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Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon organized Reminiscence-2, an Alumni meet of part time course (executive) on 21st December, 2016. The event was graced by Mr.T. L. Satyaprakash, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Gurgaon, as Chief Guest.

As part of one of MDI’s vision to create future leaders who manage and create powerful organizations in the emerging corporate landscape, alumni meet has been bringing the talent together. Being located in Gurgaon, which is heart of the corporate offices, the executive / part time course has facilitated many working executives to take up the management course. Further, the alumnus along with existing students and faculty, have formed MDI-Startup group to promote and support entrepreneurship culture for which, a Start-up desk, was set up at Reminiscence-2. Further, Reminiscence has been successful in connecting MDI with industry veterans.

Prof. C. P. Shrimali, Acting Director, MDI says that as an institute of excellence, it aims to provide high-quality management education, action-centric research and value-added consulting.

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Gracing the occasion Chief Guest, Mr.T. L. Satyaprakash, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Gurgaon said "Academics in practical day to day life helps you in creating a theoretical framework which can be applied to real life problems".

Prof Ajay K. Jain, Chairperson Part Time - PGPM said, "relationship of Gurgaon and MDI goes back to more than four decades, when the institute was set up in 1973 at Gurgaon as a Training, Consulting and Research Institute. With the meteoric rise/ development of the town, the institute developed several management programs, focused exclusively as per industry needs, so as to equip the executives with latest management techniques.".

MDI Gurgaon underlines the importance of Anti-Corruption Day by organizing a one-day seminar on ethical business practices

Good Business Ethics is a backbone of every forward-thinking business. Good ethical behavior and corporate social responsibility can bring significant benefits to a business. Organizational culture, management philosophy and ethics in business each have an impact on how well a business performs in the long term. No matter what the size, industry, or level of profitability of an organization, business ethics are one of the most important aspects of long-term success. Only the teachings of the classroom cannot help students face the harsh realities of the global workplace. Keeping this in mind, Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon, one of the leading B-schools in the country, in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII-ITC CESD), organised a one-day seminar on Managing Business Growth through Transparent & Ethical Business Practices at the MDI auditorium on 9th December- the International Anti-Corruption Day. Supported by the global anti-corruption project Siemens Integrity Initiative undertaken by the Siemens AG, the seminar highlighted the need of transparent business operations and why businesses should be made accountable for their actions, thereby ensuring the accomplishment of good governance goals.

The seminar began with a welcome note by Professor MP Jaiswal, Dean Research & Accreditation, MDI followed by a keynote address delivered by Seema Arora, Executive Director CII-ITC CESD. The conference was divided into four sessions. The sessions were an insightful discussion on the topics ‘adoption, sustenance and benefits of ethical business practices’, ‘provisions under the Companies Act 2013, pertaining to disclosures and transparency’ and Throwing light on the ‘process of company procurement and the challenges in managing procurement operations in a transparent and responsible way,’ .This seminar provided the participants with a well-rounded perspective in the third and penultimate session.

Commenting on the seminar, Prof. M.P Jaiswal, Dean Research & Accreditation, MDI Gurgaon, quoted “For a business to survive eventually, it is necessary that the business operations are conducted in an ethical and responsible manner. With the changing business scenario, the legislature of the country has incorporated changes to further regulate the functioning of private and public companies. He also emphasized that ethics should never be compromised in any field”. The seminar was held to create awareness about the need for businesses to adopt ethical business practices organically, the possibility of growth while functioning ethically and the existing anti-corruption mechanism in the corporate sphere.”

The seminar concluded with the ‘presentations on BS 10500 & ISO 37001 which provide for anti-corruption standards internationally. ‘sharing the importance of abiding by the International Anti-Corruption Standards by Indian companies in order to compete with integrity in the international markets.

The seminar also threw light on the red flags in the procurement process and the procedure to solve issues with the involvement of various stakeholders. The seminar helped participants gain insights on best ethical practices adopted internationally and international standards on anti-corruption mechanism. Having been organized on the International Anti-Corruption Day and at a time when the nation is experiencing a colossal economic change aimed at curbing the excesses of corruption. The seminar not only gave an opportunity to the participants to understand the practical implications of how businesses are affected through unethical practices but also made them learn from the professionals the various ways to deal with such behavior.

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Annual Management, Cultural and Sports fest

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to our Annual Management, Cultural and Sports fest— Imperium’ 16.

As we step into our 16th year with Imperium, we take this opportunity to announce our grand merger with Akshayam and as a result, Imperium has become better, grander and more inclusive than ever before. This three days long fiesta will witness unceasing activity in the form of various events, performances, games and fun. We promise that there will not be a single dull moment for you!

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For the music fan inside you, we have organized performance by The Local Train —Ranked as India’s Top Rock Band in 2015 by Sennheiser. With some explosive live acts in their arsenal, they have performed at some of the most prestigious stages across the country and are considered to be the genre defining new face of Hindi Rock.

To tickle your Funny Bones, we have invited Biswa Kalyan Rath, an ex-IITian, ex-engineer and ex-coder. He brings a unique perspective into comedy with mathematics, language and life. He is quite popular in the world of Stand-up comedy and we assure you; an evening with him on the stage will be a complete laugh riot!

It’s not just the celebrity nights to gauge your interest; there will be more than 14 sporting events, and numerous cultural and fun events.

Please accept this invitation and honor us with your presence.

Regards,

On behalf of Team Imperium

The Alumni Committee of Management Development Institute, Gurgaon successfully hosted the Regional Alumni Meet 2016 in Mumbai and Bangalore on 15th and 16th of October, 2016 respectively. The venue of the meet was Hotel Orchid in Mumbai and Hotel Royal Orchid in Bengaluru. The events saw an enthusiastic participation of around 150 alums.

The events also witnessed the gracious presence of the eminent MDI faculty members namely Prof. C.P Shrimali, Prof N R Bhusnur Math, Prof. Jyotsana Bhatnagar, Prof Kanwal Kapil and Prof. Rupamanjiri.

Both the events kick-started with a welcome note and an address by the Prof. Shrimali along with a few other faculty members who wanted to address the gathering. Special mention of the record breaking summer placements of the PG16 batch and the associated Victory March video were highly appreciated and applauded by the proud alums. This was followed by a lot of fun-filled engagement activities, quizzes, photo-sessions and a sumptuous dinner.

With every such initiative like the Regional Alumni Meet, the Alumni Committee of MDI Gurgaon aims at strengthening the alumni connect of the Institute and take it to the next level. RAM 2016 as expected served as the way to connect and stay in touch with our alumni and ensure that they relive the magical moments of their journey at MDI and feel connected with their peers as well as their Alma

Deciphering the method of disguised market research, MDI students organize Illumina 2016

Understanding the need, wants and beliefs of a consumer is prime requisite for any business. In today’s competitive era, it is important for budding managers to get a deeper and clearer understanding of consumer mindset and behavior.

Enhancing the festive spirit of Diwali, Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon, one of the leading B-schools in the country, organized the 20th annual Diwali Mela, ‘Urban Illumina’ which presents to corporates a unique opportunity to gain valuable insights into consumer psyche through innovative models designed by the students of MDI. Illumina is a disguised market research club of MDI which conducts four events annually. Out of these, ‘Urban Illumina’ is the most popular and celebrated event, which is held on the weekend preceding Diwali. This year MDI celebrated the 20th edition of the annual festival, with the central theme of “understanding the psyche of the Indian consumer”. Illumina is organised in three formats: Urban Illumina, Rural Illumina and Expressions.

Under Rural Illumina, the students target consumers from rural segment. Under the guise of Pataudi’s famous Dussehra Mela, MDI students conducted a disguised market research. Previous partners included Airtel, Tata Solar Power, SBI amongst others. This year Illumina conducted market research projects for Amplus Solar and Lava. Around 30 students from MDI played a part in the event and gauged the behavior of rural population for the brands.

Urban Illumina was celebrated as a “Diwali Mela” at the MDI Greens amidst shining lights, delectable cuisine and enthralling performances by folk artistes. Research was disguised as students set up Nukkad Nataks and plays themed around the market research topic. Students solicited a response from the target group subtly, without them knowing that they are under observation.

Sponsored by MDI and Corporation Bank in association with LAVA mobiles and Punjab National Bank, this year’s Illumina saw more than 4,000 people converging on the MDI campus to enjoy the festivities planned.

This year’s highlight was the performance of popular band Faridkot, whose members describe its music as ‘Confused Pop’.

Commenting on the event, Prof. A K Jain, Chairperson Student Affairs, said, “We have been organizing this event for the past 19 years, and ‘Urban Illumina’ has grown over the years in terms of footfalls and activities. It is one of the most anticipated events on the campus every year for the students of MDI and we hope the future batches will host the event with the same enthusiasm and fervor as their predecessors to preserve its stature as one of the most-sought after events in the annual calendar of MDI.”

Illumina unveiled the psyche of the Indian consumers by exposing them to various engaging and engrossing games designed by the students of MDI. The event has, over the years, carved a niche for itself in the corporate world as an innovative market research fair peppered with the best cultural performances by talented artists selected from all over the country.

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At the recent round table discussion held at MDI Gurgaon, some hard hitting facts have come to the fore that has given industry players a reason to think about. One such outcome was the fact that government is looking to introduce regulations to monitor the various transport aggregators in India to keep them under check and support the conventional kali peeli cab drivers that are affected by the cab aggregation business. Management Development Institute (MDI Gurgaon) in collaboration with Resource Development International (RDI) have also found that the business of cab aggregators might not be sustainable in the longer run with on-going issues of predatory pricing tactics employed by cab aggregators to increase customer base and out do each other.

MDI has collaborated with RDI to carry out a research on Sustainability of Sharing Economy: Case of Platform Based Cab Aggregators in India which willlook at the sustainability of sharing economy business model adopted by platform based cab aggregators.

The round table panel organized by MDI encompassed some of the prominent names in cab aggregation business like Ola, Baxi and Shuttl along with Meru, Bla Bla car along with Research development international (RDI) and Road safety expert Sanjeev Ahuja, Neeraj Sethi former public health advisor to planning commission and others.

The aggregators present on the panel agreed that predatory pricing was bad for the industry in the long run. The panel also included drivers from Ola, Uber, Airport Union, etc. Most of the aggregator panellists argued that the motor Vehicle Act 1988 is archaic to suit the technology disruptions in India.

The objective of the study is to identify the benefits of the sharing economy model, find the motivation of the drivers, analyse pain points of passengers availing services, and most importantly the need of regulatory policy for the aggregator business.

Prof. M P Jaiswal, Prof. Prageet Aeron and Prof. Parul Gupta from MDI have conducted the preliminary survey which will be followed by nationwide survey across different stakeholders in the country.

Prof. Jaiswal quoted, “Sharing economy in India is at nascent stage and it becomes equally important for government to set determinants for discussions without restricting the aggregators. It is necessary to understand the specifics and regulatory requirements for a viable solution. Instead of competing with each other, the players present in aggregation business should try to coexist and develop the segment. We have also witnessed a huge spurt of job creation since the dawn of the cab aggregation business and hope to see more jobs being created by this segment. It will be beneficial for companies and the public at large in the future as this segment develops.”

The round table concluded with opinionated view of various stake holders. Following the response at the round table, MDI plans to invite representatives from Department of industrial policy and promotion, Niti Ayog and Ministry of Transport to discuss the findings and understand their view point.

