MDI Advantage

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.

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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First Internationally Accredited Indian B-School

MDI has the distinction of being the first internationally accredited Indian B-School. It was accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), U.K. in 2006. The Post Graduate Programme in Management, Post Graduate Programme in HR, The National Management Programme and the Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management are all AMBA accredited. In addition to this, the college also received accreditation from South Asian Quality Systems (SAQS) in 2005.

Rigorous Selection Procedure

Students at MDI are handpicked from the pool of the brightest minds that the country has to offer. Strict criteria and a stringent admission process ensure that only the best enter the hallowed portals of this venerable institute.

Accomplished & Erudite Faculty

MDI boasts of a community of around 80 full time faculty of national and international acclaim, one of the strongest assets of MDI, that bring the right mix of research and industry experience to education. The faculty is a healthy blend of academicians, policy makers, administrators and managers to deliver the knowledge, skills and realities of the corporate world. Various industry leaders and practitioners who participate in various capacities further enrich the offerings at MDI.

Illustrious Alumni

MDI has a history of cultivating change agents who go on to shine in the industry. The institution takes pride in its alumni who have consistently excelled in leadership positions across various organizations in India and abroad. They are people with immense vision; change agents who constantly seek to evolve the dynamics of the ever changing environment around them. Many of our distinguished alumni have chosen the entrepreneurial route, carving out a niche in their careers.

Vikas Bajaj Joint MD, Bajaj Motors Limited
S B Khare Deputy Director General, BSNL
Harsh Kumar Exec. Director (Fin Expenditure), Indian Railways
Girish Aivalli Country Head- Food & Agri Business Consultancy & Research, Yes Bank
Yatin Pahwa Head of Strategy, Nokia
Sanjay Verma CEO –Asia Pacific, Cushman & Wakefield
Saurabh Ray Director Business Development, Oracle India
Rohit Mittal Financial Analyst, The World Bank
Gaurav Sabharwal AVP(International Brands), Pernod Ricard India
Ajay Atreya COO - Wealth Advisory & Investment Services, Edelweiss Securities Ltd
Vishal Bhatia Marketing Director, Reckitt Benckiser
Amit Pande Retail Director, Louis Philippe
Gaurav Gupta Associate Director, Societe Generale Pvt. Banking
Purusharth Tripathi Service Delivery Executive for Asia & AMET, HP
Pradeep Malhotra Senior Vice President – S&D, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
Rahul Choudhary Vice President, Axis Bank Ltd.
Ashish Agarwal Vice President, Centrum Capital Ltd.
R. Rajagopal VP, Citibank N.A.
Ananta Potturi Director, Conduria
Nitin Govila Managing Director-Asia Pacific, Onduline Groupe
Vijay Tangirala Director, ANZ Capital
Gautam Vishwanathan VP International Business Development, HSBC
Swati Jain VP, Kotak Mahindra
Sreedhar Prasad Director, KPMG
Vivek Raina Director – Asia Pacific, Oracle
Sandeep Thapliyal MD, Religare Capital Markets Ltd.
R. Vijay Kumar Director, Calyon Corporation & Investment Bank
International Exchange Program

The international student exchange program, one of the best in the country, offers a unique opportunity to students to immerse themselves in a new academic and social culture. Each year, 2 out of every 3 students get an opportunity to spend a term abroad, helping them to develop a truly international perspective. At the same time international students from across the world visit our campus, which provides an invigorating learning environment to the students at MDI.

International Conferences

MDI takes lead in hosting conferences which provide a forum for scholars from different fields and backgrounds to share their views and perspectives on the latest industry norms. The conferences attract a host of highly distinguished academicians and corporate organizations.

MDI played host to the following conferences in the previous calendar year:
  • International Conference on Information Systems, Technology and Management
  • International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure in Emerging Markets
  • International Conference on Digital Libraries and Knowledge Organization
  • International Conference on Financial Innovations and Change for Survival and Growth
Institute Industry Partnership

Training executives and fast track working professionals on the MDI campus, gives the institute the much needed academic –industry interaction. According to the AIMA survey of B-schools, MDI is the largest school for continuing education in the country. Number of companies trusting MDI for the continuous development of their executives and employees (usually through the MDP program) has been growing steadily. This gives the necessary boost to the industry-institute partnership.

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