MDIS wins Enterprise 50 Awards

The Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), an education destination for hundreds of students from India every year, has added another feather in its cap. The Institute has achieved 4th place in the Enterprise 50 (E50) Awards. The award is a testament of the Institute’s continual effort in being productive and staying relevant since being established 61 years ago. As the only Private Education Institution to receive the award, the heritage brand has stood the test of time to achieve numerous development milestones, both locally and globally.

The E50 Awards recognises the fifty most enterprising privately-owned local companies who have contributed to economic development in Singapore and abroad.

“We are immensely honoured to receive this industry recognition. It affirms that our business and academic processes, and ‘edupreneurial’ focus are on the right track. Our journey has not been all smooth sailing; we have been tested but we have risen to the challenge and continue to champion quality and innovation to achieve success,” said Dr R Theyvendran, MDIS Secretary-General.

MDIS’ pillars of growth has steered the Institute towards sustained progress and success. These include i) Quality academic programmes with vocational emphasis; ii) Extensive global university and industry partnerships; iii) Transnational education with multi-city experiences; and iv) Robust overseas growth and expansion.

MDIS achieved the E50 Awards for the first time in 2015, placing 19th overall. Established in 1995, the E50 Awards is jointly organised by The Business Times and KPMG. It is supported by the International Enterprise Singapore; Singapore Business Federation; Singapore Exchange; and SPRING Singapore, and is sponsored by OCBC Bank.

About MDIS

Founded in 1956, the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) is Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two main subsidiaries – Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd to oversee its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd to further its globalisation strategy.

MDIS offers internationally accredited courses from globally recognised universities in France, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The institute has been EduTrust certified since 2010 and is one of the first Private Education Institutions to be registered under the Enhanced Registration Framework.

 MDIS is one of the leading private education institutes (PEIs) to be ranked Top 2 among PEIs in Singapore, according to the Webometrics ranking of World Universities by Cybermetrics Lab in January 2017 ( In 2015, MDIS received the Enterprise 50 Award for its contributions and resilience in spurring Singapore’s economy.

MDIS set up the Management Development and Consultancy in 1995 to address the training needs of the workforce. The Service Quality Centre was acquired in 2014 to diversify the institute’s offerings in training solutions and secure its position as a premium regional provider of training solutions.

MDIS has three international campuses – Tashkent in Uzbekistan (2008), Johor in Malaysia (2013) and Chennai in India (2015). MDIS also has representative offices in China, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, as well as agents throughout Southeast Asia.

Date: Dec 12, 2017