The Graduate Certification Programme in Entrepreneurship (GCPE) is a part of the Centre for Family Business & Entrepreneurship (CFBE) – one of SPJIMR’s four Centres of Practice. The Centre has played a pioneering role in fostering and nurturing entrepreneurship among family businesses and start-ups.

Designed especially for those with an entrepreneurial streak, the GCPE programme is a course aimed at fostering entrepreneurship that makes a difference among youth (undergraduates / fresh graduates of any discipline). This programme is specifically tailored and curated to help young, aspiring student entrepreneurs to get a head start in India’s booming start-up ecosystem. The GCPE programme seeks to act as the catalyst in the transformation of youth by creating and nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset among them.

The programme offers an opportunity for profile building and helps differentiate participant’s CV for better career prospects, including higher education. GCPE is an invaluable programme to help cultivate a wide range of essential skills for success in both entrepreneurial endeavours and academic & professional pursuits.


The objective of GCPE is to help give young student entrepreneurs a headstart in India’s booming start-up ecosystem. Watch Dr. Tulsi Jayakumar, SPJIMR CFBE Executive Director, share insights about the programme.

GCPE Salient Features

  • Hybrid mode: Conducted over two months during weekends on select Friday , Saturday and Sundays without disturbing the undergraduate academic schedule.
  • A curated “language of entrepreneurship” put together by experts in the entrepreneurship space.
  • Led by practitioner faculty with hands-on experience in entrepreneurship.
  • Curriculum and pedagogy designed to foster and nurture entrepreneurial intent and a business creation mindset.
  • Interact with a team of entrepreneurially-oriented “You” s.
  • Deliver at the end of 2 months: “The Most Terrific Business Idea” to solve “The Wickedest Problems that India faces”.
  • Mentoring hours for the Final Presentation.
  • A SPark Tank to evaluate the in-house ‘sparks’ on the business ideas.
  • Build and strengthen the participant’s profile.

GCPE Benefits

  • An opportunity to unleash a new “you”.
  • Build networks with like-minded individuals and the community of entrepreneurs associated with SPJIMR
  • Upskilling opportunities to start your own business
  • Certificate of Participation from India’s premier B-school
  • Opportunity to differentiate your CV for better career prospects, including higher education

Dates of the Programme

Dates of the Programme
Month Dates
May’23 26, 27, 28 (Fri-Sun)
June’23 2, 3, 4 (Fri-Sun) 9, 10, 11 (Fri-Sun) 17 & 18 (Sat-Sun) 24 & 25 (Sat-Sun)

Programme Schedule

  • Conducted over two months during weekends on select Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • Timings- Fridays and Saturdays- 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm and Sundays- 9.30 am to 1.00 pm
  • Programme fee- INR 60000, plus GST

Participant’s profile

  • An undergraduate / fresh graduate (from any stream) enrolled in any college, with an entrepreneurial streak and is comfortable with English.
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