Experiences shared by Exchange Students and International Faculty about MDI and India

Post Graduate Programme in Energy Management (PGP-EM)

Objectives of the Programme

To cope with new realities and changing contours of the Energy/Power & allied sector in India, MDI’s Energy Management Programme focuses on developing future leaders who:

  • Believe in leading change rather then managing change
  • Integrate thoughts with action
  • Create an impact to make a difference wherever they go
  • Are trained and developed as the best talent to meet the challenges of developing and managing Energy/Power & Allied sector in India
  • Would be well-equipped with the salient features of functional areas of management
  • Would share experiences on national and international best practices and innovations in community-based participative model
  • Would be facilitators for awareness, understanding and implementation of enactments related to energy/power.

Thus, the mission of the programme at MDI is to prepare global leaders who create, manage and effectively lead change in the energy/power & allied sector. These leaders are expected to create winning institutions in the emerging corporate Olympiad. The programme also sensitizes them on ethical issues.


Teaching is based on recent research material and experience gathered from around the world. The pedagogy is highly interactive. It envisages substantial participation and action learning. Teaching methods include lectures, cases, seminars, group discussions, business games, role plays, simulations, exercises, structured and unstructured group work and field visits. The emphasis is on involving each participant to make learning participant-centric and help them relate the concepts, ideas, and theories to their own experiences. Consistent with recent advances in training technology, the programme integrates the use of latest IT and computing technologies with learning in different functional areas.

Group Activities

Substantial work is assigned to the participants in small groups. This provides an opportunity to examine a problem collectively and to learn from each other’s experiences. The group learning activities can be broadly classified into two:

  • Group assignments with presentations and case analysis
  • Group tasks-assignments that involve learning by doing.

Industry Visits

In order to have the first hand experience of the best practices in energy/power & allied sector in India, MDI organizes industry visits for the benefit of the participants.


The first four terms are residential on Campus and the fifth term is devoted exclusively to the dissertation work. The tentative term dates are as follows: