MDI Gurgaon Final Placement 2015 sees more recruiters; average salary up

Wednesday, February 18 2015, 02:10 AM
MDI Gurgaon has concluded the Placement season 2015 with more offers from more recruiters with higher placement packages
"MDI Gurgaon reinforced its position as one of the leading business school achieving stellar placements for the batch of 2013-15 in record time" MDI Gurgaon

Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon has concluded the Placement season 2015 with more offers from more recruiters with higher placement packages.  More students participating in the placement process got desired placements in top rated companies at higher placement packages. According to the B school “MDI Gurgaon reinforced its position as one of the leading business school achieving stellar placements for the batch of 2013-15 in record time”

The industry reinstated its faith in MDI Gurgaon as past recruiters along with more new recruiters participated in the placement process 2015. The unique feature in the process was the diversity of profiles offered to the students which gave them a good choice in terms of industry and the role.
Key Trends in placement 2015

MDI Gurgaon has a consistent record of excellent placement. Out of the flagship PGPM 2013-15 batch comprising 239 students, PGP-HRM batch with 60 students and PGP-IM with 37 students, 8 students opted out of the placement process and decided to take the entrepreneurial path. Rest at this highly ranked B school participated in the placement process 2015 to pursue placement opportunities.

Average and highest compensation up

Marching on the path of success and proving no slowdown in MBA/PGDM placement offers, the placement season 2015 at MDI Gurgaon saw a rise 15% in average salary which went up to Rs.16.86 lakhs for flagship PGPM; Rs. 15.57 lakhs for PGP-HRM and Rs.15.54 lakhs for PGP-IM programmes 2013-15 batch.  The highest compensation also increased to Rs. 25.18 lakhs; Rs. 21 lakhs and Rs.22.50 lakhs for the above 3 programmes respectively.

Avergae International compensation was Rs. 31.36 lakhs in placement 2015 at MDI Gurgaon.
More recruiters with more offers

MDI Gurgaon witnessed more first time recruiters apart from the regular recruiters in placement 2015. A total of 174 recruiters participated in the Final Placements 2015 at MDI Gurgaon, with 17 being first time recruiters.71 students accepted the Pre-Placement offers this year.

Top Recruiters

Snapdeal made the highest number of offers recruiting 26 students for various roles. Nestle made a comeback after a brief gap.

New recruiters included Adobe, The Bain Capability Centre, Bank of America, BT Global, Grail Research, Heinz, ICICI Prudential, Indus Valley, Maersk, NetApp, Novartis, PlayGames24X7, ReNew Power, Snapdeal, Stellium, Syngenta and Tata Communications.

Domain wise Placement

Sales & Marketing

Sales and Marketing domain saw maximum placement share in 2015.  The major recruiters comprised comprised companies from FMCG, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical and telecommunication sectors.

Some of the leading recruiters were Arvind Mills, Asian Paints, Becton Dickinson, Boehringer Ingelheim, Castrol, Coca Cola, Colgate Palmolive, Emami, Flipkart, Maruti Suzuki, Idea, Novartis, RIL, Snapdeal, Tata Communications Tata Motors.

Many leading Finance firms made large number of offers with niche profiles. Major recruiters in this domain were American Express, Axis Bank, Bank of America, Citibank, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, ICICI Bank, India Alternatives, Indus Valley, JP Morgan, Nomura, Religare, Syngenta, Yes Bank, Wipro and others.
Consulting & Strategy

Diverse roles in the Consulting domain were offered by Adobe, The Boston Consulting, Cognizant, Deloitte, Grail, KPMG, MEC, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Synergy and Michael Page.

General Management

Number of general Management roles offered was one of the highest in placement 2015 at MDI Gurgaon.  Airtel, Essar, ICICI Prudential, Interglobe, Jindal Steel, Raymond, RIL offered business leadership profiles in this domain.
Information Management

Major participants in the domain of IT/IT Consulting were Accenture, Genpact, HCL, Hexaware, IBM, Infosys, McKinsey, MAQ, Mindtree, Nucleus, Rupee Power, TCS and Wipro.

Some of the top technology firms that recruited this year included Adobe, Dell, Google, Lenovo, NetApp and SAP India. These recruiters offered varied roles in Sales and Marketing and Analytics.


Number of companies recruiting in the Operations domain rose significantly. Some of the major recruiters in this function were Arvind Brands, Aviva, BT Global, Genpact and L&T. Major E-commerce recruiters like e-bay, Flipkart, Snapdeal and Zovi also hired for their analytics and operations profile.

Human Resources

A whole gamut of companies recruited for the Human Resources function, proving the credibility of HRM programme at MDI Gurgaon. Major recruiters in placement 2015 were Aditya Birla Group, Airtel, Asian Paints, Aviva, Axis Bank, Cognizant, Colgate Palmolive, Citibank, Deloitte, Eli Lilly, Ernst & Young, Fidelity Investment, Flipkart, HCL, HDFC Bank, Whirlpool and many others.

Companies making international offers included Tolaram Group and Paramount Systems, with roles being based out of Africa and the Middle East.

MDI Gurgaon USPs

Set up in 1973 MDI Gurgaon has earned the reputation of being among the top rated B schools of the country. MDI Gurgaon is ranked at 10th position among the top B schools of India in ranking 2014-15.  MDI has the distinction of being the first internationally accredited Indian B-School. It was accredited by South Asian Quality Standards (SAQS) in 2005 and by Association of MBAs (AMBA) in 2006.

More than 10% of the batch profile in from non-Engineering background at MDI Gurgaon and comprises students from Humanities, Commerce and Engineering backgrounds including doctors and fashion designers.

The class of 2015 consists of a mix of freshers and experienced students. Besides the batch comprises 20% female students at MDI Gurgaon

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