Looking at the agitation in this industry, the research looks to bring a viable solution for all the stake holders.

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Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon, one of the leading B-schools in the country, has announced the successful conclusion of the second edition of its annual leadership conclave, Samvaad. The event, themed ‘Success through Synergy’, took place on October 1 at MDI Auditorium and was attended by senior executives from a spectrum of industries.

Samvaad is an annual business symposium organized by the students of MDI Gurgaon which provides an opportunity for the exchange of ideas among the brightest minds in the country. Panelists at the latest event comprised leading entrepreneurs, company heads, leadership gurus, academicians and industry stalwarts from various sectors and start-ups who shared their views and experiences of the corporate world. This year’s theme, ‘Success through Synergy’ was selected keeping in mind the need for emerging leaders to achieve a higher quality and quantity output with synergy, and gave an opportunity to the students to get an insight on the strategy, leadership, innovation, and creativity in the current business ecosystem.

Highlighting about Samvaad2016,Prof. C.P Shrimali, Acting Director, MDI Gurgaon, said that Synergy is building leadership, thoughts and focus.

Mr. Sanjiv Navangul, MD- Janssen India said, “It’s crucial to understand the importance of cause and leadership in life. Each person shows different leadership in different context. We need to transform leaders into something useful and worthwhile.”

The second panel discussion saw Bharat Salhotra, MD – Alstom Transport, Sanjay Kumar Singh, Director (Commercial) – UPPCL, and Amit Aghnihotri, Owner – MBA Universe, speak about ‘Redefining Status

The conclave also saw participation of industry stalwarts such as Manoj Chugh, President (Enterprise Business) – Tech Mahindra, Sanjay Mehta, MD & CEO – Teleperformance India, Ritu Marya, Editor-in-Chief – Franchise India, and Gagan Arora, CMO – Foodpanda India, as they shared their insights on the topic ‘Defying Gravity: Emerging trends’. The final topic, ‘Creating Connections: Building Bridges’, witnessed a bigger panel. Suresh Bose, Head Group HR – Vedanta Resources PLC, Sushil Baveja, President & Head Corporate HR – DCM Shriram, Sameer Khanna, VP & HR Head – Ericsson India, Y.V. Verma, Management Consultant, and Anil Mohanty, HR Head North – Reliance Jio participated in the round, enlightening students on building powerful connections in business. The event was a massive success, with students learning about the importance of team synergy through examples and experiences quoted by industry veterans.

The event was concluded with a vote of thanks.

Eminent personalities from the corporate & academic world share their views on the importance of corporate ethics at the national-level conference organized by MDI Gurgaon

Values and ethics play an important role in every organizational function and only an ethical work culture can create conducive environment for sustainable growth. In keeping with this view, MDI Gurgaon, one of the leading B-schools in India, hosted a two-day (Sept 22-23, 2016) national level conference on ‘Strengthening Values & Ethics for Sustainable Growth: Role of Indian Philosophical Traditions’ in collaboration with Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi.

Unethical behaviour of an individual in a corporate set-up can adversely affect the growth process of an organization and vice-versa. Considering the scenario, the two-day long conference aims at exploring the role of Indian Philosophical traditions in strengthening values and ethics at the workplace and creating the right culture for sustainable economic and social development.

Prof. Radha R. Sharma, Dean, CoE, EV, CC, Conferences welcomed the audience, followed by the lamp-lighting ceremony.

While addressing the esteemed audience, Prof. C. P. Shrimali, Acting Director, MDI Gurgaon, said, “Learning is an integrated process of self manthan and self chintan. Today, we need to ask ourselves whether we have been able to instill good ethics and values in individuals. Our focus should be on creating a society with right value system without compromising on values. With this thought, we bring together academic leaders, industry experts, policy makers and research scholars from various fields to this conference to make sure we get the right understanding about how value and ethics are exactly defined.”

Continuing on Conference theme, Prof. S. R. Bhatt, Chairman, ICPR elaborated about dynamic and free nature of a human being. He further added “We think what is good, bad and ugly and act accordingly. There should be a judicial understanding on what to act, how to act and where to act. Its only through proper education, one can acquire knowledge and inculcate one’s skills and values for our actions.”

The Chief Guest, Mr. Tom Albanese, Group CEO of Vedanta Resources emphasized about the coexistence of ethical practices between community and environment. “In today’s time, the definition of ethics change with stakeholders in a company. One must realize that the CSR activities which were made to benefit the underprivileged are making them dependent on it” he concluded.

Swami Prakarshnanda, Chinmaya Mission, the Guest of Honour graced the occasion with his august presence and highlighted about relevance of positive thoughts for human growth.

The national conference saw eminent research scholars; academicians and corporate professionals from diverse backgrounds share their views on the distinctive nature of ethics and the ways to integrate traditional values with modern knowledge and management

The conference provided a platform to thought leaders, industry practitioners, business managers, religious leaders, social scientists and academic communities to share their views learn from research findings and chart out a blueprint to gain from the experiences shared.

The first day of conference concluded with vote of thanks by Prof. Priyanka Vallabh, Conference Chair.

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Samaritans social initiative club organises various educational & social events for students & members of the management eco-system

New Delhi, August,8th, 2016: Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, one of India’s premier business schools, actively participated in the week-long celebrations for AIMS (Association of Indian Management Schools), a networking association for more than 700 business and management schools of India. The celebrations are held every year during the first week of August, where participating colleges present a report which gets evaluated and winners are announced during the Annual Management Convention.

This year, MDI’s social initiatives club Samaritans organised events such as Dental check-up camps, collection drives to donate clothes & books for the needy, blood donation camps, Old Age home visits, book exhibitions etc. Furthermore, enthusiastic MDI students who wanted to contribute socially got a chance to interact with social workers from the Akshay Patra Foundation, who shared their experiences and motivated students to contribute towards the various causes they support.

Elucidated by the initiative, Prof. C. P. Shrimali, Acting Director, MDI Gurgaon said, “As an active member of the AIMS group, MDI has always encouraged students to participate enthusiastically. This year, the Samaritans have planned and executed certain very exciting and socially beneficial events to carry forward the legacy. Samaritans from MDI have taken the responsibility of creating social activism seriously and are determined to work much harder for the causes each and every year.”

Commenting on the event, Prof. A K Jain, Chairperson – Students Affairs said, “Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) provides a great platform during the National Management Week for the management fraternity to come together and interact via different competitions and social initiatives.

Aniruddha Deshpande, student MDI Gurgaon said “AIMS week has given us a platform to spread joy through so many activities!”

One of the most interesting event conducted by the Samaritans was called Mandevian Miles, a midnight marathon attended by more than 230 MDI students who ran for causes such as “For a Pollution Free World”, “For AIDS Awareness”, “Helping the specially-abled Kids”, “Against Female Foeticide” etc. A large sum of money has been collected through this effort which shall be donated by the participants towards the respective causes.

Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon organized Reminiscence-2, an Alumni meet of part time course (executive) on 21st December, 2016. The event was graced by Mr.T. L. Satyaprakash, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Gurgaon, as Chief Guest.

As part of one of MDI’s vision to create future leaders who manage and create powerful organizations in the emerging corporate landscape, alumni meet has been bringing the talent together. Being located in Gurgaon, which is heart of the corporate offices, the executive / part time course has facilitated many working executives to take up the management course. Further, the alumnus along with existing students and faculty, have formed MDI-Startup group to promote and support entrepreneurship culture for which, a Start-up desk, was set up at Reminiscence-2. Further, Reminiscence has been successful in connecting MDI with industry veterans.

Prof. C. P. Shrimali, Acting Director, MDI says that as an institute of excellence, it aims to provide high-quality management education, action-centric research and value-added consulting.

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Gracing the occasion Chief Guest, Mr.T. L. Satyaprakash, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Gurgaon said "Academics in practical day to day life helps you in creating a theoretical framework which can be applied to real life problems".

Prof Ajay K. Jain, Chairperson Part Time - PGPM said, "relationship of Gurgaon and MDI goes back to more than four decades, when the institute was set up in 1973 at Gurgaon as a Training, Consulting and Research Institute. With the meteoric rise/ development of the town, the institute developed several management programs, focused exclusively as per industry needs, so as to equip the executives with latest management techniques.".

In a stimulating affair that underlined the critical importance of research and development in the modern business environment, MDI Gurgaon, one of the leading B-schools in India, inducted a new batch of doctoral students into its Doctoral Programme: Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)/ Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM).

The event saw the students being greeted with a welcome address by Prof. C. P. Shrimali, Acting Director, MDI Gurgaon. He elaborated “The doctoral course in management is one of the prime areas of focus for the institution as it contributes greatly to the academic enrichment of the management scenario of our country. MDI’s philosophy is not just granting degrees but promoting competency and continuous learning”.

Peppered with incisive insights and life experiences, the event proved to be an enriching experience for students, who were ready to dedicate themselves to the cause of identifying and solving economic problems through research and knowledge.

Prof. M. P. Jaiswal, Dean Research & Accreditation, MDI Gurgaon welcomed the gathering and inspired students to undertake rigorous interdisciplinary research in contemporary areas of management.

The programme has been appreciated for its year-round focus on providing stimulating seminars, discussions and knowledge-sharing sessions that hone the intellectual skills of its students.

Dr. D. S. Chauhan, President AIU & Vice Chancellor GLA University, Mathura - The Chief Guest of the occasion, while sharing his views on research highlighted the scholars to be flexible in taking up problems and have the capacity to solve. He also proposed that we have lot of efficiencies, be intact and fast paced with knowledge in order to succeed and contribute to its continued evolution”.

The event was graced by the presence of keynote speaker Dr. Eileen Peacock, Ex. Senior Vice President and Chief Officer Asia Pacific, AACSB International, Singapore. Speaking to the new batch of researchers “she emphasized on three core standards of research – Engagement, Innovation and Impact. Also enlightened scholars to execute action cantered research”.

The Government’s impetus to entrepreneurship with the ‘Start up India Stand up India Initiative’ has breathed new life in to the country’s start up ecosystem. The country is in the midst of an interesting evolution right now as youngsters who wanted to play it safe earlier with white-collar jobs are now opening up to taking the plunge by exploring their mettle with various start-up possibilities.

In tandem with the current emphasis being given to this sector, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon one of India’s premier forward-thinking business school, recently organized a conclave on the theme ‘Start-up in the current environment’. Held on June 19th, it is the first of many such events to be hosted by the institute over the next few months. The event was the brainchild of MDI alumni which hopes to provide a knowledge-sharing platform for its students as well as create opportunities for networking with industry experts.

The conclave, opened with welcome note by Prof. Ajay K. Jain, Chairperson PGPM-PT and Student Affairs, MDI Gurgaon. It was followed by a keynote address by Prof. C.P. Shrimali, Acting Director, MDI Gurgaon. Event brought together renowned panellists Anurag Batra – Founder, Exchange for Media Group, Sanjay Vidyarthi – Managing Director, iQor India, Ms. Ekaterina Zhilina - Founder and MD, Matrioshka Media and Mr. Senthil Kumar R - Director, Fierce Hound Media Consulting to discuss the concept of start-ups with specific relevance to India.

The revered presence of Chief Guest Dr. Ranjeet Mehta, Director PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry while addressing the gathering highlighted various aspects of today’s informative and entertaining entrepreneurial environment.

