IMT Centre For Distance Learing Ghaziabad


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  • Over Three Decades of Expertise in Conducting Management Education Programmes through Open & Distance Learning
  • State-of-the-Art Learning Infrastructure
  • Curriculum Benchmarked with Global Institutions
  • Industry Relevant Curriculum
  • Highly Experienced Faculty
  • Live & Interactive Online/Offline Learning Sessions
  • Self-Paced Learning
  • Academic Flexibility to Optimize Student’s Progression
  • Access to Recorded Lectures by Experienced Faculty 24×7
  • Project Work in Student’s Own Work Environment
  • More than 35,000 Alumni across the Globe

IMT CDL offers the following programmes:

  • Two Year Post Graduate Diploma in Management
  • 15 Months Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Executive
  • 13 months Post Graduate Certificate in Management

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IMT CDL is a standalone Institute and the programmes offered are regulated by AICTE as per the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) guidelines of UGC. This enables IMT CDL to comply with all regulatory requirements.

As per the UGC guidelines gazette notification of MHRD dated 27.08.2018, the central government notifies that all the diplomas awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode approved by AICTE are recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the central government.

We offer specialization in six areas – Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, Operations, Business Analytics and Strategy. The student can also opt for Post Graduate Diploma in General Management.

  • Two Year Post Graduate Diploma in Management : 84 Credits
  • 15 Months Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Executive: 56 Credits
  • 13 months Post Graduate Certificate in Management: 44 Credits

PGDM is a full-fledged management programme of 24 months duration, with 3 semester of core courses and 1 semester of elective courses meant to develop the elementary to specialized knowledge about management in all categories of learners (since fresh graduates with zero industry experience are also eligible to join).

PGDM – Executive is an accelerated management programme of 15 months duration meant for experienced working professionals (minimum eligibility of 5 years of work experience after graduation).

The specializations offered in both the programmes are same.

In case of any query related to your assessments or academics concern you can connect with dedicated Student Care Services team in any of the following modes:

  • Call on Toll Free number 1800 102 1063, press option #2
  • Register the query (24X7) in the Student Care portal available in the student’s portal.
  • Send an email to


There are two admission cycles in an Academic year – July and January. While applying for admission the student can give their choice of the admission cycle.

Admission is subject to availability of seats in a programme for each session.

Aspirants may either apply online through IMT CDL website or send a Demand Draft of INR 1500 to IMT CDL Ghaziabad campus.

Link for Application Form

Programme NameEligibility Criteria
2 Year PGDMGraduation in any stream
15 months PGDM –  ExecutiveGraduation + 5 years of full-time work experience after graduation
13 months PGCMGraduation in any stream
  • One passport size photograph in JPG format- photograph should be in 100 x 150 pixel
  • Bachelor’s degree or the final year marksheet
  • Class 10th certificate for verification of date of birth, student, and father’s name
  • Class 12th certificate/marksheet
  • Aadhar Card (front and backside)
  • Experience Certificate (if applicable)
  • Certificate for verification of the defence personnel, SC/ST, war widows & handicapped candidates (if applicable)


  • In case of a foreign degree, submission shall be with approval of Ministry of HRD, Government of India, including copy of passport and Study Visa. The rest of the Admission Process remains the same.
  • IMT CDL has the right to deny admission to any candidate after verifying his credentials.
Original documents have to be uploaded online while applying for admission.

Yes, in Open and Distance Learning mode it is permitted.

Students enrolled in the Two Year PGDM programme can opt for Dual Specialization by choosing five (5) more elective courses from another specialization area. For Dual Specialization, a student will study for one (1) additional semester and pay the applicable course fee.

ProgrammeSemester 1*Semester 2Semester 3Semester 4
Two Year PGDM Programme32500.0031000.0031000.0031000.00
15 Months PGDM – Executive Programme40500.0039500.00NANA
13 Months PGCM Programme28500.0027500.00NANA

* A one-time Alumni fee of INR 1000.00 is included in the Semester 1 fee.

Note: IMT CDL reserves the right to change the fee structure from time to time.

