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Delphique

Delphique is MDI’s Annual National Management Convention. In its 20th year now, Delphique is India’s only B-school event which focuses on strong research in various domains of management. Derived from the famous ‘Delphi’ method, the event provides the perfect platform for practitioners & thought leaders from the industry, academia and the student populace to come together to discuss contemporary issues faced by the industry. Famously known as the Red Carpet event of MDI, Delphique is a confluence of three events: Research Panel Discussions – Faculty mentored research assessed by a high profile panel discussion; Vincenza – International Business Plan competition; Cerebro – National Case Study Challenge.

Delphique plays host to leading companies and numerous high profile corporate leaders every year. Over the years Delphique has had a healthy association with leading dailies and newspapers such as The Economic Times, The Financial Express, Business Standard and online media partners such as Dare2Compete.

Delphique 2015-16 played host to 22 companies and 50+ corporates over three days of the event, Nov 20th to Nov 22nd, in association with title partner Reliance Industries Ltd. and associate partner Oriental Bank of Commerce. Delphique got extensive corporate participation from knowledge partners such as Western Union, Air France KLM, Reckitt Benckiser, Uber, Michael Page, IBM, Reliance, ShopClues.

Day 1 of the convention was inaugurated by Mr. Shri R K Bahuguna, CMD Railtel India. The scheduled Finance and Marketing domain research panels witnessed the presence of keynote speakers like
Dr. C. S. Mohapatra, Advisor (FS), Ministry of Finance, Dept. of Economic Affairs,
Mr. Prabhjeet Singh, Head - Strategy & Planning, Uber India,
Mr. Prabhakar Tiwari, Chief Marketing Officer, PayU,
Ms.Sabina Chopra, Co-Founder, Yatra.com, and
Ms. Kashmira Chadha, Former Director Marketing, Coca-Cola India.

Day 2 saw interesting discussions on topics like “HR practices that drive innovation and employee engagement in R&D organizations”, and “Evolving Business Ecosystem in India”with speakers like
Mr. B. Ashok, Chairman IOCL &Head-PetroFed,
Mr. P. Premkumar VP & Head – Human Resources,Reliance Technical Group, RIL,
Mr. Hicham L. Bennani, Commercial Director-South Asia, Air France KLM,
Mr. Biju Sebastian, Head HR (India Operations), Apollo Tyres Ltd., and
Mr. Nilay Khandelwal, Regional Director, Michael Page.

Day 3 provided a platform for students to hone their entrepreneurial skills by interacting with successful leaders like
Ranjit Shastri, Director, Stern Fisher Angel Network,
Mr. Pranay Gupta, Partner - 91Springboard,
Mr. Gaurav Malhotra, CEO - India, Bourne-Hall International, and
Mr. Ashu Agarwal, Director, BW - Accelerate.

Apart from the entrepreneurship panel discussion, the research panels also witnessed the presence of speakers like Mr. Anurag Batra, Chairman, Business World, Shri Rajiv Yadav, IAS, Secretary (Sports), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Mr. Amit Ghugre, Head of Trade Marketing, Reckitt Benckiser India,and Mr.  Ankur Sharma, Head of E-commerce and Digital Marketing, Reckitt Benckiser.

With 8 research panels on board, Delphique provided a wonderful opportunity to students to interact with the corporates. The research panel discussions provided a platform for students to present their ideas and research findings across to the corporates and thereby learn from their experiences. The case study competition Cerebro, partnered with ShopClues, saw participation from over 400 teams. The B-plan competition Vincenza, in association with 91 SpringBoard and SternFisher, was an exhibition of over 100 innovative ideas and business plans.

The convention also witnessed support from giants like Oracle, The Royal Bank of Scotland. Online media partners MBAUniverse, EconomyDecoded, Digital Vidya and campfestiva helped in the promotions for a successful event. Other media partners such as Impact, InsideIIM, MBAclubindia, MBASkool also covered the event.

Contact Details:
Bikash Sagar Padhy
Secretary, Team Delphique
MDI Gurgaon
+91 8826945609 | delphique@mandevian.com delphiquelogo delphiquelogo

Illumina

In the mundane routines of our day to day lives, we all long for that ray of light that awakens and makes our soul rejoice. And what better opportunity to celebrate life and all its radiance than the festival of lights itself! At MDI, we translate this magical hope that Diwali brings and call it ILLUMINA!

