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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  • Frank & Supportive, INSEAD with $$
    4 weeks ago
    A friend at Wharton referred me to Rajdeep. Unlike what I had heard from friends about other consultants, Rajdeep didn’t try to convince me into applying to lower-ranked schools to improve his success rates. I stood my ground in applying to schools that I wanted to go to, and Rajdeep supported me in the process and we applied to HBS, GSB, Wharton, Sloan, Yale SOM and INSEAD. One thing I like was Rajdeep’s commitment. When I needed some extra support in getting my SOPs reviewed for a scholarship application, Rajdeep was willing to take a look at it and share some high-level feedback (even though it was outside the purview of the contract). The frameworks shared to think through different sections of the application ...
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  • Resume Genius, Storytelling Lessons for Life – from London to Chicago (Booth ($$) & Kellogg)
    4 weeks ago
    A friend at Harvard suggested connecting with Rajdeep and I worked with him on 5 M7 schools. I had an educational experience and gained a lot of insight on how to present my story in a way I couldn’t have done myself. Time zone differences meant that it was pretty late in India by the time I was free from work commitments in London. However, Rajdeep was very flexible and ensured that we left no stone unturned in putting up a strong application. I thought Rajdeep’s resume strategy of thinking from your management’s perspective in order to tease out the high-level impact of one’s professional achievements was genius. It’s something that I’ll deploy for years to come. I received great support on school-selection as well, especially ...
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  • Genuinely Focused on Maximizing Results
    4 weeks ago
    Making a choice for a consultant was a task and I took my time to research the market. I spoke to Admissions Gateway, Adam Marcus, Jennifer Bloom, MBA Exchange, Menlo Park, etc. Admissions Gateway stood out on 3 parameters – 1. Result orientation – AG is the only firm that transparently listed their past results and connected me to past clients. 2. Consultant (Rajdeep) – Though he may come across as too frank, Rajdeep on the first call was astute with his assessment and didn’t shy from pointing out weaknesses in the application. It didn’t seem like a sales pitch which a lot of other consultants had. 3. Costs – The costs were competitive in fact they seem ...
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  • Great Support, Admitted to Stern with Scholarship
    2 months ago
    Having pivoted from banking to consulting early in my career, I found Rajdeep’s advice very helpful to uncover and articulate my goals in a structured manner. His guidance helped me create a resume that presented my experiences in the best light and ensured that I approach the entire application process with a positive attitude. I especially appreciated the honest feedback I always received, as it helped me pick schools that would be the best fit for my goals. I was traveling quite often during my applications, but never felt disconnected from the process due to Rajdeep’s flexibility on timing. He was easily accessible on calls and texts when needed. Focused on the New York area, I applied to three schools and gained admission to Stern ...
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  • Help’s You Put Your Best Foot Forward, HBS ($100K+), Kellogg ($120K)
    2 months ago
    Colleagues who gained admission to Harvard and Kellogg referred me to Rajdeep. We started out with building my Resume. Rajdeep understood my work experience and helped me present it in the most impactful way by bringing clarity to my role and impact on each project. He further helped me decide the critical points to emphasize. This was followed by the definition of the goals. Here, Rajdeep helped me tune my thoughts to come up with a logical, consistent and practical story which would provide a solid foundation for a compelling story based on my work experience. For the essays, we identified my most impactful work experiences and customized each school’s essays to highlight different aspects. For example – Kellogg requires an essay demonstrating brave leadership. While I ...
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  • One Month, 4 Applications , 3 Admits – Wharton, Booth & LBS + Scholarships
    2 months ago
    Another consultant referred me to Rajdeep, which I thought was rare. I had a busy work and travel schedule so I started working on my applications only in Round 2 and that too in December! I would have liked to have applied to more schools but given the time I targeted 4. Rajdeep’s honest feedback and guidance through the process was invaluable. He was available at short notice and helped me manage my hectic schedule and craft good applications. Even though we had less time, he pushed me to think clearly and research all aspects to make a compelling application. It was comforting to have him available and he was willing to go over multiple iterations till we both were satisfied with the outcome. Rajdeep understands ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • 710 GMAT, Kellogg Admit!
    2 months ago
    I was initially wary of working with consultants. I knew what I wanted which was not just essay editing help or someone who could fit me into types of schools but wanted someone who could help me make strategic decisions covering my professional history, building my profile and then targeting the schools. When I spoke to people about Rajdeep, they gave me excellent feedback about his very structured approach, individual attention and some credentials in helping students to top US B-schools. One of the biggest positives of working with Rajdeep was that he helped me address certain key challenges in my profile. For instance, I had a 710 GMAT score which is on the lower side to target the top schools I had on my list. He suggested ...
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    Class of 2017 Admit
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  • Great Guide to Have Through the Admissions Process!
    2 months ago
    Rajdeep is more of a coach than a consultant. He is a clear thinker with deep insights into the admissions process across schools. Spending time with him - discussing my profile, the overall approach to admissions and career goals - I came out with a more comprehensive understanding of my path ahead. He was extremely thoughtful through the process. Starting from helping me build my CV - I have an unconventional background which needed to be represented appropriately for maximum impact - he spent considerable time understanding my vertical and iterated multiple times ensuring the best output, to building a consistent overall narrative across each of the many INSEAD essays and finally taking mock interviews and helping me write my scholarship apps even while he ...
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  • Not Only Admission but Gained Important Life Skills: Kellogg, Tuck, Ross ($$), Yale
    3 months ago
    I am based in the US and a friend in Singapore referred me to Admissions Gateway. I received positive reviews from other friends so I joined Admissions Gateway and worked with Rajdeep Chimni. Chimni’s guidance was instrumental in helping me leverage my work and extracurricular accomplishments to create a strong cohesive application profile and story. The process not only helped me in my applications, but the principles/rules I was taught when thinking about material for my essays and going through revisions is something I believe helped me gain important life skills which have been beneficial in my professional life and will help me through my MBA experience. Coming from an Engineering background, I was not experienced in building a Product Management oriented resume. I received guidance re-thinking ...
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  • Re-Applicant & M7 Specialist; Helped Me Go From 0/5 Admits to CBS ($$)
    3 months ago
    I was on the NYU-Stern Waitlist and looking for advice for updates, my conversation with Rajdeep was helpful. I appreciated the gesture as I was not a client yet and because Rajdeep didn’t charge even though others in the market charge for waitlist counseling. So, I felt, his focus was not on making a quick buck when the applicant is somewhat vulnerable, but instead to guide first. After navigating the application cycle that year without success, I decided to work with Rajdeep as he had a great track record of helping candidates to M7 schools and especially helping re-applicants. Three things that stood out: (i) Overall modus operandi: Structure and frameworks behind each component of the application; nothing felt half-baked / under-researched nor without a well-reasoned ...
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