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SPJIMR Mumbai opens PGCDM Program Admission 2012

S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research ( SPJIMR ), Mumbai invites applications for admission in to Post Graduate Certificate in Development Management program commencing in the session 2013.

PGCDM seeks a diverse set of participants ranging from the development, corporate and the public sectors :

  • Development of practitioners, who aspire to rise in the hierarchy and take up responsible management roles in NGOs.
  • Employees of government departments related to social welfare, rural development and sustainability issues.
  • Those who aspire to take up employment with funding organisations.
  • Corporate intending to prepare talented employees for developing inclusive business strategies.
  • Professionals undertaking socially relevant activities through the CSR initiatives directly or through partner NGOs.

Eligibility :

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University with minimum of two years of work experience.

Selection Procedure :

Candidates will be selected based on personal interview and relevant experiences.

How to Apply :

  • The Application form can be downloaded from the official website of http://www.spjimr.org/pgcdm/pdf/PGCDM_app_form.pdf
  • Processing fee is ₹ 500 to be paid by Credit Card, Net Banking or Demand Draft favouring ‘S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research’ payable at Mumbai and addressed to the Centre for Education in Social Sector, SPJIMR

Contact Details :

Prof Rukaiya Joshi,
Chairperson PGCDM,
S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research,
Munshi Nagar, Dodabhai Road, Andheri ( W ),
Mumbai – 400058.
Phone : 022 – 61454246.

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A Management Course especially for Women

For Indian households, traditionally, managing family business has been the domain of male members of the house. The scenario, though, is fast changing with an increasing number of women involving themselves in family owned businesses.

In keeping with this trend, the Family Managed Business ( FMB ) department of SP Jain Institute of Management and Research ( SPJIMR ) has recently introduced a progamme – Women Manager Programme ( WMP ) – tailor made for women looking to involve themselves in family businesses. The programme aims to help women from business families to learn and understand business concepts with equal weightage on family and business issues.

Parimal Merchant, director, Family Managed Business, shares the idea behind this programme, “Women from business families face a peculiar position. Traditionally, they are not expected to work and tend to spend a good amount of their time parenting. In the process, their exposure to the world is limited. Once the children grow up, there is a vacuum in their lives.

Family businesses, on the other hand, need talent and 50 per cent of the family talent, in the form of talent in women, remains untapped. Now that business has become gender-neutral, time – neutral and location-neutral, the possibility for women playing a stronger role in their family’s business has increased.

The programme provides management inputs to these women to help them contribute in thinking for the business.” The curriculum covers all subjects required for understanding business, family dynamics and individual. It is oriented to get required knowledge to be able to interact with subject specialists. It aims to broaden the perspectives to include global as well as growth dimensions.

Merchant informs, “WMP is a value addition certificate programme where participants gain knowledge about business, family dynamics and self. They learn about these dimensions in general, about applicability in their own situation in particular and eventually making a plan of how each of these dimensions will evolve in next three years.

They gain skills of asking the right questions, communication, numbers, computers etc. Finally the programme strengthens appropriate attitudes, builds confidence, conviction, courage and compassion within students.”

Spread over 12 months, the programme gives participants a theoretical as well as practical understanding of business by allowing them to apply the concepts learnt in the classroom in their businesses. Women looking to enroll for the programme should be above 35 years of age and should have an inclination to run business.

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SP Jain One Year MBA Program

SPJIMR ( S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research ), Mumbai has sent its one-year PGPM (Post Graduate Program in Management) batch for a 3-week International Immersion to the McCombs School of University of Texas, Austin. US News & World Report has ranked McCombs School as one of the top 5 B-schools. Moreover, the Operations Management batch is visiting Michigan State University, which is also among the top 5 B-schools in US for advanced Supply Chain Management.

The International Immersion aims at providing in-depth and advanced knowledge to the students in their domain of specialization. The institute is experimenting a different model for its Finance and Marketing specialization students. SPJIMR has invited expert faculty from Imperial College London, Cambridge University, Hult and City University to conduct advance courses in Finance and Marketing.

The features of international immersion include – advanced coursework, industry visits to Dell Computers, UPS logistics hub and Pentland Brands.

The students along with their faculty members of respective specialization have been sent on international immersion. This will attract a good blend of global faculty into the PGPM program. The immersion started on September 24, 2012 and will go on till October 12, 2012. After returning from the visit, students will be required to pursue elective across specializations, concluding the program in December this year.

