05 Nov 2020 20:37 IST

MDI welcomes its 37th PGDM batch

The three-year executive programme began it’s course with 31 professionals from diverse corporate fields

MDI Gurgaon hosted a virtual inauguration ceremony for its new batch of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Executive Management Programme). The 37th batch of PGDM, a three-year executive programme, welcomed 31 new executives and professionals from diverse corporate fields.

Launched in 1999, the programme was designed especially for working executives and entrepreneurs. Approved by AICTE and accredited by AMBA, it also equips managers for assuming higher responsibilities and enables them to perform more efficiently and effectively in the context of the changing business environment, globally.

Manoj Agarwal, Executive Vice-President, Maruti Suzuki India Pvt. Ltd (MSIL), and Jitender Sachdeva, Group President, Skipper Seil Limited (SSL) presided over as the Guest of Honor and the Chief Guest respectively.

The ceremony started on an auspicious note with the lighting of the lamp followed by a welcome address by Prof Amit K. Gupta, Chairperson, and introductory remarks by Prof Ajay K Jain, Dean, Executive Graduate Programmes and Consultancy.

‘Need to stay ahead’

Speaking at the ceremony, Manoj Agarwal, Executive Vice-President, Maruti Suzuki India Pvt. Ltd (MSIL) emphasised the role of executive education in building one's career and supporting an organisation’s success. He said, “In an increasingly globalised business world, leaders strive to stay ahead of the competition and bring meaningful changes. Additionally, technology is also changing ways of doing things. Therefore, to keep oneself abreast of this transformation, one needs to be frequently upskilled. This executive education programme will be a great value addition as it will offer new knowledge to enhance your skills along with a new perspective to look at things.”

Subsequently, Jitender Sachdeva, Group President, Skipper Seil Limited (SSL), spoke about the importance of becoming an effective CEO. He said, “Every company has different goals and missions, which means the role of a CEO varies from organisation to organisation. Such programmes are designed to both develop and strengthen business insight and CEO leadership capabilities to execute multiple responsibilities with ease. Executive education is a reward to fill skill gaps, solve persistent business challenges, and strengthen teams.”

Expanding networks

Addressing the participants Dr Pawan Kr Singh, Director, MDI Gurgaon said, “A modern business executive must be constantly reinventing himself or herself. This is where Executive Management Education plays a critical role. The programme designed will best help executives to address real-world business needs.

While speaking to the new batch of participants, Dean - Executive Graduate Programmes, Prof Ajay K. Jain said, “The programme is an opportunity for you to groom yourself and achieve a competitive edge. It is a great opportunity to work closely with high-calibre participants and challenge each other as well as expand your networking opportunities.”