MDI Gurgaon Admission 2019-21: Eligibility, Criteria, Process, Cut-off, Fees

MDI Gurgaon Admission 2019
Saturday, September 08 2018, 02:02 PM
MDI Gurgaon, the highly ranked premier management institute in India has opened the online admission application process for 2 years full time PGPM, PGP-HRM and PGP-IM 2019-21 batch from September 7, 2018. The last date to apply through a common application form at an application fee of Rs.3000/- for admission to MDI Gurgaon is November 23, 2018
MDI Gurgaon awards 55% weight to CAT exam score in overall selection process and rest to other components

Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon, the highly ranked premier management institute in India has opened the online admission application process for flagship PGPM/PGP-HRM and PGP-IM 2019-21 batch from September 7, 2018. The last date to apply for admission to MDI Gurgaon is November 23, 2018 at 5PM.

CAT 2018 exam scores will be accepted by MDI Gurgaon to shortlist candidates for second phase of admission round 2018. The B-school although considers good sectional scores, overall CAT 2018 percentile will be the principal shortlisting criterion for GD/PI round of MDI Gurgaon. IIMs, however have no role either in the selection process or in conducting the programme at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon.

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Three 2 Years Full Time Post Graduate Programmes
MDI Gurgaon offers three main 2 years full time PGDM programmes namely Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM); Post Graduate Programme – Human Resource Management (PGP-HRM) and Post Graduate Programme - International Management (PGP-IM).

MDI has introduced a single online application form, available at MDI Gurgaon website for all the three programmes. The application fee is Rs.3000/-.

MDI Gurgaon will ask for the programme preferences of PGPM/PGP-HRM/PGP-IM from the shortlisted candidates in the month of January/ February 2019. Preferences once filled will not be changed at any stage later on.

MDI Gurgaon Admission Eligibility

  1. There is a slight difference in the eligibility criteria for PGPM/PGP-HRM and for PGP-IM programmes at MDI Gurgaon 
  2. To meet the MDI Gurgaon PGPM/PGP-HRM eligibility criteria, the candidate must hold a minimum 3 years’ bachelor's degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
  3. To meet the PGP-IM eligibility criteria, the candidate must hold a 4 years’ bachelor's degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
  4. The eligibility criteria further elaborate that for all the three programmes, the applicant must have also scored a minimum 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in class 10 and 12.
  5. If the candidate is awarded grades/CGPA instead of marks, the equivalence would be based on the equivalence certified by the institution/university from where the bachelor's degree is obtained. In case the institution/university does not have any scheme for converting the CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by MDI Gurgaon by dividing the obtained CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the resultant by 100 to confirm the eligibility of the candidate. 
  6. A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply.
  7. It is mandatory for a final year student, who is provisionally considered eligible by MDI Gurgaon and offered admission, to submit the mark-sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor's degree examination held on or before June 30, 2019.  The deadline to submit the mark-sheet and the certificate is October 1, 2019. 
  8. One of the most important points in MDI Gurgaon Admission Eligibility criteria is that apart from a recognized graduate degree, the candidate should appear in CAT 2018 exam and must score minimum cut off score in the entrance exam to become eligible for admission

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MDI Gurgaon Admission Criteria
MDI Gurgaon Admission Criteria 2019-21 is a two step process involving the preliminary screening and shortlisting criteria and the Final selection Criteria with varying weightage to various components including CAT exam score, GD-PI round, Academics among others.

  1. MDI Gurgaon Shortlisting Criteria
    The first part of MDI Gurgaon Admission criteria is its shortlisting criteria for final selection round. A candidate will be shortlisted by MDI Gurgaon if he/she meets the following shortlisting criteria:
  • At the 1st stage of shortlisting in MDI Gurgaon Admission, Candidates who appear in CAT 2018 will be short listed on the basis of the details filled in the application form and their CAT 2018 scores
  • Only the short listed candidates will then be called for Group Discussion, Written Test and Personal Interviews during February and March 2019 at one of the centers, viz. Bangalore, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai (centers other than Gurgaon are tentative).
  1. Final Admission Selection Round Criteria
  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to participate in Final selection round for admission to MDI Gurgaon
  • Final Selection Round 2019 at MDI Gurgaon will have components like Group Discussion, Written Test and Personal Interview
  • MDI Gurgaon awards 55% weight to CAT exam score in overall selection process and rest to other components like Personal Interview(PI); Group Discussion (GD); Writing Ability Test (WAT); Academics; Work Experience among others.
  • Final Admission offer will be based on all the above parameters in final selection round at MDI Gurgaon.

MDI Gurgaon Admission Cut Off  
MDI Gurgaon does not declare the admission cutoff scores. However, going by the past trends MDI Gurgaon may have cut offs between 93 and 95 percentile in CAT 2018.

Alongwith the CAT Exam score cut offs, MDI Gurgaon considers Academic score cut offs; Final Selection Round GD-PI-WAT cut offs and the points awarded for work experience.

