[OFFICIAL] MDI Gurgaon Admissions 2021-23 | PaGaLGuY

Join the discussion on MDI Gurgaon Admissions 2021-23 and get details about the institute, its admission process, fees, placements, cut off and much more.



Management Development Institute, popularly known as MDI Gurgaon, is a prominent business school of India. MDI offers various postgraduate programs in management which are recognized by AICTE. MDI has been ranked amongst the top 5 business schools in India by various magazines and surveys.


  1. Brief Introduction about the course

MDI offers various master’s level programs to its students, the most famous ones being Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Human Resource Management (PGDM-HRM), Post Graduate Diploma in Management – International Business (PGDM-IB). These MBA equivalent programs are of two years duration and aim to prepare future industry leaders to take on the global markets.


  1. Eligibility


  • Minimum 50% marks in Class 10thand 12thexams or equivalent CGPA.
  • Applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree (minimum 3 years) from a recognized university or deemed university with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA.
  • Final year students may also apply subject to completion of the degree by 30thJune 2021.



  • Minimum 50% marks in Class 10thand 12thexams or equivalent CGPA.
  • Applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree (minimum 4 years) from a recognized university or deemed university with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA.
  • Applicants must have a total work experience of at least 1-year.


  1. Selection Process 
  • Applicants must fill the online application form on the official website of MDI.
  • Online Application fee of Rs. 3,000+ GST to be paid by all applicants.
  • Candidates will be shortlisted based on their CAT scores and details filled in the application form.
  • The final list of selected candidates will be prepared after PI.


  1. Application Start and End date 
  • The application process starts from –       16thSeptember 2020
  • The application process ends on      –       27thNovember 2020, 5.00 PM


  1. Exam accepted for Course
  • CAT


  1. Placements Report for the Class of 2020
  • Highest Package –           40.50 Lakhs per annum
  • Average Package –           22.05 Lakhs per annum
  • Median Package –           22.00 Lakhs per annum


  1. Summer Placements Report for the Class of 2022
  • Highest Stipend –           4.00 Lakhs
  • Average Stipend –          2.42 Lakhs
  • Median Stipend –           2.30 Lakhs


  1. Scholarship offered by the College
  • OP Jindal Scholarship of Rs. 1.50 Lakhs for second-year students.
  • Five Merit Scholarships of Rs. 10,000 each for top 5 students at the end of the second year.

For more information, visit the official website www.mdi.ac.in/.


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Dear Batch 2021-23 Aspirants,

Greetings from MDI Gurgaon!

This thread has been created to resolve admission related queries for the upcoming batch. Please feel free to ask questions and clarify your doubts.

You will be interacting first hand with the Admissions Committee of the college here. We encourage you to participate in the discussions on the thread and hope that we can help you in making an informed decision.

Please note the following points:

1. We will try to resolve all queries at the earliest and would appreciate your cooperation and patience. 

2. Strictly refrain from using derogatory, abusive or defamatory language on the thread.

3. Please refrain from any kind of comparison with other colleges.

Official Corporate and Marketing Communication's Admissions Team on Pagalguy:

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We request you to regularly check our official Pagalguy Admissions thread and MDI Gurgaon Admissions Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MDIGurgaonADCOM) for updates. You can reach out to us on these forums for any queries and we will try to resolve them at the earliest.

You can also reach out to the Admissions office at 0124-4560555/666 or write to them at [email protected] for any further issues. For more details, please visit www.mdi.ac.in.

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Mailed adcom 2 weeks ago but got no reply. In case of Maharashtra State Board, suppose my name is X(first name) Y(middle name) Z(last name) our 10th marksheet has name as Z X Y. So now after registering as per 10th marksheet, it is showing my name as Z Y, while X is my actual first name. Is it ok? Should I continue with form filling? Adcom please help. TIA.


Please can you confirm -

For the CA percentage you require Finals percentage or FINAL+IPCC or FINAL+IPCC+CPT  percentage ?

Thank You 


Not getting the logic behind this decision, 500 kb file size limit for signature and 100 kb for marksheets? 

