MDI Gurgaon reinforced its position as one of the premier business schools in the country as it completed its Final Placements for the batch of 2014 – 2016 in 3.5 days. A total of 333 students participated in the placement process, with 237 students from the flagship PGPM course, 61 students from the PGP-HRM course, and 35 from the PGP-IM course. 106 students received Pre-Placement Offers either from their summer internship organizations or through various B-school competitions, hence, proving their mettle through high quality work. The regular recruiters at MDI reinforced their faith in the quality of talent by hiring in big numbers. This year witnessed a substantial increase of 35% in the number of companies confirming participation for the final placement process. The average CTC across the three courses saw a 13% increase over the previous year with the highest domestic CTC offered increasing by a remarkable 27.5% to INR 32.1 LPA. The placement season saw an overwhelming response from companies spanning across various functions such as Consulting, General Management, Finance, Strategy, Sales and Marketing, Operations, and Information Management.
Average CTC: 18.95 Lacs
Highest CTC: 32.1 Lacs
Number of PPOs: 106
General Management & Strategy
The General Management and Strategy domain saw a significant rise in the number of companies making offers. Regular recruiters such as Accenture Strategy and The Boston Consulting Group reaffirmed their faith in the quality of talent at MDI Gurgaon and made multiple offers. PwC’s PRTM Management Consulting recruited for the first time for its management consulting profile. Firms such as Gallup that primarily recruit from Global Ivy League business schools participated in the final placement process, thereby reiterating the global stature of MDI Gurgaon. Stellium Inc. recruited for its niche Operations Consulting profile. Deloitte U.S. India and KPMG were major recruiters in strategy consulting domain, making a total of 23 offers. Hinduja Group recruited for the first time for its prestigious Hinduja Leadership Program. Airtel, Reliance Industries Ltd., Tata Communications, Syngenta Business Services, and Welspun were among others who offered business leadership roles
This year saw a substantial increase in the number of companies offering profiles to the students in Banking and Finance domain. Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Langham Capital, and Nomura were the prominent recruiters that offered investment banking profiles with majority students securing Pre-Placement Offers. Bharti Axa and General Motors recruited for the first time for their finance divisions. Niche roles were offered by Private Equity firms such as India Alternatives. Regular recruiters such as American Express, Axis Bank, Citibank, Bank of America, HSBC, ICICI Bank, Standard Chartered, Synergy Consulting, and Yes Bank offered roles in Treasury, Corporate Banking, Project Finance, and Retail Banking and Wealth Management.
Sales and Marketing
This season saw a healthy mix of companies from different sectors such as FMCG/CD, E-commerce, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, and BFSI, recruiting for their sales and marketing function. Major marketing firms such as Asian Paints, Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, Dabur, Hector Beverages, PepsiCo, and Reckitt Benckiser among others, offered Pre-Placement Offers to the students, with Dabur offering an international role. Companies such as L’Oréal and Reckitt Benckiser offered Pre-Placement Interviews to the students based on their outstanding performance in B-school competitions. This season also witnessed a number of new recruiters such as Paytm, Oxigen, Tata Sky, Shopclues, and Welspun.
Operations / IT / HR
Hexaware Technologies and Ramco Systems recruited for the first time offering their much sought after IT leadership roles. Mondelēz International recruited after a brief hiatus. Adobe, Google, Sprinklr, McKinsey Digital Labs, and The Bain Capability Center offered their Product Management profile. E-commerce giants such as eBay, Snapdeal, and Shopclues among others, offered analytics roles to the students. Regular recruiters such as Maruti Suzuki India Limited and Tata Steel offered roles in Supply Chain Management.
The rapidly emerging reputation of MDI Gurgaon for its Human Resources Management program was strikingly evident with companies across a multitude of sectors viz. Conglomerate, Consulting, FMCG, BFSI, and IT/ITES making offers to the students. More than 35% of the students in Human Resources Management received PrePlacement Offers, thereby accentuating the quality of talent pool in this domain. Aditya Birla Group, Cipla, and Reliance Industries Limited recruited more than 15 students for their coveted HR leadership programs. Aon Hewitt, EY, and Mercer recruited for HR consulting roles. 35% of the students secured offers of more than 20 LPA with the highest CTC offered being 30 LPA.