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Our Chairman

“I would like to welcome you to the Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics. Getting into this school is difficult, so good luck to those who make it. The Academy has set very high standards of teaching Economics, Finance and Data Science to students aspiring to reach the standards of the London School of Economics, where I taught for almost forty years. You will be challenged and stretched to the limits of your capacity, but in the end, you will be amply rewarded with bright career prospects. You will also be able to learn not just from your teachers but also from your fellow students who will be among the brightest. Most importantly, MDAE will teach you in a way that will enable you to observe and understand the world for the rest of your life.”

Lord Meghnad Desai Chairman at MDAE, and Professor Emeritus, London School of Economics.

Welcome To

Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics

MDAE believes that the true purpose of education is to liberate the minds of young students. Set-up in 2014, at Mumbai, under the able guidance of Lord Meghnad Desai, Professor Emeritus, London School of Economics, the focus of the academy is to address the yawning gap between what the market needs and what traditional colleges offer. Through an amalgamation of theoretical rigor, interdisciplinary exposure and mentorship, the Academy prepares students for real life, by teaching them how to think and not what to think!

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Post Graduate Diploma in Economics

  • Specializations – Data Analytics | Finance | Public Policy
  • Mode: 1 Year, Full-Time, Classroom Based.
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Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science & Finance

  • Mode: 1 Year, Full-Time, Classroom Based.
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Quickest launchpad for career

Our Unique and Innovative One-year PG programs combine the time-tested principles of Economics and Finance with the new age disciplines of Data Science, Machine Learning and Sustainability. Our curriculum is one of a kind and helps students develop skills for a fast-changing world.

World Class faculty

MDAE boasts of one of the most distinguished faculty in the country. Our faculty is drawn from some of the leading International and Indian Universities. Most of them have vast experience of working in major Corporations and Government and bring their real-world experience to our classroom.

Rigorous Training

MDAE provides one-year rigorous training in Economic and Finance concepts with an approach to problem-solving that is both unique and interesting.

Corporate Mentoring

Our students are mentored by top professionals at leading corporates, banks & consultancies. Our Speaker Series provides them with exposure to prominent Economists and Professionals who provide invaluable insights to real-world problems and their solutions.

What our students say about us?

6 months into the course and I have job offer from Deloitte for the position of Associate Solutions Advisor! Coming to MDAE after my graduation was the best decision in my career.

Rutuja Gole

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The course of Pgp Economics at MDAE expands our knowledge horizon beyond textbooks. I am encouraged to think Independently, ask Questions and engage in intellectual discussions.

Samruddhi Phatak

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What our recruiters say about us?

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)

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