SPJIMR's Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) is a two-year, full-time residential programme that is deemed as equivalent to an MBA. It is for candidates who do not have work- experience and those with up to 5 years of work experience. The PGDM admission process begins in September every year. Shortlisted candidates are usually called for an interview in the months of January and February. Final results are announced in March.
To be eligible, an applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA awarded by an institute that is deemed to be as a University in the applicant’s country of residence. 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 degree awarded by an institute/university should be recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)/other appropriate authorities. Students in the final year of graduation can also apply. PGDM Programme accepts the entrance exam scores of CAT and GMAT.
The fee for PGDM batch of 2021-2023 for international students is USD 38,960*. This fee includes tuition fees, hostel/accommodation and Global Fast Track. It does not include cost of travel, boarding, lodging, visa, insurance and incidentals for the Global Fast Track. This fee is subject to revision.
Work experience is not mandatory for applying to the PGDM programme.
The intake of the PGDM programme is 240. An additional 36 seats have been sanctioned for PIO/OCI , children of Indian workers in the Gulf countries and Foreign Nationals. The maximum total intake of the programme is up to 276 seats. NRI applications will be considered at par with the Indian applications.
PGDM (Equivalent to 2 Year Full-Time MBA) is a two-year full-time residential programme for all students. All students
reside on campus.
PGDM programme accepts CAT and GMAT scores.
You will be required to state your two specialisation preferences from the 4 options stated below:
- Operations & Supply Chain
- Information Management
A choice at this stage helps:
- Students develop a clear and sharp focus early on in the programme.
- Achieve segmentation at the time of admission based on differentiated need of the recruiting organisations.
- Broaden the spectrum of recruiters as students graduate.
You will be asked for your 1st and 2nd preference, out of which the 2nd preference is optional.
If you are not shortlisted for your 1st preference, your application will be considered for your 2nd preference. The outcome of the first option will have no bearing on the process for considering the applicant for the second preference.
The first year curriculum aims at strengthening fundamentals in all functional areas of management and provides a holistic perspective of general management. The second year provides inputs in the chosen area of specialisation and is customised to the career focus of students and industry requirements.
A change of specialization option will be provided at the end of the first year on the basis of the candidate’s performance, merit and faculty panel decision.
The form will be available on the online admissions portal from 25th September 2021
The last date to submit the form is 26th November 2021. We however, strongly recommend you to submit the application well in time to avoid any last-minute technical glitches due to traffic congestion.
You can submit your application form without the entrance exam scores, however you will have to enter your exam registration number carefully. You may not have your CAT/GMAT scores by the time you submit the form, hence that is not expected. The submitted application form will be made available again for applicants to update their entrance exam scores after the CAT results are declared.
It is mandatory to submit the GMAT score through GMAC. To send the GMAT official scores, you can search by the PGDM Programme code - 6DQ-MJ-98 or search by “S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research - Post Graduate Diploma in Management”.
The last date for taking the GMAT entrance test is 31st December 2021 for the admission cycle of PGDM 2022-24.
You can pay the application fees online in the following ways through the admission portal:
- Net Banking
- Debit / Credit Card
Queries regarding transaction id or payment non-confirmation can be sent to email@example.com mentioning the following details:
- Applicant’s Username
- Date of payment
- Name of the bank
- Approximate time of payment
- Copy of bank statement showing that the transaction was successful
The documents are required during the Verification process prior to interview. Subsequent document verification also takes place post selection, once the course begins. Academic documents, work experience documents and all achievement and extra-curricular activity details mentioned in the application should be substantiated with proof.
The applicants are required to meet the minimum overall cut off as well as the sectional cutoff in at least one of the entrance exams (CAT/GMAT).
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
The admission process is mentioned in the eligibility document. Please refer the same.
You will be interviewed over an online platform of the institute’s choice.
The interviews are usually held in the month of January and February.
In the second year of the programme, a scholarship of INR 200,000 (about USD 3,000) is granted to the top 30 students, to cover expenses for international exchange.
Several independent organisations offer international scholarships to citizens of select countries. Examples of these organisations can be provided on request.