S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, SPJIMR - Mumbai
S P Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) is a leading school of management in the heart of India’s financial centre, Mumbai. SPJIMR is a part of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and functions as an autonomous institute with entrepreneurial agility. It consistently ranks amongst the top ten management institutes in India.
Inaugurated in 1981 by the then British Prime Minister, the Late Hon. Margaret Thatcher, SPJIMR’s mission is to Influence Practice and Promote Value-based Growth. It builds on this mission through pedagogic innovations and pioneering programmes, carving a distinctive path in management education.
SPJIMR has acquired the reputation of meeting societal needs of under-managed sectors by offering unique, purposeful and relevant initiatives. More than 1,000 participants from diverse backgrounds are enrolled at any given time across a range of management programmes offered by SPJIMR.
SPJIMR has been awarded accreditation by the prestigious AACSB International -The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
PGDM (2 Years Full Time Course, Approved by AICTE, Ministry of HRD, Govt.of India).
Specialisation: Dual specialization in
· Information Management
· Operations & Chain Management
SPJIMR's Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) is a two-year, full-time residential programme that is deemed as equivalent to an MBA. This is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), and accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and The Association of MBAs (AMBA), U.K. The programme offers four specialisations – Finance, Information Management, Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain. Here is how PGDM stands out from the rest, the differentiators: Location: Mumbai is a thriving metropolis and also India's financial capital. Home to the most Global Fortune 500 company headquarters and biggest stock exchanges in India, Mumbai offers maximum exposure to economic and commercial activity. Purpose: Amongst India’s leading MBA programmes, SPJIMR’s PGDM devotes the highest number of credits and time to sensitizing its students to management’s larger purpose in society. Flexibility: The programme offers students the ability to choose a minor specialisation and flexibility to change their main or “major” specialisation. Ranking : We are proud that our many innovations have been recognized in the form of rankings. We are ra
nked among the top 10 programmes in India.
The applicants are shortlisted on the basis of their profiles. They are also expected to meet the qualifying scores in at least one of the entrance exams. The profiles are scored and the applicants are sorted into two groups: Profile based and Profile cum Score based.
Various factors are considered for selection of applicants such as-
- Overall profile
- Academic background
- Work experience
- Entrance scores
- Versatility and achievements
ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFYING CRITERIA
Applicants need to meet the qualifying scores for the entrance exams mentioned in the detailed document.
While applying, the applicant is required to select from one of four specialisations offered: Finance, Information Management, Marketing and Operations & Supply Chain. The applicant will need to state two preferences.
A choice at this stage helps:
Achieve segmentation at the time of admission based on differentiated need of the recruiting organisations
Applicants develop a clear and sharp focus early on in the Programme
Broaden the spectrum of recruiters as students graduate
Foster better bonding with peers resulting in productive collaborations especially with participants opting for different areas of specialization
Applicant must possess a strong and consistent academic background. Performance in 10th grade, 12th grade and every year of graduation are considered in the selection process. 10th Grade and 12th Grade
1. An aggregate of all subjects scores (marks) mentioned on the mark sheet will be considered for arriving at the final percentage. This is irrespective of whether the university/board takes it into consideration or not while calculating the final percentage.
2. If a board/university awards grades/grade points, then the same has to be converted into percentage by using the applicable conversion factor. The conversion certificate needs to be furnished during interview process if shortlisted.
1. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA awarded by any University incorporated by an Act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a university under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
2. The bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the applicant must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent. The percentage obtained by the candidate in the bachelor’s degree would be based on the practice followed by the institution/university from where the candidate has obtained the degree. The degree awarded by an institute/university should be recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
3. Applicants in the last year of degree and those who have completed the degree but are awaiting results can also apply. The applicant should have obtained 50% marks or equivalent in the latest exam that has been completed. In such a case, applicants must provide a provisional certificate from the Principal/Registrar of his/her Institute/University stating that he/she has appeared for all the exams and has completed all the obligations required to obtain the degree.
4. For the applicants who are awaiting their final results of the bachelor’s degree, available marks of the previous semesters/years would be considered for calculating graduation percentage.
