Well, I see quite some activity here!
I passed out of MDI, PGPM in 2011 and so I thought I might as well clear a few doubts here and there, even as Abhishek and his team are doing a wonderful job.
MDI has had a splendid placement season and I must mention a few noteworthy points. Our largest recruiters in terms of numbers have been Goldman Sachs (15 offers) and P&G; (10 offers), both of which pay well above 15 lakhs. Quite a few top recruiters which choose to recruit from MDI and only the topmost b schools, and I repeat, quite a few ones, do not go to one or the other of the 6 IIMs for recruitment (which incidentally is also the case where I have a campus offer from). And if you already do not know, MDI has a strict no differential policy so it does not accept any differential salaries from an organization which recruits for a similar profile at an A, B or C.
Having said that, the beauty of MDI placements lies not just in numbers. Infact, it is in the sheer diversity of profiles that we get cutting across domains and organizations. Let me try and explain this. An HSBC or a P&G; in the placement report of a competing institute can be very misleading. In effect, they may just offer an operations or a technology role while at the same time counting the offers in BFS and FMCG sectors respectively. So while an I Bank like JPMC may look enticing, there is little craze among b school students for its Operations or IT profile. On the contrary, the strength of MDI lies in not being branded as a Fin/ Mark/ Ops/ IT campus and so offering you a diverse range of profiles, in effect, giving you the ability to 'choose'.
International Placements ! Well, MDI doesn't have any (there are a few companies which have definite international stints just after joining, but let's not count them as international offers) such 'international placements'. For record, almost all of them (Exclude A, B and C campuses) are offers made in countries such as Libya, Kenya and so on. While at this point you may be enamored by an 'international' offer, the reality is that a lot of people in b schools don't even apply for such jobs.
Some of you have also discussed about the charm of an IIM tag, especially since the new IIMs have come up. Well, once inside, you would realize that a 'tag' is not what makes a great b school and consequently great placements. For instance, a friend from one of the new IIMs is interning with Standard Chartered presently at a stipend of Rs. 20000/ month. However at MDI and the other tier 1 b schools, Standard Chartered paid a 2 month stipend of Rs. 150000. And if I am not mistaken, Standard Chartered was also the largest recruiter at MDI this summer picking 8 students
I see that unlike in the past, I have written quite a post here ! You may have doubts/ comments and I am sure the MDI team here would take care of them. I am not very frequent on PG and so my responses may be delayed.
Thanks & Good Luck !!