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The SPJIMR PGPM is a one year full-time residential programme, with 3 months of web learning and 12 months of campus learning. As a career accelerator, the programme leverages on the participants’ past experiences and aims to create and nurture value-based future leaders.

Candidates are selected on the basis of factors such as:

  • CAT/XAT /GMAT® score
  •  Academic performance,
  • Work experience
  • Personal interviews.
  • Relevance and pertinence of the candidate’s Statement of Purpose
  • Quality of the professional recommendations submitted by the candidate 

Candidates need to demonstrate intellectual curiosity, leadership potential and the determination to succeed.

(details for the 2017-18 batch have not been released as yet. While it is assumed that the admissions cycle will follow a similar calendar, IMS will upload the relevant information as soon as it is available)

Applications are to be made online only. The application-processing fee is Rs 1,200. It can be paid either by credit card/debit card or net banking or Demand Draft favouring 'S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research' payable at Mumbai.

Rolling Process

PGPM offers the facility of Rolling Admissions. Mostly, you have to wait for a long time to hear back from the schools to which you apply. Schools do not start judging applications until the final deadline is up. With rolling admissions, your application will be examined as soon as it is received. The result is that you are likely to hear from us much in advance.

Early Offers

Along with Rolling Admissions, PGPM 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 School smoother.

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. The SKYPE interview is held as per institute’s timings (IST).

Admissions Calendar

Last date to apply July 31, 2016
Last date to submit GMAT® score August 15, 2016
Commencement of 3 month of online blended web learning Module Mid October 2016
Commencement of the One year, Residential Programme First week of January 2017.

Interview Schedule

Dates* Venue*
May 6 & 7, 2016 Mumbai
June 3 & 4, 2016 Mumbai
June 18 & 19, 2016 Bengaluru
June 25 & 26, 2016 Delhi
July 23 & 24, 2016 Kolkata
*The above dates and venue are subject to modifications.

(the years of the test and work ex eligibility will change according to the intake)

The Candidate must fulfill the following criteria:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant (full time) work experience as on December 31, 2016.
  • A GMAT®/CAT/XAT score*
  • A Consistent academic record

*The program accepts scores for (a) GMAT® exam taken between August 15, 2013 and August 15, 2016 or (b)CAT scores for years of 2013/2014/2015 or (c) XAT scores for years of 2014/2015/2016. You can submit your GMAT® Scores through GMAC [GMAT® code: 6DQ-MJ-12]. The last date for submission of GMAT® scores is August, 15, 2016.

(subject to change according to the intake)

Particulars *Fee Details (In Rs.)
Admission Fees 50,000
Tuition Fees 7,80,000
**Computer / IT service fee 50,000
Library & Database fee
Reading Material, Books (stationary)
Development Fee 50,000
Placement fee 40,000
# Hostel fees / accommodation fees 80,000
***International Immersion 300,000 (includes tuition fees ,visa fees, insurance and accommodation)
TOTAL 13,50,000

*The given fee structure/detail is subject to revision
** Does not include e-mail, print-outs and other consumables
***Does not include international air travel, airport transfer, food and incidental is approximately Rs.1,50,000/- (to be paid as per actuals)
# The amount mentioned is an indicative amount that is chargeable on the rooms. Additional amount will be chargeable depending on the choice of room and availability

Cost of Laptop (to be borne & purchased by the participant)

Mess Charges (to be paid on actual directly to the mess contractor)

Cost for DOCC (to be paid as per actual) is about Rs.10,000/- To Rs.20,000/-. This covers a modest accommodation, train fare and food.

Mediclaim Policy & Valid Passport (To be produced at the time of On-Campus registration)

The class consists of 136 exceptional individuals.

Work Experience profile

  • Average work experience of the class is 7 years
  • 85% of the batch has work experience between 5-6 years
  • 15% of the batch has work experience between 9-12 years

International work experience profile

  • 37% of participants have international work experience
  • Average international work experience is 1.9 years

Function Wise Profile

  • IT - 29%
  • BSFI – 14%
  • Power & Energy – 11%
  • Automobile – 11%
  • Manufacturing – 8%
  • Telecom – 6%
  • Supply Chain – 3%
  • Retail – 3%
  • Others 15%

Application Form:

The application form is a very important component of thevapplication.  Every word in the application is vital and the overall presentation of the application forms should not be overlooked. IMS Experts will review your vapplication form to ensure that messaging is consistent and presentation on target.

Application Essays:

Candidates v are required to submit application essays. It is through these documents that vadmissions committee understands your story, your thought process and your ambitions. Your Statement of Purpose and Application Essays should cover the following themes:

  1. Your career goals
  2. Your accomplishments
  3. Your leadership potential
  4. Your ability to collaborate with people
  5. Your strengths and weaknesses.

You are evaluated on the basis of the impact you have – showcased via your essays. Your essays are a way for you to talk to the admissions committee and make a compelling case for your candidature.

Letters of Recommendation (LOR’s):

It is via your recommendation letters that admissions committee gets an evaluation of your candidacy from a third party perspective. Your recommenders assess you on the following aspects:

  1. Your goals
  2. Your accomplishments
  3. Your leadership ability
  4. Your  teamwork ability
  5. Your analytical aptitude
  6. Your fit with the program

Your recommendations have to be in synchronization with what you showcase in your application essays.

Test Scores:

The SPJIMR PGPM  accepts the GMAT®, CAT and XAT scores.

  • Highest domestic CTC offered increasing to a remarkable INR 28.77 LPA
  • The IT & ITES Industry made highest number of offers. The leading industries, to name a few, included Amazon Web services, Accenture, Cognizant, IBM, Infosys, TCS who participated in The Consulting sector was the second largest
  • The placement process. recruiter from companies including PWC, KPMG, EY, McKinsey, ZS Associates and Global e Procure
  • Consistent engagement with manufacturing among others. companies led to offers from L&T, Renault, Sabmiller. Banks & Financial institutions like ICICI, JP Morgan, Product Companies like Zynga and eCompanies such as Flipkart made offers as well
  • Telecom Companies like Vodafone, Ericson commerce companies like Flipkart made offers too. RelianceJio & Startup companies like Pepperfry, Nazara Technologies made offers to the participants too.

Recruitment Companies

Anthellio Google India Reliance Industries Ltd
Atos Consulting Hero Moto Corp Renoir Consulting
Accenture Strategy HT Campus Renault India
Bharti Walmart ICICI Bank Sapient Consulting Ltd
Brillio Technologies Intellecap Siemens India
BMGI 3I Infotech Sodexo
Capstone India JP Morgan Services India Syntel
CMS Computers Limited JDA Software Sutherland Global Services
Cognizant Business Consulting &   Cognizant Technology KPMG advisory services Tata Consultancy Services
Dark frames L&T Infotech Taxiforsure
Dell International services McKinsey Trident group
Ericsson Global Services Pvt Ltd. Musigma Vodafone India
Ess DEE Aluminium Ltd McKinsey Knowledge Center Zinnov Consulting
Fleet Ship NewT Global ZS Associates
Frost & Sulivan Prime Focus Technologies Zynga
Genpact PepperFry

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