Disguised Marketing Research is a very niche area of expertise and something with which MDI has been familiar with over the last 20 years through Illumina – the Diwali Mela! Illumina, the disguised market research club of MDI has been providing companies a unique opportunity to study consumer behaviour in a disguised manner. It has 4 events round the calendar which starts with the Rural Illumina in the Pataudi village on the day of Dussera. This is followed by Mall Illumina, conducted in one of the prominent malls in Gurgaon. The final showdown is at the MDI campus where we have Expressions, a market research for kids through games and competitions and the much awaited Diwali Mela. MDI is transformed into an ocean of lights and becomes synonymous to dance, music and frolic.

Illumina 2015 saw for the first time, Flipkart setup it’s“Mobile Experience Zone”. Other reputed brands like Dunkin Donuts, Yo China, Chocolate Room, Freshler Foods also pulled crowds with their mouthwatering delicacies. The visitors also enjoyed numerous game stalls, mehendi stalls, puppet show and many more. The Mela ended on a high note with performances by dance groups from SRCC and Hansraj College and a Bollywood Night by TARKASH. Amidst this gala time, the students successfully collected data for Market research for Flipkart, Axis Bank, Deyor Rooms, Coca Cola, SnapDeal and Payback. The other Market research partners included Idea (Rural Illumina), Inner Chef (Mall Illumina) and Axis Bank (Expressions).

For Sponsorship
Deepawal Grover 8588905231
NamanRatan 9910327118
Nipun Kumar 9971567887

For Participation
AksheyAggarwal 9971902268
Sanil Shah 9810192487

Deepawal Grover
Secretary, Illumina
Phone: +91-8588905231
E-mail: illumina@mandevian.com
Website: www.mdimela.com

Imperium

Imperium, MDI’s annual inter B- School Management and Cultural fest is a confluence of the finest brains of the country. Organized independently by the students of the institute, the annual flagship festival with its cartloads of activities and games provides the perfect opportunity to form networks, test managerial skills and put classroom knowledge to practice. The stimulating event has garnered huge amount of attention over the past years and brings together talent from all over the nation, to celebrate everything from academics to management to music and arts.

This year, the festival was nothing short of a grand carnival. It all started with an energetic inaugural function held on the opening day which was graced by Mr. Sutanu Sinha, Chief Executive, The ICSI, Dr. Preeti Jain, Joint Director, Petroleum Federation of India, and Mr. Ranjit Shastri, MD & Joint Partner, X-PM Transition Partners.

Among a plethora of excellent events, two highlights of Imperium 2015 were “GREEN-O-VISION” and “BEYOND KARMA”. While GREEN-O-VISION provided students with an opportunity to showcase their business plans on a profitable green initiative to help businesses attain sustainable development, BEYOND KARMA focused on spreading awareness about stem cell donation and encourages donors. The flagship events of the various academic clubs like Adhigrahan, Biz-Czar, Beyond Karma, Colossus, Eleusis, Opniscient and Sans Pareil were like previous years were on at full blast. Throughout the duration of the event, participants also enjoyed the numerous on the spot events arduously conducted by academic clubs and special interest groups of MDI.

Imperium was never all work and no play. Keeping in mind the stress and pressure that students are constantly in the grip of, the organizing committee initiated the event with many fun-filled and exciting programs to help them unwind and loosen up. It was a perfect blend of management activities and cultural activities. All the stakeholders were revitalized by the two star attractions on display on first and second nights respectively - Comedy Night by Abish Mathew and DJ night by DJ Lloyd.

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A new event held as a part of Imperium this year was Conflux'15, where a panel of industry key persons addressed the students. On the last day, there was a key note address by Mr. Atul Khosla, Former Partner, Oliver Wyman. The event ended with a closing ceremony on the third day, graced by Ms. Bhakti Sharma, an open water swimmer.

The partners this year included SBI, Motorola, LIC India, NTPC, GAIL, LNG Petronet, Toyo India, Era Infra, Pratibha, Doosan, Asus, Zebronics, Indian Institute of Photography, The college fever, Speakin, Gene Bandhu, Business World, College Dunia, Prozone, Fever 104 FM, Overcart, Suburb, Benetton among others.

With such a brilliant show this year, one can only expect the bar to be raised in the years to come.

Contact Us: 
For Sponsorship
Siddharth Srivastava +91-7838974369
Abhay Mittal +91-9810627241

For Participation
Sanakalp Madaan +91-9971739951
Manish Bhandari +91-9971744881
Deeptarka Das +91-9830981777

Amandeep Singh +91-8800911997
Secretary, Imperium 2016
E-mail : imperium@mdi.ac.in
Web-site : www.mdiimperium.com