S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research to Open Admissions for 2014-16 PGDM
September 16, 2013 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
SPJIMR has consistently been ranked as one of the top10 B-schools in India. It was ranked 16th in the Asia Pacific region and as high as 29th globally, for individual specialisations, according to the QS 200 Global Business School Rankings 2012.
The latest batch, which will begin its session in June 2014, will reap the benefits of SPJIMR’s globally acclaimed and award winning value-based leadership development programme, and partnership with top international academic institutions like Cornell, Purdue, Michigan State University, Maryland, Olin, etc., for specialised courses. SPJIMR also provides its students a one-of-its-kind model of three distinct internship opportunities – corporate, social and international - and live business consulting projects.
“At SPJIMR we are at the forefront of thought leadership on what qualities will constitute leaders for the new age,” says Dr. Atish Chattopadhyay, Deputy Director, PGDM. “Diversity in the classroom is an important enabling environment for this to happen and over the years, our admission process has reflected this belief. SPJIMR has the highest percentage of non-engineers amongst the top B-schools in India. Women constitute more than 40% of the class, and we have doctors and architects in our classes as well.” SPJIMR’s PGDM class is also a blend of fresher graduates and experienced professionals.
Graduates from SPJIMR’s two-year PGDM programme have consistently risen to prominence in the corporate world. Most recent to join SPJIMR’s list of celebrated corporate luminaries is Mr. Shital Mehta (alumnus, Batch of 1996), who took over as CEO, Pantaloon Fashion Retail, in January this year. Also in the news were Ms. Aruna Dayanani and Ms. Megha Mehra, who won the prestigious Economic Times Young Leaders – 2012 award.
The Class of 2013 was the first to achieve 100% placements from among the top B-schools in India. Students repeatedly came up trumps, winning the most prestigious international and national B-school events – L’Oreal Brandstrom, Paris; HUL-CNBC LIME; TATA Business Leadership Award; RMAI award for Best Rural Project; etc.
“SPJIMR gives lower weightage to the entrance exam scores to aid diversity. The selection process assesses not only intellectual readiness in terms of academics, but also emotional readiness, work experience, extra-curricular activities and aptitude for and befitting the institute’s mission of value-based leadership. Hence, the emphasis on entrance test scores is relatively lower for admission to the programme”, explains the Faculty-in-Charge of Admissions, PGDM. In the PGDM programme, SPJIMR is also allowing students to opt for two specialisations at the application stage.
To be eligible, an applicant has to have a Bachelors degree or equivalent (10+2+3) from a recognised university. Students in the final year of graduation can also apply. SPJIMR accepts CAT 2013, XAT 2014 and GMAT scores (test taken between 2011-2013) as well. A total of 36 seats above the sanctioned intake are available for PIOs and foreign nationals.
The student community has also started a Facebook Group, which the aspirants can join to interact with SPJIMR students and get their admission related queries answered: https://www.facebook.com/groups/spjimraspirants14/
For further details visit: www.spjimr.org/pgdm
About S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR)
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) is one of the premier business schools in the country. Since its inauguration in 1981 by the then British Prime Minister the Rt. Hon’able Margaret Thatcher, it has been consistently recognized as one of the top 10 business schools in India and was recently ranked 16th in the Asia Pacific region by QS 200 Global Business School Rankings 2012.
SPJIMR grew rapidly in eminence from one of the three B-schools in Mumbai in 1981 to one of the top ten B-schools in the country by 1994-1995. SPJIMR’s two-year, full time, residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) is accredited by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), National Board of Accreditation (NBA), Association of Indian Universities (AIU), The Association of MBAs, (AMBA) London, U.K and carries a Crisil Rating A***. SPJIMR's growth is based on the commitment to diversify into socially relevant segments and activities that are not adequately addressed at societal level, and accordingly impart the requisite management education.
Among innumerable other noteworthy achievements, SPJIMR takes major pride in being among one of the five institutions selected by Wadhwani Foundation from 189 Indian Institutions to become the member of National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) along with IIM (A) & IIT (Mumbai). It is the only Asian institute invited by Aspen Institute, US, along with 11 other global institutes to develop pedagogy for Teaching Improvement Program (TIP), integrating CSR in the Management curriculum. SPJIMR has partnership with IBM for research in Services Science and Management. It started EU-India Study center on campus in association with Reutlingen University, Germany.
Source: Business Wire India