MBA Admission 2017: MDI Gurgaon - CAT 2016 cut off, Latest Placements, Fee structure, Last date

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Application process for PGDM 2017-19 at MDI is open till December 2, know all about MDI Gurgaon CAT 2016 cut off, Latest Placements, Fee, Last date and more
CAT 2016 scores have the weight age of 55% in the overall selection process Dr Daisy Chauhan, Admission Chair, MDI Gurgaon

MDI Gurgaon, one of the prestigious and highly ranked B-schools considered at par with IIMs is a dream destination for MBA aspirants. The admission process at MDI Gurgaon is open till December 2, 2016. Candidates seeking admission to various PGDM programmes 2017-19 at MDI Gurgaon must also appear in CAT 2016 as it is the only exam, scores of which are acceptable to MDI Gurgaon. Read more

MDI Gurgaon is one of the top 10 B schools of India and a front runner in setting the precedents among B schools on quality management education with high placement record. The B-school is a dream campus for CAT 2016 aspirants and is preferred to many IIMs when it comes to pursue PGDM from this coveted institute.

MDI has a large number student exchange tie-ups with universities across the world such as North America, Europe, Asia, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia

 2 years full time PGDM at MDI Gurgaon has consistently been ranked among top management programmes in the country. AMBA (Association of MBAs) UK accredited MDI’s fulltime Post Graduate Programmes making MDI as the first and only B School in India to be internationally accredited at the material time. AMDISA has awarded SAQS Re-Accreditation to Management Development Institute, Gurgaon for a period of Five Years from 7th September 2013.

In this article, you can learn all about the key strengths of MDI Gurgaon, its expected CAT 2016 cut off, Latest Placements, Fee, Last date and more.

Key Strengths of MDI Gurgaon

100% Placements with rising salary: 123 Top recruiters
MDI Gurgaon has a consistent record of excellent placement. The maximum and average compensation packages at MDI Gurgaon have been rising year after year. Giving surprise to many top rated B-schools, MDI Gurgaon concluded its placement 2016 in 3.5 days for 333 students.

Placement 2016 witnessed a substantial increase of 35% in the number of companies confirming participation for the final placement process. The average package across the 3 courses saw a 13% increase over the previous year.

Domainwise placement 2016 at MDI Gurgaon recorded 36% share in Sales & Marketing; 25% share in Management & Strategy; 23% in Finance; 9% in IT/ITES; 4% in Others. Placement statistics for 2016 reflect the increasing trend of salary offered for different programmes at MDI Gurgaon

Annual salary
PGPM (Rs. in lakhs)
PGP-HRM ( lakhs)
PGP-IM ( lakhs)
Highest salary 2014
Highest salary 2015
Highest salary 2016
Average salary 2014
Average salary 2015
Average salary 2016

Top Recruiters
Alongwith the past recruiters more new recruiters participated in the placement process 2016. Out of 123 recruiters, 112 made offers to 237 PGPM students; 40 to 61 PGP-HRM students and 36 to 35 students of PGP-IM.

The unique feature in the placement process was the diversity of profiles offered to the students which gave them a good choice in terms of industry and the role.

Top recruiters at MDI Gurgaon included Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Langham Capital,  Nomura, Asian Paints, Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, Dabur, Hector Beverages, PepsiCo, Reckitt Benckiser, Accenture Strategy, The Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, KPMG, Adobe, Google, Sprinklr, McKinsey Digital Labs, Bain Capability,Snapdeal, and Shopclues among others.    

The First Accredited B-School
Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon received the AMBA accreditation in 2005 making it the first business school in India to get a leading global accreditation. Additionally it also holds a South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS). All the long duration programmes of MDI are approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). 
High International Linkages
MDI has a large number student exchange tie-ups with universities across the world such as North America, Europe, Asia, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Students willing to gain an international perspective get the opportunity to apply for the student exchange programmes.

Sharing with Dr C P Shrimali, Director MDI describes Student Exchange programme as one of the key strengths and says “The best international exchange program, a component that is part of most of long duration program. Two out of every five students complete a term abroad.”

Lower Fee as compared to IIMs & XLRI
MDI Gurgaon is less expensive if we compare this top B-school to top IIMs and other private B-schools like XLRI. The fee structure for IIM Ahmedabad, Calcutta, Bangalore goes in the range of Rs. 19 lakhs to 19.5 lakhs and XLRI also needs more than Rs. 19 lakhs towards the programme fee, whereas MDI Gurgaon has a fee structure of Rs.18.86 lakhs for the 2 years PGDM 2017-19 programme.