Fee is payable at the start of every semester.

  • Online payment: Applicant can make the online payment through IMT CDL website using Debit card/Credit card/Net Banking (except International Cards). Academic fees can also be paid using Credit / Debit Card (except International Cards) swipe facility by visiting the IMT CDL campus at Ghaziabad.
  • Offline payment: Applicant can submit Demand Draft which should be in favor of IMT CDL payable at Delhi.

IMT CDL offers scholarship to the nationals of India and students enrolled in Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM – 2 years) & Post Graduate Certificate in Management (PGCM – 13 Months) programme in the following categories:

  • Indian Defence Forces – Serving/Retired defence personnel.
  • Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)
  • War Widows
  • Divyangjan/differently-abled/Handicapped

A fee refund is permissible only in specific cases. Please refer to the Refund Policy section of the Brochure/Website.

The fee of INR 1500 charged for Application Form is non-refundable.

The applicant is informed about the Admission confirmation through email to the applicant’s registered email id.

The applicant will be issued a 10 Digit Enrollment Number after successful submission of the semester fee and document verification.


10 Digits Enrollment Number is generated after successful submission of applicant’s fees and document verification. The same is sent through email to student’s registered email id.

Students can download e-Identity Card from their Student Information System(SIS) login after the generation of Enrolment Number.

The books are provided in two forms:

Physical Books: The Study Material in the form of physical books is made available before the commencement of the classes for the core/elective courses. This is dispatched via courier service or Speed Post (where courier service is not available).

E-books: Student may access E-books from the Learning Management System (LMS). The E-books are available within 15 days from the confirmation of fees.

IMT CDL has set up a world class Learning Management System (LMS) platform named as EduGenie which provides an exciting and immersive environment for learners anywhere, anytime. It allows the faculty full functionality to interact and collaborate with the students. The world class LMS platform of IMT CDL effectively creates learning environment through which students can get easy access to their Course Material, Learning Schedules, Recorded Lectures, Assessments, Feedback, Peer Learning and many more features that foster a community of continuous learning and improvement.

Student Information System (SIS) is a platform which provides complete information solution to our students. In Distance Education the receipt of correct and timely information is of paramount importance. SIS is a one-stop solution for all the information needs of IMT CDL’s learners. All the information related to Projects, Assignments, Examinations, Marksheets, Academic & Fee Record etc. is systematically available at SIS which can be accessed by the students by applying user specific login details.

Classes are conducted in both offline and online modes. OLS sessions in offline mode for core courses are provided at IMT CDL Ghaziabad. OLS sessions for elective courses are held only in online mode. Microsoft Teams is used for the online sessions.

Under normal circumstances, classes for core courses are held in online/offline mode at IMT CDL campus. Academic Delivery Facilitation shall be online mode for Elective Courses in different Specializations.
Class schedule will be uploaded in your Learning Management System (LMS) portal.

Recording of all the online sessions can be accessed through Learning Management System (LMS).

Minimum i3 processor with 1.7 Ghz and above having 4 GB RAM with 1 Mbps uninterrupted internet bandwidth. System should have Window-8 & above Operating System with Microsoft Teams updated version installed.

Online classes can be attended from Mobile/Tablet devices having 4GB RAM & Octa core 2.0 GHZ with the availability of 4G or WiFi connection for best performance. An updated version of Microsoft Teams should be installed.

No, there is no separate fee.

Students are advised to attend the classes however it is not mandatory.

The maximum timeframe provided to complete the programme is double the stipulated duration of the programme. i.e 4 years for 2 year PGDM programme, 30 months for 15 month PGDM-Executive programme and 26 months for 13 months PGCM programme.

The enrolment for the programme lapses after the maximum permissible duration.

Link for updating the contact details is available in student’s SIS Login. Students should ensure that the latest contact details are updated.

Click on Student Services link available on  and select Student Zone->Student Information System. Register as a New User using 10-digit enrollment number as the User Id and create your own password.

It all depends on the individual learner’s interest, ability and motivation.


(a) Each core and elective course has two components of assessment namely Assignment and End  Term  Examination (ETE).