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IIM Rohtak and SPJIMR bag top 3 prizes at RMAI Awards

Indian Institute of Management-Rohtak ( IIM-Rohtak ) and SPJIMR ( SP Jain Institute of Management and Research ) won top 3 prizes at the sixth edition of Ayurvet RMAI Awards for ‘Best summer projects in rural marketing’ held by the RMAI ( Rural Marketing Association of India  in New Delhi on September 27, 2012.

First prize was won by Ranjan Dobal of SPJIMR followed by Santosh Kumar Gupta and Pranit Upadhyay of IIM Rohtak who won the second and third prizes respectively.

Dobal gave a presentation on ‘Value chain intervention – Self sustainable business models. Gupta’s project was based on ‘Rural electrification’ while Upadhyay made a presentation on ‘A study on rural marketing and distribution in India’.

The aim of appreciating these summer projects is to develop interest among students for pursuing career in rural marketing. This year around 84 applications were received from B-schools against 52 entries of 2011. These B-schools included IIM-Bangalore, IIM-Ahmedabad, IIM-Lucknow, IIM-Kozhikode, IIM-Shillong, IIM-Rohtak, MICA and SPJIMR.

Other participants ranked in top ten include – Sunil Singh of IIM-Lucknow who presented a report on ‘Samrudh Krishi – IT lead advisory service for grape farmers’ by Rallis, Radhika Nijhawan ( IIFT Delhi ) on ‘Operation Nano – Van operation in rural Maharashtra’, Padma N (IIM Indore) on ‘Developing business model for pulses co-operative’, Mayank Khulbe ( IIM Lucknow) on ‘Developing the market strategies for ramping up sales volumes of research wheat in Bareilly region’, Peeyush Somwanshi ( IIM Kozhikode ) on ‘Enhancing returns from low-utility towers’, Shreya Srinath ( SPJIMR ) on ‘To build a sustainable model for mitigation environmental degradation in the Sundarbans and Ratin Duggal (IIFT Delhi) on ‘A study on FMCG company distributor’s best practices in lower POP group market’.

The jury comprised of Sanjeev Shukla, General Manager, Hero Motocorp; RV Rajan, Chairman, Anugrah Madison Adveritsing and Founder Member of RMAI; Prof Chander Sabharwal, Professor at Institute of Management Technology ( IMT ) and Managing Director of Corp Health Products. Only top 10 participants out of 84 entries were called for presenting their projects. MBA Universe and exchange4media Group were the media partners for the occasion. The trophy was sponsored by Ayurvet while the title sponsor was Crompton Greaves.

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SPJIMR, Mumbai concludes Final Placements 2012

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan‘s S P Jain Institute of Management and Research ( SPJIMR ), has recently been ranked as the 16th best B – school in the Asia pacific region by global 200 rankings. This apart, SPJIMR has regularly been ranked in the top 10 best B-Schools in India.

SPJIMR enjoys a good reputation with the industry for the quality managers that it nurtures through a unique pedagogic approach.

This year, deposits edgy markets, SPJIMR set new records and completed another successful season of placements for the PGDM class of 2012. SPJIMR witnessed 81 companies queuing up to hire participants from the class of 2012. The average salary increased to 15.46 lacs, a phenomenal increase over last year.

Over 51.43% PGDM students received PPOs ( pre – placement offers ) and pre placement interviews through autumns internships at top corporate houses, some of which included Microsoft, P & G, TAS, HUL, Nestle, J&J Consumer, Intel, Palmolive, Citibank, Colgate, J&J Medical, General Electric, McKinsey, HT Media, Britannia, Flipkart, HSBC, Aditya Birla Group, GSK, JP Morgan, Reckitt Benckiser, JM Financial, Miebach Consulting,

Apart from the regular recruiters, 17 new companies visited the campus which included big giants such as Google+, Barclays, Flipkart and Pepsi. Among other top recruiters hiring students this year included the names such as Asian Paints, Accenture Management Consulting, Marico, GSK, PRTM-PwC, Standard Chartered Bank, HCCB, Bharti Airtel, Deloitte, Kraft, ICRA, Edelweiss, Castrol, HCL Technologies, and Nomura.

Statistics :

S.No.SpecialtyNo.of Questions
1Human Biology ( Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry )30
2Applied Pathology, Microbiology and Pharmacology30
3Medicine and Allied Sciences 30
4Surgery and Allied Sciences30
5Obstetrics and Gynaecology30
6Community Medicine including basic statistic and research methodology30

Key Highlights :

  • 51% of the batch has offers of ₹ 15 lacs and more.
  • 75% of the batch has salaries of ₹ 13 lacs and more.
  • The medium salary for the batch of 176 students was 15.25 lacs.
  • Foreign offers were made by Deloitte Malaysia.

