IMT Distance Learning MBA 2024 Courses, Fees, Admission, Ranking

Institute of Management Technology - Centre for Distance Learning (IMT-CDL) Ghaziabad is one of the pioneer business school in India offers distance learning MBA (PGDM) and other management courses. The institution has been ranked #1 by many prestigious news agencies & business magazines.

IMT Ghaziabad offers one year & two years post-graduate diploma courses under distance learning medium.

Find below details about IMT CDL distance learning MBA (PGDM) Fee Structure, Admission Procedure 2024, Ranking & Review.


About IMT-CDL Distance Education MBA (PGDM)

IMT-CDL is located in Ghaziabad (Delhi-NCR). IMT - CDL offers a wide spectrum of management programs. The curriculum is constantly updated to be in touch with the dynamic global and Indian environment. IMT was established in 1980 by industrialist Mahendra Nath and has since been constantly ranked as one of the Top 10 Business Schools of India.

IMT - CDL has been recognized by the Distance Education Bureau (DEB), University Grants Commission for offering distance education management programs. Being an Institute, IMT-CDL can provide the PG Diploma of two years and one year which will bear the recognition of DEB.

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IMT CDL Distance Education Courses

IMT Center for Distance Learning offers the following courses

Two Year PGDM

The two-year PGDM course offered my IMT is comprised of four semesters.

There are 15 Core Subjects, 4 electives, and 1 project in the last semester.

The program is considered equivalent to an MBA.

Young graduate or experienced working professionals can opt for this course to develop or enhance their management skills.

You should be a graduate in any discipline to be eligible for this program.

Eligibility Criteria for Distance MBA from IMT CDL

The applicant must have done degradation or any equivalent diploma from a university or institution that is recognized by UGC or AIU (Association of Indian Universities).

IMT Distance Learning PGDM Program Structure.

PGDM is offered in 4 semesters and the duration of the course is 2 years.

The first 3 semesters of the program is emphasized on the skills and concepts that play an important role in key areas of business and management. The fourth semester includes the concepts of specialization chosen by the student.

The PGDM program has a total of 114 credits. The Core courses contribute 90 credits and there are 15 Core courses. The 4 elective courses add up 16 credits. Project work carries 8 credits.

The project dissertation and the electives must be the specialization chosen by the candidate.

It is compulsory to successfully complete the electives (4) in the specialization subject to get a Post Graduate Diploma in the specialization chosen by the student.

The two year PGDM offers the following 5 specializations
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human Resource
  • Business Analytics
  • Operations Management

One Year Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Executive)

This program is specially designed for the working professionals that are looking to take on larger critical roles in their organizations and businesses.

This one-year post-graduate program is divided into two semesters.

There are 10 Core Subjects, 2 electives, and project work at in the second semester.

To be eligible for this program, you should be a graduate in any discipline with 3 years of full-time work experience.

The one-year PG diploma in Management offers specialization in the following 5 areas
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resource Management

One Year PG Diploma in Business Administration

This one-year postgraduate diploma program is designed for fresh graduates and working professionals with less than 3 years of full-time work experience. 

Although, anyone with a graduation degree can join this program.

unlike the other two programs, there is no admission test is required for admission into one year PG diploma program.

The program is divided into 2 semesters.

There is 10 Core Subjects and 1 project in the second semester.

Admission Procedure for IMT Ghaziabad Distance Learning PGDM

IMT takes admissions twice in a year i.e July & January.

Here is the IMT Distance Education MBA Admission Procedure.

1. Students seeking admission into distance learning courses offered by IMT CDL can purchase an admission form to apply for their desired course. The application form can be purchased from the IMT CDL head office.

2. Application Forms may also be availed directly from IMT-CDL, H.O. by sending a Demand Draft of Rs.1100/-, payable at Delhi at the below-mentioned address:

Admissions Department
IMT-Centre for Distance Learning
A-16, Site 3, 
UPSIDC Industrial Area, 
Meerut Road, Ghaziabad - 201003

3. Registrations can be done online through the link available on the IMT CDL website.

Here are the documents you must carry during the admission process.

All the documents mentioned below must be verified with original documents by authorized Notary and self-attested.

