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S P Jain Institute of Management & Research announces admissions for PGDM Batch 2014-2016

September 24, 2013

Mumbai based S P Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) began the admission process for its two-year Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) Batch of 2014-16 with effect from September 15, 2013. The application forms are available online and the application window will be open till November 18, 2013.

SPJIMR has consistently been ranked as one of the top 10 B-schools in India. It was ranked 16th in the Asia Pacific region and 29th globally, for individual specializations, by 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 such as Cornell, Purdue, Michigan State University, Maryland, and Olin among others, for specialized courses. SPJIMR also offers 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 percent 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 program have consistently risen to prominence in the corporate world. Most recent to join SPJIMR’s list of celebrated corporate luminaries is Shital Mehta (alumnus, Batch of 1996), who took over as CEO, Pantaloon Fashion Retail, in January this year. Also in the news were Aruna Dayanani and Megha Mehra, who won the prestigious Economic Times Young Leaders  2012 award.

The Class of 2013 was the first to achieve 100 percent placement from among the top B-schools in India. Students repeatedly came up trumps, winning the most prestigious international and national B-school events including L’Oreal Brandstorm, Paris, HUL-CNBC LIME, TATA Business Leadership Award, and RMAI award for Best Rural Project among others.

“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 program”, explains the Faculty-in-Charge of Admissions, PGDM. In the PGDM program, SPJIMR also allows students to opt for two specializations at the application stage.

To be eligible, an applicant has to have a Bachelors degree or equivalent (10+2+3) from a recognized 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

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, it has been consistently ranked among 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.  

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