GCPE: a fast-track entrepreneurship programme

The Graduate Certificate Programme in Entrepreneurship (GCPE) is a one-of-a-kind, experiential programme in entrepreneurship designed especially for those with an entrepreneurial streak. GCPE aims to foster entrepreneurship that makes a difference among youth (undergraduates / fresh graduates of any discipline). This entrepreneurship development programme is specifically tailored to help young, aspiring student entrepreneurs get a head start in India’s booming start-up ecosystem.

GCPE seeks to act as the catalyst in the transformation of youth by creating and nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset among them. The entrepreneurship development programme offers an opportunity for profile building and helps differentiate participants’ CVs 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 GCPE seeks to act as the catalyst in the transformation of youth through creating and nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset among them. Watch Prof. Tulsi Jayakumar, SPJIMR CFBE Executive Director, share insights about the programme.

GCPE’s Target Audience

The GCPE is a curated offering targeted at bright undergraduates and fresh graduates (from any discipline) who possess an entrepreneurial streak. If you keep track of and are excited by the idea of being a part of the startup ecosystem or even contribute to innovations within corporate India, then the GCPE is the programme you are looking for!


  • It will allow you to explore the entrepreneurship space in India at a young age or even get a headstart in India’s start-up ecosystem and unleash a new “you”.
  • It will allow you to be a part of India’s premier B-School and Build networks with like-minded individuals and the community of entrepreneurs associated with SPJIMR’s CFBE
  • Access to mentoring and funding networks through vRddhi-a unique venture accelerator platform launched by CFBE
  • Access to incubation facilities post-programme with Sardar Patel Technology Business Incubator SP-TBI (sptbi.com), located within the Bhavan’s campus. Andheri. Incubation facilities are subject to terms & conditions of SP-TBI
  • Opportunity to network with entrepreneurs from the startup ecosystem and family business ecosystem and participate in seminars and workshops like Beta start
  • It offers you an opportunity to build your profile and help you differentiate your CV for better career prospects
  • It offers you an opportunity to upskill yourself through cultivating a wide range of essential skills required for entrepreneurial endeavours, academic and professional pursuits
  • It provides you with the convenience of learning over the weekend, and at a price which can only be called a “steal deal”
  • You receive a Certificate of Participation from SPJIMR’s CFBE

GCPE Salient Features

  • Led by top practitioner faculty of SPJIMR with hands-on experience in entrepreneurship
  • Curriculum and pedagogy designed to foster and nurture entrepreneurial intent and a business creation mindset.
  • Conducted over one month during weekends on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings
  • Deliver at the end of 1 month: “The most terrific business idea” to solve “The wickedest problems that India faces” with mentoring hours for the Final Presentation
  • A SPark Tank to evaluate the in-house ‘sparks’ on the business ideas
  • Conducted in a Hybrid mode, with two days on campus (participants can exercise the option of doing these online as well)
  • Opportunity to receive mentoring from SPJIMR faculty even after the programme
  • Opportunity to meet and build networks with like-minded individuals and the community of entrepreneurs associated with SPJIMR.
  • On completion of the programme, refund of a partial fee to successful participants (see details in the Programme Structure section)

SPJIMR Advantage

  • SPJIMR, a top ten B-School in India, has pioneered the MBA programme for Family Managed Businesses for over 25 years.
  • SPJIMR is among five founding members of the National Entrepreneurship Network initiated by the US-based Wadhwani Foundation to promote entrepreneurship in India.
  • SPJIMR’s faculty is a mix of accomplished academicians with extensive industry exposure and includes teaching entrepreneurs from small and medium enterprises.
  • SPJIMR has been consistently ranked amongst India’s Top 5 B-schools by various reputed international and national B-school surveys. It is recognised by Financial Times Masters in Management (FT MiM) Rankings 2023 as the #1 B-school in India and #40 in the world.

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Programme Dates

Dates of the Programme
Month Dates
Jun’ 24 2 ( Sun ) 8 – 9 ( Sat & Sun ) 22 – 23 ( Sat & Sun ) 29 – 30 ( Sat & Sun )
Jul’ 24 13 – 14 ( Sat & Sun )


Programme Fees

INR 25000 plus GST. A sum of INR 15000 shall be given as scholarship to the participant upon successful completion of the programme, which requires a minimum of 80% attendance and presenting the final presentation.

The fee can be paid in full on admission or in instalments as below:

  • Registration Fee – INR 5000 + GST (18%) (To be paid at the time of admission)
  • Balance Fee – INR 20000 + GST (18%) (To be paid by April 30, 2024)

Programme Structure

  • Conducted over one month during weekends on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings
  • Batch size- 50
  • Timings- Saturdays- 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm and Sundays- 9.30 am to 1.00 pm (tentative)

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