The Phenomenal Ladder of Success at MDI Gurgaon

The Phenomenal Ladder of Success at MDI Gurgaon

At par with IIMs and leading MBA Colleges of India or World, in general, Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon has a legacy of more than four decades. MDI Gurgaon is one of the best B- schools of India and a front runner in setting the precedents among B schools on quality management education with high placement record. MDI Murshidabad sets global standards through innovation, and demonstrated learning and teaching progress. The Institute is now ranked to be India’s top 10th business school by the NIRF. 

Ladder of Success: Uniquely Designed Pedagogy

MDI Gurgaon was the first to get the globally reputed AMBA accreditation in the country providing three finest PGDM Courses namely, Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), Post Graduate Diploma in Management - Human Resource Management (PGDM-HRM)and Post Graduate Diploma in Management - International Business (PGDM-IB).

The curriculum design and pedagogy of MDI Gurgaon emphasizes the development of students’ skills and abilities to apply management theories and concepts to live problems of business and industry. Students are expected to achieve high standards of excellence. The teaching methods include–lectures, case studies, seminars, assignments, live projects, group discussions, business games, outbound based experiential learning activities, educational excursions, role plays, simulation exercises, structured and unstructured group work, and field visits.

The emphasis is on involving the students in learning and helping them to relate concepts and theories to business realities. The programme enables students to acquire skills to identify and deal with complex problems of management. Consistent with advances in teaching technology, the programme integrates the use of computers (IT) in the learning processes. The students undertake several field-based projects so that they can get better insights into workplace reality. The curriculum is revised on an ongoing basis through discussions with practising managers from the industry. This is done to reflect current business needs in the curriculum.

Management Development Institute (MDI) is an institution of excellence in management education. MDI sets itself apart through a strong industry interface, student driven activities and a global perspective fostered by strong and best international linkages across the globe. The tremendous intellectual pool of our faculty combined with continuous hands on experience provides the students of MDI, a sturdy platform to launch them higher in the management horizon.

Ladder of Success: Placements at MDI Gurgaon

Management Development Institute continues to be one of the top Indian B-Schools for companies to recruit. Over the years, the institute has consistently maintained a hundred percent recruitment record with students exceeding expectations of recruiters. Placements at MDI have been a testament of the ever increasing faith that the industry has on the institution.

The batch of 2018-20 comprised 239 students from the PGPM programme, 60 students from PGP-IM programme and 60 students from the PGP-HRM programme. MDI garners industry interest due to its distinct student demographic, which exhibits diversity in terms of education, past work experience and gender. This final placement season of 2020, witnessed 41 new recruiters and a 9.53% rise in the average salary offered, reaffirming MDI’s established position as one of the country’s leading business schools.

Placement Highlights of the Batch of 2018-20:

  • Batch Size: 359 (PGPM: 239 PGP-HRM: 60 PGP-IM: 60)
  • Number of Companies: 126 (PGPM: 97 PGP-HRM: 36 PGP-IM:46)
  • Median Salary: 22.00 LPA
  • Average Salary: 22.05 LPA
  • Highest Salary: 40.50 LPA

Sector Wise Placement Highlights

  • PGPM & PGP-IM

• Highest salary in E-commerce sector

• More than 38% of the offers were made in BFSI and FMCD/FMCG sector

• More than 50% of the batch secured a salary of INR 22 LPA or more

  • PGP-HRM

• Highest salary in E-commerce sector

• More than 28% of the offers were made in BFSI and Technology, Media & Telecommunication sector

• More than 50% of the batch secured a salary of INR 22 Lacs or more

Ladder of Success:Steps to the top

It is believed that experiences of corporate leaders provide invaluable learning to the students of management. The Business Thought Leadership Series has been designed to serve as a forum for exchange of intellectually stimulating ideas between business heads and future managers through the lecture format. Such sessions see students getting a practical perspective on the theoretical concepts learnt in class with the industry stalwarts gaining fresher and newer ideas.

Apart from ‘Business Thought Leadership’ sessions MDI Gurgaon also have the Synapse series, apart from Workshops, Live Projects, and other corporate forums. The aim of the Synapse series is to have senior practicing managers share their functional expertise with students and provide them a practical view of the various functions of an organization. The series is conducted in a lecture format.

Workshops serve as customized avenues for organizations to interact with students. Simulation games, experiential exercises, and domain-specific training are some examples of the types of workshops that have been explored in the past.

Live Projects are an excellent opportunity for the students to assist managers in solving live business issues. These live projects could either be in the form of an independent project or a part of an ongoing project. For students, these projects are an opportunity to showcase their skills in the related areas in real business scenarios. For participating organizations, it is an opportunity to evaluate and leverage the calibre and intellectual capital of the students. 

Apart from the above, Delphique, the flagship research event of MDI has been a meeting ground for students and the industry for the last 14 years. Delphique strives to collaborate with various leading companies for knowledge partnership for different panels spanning all management verticals.

MDI, an institution for excellence in management education, quality research, executive development and value added consulting, has consistently maintained its premier position among the top five B-schools in the country. Its strong intellectual capital of over 76 nationally and internationally acclaimed full time faculty members is acknowledged to be amongst the best in India.

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