The image quality is really very poor if file size is kept under 100 kb.

I hope the adcom takes notice.

Dear aspirants!

You’re one step closer to realising the dream of joining one of the prestigious B-schools in India. This starts with the application form for MDI Gurgaon. Given the importance of the process, it is incredibly important to fill in the details accurately. This video demonstrates the whole procedure of filling out the form.

MDI Website:  https://www.mdi.ac.in/ 

MDI Application form: https://mdigurgaon.unifyed.com/erp/mdi-self-service/index.html?course=PGP 

You can also reach out to us on our Facebook Admission Page

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MDIGurgaonADCOM  


Summer Placements 2020 at MDI - Scam Figures I am writing this post to edify CAT aspirants who will be hoping to crack entrance exams on 2020-21 and join premier B-Schools. While reading news reports about MDI completing its summer placements process of the 2020-22 batch, my attention was drawn to seemingly inaccurate numbers provided by the institute. As per a recent ET article (https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/jobs/top-b-school-placements-off-to-a-good-start/articleshow/79091769.cms), MDI's average stipend for Summer Placements increased to 2.4 Lakhs (for 2 months) from 2.31 Lakhs last year. I have never seen a bigger scam in top B-School's placement figures. Identifying the alleged scam The simplest way to identify this scam is to compare the average stipend of MDI with that of IIM Lucknow. IIML's previous year average stipend was 1.09 Lakhs Per Month or 2.18 Lakhs for 2 months (http://www.iiml.ac.in/sites/default/files/2019-10/1189122121MEDIAREPORT2019-20SUMMER-29October2019.pdf). The premier recruiters at IIML are those MDI could not and should not even dream of (companies such as MBB, Kearney, Mastercard...). This makes it extremely obvious to me that the numbers given out by MDI are a scam. Delving Deeper (my take) MDI has stayed out of the purview of RTIs (scam here too - https://preptube.in/news/mdi-scam-how-bjp-ruled-centre-was-an-accomplice-in-turning-govt-controlled-mdi-into-a-private-one/2019/05/12/), thus there is no way we can directly verify their figures. In a placements process, the placements committee asks companies for Job Descriptions which mentions details such as stipend, role, perks and benefits, etc (such as accomodation for 2 weeks, flight arrangements, etc). The standard practice to calculate the stipend/CTC by top institutes is to take the stipend/CTC mentioned in the JD of the company, multiply it by the offers made for the role and divide by the number of students placed. However, it seems MDI has been calculating the monetary value of the perks such as flight tickets/accomodation and increasing their figures using this cheap methodology. Further, they are not even following an accurate methodology for this. The placements committee simply increases the stipend by x% and thinks that this is justified. Verification It would be great if the placements chairperson Mr. Kanwal Kapil or the placements committee of the institute reveal the methodology to dispel my claim. Conclusion As aspirants who hope to join top B-Schools, please make an informed decision when the time comes and you are selecting which institute to join. Do not go by such fake figures that are being marketed by the institute using their PR agencies. Actual Top B-School Rankings (for 2021-23 batch) 1. Ahmedabad 2. Calcutta 3. Bangalore 4. Lucknow 5. FMS 6. XLRI 7. Kozhikode 8. SP Jain 9. Indore 10. MDI 11. IIFT The ongoing summer placements at IIM Lucknow have convinced me that it is better than FMS and XL. Also, I have not added TISS, JBIMS and a few other institutes because I am not fully aware of their actual placements. Further, this is just my general take, and it accounts for only the overall placement scenario - not domain wise.

I passed 10th from CBSE board. In the MDI form i am required to enter my 10th marks. But i got grades. What to do now ?

MDI Gurgaon has successfully completed yet another season of Summer Placements. Despite the hiring slowdown owing to the pandemic, the institute has not only completed the process in record time but also observed an increase in both the average and highest stipend. The average stipend for the Batch of 2020-22 stood at INR 2.42 lakhs.

Talking to The Economic Times, Dr.Kanwal Kapil, Dean Placements, MDI Gurgaon, commented on the growth observed in BFSI, E-Commerce, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical sectors in addition to a substantial rise in the number of offers from FMCG/FMCD sectors.

