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November 26, 2020
SPJIMR Mumbai is closing last date to apply on November 27, 2020 for PGDM admission 2021. SPJIMR has confirmed that the last date to apply will not be extended. With many changes introduced in the admission process for the batch 2021-23, SPJIMR will shortlist the candidates based on profile. For Admission 2021, SPJIMR will not accept XAT exam score and may conduct online PI round. Read this article to know key changes in SPJIMR Admission 2021 process and other details
SPJIMR Mumbai Admission 2021

SPJIMR Mumbai is closing the last date to apply on November 27, 2020 for PGDM admission 2021 and does not propose to extend it. SPJIMR spokesperson told MBAUniverse.com on 23.11.2020 that the deadline will not be extended. CAT applicants are advised to not wait for last day to fill forms as there remains a possibility of last minute technical glitches. 

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One of the top B-schools in India, SPJIMR has announced important changes in its eligibility criteria and the selection process for PGDM Admission 2021. This year SPJIMR will not accept XAT exam score and the selection process will be based on candidate’s profile and CAT/GMAT score.

However, if you have intellectual & emotional readiness, right aptitude for value based leadership, SPJIMR Mumbai may offer you admission to its flagship PGDM programme even if you have not scored a high 99 or 100 percentile in CAT or GMAT.

SPJIMR Mumbai: Highly Ranked Management Institute
The PGDM programme at SPJIMR has consistently been ranked amongst the top 10 in the country by Outlook, Business Today and Business World and among the top-05 best B Schools in India by The MBAUniverse.com Ranking 2019-20. The Government of India, MHRD NIRF Ranking 2020 has placed SPJIMR Mumbai at 18th position among the 100 top institutes in Management category.

SPJIMR joins the league of top global B-schools who are accredited by AACSB, International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).  SPJIMR is also one of the only 5 Indian B-schools to be ranked in the top 200 as per the QS Global MBA Rankings. This is the fourth consecutive year that SPJIMR is on this elite list.

The application process for SPJIMR PGDM admission 2021 had opened on September 28, 2020 and the last date to submit SPJIMR application form online closes on November 27, 2020. The application fee is Rs.1500/- which should be paid online. SPJIMR will shortlist you on the basis of your profile even before the result of CAT 2020 is declared, provided you have applied before the SPJIMR registration last date.  

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10 Key Points in SPJIMR Eligibility and Admission Criteria 2021
Important changes in the eligibility criteria and admission process for SPJIMR admission 2021 are as below:

1. Acceptable Entrance Exams
SPJIMR will accept CAT 2020 and GMAT (Taken between Jan 01, 2018 and Dec 31, 2020) exam score. SPJIMR will not accept XAT 2021 exam score for admission 2021. This change is applicable only for the upcoming admission cycle for the batch 2021-23 in order to keep with the timelines of shortlisting.

2. SPJIMR CAT 2020/GMAT Score: Moderate Cut Offs
SPJIMR Mumbai gives higher emphasis on other quality parameters in its admission process than merely on entrance exam scores. Accordingly, the B-school has not pegged the CAT, GMAT score cuto ff very high. The candidates above the minimum cut-offs in the CAT/GMAT will be considered for all the subsequent stages.

Entrance Exam
Section-1: Cut off (Qualifying Zercentile)
Section-2: Cut off (Qualifying Percentile)
Section-3: Cut off (Qualifying Percentile)
Overall Cut off percentile
CAT 2020
VARC - 75
DILR - 75
Quant - 75
85
GMAT (1 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2020)
Verbal- 75
Quantitative- 75
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85

3. Performance in Class 10 & 12
Performance in 10th grade, 12th grade will be considered in the selection process for PGDM 2021-23 batch. In the 10th Grade and 12th Grade performance, an aggregate of all subjects scores (marks) mentioned on the mark sheet will be considered for arriving at the final percentage.

4. Performance in Graduation
Performance in every year of graduation  is also important. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA.  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 Applicants in the last year of degree and those who have completed the degree but are awaiting results can also apply. 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. These Applicants, if selected, have to provide the degree awarded by the university latest by December 31, 2021 until which the registration will be considered as provisional.

