IMT Ghaziabad Distance MBA

Introduction to IMT Ghaziabad

To meet the high demand of business professionals in this competitive job market, the Indian Institute of Management Technology is offering an MBA degree through distance learning.

Indian Institute of Management Technology is one of the premium business schools in India for students to pursue a career in management.

It has garnered wide appreciation for its academic excellence through the emergence of it’s new and transnational education platform that provides professional courses.

It has been ranked number 1 by prestigious news agencies & business magazines for being the foremost business school in India offering distance learning MBA (PGDM) and other management courses.

Headquartered in the NCR region of the national capital, the Indian Institute of Management Technology was established in the year 1980.

It has been recognized by the Distance Education Bureau (DEB) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) for offering distance education management programs.

Through the Centre for Distance Learning (IMT-CDL), IMT Ghaziabad offers postgraduate, diploma, and certificate courses in management under the distance education wing.

The courses are all approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The Post Graduate Diploma in Management Program (PGDM) offered by the Centre for Distance Learning is popular for its quality and reliability.

In today’s post, we are going to write about the admission procedure, eligibility criteria, fee structure, etc.

You will also have a chance to know all the various MBA specializations that IMT-CDL offers through its distance learning program.

About IMT Ghaziabad Distance MBA

The PGDM program is designed to meet the growing demand for qualified professionals like you in the field of management.

The entire course structure is industry-relevant and designed by expert academicians.

Apart from the subject papers, the course will equip you with various soft skills, professional communication expertise, and logical and analytical skills.

IMT Ghaziabad Distance MBA Duration

The duration of the program is Twenty-four (24) months. However, the program can be completed within Forty-Eight (48) months from the time of admission.

IMT Ghaziabad Distance MBA Eligibility Criteria

If you have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from any recognized University or equivalent degree recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU you are eligible for the program.

IMT Ghaziabad Distance MBA Fee Structure

PGDM-Two Years ProgramSemester ISemester IISemester IIISemester IV
Tuition Fee27,50027,50027,50027,500
Alumni Fee1000
Total Fee28,50027,50027,50027,500

Fee Payment Schedule

  1. The program fees have to be cleared at the beginning of every semester, in January and July respectively.
  2. The failure to deposit the fee would debar you from attending sessions and examinations and a continued failure would result in getting debarred from the programs.
  3.  The university would send out the study material t only after the fee is received by IMT CDL.
  4. If the fee is delayed you will be fined an amount of Rs. 2500.
  5. There is an additional fee of Rs. 2500 per exam, if you are residing out of India.

Payment Options

  1. Through the IMT website using Net Banking or Debit Card or Credit Card.
  2. It can also be paid through a Demand Draft in favor of IMT CDL, payable at Delhi.
  3.  The draft may be couriered to IMT CDL Ghaziabad, Head Office.
  4. No one is allowed  to pay the fee in cash.

Fee Concessions/Scholarships

  1. IMT CDL offers special concessions for SC/ST reserved candidates, disabled students, serving or retired defense personnel belonging to Army, Air Force, and Navy, and war widows.
  2. The student must show the necessary documents at the time of admissions to prove that they are the eligible candidate for fee concession. The category for fee concession once indicated in the admission form shall not be allowed to be changed.

IMT Ghaziabad Distance MBA Admission Procedure

The admissions are done twice a year, i.e. July and January.


You can purchase the prospectus and application form from the IMT CDL office or fill the form online at the IMT CDL website. You can also send a Demand Draft of Rs. 1100/- to IMT CDL, A-16, Site-3, UPSIDC Industrial Area, Meerut Road, Ghaziabad in favor of IMT CDL, payable at Delhi.


You can submit the duly filled forms along with the draft for the fee or can be done on the IMT CDL website.

Here are the documents you’ll need to include with the application form or attach to the form in case of online submission.

  1. Two passport size photographs
  2.  Photocopy of the Degree or the final year mark sheet
  3.  Photocopy of class 10th passing certificate for verification of date of birth, student and father’s name
  4. Photocopy of the class 12th passing certificate
  5. ID Proof – Photocopy of Aadhar Card/Driving License/Passport
  6. Experience Certificate wherever applicable
  7. Photocopy of the Certificate for verification of the defense personnel, SC/ST, war widows & handicapped candidates.

In case of a foreign degree, the submission shall be with the approval of the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, including a copy of the Passport and Study Visa.

IMT Ghaziabad Distance MBA Program Structure

The MBA program is taught in four (4) semesters. The first three semesters are quite interesting as the course emphasizes on the key areas of management.

It imbibes students with skills and concepts that play an important role in everyday business environment. The fourth semester introduces the concept of specialization which is chosen by you.

You will be allowed to pick five (5) electives of your choice. You can get a Post Graduate Diploma with specialization if you pick all the five (5) electives from the same area.

The Program is of Eighty Four credits in all. It includes three (3) non-credit Foundation Courses, Fifteen (15) Core Courses with a total of Sixty (60) credits, Five (5) Elective Courses with a total of Twenty (20) credits, and a Project Work of Four (4) credits.


