Life at MDI - Spread across 40 acres of lush green campus, Management Development Institute (MDI) is a fine example of B-school that promises both world-class educations and once in a lifetime experience. MDI is one of the first B-school in India to be internationally accredited by Association of MBA (AMBA), UK and South Asian Quality System (SAQS). No wonder it is one of the major components students consider when picking the glove-fit B-school. But what else, what are the other X-factors that students look for in a perfect B-school? When considering a top B-school, students want to know how they are going to survive the hectic management battles after class; the answer to this is simple- the campus life at MDI.
For those eyeing the MDI, we bring to you the ‘Life at MDI’ that you one day are going to experience. Let’s find out what the fuss is all about.
Not everyone makes it into their dream B-school like you did, thousands of others are grinding, hustling to secure admission in a premier B-school. But you are here which a big deal in itself is especially for those did not make it to MDI. You need the make the most of it, squeeze MDI till the last drop and gulp down the learning and experience. Your life at MDI is going to start with a bang, no literally; you will need to keep up with the MDI pace. Not that you should be worried, your seniors will make sure you do not miss out on any interaction/ ice breaking sessions as you enter the MDI campus.
One of the most essential features of MDI is the utter thoroughness of academic life it makes students go through. There won’t be a single day where you will be sitting idle; you will find yourself struggling to complete the assignments, preparing for quiz tests and actively participating in the ice breaking sessions. Time plays a vital role in your life at MDI, you may feel deprived of time yet with time you will emerge as a winner who has managed everything in no time. This is the speciality of a B-school like MDI that hones you to learn the art of prioritizing and getting work done in no time. These skills will be a boon for the rest of your life outside MDI.
MDI is not all about inside the classrooms and it does not believe in just excelling in classrooms. Instead, it emphasizes the overall learning both inside and outside the class, no wonder the life at MDI is filled with extracurricular activities, cultural fests and events. A wide range of clubs has been established for an all-round growth of a student. These include IMPERIUM, an annual inter B-school management and cultural fest, ILLUMINA- a disguised market research festival that provides companies a unique occasion to study consumer behaviour with the help of disguised market research designed by students at MDI. Apart from these fests, MDI is also home to student groups such as FOCUS, VAGMI, ARAMBH, SPORTSCOM and Sanskriti among others. In all, there won’t be a dull boring day; campus life at MDI will be full of surprises hurled at you.
MDI is a melting pot of diverse cultures with students hailing from sundry backgrounds; a perfect place to meet and rub shoulders with some of the smartest minds in the country. You will have plenty of opportunities to make friends, some that will last a lifetime. These companionships can be later used to one’s own benefit. This is also another way to sharpen your networking skills and build relationships with your peers, professors and of course the seniors. The value of networking is not unknown and will come into use as you move along in life. Apart from networking within the campus, you will also have guest faculty and lecturers who can help you outside MDI when you are ready to take on the industry.
The experience of spending two-year of your life at MDI is going to be different for each one of you out there. These two-year at MDI is going to be etched with some memorable events and learning in your life. It should be lived up to the best, enjoyed to the fullest without any regrets.
Campus life at MDI will be one hell of a ride!
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