  1. Xerox of undergraduate certificate or the mark sheet of final year degree.
  2. Xerox copy of 10+2 or intermediate certificate.
  3. Xerox copy of high school certificate,
  4. 2 latest passport photos.
  5. Xerox of Driving License or Aadhar card or Passport as ID proof.
  6. Verification certificate in case of SC/ST, defense personnel. handicapped candidates and war widows.
Note: The student has to carry the work experience certificate if applying for an executive program.

Fee Structure for Two Year Post Graduate Diploma in Management through Distance Learning from IMT

Tuition Fees

Semester 1 - Rs 27,500
Semester 2 - Rs 27,500
Semester 3 - Rs 27,500
Semester 4 - Rs 27,500

Alumni Fees

Rs 1000 ( The students have to pay this during the first semester)

The total fee for 2 year PGDM program is Rs 1,11,000/-

Fee Schedule and Payment Options

The students have to pay the fees at the beginning of each semester. The students who fail to pay the fees on time may not receive the study material and not allowed to examinations or classroom sessions.

IMT CDL offers 2 modes of payments.

Online Payment.

Students can pay the fees through the IMT website using Net Banking or Debit Card or Credit Card.

Demand Draft

Pay the fees through Demand Draft in favor of IMT CDL, Delhi. Courier the DD to IMT CDL office, New Delhi. Keep in mind that IMT accepts non-refundable DDs only.

Fee Concessions/Scholarships

IMT CDL offers special concessions for SC/ST reserved candidates, disabled students and war widows.

The maximum concession they grant is Rs 4,400 per semester.

The student has to show the necessary documents to prove that they are the eligible candidate for fee concession.

IMT CDL Marks Evaluation Procedure

IMT CDL evaluation is based on Term Exams and Assignments. Assignments contribute 30 marks and the Term Exam is for 70 marks. To pass the course, the students have to score at least 40 marks (combined marks of Term Exam and Assignment)

The Term End exam will have problem-solving exercises or cases and objective type questions.

At the end of each semester, the students must submit the assignments. Only the candidates who have submitted the assignments are allowed to write examinations.

The students have to secure at least 25 marks in Term Examination to be declared as Pass. All students must submit the project dissertation at the end of the fourth semester.

Selection Process

The selection for the various programs of IMT-Centre for Distance Learning is based on screening by the selection committee.

Admissions to the two years (PGDM) Programme is through the admission test.

IMT-CDL conducts the admission test at their Head Office and results are published at IMT CDL head office and their official website after one week.

Although, if you meet any of the criteria mentioned below, you are exempted from the admission test:
  • If you have two years of work experience after graduation
  • If you are a through-out first class (60% or above) from 10th, 12th and graduation
  • If you're a Technical or Legal Professionals/CA/ICWA/CS/MBBS/ M-Tech
  • If you are a Holders of PG Diploma of IMT CDL's One Year Programme
For admission in One Year Diploma Courses, the entrance test is not required.

The maximum duration for completing any course is the double number of years of normal duration.

Fee Structure for Various Distance MBA Courses offered by IMT

IMT Distance Learning MBA Fee Structure is as follows.

S.N Course Name Duration Fee
1. Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) 2 Yr. 1,10,000
2. Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration 1 Yr. 56,000
7. Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Executive) 1 Yr. 66,000

IMT-CDL Ranking

IMT Distance Learning MBA Ranking is as follows.
  • DNA-Indus Learning Ranked IMT-CDL #1 Institute for Distance Learning MBA in India.
  • Zee Business ranked IMT-CDL No.1 Institute in Distance Learning in India.
  • Competition Success Review ranked IMT-CDL No.1 among institutes providing Distance Learning Management Education Institute.
  • Outlook Careers 360 Ranked IMT-CDL No.1 Institute in India for Learning & Experience.
  • Hindustan Times: Ranked IMT-CDL No.1 Institute in India for Learning & Experience.
  • IMT-CDL has been Awarded the Business Sphere Award  “Best Management School in Distance Learning”.
  • IMT-CDL has been Awarded Dainik Bhaskar B-School Leadership Award “Best B-School in Distance Learning”.

IMT CDL Phone Number & Contact Details

Institute of Management Technology
Centre for Distance Learning
A-16, Site 3, UPSIDC Industrial Area
Meerut Road, Ghaziabad - 201003

0120-6744744 (multiple lines)
Fax: +91-0120-2705625