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Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics

MDAE believes that the true purpose of education is to liberate the minds of young students, stirring the limitless potential they harbour. Set-up in 2014 by industry stalwarts, the focus of the academy is to address the yawning gap between what the market needs and what traditional colleges currently offer. Through an amalgamation of theoretical rigour, interdisciplinary exposure and mentorship, the Academy prepares students for real life, by teaching them not what to think, but how to think!

Situated in Mumbai, MDAE is considered as one of India’s leading post graduate academy that offers a host of full time and online programs that prepare students for the globalized and dynamic workplace. At MDAE, we strive to build a solid foundation based on our 4 key principles – Rigour, Agility, Access and Integrity.

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Why MDAE

Rigorous Training

MDAE provides one year rigorous training in thoughts, in actions and in outcomes.

Access to leading professionals

Get mentored by top professionals to guide you through our Mentorship Program. Mentors include the M.D. of J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank.

Prepare for the Future

Skills for a dynamic workplace and rapidly changing careers. Training for new age careers in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics. We focus on quantitative and programming skills such as R Programming, Python and SQL.

Practical Experience

Internships with leading corporates, banks, consultancies. Deepen concepts through Econ Labs and Speaker Series where a prominent professional economist delivers a talk on a concrete real-world problem.
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Testimonials

We have had a very good experience with a student from MDAE who has been working with us over the past three years. Practical exposure is what differentiates MDAE students, and we observed that she was able to close the gap between academia, and real-life faster than fresh graduates from other renowned institutes. MDAE is doing a stellar job in preparing candidates for the job market.

Santanu Sengupta

Head – Treasury Economics and Strategy, RIL

“With sound training in economic concepts, practical experience and exposure to real-world issues. MDAE students appeared well prepared for the job market.”

Mr DK Joshi

(Chief Economist Crisil Ltd)

"We had an excellent experience working with a student from the MDAE. Unlike most, he had an extraordinary curiosity and a willingness to learn and place textbook economics in their historical and political context, which itself involved digging into 500 years of political history. Based on this experience of working with him, we have made him an offer to join us full-time once he graduates from MDAE"

Dr. Reuben Abraham

(CEO & Senior fellow at IDFC Institute)

The educational curriculum at MDAE, which focused on theoretical foundations and its relevance in understanding a series of economic phenomena helped me gain a grounding for the research interests. The opportunity to intern at a data analysis firm, and the guidance which I have received regarding presenting oneself as a prospective employee are some of the valuable experiences MDAE has offered me.

Gargi Kamath

Alumni MDAE

Studying at MDAE has added value to my life. One of the most important thing that I learnt at MDAE is how to think analytically. The course structure here is very rigorous and it helped me learn about real world economics and not just theoretical knowledge. Professors here are very helpful and they make sure that you understand each and every concept.

Aditi Satpute

Student MDAE

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