THE PUBLISHING POWERHOUSE
MBD Group, one of the leading education companies in India with over 6 decades of experience, under the futuristic vision of the founder of the Group, Shri Ashok Kumar Malhotra has diversified into various industries including E– Learning, M–Learning, Skill Development, Eco Friendly Notebooks, Paper Manufacturing, ICT Infrastructure, Hospitality, Project Design and Construction Management, Real Estate, Mall Development and Management. MBD Group has been continuously working for the cause of providing education to all with its vision to create an “MBD Product for every literate person”. The Group has also ventured into the South African and Sri–Lankan markets with its bouquet of education services. Today, MBD Group has its presence in 3 continents, 30 countries and 5000 cities, and publishes 50 million books a year and around 30 million notebooks. The Group has a large number of employees and a wide network of distributors and booksellers across the country.
It is the only publisher which publishes books for all classes,all subjects, and all educational boards in India and in most of the languages spoken in the country along with a few international languages. MBD is the only publishing house in India with complete backward and forward integration, right from self–owned paper manufacturing units to inhouse pre–press facilities, in–house printing and binding units, and also its own distribution network with 29 branch.
The Group launches MBD Disha - A teacher Capacity Building Program in collaboration with Imagine Education (UK) Ltd. A new initiative designed around research-based practices to enhance the skill-set and knowledge base of the teachers. It is aimed at providing appropriate training and assessment. It will monitor, review, and give feedback that will foster teacher’s commitment for effective teaching and learning process.
MBD has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Skill Development Corporation under Project UDAAN to train and provide jobs to 5000 students today at New Delhi. MBD Skills Division, a part of MBD Group will provide skill development training in the field of IT, ITES & Hospitality, with the aim of bridging the gap between the supply and demand of skilled manpower. MBD has leveraged its in-depth knowledge of the sector to develop cutting edge AR/VR content for the benefit of students. MBD’s high quality and interactive 3D educational AR and VR videos and simulations are aimed at students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 as well as vocational education. The content will becompatible with all leading VR devices like Samsung Gear, Oculus Rift etc, for a hassle free access. Packaged AR & VR contents developed as per latest curriculum will deliver greater engagement in both classrooms and homes of students. The scope for enhanced education using augmented and virtual reality is immense as the medium helps students and learners to become more focused, offers first-person experience and bring subjects to life, which is a huge limitation in the traditional education. Through this initiative of MBD Group, students will now gain an active experience of historic events or view objects and shapes at 3600 which will help them get a better grasp on the subject.
THE HOSPITALITY TRENDSETTERS
The Group has also successfully established itself in the Hospitality industry through its maiden venture, The Radisson Blu MBD Hotel, Noida (Delhi NCR). Noida’s first 5-star luxury property, the Radisson Blu MBD Hotel, Noida, is fully owned and managed by the MBD Group. The hotel distinctly defined itself as a trendsetter and is a top performing hotel in Delhi NCR.Whether it is a new age or age old interpretation of cuisines, at its award winning restaurants “Made In India” (The Indian Restaurant), “RED” (The Oriental Restaurant) or “S-18” (The 24 hours brasserie) or setting new standards in designer
chocolates and cakes at its pastry shop “The Chocolate Box and Lounge” or its 24 hours spa and fitness club “Espace”.
The Hotel was honored with the Hospitality India award for “Luxury City Hotel” by “World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015”, “The Best Business Hotel in Delhi & NCR” 2009 & 2012. In just a short span of less than two years, Radisson Blu MBD Hotel Noida , received the “The Best Franchise of the year award 2005. The Hotel also received the Asia Pacific’s Best Performing Franchised Hotel of the Year for 2011 Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group , “Hotel of the year” 2012 and 13 and Responsible Business Hotel of the year 2012”, Franchised Hotel Asia Pacific by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. Radisson Blu MBD Hotel Noida has also featured amongst the top 100 Best Business Hotel in India by Conde’ Nast Travelers (2012). The hotel has also been awarded the Silver certification from Earth Check; the world’s leading and largest environmental management system in use by the travel and tourism industry. The hotel has got inducted into ‘Hall of Fame’ of Five-time Certificate of Excellence Winners on the World’s Largest Travel Site, TripAdvisor.
