Rajdeep Chimni

Founder

Admissions Gateway

Gurgaon

India

Consultant Bio

I am a Kellogg alumnus (2008) with Product Management and Entrepreneurial experience. I served as an Admissions Ambassador while at Kellogg and also as the Secretary of the Kellogg Alumni Association of India.

I have helped 600+ candidates across 20+ countries achieve their dreams of getting into top MBA programs with $20M+ in scholarship. I specialize in helping candidates apply to the top-15 US b-schools, INSEAD and LBS. This year my candidates received 58 admissions to the top-5 US b-schools and a total of $6M+ in scholarships.

I have an approachable style and have no limits to time spent or iterations while coaching. We work to help our candidates not only gain admissions and scholarships but also to set them up for success at b-school.

Company Information

Admissions Gateway is a boutique consulting firm, established in 2007, with a track record of helping 700+ aspirants realize their dream of attending the top-15 US Business schools, LBS and INSEAD. What our clients appreciate most about our engagement model is: ‘living’ the application period with them. Our ‘invested mentoring’ enables candidates to succeed beyond the applications during Business School and beyond. We have a team of 5 consultants from the M7 b-schools and work with a limited number of candidates each year.

Admissions Results:

2017 results: Top-5: 58 admissions, top-10: 113

2016 results: Top-5: 30 admissions, top-10: 94

2015 results: Top-5: 23 admissions, top-10: 84

2017 Highlights:

Harvard/Stanford/Wharton: 32 admissions

Kellogg/Booth: 26 admissions

Columbia/MIT/Tuck: 17 admissions

Ross/Yale/Duke/Darden/Stern etc: 38 admissions

Scholarship Results:

2017 scholarships: Top-20 ~$6M

2016 scholarships: Top-20 ~$4.7M

2015 scholarships: Top-20 ~$3M

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

We have end-to-end 3 school and 5 school packages.

These cover:
– Profile evaluation and building
– Resume building
– Goals and skill gap
– Why MBA
– School selection
– Networking with our alumni at schools
– Essay guidance
– Recommendation tips
– Interview prep
– Scholarship guidance and negotiation

