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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  • Booth 2021 Admit
    4 months ago
    As a re-applicant, I was aware of the complexities of the application process. However, I did not have a good idea of how to structure my application – resume, essays, goals, etc. As a result, my previous applications had been incoherent and inconsistent. A Booth alumn who had worked with Chimni for her applications recommended him. From the first conversation, I knew that he is highly knowledgeable and heavily invested, and treats each application with the same care and detail as if he were making his own application. After talking to friends and reading Admissions Gateway reviews I joined Chimni. The 4 areas in which I benefited were: Resume: Chimni helped me polish my resume, elevating it and giving it a solid structure. He helped me pivot ...
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  • Approachable & Super Dedicated - Wharton ($$), Booth ($$) + LBS!
    4 months ago
    A couple of my friends referred me to Chimni. The initial call was great, I thought he was dedicated and had a great track record. What stood out for me during my experience working with Chimni was professionalism and expertise. He was efficient in helping me brainstorm the elements of my essay and make me think out of the box. Post the initial iterations on essays, I found it difficult to think outside of the box or start afresh. Rajdeep would devote time in helping me come up with new angles in such situations. He was extremely approachable. There was no delay or lag in reviews. Rajdeep was always mindful of the task at hand and ensured timely completion of all parts of the process. I was ...
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  • Makes You Give Your 100% - Columbia, Booth & LBS Admits
    4 months ago
    I heard about Chimni and Admissions Gateway from a colleague at work and was impressed by his track record. Chimni is a pusher. He knows when you’re giving 90% and pushes until you reach your 100%. Chimni did not push his own opinions on me and rather let me figure out my own stories and goals and helped shape them. Chimni helped sculpt each line on my resume to bring out the impact of my experiences. Instead of writing simple job descriptions found in most resumes, he forces you to think about quantifiable results and how your work has made a difference. He is very hands-on and involved in every step of the process and focuses a lot on research and networking with current and ex-students ...
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  • Personal Touch! Great Harvard Interview & Reflection Help, HBS Admit!
    4 months ago
    I worked with Chimni mainly to prepare for my HBS mock interview, based on my friend’s recommendation. Chimni's approach was very different compared to other well-known consultants I worked with. He suggested a lot of input over the phone compared to email, which was the exact style I was looking for. For example: Before the main mock interview with Chimni, I had 2 calls with him just to understand how to prepare for B-school interviews, HBS in particular. Post-interview, I had a call with him to go over the interview and we brainstormed about the HBS post-interview reflection note. And I will again emphasize that most other consultants would just do 1 call and answer other queries over email. For me, this personalized approach was ...
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  • Re-Applicant Admitted To Stern ($$) + $190k Scholarship On All Admits
    4 months ago
    Working with Chimni was quite amazing. Most important was the strategic advice that was given right at the beginning. Before that, I was not projecting my candidature well. By the time I finished my resume I had greater clarity on my strengths and how to project them. The guidance at each step was comprehensive and helped me put my best foot forward. I had a lot of content for my resume and essays but I didn’t know how to put it together cogently and also make it succinct. Chimni’s discussed various examples and frameworks which allowed me to think deeply and bring out only the strategic stuff. Another major hurdle was managing the word count as I had never written such essays. But through iterations, I ...
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  • Personalized Help, Helps Bring Out Your Differentiation – INSEAD + Scholarship
    5 months ago
    I started early, reading blogs on multiple websites such as Poets&Quants and also talked to a lot of current students. I heard great reviews about Chimni so I was excited to work with him. Resume building and conveying my thoughts in the essays were the biggest challenge that I faced coupled with a lack of international experience. I was also in a competitive pool of engineers and had a low GPA to contend with but my GMAT was good. Chimni really helped me think at a high level and visualize the larger picture in terms of my goals and the stories I wanted to showcase. He helped me structure my experience and focus on key traits such as leadership, collaboration, and diversity. Also, he taught me to ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Kellogg with $120k scholarship (and Columbia with $80k, and Tuck)
    5 months ago
    My fiancee had great things to say about Admissions Gateway and Chimni so it was an easy choice. I was from a great undergrad school with less than a stellar academic record, top-notch consulting experience but not from a firm considered gold standard, private equity experience but not from a global bulge bracket – so the profile touched ‘gold’ yet felt silver. Chimni helped me think through my choices and we decided to apply to the top-7 but include all my dream schools. I had done research on Poets and Quants etc but my discussions with Rajdeep helped me put almost a year of research into frameworks and decisions quickly. Having received 3 admits from 5 schools, I feel the strategy was on target. I had made ...
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  • Candid, Action-Oriented, & Committed: Stanford ($110K), Wharton ($110K) & LBS (GBP 25K)
    5 months ago
    I was deciding between a few consultants (Accepted.com, Menlo, HBSguru and Admissions Gateway). After my call with Chimni, I knew right away that I wanted to work with him because of his candid, action-oriented and well-informed approach. He has a great track record and the support provided was more exhaustive. Chimni helped me break down the process into key parts with manageable timelines. Starting from the resume, within 1-2 iterations I could see the difference – Chimni deeply understood my work and helped me bring out the impact. He pushed my thinking on articulating my aspirations and conveying my story in a compelling way, through multiple discussions and connecting me to current students. For the interviews, he not only conducted mocks but also leveraged the Admissions ...
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  • Calm & Smooth Process, Low GPA, Columbia Fellow ($80K)
    5 months ago
    Two friends who worked with Chimni and gained admission to Harvard had given me great reviews about Admissions Gateway. My interaction with Chimni was calm and focussed from the outset. He gave me an idea of how the process works, what the schools look for etc. I was surprised he didn’t get hung up on my weak GPA, which gave me confidence that I had a reasonable shot at the top schools. The resume building process was thorough; moving the resume from appearing ‘operational’ to appearing ‘strategic’ was the big part. Chimni’s efforts were validated not just with the B-School results but also by the fact that I started getting a number of calls from companies wanting to hire me based on the updated resume I’d ...
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  • Kellogg With 120K Scholarship ( & Booth, Tuck, Haas)
    5 months ago
    I liked Admissions Gateway and Chimni’s personalized approach and Chimni came highly recommended by friends. He went beyond his role throughout the process and his confidence in my success was 100%. Resume: Chimni helped transform my resume using the STAR framework, highlighting the impact that I brought to the firm. It helped shine the light on my leadership aspects and long-term effect of my work, not only preparing me for the B-school process, but also for the recruiting. School Search: I had done research through interactions with students, alumni and online before connecting with Chimni, but had been unable to reach a concrete decision in terms of schools. He guided me and set a structure by walking me through (1) my chances at the ...
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