Admissions Open For 1-Year PGPM At SPJIMR, Mumbai


Admissions are open for the Class of 2019 of the 1-year full-time Post-Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) at SPJIMR Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Mumbai with July 31 being the last date for submitting applications.

The PGPM offers profile specific customisation for domain knowledge. The program includes a 3-month International Immersion at one of the top-ranked Ivy League Global Business Schools. SPJIMR (S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research), a constituent of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, boasts of a strong industry connect with the locational advantage of a Mumbai campus. It does not have campuses elsewhere.

Eligibility Criteria

You should have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university with a consistent academic record and a minimum 5 years of relevant (full-time) work experience as on December 31, 2018. The GMAT/CAT/XAT scores are to be submitted by August 15.

Interviews take place throughout the admission cycle, from February to August in the cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, and Kolkata. The interview schedules, subject to changes, are on April 27, 2018, at SPJIMR Campus, Mumbai, June 8-9 in Delhi, June 22-23 in Bangalore and July 27-28 in Kolkata.

The GMAT exam should have been taken between August 15, 2015 and August 31, 2018. CAT scores for years of 2015/2016/2017 or XAT scores for years of 2016/2017/2018 are also accepted. GMAT scores could be submitted through GMAC [GMAT code: 6DQ-MJ-12].

Admission Process

You have to fill in and submit the application form online. The application processing fee of Rs 1,500 can be paid either by credit card/debit card/net banking or Demand Draft favouring ‘S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research’ payable at Mumbai.

PGPM has Rolling Admissions under which your application will be examined as soon as it is received and you will be able to get a reply much faster than schools that wait for the completion of the entire admission process.

Early Offers are extended to exceptionally bright candidates. This implies that if you are an outstanding candidate, you get an offer letter even before the last date of accepting applications.

Interviews take place throughout the admission cycle, from February to August in the cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, and Kolkata. The interview schedules, subject to changes, are on April 27, 2018, at SPJIMR Campus, Mumbai, June 8-9 in Delhi, June 22-23 in Bangalore and July 27-28 in Kolkata.

If shortlisted for the interview, you would have the choice of opting for one of the interview venues. Those living abroad at the time have the option of appearing for the interview over Skype held as per institute’s timings (IST).

On completion of the selection process, declaration of the final list and payment of fees, the blended web learning module commences mid-October. On-Campus Registrations take place in the second week of January 2019.

Fees & Other Expenses

The Admission Fee is Rs 60,000 and Tuition Fee Rs 9,40,000. The IT services Fee/Reading material/books/library & database Fee is Rs 60,000 (amount does not include print-outs and other consumables). The Hostel Fee (shared, non-AC) is Rs 80,000 (indicative amount subject to an additional charge for AC depending on the type of room. Additional charges may vary between Rs 15,000-25,000).

A Development Fee of Rs 60,000 is to be paid along with a Career Services Fee of Rs 50,000. The International Immersion cost is Rs 3,75,000. The total expenses work out to Rs 16,25,000.

Participants will have to bear the expenses for food, personal travel and any other expenses of personal nature during their stay on the campus. Food expenses on campus are generally expected to be approximately Rs 1,00,000. These must be paid on actuals to the mess contractor.

The fee for international immersion includes Airfare, visa fees, insurance, airport transfers, tuition fees and bed & breakfast (B&B). Airfare charges are subject to change depending on price and exchange rate fluctuations. In such an event, the participant is liable to pay the difference. Lunch, dinner, other food and all other personal expenses are not inclusive and must be borne by the participant.

Program Details

Courses are offered in four specialisations, namely, Information Management, Marketing, Operations and Finance. SPJIMR also focuses on improving the social sensitivity of participants. One such project involves working with NGOs (Non-Government Organisations) in a rural setting for about 2 weeks. It would help you to appreciate the way non-profits grapple with promoting big ideas as they build their networks and organisations with little power and limited resources.

For this purpose, the Centre for Development of Corporate Citizenship (DOCC) was set up to bring management education closer to reality in the Indian context. It exposes participants to the dynamics of life in rural India, where despite modern day tele-connectivity opening up new opportunities, many of the traditional challenges like poor infrastructure remain.

The participants have to work on a 10-day project to be implemented in socially or economically disadvantaged sectors in urban/rural areas through a variety of activities that include field visits, consulting and research in the social sector. The project reports are evaluated by an expert panel comprising faculty, representatives of NGOs and corporate leaders.

At SPJIMR, non-classroom learning involves value-based leadership development modules like Assessment & Development of Managerial and Administrative Potential (ADMAP), the Personal Growth Lab (PG Lab), the Development of Corporate Citizenship (DOCC) and the Science of Spirituality (SOS).

Along with theoretic classroom inputs, the program encourages you to constantly be in touch with the industry and industry trends, through working on live projects, cases, guest speaker series and mentorship programmes with the industry speakers. The annual conclave ‘Samavesh’ brings top business leaders on campus to interact with students, participate in panel discussions and enable a rich exchange between business and academics.

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