The discussion covered various topics including how to initiate start-ups, the various determinants of entrepreneurship and lastly the reasons that cause start-up ideas to fail. With an informed moderation of Prof. Dhruv Nath, Chairperson, Entrepreneurship Cell, MDI Gurgaon the discussion was a seamless flow of ideas and opinions interspersed with insightful and humorous anecdotes from the guests.

The panel discussion was followed by an open forum where students and other prospective entrepreneurs posed interesting questions to the panellists. While some of the questions were directly related to specific ideas, others asked for a better understanding of the start-up culture. The panellists were unanimously supportive of the opinion that people should stop romanticizing about the word ‘start-up’ and fully understand the risks involved with such projects so as to make their approach to this sector both viable and lucrative.

 

New Delhi, June 15, 2016 - The true evolution of a student must encompass all round grooming enriching both academic & extracurricular activities and this is definitely exemplified by the approach to education that MDI Gurgaon upholds. MDI has had a long history of focusing not just on the academic parameters but shaping their students in a holistic manner. The institute aims to nurture the latent talents of an individual and make them confident in their shoes to meet diverse challenges awaiting them.

The 22nd induction ceremony of one of India’s premier business school commenced on June 15, comprising students belonging to Post Graduate Programs namely Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM), PGP- Human Resource Management (PGP-HRM), PGP-International Management (PGP-IM). The week-long induction ceremony will unravel the exciting and inspiring academic journey for students in the years ahead.

Dr. C.P. Shrimali, Acting Director, MDI Gurgaon in his welcome address spoke about the culture of MDI which gives emphasis only to merit. Talking about this, he said “MDI is a group of positive minded people who set out to empower its students both mentally and intellectually. We are more than being just a teaching institute. We believe in providing a 360 degree learning experience to our students.”

This year, the induction ceremony was conducted under the revered presence of Chief Guest Ms. Vishpala Reddy, VP – Human Resources, American Express India. Sharing her thoughts, she guided the students to “Develop growth mindset not focussed only on logical reasoning, but thinking differently & creating yourself as a brand. Mistakes at learning stage are inevitable but it is important to develop the hunger to learn from those mistakes.”

To provide further nuggets of wisdom to the prospective management students, Ms. Rohini Singh, Director, Head of MNC Coverage North India, Deutsch Bank mentored the students to approach everything with passion, fear & certainty

Mr. Sanjay Mehta, MD Teleperformance and Mr. Sanjeev Aggarwal, MD and CEO, Amplus Solar revealed industry insights and focussed on how vital the forthcoming years will be to lay the foundation of the students’ growth years and the crucial need to absorb and retain the learning they will be receiving at MDI to cement their future.

True to its promise of enlightenment in an aspirational environment where students are bred to excel and not just indulge in a one-dimensional curriculum, a brief introduction will be held with the faculty members’ along with an information session regarding the various facilities available to the students as well as student events and clubs. Ice-breaking sessions, classes with some of the leading business luminaries. This will also include Art-of-Living instructors to add vigour to the carefully-etched out program.

In keeping with its goal of creating fit, healthy and morally upright corporate professionals, a grand celebration for the International Yoga Day that coincides with the last day of the induction ceremony, June 21 has been planned.

 

MDI, one of the top B-Schools in India, has announced the commencement of its ‘International Summer University 2016’ scheduled from May 23rd to 10th of June, 2016 along with its ‘Research Week’ to be held from May 30, 2016 to June 03, 2016 in the MDI campus, Gurgaon. The programme enables MDI to play host to students and faculty from partner institutions in India and overseas to enrich their knowledge of globally relevant learning practices amidst the burgeoning Indian economy. The Research Week this year has been introduced as a special initiative for doctoral students and faculty members.

MDI’s International Summer University was launched in 2013 and has seen active participation from regions across India since the past three years. This year the programme secured 50 enrollments. Rooted in the business environment specific to India, the programme is a one-of-its-kind opportunity for tier 2 partnered universities and institutions students to utilise their summer holidays to earn grades while enjoying a trip to the culturally and economically vibrant Tier 1 city. It facilitates better job prospects that are internationally relevant as well as helps them to build an active network with peers from across the globe.

Prof. M P Jaiswal, Dean- Research & Accreditation, MDI Gurgaon “The program aims to bring together professors from International Universities and students from smaller cities on one platform to learn the research methods and apply to contemporary business issues. This year, we have introduced a unique intellectual concept of research week wherein students and faculty from partnered institutions & universities will get a chance to understand the recent market developments.”

The ‘Research Week’ comprises ‘of Doctoral Colloquium’ for Indian and international scholars, ‘Case Methods Workshop’ by Prof. Darren Meister, Richard Ivey Business School, Canada ‘Research Methodology Workshop’ by Prof. Balazs Revesz, Szeged University, Hungary, Europe and by Prof. Henrik B. Sorenson, Aarhus University, Denmark, Europe. Doctoral Research Interaction Series have been arranged for interaction amongst the International Summer University’s PG level students from Indian and global business schools with the Doctoral Fellows. The week was significant as it gave opportunity to fellow students from MDI & faculty from other B-schools across India to learn from International experts.

Research Week has seen participation from over 100+ faculty and doctoral scholars from Indian and overseas business schools and universities. Some of them include IIM Indore, GLA University, Mathura DMS, Pondicherry University, Punjabi University, Patiala, Lady Irwin College, New Delhi, Invertis University, Bareily, Vanasthali Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan, Western Engineering and Ivey Business School, University of Szeged, Hungary, University of Aarhus, Denmark and Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.

 

The new course aims to give students a holistic business perspective along with global sensitivity

MDI, one of the top B-Schools in India, inaugurated its National Management Programme-29 & Energy Management Programme (2016-17). National Management Programme (NMP) is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) in UK. The programme aims to develop leaders, who will shine in the rapidly changing business scenario bylooking beyond conventional methods and adopting fresh business approaches. The Post Graduate Programme in Energy Management (PGP-EM) is uniquely designed for young managers of the Energy / Power & allied sectors. The inauguration was done by Shri. Sumant Sinha, Founder, Chairman and CEO of ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd as the chief guest for the event.

During the opening ceremony, some of the key objectives of the course were elucidated.The programme aims to give students enhanced communication skills, leadership and teamwork capabilities. It seeks to help them recognise the current business realities, gain a holistic business perspective, and an ability to recognize and seize opportunities in a competitive environment to cultivate global sensitivity.

Prof. J. K. Jain, Chairperson NMP & Energy Management Programme, MDI Gurgaon, said, "We are pleased to constantly enhance the academic offerings for our students. The National Management Programme-29 & Energy Management Programme is truly a global programme which will augment the business acumen and understanding of MDI students. All the courses in the programme will help them get a fresh and international perspective on pressing areas of business management."

The Chief Guest Shri. Sumant Sinha, Founder, Chairman and CEO of ReNew Power Ventures Pvt. Ltd. while talking about the importance of discipline & Entrepreneurship exhorted the participants “Whenever you start a business you should have basic knowledge and principle". He further added "Ownership and management should not necessarily link with each other so if you want to become an entrepreneur you should be prepared for failure and have a Plan B ready"

The various courses that are incorporated in the course, include Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Development, Information Management, Economics and Business communication. The National Management Programme or NMP is a fifteen month post-graduate programme which was started in 1987 as a pioneering endeavour to facilitate the practicing managers to gain skills from a wide range of conventionally segregated domains. Over time, the programme has evolved into the Consortium Executive Programme (Consortium Executive MBA) in partnership with ESCP-Europe. The programme is recognized by AICTE as a Post Graduate Programme in Management.

 

Collaboration intends to enrich the meritorious student's academic experience further through cross-cultural interactions

MDI Gurgaon, one of the top B-Schools in India, has revived the MoU with University of Kashmir for its International Summer University 2016. The purpose of the MoU is to invite meritorious students from University of Kashmir for the summer programme and give them enhanced academic exposure. The International Summer University 2016 hosts several overseas students and faculty who wish to experience India’s business environment first hand and understand this emerging national economy from close quarters. The MoU will, therefore, also offer augmented multi-cultural interactions to the most promising students of tier II cities in India. The MoU was signed in the presence of Prof C. P. Shrimali, Acting Director, MDI, Gurgaon and Professor Dr. S. Mufeed Ahmad, the Director, the Business School, University of Kashmir, Srinagar.

Sharing his thoughts about this initiative, Prof. C. P. Shrimali said, "At MDI, we believe in widening the horizons of students from across the country through our best-in-class facilities and programmes. The idea is to offer them the best of international exposure so that they become nimble in their decision-making, thought processes and business approaches". Speaking on the occasion Dr. S. Mufeed Ahmad said "The International Summer University is one of the most vibrant, mentally stimulating and culturally educative programme for the students from the valley."

Students from all the partner institutions of MDI are invited to interact and exchange their thoughts and ideas to gain an evolved social, cultural and economic perspective on various subjects. Some of the indicative courses offered for ISU's faculty nomination include Doing business in India, Big data business analytics, Energy and Public Policy Management, Cross Culture Management and Digital Innovation and Startups among others.

 

Shri. Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Finance

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Dr. Bhasker Chatterjee, Director General & CEO (IICA)

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Shri. Malay Mukherjee, Chairman, Board of Governors of MDI

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Dr. C.P. Shrimali, Acting Director, MDI

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In a bid to make its management students industry ready, Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon, recently concluded a conference centred on the theme of strategy. The format of the event was as innovative as its content. Apart from paper presentations by faculty members from universities like IITs and IIMs across 12 sessions, there was an interesting inaugural session, two panel discussions on emerging themes in strategy and writing workshops on writing for popular media and academic journals.

Gracing the ceremony, Chief Guest, Prof. S P Narang, Member of the Board of Governors,MDI Gurgaon quoted “ A good Strategy needs to be a timely activity which should also include proactive thinking, new themes and innovative ideas. The agenda of organizing the conference is revisiting the strategy in view of Global developments”

Talking about the conference, Prof. CP Shrimali, Acting Director, MDI, Gurgaon said, “The concept of strategy is centuries old. However, business strategy has emerged as a separate entity only during the last century. The turbulent and fast-paced business environment means that strategists needs to adapt and evolve to keep ahead of the times. There are also various emerging themes at corporate, business and functional levels that require expert strategizing and this is exactly the focus of this conference.”

The first day of the conference opened with an inaugural session and the lighting of the lamp. The welcome address was delivered by Prof. M P Jaiswal, Dean (Research & Accreditation), MDI Gurgaon. This was followed by an address by Chief Guest, Prof. S P Narang, Member of the Board of Governors, MDI Gurgaon. The gathering was addressed by the Guest of Honour, Praveen Rawal, MD, Steelcase India, Singapore and South East Asia. The panel discussions on Day 1 focussed on the emerging themes in strategy with Nita Kapoor, COO (Domestic), Godfrey Phillips India Ltd., Vinod Sood, MD, Hughes Systique India, Mehmood Khan, Managing Trustee, Rasuli Kanwar Khan Trust and Sandeep Soni, Founder & CEO, Algorithm. The conference was organised under the mentorship of Prof. Rajesh Pillania.

Day 2 of the conference kick started with networking followed by a panel discussion around the rise of chief strategy officers presided over by Dr. Amit Shekhar, Chief Strategy Officer, Birlasoft, Sonia Sahni, Chief Strategy Officer, PublicisiStrat, Narayan Devanathan, Group Executive & Strategy Officer, Dentsu India and moderated by Dr. Rajesh Pillania. The day came to a close with a workshop on popular writing and publishing for newspapers. The 2 day conference was a brainstorming event.

