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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  • Introspection, self-discovery and 3 admits!
    1 year ago
    To be frank I was hesitant if an admissions consultant would be a great help as I wanted personalized attention. But early in the process with Chimni it was clear that he had my best interest at heart! The process was extremely organized and flexible which made it so comfortable to work on my applications despite my frequent 12 hour workdays. I got a much better understanding of my work, goals and professional development areas. There was always a focus on planning all scenarios and constantly learning and improving. Overall, it was supremely satisfactory and a journey of deep introspection and self-discovery. My 3 admits stand proof to that.
    Class of 2018 Admit
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  • Extracts the best from an applicant: $100K at both Harvard and Kellogg
    1 year ago
    I first heard of Rajdeep from friends and my opinion post my conversation with Rajdeep was that he was very direct and knew the weaknesses in my profile. It is important for consultants to be forthright and practical about what your strengths and weaknesses are. My experience of working with the team was amazing and I would like to highlight a few things that stood out. Firstly, the flexibility with which the entire application process was rolled out. There were times when I was working on my resume and essays at 1:30 am with Rajdeep. It really helps to have access to your consultant when you have a hectic day long work schedule. Other than that Rajdeep pushes you to think hard about the entire application, ...
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  • Calm, analytical and will work harder than you on your apps! Wharton Admit
    1 year ago
    I am a consultant with 3 years experience post completing my Bachelors in Economics. I was apprehensive about my lack of client facing experience, and the way my role would be perceived by B schools. I also had decisions to make regarding switching to a different role, choosing an externship vs. transfer, and on building my application to target a Top 10 school. Pre-application: When I first spoke to Chimni on the phone, I was impressed by his in depth-knowledge of my company (top consulting firm) and my specific role! He asked pointed questions about my daily operations, how my practice has grown and helped steer me to thinking about my story. He also met me at his office over the weekend, and helped me chart ...
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  • Treats your app like his own: Re-applicant admitted to Wharton with $30K!
    1 year ago
    I was re-applying as I had applied to Stanford, MIT and Berkeley and was rejected before the interview round last year. I heard about Chimni through friends and worked with him as he motivated me to re-apply to the M7. The best part of my experience was that my work was complex and technical (Oil & Gas) and Chimni helped me change my perspective of my work experience, putting it in a business context. Another highlight of my experience with Rajdeep was the amount of time he spent on my application. I started working with him from June, which gave me enough time to work thoroughly on my resume, goals and stories. It took me a very long time to start thinking and writing essays/resume ...
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  • Genuine care for applicants, Wharton TBD review
    1 year ago
    Rajdeep has been incredibly supportive during my entire admissions journey, even during the time when I was not his client. In my first interaction with Rajdeep, about 4 months before the R1 deadline, he did a detailed evaluation of my profile and provided insightful opinion on the things that I could do in the coming months. I was looking for a change of job at that point in time, which he in his amazing convincing manner, advised against. Even though I went ahead and followed his advice, I didn't sign up to work with him initially. Instead, I was flattered by the sales skills of another US based group and signed up with them. By the time I realised that the application process with ...
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  • Introspective process, Wharton ($) & Kellogg ($$)
    1 year ago
    I have a consulting and healthcare background and was looking to target the top-5 schools. Rajdeep had a great track record for the top-5 b-schools and I felt he understood my story and would pay individual attention. Rajdeep played a pivotal role in guiding me through each stage of the process and helped me look deeper into my own life experiences and future aspirations. This helped me decide what aspects I most wanted to share in the limited space I had in essays. Rajdeep has a deep understanding of the admissions criteria at each school and he helped me mould my story positioning it appropriately for each school. He also connected me with alums/current students at the Top-5 which immensely helped in school-specific queries I had. He then ...
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  • Structured, strategic and supportive! Yale and Cornell ($$)
    1 year ago
    I loved working with Chimni. Three things stood out for me during the entire process. Firstly, the methodological approach in which Chimni broke down the essay question into smaller parts. This helped in answering the questions in a structured manner. Secondly, the feedback-driven mechanism during the interview preparation stage. Mock interviews were taken in which detailed feedback was given regarding the points which should be highlighted. Thirdly, with their experience comes the expertise they have in developing the story, especially the journey as to where you came from and where you want to go. As much as it required self-reflection, guidance was needed for story-boarding and that’s where Chimni helped me the most. Now I will delve into the stages in the application process: 1. GMAT Score: ...
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  • Excellent Wharton TBD Experience
    1 year ago
    Absolutely loved the conference call organized by Rajdeep and team for tips and insights from successful applicants on team-based discussion round of Wharton. I would say it played a big role in my success. I also liked the fact that there was last-minute advice even on the day of the TBD and help with connecting with all other applicants involved. I can’t imagine this being done better.
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  • Engineer Admitted to London Business School
    1 year ago
    Having worked in London for over an year, I was looking at LBS as one of my top-choice business schools. I was initially very clueless about the entire MBA process and was concerned to be starting the process mid-July for a September application. I was referred to Rajdeep with his reputation speaking for himself. In the first call itself, he established such great trust and I became confident that I am in good hands. Over the course of next two months, he transformed my CV, held multiple discussion to shape and refine my story. The most interesting part was his style to let you stay true to your thoughts and constantly tune what will work and the best way to present it. To top it ...
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  • Engineer admitted to HBS with 100K
    1 year ago
    Aiming to get into a top-5 b-school I worked with Rajdeep given his exceptional track record in helping people into a top-5 school. While I thought my CV was in a very good shape to begin with the level of detail and effort that went into rebuilding the CV was commendable. It was great to see the structure come up in the CV (important points first, STAR format – easier said than done), and the CV contents being used as a baseline to create convincing essays. I am an engineer and not a big fan of writing, so it definitely was a big challenge to begin thinking about writing essays. The brainstorming sessions on how to best portray a particular story were instrumental for approaching the essays ...
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