5. Applicants mentioned in points 3 and 4, if selected, have to provide the degree awarded by the university latest by December 31, 2020 until which the registration will be considered as provisional. The registration to the Programme will stand cancelled if the applicant fails to submit the degree by December 31, 2020.
6. If the applicants have undergone/completed an integrated master’s degree or dual degree directly after their 12th, the percentage of marks obtained as per their institute/university norms, which is considered as equivalent to bachelor’s degree will be considered.
7. Bachelor’s degree of an Indian applicant who has studied/studies oversees awarded by a college/institute/university, should be recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)/other appropriate authorities.
8. If the institute provides grades/CGPA instead of marks, a conversion of the same to equivalent percentage is mandatory. If no conversion factor is available/provided, then obtained CGPA needs to be multiplied by conversion factor of 10 to obtain the percentage. The conversion certificate needs to be furnished during the interview process if shortlisted. If no conversion factor exists, then a certificate from the institution/university certifying the practice needs to be provided during the interview process if shortlisted.
Work experience is not mandatory for this Programme. Graduates with no work experience and those with up to five years of work experience can apply.
Relevant work experience after graduation will be considered. Internship/training/ project work which was a part of the curriculum will not be considered as work experience.
Proof of work experience such as offer letter, salary slips and the experience letter will have to be provided.
Entrance score - Qualifying Score (Cut-offs)
To apply for the PGDM Programme, applicants must fill the form on the online admissions portal by April 2020 The Application processing fee is Rs. 1,500. This fee can be paid through credit card or net banking.
The applicants are shortlisted on the basis of their profiles. They are also expected to meet the qualifying scores in at least one of the entrance exams. The profiles are scored and the applicants are sorted into two groups: Profile based and Profile-cum-score based. Shortlists - Interviews Applicants shortlisted in the first group are called for an early interview. The shortlist is based on their profile considering the following factors:
Consistency of academic record Relevance of work experience for the specialization
Versatility and achievements Early interviews are convenient for applicant because it avoids overlapping with other interview calls during the admissions season. To the institute, it gives an opportunity to stagger interviews and ensure that the interview process remains robust even though numbers being interviewed are large.
Second Phase Shortlists
This phase is held after the availability of entrance test scores. Applicants in this phase are called for interviews on basis of their profile as given above, along with their performance in the entrance tests.
The selection list is based on a composite score, which takes into account the applicant’s profile, academic record, entrance test scores (CAT/XAT/GMAT), relevance of work experience (if any) and performance in the two rounds of group interviews. The current intake of the PGDM Programme is 240. An additional 36 seats have been sanctioned for PIO/OCI and Foreign Nationals. The maximum total intake of the Programme is up to 276 seats. NRI applications will be considered at par with the Indian applications
SPJIMR – PGDM students intern with top companies at the end of the third semester (Autumn/ Fall) and not at the end of the first year (Summer) for the following reasons:
- In the first year curriculum of business studies students are trained on fundamental courses of management, while a project in a company requires specialised knowledge of advanced courses
- The third semester aims to prepare the participants with specialised courses like finance, marketing, operations and information management; thereby enabling the students to apply this specialised knowledge in addressing complex issues in the companies
- The autumn project backed by advanced knowledge of the chosen specialisation, helps the students generate greater placement opportunities. The number of pre-placement offers (PPOs) and pre-placement interviews (PPIs) as an outcome of autumn internship has consistently been more than 40 % over the years.
Value Added Attractions:
Soft Skills & Life Skills Modules, specific module relating to application of domain knowledge in corporate usages, foreign collaboration for faculty & student exchange.
Consistent 100 % Placements in various sectors like FMCG, Retail, Banking & Finance, Human Resource, Information Technology, Marketing, International Business, Hospitality, Service sector and many more.
• Excellent Placements Record since Inception.
• 160+ Companies Visited Campus for Placements.
Aditya Birla group, IBM, TCS, Ashok Layland, Airtel, Godrej, IDBI, HDFC,LG, Hero,Reliance, Bata, Puma, Accenture, IDBI Bank, Bosch, RBS, Capital IQ, Vodafone and many more.