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BVB's S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) is a premier school of management and is ranked amongst the ‘Top10 B-schools in India’. Among its reputed management programmes is included the one year MBA equivalent programme - Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM). The programme is designed as a ‘Career Accelerator’ for executives with 5 years of work experience. The admission process for batch 2021 is currently open till August 31
SPJIMR PGPM (1 Year MBA) Admissions 2020

BVB's S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) is a premier school of management and is ranked amongst the ‘Top10 B-schools in India’. It is noted for its pedagogic innovations and pioneering programmes, which have helped the institute, stand out for its unique and distinctive path in management education.  

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Top Ranked Internationally Accredited B-School

  • Offers highly reputed programmes like the two-year PGDM, Global Management Programme (GMP) and the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM).
  • Has earned coveted global accreditations by AACSB International in 2018
  • One of the only 5 Indian B-schools to be ranked in the ‘Global Top 200 B-schools’ by the QS Global MBA Rankings 2020
  • Ranked 5 in MBAUniverse.com B-School Ranking 2020
  • Ranked 4 among top B-schools in Business Today Rankings 2019

SPJIMR offers a one year MBA equivalent programme called the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) for professionals. The programme is designed as a ‘Career Accelerator’ for executives with five years’ of work experience. The admission process for batch 2021 is currently open. 

PGPM: A Career Accelerator
PGPM is an AICTE approved programme, having a one year full time, residential component, preceded by a 3 month off campus blended web learning component. As per AICTE rules, on successful completion of the Programme, the participants are awarded a ‘Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Executive)’.

On reviewing the academic rigour, batch profile, placements and other parameters, we find that SPJIMR’s1 year PGPM is at par with the 1 Year MBA programmes offered by ISB Hyderabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Calcutta. Hence, SPJIMR’s PGPM is also referred to as a 1 Year MBA programme in this article. A short comparison of SPJIMR with top one year MBA programmes by IIMs and ISB is below.

SPJIMR PGPM vs Top 1 Year MBA Programs
SPJIMR one year PGPM is among the top five one year MBA programmes offered in India.

Top One Year MBA College&Programme Name    
Programme Fee in Rs.
Average Placement in Rs.
Average GMAT Score
IIM Bangalore: Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)
IIM Ahmedabad: Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)
ISB Hyderabad: Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
IIM Calcutta: Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPEx)
SPJIMR Mumbai: Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)

SPJIMR PGPM Admission 2020 Key Facts
This article will cover information in detail with the latest facts:

  1. Key strengths
  2. PGPM placements
  3. Fees
  4. Seats
  5. Eligibility and minimum work experience
  6. Admission process, last date to apply
  7. Programme overview
  8. Comparison with ISB, Top IIMs

Key strengths:

  • SPJIMR is AICTE approved and accredited by AACSB and AMBA.
  • International Immersion with top ranked Global Ivy League B-Schools (Cornell University, Michigan State University & University of Texas at Austin) wherein international alumni status is awarded on completion of the immersion.
  • Multiple Specialisations available - Information Management/Operations & Supply Chain/Marketing/Finance.
  • Operates from its campus in Mumbai and Delhi.( PGPM is currently offered only at the Mumbai campus)
  • Curriculum based on a unique blend of eastern ethos and western practices.

PGPM has consistently recorded excellent placements. The Class of 2019 was no exception! The average salary of the batch stood at INR 18.40 LPA. The batch saw participation from 69 companies, including many new companies.

Key highlights of SPJIMR PGPM Placements 2019 are:

  • Average Salary: Rs.18.40 LPA
  • Highest Salary: Rs.43.06 LPA
  • Top Recruiters: Accenture, Adani, Capegemini, Google, Atos Syntel, Swiggy, JDA, Vector Consulting, Udaan, Sapient, PWC, Genpact, HDFC Bank, Johnson & Johnson, HSBC, Mu Sigma, Experian, KPMG, Infosys, IBM, TCS, Mphasis.