The second venture of the group is the Radisson Blu Hotel MBD in Ludhiana which is also the first 5 star deluxe hotel in that region. This hotel is fully owned and managed by the MBD Group and is leading in financial performance in the competitive set. Exuding seclusion, luxury and comfort, the hotel features well-appointed rooms and is more inward looking exposing the guest to the greenery, the water bodies and natural light. The interiors have an elegant ambiance and contemporary style. Hotel features a wide range of food and beverage options including “Made In India” (The Indian Restaurant) and “RED” (The Oriental Restaurant), 24000 sq ft of convention space, Business Centre, an outdoor pool and a spa, making it the first choice of business and leisure travellers in the region.
The Radisson Blu Hotel MBD, Ludhiana, has also been awarded the Bronze certification from Earth Check; the world’s leading and largest environmental management system in use by the travel and tourism industry. It has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award for consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor and has been awarded “AWARD OF EXCELLENCE’’ in 2014 and 2015 by Booking.com.
The novel food and beverage concepts developed by The MBD Group have won various awards like “Luxury Restaurant Award” by “World Luxury Awards 2016”, HT City crystal award for the best Pan Indian restaurant (2009) and the Times food guide award Best North Indian restaurant in Noida-2011, 2012, 2013,2014,2015, 16 for “Made in India “- The Indian restaurant ; the Times food guide award for the best Pan Asian restaurant for 2010 ,2011,2012 , 2013, 2014, 2015, 16 for “R.E.D”- The Pan Asian restaurant ; the Times food guide award for the best confectionary 2011, 2012 , 2013 , 2014, 2015, 2016 for “ The Chocolate Box”- the pastry shop and Boulangerie and many more.
MBD Privé Collection, the ostentatious collection of rooms at Radisson Blu MBD Hotel, Noida and Radisson Blu Hotel MBD in Ludhiana offers the highest level of luxury and comfort with a grand celebration and an ultimate uber luxury experience. The synergy of timeless craftsmanship and modern engineering is sure to make the MBD Privé Collection a unique address for discerning travelers.
MBD has launched a unique learning and development curriculum called Management and Supervisory Development Programme in hospitality aiming to bring out the best of the leaders of tomorrow. The objective of the curriculum is to cover operational, behavioral and leadership lessons which seeksto bring wisdom, operational excellence and overall self satisfaction to all its learning associates.
THE REAL ESTATE VISION
Group has also ventured into premium and luxury Mixed Use Developments primarily entailing, hotel,retail and entertainment. The Premium Mixed Use Developments, encompassing a 5–star Hotel, premium retail and entertainment, are being developed under the Brand name, “The MBDNeopolis”. Currently the Group has two projects under The MBD Neopolis brand –“Where the experience never ends “, at Jalandhar and Ludhiana, which are amongst the affluent cities in India. The MBD Neopolis houses the Radisson Blu Hotel MBD, Ludhiana (owned and managed by the MBD Group) and is also one of the best retail and entertainment mix in the city including brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste, FCUK, MAC, Mothercare, Satya Paul, Cinepolis, Smaash and many more. Having already established various hospitality and mixed-use developments in Noida (Delhi NCR), Ludhiana and Jalandhar (Punjab) and Bengaluru (Karnataka), MBD Group has similar plans in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Goa. The Group is already being recognised as a professional and trend setting company in India.
MBD Group and Steigenberger Hotel Group the largest German chain of hotels and resorts have recently announced a joint venture to manage and franchise hotels under the brand “MBD STEIGENBERGER” for the Indian Territory. MBD Steigenberger brand, in-line with the international positioning of the Steigenberger brand, shall be positioned to target the luxury segment in India, a segment that is expected to grow at an extremely fast pace in India. The association will ensure that German excellence joins hands with the warmth of Indian hospitality providing the next level experience to our guests across the country. MBD Group comes with its key strengths understanding the socio and demographic profile of the country because of our hospitality company and also because of the fact that we are the largest education company in India working across more than 62 locations. The flagship hotel under the JV will be the Zephyr an MBD Steigenberger Hotel and Resorts located in the heart of Whitefield Bengalure - the silicon city of India offering 184 rooms and 118 service apartments, interpreting luxury in the true sense of the word.
MY BEST DEEDS - a CSR initiative by MBD Group
Our Founder Father Shri Ashok Kumar Malhotra was always keen on working for the unprivileged and believed in reciprocating the goodness that he got from the society. We have redefined MBD in a newway by valuing every act of kindness of each MBDian and calling it 'MY BEST DEEDS' and we will continue to do our best for the society and help the needy in every way possible.