Wide spectrum of Specializations  
Students take elective courses in the second year to specialize in a maximum of two functional areas. Specializations are offered in Finance, Information Management, Marketing, Strategy and Operations Management.

Innovative Curriculum & Pedagogy 
Launched in 1994, the 2 year full time PGPM is the flagship programme at MDI. The rigorous programmes 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 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

Most relevant Summer Internship 
After completion of the PGPM first year at MDI, students undertake summer training with an organization. The internship usually lasts for 6 to 8 weeks. The summer internship provides the much needed exposure to real world applications of the classroom theory and business realities.

Optimum student – faculty ratio
A close knit community of 80 full time of national and international acclaimed faculty is one of the strongest features of MDI. It offers optimum faculty-student ratio and creates excellent learning experience
Director of MDI Prof. Chandra P Shrimali has 37 years of rich experience in imparting management education apart from having the vast knowledge and experience in entrepreneurship, consultancy and teaching. Prof Shrimali has been actively involved in institutional building efforts and has been contributing significantly towards developing the MDI as a leading business school in India.

With the vision to take Indian Management Education to new heights and MDI in particular, Dr Shrimali  proposes to have students in MDI class rooms with greater academic diversity, consistency in performance and leadership, decision making and execution qualities apart from high scores in CAT 2016

Beyond Academics
With the belief that students must be provided with all round learning experience which is not only limited to classroom and placements, MDI has a number of activities offered to the students to help them become exceptional corporate leaders.

A number of academic clubs and activity clubs organizing workshops, cultural and sports events, business case competitions are features of MDI. Interactions with corporate leaders are also encouraged through The Business Thought Leadership Series to share and exchange ideas which give students a practical perspective of the business world.

Programmes Offered & Intake
2 years full time residential PGPM is the flagship programme of MDI. It is the first PGPM of the country to be accredited by AMBA, UK. There are more 2 years full time programmes offered by MDI as follows

2 year Programmes:

  • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) : 240 seats  
  • Post Graduate Programme – Human Resource Management (PGP-HRM): 60 seats
  • Post Graduate Programme - International Management (PGP-IM): 60 seats

Other Programmes
1 Year Executive 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

Admission Process
MDI Gurgaon application process for admission to PGPM; PGP-HR and PGP-IM 2017-19 batch will close on December 2, 2016. 

CAT 2016 is the mandatory exam to qualify for shortlisting at MDI Gurgaon. There is one common application form for all the 3 programmes. Academic diversity will be awarded due weightage in final section process

MDI Gurgaon is one of the top B-schools and follows rigorous shortlisting process. Last year the CAT cut offs were more than 94 percentile. So if you wish to explore admission opportunity in MDI Gurgaon your CAT 2016 score should come to be around 95 and above.

55% weightage to CAT 2016 in selection process
Responding to query as to who could be the ideal candidate for admission to MDI Gurgaon, Dr Daisy Chauhan, Admission Chair at MDI Gurgaon shared “An ideal applicant should have good communication & analytical skills and should  possess the ability to take challenges.”

How much weightage will go to CAT scores in admission process at MDI Gurgaon? Sharing the information Dr Chauhan says “CAT 2016 scores have the weight-age of 55% in the overall selection process.”

Candidates who appear in CAT 2016 will be short listed on the basis of the details filled in the application form and their CAT 2016 scores. Only the short listed candidates will then be called for Group Discussion, Written Test and Personal Interviews during February and March 2017.

Centers for GD/PI/WAT are Bangalore, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai (centers other than Gurgaon are tentative).

Last date to apply & application fee
Applicants need to fill only single application form. The preferences of PGPM/PGP-HRM/ PGP-IM will be taken only from the shortlisted candidates in the month of January/February 2017. The shortlisted candidates have to login at MDI website and enter their order of preference for PGPM/PGP-IM/PGP-HRM. Preferences once filled will not be changed at any stage later on.

Applicants have to apply online by visiting MDI website They can click on the programme they wish to apply for and follow the instructions given on the website. Online registration will be Open till December 2, 2016 17:00 hrs. Candidates have to make an online payment of Rs 2200/- using Credit/Debit card/Net Banking.

Advising the CAT 2016 aspirants to prepare smartly, Dr Chauhan suggests “Brush up well in verbal & Reading comprehension component of CAT and practice on time management.

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