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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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Inspirational Commitment To Students, Kellogg Admit
    8 months ago
    I heard about Admissions Gateway through a friend at Wharton who spoke about the strong commitment, story-telling skills and personalized attention provided to each candidate. I had applied to Kellogg and Fuqua last year and decided to work with Rajdeep for my interviews and group discussion. Chimni is extremely thorough with his work. He took time to understand my profile thoroughly well and helped me articulate my story in the most immaculate way. He went out of his way to give me extra time and guided me well to craft a strong case because he genuinely cared about me. He ensured that I was confident and provided me with amazing tips which drastically improved my interview skills. I have learnt so much from him on a personal ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Honest, Sincere & One Of The Best Worldwide - Two Top-5 admits!
    8 months ago
    I discussed my case with top admissions consultants and eventually joined Chimni. The first thing that hit me hard that he was brutally honest about everything. I realized that a top 5 college is no cakewalk and every aspect of the application would need to be compelling to get an admit. In my opinion, Chimni stands out in the three major areas: First, he has the qualification and the experience for the job. After getting a Kellogg admit and interacting with others from the school, I realized how well connected Chimni is with his alma mater. Coupled with his 10+ years of admissions consulting experience, this creates a good network to tap into. He put me in touch with numerous students and alumni from my target schools ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Goes Above & Beyond: LBS / INSEAD Admits
    8 months ago
    I was re-applying and started early with Rajdeep in the month of May, aiming to apply to LBS, Kellogg and INSEAD. My process started with building my resume. Rajdeep put special emphasis on the resume as it becomes the base of your essays, recommendations and interviews. My resume process went on for a month and we made 6-7 drafts till we were happy with the one we have. We were able to quantify every achievement which made the resume very punchy and professional. Rajdeep’s patience and commitment to delivering results was visible in my resume process itself. Rajdeep provided access to the rich network of Admission Gateway’s alumni network across B-schools, who were supportive and friendly in helping me out with my questions and connecting me with ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Chimni Stands Out - Admitted To Stern
    8 months ago
    I was in working in CPG and had applied once before with a top US consultant. I applied to 7 schools that year with their help and was dinged by all. I could not understand where I went wrong and the consultant’s team were not helpful in giving specific feedback. It was then that a friend, who had had a similar experience, referred me to Chimni. In our first meeting Chimni explained to me step by step how my application needed to be improved. What really separates Chimni is his systematic and well thought out customized approach for each of his students. He has a deep understanding of what each of the top schools is looking for in a candidate and helps you to build your ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Chimni will even work with you at 2AM! - Kellogg Admit
    8 months ago
    I have a CPG background and was referred by a friend at Unilever. I joined Chimni because of his stellar track record. The best part of working with Chimni was the detailed planning for each component of the application process. He always pushed me to reflect and expand my view point of the content that I had put up in each of my application materials and write in the most impactful manner. Chimni has deep expertise in the admissions process which reduces the time required to research schools. Further, I could easily tap into the AG alumni network to get school specific information to build content for each of my essays. Chimni helped me to position my application in the most differentiated manner and enabled me ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Best in the business. Booth and 3 other schools with ($$)
    8 months ago
    I was an early stage candidate (2+ years of work experience in the technology industry) and decided to take a crack at b-school. Initially I started with a US consultant but was not sure what value I was getting. A student at Kellogg recommended reaching out to Chimni. When I spoke with him, his approach and expectations were what I were looking for. He suggested using the tips and working with my US consultant and also how to get more out of the engagement. However after the call I then did a lot of research and after talking to many students I gave up my $3500 deposit with the US firm and joined Chimni. I applied to a mix of top-10 and top-5 schools. The ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Patient and structured, 3 admits including Wharton
    9 months ago
    I was looking for a consultant who could help me secure an admit to a top-5 US B-School and Rajdeep came highly recommended by friends who had made it to top US schools. His approach is very structured and professional. We began with the resume and his way of looking at it from a strategic lens made my resume really strong. I had an operations background so I was earlier struggling with presenting the bigger picture. We finalized our schools, picking Wharton, Kellogg, Darden and Ross in Round 1. Rajdeep’s approach of deep research on schools made my essays very relevant and specific to the schools. He was extremely patient despite multiple iterations, helping perfect the essays. The engagement went beyond what I had expected or ...
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    Class of 2018 Admit
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  • Re-applicant: Harvard ($$$) and Wharton ($), Husband also admitted to Harvard
    9 months ago
    I applied to Stanford, Wharton, Sloan, Kellogg with another leading consultant last year. This year I worked with Chimni as a senior manager in my previous company recommended him. Right from resume consultation to helping with the interviews, I found Chimni’s suggestions helpful. Overall, his comprehensive understanding of the application process and of schools’ characteristics helped me best structure my life story and highlight the relevant areas of my experience and personality in my applications. In my case what also stood out was Chimni’s extensive knowledge about the world of startups, given his numerous experiences with folks from similar background - which not only made it really easy to discuss the big picture with him but also made his guidance very crisp and to the point instead ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • More like a friend than a consultant - Harvard admit with $108,000
    9 months ago
    Two colleagues at HBS and college seniors recommended me to Rajdeep. Talking to Rajdeep felt like talking to a friendly, super-approachable advisor rather than talking to a strict professional consultant. It started with the resume building process. Aware that there was a time-crunch, Rajdeep set up multiple appointments in short intervals to help me progress through this stage. At the end of 10 days, I felt proud that “I” was the person being described in the resume. It was a complete overhaul. Comparing the “Before Rajdeep” and “After Rajdeep” CVs made me realize how beautifully one’s credentials can be narrated in a concise yet impactful manner without exaggerating whatsoever. In Round 1, I was applying to 3 schools (HBS, Darden and Kellogg). The toughest challenge was putting ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Chimni helped me work smarter rather than harder
    10 months ago
    I joined Chimni because of his proven track record and as he showed confidence in my profile in the first couple of interactions. While working with Chimni 3 things really stood out for me: Quality - His commitment to quality is brilliant. When an nth draft for Wharton essays seemed like a neat final draft to me, Rajdeep made me consistently improve it. As a result I ended up submitting, say an (n+5)th or (n+6)th draft. Same holds true for his attention to detail. For my Harvard essay, he kept working with me to iterate on versions of one sentence to figure out which one captured the sentiment in the most optimum fashion. Structured approach - Being in the industry long and having had a great ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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