  • Assignments: Assignments are used for continuous assessment. For each course there are two assignments, which the learner has to attempt.
  • End Term Examination (ETE): ETE is a comprehensive examination to be conducted at the end of every semester.

(b)  Project Work: Applicable to students enrolled in 2 years PGDM and 15 Months PGDM-Executive programme

(c)  Comprehensive Viva: Applicable to students enrolled in 13 Months PGCM programme

Assignments are Multiple Choice Questions.

End Term Examination comprises of Multiple Choice Questions and Caselets.

Examination comprises of Multiple-Choice Questions to assess the learner on:

  • Analytical, Conceptual and Comprehension ability
  • Case or problem-solving ability

The End Term Examination (ETE) is held at the end of each semester.

End term exams are held at designated centres in proctored mode. Designated centres will be notified in the Student Information System (SIS) login once the examination dates are announced.

In the PGDM and PGDM – Executive programmes, students are required to complete a project during their final semester, focusing on their chosen area of specialization.

A project serves as a culmination of everything a student has learned throughout the academic programme, allowing them to apply theoretical knowledge and methodologies to real managerial challenges. Students will engage in comprehensive research within a specific organization or business area, utilizing the knowledge and skills they have acquired throughout the programme.

There is no fee to be paid to attempt the End-Term Exams or Assignments in the scheduled Exam Cycle.

Passing Criteria is as follows:

  • To be declared as ‘Pass’ in a course a student should secure 40 marks out of 100 marks in aggregate (Assignments and ETE combined) with minimum 25 marks out of 70 in ETE.
  • For every course, there are two assignments of 15 marks each. Attempt of both the assignments is mandatory to be declared as ‘Pass’ in a course.
  • Project is to be submitted by the student in final semester in Two Year PGDM and in Project Term of 15 months PGDM (Executive) programme. The student should secure minimum 40% marks in Project Work in order to be declared as ‘Pass’
  • In PGCM programme, student has to appear for Comprehensive Viva Voce in the final semester. The student should secure minimum 40% marks in Viva Voce to be declared as ‘Pass’.

For the successful completion of the programme it is mandatory to ‘Pass’ each course including project work/comprehensive viva as applicable.

Foundation Courses consists of assignment only. Score obtained in Foundation course assignments is not added in the final scores but it’s mandatory to clear for the successful completion of the programme.

Scholastic achievement is classified as follows:

  • Pass with Distinction: 75% marks or above.
  • Ist Division: Students with an aggregate percentage of 60% marks and below 75% marks.
  • IInd Division: Students with an aggregate percentage of 50% marks and below 60% marks.
  • IIIrd Division: Students with an aggregate percentage of 40% marks and below 50% marks.
  • Reappear: Students aggregating less than 40% marks.

A student is allowed to improve performance in the End Term Examination (ETE) or assignment after getting approval from IMT CDL. A student can apply to improve his performance within 15 days after declaration of result.

Note: Performance Improvement is not applicable to Project work.  

A student can take re-admission to the higher semester/next semester even if assignments and/or exams of a course are pending in the current semester.

e-Mark Sheets can be downloaded from SIS accounts within 45 working days after declaration of the results.  Timelines for the issue of e-marksheets for different programmes are given below.

  • Two Year PGDM programme – On an annual basis after completion of 1st and 2nd Year
  • Fifteen Months PGDM (Executive) programme – After completion of 15 months
  • Thirteen Months PGCM programme – After completion of 13 months inclusive of viva voce


The Foundation courses are the basic courses to prepare learners, coming from different qualification & backgrounds, to pursue management education. It is mandatory to qualify the foundation courses for the award of diploma/certificate. These are non-credit courses, that is, marks obtained in these courses will not be added to the final score.

These are fundamental courses of management education that develop the knowledge base required to succeed in a career. These are credit courses that are mandatory for all students to qualify.

Elective courses develop an in-depth knowledge in the chosen specialized domain – HR, Marketing, Finance, Operations, Business Analytics and Strategy. These are choice-based courses which a management student can opt for based on his/her interest area of specialization.