Course Title

DPU Student Consulting Experience

Collaboration Overview

DPU is a premier India-based university located in Pune India, just a few hours outside of Mumbai. They are interested in having their students work on high-impact consulting projects in order to gain real-world experience working with companies based in the US and around the world. DPU’s MBA Consulting Program runs for 7-weeks and launches 7/27. If you're interested in participating, please use the form below to submit your project challenge that you think would be appropriate for their experienced students to tackle. If your project is selected, the engagement will be completely free and very low maintenance while generating meaningful outcomes for your business. A good project idea might be “Developing a Go-to-Market Strategy for the India Market,” or “How can we Minimize Cost or Create Efficiency if we Outsource to India?”

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Timeline & Next Steps

  • June 25, 2021

    Collaboration request published. Industry Partners may express interest in participating.

  • June 28, 2021

    Educators will begin interviewing interested Industry Partners to discuss project ideas.

  • July 20, 2021

    Final date for Industry Partners to express interest in participating.

  • July 23, 2021

    Educators and Industry Partners finalize project charters, legal documents, and background materials.

  • July 27, 2021

    OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to kickoff the project.

  • September 15, 2021

    OFFICIAL PROJECT END: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to close the project.

Project Inspiration

Project templates by topic that might inspire you…

Account Management

Process Overview / Mapping
Software Suite Recommendations
Process Optimization

Customer Service

New Business Opportunity Assessment
New Product/Service Development
Customer Discovery/Interviewing

Data Management

Data Scrubbing & Reorganization
Data Synthesis & Visualization
KPI Design Visualization

Growth Strategy

Business Opportunity Research
Prospecting New Relationships
Designing & Scaling Processes

International Affairs

Expansion Planning
Cultural Assessment
Strategic Entry


Branding Strategy/Redesign
Social Media Optimization
User/Customer Acquisition Strategy Development & Testing

Mergers & Acquisitions

Prospecting Acquirer Targets
Establishing & Validating Valuations
Researching Potential Acquisitions

PR & Communications

PR Strategy Consulting
Communications Planning
Messaging & Tone Advancement

Product Design & Development

User Testing/Interviewing
Requirements Planning
Product Development/Extension

Purchasing, Logistics, Supply Chain

Sourcing & Distribution Analysis
Inventory Management
Distribution Optimization

Quality Control

Process Mapping & Checking
Document Validity Verification
Data and Fact Checking

Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis

Growth Analysis
Valuations Assessment
Financial Performance Analysis​

Research & Development

Competition Due Diligence
Industry Size Assessment
Partnership & Channel Mapping

Sales & Business Development

New Business Opportunity Assessment
Market Testing
Customer Discovery/Interviewing

Talent Management

Talent Competency Mapping
Training & Development Curriculum Design
Talent Satisfaction Assessments

Academic Mentors


Parminder Kaur 

[email protected]

Academic Program Details

SchoolDr. D Y Patil B School (DPU)
CourseDPU Student Consulting Experience
Graduate / Undergraduate
  • All Graduate
Students Enrolled127
Student Time Commitment8-15 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*TBD

*Note: Company, faculty, and students will finalize meeting and communication schedule after collaboration is finalized

Collaboration Requirements

Requested Industries
Business Services, Consumer Services, Finance, Health Care, Information Technology, Insurance, Media, Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate, Retail, Telecommunications, Transportation & Logistics, Travel & Tourism
Requested Company Size
  • Pre-Revenue Startup
  • Established Startup
  • High-Growth Startup
  • Small Business
  • Medium Business
  • Large Enterprise
Duration7 Weeks (07/27/2021 - 09/15/2021)
  • Fully Remote (located anywhere)
Company Time Commitment2 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count15


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