MBD Group was founded by Shri Ashok Kumar Malhotra in 1956 with one bookshop in Jalandhar, Punjab, and today guided by his vision we are a conglomerate of Education, Printing, EdTech, Hospitality, Malls, Realty, Design and Construction, Food & Beverage and Residences and Commercial Spaces operating in India and abroad.
MBD Group has been continuously working for the cause of providing education to all with the founder’s vision to create an “MBD Product for every literate person”. Apart from being one of the leading EdTech companies in India, today MBD Group has presence in 3 continents. MBD is the only publisher, which publishes books and digital resources for K-12, for all subjects across multiple educational boards in India, and in most of the languages spoken in the country along with a few international languages.
MBD Group’s personalised learning platform, the game-changing and fastest-growing product, AASOKA (Learning and Teaching Solution), has been well-received by teachers, students and parents. The AASOKA platform makes available to students high-quality study material in the form of e-books, audio lessons, video lessons, adaptive tests, online assessments and assignments. AASOKA provides schools with a comprehensive range of products and services by providing a hybrid product with printed books and digital solutions along with an integrated school ERP that can be accessed through the AASOKA app/web.
Following the stupendous success of MBD, the education conglomerate, the Group diversified into the hospitality sector, and on 21 November 2003 launched Radisson Blu MBD Hotel, the first five-star luxury hotel of Noida, which is fully owned and managed by MBD Group. In its distinguished tenure so far the hotel has created new benchmarks and received numerous awards and accolades for its exceptional performance and impeccable hospitality services and has become a name to reckon with.
After achieving stupendous success in its first forays into the hospitality domain, the Group replicated the success of Radisson Blu MBD Hotel Noida by venturing into Ludhiana and launching the first five-star hotel in the city, Radisson Blu Hotel MBD Ludhiana. Continuing the journey, the Group also became joint venture partners with Germany’s largest hotel chain, Steigenberger, With this, the Group has embarked on undertaking luxury hotels on management contracts. The Group has also launched a path-breaking mid-market hotel brand, MBD Express, and intends to add 100 hotels in the next five years. The Group also has numerous successful F&B brands such as RED, Made in India, The Chocolate Box and Lounge – lauded as some of the most innovative brands in the country.
MBD Group has also diversified into retail developments. MBD Neopolis Mall Ludhiana, the luxury destination of Punjab, featuring many international and high-end clothing stores, fantastic food courts and restaurants, offering 360-degree entertainment and retail experience. It is not just a mall but a city in itself with a unique 3-in-1 concept that has a five-star deluxe hotel, mall and entertainment area including multiplexes and multilevel car parks. MBD Neopolis Mall Jalandhar is the first of its kind in the city not just in terms of brand mix with premium and luxury retail brands but also its strategic location. It has a great brand mix and provides excellent options in shopping, fine dining and entertainment for all age groups.
Adding to the above endeavours, the Group has successfully entered the design and construction domain and mastered the fine art of managing multiple projects with MBD Design & Build foraying into Indian and international markets. Also, the group has successfully completed commercial office projects and is foraying into big residential projects in India and abroad.