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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  • Candid, Action-Oriented, & Committed: Stanford ($110K), Wharton ($110K) & LBS (GBP 25K)
    6 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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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Calm & Smooth Process, Low GPA, Columbia Fellow ($80K)
    6 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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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Kellogg With 120K Scholarship ( & Booth, Tuck, Haas)
    6 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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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • HBS Interview & Reflection Package: HBS admit
    6 months ago
    I chose Admissions Gateway/Rajdeep for the Harvard Interview preparation and reflection package. I found the interview preparation Rajdeep provided to be very useful for Harvard specifically but also applicable to multiple schools. He also helped me interpret the interview and write a strong post-interview reflection. Despite the time difference, everything went smoothly and he was also generous with his time. I highly recommend Admissions Gateway and Rajdeep's work.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Columbia With $80,000: Great Re-Application Advice!
    6 months ago
    A friend from Kellogg strongly referred Chimni. I had applied to 5 schools last year without success. I am 30+ and already hold an MBA. Chimni discussed my re-application and clearly outlined areas of improvement. The resume building sessions were standout. Since I had applied to a few B Schools the previous year, I felt I had my resume in great shape before meeting Chimni. However, he not only explained its flaws, but he also helped me understand the basic building blocks of a great resume. It has been an extremely important lifelong learning for me. After finalizing my resume, I had a look at my previous year’s submitted version and could see a stark difference in the quality. This set the tone for my applications. ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Transparent, Encouraging & Makes You Think, Duke Admit
    7 months ago
    I joined Admissions Gateway as I heard positive reviews since the last 4 years. I had hour long discussions with perhaps 10+ international consultants before zeroing in on Admissions Gateway. Unlike most consultants who gave generic feedback on a timed clock, Chimni helped me understand my profile and story positioning even before I signed up. He was upfront about my chances at various schools, did not give false hope but rather some much needed confidence after I'd been demotivated by a few other's opinions on my prospects. We were both on the same page and this clarity before signing up is what stood out to me and I appreciated the most about Admissions Gateway. Chimni helped me transform my resume and trained me to think hard and ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Deep Understanding Of The Tech Industry, MIT admit
    7 months ago
    I have 15+ years of technology experience and am based out of the US. Working with Rajdeep was great because he could actually understand the work I do and had the product management and managerial experience to bring out the best of my work. Rajdeep was fully committed to helping me succeed and his response rate was great. On both knowledge and care, I have to give him top points. The best combination of a consultant who has a technical background to understand your work and has a superb understanding of the MBA admissions process.
    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Direct & Constructive Feedback! Wharton Admit!
    7 months ago
    Most applicants think highly of themselves and may not be geared up to work as hard as they should. Working with Chimni you will get a reality check. He will give you feedback without beating around the bush and let you know exactly where the app stands. He knows what he is talking about and thoroughly scrutinizes your application. He has discussions and brainstorming sessions, almost making your story his own. He will steer you away from whims and fancies and is always someone who looks forward. If you get a reject he will not let you dwell on it and just move you on to focusing on the next school. I can say that he is arguably the best consultant. Of the 5 other people in ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Kellogg, LBS & Darden Forte Scholarship
    8 months ago
    A few of my friends who were successfully admitted to multiple schools including INSEAD and Wharton recommended me to Rajdeep Chimni or as he is known 'Chimni' (among my friends who graduated from top MBAs). It was a great decision to work with him as the process became much smoother with his insights and connections in the industry. I got into my top choice schools and recommend Chimni to all my friends and also spread the word through Poets and Quants great platform! There were a few things that really struck me and that I would like to highlight: ·His ability to manage an applicant’s expectations out of the process is good. He knows the system in and out which enables him to pin-point the strengths and weaknesses ...
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    Class of 2017 Admit
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  • Commitment To Excellence, Haas ($$)
    8 months ago
    I chose Admissions Gateway based on its excellent track record. My dilemma was justifying the reason for a second MBA and limited measurable achievements outside the workplace, both of which Chimni helped overcome. What I liked best about working with Admissions Gateway was the immediate Feedback & Response – Chimni was always available and immediate in sharing feedback on essays or offering guidance on issues. Chimni has a clear understanding of the kind of measurable achievements that top MBA colleges are looking for. He pushed me to identify such instances in my personal and professional life. He was great at helping me articulate the various chapters of my story as meaningful achievements to weave a compelling application. His commitment to excellence was reflected in his critical ...
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    Class of 2015 Admit
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