5. Work Experience: Not Mandatory but Qualitative Aspects Considered
Work experience is not mandatory for the PGDM Programme and the Graduates with no work experience and those with less than five years of work experience can apply. However, only 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.

The Proof of work experience such as offer letter, salary slips and the experience letter will have to be provided 

6. Application Dates and Process for Admission 2021
Application process for SPJIMR Admission 2021 is open from September 28, 2020. The last date to apply is November 27, 2020. SPJIMR usually does not extend the last date, so it will be better to apply well in time.

To apply for the PGDM Programme, applicants must fill the form on the SPJIMR online admissions portal. The application processing fee of Rs. 1,500 can be paid through credit card or net banking.

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7. Choice of  Specialization at Application Stage
While applying, the applicant will be 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.

The rational for this selection at the application stage is that it helps to achieve segmentation at the time of admission based on differentiated need of the recruiting organizations.  The Applicants develop a clear and sharp focus early in the program. The spectrum of recruiters as students graduate, is broadened. Students foster better bonding with peers resulting in productive collaborations especially with participants opting for different areas of specialization.  

8. Shortlisting Process
The applicants will be 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-scorebased.

9. Early Interviews for Profile Based Shortlisted candidates
Applicants shortlisted based on their profile will be called for an early interview. The shortlist will be based on their Consistency of academic record;  Relevance of work experience for the chosen specialization;  Versatility and achievements. Early interviews are convenient as it avoids overlapping with other interview calls during the admissions season

10. Online PI Round for final selection
On account of the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure the safety of participants, interviews for PGDM 2021 -2023 may be conducted online on platforms of the institute’s choice.

SPJIMR Program Fee: Lower than IIMs & Other Top B-schools
SPJIMR program Fee structure is more affordable as compared to IIMs and other top B-schools in India. SPJMIR Fee is Rs 17.50 Lakhs for the 2 year program, while Fee for top IIMs is higher than 20 lakhs. Top non-IIM B-schools like MDI too charge more than SPJIMR.

Top B-School
Program Fee (Rs. in lakhs)
IIM Ahmedabad
23.00
IIM Bangalore
23.20
IIM Calcutta
22.60
MDI Gurgaon
21.34
SPJIMR Mumbai
17.50
  • SPJIMR fee includes tuition fee, basic hostel/accommodation and Global Fast Track. It does not include cost of travel, boarding, lodging, visa, insurance and incidentals for Global Fast Track.
  • Laptop, personal expenses on boarding, travel and laundry are extra.

SPJIMR Placements: Offer high RoI
122 companies participated in placement 2020 as against 111 last year. 109 students of the 238 participating batch in Placement 2020 took up PPO/PPI opportunities through their autumn internship with leading companies. “Our placement outcomes continue to improve every year, and in tangible terms are competitive with the top three IIMs and superior to other institutes,” asserts Dr Ranjan Banerjee, Dean, SPJIMR.

Not only the Placements for SPJIMR's PGDM Class of 2020 saw an increase in average compensation, it saw a significant increase in the number of offers made by marquee names in consulting, e-commerce and start-ups. The median salary of the batch stood at INR 25 LPA as against 22 LPA last year. 95% of the batch received offers of INR 18 LPA or above.

Placement Highlights 2020

  • Total number of students participating in Placements 2020: 238
  • Median Salary up at Rs. 25 LPA from Rs.22 LPA last year
  • Average Salary Up at Rs.26.36 LPA from Rs.22.90 LPA last year
  • Highest Salary stood at Rs.51 LPA
  • Number of participating companies: 122
  • Number of First time Recruiters: 44
  • Pre Placement offers increased to 109 in 2020 from 78 last year
  • 56.7% offers equal to or greater than INR 25 LPA
  • 86.97% offers equal to or greater than INR 20 LPA
  • 95% offers equal to or greater than INR 18 LPA

A quick comparison of placements with top ranked IIMs will reveal that SPJIMR offers high RoI and the placements are are not only very close to IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Calcutta, they are higher than other leading IIMs like IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore and IIM Kozhikode.

