The Placement Process at MDI aims to match the requirements of the Corporate World with the aspirations of the students thereby facilitating the achievement of synergy between the two. The various Placements Activities undertaken at MDI are described below.
Summer Internship Programmes
As a compulsory part of curriculum, PGPM and PGP-HR students are required to undergo Summer Internship with an organization for a period of 6-8 weeks. The selection process for Summer Placements starts after the first term for the first year students. The period of Summer Internship is normally from the beginning of April to the mid of June.
Apart from the summer internship by the students enrolled in the PGPM and PGP-HRM courses, 30 students have enrolled for the Post Graduate Program in International Business (PGP-IB). These students do their internship abroad for a duration that can vary from anywhere between 4 – 12 months. In the past, PGP-IB students have interned with companies such as Bombardier, Sanofi-Aventis, Credit Agricole, BNP Paribas, Henkel Germany, Schwarzkopf, L'Oreal, British American Tobacco, Cartagena Capital, Dassault Systems, Allianz, Schneider Electric, NOAH Advisors, GE Healthcare, Orange, GIE AXA, etc. Several of these companies tend to absorb the interns as full-time recruits post the completion of the students’ academic curriculum.
This process is usually conducted in the month of February, although recruitment through Pre-Placements Offers (PPO) and lateral process for students with prior work experience can happen till at least a fortnight before the Final Placements.At MDI, it is our belief 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. Continuing with this tradition, MDI saw the most successful managers, leaders, and thinkers descend on campus during the previous academic year.
Apart from ‘Business Thought Leadership’ sessions we 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 caliber and intellectual capital of the students. At MDI, Live Projects are considered extremely serious assignments and hence each project is supervised by a faculty mentor who both guides the students doing the project and continually monitors the project’s progress. Our students have been appreciated in the past for their efforts in Live Projects at leading organizations such as ABN Amro, Bharti, Cadbury, Deloitte, CRISIL, HUL, McKinsey Consulting, Philips, ICRA, Motorola, Nestle, Nokia, Reckitt Benckiser, RPG, Apollo Tyres, Aditya Birla Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ranbaxy, etc.
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. Delphique provides a platform for the Knowledge Partner to highlight the upcoming trends in its industry to the students and give them an opportunity to work on a research project on a relevant topic.
Our Marketing Research Fair, Illumina, which is scheduled around Diwali (hence the name) offers organizations an opportunity to conduct extensive marketing research through the thousands of consumers who visit this fair annually. In the past, companies such as HUL, Pepsi, State Bank of India, the Aditya Birla Group, and Eureka Forbes have actively participated in this event and benefited from it.
We invite you to be a part of MDI through the various student initiatives described above to develop a mutually beneficial relationship with us.
About seventy nationally and internationally acclaimed full-time faculty is one of the strongest asset of MDI. The academic community brings extensive teaching, research, training and industry experience to offer comprehensive business education.
MDI is one of the few business schools in India to have a full fledged Area of Business Communications. The faculty brings to the Area a judicious mix of industry and academic experience. The Area adopts a hands-on pedagogy to develop communication skills of managers and students alike and is extensively involved in Corporate training. It conducts personalized workshops for several Companies.
Economic theory and practice constitutes the underlying basis of intra and inter disciplinary learning. Such a perspective encourages application of the concepts and theoretical framework at the macro and micro economic activity level. The field of study includes economic policy formulation, implementation and evaluation, sectoral studies, international economics among others. The Economics area is also focusing on the School of Energy Management and the Centre for Corporate Governance.
The Finance Area is strongly committed to build-up financial expertise and know-how through two-way approach of Industry-Institute Interface and Research Collaborative Forum. One thrust area is to develop strong industry linkages and provide necessary exposure to industry practices and second, to strengthen the research in the area of finance at MDI.
Human Behaviour And Organisational Development
The Vision is to build an area known for its seminal contribution in the area of (a) knowledge creation through research; (b) knowledge dissemination through teaching and training and (c) application through consulting. The mission of the area is to groom thought and action leaders capable of looking within, looking around and looking beyond for managing institutions and organizations, with the focus on larger contribution to socioeconomic transformation.
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management area at the Institute has been playing a catalytic role in the development of HR profession through networking with academic institutions and the Industry. There has been active representation of area members in International and National HRM conferences at USA, Europe, Africa and India. The area has number of visiting Professors to various business schools in Europe & other countries.
Information Management area is broadly concerned with the management and use of information and associated IT in an organizational context. The mission of the area is to provide leadership and education in the successful management and use of information and relevant information technology to achieve business excellence. Consequently the focus of the area is on management of information and information systems rather than on information technology.
The Marketing Area at MDI is keenly devoted to enhancing knowledge and skills of the marketing professionals by assimilating the latest advancements in the marketing theory with the best practices and tools used by the practitioner. The activities are aimed at helping young professionals and business organizations to deliver a superior customer value.
The Operations Management area is involved in teaching, training, consultancy and research in areas pertaining to the operations of manufacturing and service organizations. The courses deal with planning, design & control of the related systems that would lead to higher efficiency and productivity. In recent years, the faculty members of this area have published several books and articles in related topics.
Public Policy & Corporate Law
The Human Behaviour And Organisational Development Area Faculty is actively engaged in facilitating public policy formulation, analysis and implementation. The Faculty takes up courses which enhance the sensibility and capability of the participants to better manage the public policy programmes and systems as well as to make them understand the global trends and practices in these areas to allow exploration of innovative options and choices.
The Strategic Management Area Faculty specializes in strategic analysis and competitive analysis of firms in framing global and innovative strategies. The courses deal with entrepreneurship, cross cultural management, joint ventures and international business and merger and acquisitions.