Location: Gurgaon India

Phone: +91 989-989-4443

Email: rchimni2008@kellogg.northwestern.edu

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  • Olin Ding last year to Wharton admit with Rajdeep
    1 week ago
    Having applied earlier to Olin and not having made it I was unsure about how to fully project my experience through essays and during interviews, for which I believed soliciting guidance would be the best approach. Secondly, my current job is heavily demanding and I wanted someone to keep me on track. Rajdeep has one of the best track records for applications to the M7. The most brilliant part of his advise was that despite having an unconventional profile, I was able to explain my experiences in the right manner, using the most appropriate anecdotes which gave my story the required impetus. During one such instance of laying down the goals, the questions put forth by Rajdeep led me to dive into extensive research ...
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    Class of 2022 N/A
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  • Personally invested in clients’ success - Booth (70k) and Kellogg (120k)
    2 weeks ago
    Colleagues of mine work with Rajdeep every year and have gained admission to all the top-5 schools so I was aware how Rajdeep was supportive in building an application strategy and delivering on it. I was impressed by Rajdeep’s support on my resume – having worked only in the social sector, I had trouble articulating my experiences to suit an ‘MBA app’. Rajdeep helped me every step of the way, from explaining what was needed to how it is to be done. His revisions were meticulous and really helped my resume jump 10X from my initial draft. I remember spending hours on call, discussing my goals and story – we had over 10 iterations for one particular school where we kept building on the story until both ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Goes the Extra Mile; Columbia, Booth + LBS Admits!
    4 weeks ago
    I learned about Rajdeep through Poets&Quants, so a big thank you to Poets&Quants! The experience was fantastic. I really appreciate the attention to detail, continuous willingness to go the extra mile and the unending strive for perfection that Rajdeep brought to the table. Also, I always respected Rajdeep’s insights regarding essays and profile-positioning - they were worth their weight in gold and added tremendous value to my application. One thing that personally stood out for me was Rajdeep’s dedication. Even though we started months in advance and went about the process in a very planned manner, there were days closer to the deadline when I was rushing to do last-minute changes – in such cases, Rajdeep was available throughout – be it 12 midnight or 9am, ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Great Support, HBS ($$$ aid) & Kellogg
    1 month ago
    For three years my colleagues have been gaining admission to HBS with Rajdeep’s help so it was an easy choice to work with him. He has been key to helping me achieve my b-school results. I liked the fact that early-on, he thought through a timeline customized for me, factoring into my work commitments and ensured that we largely stuck to it. He has a strong grasp of the application process for all top b-schools. He helped me build a crisp resume and provided clarity when we were brainstorming my post-MBA goals. He nudged me to identify the right situations and examples to talk about, helping me craft meaningful and impactful essays. His college-specific phased approach of building the intensity of interview prep helped me have a ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Great Consultant, Helped Me Get into Kellogg with Scholarship
    1 month ago
    Rajdeep is a great consultant. I chose him because my friends (6 people I knew in my network) had worked with him, and gone on to receive admission in top schools. Personal recommendations from friends, combined with Rajdeep’s unparalleled success rate and a competitive fee (at least relative to other high-performing admission consultants) made working with him an easy choice. In terms of my experience, what I found to be most helpful was the resume-improvement support. Rajdeep probably took a 5/10 resume and improved by dramatic margins. He always pushed me to think of concrete results that exemplified the work, while remaining authentic and concise. His support on essays is essays is useful as he provides solid boundaries for what the content should cover. Over the years, ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Re-Applicant Admitted to Wharton with Scholarship
    1 month ago
    I was impressed with the high percentage rate of acceptance and the confidence that Rajdeep showcased during our conversation. I was re-applying and had applied to HBS, Columbia, Cornell, and UCLA before with the help of a consultant. Once we aligned on the schools, which took some time and back and forth, there was a big change in my resume in terms of how I presented my work. I appreciated the essay brainstorming, outlines and additional information provided by Rajdeep that helped me shape my essays. He also helped in connecting with students and my essays this year were much better researched. Rajdeep was available and helped me prepare for my mocks. Once I got my first admit, my interview process was made much more comfortable as ...
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    Mishti Sharma
    MBA Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Dinged at Stern w/ Top US Consulting Firm, $150k Scholarship w/ Rajdeep A Year Later
    2 months ago
    I first worked with a widely reviewed and ranked admissions consultant firm in US but after no admits that year, I was talking to some friends and advisors in introspection before my next move. One of my friends had worked with Rajdeep and his experience was poles apart from mine in terms of school choices and how he positioned himself to schools. I joined Admissions Gateway because of this robust approach I had seen work for my friend and because Rajdeep could point out major improvements in my application in our very first meeting. With Rajdeep, I got admits at Stern and Darden with full rides. Let me share the two things that he did that absolutely turned around my results. 1) Resume and Career Goals:  Where ...
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    Class of 2018 Admit
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  • Kellogg, Yale, & UCLA Admit With $$
    2 months ago
    Admissions Gateway helped me get into 3 of my top schools - Kellogg, Yale SOM, and UCLA, with a $70K scholarship at Kellogg and $60K scholarship at UCLA and I can confidently say none of my success would have been possible without them. AG and Rajdeep helped me with every little step of the MBA application process - a resume that shows my impact, a clear vision for my post-MBA goals, a thoroughly researched case of why the school and program were a great fit for me, and how to show my best self during my interviews. All of this, while making sure I remained 100% true to who I was and what I wanted from the MBA! Rajdeep really pushed me to reflect on my ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Puts Structure & Discipline To The Process - Tuck Admit
    3 months ago
    Rajdeep is very effective in putting structure and discipline into the application process. I found it difficult to define the scope of the essays and was overwhelmed by the whole process. But Rajdeep helped me put a boundary around the ask, and broke down the essays into milestones which made the task much simpler. He is a stickler for quality and constantly pushed me beyond my comfort zone to dig deeper into my stories unless they reflected the necessary leadership qualities. I was able to think clearly through my career by the end of the process and had much more clarity on what I want to get out of my MBA. I always refer him to my friends for their MBA applications and all of ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Like a Surgeon Not a Butcher, LBS Admit
    4 months ago
    Successfully applying to a B-school was less about my experiences and more about the takeaways from those experiences that would help me demonstrate that I was MBA ready. As easy as it may sound, the process forced me to ask some probing questions and it became very important for me to be able to structure my answers within the prescribed word limits. Being from a highly competitive talent pool, I needed strategic help with the process of working with someone who had a proven track record with Indian applicants. I came to know about Rajdeep from some of my classmates who had worked with him and highly recommended him. The first thing that really stood out for me was Rajdeep’s strategy of building out your resume before ...
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    Class of 2018 Admit
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