review of literature. Broadly, the students’ work is assessed in terms of presentation, content, and critical judgment. The precise criteria for assessment within each of the assignments will vary according to the nature of the work being assessed.
- Group project: Group projects are aimed at collaborative learning of the subject while developing team work skills. A group typically comprises of 4-5 members. Projects are designed in such a way that every member of the group has well defined responsibilities and all group members collectively have the responsibility to compile, consolidate and present their work as one single project
- Tests / Quizzes: One or two tests / quizzes will be conducted during the course for assessing subject knowledge.
Students generally participate in the exchange program during the second year of the PGDM programs. The term dates are as follows:
Term 1 –July to September
Term 2 – September to December
Term 3 – December to March
The dates are subject to change, so please confirm the exact dates before arrival.
The institute insists on regular and prompt attendance in classes. The minimum required attendance for every course is 75% of the total scheduled sessions. Students who do not meet this criterion will not be allowed to write the comprehensive examinations which means that they will not be able to complete the course.
Ideally, students should not miss any presentations, case discussions, quizzes, etc. However, at the discretion of the course instructor in-charge, a student missing any of the aforementioned evaluation components may be permitted to take make-up examinations, provided the student had obtained prior permission for his / her absence.
Students who miss the comprehensive examinations held at the end of every semester on medical grounds / exceptional situations may be permitted to take make-up examinations at the discretion of the course instructor in-charge. The student should have submitted a written request on or before the date of the comprehensive examination. The make-up examination(s) will be conducted within a week of the completion of the last examination.
IMT Hyderabad students organize various events through their clubs and committees.
Some of these events are:
Impelz: The annual IMTH college festival
Periodos: The annual inter-college sports competition
Ace-connect: The annual corporate sports competition
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.
List of student clubs
|Altius||Sports Club||Prof. (Dr) Sourabh Bhattacharya|
|Antragna||Cultural Club||Prof. (Dr) Vinay Kumar K|
|Athena||Thoughts Club||Prof. (Dr) Debadutta Panda|
|Financea||Finance Club||Prof. (Dr) Nikhil Rastogi|
|I’m HR||HR Club||Prof. (Dr) Romina Mathew|
|McVon||Debate Club||Prof. (Dr) Steven Raj|
|Mercatus Mantra||Marketing Cllub||Prof. (Dr) Nitin Gupta|
|Opuskriya||Operations Club||Prof. (Dr) Sourabh Bhattacharya|
|Pahel||CSR Club||Prof. (Dr) Tumpa Dey|
|Prarambh||E-Cell||Prof. (Dr) M. Sivagnanasundaram|
|Insightix||Analytics Club||Prof. (Dr) Sridhar Vaithianathan|
- June to October: It is the monsoons during this time of the year. In fact, Hyderabad receives 75% of its annual rainfall during this season. The average temperature during the monsoons is around 81 F; and maximum temperature is around 88 F
- November to February: The average winter temperature is around 60 F, although it can be as high as 83 F.
Ensure that you have appropriate clothing. Light cotton clothes are most appropriate from June through October. It is best to carry some light woolen clothing for November through February.
Reaching IMT Hyderabad
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/-.
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 Hyderabad
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.
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.
You can also visit restaurants in the city. There are several restaurants which serve international cuisine.
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.
Other facilities on campus
Courier and mail services
Gymnasium (treadmills, cycling and weightlifting)
Sports facilities (Basketball court, Table Tennis, Cricket and Football grounds, and Tennis court).
Fruits / vegetables and general supplies
Banks and currency exchange
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.
Although health insurance is not mandatory, it is always safe to have one.