MDI International Summer University (MDI–ISU)
Having established its footprint worldwide, MDI, Gurgaon launched the MDI International Summer University in April 2013. The programme is a first of its kind in India, and underlines MDI Gurgaon’s commitment towards academic excellence and continuous innovation. Through this initiative, MDI chose to develop a multilateral network of bonding and sharing amongst the academic community both at national and international levels. The first edition of this Summer University in 2013 brought 40 students from Indian institutions spanning Kottayam to Kashmir. There were six Indian B-Schools which benefited from the MDI International Summer University-2013.
While increasingly the focus has been on adding an international flavour to the Indian management education scene, the first batch of MDI-ISU provided a platform to meritorious students across universities and colleges throughout India, to gain invaluable international exposure. The basic idea behind this initiative is to provide meritorious Indian students from remote corners and small towns an exposure to the increasingly global nature of businesses, with a multicultural classroom guided by faculty from reputed international B-Schools and Universities.
With this diverse and international profile, the courses on offer are also international in context and zest. By pursuing these courses, the students get an opportunity to supplement their learning at their home campuses and creating new networks with peers from across the world.
The objective of the MDI ISU is to give an opportunity to:
- Overseas students and executives to understand India, a BRICS country and an emerging economy.
- Students from partner institutions in India to interact with overseas students, faculty and learn their thoughts and pedagogy.
The fourth batch of MDI International Summer University at MDI campus at Gurgaon was held from 23 May 2016 to 10 June 2016 brought in a new flavour in the form of the Research Week. This week, from 30th May to 3rd June 2016 saw international faculty conducting workshops on case teaching and case writing, research methodology and qualitative research methods. Doctoral scholars and faculty from various schools in India also got an opportunity to present their research work and have them critiqued by eminent researchers.