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MDI Gurgaon’s Admission Controversy: Over 132 PGDM IB Offers Withdrawn, Students Backlash

MDI Gurgaon’s Admission Controversy: Over 132 PGDM IB Offers Withdrawn, Students Backlash

Edited By Sundararajan | Updated on Jun 20, 2024 05:58 PM IST | #MDI Gurgaon

Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon has withdrawn the offer letters issued to over 132 candidates for its PGDM International Business (IB) programme, a week before the commencement of classes. So the future of the students whose MDI Gurgaon PGDM IB admission was cancelled is questionable. The topic has sparked extensive discussions on social media platforms like LinkedIn and X, with many individuals sharing their views on the height of mismanagement of MDI Gurgaon.

MDI Gurgaon’s Admission Controversy: Over 132 PGDM IB Offers Withdrawn, Students Backlash
MDI Gurgaon’s Admission Controversy: Over 132 PGDM IB Offers Withdrawn, Students Backlash

MDI Gurgaon Cancels PGDM IB Admissions 2024

MDI Gurgaon has withdrawn the PGDM IB admission offers given to at least 132 students, which exceeded the seat capacity of the institute. Students gave up admission offers from second-generation IIMs like IIM Udaipur and IIM Kashipur to study at MDI Gurgaon, which kept them in unpredictable waiting lists. Not only have applicants turned down offers from IIMs, many have quit jobs and taken loans to cover fees.

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Many took to social media to comment on MDI Gurgaon mismanagement - "playing with students' future", while some protested on the college campus over PGDM IB admissions withdrawn issues.

A protest was held on June 18, 2024 in the college campus by students and some parents who were aggrieved by this decision of the college.

Social Media Talks over MDI Gurgaon PGDM IB Admission Cancel Issues

LinkedIn user Mohit Kashyap wrote, MDI - where M stands for mismanagement. He also added, who is responsible for the wasted years of efforts of a 95 percentile CAT scorer?. Additionally, he calls the authorities to realise this situation immediately and take steps to find a solution to protect the future of the students.

Take a look at the entire post here:

On LinkedIn, City Head and Chief Mentor of IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., Lucknow, Mr Anubhav Singh suggests future CAT aspirants not to trust B-schools like MDI Gurgaon.

He also added, It looks like a case of premeditated fraud and cheating. He also criticised the admission withdrawal email students received.

In these emails they do not accept the error/ the language used is very unforgivable and they want to withhold 6 lakh rupees from 100 candidates for 1 full year for deferred admission, they should give an option to join MDI next year of their choice. If they don't enrol in MDI, the amount will be refunded.

MDI indicates that refund recipients will not be eligible for deferred enrollment the following year!, he added.

Take a look at the entire post here:

A man shared, indeed zero concern towards students career from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon end.

What kind of game or scam are they trying to play here? How could they not understand that the roster of these students were not just numbers on a screen, but real human beings, capable of putting their lives at risk, he added.

What is the Students’ Stand on this Matter?

The students said, “They have given excessive concessions to 132 people and now they are giving deferred admission, but it will waste an entire year. People have quit their jobs and taken out loans. They have to pay the interest on the loan and there will be a gap of one year in their record. We ask them to put us in another branch but they don't agree to that either.

Many candidates have quit their full-time jobs to study MDI Gurgaon PGDM IB programme scheduled to start on June 21, 2024.

Why has MDI Gurgaon Withdrawn PGDM IB Admission 2024 Offers?

MDI Gurgaon has officially released a notification regarding the withdrawal of its PGDM IB admission 2024. In that notification, they informed the students about the current status of admission for their PGDM-IB programme.

In the notice, they say our sanctioned strength for the PGDM-IB programme is 120 and since you are not in top 120 of PGDM-IB merit list, we have to transfer you to the waiting list of PGDM IB programme in order of merit.

Also, they mentioned, our admission process is open till September 15, 2024 and if there are any withdrawals by admitted students, we will give you admission offers in order of merit. You can also consider the possibility of deferring your admission to the next 2025-27 batch, if you want to explore that, we will offer a guaranteed seat in the next 2025-27 batch with the current fee of the 2024-26 batch course. To the approval of AICTE.

Affected students have been assured of full refund for withdrawal of their MDI Gurgaon PGDM IB admission offers.



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