HRD_logoThe HR club at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon was launched in 2005.

The club has been christened “HR Direction @ MDI”. In keeping with the spirit of the name, HR Direction conducts regular industry sessions; organizes competitions for management students across the country.

The members of the club invite corporate heads in HR, as well as leading academics to help students gain insights into the latest developments of HR. HR Direction also facilitates live projects, works on increasing corporate interactions and facilitating brain-storming on current issues in the area of Human Resources.

HR Direction strives to bring live industry projects for PGPM and PGPHR students. Some of the live projects brought were from Government of India, KPMG, Tata Steel, Tata Consultancy Services, Neo Educators, Essar, RJ Corp, Kite training solutions, Luxury Hues Consultancy Services, to name a few.

The club also organizes regular events. Some of them are:

Events organized by HR Direction

Eleusis: Flagship event of HR Direction

This is a three day event, organized under the umbrella of Imperium – the annual B-School Fest at MDI Gurgaon. The event comprises a multitude of activities/sub-events. They are:

• Enthaa

An audio/Visual quiz/crossword intertwined with Business/Human Resource/Organizational Behavior themes.

• Labor of Hercules

The participating team is given the challenge of various Competitive outbound activities: Rappelling, rock climbing, trekking and rope course etc. It explores a blend of expertise, skill sets, endurance and working in an outdoor physical setting. This is a competition where the competing teams are expected to display physical endurance, mental agility and work together to overcome various challenges thrown at them.

• Quest of Leonidas

A Game to test the participants’ logic, strategic thinking and decision making abilities; entails a case study, presentation and business scenario simulation.

• Tarak

It is a HR simulation game which takes the participant to a different level of simulation games every year. It is an event to test your expertise gained in MBA along with analytical skills, and ability to think on feet.

• Spurt

It is a three-day event started in 2010 aimed at integrating the MDI community, generating a buzz in the otherwise boring academic schedule through innovative concepts.

The Ultimate Selector

This event was organized for the first time in 2010-2011 by HR Direction in conjunction with the Sports Club at MDI. Ranbhoomi is a seven day long sports festival organized at MDI which sees participation from a large number of teams.

Contestants in ‘The Ultimate Selector’ forge their dream cricket team by choosing their favorite cricketers from amongst the teams participating in Ranbhoomi.

Depending upon the performance of the players chosen by them in Ranbhoomi, contestants vying for the title of ‘The Ultimate Selector’ are awarded points.

The contestant having the maximum points at the end of the seven days is adjudged the winner.


It is a day long online event. In a span of 24 hours, the HR Direction team sends a number of staggered emails to the student community at MDI. Each email contains some information – the information may be about a live project which the club wants to float, it may also be about online competitions in the form of HR crosswords, mini-quizzes etc.

Other Activities

Facilitating participation of students of MDI in the annual NHRD conference. Industry Interaction through Guest Lectures

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