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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  • Personal mentor, goes out of his way, top-10 admit
    2 years ago
    I reapplied to business schools in 2017-18 after working with a well known US consultant the previous year. When I planned to reapply, I spoke to many consultants. I remember Chimni being the only one who asked me for my previous applications and discussed my essays and goals in detail. Chimni's genuineness and unselfishness were clearly reflected as he spared more than an hour with me, though we had not started working together. (Our association was still not finalized). I finalized to work with Chimni and Admissions Gateway in May 2017 and probably was one of his first client's for that year. During the course of my interaction with Chimni, I never felt like I was working with a consultant. He was more like my personal ...
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  • Personal attention, re-applicant to Kellogg with ($$$)
    2 years ago
    A friend at Kellogg referred me to Chimni. I think he has the best balance of track record, value for money and personal commitment to an applicant. Few things that stood out for me: 1) Structure: The entire process starting from recommendation to essays is neatly structured that brings predictability to the process and helps plan things. Chimni helped me better research the school as well as leveraged his vast personal network to connect with relevant people, which makes the content rich. 2) Personal involvement: Chimni was personally involved till the end. This brings confidence in the applicant as well as continuity to the overall process. It also helps you in the applications of other schools I ...
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  • Second MBA applicant, admitted to Wharton and Kellogg
    2 years ago
    I started my campaign in R2 and applied to 4 schools with Rajdeep. A couple of things that stood out: 1. Honest Feedback – Rajdeep was very honest throughout the process. His candid feedback was very useful in crafting a compelling application. 2. Focus on introspection – Rajdeep’s inputs helped to make my resume more ‘achievements focused’. My most significant achievements turned out to be things I had not thought of mentioning. The resume building exercise was helpful in identifying what I should highlight in the essays. We then worked on my goals. With 5 years of experience, I was sure of what my goals are and why I needed to go to business school again. However, Rajdeep encouraged me to research extensively, define clearly what ...
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  • Practical Structured Approach to Building Strong Resumes
    2 years ago
    I worked with Rajdeep on my resume and as promised it went from a 2/10 resume to an 8/10. Rajdeep has an extremely structured approach to the resume building process and spends a good amount of time understanding your company's business, your role, and how has it evolved over your career. He then gives you steller examples from your kind of industry and profile explaining how the same projects can be depicted as a bad and good bullet point on your resume. There are a lot of approaches to building a resume but his concise format that you can fit into 1 page and his formula for distributing the different resume sections in proportion to your number of work experience was really helpful for me. ...
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  • Transparent and direct advise- Booth graduate
    2 years ago
    I would strongly recommend Chimni to any candidate. He gave me a very honest review even before I used his services. Since I was not sure if he could help, Chimni looked at my application and advised me to what degree I would need help. In my case, my resume was fine, but my essays needed work. In fact, I applied to some of the top-5 universities as advised. Over the application period, Chimni worked closely with me, guiding me through the essays. When I managed to get interviews at three out of five schools, Chimni gave me practice interviews as well. I am happy to say I got into my first choice; Chimni played a major role in my getting into one of the top universities ...
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    - S Set
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  • Re-applicant specialist: upgrade from Kelly to Duke ($)
    2 years ago
    Last year, I applied to 8 schools in R2 and got a shock as I gained admission only to Kelley. I reached out to Rajdeep Chimni at Admissions Gateway as the reviews and statistics were almost unbelievable. Upon talking to him I felt comfortable giving up Kelly and re-applying. We focussed on the resume which changed from a completely operation centric one to a proper business resume. I had never thought about the business impact of my actions and I only started thinking about the big picture thanks to Chimni’s constant poking. Chimni has a very structured approach. For each step in the application, I always had lots of input and guidance beforehand. This ended up saving a lot of time and effort. It’s almost as if ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Helped me identify my differentiators and express myself: Re-applicant Top-10 admit
    2 years ago
    I had reached out to Rajdeep Chimni after a year of disappointing results. Rajdeep not only saw the strengths in my profile but also encouraged me to stretch beyond, helping me crack one of my dream schools. Two key areas in which Rajdeep was instrumental in creating a major difference: Identifying my differentiators: What impressed me from day 1 was Rajdeep’s ability to relate personally to me and help me open up. This was instrumental because this helped me map out my life’s journey and identify the impactful stories that differentiated me. Throughout this process, Rajdeep’s ability to push me constructively to think deeper and emote better made the experience of engaging with him rewarding. Creating strong communication tools: Once I had identified the experiences that I wanted to talk ...
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    - Abhishek Banerjee
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  • Great understanding of a family business candidate
    2 years ago
    Rajdeep has a great understanding of positioning family business backgrounds. He quickly understood my work experience, made me think strategically and bring out the both the breadth of experience and the impact I made. He is very accessible and really pushes you to do your best, following up on progress whenever I fell behind schedule. I attended LBS and still continue to discuss career moves with him.
    - Karan Gupta
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  • Didn't let me give up! Re-applicant admitted to Booth
    2 years ago
    I was a re-applicant and given that I had applied in Round 2 last year and didn’t get through most colleges I was inclined to switch jobs or take a break. I spoke to many consultants and none of them was able to convince me otherwise except for Rajdeep at Admissions Gateway. He had an extensive conversation alleviating my concerns for applying next year. During my application, he spent a lot of time refining my resume and building my essays with key leadership and teamwork experiences. What I appreciated a lot was that Rajdeep pushed me on the essay quality and didn’t let me give up. He also helped a lot on my interview prep, sharing best practices and taking multiple interviews, eventually helping me secure admission ...
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    Class of 2018 Admit
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  • Admitted to Tuck with just 2+ years experience
    2 years ago
    Rajdeep and I had 2-3 calls of 30-60mins each to elaborate the working model and what the typical MBA application demands. It was amazing that he was willing to invest even though I was not even a paying client. Rajdeep had a great understanding of my aspirations and ability to quantify that I can move on a path of improvement in terms of my application process. I was a younger candidate and unsure of where I stood in the process. While I was not promised a sure-shot Stanford admit, I was not discouraged from applying to schools of my choice, all the same taking a realistic approach towards casting a wider net. This later on ended up being a huge confidence boost and helped build a ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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