Management Development Institute (MDI), one of India’s finest B-schools, recently organised its first HR Conclave. The event, titled “Reinventing HR: An Extreme Makeover”, took place in Gurgaon on February 6 andbrought together many industry leaders under one roof for a healthy, open exchange of ideas to chart the future course of the HR industry.

The HR Conclave 2016 was attended by Dr. Shalini Lal (Director – HR, Deutsche Bank), who was presentas the Chief Guest.In addition to Dr Lal, other prominent names that participated in the HR Conclave 2016 included Mr. Kamlesh Vyas (Director, EY), Mr. Muninder Anand (Associate Director, People & Change – KPMG), Mr. Bimal Rath (Founder and Managing Director, Think Talent Services), Mr Prakash Rao (Vice President & Head-mp HRO, People Strong HR Services) and Ms Ester Martinez (CEO and Editor-in-Chief, People Matters) amongst others.

Speaking on the event, Spokesperson, MDI, said, “Human Resources are THE most vital elements to the long-term success of any business, and the need for HRM in today’s rapidly changingbusiness environment cannot be stressed enough. As such, there is an urgent need to reinvent the approach to Human Resource Management, which is why we organised this event. With many key takeaways and viable measures discussed, we are confident thatthe HR industry will reinvent itself to meet the demands of the new-age businesses.”

Organised with an aim to discuss possible measures to add more value to the HR functions by radically altering the traditional approach, the HR Conclave 2016 opened with a welcome address by Professor Sumita Rai (Chairperson – PGP-HRM, MDI Gurgaon), followed by a Director’s address by Professor (Dr) C. P. Shrimali (Acting Director, MDI Gurgaon) and the inaugural address by the Chief Guest, Dr Shalini Lal. Sessions on ‘Need to re-skill HR - Changing the face of HRM’ and ‘HR makeover to deliver greater business impact and drive innovation’ kick-started the eventand were followed with a panel discussion on ‘Changing phase of HR Systems & Process’.

Management Development Institute (MDI), one of India’s finest B-schools,co-organised a unique boot camp,with SACC (Startup Accelerator Chamber of Commerce) that provided a bouncing ground for several path-breaking business ideas. The activity was a business idea formation exercise where the participating students from MDI formed 6 teams comprising five-members in each team. These teams were given a theme on which they had to build a scalable idea on the spot.

Highlighting the value of hosting such events,Prof. Nakul Gupta, Coordinator for Entrepreneurship and Incubation Centre, MDI Gurgaon, said, “It’s enlightening to witness so many big ideas on a singular platform. The Bootcamp is an opportunity for young entrepreneurs to show their decision-making abilities, troubleshooting skills and an understanding of the social, political and economic milieu. We’re sure it’s been a great exposure for our students.”

The Chief guest at the event, SH. T.L. Satyaprakash, IAS, Deputy Commissioner Gurgaon, , opined: “In 1960’s almost everyone was looking for a government jobs however the scenario has changed and people are now open to the idea of joining Startups. It is good to see that students are now going out of their comfort zone and aspiring to be entrepreneurs. We will provide all the support required to the students, if you come one step we will take 10 steps to achieve the goal. It is a difficult task but not impossible!”

Post the brain storming session students pitched their business propositions to the jury. The jury quizzed the team for 3-4 minutes where the audience too had a chance to engage with the participants.

The jury comprised members from SACC along with Prof. Nakul Gupta from MDI Gurgaon. The ideas were evaluated on 5 key parameters – the idea, the problem it seeks to solve, the solution it offers, the team needed to execute and the funds required for the project. The finalists from this activity will now be given a chance to pitch and scale their idea at the upcoming Startup Weekend,.

For long, the domain of management and research has been seen as mutually exclusive. However, MDI Gurgaon is all set to change this traditional approach by proving that the area of research is indeed imperative for a management professional. The two disciplines together enable a holistic understanding of how an enterprise can prosper in a dynamic and complex business environment. As an attempt in this direction, MDI organised an interactive workshop on the scope and relevance of management research on January 8 and 9.

The event was inaugurated by Bhuvesh Khanna, CEO (BW Communities – Business World). This was followed by a welcome note by Prof. M. P. Jaiswal, Dean (Research & Accreditation, MDI Gurgaon on day 1.

Elucidating the exclusion of research in management studies, Prof. M. P. Jaiswal, Dean (Research & Accreditation) MDI Gurgaon highlighted the innovation created by MDI around the start-ups. He further stated “In line with the current government policies and initiatives, MDI should partner with Government and industry particularly with start-up eco system in building capacity and providing directions.”

It was followed by a panel discussion on the “Emerging Research Methodologies in Management” that saw Prof. Raj Garg, Indiana University Penn., USA, Prof. Mukesh Chaudhry, Indiana University Penn., USA, Ms. Sangeeta Goel, Additional Director General, Doordarshan, Govt. of India and Prof. Janice L. Gogan, Bentley University, USA, shared their discerning thoughts on the subject.

Prof. Raj Garg, Indiana University Penn, USA while addressing the panel elaborated about the impact of digital technology on the cross cultural technology in foreign universities.

The workshop witnessed participation of 70 plus researchers.

After a short networking break, the discussion steered towards “Implementation of Assurance of Learning (AOL) in Business School”. The insightful presentation was led by Prof. Suneel Maheshwari, Indiana University Penn., USA, Prof. Framarz Byramjee, Indiana University Penn., USA and Prof. Mukesh Chaudhry, Indiana University Penn., USA and Prof. Raj Garg Indiana University Penn., USA.

Finally, the day ended with a session themed on “Contemporary issues on Innovation and Management”. It saw participation from subject experts like Prof. Varinder M. Sharma, Indiana University Penn., USA, Prof. Suneel Maheshwari, Indiana University Penn., USA and Prof. Mukesh Chaudhry, Indiana University Penn., USA.

Talking about the successful completion of the International Conference on InnovationProf. M. P. Jaiswal, Dean (Research & Accreditation, MDI Gurgaon) said, “As a management institute, we are constantly treading the thin balance between applied and theoretical knowledge. To create a successful manager, we believe that one not only needs to understand what to do in a particular situation but also how exactly. Management research plugs this gap and greatly enhances one’s decision making skills. So, it’s about time we realised its relevance and gave it the importance it deserves.”

Day 2 of the workshop will start on a fresh note with a welcome address by Prof. M.P. Jaiswal, MDI Gurgaon and a keynote address by Prof. A. Parasuraman, Miami University, USA and a well known management Guru in the area of service Quality. The group will get together for a case research workshop by Prof. Janice L. Gogan. The day will come to a close with a vote of thanks and distribution of certificates.

Gurgaon, October 24, 2015: Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon, one of the finest B-schools in the country hosted its Annual Leadership Conclave, Samvaad' 15, on Saturday i.e. October 24’2015.

Themed around "Emerging leaders of Innovative India", the panellist included successful entrepreneurs, company heads, leadership gurus, academicians and industry stalwarts from various sectors and start-ups.

The event commenced with the welcome speech of Prof. J. K. Jain, Chairperson, NMP & Energy Management and Prof. C.P. Shrimali, Director, MDI. It was followed by back-to-back sessions spanning a wide spectrum of management-related topics such as transformational leadership, team building, power of engagement, building people-centric organisations, cultural challenges for global CXOs, power of start-ups and the promise they hold for B-school students, to name a few.

Highlighting the significance of this initiative, Prof. J. K. Jain, Chairperson, NMP & Energy Management said “Developing young managers to be good leaders is the soul of NMP programme in MDI. Support of Industry’s great captains help in sowing the seeds to inculcate values of leadership in future managers”

The first panel included eminent leaders namely Sh. Ashwani Lohani, Chairman and Managing Director at Air India, Sh. D. D. Misra, Director (HR) at ONGC, AVM Baladitya VSM, Air Vice Marshal, Indian Air Force.

"Transformational leadership is about Commitment, Integrity, Non-interference & Involvement of employees," said Sh. Ashwani Lohani, CMD, Air India highlighting the change catalysed by good leadership.

Guiding the participants about developing the leadership attributes, Sh. D. D. Misra, Director (HR) at ONGC said "Never fear to ask for help, take responsibility and lead your team with passion."

The second panel saw participation of leaders from the corporate industry. The panellist included Sh. Gyanesh Chaudhary, MD & CEO, Vikram Solar Pvt Limited, Ms. Neena Goel, Executive Director and Market Head, Standard Chartered, Mr. Rajiv Arora, Human Resource Leader at Mercer and Dr. V.P. Singh, Executive Director- HR & Chief Pupil at Devyani International.

Extracting the formula of growth from ‘Physics of Business Growth’, Sh. Gyanesh Chaudhary, MD & CEO, Vikram Solar Pvt Limited emphasized on the combination of Mindset + System + Process. He also spoke how clean energy is not just desirable but need of the hour too.

Speaking about Women as business leaders, Ms. Neena Goel, Executive Director and Market Head, Standard Chartered said "Work life balance, respecting value system & connecting with people are important for future leaders."

The list of esteemed speakers who will throw light on leadership in start-up culture includes Mr. Vikas Banga, Vice President at Snapdeal & Angel Investor, Mr. Praneeth Tammiraju, AVP Operations at PepperTap, Mr. Sameer Grover, Founder & CEO at Crownit and Mr. Prabhakar Tiwari, CMO, PayU India.

For more details, please visit: www.mdi.ac.in/samvaad15

Management Development Institute (MDI) www.mdi.ac.in Gurgaon, established in 1973, a top ranking business school in India with vision to be a ‘Global Business School’, is a centre of excellence in management education, high quality research, executive development, and value added consultancy. 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 be accredited by ‘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 National Management Programme (NMP) is a 15 month post graduate residential programme for executives and was launched in 1987 as a ground breaking endeavour to enable practicing managers to acquire skills from a wide range of traditionally segregated domains. Over time, the programme has evolved into the Consortium Executive Programme (Consortium Executive MBA) in partnership with ESCP-Europe. The programme is recognized by AICTE as a Post Graduate Programme in Management.


If you think that conducting a market research is a dusty, sweaty and boring affair, then this post is a must read for you. Every year the students of Illumina ,the 19 year old disguised market research club of MDI Gurgaon, visit Pataudi, a small village near Gurgaon during the Dussehra Mela and conduct the rural format of Illumina. Rural Illumina has previously been associated with brands like Airtel, Maruti Suzuki and State Bank of India.

A disguised market research format is one where the respondents are not surveyed through direct mention of brand or product names, but through unconventional formats like plays, skits, games or any other innovative ways.

This year too, amidst the Ravan standing tall, women bargaining at the bangle shops, kids enjoying kulfi and the thumping 80’s music, Pataudi welcomed Rural Illumina 2015. Illumina partnered with Idea for its disguised market research which involved understanding of value added services among rural consumers and their requirement from it. The team engaged more than 200 people and captured their opinions through a game which was a part of the disguised research plan. People were asked about the kind of phones they have, to which came some very interesting replies ranging from Micromax to IPhone 6. The kids were jumping around with excitement. All in all it was a day well spent with a lot of learning combined with enjoyment, friends and laughter for the students of Illumina and a cheerful event for the visitors of the Dussehra Mela.

Have a look at the pictures to get a feel of the fun filled event coupled with some interesting insights.