PGPM Fees for Batch 2020-21 is Rs. 19,60,000, which includes on campus accommodation & International Immersion with SC Johnson School of Business (Cornell University), Eli Broad School of Business (Michigan State University), and McCombs School of Business (University of Texas at Austin). 

The current batch size is 117.

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Programme Architecture
The programme is targeted at professionals with minimum five years of work experience. The programme offers specialization in Information Management, Operations, Marketing and Finance.

The programme comprises two phases:

  1. Three months Blended Web Learning (Off Campus)
  2. Twelve months full time residential learning (On campus). This will consist of two semesters of six months each.

The PGPM semester-1 will focus on core courses and non classroom activities. The semester-2 will concentrate on the specialization based on your interests. International Immersion is an integral part of semester two. It gives you an opportunity to pursue advanced courses in your chosen area of specialization with a top global B-school. Post International Immersion, a participant has the option of choosing credit courses from an array of electives which equips him to align the learning with career objectives.

SPJIMR One Year PGPM Admissions 2020
Before you go through the SPJIMR one year PGPM admission process, please note the important dates for admission and application process.

Important dates

1 Year PGPM Admission Activity
Applications Open for PGPM Admission
Currently open
Last Date to Apply for application
August 31, 2020
GMAT/CAT/XAT Score submission last date
September 30, 2020
Programme Commencement with Online Blended Web learning
Mid October 2020

Admissions Process
The admission process has been created keeping in mind the requirements of executives. Here are key highlights. 

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Rolling Process
PGPM offers the facility of rolling admissions. Generally there is a long waiting period between applying for a B school and hearing back from the B-schools to which you apply as applications are judged after the deadlines. With rolling admissions at SPJIMR, your application will be examined as soon as it is received. The result is that you are likely to hear from SPJIMR much in advance.

Early Offers
Along with rolling admissions, SPJIMR extends early offers to exceptionally bright candidates. This implies that if you are an outstanding candidate, you have an offer letter from PGPM, even before the last date of accepting applications has elapsed. Rolling admissions and early offers help you plan your transition from a full time job to a B-school smoothly.

Interviews take place throughout the admission cycle, from the month of February to August in the cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, and Kolkata. The candidate, if short listed for the interview, would have the choice of opting for one of the interview venues. Candidates living abroad at the time of being short listed, have the option of appearing for the interview over SKYPE.

Selection Process

  • Step-1: Submit online application and pay application fees
  • Step-2: Candidates will be Shortlisted on the basis of the minimum eligibility criteria and details in the application form
  • Step-3: Call for interviews are sent for shortlisted candidates to be held at preferred choice among select locations. Skype interview facility is available for the candidates working abroad
  • Step-4: Case Study Analysis and Group Discussion: Candidates are given a short essay/case to study and note down their points and/or solutions as per their comprehension and understanding of the given essay/case. Post this the 4-5 candidates are grouped to further discuss the essay/case at hand and come up with unanimous solution/analysis.
  • Step-5: Personal Interview: Each candidate will go through at least two rounds of interviews in addition to the above. The first round of interview is to understand the link between candidates’s chosen area of specialisation and their work experience. The second round of interview is to understand the candidate’s overall fit with the PGPM programme and with SPJIMR’s values and culture. The process seeks to delve in to the candidate’s future goals, personality aspects, and communication skills. 
  • Step-6: Final merit list is declared
  • Step-7: Selected candidates are required to make payment of fees
  • Step-8: Programme commences in mid-October

Eligibility Criteria for the Class of 2021

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant (full time) work experience as on December 31, 2020.
  • A GMAT/CAT/XAT score (Can be submitted after the interview process)
  • A consistent academic record
  • SPJIMR will accept scores for GMAT exam taken between August 15, 2017 and August 31, 2020 or CAT scores for years of 2017/2018/2019 or XAT scores for years of 2018/2019/2020.
    ​SPJIMR does not conduct a separate entrance exam. Entrance to PGPM course is through CAT/XAT/GMAT. 

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