Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics (MDAE), one of India’s top institutes for post-graduate Economics courses, recently completed its placement drive for the batch of 2018-19 successfully. The academy, which has established its identity as the premier institution offering the best industry relevant courses in economics as well as in data science through its recent course launch, was proud to have its students evaluated by some of the most prominent national and international firms for critical job roles. Companies such as Mu Sigma, Quikr Realty, Deloitte, Piramal, Deutsche Bank, CMIE, Morningstar, JLL, The Economist, IDFC Institute and Praxis Global Alliance amongst others offered jobs to the deserving candidates.
Firms from sectors like Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI), Public Policy as well as Data Analytics formed a significant portion of the organizations that made job offers to MDAE students this year. The highest salary offered to a student from the 2018-19 batch was INR 11.6 lakhs per annum while the average salary package offered to most students from the batch was INR 6.8 lakhs per annum.
Commenting on the completion of the successful placement session, Karan Shah, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at MDAE said, “Offering the ideal environment for academic rigour and applied skills to develop future professionals for the industries of tomorrow, that is the overarching goal of MDAE. For the students, this year’s successful placement drive marks another 12 months of a fruitful academic journey. Our students have secured jobs across some of the best profiles, including those in the field of data analytics. This showcases the diverse applicability of the curriculum followed at MDAE. We hope to continue functioning with a strong momentum to prepare students to not only be a part of the future business ecosystem, but contribute towards shaping it.”
Previously, students graduating from MDAE have become economists with organizations like ANZ Bank, Reliance Industries, Knight Frank, Care Ratings, Finance and consulting professionals with Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Deloitte and Dun & Bradstreet. Some have become policy researchers with the IDFC Institute, Centre for Civil Society, Takhashila Foundation, while others have become Data Analysts with Decimal Point Analytics and Fractal Analytics amongst others. Through its rigorous curriculum and with the recent launch of the Post-Graduate Course (PGC) in Data Science, MDAE is bridging the gap between the needs and demands of the industry and the academia in terms of right talent and skills offered.