Entry to MDI NMP: A recapitulated experience of a student

 | August 07,2012 09:55 am IST

NMP was the first PG Programme launched at MDI to attract executives with diverse experiences and provides them with holistic business perspective and international exposure.


The National Management Programme is a 15 month post graduate programme that was launched in 1987 as an endeavour to enable practicing managers to acquire skills from a wide range of traditionally segregated domains.

Over time, the programme has evolved into the Consortium Executive Management Programme (Consortium Executive MBA) in partnership with ESCP-EUROPE.


The programme is recognized by AICTE and is accredited by AMBA, the Association of MBAs (UK). It focuses on developing leaders who will excel in the rapidly changing business environment, become agents of change and be charged with a customer centric orientation.


CoolAvenues.com has compiled MBA resource guide on National Management Program (NMP) of Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon to give aspirants a thorough idea about the admission and life at MDI. CoolAvenues spoke to Ayush Garg, an NMP student, about his experience regarding preparation for exams, choosing the right institute and PI (Personal Interview) and life at MDI, Gurgaon.

Q. Can you tell us something about yourself - your pre-MBA qualifications and work-experience?
I have a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak. I have an experience of five and a half years in IT industry across various domains. I completed my college in year 2006 and joined Accenture in their Bangalore office and worked there for more than 4 years. Thereafter I worked with TCS in their Gurgaon office.

Q. So when did you decide to go for MBA and what was the driving force behind to take this decision?
I developed an inclination towards pursuing an MBA during early days in my job. I appeared for CAT and got an interview call from one of the IIMs but somehow could not clear the interview. Thereafter I put my plans on hold and decided to pursue MBA after gaining some rich industry experience. Last year I completed 5 years of work experience and I decided to give another try and here I am pursuing one year MBA program at one of the best B-School in India.

Q. Has Work experience been helpful for you to understand the curriculum in a better way?
Work experience is necessary to take full advantage of an MBA course. It provides you with a perspective and it is easier to understand many of the new concepts by relating them with past experiences. You are introduced to several models as part of every single topic in MBA be it finance, marketing or organization behaviour. The ability to relate these models with the previous companies you have worked for gives an extremely deep understanding of these models. I have been greatly benefited from my past experiences.