Imagination and ideation are the core spirit of research. A research cycle starts with an idea – without which you won’t be able to define a problem.” Said Prof. Sanjay Govind Dhande (Member, BOG, MDI Gurgaon) in the induction programme for the doctoral students at MDI. The chief guest threw light on the new chapter of the academic life that the students were embarking on. In his address, he talked about the role of academic research in the growth and development of any business.

Research is an essential part of any business that offers well-targeted products or services. It can be instrumental in defining a product mix for a business – for example from defining the mix of various FMCG products that a firm should produce to different categories of in-patient beds that a hospital should have. Business decisions that are based on good market research can minimise risks and pay attractive dividends and hence b-schools such as MDI Gurgaon are turning more proactive in developing strategies to deliver their research services around what is relevant and in demand. It aspires to match the brand value of foreign b-schools by letting students imbibe knowledge that is relevant to the global markets today.

Ecstatic doctoral students looked motivated when Prof. Dhande referred them as intellectual individuals.

Inspiring its new batch of doctoral students on the crucial role of research and development in the business environment, MDI Gurgaon, one of the leading B-Schools in India, organised an induction ceremony for its Doctoral Programmes: Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) and Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM). The event was a stimulating affair for the students as they got a glimpse of what lies ahead for them in their life at MDI and their career graph thereafter. The ceremony began with a welcome address by Prof. M P Jaiswal, Dean-Research & Accreditation.

Prof. CP Shrimali, Director of MDI in his address to the students advised them not to limit themselves in the 4 walls of the classrooms. He encouraged the students to participate in debates, discussions, conferences and seminars for a 360 degree development.

The number of students in the 2015 batch includes 21 doctoral students. The programmes (FPM/EFPM) are aimed at allowing the fellow researchers to create benchmarks and measure progress in order to be able to gauge the performance of any business. The event involved students in hearty interactions with the faculty members of their respective programmes who gave them a detailed overview of the programme and introduced them to the course structure.

 

Hosts an engaging week long induction ceremony for its new 2015-17 batch of 335 students

New Delhi, June 24, 2015: As Delhi hailed its first monsoon showers, MDI, one of the leading B-Schools in India, opened its gates for the 2015-17 intakes oftheir flagship Post Graduate Programmes namely, Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM), Human Resource Management (PGP-HRM) and International Management (PGP-IM). The event held between 17th-23rd June 2015 in the college’s auditoriumwas a stimulating affair for the students as they got a glimpse of what lies ahead for them in their life at MDI and their career graph thereafter.

The students were given a warm welcome into the campus byProf. C P Shrimali, the Director of MDI through an inspiring lecture on the limitless scope of learning at MDI and the experience awaiting them through a new learning system without boundaries. He said, “Transformation of lifestyle to that of a B-school can often be overwhelming and cumbersome for the new students. Our post graduate programmes are rigorous with no scope for slippages. For many students, the transformation from a job to a full-time hostel life with impromptu sessions can be discomforting at first. Thus, we planned this week-long induction programme with a motive to introduce the students to life at MDI, and easing them into a change of lifestyle. This is to bring them up to a platform from where they can effortlessly manage the commitment and hard work demanded by the curriculum of their respective programs.”

During the induction ceremony, accomplished leaders from the corporate world Shri P. Dwarakanath (Director - Group Human Capital MAX India Limited), Mr. Sameer Nagpal (MD &CEO- Shalimar Paints), Mr. NiteshAhuja (MD, MITG Group), Col. S.P. Wahi (former chairman, ONGC), Mr. PravinSubba (VP -HR & Admin, Micromax), Mr. AshuMalhotra (HR Head, Jabong) and Mr. Sreedhar Prasad (Partner, KPMG) introduced the future managers to the dynamic environment of India.

The rest of the week involved an introduction to theacademic and extra-curricular life at MDI. As a part of this activity, students were made familiar with the foundations of various courses with sessions on Economics, Accounting, Quantitative Methods, Case-based study approach, and so on. Students were also introduced to the various clubs, committees and SIGs that they can be a part of at MDI.

Sharing his experience, GovindaBhuwalka, a fresher from the new batch of MDI said, “The induction was very welcoming. Right from the time the admission offers were made, the senior students have been of great help which gave me a feel of the values and attitude of MDI. The induction programmeguided us to inculcate skills to become good managers and entrepreneurs in future. We were provided insightful details about the 24x7 campus of MDI and the importance of learning and development of self and peers in this evolving global environment.” On the whole, the Induction Ceremony 2015 acted as the perfect stepping stone for the new batch of students for their innings at MDI. It prepared them for the intellectually-exciting and professionally-productive journey that lay in store for them.

 

Light clouds, pleasant weather, and a light breeze is what the students of MDI woke up to on the morning of International Yoga Day. The students assembled at library greens at 6 AM to celebrate the spirit of Yoga under the guidance of Yoga expert, Mr. Puneet, a Ph.D. student at MDI.

The morning started with students learning the difference between Yoga and Yog, the former being a westernized concept aimed at keeping fit, while the latter being an Indian concept of learning spirituality, through self-discipline, non-violence, and practicing good behaviour.

Students started the celebration of the day by performing some supervised simple breathing exercises with the purpose of bodily purifications. Next, they performed various aasans, from head to toe, while they were told in detail about the medical benefits of each.

They then performed the Surya Namaskar, while welcoming the first rays of the sun at dawn. They were explained about the 5 mudras and the 3 sights of Yoga. They were explained the indicators of doing an exercise wrong, to enable them to continue these basic exercises unsupervised. They were also explained the benefits reaped by performing yoga exercises for a mere 10-12 minutes in a day.

A beautiful morning with a beautiful start ensured a happier, healthier and fresher day for all at this campus.

 

All Faculty & Staff members along with their families (MDI community) are cordially invited to attend the Yoga session on “International Day of Yoga” on Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 6.00 AM till 7.00 AM at Scholars Greens.

 

Stimulating Induction Ceremony for the new batch of doctoral students of MDI, Gurgaon

New Delhi, July 10, 2014: MDI Gurgaon, one of the leading B-Schools in India, recently held an induction ceremony for its new batch of students of the Doctoral Programmes: Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) and Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM). The event, held on 11th of July 2014 was a stimulating affair for the students as they got a glimpse of what lies ahead for them in their life at MDI and their career graph thereafter. The ceremony began with a welcome address by the Chairperson (FPM/EFPM), Professor Jyotsna Bhatnagar.

Prof Bhatnagar, Chairperson, FPM while welcoming the new batch said; "The FPM community here at MDI is different. We do research with passion in our hearts and smile on our faces and follow care and compassion in research and yet maintain highest standards and pursue cutting edge research."

Professor S.G. Deshmukh, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi while delivering the key note address said; “A researcher must always be in a student mode, willing to accept new knowledge and always on the journey of knowing the unknown. It is crucial for a research to have a deep impact on society and the industry as well. PhD really means Patience, Hard work, and Determination in a researcher's life”.

Soon after, students were given glimpses into a real-life experience of the FPM journey by illustrious alumni of the programme: Professor T.T. Niranjan, IIT Mumbai, Professor Joffie Thomas, IIM Kozhikode, Professor Shallini Kalra Sahi, MDI, Gurgaon.

Padma Vibhushan Professor Yashpal, Former Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Chairman, University Grants Commission, while addressing the students said “there is a need to try to discover wavelength of communities – to discover a synthetic aperture of people, for social purposes. Any beautiful learning given by the great men of this world such as Mahatama Gandhi ji, has not survived for more than 20-30 years. The fact that all such good things end in our society indicates of prevalence of a social abnormality and as researchers, we should be studying and working towards this. We should keep our inquisitiveness alive and ask questions just like a child does”.

Prof T.T.Niranjan, Alumni while sharing his experiences said; "I was blessed to have some really helpful and amazingly talented professors to guide me through my moments of frustration and confusion -in my research journey at MDI. Don't ever be afraid of challenging the established theories".

This was followed by an interaction with the teaching faculty where students were introduced to the compulsory core papers and electives. The ceremony concluded with Professor Yashpal’s address which left the students motivated for the year ahead.

Established in 1973, MDI is one of the leading B-Schools in India known for its academic excellence, high-quality research, high-end executive education and internationalization. MDI has the distinction of being the first triple-crowned Indian B-School have global accreditation of AMBA (UK), regional accreditation of SAQS and national accreditation of NBA. MDI has plans to grow by maintaining its leadership position in its current activities and through geographical expansion and internationalization.

For further information please visit www.mdi.ac.in or contact corp_communications@mdi.ac.in

Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, one of the top B Schools in India held an Induction Programme from 18th-24th June, 2014. This was organized to welcome the new batch for their graduate programmes – PGPM,PGP-HRM and PGP-IM (2014– 2016).

Accomplished head honchos from the corporate world lent their presence to the occasion as speakers. The programme was formally inaugurated by Dr. Mukul P Gupta, Director, MDI Gurgaon. This was followed by an inaugural address by Mr Sanjeev Kumar Saxena, Global Chief Revenue Assurance and CEO Bharti Airtel Delhi NCR Mobile Services.

Dr. Mukul P Gupta, Director, MDI Gurgaon while welcoming the new students joining the Institute said , “The Induction Programme at MDI helps us orient the students with a glimpse of key development issues trending in the world currently through the perspective of industry doyens. Apart from the subjects in the curriculum, we also introduce the students to the clubs and events on campus that help us maintain our credibility as a B-School committed to 360 degree value-based learning.”

Addressing the students at the session, Mr Sanjeev Kumar Saxena, Global Chief Revenue Assurance and CEO Bharti Airtel Delhi NCR Mobile Services said,' The course has started at a junction where the economy is looking up at its growth. Today the industry is focused on its revival and by the time you will pass out, the industry will be in better shape to offer more job opportunities for everyone. '

During induction session, Mr. Amit Boni, General Manager, India Motorola Mobility while addressing the students said, "Don't be destination oriented, be process oriented. Destination is a moving target."

Mr. Pankaj Bansal, CEO & Co-Founder PeopleStrong HR Services Pvt. Ltd. while delivering a session on entrepreneurial challenges in current times said, ‘’Entrepreneurship is an easy but a complex subject. An entrepreneur should have good understanding about its investor, client and employees. Unless one is not ready to take risk, there is no way forward.”

The classes for the three courses will commence from Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Each of the programmes has a unique pedagogy incorporating the best global practices. The focus at MDI has always been to provide education with a strong sense of ethics in a practical research based environment. The idea is to hone students through an innovative and unmatched curriculum that stamps an identity on MDI graduates as smart and sharply groomed managerial professionals of tomorrow.

Gurgaon, 6th January 2014: The 17th edition of MDI's flagship National Management Convention, Delphique, was held between 3rd and 5th January, 2014. The theme of the convention was Humanitatis Obsequim, which means "Service to Humanity". The three day convention was a confluence of three events – The Knowledge Panel discussions, Vincenza - An International Business Plan competition-cum-mentorship programme and Cerebro - A National case study competition on 'Entry Strategy for Wealth Management Firm in India'.

The partners this year included corporate giants like Jindal Power, PowerGrid Corporation, Western Union, IBM, Deloitte, PwC, Cognizant, Britannica, Evalueserve, exchange4media, Fortis HealthCare, 91springboard.com, MyBox, Indian Angel Network, Stern Fisher, BusinessWorld, MBAClubIndia, LogoImpressions.in,Twenty19 and Knowafest.com.

