Our Work

Mahindra Pride Schools

Employability with Empathy and Emotion

What started as a single centre (Pune) in March 2007 intended to train and place 600 socially & economically disadvantaged youth on a yearly basis has since spread pan-India – a total of 9 MPSes – 1 each in Telangana (Hyderabad), Uttar Pradesh (Varanasi), Bihar (Patna), Maharashtra (Pune), Punjab (Chandigarh), J&K, and 3 in TN (Chennai). Till date over 39,280 youth have been trained and successfully placed – a 100% record that we’re very proud of.
All 9 schools together produce 6000 alum annually.

Students’ Profile

The target audience of MPS is the urban & rural youth from the socially and economically backward sections of the society, primarily belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Classes. The students should fall in the age group of 18-25. Minimum education should be VIIIth pass. Per capita family income has to be close to the BPL (Below Poverty Line) norms for the city. MPS is an equal opportunity institute – efforts are made to have a near equal representation in terms of gender.

Specialization Courses Offered

MPS offer specializations courses, imparting high demand skills and domain expertise, in four verticals- ITES (Information Technology Enabled Services), Hospitality Craft, Retail Sales and Auto.

At MPS, we adopt a holistic approach to training, effectively blending domain specific training, in four verticals, with training in common curriculum, such as life skills, English language proficiency, soft skills, computer literacy and personal grooming.

Student Mobilization Strategies

We mobilize students via the following sources-1) A month long Road Shows campaign carried out in rural areas with a predominance of SC/ST population 2) Seminars in colleges, schools, institutes 3) Alumni referrals 4) Walk in rejects referred by corporate clients

Training Methodology

The three month training focuses on not only classroom learning but also on practical assignments, exposure visits to industry, simulations, role plays and internship. Domain experts (who have passion, committment and empathy for the students) drawn from industry, are recruited as full-time trainers. Specialist English trainers develop spoken English skills. Students are assigned courses depending on their personality, aptitude, and interest, which are judged through intensive written tests and personal interaction, at the time of admission itself.

Amenities Provided To Students

Students are provided with a bus pass or train pass, uniforms, course material etc, totally free of charge.


Placement drives begin two weeks before the completion of each batch. Employers are invited on campus to deliver an orientation session of their company, followed by a campus recruitment drive. Deep and continual dialogue with corporate clients helps keep track of the forthcoming job openings, key deliverables etc. We take pride in maintaining an enviable track record of 100% placements, till date. Our corporate client base has steadily expanded to around 600+ companies, till date – The Marriott Group of Hotels, McDonald’s, Cafe Coffee Day, TCS, Wipro, Dell, CapGemini, are among the prestigious employer partners.

Our average salary per student has vaulted from Rs 5000 to Rs 11,701 pm, in a span of over 10 years.

  • It started in 2007 in Pune. Naandi’s first Mahindra Pride School. The idea was to recruit semi-educated youth from the slums, train them and get them corporate jobs. The idea worked.

  • “The car pick up and drop has mightily impressed my family & neighbours. A five figure salary on graduating from Mahindra Pride School! I am still in a state of shock.” Durgadas Pawar, works as deputy manager, WNS Pune at an annual CTC of Rs 8.77 Lakh