Sector-Wise Break up :

General Management :

The top market players in general management sector such as Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Administrative Services, Reliance Power, RIL ( Reliance Industries Limited ), and RPG Group extended 18 offers for various middle management roles. The profiles included close coordination with CXOs and applying business understanding in all related domains.

Consulting/IT Consulting :

Top consulting companies such as Ernst & Young, Accenture, TSMG, PRTM, CEB, Capegemini, Cognizant, Deloitte, Vector Consulting and Bristleone visited the campus and hired 19% of the students. Different roles offered by the consulting companies included operations, financial advisory, IT consulting and strategic consulting.

Finance :

While other B-schools report decline in the number of BFSI companies visiting their campuses, more than 1/5th of SPJIMR PGDM students received offers from BFSI sector. Some of the major financial sector players visiting the campus included Yes Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Nomura, Barclays, JP Morgan, Citibank, Axis Bank, SBI Caps, Deutsche Bank and Edelweiss.


Big shots such as Unilever, General Electric and Citibank offered corporate IT roles while IT companies such as Google+, HCL and Microsoft made offers for sales profiles to the students. Global IT companies such as HP, NetApp, Wipro Consulting and Directi also visited the campus to hire students.

Marketing and Operations :

This year some of the top FMCG companies visited the campus to offer marketing profiles to 27% of the Marketing and Operations students. Some of the big giants in FMCG sector offering roles in Marketing, Supply Chain and Sales included P&G, HUL, Nestle, Asian Paints, Kraft, J&J Consumer, PepsiCo, GSK, J&J Medical groups, Britannia, Reckitt Benckiser, HCCB, Marico, L’Oreal, Wipro, Nivea and Nokia.

While other business schools in India including younger IIMs are striving hard to attract the recruiters to their campuses, SPJIMR has made a big achievement by placing 100% of its batch. This exhibits the strength of corporate relationship of the institute with the regular recruiters as well as the first time recruiters visiting the campus.

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SPJIMR Mumbai PGDM Program Admission

S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research ( SPJIMR ), Mumbai invites applications for admission in to Post Graduate Diploma in Management program commencing in the session 2012.

The Program is offered in :

  • Finance
  • Manufacturing & Operations
  • Marketing
  • Information Management

Eligibility :

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University.

Selection Procedure :

Candidates will be selected based on CAT / XAT / GMAT Score, personal interview.

How to Apply :

  • The Application form can be downloaded from the official website of http://admissions.spjimr.org/pgdm/application_form.asp
  • The filled application form along with a demand draft of ₹ 1200 / – in favor of S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research payable at Mumbai should be submitted to the below address.

Important Date :

Last Date for submission of application form is 30th November, 2012.

Contact Details :

The Admissions Coordinator,
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s,
S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research,
Munshi Nagar, Dadabhai Road,
Andheri ( W ), Mumbai – 400058.
Phone : 022 – 26237454.

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SPJIMR Concludes Autumn Placements 2012

SPJIMR ( SP Jain Institute of Management and Research ) has completed its autumn placement for 2012. Reputed firms such as P&G, HUL, RB and GSK visited the campus for hiring the interns. Overall 47 companies visited the campus to hire 162 students and placed 183 internship offers. In 2011, 42 recruiters had participated in the placement process.

The first time visitors included ConAgra, Accenture Management Consultants, Schlumberger, Texas Instruments and Kraft.

A multinational firm in BFSI ( banking, financial services, insurance ) sector placed the maximum internship offer of ₹ 1,60,000 for the duration of 2 months. The average offer made was ₹ 80,000 for 2 months.

Sources from the institute revealed that the placement process this year was affected by the economic crisis. Companies had decreased hiring owing to the market slowdown. Some regular visitors did not participate in the process at all while many had decreased the number of students hired.

Reputed firms from various sectors visited the SPJIMR campus which included firms from IT, financial services, FMCG, investment banking, manufacturing, private equity, e – commerce, healthcare & pharmaceuticals, consulting and media. FMCG sector emerged as a major recruiter hiring 37% of the students with bigwigs including P&G, HUL, Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, Pepsi and Reckitt Benckiser participating in the process.

A total of 14 students chose offers from out of the autumn placement process.


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