The inauguration was presided over by Prof. Mukul P Gupta (Director, MDI Gurgaon) and Chief Guest - Mrs. Renana Jhabvala, Padma Shri awardee and former Chairperson of SEWA (Self-Employed Women’s Association), who spoke of the dire need for economic prosperity, but not at the cost of unruly competition. Co-operation, said Mrs Jhabvala, has to be the key driver for this change. The ceremony was also graced by Prof. Gita Bajaj (Chairperson, PGPM), Prof. Jyotsna Bhatnagar (Chairperson, PGP-HRM), and Prof. Anil Anand Pathak (Chairperson, Student Affairs).

The business convention began with knowledge partners IBM and Western Union conducting their respective panel discussions. The HR panel, in association with Knowledge Partner IBM, discussed "HR Analytics and its impact on employee engagement & employee retention." The Finance and Operations Knowledge Partner for Delphique 2013 was Western Union and the topic elucidated by them was 'Creating Financial Inclusion through Socially Innovative Products and Changes required in the Existing BFSI Infrastructure and Regulatory Framework of India'.

Deloitte, the Knowledge Partner for Strategy, pursued a discussion on the topic "Emerging Trends in Virtualization and Effects on IT Asset Management". The Analytics panel discussion of Evalueserve was on the topic, "How Are Knowledge Processes Likely To Evolve In The Next 5-7 Years Due To Technology Advancements?" and consisted of Mr. Manoj Madhusudhan (Global Head of Operations, EvalueServe), Mr. Aditya Jain (Senior Manager, Boston Consulting Group) and Mr. Titir Pal (Associate Director, Absolut Data). The research findings began by introducing the audience to the KPO landscape - currently a USD 20 billion industry touted to hit USD 30 billion by 2016.

The Health Care panel, conducted by Fortis Healthcare, was graced by Mr. Daljit Singh, President of Strategy and Organizational Development at Fortis Healthcare, Dr. Shaveta Dewan Lead, Apollo Quality Program and Special Initiatives at Apollo Hospitals Group and Prof. Jyotsna Bhatnagar. The objective of the panel was to look into the workings of hospital facility from a management perspective and discuss the growing importance and significance of the hospital administrator role.

The Finance/Analytics panel with PwC looked into the topic "Combating fraud in benefits transfer schemes of the government." The panel comprised Mr. Anurag Dua (Managing Consultant, PwC India), Shantanu Chakraborty (VP, Fraud Control and Investigation, GE Analytics), Dr. Sangeeta Chhabra (Researcher, Govt. Consultant, Head, Major Cloud Computing Company), Aaditya Gutgotia (VP, Axis Capital) and Prof. Sajal Ghosh (Faculty Mentor, MDI).

The final day of the three-day event began with a discussion by Exchange4Media, on the topic "Greening Advertising Media Entertainment (G.A.M.E)". The panel consisted of eminent media personalities including Mr. Sunil Kumar (President, Exchange4Media Group), Ms. Babita Baruah (Executive Business Director, JWT), Mr. Devdutt Das (Airport Manager, Times OOH), Ms. Maushree Joshi (Content Head, GroupM) and Prof. Ritu Shrivastava (Asst. Professor, MDI).

The Final Research Panel of Delphique 2013-14 was the Encyclopedia Britannica (Marketing) Panel. The topic for research was "Research On The Usage Of Internet And Other Reference Resources By Students In Curricular And Co-Curricular Learning In Middle And Secondary Education India." Mr. Amit Kapoor, Head - Digital Learning, South Asia, Encyclopedia Britannica, Mrs. SudhaSahay, Principal, The Shri Ram School and Mrs. SeemaHanvey, Head, International Certification at Genesis Global School were the esteemed panelists for the research.

The convention concluded with a Valedictory ceremony graced by Prof. Pathak and Prof. Gita Bajaj where they shared their thoughts on the event. This was followed by prize distribution for Vincenza (won by the Team from ISB Hyderabad) and Cerebro (won by Team from IMT Ghaziabad) and vote of thanks by Secretary of Delphique- Santosh Garbham.

Gracing the ceremony Prof. Gita Bajaj (Chairperson PGPM) said "The panel discussions on contemporary business issues featured leaders from various industries. I feel it was a great learning experience for the students - besides the ones involved in research and presentation."

Prof. Anil Anand Pathak (Chairperson Student Affairs) appreciated the efforts put in by the students and said, "It has been a very successful event, given that everything was to be done from scratch - including raising sponsorships. The event ended up with an overall surplus. I would especially like to thank the alumni who came out in support of the event - be it for reaching out and finalising the panelists or for sponsorship support."

Royal Institute of Management was established in 1986 and was incorporated as an autonomous institute under the Royal Charter, 1990. The institute is mandated to impart, promote and improve professional knowledge and skills in management and administration in both public and private sectors through training, consultancy, research and advisory activities and services. The MoU from their side was signed by Prof Karma Tshering, Director, Royal Institute of Management, Bhutan

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), a top university in China with a time-honored history, is among the first Chinese institutions to offer business education. Antai College of Economics and Management (ACEM) dates back to 1903. Being the first China-based business school to have been triply accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB, ACEM aims to develop great managerial talents equipped with international perspectives and the ability to compete in the global economy. The MoU from their side was signed by Prof. Lin Zhou, Dean, ACEM, SJTU

The Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC) is a national level autonomous institution set up in 1982 under the Nepal Administrative Staff College Act, 1982, to provide training to the employees of the Government of Nepal and Public Enterprises, so as to bring about improvements in governance and management capabilities for the efficient delivery of quality services to the citizens of Nepal. NASC undertakes training, problem-oriented research, consulting and information service programmes." The MoU from their side was signed by Mr. Punya P Neopane, Executive Director and Dr. Tarak Bahadur KC, Deputy Executive Director, NASC

Management Development Institute, Gurgaon today inked a pact with Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT), Jaipur. The MoU shall pave way for MNIT Jaipur students to participate in MDI’s International Summer University (MDI-ISU), 2014.

MDI-ISU is first of its kind opportunity in India, which will bring together students from different parts of the county and abroad, who will be mentored by faculties from international partner universities. The inaugural batch of this programme ran successfully from April to May 2013.

Prof. I.K. Bhat, Director, MNIT, Jaipur , Dr. G.S. Dangayach, Head, Department of Management Studies, MNIT, Jaipur, Prof. A.P.S. Rathore and Prof. Satish Kumar were present at MDI campus to sign the document and initiate the partnership between the two institutions. Up to four students will be nominated by MNIT Jaipur for second batch of MDI-ISU scheduled for 2014.

After signing this MoU, Prof. I.K Bhat, Director, MNIT Jaipur, said,’ we are delighted with our partnership with MDI Gurgaon. This will provide MNIT students a great opportunity to learn in multi-cultural classroom guided by faculty from reputed international B-schools and universities at MDI.’ Dr. Mukul P Gupta, Director MDI, quoted, ‘The MDI-ISU program is an initiative to reach out to students from different states of India and give them a learning platform to acquire knowledge and skills in specialised areas of management’.

Prof. J.N. Godinho, Chairperson – International Relations, Prof. Gita Bajaj, Chairperson – PGPM along with other MDI faculty members were present in the ceremony.

MDI Gurgaon welcomes new batch for the three Graduate Programmes i.e. PGPM, PGP-HRM and PGP-IM

June 20th, 2013, Gurgaon: Management Development Institute, Gurgaon – one of the top B Schools in India - welcomed the new batch for their graduate programmes – PGPM,PGP-HRM and PGP-IM - for the session 2013 - 2015.

Highlight of the 5 day induction programme are the keynote sessions from the industry, addressing the new batch of students. Eminent speakers such as Professor MM Pant, former, Pro-vice chancellor IGNOU, H.E.Alon Ushpiz, Hon. Ambassador of Israel in India, Mr. Dwarkanath, Group Head HR Max India, Mr.P.Elango, CEO, Cairn Energy India, Mr.Daljit Singh, President, Fortis Healthcare, Mr.Anil Chaoudhary, MD, Schneider Electric India, Ms.Sushma Bahl (MBE), Former Head, Department of Art and Culture – India for the British Council and Mr. Kiran Shetty, Country and South East Asia Head, Western Union shall grace the five day event.

On this occasion Mr. Ashok Panjwani, Dean – Graduate Programme, MDI said, "We are happy to welcome promising leaders at MDI and be part of their journey. This year, 335 students have enrolled for PGPM, PGP-HRM and PGP-IM. It is an honor for MDI to have speakers from the industry to make our prospective students understand the responsibilities in the corporate world."

The course will commence from the 26 June, 2013. Each of the programmes has a unique pedagogy incorporating the best global practices. The focus will be on providing value-based education and an action-centric research environment. Thus the students will get an opportunity to learn and develop into professional managers with an all rounded business perspective.

It is a matter of great pride for MDI Community that the first MDI-International Summer University 2013 was inaugurated last week and started with a great note. Prof. Mukul P Gupta, Director delivered the inaugural address which was followed by address by Prof Jyoti Gupta (ESCP, France), Prof Deven Bathia (New Castle, UK), Prof. DP Goyal, Prof. S. Chatterjee & Prof Gita Bajaj.

There were students from NIT, Kurukshetra, MG University, Kottayam & DCRUST Murthal on the first day of MDI-ISU 2013. More students from Saurashtra University, Rajkot, University of Kashmir, Srinagar and Kakatiya University, Warangal would joining this week.

The inauguration was followed by a round of the campus and a welcome dinner.

School of Energy Management, MDI will host the 3rd Industry Day on 2nd March, 2013. The theme of the program would be “Modelling and Forecasting of Energy & Financial Markets”. Several delegates from top companies have been invited to participate in this event. Few participating companies are:

Last time Industry Day was held on 10th Dec, 2012 and the theme of discussion was “Situation Analysis of Power, Oil & Gas and Renewable Sector scenario in India”.

INDUSTRY DAY
to be hosted on
2nd March, 2013


Organized by,
Energy Management Batch 2012-13
Theme: Modelling And Forecasting Of Energy & Financial Markets

Having established its footprint worldwide MDI, Gurgaon is launching the MDI International Summer University 2013 in April 2013 .The programme is first of its kind in India, and underlines MDI Gurgaon's commitment towards academic excellence and continuous innovation.

While increasingly the focus has been on adding an International flavour to the Indian Management Education scene, MDI ISU will also provide 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.

Thus this unique International University will be hosted at MDI Campus with classes conducted for a student mix from nearly 20 states of India and 20 foreign countries. With this diverse and international profile, the courses on offer are also international in context and flavour. By pursuing these courses, the students have a great opportunity to supplement their learnings at their home campuses and creating new networks with peers from across the world.

Over the past few weeks, MDI has been creating partnerships with various Indian Universities and Professional colleges of repute to foster collaboration for the MDI ISU programme. After the recent MoU with Kashmir University, MDI Gurgaon today signed an MoU with National Institute of Technology (NIT) Kurukshetra.

Speaking on this occasion Prof. Mukul P. Gupta, Director MDI said, “We saw a dream and envisaged a concept, MDI –ISU is a realization of the dream and culmination of our efforts. It is our small contribution to the community”. Appreciating the concept of International Summer University, Prof. Anand Mohan, Director NIT Kurukshetra said “this is a noble cause” since MDI has now reached the international domain, it has taken this pious responsibility to nurture and grow management education in India. When a paradigm shift is taking place from information age to knowledge based society this coming together of technical and management institutes would provide holistic education to students”. Also gracing the occasion Prof. P.J.Philip Head Department of Business Administration; NIT Kurekshetra, Prof. Gita Bajaj (Chairperson International Relations and Special Initiatives) from MDI, Gurgaon along with other senior MDI Faculty was also present on the occasion.

