Frequently asked questions

  • What are the eligibility criteria for the programme?

    A candidate applying for the PGPDM:

    • Should be a graduate (in any discipline) from a recognised institution/university
    • Should have a minimum of two years of relevant work experience
    • Should have basic proficiency in computers and comfortable with English as it is the medium of instruction
  • What is the programme fee?

    Participants from Corporates / International NGOs
    INR 300,000 (Three Lakh only) + GST as applicable.
    Payment terms: In advance – 2 options
    • Full payment of INR 300,000
    • Term-wise payment: INR 100,000 + GST as applicable x 3 Terms
    Participants from NGOs
    INR 150,000 (One Lakh Fifty Thousand only) + GST as applicable.
    Payment terms: In advance – 3 options
    • Full payment INR 150,000
    • Term-wise payment: INR 50,000 + GST as applicable x 3 Terms.
    • Equal Monthly Instalments (EMI) – INR 16,100 per month for 11 months. The first EMI will have to be paid to confirm the admission & for the remaining 10 EMIs, post-dated cheques will have to be submitted on the day of reporting on-campus.

    Discount in fee:

    • Two or more persons joining from the same NGO will get a concession of INR 5000 each.
  • Is it a residential programme?

    The programme is modular and enables participants to continue working at their current organisations. Delivered over six contact periods of two weeks each, only the first and the last contacts held on SPJIMR’s Mumbai campus are residential. The remaining four contacts are delivered online on weekends and weekdays afternoons/evenings.

  • Is it necessary to have work experience to apply for the programme?

    Yes, the applicant should have a minimum of two years of work experience in the social sector. Those who do not work in the social sector while applying but intend to transition to social sector should have minimum two years’ experience in any sector and most importantly passion to work in social sector and skills which can be transferred to social sector. 

  • When does the application process begin?

     In January for the summer batch and in July for the winter batch.

  • When is the last date to submit the form?

    Please keep visiting our admissions tab on our program website for the details

  • How do I pay my application fees?

    Application fees need to be paid online. 

  • During online payment the amount was deducted from my bank account but the transaction id was not generated and I am not able to submit the form. What should I do?

    Please contact PGPDM office via email or phone number. We will help you. 

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

    You can contact PGPDM admission team if you have a question regarding the status of the application.

  • When do I need to submit the documents to support the data I have filled in the form?

    You are required to show/submit the documents on the day of reporting at the SPJIMR Mumbai campus.

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