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SPJIMR invites applications for PGPM Batch 21

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SPJIMR invites applications for PGPM Batch 21


Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), recognised as India’s #1 B-school by the Financial Times Master in Management Ranking 2023, has initiated the application process for enrolment in one of its oldest programmes, the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) for the Class of 2025 (PGPM Batch 21).

SPJIMR’s PGPM is an 18-month, All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) approved programme with a strong legacy spanning over two decades, tailored for working executives. It caters to seasoned professionals with at least three years of work experience and strong domain knowledge, enabling them to transition into broader roles in general management. The programme features ‘RESTART’, an initiative for women candidates seeking to re-enter the workforce after a career break.

Also accredited by The Association of MBAs (AMBA), UK, the PGPM programme is noted for its innovative pedagogical approach. It incorporates established non-classroom initiatives infused with design thinking and a growth mindset, alongside offerings such as international immersion and exchange programmes with globally acclaimed B-schools. With a focus on General Management, the PGPM programme now includes specialisations in Finance, Information Management and Analytics, Sales & Marketing, Operations & Supply Chain, and Human Resource Management. Graduates of the programme witness significant career advancement, with an average rise of 177% in CTC over incoming pay for the Class of 2022.

In a message to aspirants, Dr. Anshul Verma, Chairperson of the PGPM programme, said, “PGPM offers a customisable learning journey aimed at propelling your career forward, with cutting-edge management knowledge and skills. It presents an array of carefully crafted majors and concentrations to align with your individual goals.”

The admissions process for the batch of 2025-26 (Batch 21) began on April 1, 2024, with the deadline for applications set for September 15, 2024. Admissions are conducted in three phases to facilitate early offers to exceptional candidates. The programme is scheduled to commence on December 2, 2024.


Prospective applicants for the PGPM programme must hold a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA in any discipline from a recognised university. They should possess at least three years of relevant work experience at the programme’s commencement. Women who have taken a career break are also eligible to apply under the RESTART Initiative, provided they have a minimum of two years of career break and three years of full-time work experience.

Candidates may submit their application with a valid GMAT or CAT score, with the deadline for GMAT scores being September 30, 2024.

Selection Process

Applicants will be shortlisted based on their profiles, which will be evaluated considering the following criteria:

  • Academic record
  • Relevance of work experience to the chosen specialisation
  • Versatility and achievements

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Aspirants should complete the application form via the online admissions portal at https://spjimr-pgpm.nopaperforms.com/

For important dates, please refer to: https://www.spjimr.org/course/post-graduate-programme-in-management-pgpm/admissions/


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