In keeping with MDI’s commitment to continuous innovation and a desire to give back to society, MDI Gurgaon is launching the MDI International Summer University 2013 in April 2013. This is the first of its kind initiative in the country and makes MDI Gurgaon pioneer the concept of International Summer Universities in India.

The thought behind the project is that there are gems spread across the nation’s universities who may not otherwise get international exposure but if given a chance can shine to realize their dreams. This is yet another window that MDI has created for international students to experience India and its education besides offering an exceptional opportunity to these students to work with Indian and international students. The cultural milieu of India as a learning environment and the cross-cultural peer groups within the classrooms will offer them an occasion of life time that has no replica at this moment. The MDI International Summer University (MDI-ISU) seeks to provide not the basic knowledge but to deepen specific knowledge in the domain of business management. MBA students get an opportunity for international and multinational education, supplemental learning and adding the sheen of alma mater to their credentials.

This unique International University will host on MDI Campus classes conducted by international faculty for a student mix from nearly 20 states of India and 20 foreign countries. With this international profile the courses on offer are also international in context and flavour.

In this connection, the first MoU is signed between the MDI Gurgaon and the University of Kashmir. Speaking on this occasion MDI Director Prof. Mukul P. Gupta said, “the initiative is unique as it will create a never before opportunity for exceptionally bright students of Indian state universities experience international education in a leading Business School Campus”. The Vice Chancellor of the University of Kashmir Prof. Talat Ahmad appreciated this initiative “as this would provide an opportunity to their students will get exposure to international practices”.

Pictures of Bhoomi Poojan Ceremony and Laying the Foundation Stone Ceremony for the New Activity Center.

Students of Energy management Batch 2012-13 celebrated 2nd Industry day at MDI, Gurgaon Campus on 10th Dec, 2012. It was a 1 day meet organized as a platform of interaction between the well known personalities from the Industry and the students and faculty members of the School of Energy management.

The session opened with a short address by Professor, Dr. Sunil Ashra, Chairperson, School of Energy Management .It followed with an inaugural speech by the honorable Chief Guest of the day, Shri. E. Unnikrishnan, Consultant , Argus Media Limited, Singapore and Retd. Executive Director (Pricing), IOCL. Shri. E. Unnikrishnan super-annuated as Executive Director (Pricing), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., Mumbai in October, 2011. In this assignment he was responsible for influencing pricing policies of Government of India with respect to petroleum products, as regards the methodologies, processes and various other nuances and to project the need for support schemes to mitigate the under-realization of Oil Marketing Companies, in marketing of sensitive petroleum products. He was also responsible for formulating the pricing strategy of the organization.

He mentioned in his speech ,”The complex problems in the energy sector can only be solved by concerted efforts by the energy managers, consultants, scientists, economists, development administrators as well as politicians. The sharing of knowledge that would evolve out of this industry day and other similar conferences would help to design better policies in the future. We need what the economists call “A holistic solution” and what the managers call “A system solution””.

Other participants on this day included delegates from Ferranti, Tetra Tech, Hindel Power, Infosys, Dassault Systems, Petrotech, TCS, BSES Yamuna Power Ltd., Sravanti Infra Tech, GFI International, Solar energy Tribe and UHBAV.

The day was divided into three sessions.

  • Power Sector Analysis of India
  • Oil scenario– Are we on the right track?
  • Alternative sources of Energy

All the sessions were followed by interactive discussions by the experts from the industry, the MDI faculty and the students.

A brief about the sessions:

This presentation was based on the current power scenario in India. The presentation dealt with the following:

  • Power generation, Installed capacity, rate of growth and energy efficacy over the decades.
  • Policies, reforms, provisions under Electricity Act 2003, Energy policy of India will be the integral part of this presentation.
  • Challenges and solutions associated with Indian Power Sector in terms of Problems & Availability of energy resources.
  • Improvements of Indian power sector
  • Supply Side Management, Supply Side Options
  • Demand Side Management by Meter Energy Management Solution, Smart Grid, E-mobility and Distribution Management

The presentation talked about the widening gap between the supply and demand of oil due to economic growth of the country that has made all matters related to oil highly sensitive and political. Steps taken for better efficiency of usage and huge investment in production and exploration are hence the call of the hour.

Major issue related to oil and its products is its pricing. Pricing in the Oil industry seems to be as transparent as the crude oil that it processes. Petrol prices seem to reach new peaks with every season sending shock waves across the nation. How rational are the prices of fuels in India?

Finally, a look into the past decade that saw the emergence of brands in retail petrol like Speed, Power and Extra Premium, a new concept in the country which traditionally treated its petrol as an undifferentiated low involvement commodity. Does branding affect the price elasticity of petroleum products? What needs to be done to make branding a better means of revenue generation for OMCs.?

The growth of Indian economy has given confidence to people but India needs 8%+ GDP growth for lifting the bottom 40% of the population to an acceptable standard of living .Over 50% of the population is without access to electricity. Around 70% households use traditional biomass for cooking. 39% rural population uses kerosene as a primary fuel for lighting. This has give rise to an increasing importance on alternative sources of Energy. The presentation dealt with the following:

  • Potential of renewable energy solutions
  • Barriers on implementation
  • How renewable can help eradicating poverty
  • Village electrification and community based bio-gas solution model
  • Other internationally developed breakthrough technologies

The session concluded with vote of thanks by Dr. Rupamanjari Sinha Ray, Assistant Professor, Economics area. Overall it had been a great learning experience for the students and a good platform for high level discussions among the industry delegates.

The 12th International Human Resource Management Conference, hosted by Management Development Institute, Gurgaon was more than just successful and was a magnet for experts & industry leaders from December 10th to 13th. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘DREAM, DISCOVER, DARE, INNOVATIONS IN THE GLOBAL VILLAGE: ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL HRM’ .The conference served as the ideal opportunity for academia and HR representatives from all over the world to congregate, interact and exchange views, to stimulate and build on ideas and as a result support professional development. Over the last 4 Days, the conference witnessed over 160 participants and delegates from over 15 countries spread over 36 sessions to discuss management of human capital.

The conference was inaugurated by Shri. R N Nayak, CMD, Power Grid Corporation India Ltd and Prof. Mukul P. Gupta, Director, MDI Gurgaon. Shri R N Nayak emphasized that the world is one global village where everything has become united today. Therefore the Role of HRM is very critical to success of organizations. It is all the more important that you put the right people in order to get the right results”. MDI Gurgaon’s Director, Prof. Mukul P. Gupta said, “We as a business school stand for certain values and all those values have a certain human element enshrined in them”. Prof. Pradip Khandwalla, Director, Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd., in his key note inaugural address spoke of three key areas where India needs to do something to evolve into a more creative society – Governance, Education and Promoting Civil Society. According to Dr. T V Rao, a veteran HR professional and Founder President, National HRD Network, “The success of HR department is getting to that day when it is no longer required. HRs should think ahead of their CEOs, and it is high time that we in HR start experimenting and provoke ourselves to facilitate development of competencies and skills for the future”. Prof. Wayne Cascio, from University of Colorado Denver, USA highlighted the two major HR risks of today – ‘Failure to hire’ and ‘Retain top talent’.

The conference saw renowned leaders from the industry belonging to companies like Ashoka Foundation, Erehwon Consulting, Fortis Healthcare, ITC, Microsoft, Schneider Electric and Western Union take part in various panel discussions. The different topics for discussion in the conference varied from ‘Differently abled talent pool’ to ‘Multi generational diversity’. Mr. Rajiv Burman, Director HR, Microsoft SIT, India & China, Microsoft gave insights on multigenerational diversity at workplace and said that the main challenge in this respect is to build an environment through various interventions where 4 different generations could work together in face of changing technology. Mr. Niranjan Khatri, General Manager - ITC, Welcom Group outlined that the way forward for Government is not to take a sympathetic approach but a developmental approach towards differently abled people.

The conference also had CEO and HR leadership panel discussions titled – ‘Innovation & Us’ on the final day. On the HR panel, Mr. Daljit Singh, President, Fortis Healthcare pointed out that no dialogue on a functional theme like HR can take place in isolation. It has to be weaved into the overall organizational strategy. Mrs. Veena Padmanabhan, Head – Talent Management & OD, Schneider Electric, Global Operations stressed that too many surveys without concrete results may lead to disconnect and survey fatigue.

Mr. Kiran Shetty, CEO, Western Union, opened the CEO panel discussion. He talked about the inevitable change and how organizations need to adapt to the fast changing world in order to be successful. Organizations need to pre-empt the change and stay ahead of the curve in order to survive. Mr. Rajiv Narang, CEO, Erehwon Consulting emphasized on the need of innovation and change management in the current dynamic environment. He described how in the next decade we will witness more innovation than what has been there since the human civilization started and the requirements for the same. For organizations to come up with innovative solutions and products a lot of mindset and cultural change is desired.

Mr. Narang went on to introduce concepts like orbit maintaining which typically refers to incremental improvements required to compete in the market and orbit shifting which refers to the radical innovations required to lead the market. He explained that the problem lies in the fact that organizations wish to move to orbit shifting phase with orbit maintaining mindset; and thus cannot work. He pointed out that the other common mistake that most organizations commit is charting out future plans based solely on the templates of past success. The key is to break the mental models through which organizations think. He explained Lateral insighting that is connecting the dots from different knowledge domains to find path-breaking solutions.

Dr. Anil Khandelwal, Former CMD, Bank of Baroda & Dena Bank, Chairman Anugyan Consulting Pvt Ltd talked about the changing role of HR (Human Resource) department in organizations and the impact they can create. He said that after several decades of corporate HR, the world is now returning to Industrial Relations. He shared numerous examples from his experience at Bank of Baroda and the innovative and intelligent solution that led to exceptional financial performance and productivity shown by the bank. He talked about revolutionary initiatives like Sampark, Khoj and Paramarsh that led to employee engagement and employee connect.

Out of 126 no. of research papers presented in the conference at MDI, the best 3 were also awarded by the jury. The winning research papers were:

1. Paper Title: Psychological Capital As A Mediator Of The Relationship Between Leadership And Creative Performance Behaviors: Empirical Evidence From The Indian R&D Sector
By: Vishal Gupta: IIM, Calcutta Shailendra Singh: IIM, Lucknow

2. Paper Title: Performance management: the roles of human capital and leadership in France, India, and the USA
By: C. Lakshman: BEM Bordeaux Management School, France

3. Paper Title: Examining the role of Social Exchange on work Outcomes: A study o f Indian Managers
By: Upasna A Agarwal: S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai Shivganesh Bhargava: IIT Mumbai

Imperium Dedicated to Strategy, Academics and Managerial Operations October 29th, 2012, Gurgaon: Imperium, MDI’s annual inter B-school management and cultural fest which was inaugurated on October 26th, 2012 at the MDI campus concluded on Sunday, October 28th, 2012. With an official lamp lighting ceremony, the 72-hour event kicked off promising non-stop fun with activities - Case studies, Business games and Simulations based on contemporary business scenarios from various disciplines of management, Corporate Quizzes, Talk Series and Cultural night performances along with a cartload of informal events.