B-school
Placement 2020 (Avg Salary in Rs. Lakhs)
IIM Ahmedabad
26.13
IIM Bangalore
26.18
IIM Calcutta
28.00
IIM Lucknow
24.25
SPJIMR Mumbai
26.36
IIM Indore
22.92
IIM Kozhikode
23.08

Source: MBAUniverse.com Analysis

Pedagogical Initiatives at SPJIMR
In addition to regular courses that all leading B-schools offer, SPJIMR takes five key initiatives in ‘Non-Classroom Learning’ area which include ADMAP, DOCC, Abyudaya, PG Lab and Science of Spirituality.

These unique course curriculum at SPJIMR offers three distinct levels of learning:

  • Self-awareness: How do you understand yourself?
  • Self-management: How do you reflect this awareness in your behaviour and interactions with others (inter personal) and with yourself (intra personal)?
  • Societal awareness: How do you understand societal systems and needs, like the idea of India along with the idea of Bharat? 

CAT Toppers, who have selected SPJIMR over IIMs and other top B-schools, rate these courses very high and strongly recommend them.

Small Batch Size at SPJIMR: 276 Students
The flagship PGDM 2021-23 batch at SPJIMR has an intake of 240 students for Indian Nationals. Additional 36 seats are available for PIO/OCI and Foreign Nationals. The total intake for the batch is 276 seats as against other MBA colleges in India where intake is more than 400 or so.

PGDM Batch 2020-22 Profile: Key Highlights
The batch has participants from different fields and professions. The students from across the country have joined SPJIMR. Key Highlights of PGDM 2020-22 Batch at SPJIMR are

Total Students
240
Women students
100 (42%)
Students with Work Experience
87% from 40 different industries
Non-Engineers
27%
International Students
3 (1.25%)
No. of cities represented by Students
105

Gender Diversity Rising: No Preferential Weightage to Women
SPJIMR is known for its diversity and the 40th PGDM batch (2020-22) is no exception to it. The number of women participants in PGDM at SPJIMR has been steadily rising despite the fact that there is no quota for girls or preferential weightage points in final selection.  

Profile Based Shortlisting before CAT/XAT Result
As per the Admission Criteria, a candidate will be considered for SPJIMR Mumbai admission on the basis ofhis/her profile while the CAT 2020 exam score will be taken into account when the results are declared. Apart from the CAT, GMAT exam scores will also be considered in SPJIMR admission process 2021.

Choice of 2 Specialization at Application Stage
SPJIMR follows a unique admission criteria by giving the opportunity to the applicants to select two areas of specialization out of four areas namely Finance, Information Management, Marketing and Operations & Supply Chain. The applicant will need to state two preferences.

The rational for this selection at the application stage is that it helps to achieve segmentation at the time of admission based on differentiated need of the recruiting organizations.  The Applicants develop a clear and sharp focus early in the program. The spectrum of recruiters as students graduate, is broadened. Students foster better bonding with peers resulting in productive collaborations especially with participants opting for different areas of specialization.  

How to Apply for SPJIMR Admission 2021
The application fee is Rs.1500/- to be paid online and the application form to be filled and submitted online. Candidates seeking admission to the PGDM programme 2021-23 at SPJIMR Mumbai should appear in CAT 2020 or GMAT.

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Application Process

  • Step 1: Register
  • Step 2: Fill Personal Information
  • Step 3: Fill in Specialization Preferences
  • Step 4: Complete Academic Details
  • Step 5: Enter Work Experience & Achievements

Step 6: Fill in Competitive Exam Details
Step 7: Tick and Click on Declaration 
Step 8: Make Payment of Application Fee Rs.1500/-    

SPJIMR Mumbai: Eligibility Criteria 2021

  1. To meet the SPJIMR eligibility criteria, an applicant must possess a strong and consistent academic background. Performance in 10th grade, 12th grade and every year of graduation are considered in the SPJIMR selection process.
  2. The candidate must hold a bachelor's degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA
  3. The bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.
  4. A candidate appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.
  5. The Applicant should register and appear for CAT 2020 or GMAT exam and must have scored minimum prescribed score in the entrance exam to become eligible for admission

SPJIMR Mumbai: Complete Admission Process at a glance
Following steps are included in the SPJIMR Mumbai Admission process:

Step 1: Choose Specialization at Application Stage
Carefully register and apply for admission to SPJIMR. While applying, the applicant is required to select two preferences from four specializations offered - Finance, Information Management, Marketing Management and Operations & Supply Chain.

