The Economics and Finance Club of MDI is not just a club, but a cult. It is a cult fuelled by intellect, passion for finance and the quest for knowledge. The club primarily monitors major asset classes along witht the economies of the world and comprehensively evaluates the spillover effects their policies have on the global economy. Its flagship events include Adhigrahan, a valuation based case study competition and Quibble, a quiz that was introduced last year. Apart from organising exciting quizzes and brainstorming discussions, this club works tirelessly to build the finance acumen of the campus and ignite the love for markets in everyone.
To create a culture of learning & facilitate sharing of marketing knowledge in a fun way
Work in tandem with the Administration, Student Community & Academic infrastructure to Increase engagement levels among students on campus & nationally.
Some of the activities of MarQuity are as follows:
Sans Pareil : A national level case study competition which has its grand finale conducted during Imperium, the Management and Cultural fest of MDI Gurgaon.
Creativity ka Karamyudh (CKK) : This event is designed to give the new-coming students a flair of marketing.
Bolti-Brand: Dumb Charades is a game enjoyed by all. MarQuity organizes the same game with a twist.
MarQ and As: A totally loved quizzing event in MDI.
Sector reports: Team MarQuity follows 14 sectors. Released twice an year, this reports help students gain an in-depth understanding of marketing.
BookMarQ: The monthly publication by MarQuity.
MarQuity maintains a Facebook page which is updated with the latest developments in the field of marketing. Link: https://www.facebook.com/MarquityMDI
Opsession, the Operations Management club of MDI Gurgaon, is the go-to place for the student community for all things Operations. Over the years, the club has actively engaged the students through a series of events and competitions to enthuse them into the field and is often touted as the most active academic club on campus. From resolving queries in the Operations Management area for academics and competitions to conducting events at college and national level, such as La-Ultimo, Opniscient, Oponomics, Warehouse; and through its line of publications, for example - Opstakes, Optonics and Just- In-Times, and by collaborating with the industry for live project opportunities for the students, the club keenly evokes a sense of inquisitiveness and competitiveness in the students. Under the stewardship of the chairperson of Operations Management Area, Dr. Manoj K. Srivastava, the club through its endeavours is striving hard to make life at MDI a great learning destination.
ThinC, the Business Technology Club of MDI Gurgaon, is an academic club of MDI Gurgaon that involves itself with the trends and developments in the fastest changing domain of the business world i.e. “Information Management”.
The club focuses on the happenings in the SMAC domain i.e. Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud – the hottest buzzword in Information Management these days. Being an academic club, ThinC focuses on disseminating relevant knowledge about Information Management via various means. From IT/ITES and Information Consulting to Product Management and Analytics, the club provides 360 degrees coverage of all major trends and innovations in business technology. The club organizes multiple competitions like PhalanX, Colossus and various other quizzes. Other activities include social media blogs, quarterly newsletters and an annual magazine. Sessions by professors and industry experts are organized by ThinC from time to time. The club also organizes various fun activities and other events. It comes up with trivia and news from the world of technology in the form of Tech Bits every week on social media. It is also one of the most active clubs on social media.
Strategy is an integral part of any business. Therefore it becomes all the more important for aspiring managers to not only study strategy in class room setting but also get their hands dirty. We at STRATEGIST help people in recognizing and developing their key skills. Whether you wish to specialize in finance or Marketing or you want to be an entrepreneur, one thing that you need to be is a ‘STRATEGIST’. Team Strategist provides such an environment to all the fellow members. We seek to retain, extend and leverage the interest of the students in the area of strategy and act as a pillar of the strategic activities in the institute. As strategy fits with all the functional areas- finance, marketing, IT, HR; it works closely with all other academic clubs to gain synergies and provide a holistic approach. All the members engage in various activities like M&A Vista, deals analysis, sector study, regular discussions on varied topics including consulting to develop strategic bent of mind. The club came up with Theoretical Compendium and a Case Book which act as a ready reckons.
Team Strategist also believes in team spirit which is polished through various games. Being member of strategist, apart from core knowledge, one cultivates expertise in event management, creativity, marketing of events, team building by being with few of the brightest brains in the country. Strategist is oriented to reach greater heights with the efforts put in by the students. The vision of the club is to grow to the stature of an independent consulting firm operating out of MDI.
Human Resource Direction (HRD) is the Human Resource academic club of MDI. The aim of the club is to engage and involve the student body in activities which will enrich their knowledge, provide them with right experiences, develop industrial relations and prepare them well for their corporate journey ahead. HR Direction is responsible for inviting corporate heads in HR domain having tremendous experience to share their expertise and knowledge with the students and help them gain insights about the management practices across sectors and their significance in the business world. The club also organizes competitions for management students across the country which is held as a part of Imperium, the annual management fest of the college. The flagship HR event Eleusis is spread across three days which sees a participation of around 500 students every year.
The club works hard to get in live projects for the students from the corporate so that they can experience and learn about the nitty gritties of the business world well in advance.
The club also comes out with its monthly magazine – Human Reflection with the aim of increasing the knowledge base of the student body with articles consisting of the changing scenario in the business world, latest HR practices and happenings. To aid the first year students with their summer preparation the club comes up with HR compendium which has extensive study material to assist them in their placements. Description of main events organized by HRd is as follow:
The Great MDI Treasure Hunt: Team HR Direction launched its annual induction event - "The Great MDI Treasure Hunt" exclusively for the first years. Apart from testing student’s analytical skills along with ability to optimize human capital in crunch situations, its primary objective remains to acclimatize them with MDI, which will be their abode for the next 2 years.
Elusis: The flagship event of HRd is Eleusis. This is a three-day event, organized under the umbrella of Imperium – the annual B-School Fest at MDI Gurgaon. The event comprises a multitude of sub events like Enthaa, Quest of Leonidas, Tarak and IR Challenge.
Nego Wars: It is negotiation event organized under an umbrella event Phalanx. Every year it is organized with a unique theme. This year the theme was a sponsorship negotiation simulation between a company’s representative and a college student.
HR Conclave: Club HR Direction conducted its first ever HR Conclave on 6th February 2016. The HR Conclave intended to bring industry stalwarts, corporate leaders, academicians and budding future HR managers on a single platform of knowledge creation and sharing. The theme for the first edition of our HR Conclave was ‘Reinventing HR: An extreme makeover’ in light of the transformational role of HR and its business impact in the current VUCA world.
IMpulse is the International Business club of MDI Gurgaon, born with the idea of gaining and sharing ideas towards cross-cultural knowledge. IMpulse aims at increasing knowledge and sensitivity towards cross-cultural issues, policies, developments and research through activities and magazines.
True to its agenda, this year IMpulse introduced new flagship event Advectius, held during Imperium, which saw a huge participation of 150 teams from B-schools all over India.
The team also floated live projects in finance, marketing and strategy for the students to gain valuable industry experience.
A collaborative quiz competition between IMpulse and W5H, the quizzing club of MDI, was held this year marking the beginning of a new culture of team work at MDI. The IMpulse compendium is a one stop shop document, dealing with issues and events covering the topics like International mergers and acquisitions, cross cultural complexities existing in various international firms, cross border legal issues that are encountered during international transfer of goods and personnel. With rising globalization, it is very much essential for young managers to be aware of these issues and deal with them with adequate attention.