Imperium 2012 got bigger, better and grander this year. With improvements over last year as well as introduction of new activities as Beyond Karma, Imperium brought a perfect blend of fun and management. Other events included strategic simulation game Biz-Czar, online game Nautica, operations based case study Opnicient and management challenge of PhalanX.

Biz-Czar was one of the first events of the fest. Organized by Strategist, the Consulting Club of MDI, the simulating telecom bidding based game was open to engineering and MBA students all over the country. The game received immense exposure online and out of 1082 entries, 6 teams made it to the last phase. Rohit Roy from NITIE, Mumbai who was a participant of the Biz-Czar commented, “Biz-Czar is a lot of fun. The thing is you can’t prepare for these games but you do need to understand business strategies and acquire knowledge of the trends in the business sector. It was a close competition and all the teams brought something new and innovative to the table.”

Vaibhav Sharma, organizer of Biz-Czar conceptualized it as a game to test the holistic managerial skills of a student. He said, “We have made many improvements from last year. With tweaks in the original concept, we were able to modify the bidding process for the better. Also, for the first time we promoted the events online to get more exposure and it turned out really good.” Vaibhav and his team started the organization two months prior to the event and initialized the concept of the game.

Nautica was the most popular online event of Imperium. With the understanding that not everyone could be present at the venue, the organizing committee started the online game to engage MBA students which has now become a rage. With a 30% increase in participation as compared to last year, the game extended beyond the borders of the country to Germany and Europe. Vineet Gala, organizer of Nautica and Treasurer of the Student Council stated, “The theme this year was auto industry. We gave each team 1.5 billion units as investment. They bought assets from the seed money, managed capital and raised money to run their automobile company and all this happened online. The response this year has been overwhelming, with teams from 28 B-Schools and 18 engineering colleges. What’s really astounding is that we have gone international this year with students from Germany and Europe participating in the online game.” Vineet and his team started a blog to address the queries of the students and keep them informed about the game and its rules.

The flagship event of Imperium with the maximum reward prize was Phalanx. Inspired by the Greek Army formations – Phalanx, who never backed out of a tricky situation, this event assessed the holistic skills of the students. Teams from different colleges from the country participated in the flagship event; out of the 300 online entries, 10 contestants were selected by online quizzing. The best part of the selection process of Phalanx was the bidding aspect where the visiting contestant bid for the MDI contestant and formed a pair. For 3 days and 3 nights, the pair was put through tasks testing their managerial acumen. More than the reward money, it encouraged the participants to form networks with people from colleges. Paresh Adnani, organizer of Imperium commented, “Phalanx was conceptualized so as to identify the complete manager, an all-rounder with the best of all skills. In order to find that true manager, we had 6 rounds testing them on each of the management verticals – operations, HR, strategy, finance, marketing and IT.”

The 12th edition of Imperium, this year came with Beyond Karma, an event stimulating the social awareness in the community by helping students imbibe a culture of inclusive growth. Designed by Samaritans, the social initiatives club of MDI, in partnership with Coca-Cola India, Pearson Education and Charities Aid Foundation, the event is centered on the Support My School (SMS) campaign initiated by Coca-Cola, which aims at increasing the reach of education in rural and semi-urban India. Goutam Kumar, Secretary for Samaritans and MBA student at MDI who conceptualized and executed Beyond Karma commented, “The event is a case-study which highlights some of the key concerns of the campaign. A total of 106 teams registered themselves from all over the country. The top 6 teams that came up with the most relevant, novel and viable solutions were selected to present their case studies.”

In order to understand the problem, the teams visited Government Middle Primary School, Chattera, Sonipat. The winners of the event, Reflections team from IMI Delhi, presented an impressive case study on how these schools could be helped further with proper management and operations. Keeping with the spirit of the initiative, a conscious decision was taken by the organizers to award strictly non-monetary tokens of appreciation to the winning teams.

Another event that tested the presentation skills and practical grasp of the industry was Opniscient – a case study on NTPC. A total of eight teams competed for the winning title and gave presentations on how they think NTPC could deal with some management and operational problems. A panel of experts from the industry and senior officials from NTPC, judged the performances and based on their solutions and awarded the best team the winning title. Anurag Tewari and Aniket Ghosh Choudhary from NITIE, Mumbai were the winning duo of the event who presented the most extraordinary ideas and practical analysis. Mr. S.N. Goel, Director, Marketing and Operations, Power Trading Corp, was highly impressed by the contestants. He commented, “The contestants have exceeded our expectations. They have presented some very interesting ideas and it shows that they have done their homework. They were practical, had amazing presentation skills and overall, it was stupendous.”

Mr. N.N. Mishra, Director, Operations, NTPC was representing NTPC as a panelist during the event. He stated, “We have been associated with MDI for a long time. Events like Imperium promote the industry-academia relationships and should be encouraged in every college because students get an idea of how these intricacies. These are the things that they learn through interaction and networking.”

After a hectic 48 hours of non-stop events, Indo-Syncrasies - Amit Tandon and his troupe gave the participants a time to relax. Well directed humor ranging from management college life to Delhi Traffic, left the participants in peals of laughter.

As no fest is complete without music and jazz, live performances by a metal and rock band on the last day by Fields of Shade and informal events like the War of Bands, Fashion parade also added to the success of Imperium.

November 2nd, 2012, Gurgaon: Delphique’12, The National Management Convention, at MDI Gurgaon, was inaugurated on Friday 2nd November 2012. Delphique’12 which is a student initiative is into its 16th edition now. It is a confluence of three events – The Research Panel discussions, Vincenza - An International Business Plan competition coaching program and Cerebro - A National case study competition. This year all the three events revolve around the common theme of "Imbibe, Innovate, Inspire".

The quality of research done by the student panels is ensured by providing faculty mentorship to the students. Their intellectual horizons are also widened by, a high profile panel discussion on the research by the who’s who of the corporate world, on the event day. Thus during the three days, MDI is host to senior executives from the corporate world and eminent academicians.

Delphique’12 is being organized in collaboration with corporate giants like Oriental Bank of Commerce, Godrej Industries Limited, Deloitte, Airtel, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Cognizant, Angel Investors, MentorEgde, The Hatch and Nokia.

Inaugurating the event with the lamp lighting ceremony on Friday, Chief Guest Dr. Dharmendra Nagar, MD, Paras Hospitals, shared his invaluable experiences, with the audience. He advised them to pursue only what they feel they are good at and to never get bogged down what the good numbers might say about the "potential growth".

Post the inauguration, Marketing and Communication (in collaboration with Airtel) was the theme of the first panel. Since its launch, Airtel Money has gained a lot of attention in the market. Social media is being used actively as an important platform to make customers aware of this service and experience its benefits. Hence, the topic of discussion also pertained to this particular issue.

The intention was to understand the business model for m-wallet domain and benchmarking of various social media tools with regards to consumer adoption. As a part of the panel we had Dr. Pawan Bakshi, (VP, m-Commerce & Business Head Airtel Money, Airtel) and Mr. Anurag Batra (Owner of Exchange4media group and an MDI alumnus). To discuss various aspects of social media marketing we had Mr. C. Rajagopalan (Founder and CEO of Pragmatic Learning), a social media consulting company. Other members from industry were Mr. Chiragh Cherian (Head, Online & Below the Line Initiatives at Perfect Relations). From the faculty we had Dr Kirti Sharma who is the Assistant Professor of Marketing at MDI. The discussion started with the presentation by the students wherein they highlighted the features of m-wallet industry with regards to the key stakeholders, transforming target segment, and various business models in place. This was followed by understanding the customer side with regards to the user adoption process involved for such service. The panel suggested various ways to highlight how social media can be used to accelerate this process via detailed discussion on various platforms like Facebook and YouTube.

In light of the ongoing financial downturn, and increasing pressure on margins in the banking and insurance sector, the second panel of the day (association with Pricewaterhouse Coopers), presented a propensity analysis of consumer using different sales channels and the corresponding revenue growth opportunities in the banking and insurance sector. Raghav Pandey, student of MDI and a member of the research team, explained, “Our research aims at integrating the database of sales through these multiple channels, finding out what is the probability that these customers would opt for a new product in addition to the one they are currently using, and determining where the marketing strategies should be targeted - towards online sales, offline sales or a combination of both. The panel comprised of Mr. Ravi Kanth, Principal Consultant in Strategy and Architecture Practice at PwC; Dr. Allen Roy, Principal at Accenture Analytics, Mr.Amit Puri, General Manager at IBM India Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Radhakrishnan, Director in Risk and Information Management at American Express and Prof. Sandeep Goel, Assistant Professor, Finance at MDI Gurgaon.

The objective of the third panel of the day (in association with Nokia) was to highlight the criticality of leadership and talent management in hyper growth and hyper competitive markets, to compare and benchmark leadership and talent management practices being followed in Indian industry with the global business environment and to highlight top 12 practices for leadership and talent management in the current business context. The research methodology used for the same was secondary research method, wherein company documents, articles from Harvard Business Review, INSEAD Working Papers and other publications were studied and as many as 31 HR managers were interviewed to analyze the organization’s interventions for leadership and talent management. The panelists included well-known corporate delegates like Ms. Rashmi Bajoria, HR Consultant, Nokia India Ltd., Mr. Naman Kaushik, HR Manager, Nokia India Ltd., Mr. Anil Garg, VP-HR Asia Pacific, Whirlpool Corporation, Mr. Anurag Aman, Principal Consultant, Mercer, Mr. Venkatesh S., Microsoft and Prof .(Dr.) Jyotsna Bhatnagar, Associate Professor-HRM and Chairperson-PGPHR, MDI Gurgaon. Mr. Anil emphasized that the organizations should not confuse performance with potential while identifying their key talent, and should focus on looking for skills like learning agility and adaptability in their workforce. while Ms. Rashmi and Mr. Naman shared what initiatives are taken by Nokia to reward and retain high performers, which included involving them in key business decisions, increasing their visibility and exposure across different functions and countries.

Day 1 of Delphique’12 concluded, with a discussion on increasing importance of social media in talent recruitment. MDI students in partnership with Godrej researched on 'Leveraging social media as a tool for talent acquisition.’ As part of their research the students analyzed the various Social Media practices currently used by FMCG companies for lateral recruitment, in India and outside. The panel comprised of Mr. Shailesh Deshpande, Associate Vice President, Head of International HR, Godrej, Mr. Anil Sharma Vice President, ITC Hotels Division, Mr. Anirban Basu, Head of Sales Training and Development, Nestle South Asia Region and Prof. Jyotsna Bhatnagar, Associate Professor, Human Resource Management Chairperson (PGPHR) MDI.

The session saw some wonderful insights given by the panelists. Some pertinent points were raised, some probing questions were asked and the discussion added much value to the research findings. To begin with, Dr. Shailesh Deshpande raised a point about the challenges that the company faces when they start with the concept of Recruitment through Social Media channels. He spoke of some practical difficulties which he felt needed to be addressed before this concept takes full flight. One of the issues was that, he felt was that it was difficult to identify a target segment while using Social Media. Dr. Anil Sharma from ITC brought in the Human angle to it all. He said that most of us are taught to be at our best behaviors in the office and that he knew people who have diametrically opposite personalities post working hours. He also felt that Facebook and Twitter profiles, which are often used for background and antecedent checks may have a fair share of wrong or hyped information about the person.