Step 2: Appear in Entrance Exam
The candidate must have appeared or have registered to appear and score the minimum required percentile in CAT or GMAT

Step 3: Shortlist
The first phase includes the candidates, short-listed for Interview round from among the candidates who have excellent profile for early interviews and the second phase includes the candidates shortlisted on the basis of their profile-cum-entrance exam score after declaration of entrance exam result for phase-2 interviews. These candidates must have applied to the programme and must satisfy the eligibility criteria.  

Step 4: Interview Round
After the shortlisting process, group interviews are held in different cities. The final selection is based on a diverse set of attributes which includes profile, performance in entrance exam, performance in interview rounds and work experience among others.

Step 5: Final Admission Offer
Final Admission Offer will be made to the candidates in March/April on the basis of Final Merit Score.

Step by Step Application process

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8 Step Application Process
SPJIMR Mumbai application process can be completed in eight simple steps.

Step 1: Register
Before beginning to register, read the instructions to fill up the form. In the SPJIMR admission application window ‘Apply Now’, you should enter your Name, Email ID and other required details and register.

SPJIMR Application Process 1

Step 2: Personal Information
Login as existing user and fill in all your personal details, address along with other particulars using the verification link emailed to you after you register. You need to click on declaration and should upload the photograph without which you may not proceed to next page. Complete the details and move to next page.

SPJIMR Application Process 2

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Step 3: Specialization Preferences
You need to fill in your specialization preferences in PGDM programme on this page. You should choose two specializations at the application stage.

SPJIMR Application Process 3

Step 4: Academic Details
Next page on SPJIMR application form requires you to fill up all your academic details from class 10 onwards including professional degree. Another key item that you need to fill in is the information on academic break, if any during your academics.

SPJIMR Application Process 4

Step 5: Work Experience & Achievements
If you have work experience after completing your graduation, you should complete it in months on this page. In case of no work experience simply click on ‘No’ and move ahead. Besides, if you are an achiever in any field, you should enter the details of achievements in academics, sports, other extra- curricular activities, at work place among others.

SPJIMR Application Process 5

Step 6: Competitive Exam Details
SPJIMR requires you to provide details of the entrance tests that you have taken - CAT, XAT or GMAT. You are required to tick the correct entrance test and provide the examination ID even if the scores are not available when you fill the form. However, If you have appeared for GMAT, you may enter the scores now.

SPJIMR Application Process 6

Step 7: Declaration 
SPJIMR asks you to carefully read the declaration after you have completed your application form. After this you need to make payment of application fee.  

Declaration 

Step 8: Payment of Application Fee
This is the last step in SPJIMR application form submission. You can make payment through Credit/Debit card, Net Banking among others.

SPJIMR Application Process 7

Diarise SPJIMR Last Date to Apply: Nov 27, 2020

SPJIMR Mumbai does not extend the last date to apply for admission. Please note that SPJIMR application fee is Rs.1500/- which should be paid online along with the submission of online application form latest by November 27, 2020. The Application Form is available on this link.

S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai is a constituent of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. This premier school of management is noted for pedagogic innovations and pioneering programmes, which have helped the institute stand out for its unique and distinctive path in management education. SPJIMR has a sprawling 45 acre campus in the western suburbs of Andheri in Mumbai.

Apart from its flagship two-year Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), SPJIMR also runs a Post Graduate Family Managed Business (PGFMB) programme, the 15-month Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM), the Post Graduate Executive Management Programme (PGEMP), the Global Management Programme (GMP - formerly known as PGCIM), the Post Graduate Programme in Development Management (PGPDM) programme. The institute also runs several short term programmes.

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