The institute has once again been successful in reinforcing its position as one of the leading business schools in the country and vows to improve manifold in the years to come!

We are greatly thankful to the recruiters for their continued belief in MDI Gurgaon and look forward to strengthening our association with them in future.


@GauravJha_MDI The marksheet upload size is advised to be less than 100kb but the contents distorts to non readable after the compression? Any suggestions?

Hi, I have not received any response to my mail to [email protected] , so I am posting my query here. I have made a small error in my application form. In the "Name of Institute" section for class 10, I have entered my own name instead of the Institute name. How can i rectify the error? Please help me out, thanks. @GauravJha_MDI

 i have two marksheet of 12 ,, one is main other includes the improvment one, kindly tell me hw to upload both in class  12 pic upload section 

Dear aspirants! 

With just over 2 weeks to go for CAT 2020, your months of hard work will soon be put to test. After studying rigorously, solving multiple mocks and keeping yourself motivated for this long, it is time to bring it all together and tie up the loose ends.

The last few weeks before the CAT examination are very crucial and will play an important role in determining your performance on the D-day. We, at MDI Gurgaon, understand the efforts you have put in and the anxiety you may be experiencing. 

So, we have come up with a 3-part series on 'CAT 2020: Last Minute Tips' where the students of MDI Gurgaon from diverse backgrounds will advise on how to spend the last few weeks before CAT and share some of their experiences. In the first video of the series, we bring to you the DOs and DON'Ts during the final stage of your CAT preparation.

For MDI Admissions related queries, you can also reach out to us on our Facebook Admissions Page: https://www.facebook.com/MDIGurgaonADCOM


Hi, what is the last date to apply ? Do you accept XAT scores also ?

Hi Adcom, I have 13 months of workex from july 2019 to july 2020. However, when I fill the workex section, the following discrepancy is arising :

Company 1 : 02 July - 30 November (Counted as 4, instead of 5 months)

Company 2 : 02 December - 31 July (Counted as 7, instead of 8 months)

The total workex is automatically coming as 11 months.

Whereas, in the beginning of the form I have mentioned my workex in the beginning of section as 13 months.

Is it going to be an issue later on?

Whilst filling the application form, the latest semester marksheet has to be uploaded. Due to this Covid situation, my university hasn't yet given marksheet for 5th and 6th semester. Is it alright if I upload my 6th semester result screenshot from the university website?

I am from AndhraPradesh Board Of Intermediate Education for 12th. I have a certificate which gives both 11th and 12th marks and gives the aggregate of both as total marks in 12th. 

For example if i scored following marks, 

Subject1 (year -1) - 80/100 , Subject1 (year - 2) - 90/100

Subject2 (year -1) - 80/100 , Subject2 (year - 2) - 90/100

Total: 340 

Should I enter 12th marks for both years ( 80+90(170) , 80+90 (170) ) or only 2nd year (90, 90) ?

Hey AdCom, 

The Xth marks section ask to enter the marks of the following 5 subjects: English, Science, Maths, Social Studies and Hindi. 

But my Xth markseet (ICSE)  has 7 subjects (5 of the above + Comupter Apllications and Environmental Education) . 

What do I do? 

I would be grateful if someone could guide me. 🙂

Hi Adcom,

I have a query regarding the requirement of a 4 years Bachelor's degree for the PGDM IB program at MDI. I have graduated from Ashoka University that initially had a 4years degree. It got reduced to 3 years due to the UGC guidelines. Hence, the 4th year became an optional year in which we were given an option to complete our thesis, minor course requirements etc. In other words, it was an optional 4 year Bachelors program. However, we were given a Bachelors completion degree at the end of 3 years, and a Diploma at the end of the 4th year. I wanted to know if Bachelors degree along with a diploma (in this case) will fulfill the 4-years Bachelors requirement asked in the form. 

It would be extremely helpful if someone could guide me regarding this matter so that I can fill the form at the earliest. Thank you.

Whenever I try to proceed to pay, it takes me back to the space for job responsibilities. Is there a word limit or something like that?