MDI Gurgaon Admission Process
Following steps are included in the MDI Gurgaon Admission process:

Step 1: The candidate must apply and appeared and scored the minimum required percentile in CAT 2018

Step 2: Candidates should register and apply for admission to MDI Gurgaon on or before November 23, 2018

Step 3: Candidates are short-listed for GD-PI-WAT Round from among the candidates who have a valid CAT-2018 score, who have applied for admission to MDI Gurgaon and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme  

Step 4: The Shortlisted candidates need to login at MDI website and enter their order of programme preference for PGPM/PGP-IM/PGP-HRM  in the month of January/ February 2019. Preferences once filled will not be changed at any stage later on

Step 5: After the GD-PI round, final admission offers will be made to successful candidates in April 2019. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes performance in CAT, performance in GD-PI, academics, co-curricular and extra-curricular achievements, work experience among others

MDI Gurgaon Fees
For the PGPM programmes 2019-21 the programme wise total fee stands as mentioned below:

PGPM 2018-20        :  Rs.21,34,000/-
PGP-HRM 2019-21 :  Rs.21,34,000/-
PGP-IM 2019-21     :  Rs.25,00,000/- 

MDI Gurgaon: Intake
Launched in 1994, PGPM is the flagship programme at MDI, Gurgaon. Programme wise intake at MDI Gurgaon is as follows-

2 year full time PGPM: 240 students

2 years full time PGP-HR: 60 students

2 years full time PGP-IM: 60 students

MDI Gurgaon Placements
MDI Gurgaon has a consistent record of excellent placement. The maximum and average compensation packages at MDI Gurgaon have been rising year after year. MDI Gurgaon concluded its placement 2018 recording again 100% placement offers from top recruiters for all the 331 participating students.

Average package including international salary package at MDI Gurgaon Placement 2018 stood at Rs.55 lakhs per annum. There were 28 new recruiters making offers in Placement 2018. The B-school witnessed higher domestic average salary of Rs.19.17 lakhs offered by 119 recruiters for its 2016-18 batch.

A brief comparative analysis of last 5 years placement trends is shared below:

Placement year
PGPM Average salary (Rs. in lakhs)
PGP-IM Average salary (Rs.in lakhs)
PGP-HRM Average salary (Rs. in lakhs)
Placement 2018
19.35
18.54
19.15
Placement 2017
19.25
17.94
18.30
Placement 2016
18.95
16.59
18.70
Placement 2015
16.86
15.54
15.57
Placement 2014
14.74
13.43
13.10

CAT 2018 to be held on November 25, 2018 is the mandatory exam for seeking admission in MDI Gurgaon in 2019. CAT 2018 scores have the weight-age of 55% in the overall selection process. MDI Gurgaon is one of the most preferred B-schools in India and if selected, candidates find it a better opportunity than many IIMs.

The ideal candidate seeking admission to MDI Gurgaon is the one who apart from having all the eligibility criteria points, has good communication & analytical skills and should possess the ability to take challenges

Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurugram (New name given to Gurgaon), apart from the 2 years full time PGDM programmes, also offers following management programmes suitable for different category of candidates:

1 Year MBA Programmes:

  • Executive Post Graduate Programmes (National Management Programme (NPM)
  • PGP-Energy Management

27 Months Executive Week-end Programme

  • PGPM Part-Time

Fellow Programme

  • Fellow Programme in Management
  • Executive Fellow programme in Management

The programmes at MDI Gurgaon have been carefully designed to meet the needs of today’s business and develop professional managers who can achieve high levels of excellence at responsible positions in global environment management.

The teaching-learning method at MDI Gurgaon includes lectures, case studies, seminars, live projects, group discussions, role plays, business games, experiential learning activities, field visits. The curriculum is regularly revised with the help of industry professionals to reflect current business needs.

MDI Gurgaon Admission2019: Key Dates
Those who wish to apply for admission to MDI Gurgaon should note the following important dates

MDI online Information Brochure along with Application form availability opens on
 September 7, 2018
Last Date for submission of online Application Form to MDI
 November 23, 2018 till 5 PM
CAT 2018 online Registration closes
September 19, 2018 at 5 PM
CAT 2018 Exam date
 November 25, 2018 (Morning & Afternoon sessions)

MDI Gurgaon is one of the top ranking business schools in India with a vision to be a ‘Global Business School’. The institute integrates knowledge, research, industry experience and international exposure to offer comprehensive programmes. It is the first Indian Business School and second in Asia to get international accreditation for its courses from ‘Association of MBAs’ (AMBA), UK. MDI is also South Asian Quality Systems (SAQS) accredited by AMDISA in 2005. Various surveys have consistently ranked MDI amongst the top B-Schools of the country. The PG Programmes in Management offered by MDI are recognized and accredited by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) New Delhi. Its PGPM has been awarded A Grade by the National Board of Accredited All India Council for Technical Education.

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