Your own most trusted and no.1 MBA Platform when it comes to credibility among MBA Aspirants and Alumni of top B Schools, Career Anna, brings to you the flagship B School Profile Series in a revamped format in 2016. And we begin our B School Profile Series 2016 today with MDI Gurgaon. So, let us dive deep into MDI Gurgaon Review 2016. MDI Gurgaon has been consistently among top 15 B Schools in Career Anna B School Rankings.


MDI Gurgaon Review 2016

MDI Gurgaon established in 1973 and is located in Gurgaon also known as Gurugram, a commercial hub near the Indian capital of New Delhi. Its second campus has come up near Murshidabad, West Bengal. However, the premier and the only coveted campus remains Gurgaon one, with Murshidabad campus lacking hugely in almost every aspect. Hence, we will be focusing only on Gurgaon campus in this article – as we suggest all not to join Murshidabad campus at all.


There are 75 full time faculty at MDI Gurgaon and more than 80% of them are either PhDs and MBAs from top institutes. Among specializations, the majority of these faculty have Finance or Marketing as their specialization.

Prominent Courses

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)

PGPM is the flagship programme of MDI. It is the first PGPM programme of the country that has been accredited by a global accreditation body, namely, AMBA, UK.

Post Graduate Programme – Human Resource Management (PGP-HRM)

Post Graduate Programme in Human Resource Management was launched in collaboration with the National HRD Network in July 2004 at MDI. HR Course is among the top 5 MBA in HR courses offered in India.

Post Graduate Programme in International Management (PGPIM)

Post Graduate Programme in International Management (PGP-IM) was launched in June 2006 by MDI in collaboration with the European School of Management (ESCP-EAP), France. The dual degree programme is delivered partly in India (MDI) and partly in Europe (ESCP-EAP campuses). After a stint at MDI, graduates have the option to spend about 4 months in Turin, Paris, Madrid or Berlin where they get exposed to class room teaching as well as least 4–6 months of internship. The program includes foreign languages as part of the curriculum. The course has an annual intake of around 35.

Prominent Alumni

  • Vikas Bajaj – Joint MD, Bajaj Motors
  • S B Khare – Deputy director general, BSNL
  • Girish Aivalli – Country general director, Archer Daniels Midland.
  • Saurabh Ray – Director of business development, Oracle India
  • Ajay Atreya Vice President, TCS E-Serve Ltd.
  • Amit Khanna Partner, Accenture Management Consulting
  • Amit Pande Retail Director, Louis Philippe
  • Gaurav Gupta Director & Head of Human Resources, Carrefour India
  • R. Rajagopal Regional Head – North, MME, Citibank India
  • Sandeep Thapliyal MD, Religare Capital Markets Ltd.
  • Saurabh Ray Head – Online Sales and Operations, Google
  • Tarundeep Singh Director – Marketplace Transform, Nike India
  • Swati Jain – Head of Institutional Distribution – Europe, Ashburton Investments
  • Vijay Tangirala Director – Corporate & Institutional Relationships, ANZ Capital

MDI Gurgaon Fee

MDI Gurgaon is among the top 5 most expensive MBA institutes in the country. Fee for PGPM and PGPM-HR courses being INR 18.9 lac and for PGP-IM being INR 22 lac. 

MDI Gurgaon Actual Placement Figures

While official placement report can be read HERE, the actual numbers stand as per mentioned below.


  • Median: INR 14.5 lpa
  • Highest: INR 32.1 lpa


  • Median: INR 12 lpa


  • Median: INR 13.5 lpa

MDI Gurgaon Admission Process

Initial shortlist is based purely on the basis of CAT Score. Academic Profile, Work Experience etc. all come into picture in the next round which consists of Group Discussion and Personal Interview to be held in March 2017.

Highest weightage in final convert is of CAT Score and usually the convert list of PGPM is in the descending order of CAT Score.

MDI Gurgaon Number of Seats

Approximate intake is 240 for the flagship PGPM Course, 60 for HRM Course and 35 for PGP-IM Course.

MDI Gurgaon Past Cutoffs

95 Percentile is good enough to get a call from MDI Gurgaon, with no sectional cutoffs. 

However for the final convert for PGPM course, 97 percentile and for HR/IM Courses, 96 percentile has been observed as the scores. Also, sectionals in the range of 75 percentile are preferred to be there across all the sections for final convert.

MDI Gurgaon Deadlines for 2017-19 Admissions

  • Application Process starts – September 5, 2016
  • Application Process ends – December 2, 2016 


MDI Gurgaon Career Anna Rating

Career Anna rates MDI Gurgaon 8.5 on the scale of 10. MDI loses few points due to extraordinarily high fee which reduces the RoI of the colleges drastically.

However, MDI Gurgaon does remain among the top B Schools of the country and we recommend everyone to apply for it. To join or not, can be decided later based on options in hand.