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February - 2017 - issue > What If Not IIMs! B-School Survey 2017

Management Development Institute: Excellence is its Virtue

si Team
Sunday, February 26, 2017
si Team
Established in 1973, Management Development Institute (MDI) is a premier institute functioning under the leadership of acting director, C.P Shrimali. The institute is the first Indian B-School to have been accredited with Association of MBAs (AMBA), UK and is also a member of South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS) proffering PGDM in Human Resources, International Business and other conventional managerial streams. The uniqueness of the MDI pedagogy comes in with ‘The Business Thought Leadership Series’, ‘Synapse Series’ and live projects. These programmes act as platforms between the industry managers and the students where there is an exchange of ideas and hands on trainings for students while they assist the professionals on live projects. Many illustrious names like Azim Premji, PepsiCo and many more have been a part of these programmes.

The annual management conclave ‘Delphique’ acts as a meeting ground for the students and the eminent industrialists where the collaboration with various leading companies as knowledge partnership for different panels spanning all management verticals takes place. These events establish industrial relations that entice companies like Royal Bank of Scotland, Goldman Sachs, Wipro and many more visit the campus for placements. Marketing research fair, ‘Illumina’ is one of the biggest of its kind, offering organizations with the opportunity to conduct extensive market research through thousands of visitors. Names like Pepsico, HUL have been active participants at Illumina. While proffering practical education, MDI is also a startup support system and has incubated nine startups so far and boasts of illustrious alumni like Vikas Bajaj, Joint MD, Bajaj Motors, and Rahul Choudhary, VP, Axis Bank.

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