Frequently asked questions | PGDM (BM)

  • What are the eligibility criteria for the programme?

    To be eligible, applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent (10+2+3) from a recognised university. The applicants must have scored a minimum of 50% or an equivalent CGPA in their graduation. PGDM (BM) programme accepts the entrance exam scores of CAT and GMAT. Fresh graduates and those with a maximum of 5 years of work experience can apply. To check the complete eligibility guidelines, click here

  • What certificate will I receive on completion of the PGDM (BM)?

    SPJIMR’s PGDM (BM) is a two-year, full-time residential programme approved by AICTE. On successfully completing the programme, the participants will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Business Management)

  • What are the benefits from this programme?

    Participants of the PGDM (BM) programme will develop an overview of all functional areas in a holistic manner. This will help participants excel in business decision-making that has an impact spanning multiple departments. Apart from a host of pioneering non-classroom learning initiatives, they get exposed to how businesses operate internationally through international immersion, which includes multiple industrial visits and live projects. The course structure includes case studies, simulations, and role-plays for experiential learning.

    The knowledge of the functional areas will also give them the flexibility to diversify their options in the placement process.

  • What is the difference between the new programme and the existing PGDM programme in terms of curriculum, placements and relevance?

    While PGDM has a specialisation focus, PGDM (BM) offers candidates flexibility to pursue General Management courses in depth with an option to choose minor specialisation and electives of their interest.

    PGDM(BM) participants will go for their Autumn internships, similar to the PGDM participants. Participants of our two-year, full-time programmes will be available to companies participating in campus recruitment.

  • What is the programme fees?

    The fee is INR 24.00 lakhs. This includes tuition fees, basic hostel/accommodation and Global Fast Track (GFT). It does not include the cost of travel, boarding, lodging, visa, insurance and incidentals for the Global Fast Track (GFT). *This fee is subject to revision.

  • What is the total intake of the programme?

    The intake of the programme is limited to 120 seats and is only for Indian nationals. 

  • Is it a residential programme?

    PGDM (BM) is a two-year full-time residential programme. It is mandatory for all participants to reside on campus.

  • What will be the date of commencement of the programme?

    The programme commences in June every year

  • When does the application process for PGDM (BM) begin?

    The form will be available on our website between September to November. To start your application, click here

  • When is the last date to submit the form?

    Candidates can submit the online application form by the end of November.

  • Do we have to choose an area of specialisation while applying for the PGDM (BM) programme? Is it necessary to have work experience to apply for the programme?

    You will not be required to choose an area of specialisation. Work experience is not mandatory for the PGDM (BM) programme. While the shortlisting process will take into account your past work experience, both freshers as well as applicants with less than five years of work experience can apply to the programme. 

  • Which entrance scores does the PGDM (BM) programme accept? What is the qualifying entrance test score for an Indian applicant?

    PGDM (BM) programme accepts CAT and GMAT scores. The applicants are required to meet the minimum overall cut-off and the sectional cut-off in at least one of the entrance exams (CAT/GMAT).

  • Do I need to send my GMAT score card or score report to SPJIMR?

    It is mandatory to submit the GMAT score through GMAC. To send the GMAT official scores, you can search by the PGDM (BM) programme code 6DQ-MJ-68 or search by “S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research – PGDM (Business Management)”

  • How do I pay my application fees?

    You will be prompted to pay the application fees of INR 2000 in the last section of the application form. You can pay the application fees online through the admission portal using the following:

    •   Net Banking
    •   Debit / Credit Card
  • How do I get a loan?

    Various banks provide loans based on the offer letter given by SPJIMR. For updated details, connect with us at

  • Is there any scholarship available?

    The institute offers financial assistance to candidates based on an assessment of merit cum need. A form will need to be completed and submitted to the programme office. Any financial assistance will be made available (subject to approval) only once the programme commences.

  • Who should I contact I have a question regarding the status of the application?

    You can route all your admissions-related queries to You may also login to the application dashboard and raise a ticket for your query by clicking on the “Ask Queries” tab.

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