The Two Year PGDM program covers 5 industry-oriented specializations to accomplish the professional goals of graduates and working professionals.

  1. Marketing;
  2. Finance;
  3. Human Resource;
  4. Operations and;
  5.  Business Analytics

Dual Specialization:

IMT-CDL provides you the liberty to pursue a Dual Specialization by choosing Five (5) more Electives from another specialization area. For Dual Specialization, you will have to study for one additional semester and pay the applicable course fee.


The university facilitates quality learning as the curriculum is regularly reviewed by industry legends who have years of experience.

Foundational Courses:

There are three foundational courses available to the students, all of which are non-credit based.

  1. Basics of Accounting
  2.  Basics of Communication
  3. Basics of Management

Semester I:

  1. Principle of Economics
  2.  Management Accounting
  3. Marketing Management
  4. Business Statistics
  5. Managerial Communication

Semester II:

  1. Financial Management
  2. Business Environment
  3. Organization Behavior
  4. Operations and Supply Chain Management
  5.  Introduction to Information Systems

Semester III:

  1. Legal & Regulatory Environment of Business
  2.  Strategic Management
  3. Managing New Ventures
  4. Human Resource Management
  5. Ethics & Corporate Governance

For Semester IV, the student will have the subjects based on the specialization and electives selected by the student. Along with the electives, the student also has to submit a project which accounts for four credits. If you want to know the complete course curriculum along with the list of electives, please check the ITM CLD PGDM Programprospectus available on their website.

IMT CDL Evaluation Procedure

IMT CDL evaluation system has two components;

 It is mandatorily to submit assignments before the commencement of the End-Term Examination. The assignments consist of thirty marks (15 and 15).

The End-Term Examination (ETE) is held at the end of every semester at designated centers. The exam has problem-solving exercises or cases and objective type questions. The exam consists of 70 marks. You must secure a minimum of 35% marks in End Term Examinations and overall 40% combining both the assignments and end-term examination.

Special Student Services at IMT CDL

  • Student Information System (SIS): It is a platform that provides complete information solutions to students. SIS acts as a one-stop solution for all the information needs of IMT CDL learners. All the information related to Projects, Assignments, Examinations, Marksheets, Academic & Fee Record, etc. is systematically available at SIS which can be accessed through user-specific login details.
  • Live Online Learning Sessions: Live online learning sessions are conducted by faculty to facilitate learning. The student gets the opportunity to interact with the faculty and peer-groups. The platform enables the dissemination of real-life videos, conducting polls, screen sharing for problem-solving, and other software to enable a comprehensive understanding by the learner.
  • Applied Case Studies (ACS): Real Life Case Studies provide a rich basis for developing problem-solving and decision-making skills in a real work environment. It increases students’ ability to synthesize, evaluate, and apply concepts learned.
  • EDU GENIE: It is highly interactive learning courseware, that helps student participate in enjoyable learning activities, watch insightful learning videos, practice mock tests
  • Escalation Matrix: It is a dedicated portal set up for students to get in touch for any problem that they might face. Be it related to admissions, or exams, or study material, a two-level protocol has been set to address student’s queries. The students will get the questions answered promptly on the telephone or email.

Apart from the above-mentioned services, IMT CDL also offers innovative student services like e-library, message board, online faculty interaction, placement assistance, exam guidance, mentoring, etc

Frequently Asked Questions

Are students required to appear in an entrance test to get admission in ITM CDL MBA?

No, Students are not required to appear in an entrance test for getting an admission.

What will be the medium of instruction for all programs?

English is the preferred language for all the programs/courses 

Are the courses provided by ITM CDL approved by UGC and AITEC?

Yes, ITM CDL has the approval to offer these courses from UGC and AITEC.

Is PGDM equavalant to MBA?

The syllabus of both PGDM and MBA are almost the same. Both courses give you a similar kind of knowledge about business management. The major difference between the two is, a PGDM is a diploma course while MBA is a degree program. Both courses are equally accepted in the corporate world.

Can I do a Ph.D. after PGDM?

No, you cannot do Ph.D. after PGDM. You need an MBA degree for doing your Ph.D. 

Are the fees refundable in case of withdrawal from the program?

Yes, ITM CDL refunds the amount in certain cases.

  • Before the Last Day of Admissions;
    • If the student cancels admission before the last date of admissions, the entire fee collected from the student, after a deduction of the processing fee of INR 1000 shall be refunded.
    • If any study material has been dispatched, Rs 2500 shall be deducted.
    • However, if the candidate agrees to return the study material in good condition then the cost of study material shall not be deducted.
  • Within 15 Days From The Date Of Closure Of Session;
    • Charges and the cost of Study material, full fee after deducting an amount of INR 2500 if shall be deducted.
    • If the candidate agrees to return the study material in good condition then the cost of study material (INR 2500) shall not be deducted.
  • After more than 15 days but within one month from the date of closure of the session, 50% of the fee will be refunded.
  • After one month from the date of closure of the session, no refund of fee will be made.

Contact Details

Institute of Management Technology

Centre for Distance Learning

A-16, Site 3, UPSIDC Industrial Area

Meerut Road, Ghaziabad – 201003