Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)| PGPGM

PGPGM is an AICTE-approved 2-year diploma programme for working professionals. With sessions conducted every alternate weekend, it is specially designed for executives with five or more years of work experience who cannot take a career break for further studies. Participants are awarded the AICTE-approved diploma, “PGDM- Executive Management Programme”, on completing the programme successfully. For NCR participants, weekend sessions will be held at Delhi Campus, with an immersion in the Mumbai Campus. For Maharashtra participants, weekend sessions will be held at Mumbai Campus. Candidates from other states can apply to any of these campuses.

  • What is the value of the programme?

    SPJIMR’s Part time Executive Management Programmes PGPGM has been designed specifically for mid-level managers looking at moving towards career growth and leadership roles. The high degree of application-oriented learning and contextual customisation has enabled both participants and companies to reap rich dividends from the Programme. SPJIMR has been conducting Executive Management Programmes for close to 20 years. Participants of these programmes have been able to effect change and influence management practices in their organizations. With high level of industry recognition, a rich and customized programme content, a highly effective learning experience and a network of alumni who have done exceedingly well in their careers, Participants stand to gain a clear edge amongst their contemporaries. In addition, PGPGM offers an AICTE approved diploma (PGDM-Executive Management Programme) and also has the highly acclaimed international accreditation from AMBA.

  • What will be the class composition?

    The class will be a mix of participants with a work experience of between 4 to 15 years, from a cross section of companies, industries, functions and roles.

  • What are application exercises?

    Application exercises are assignments where the concepts studied in class are applied to a real-life situation in the organisation that a participant represents. Application exercises reinforce the learnings garnered in class and enable a participant to understand his / her organisation much better. Few examples of application exercises:

    In Finance- “Analyse the balance sheet and profit and loss statement of your company for the past 5 years; calculate liquidity ratios, profitability ratios, capital structure ratios and write a report on the financial health of the company”.

    In Marketing- “List the product categories and lines of your company and segregate the product lines on the basis of growth, maturity and decline in potential; identify the rationale for continuing each product line. Would you add/ delete any product item(s) from the existing product line?”

  • How is the evaluation process?

    Evaluation is a continuous process both on-campus and off-campus. On-campus evaluation covers group-work, quizzes, and exams. Off-campus evaluation is in the form of conceptual and application assignments.

  • Where will the sessions be conducted?

    Alternate weekend sessions are held at the Mumbai and Delhi Campuses. For participants in and around NCR, sessions are held at Delhi Campus and for participants around Maharashtra, sessions are held at the Mumbai campus.

  • Is there any specialisation involved?

    PGPGM is aimed at preparing working executives for general management positions and as such PGPGM is a general management programme. It does not offer functional specialisation.

  • How to apply?

    Participants can apply through the link available on the SPJIMR website. The application form is sent to the interested candidates by our admissions team.

    • Application form needs to be filled and submitted online along with specified documents.
    • Application fee of INR 1500/- (Rupees One thousand two hundred only) to be paid online.
    • Applicants will be informed through email about the date of the selection process by the PGPGM office.
    • The focus of the selection process will be on the following:
      • Interview and work experience profile
      • Case Analysis
      • Admission test*

    Documents required for application:  

    • Complete employment proof – true copies attested by gazetted officer/self attested (Relieving letters from previous employers and offer / promotion letter from present employer as per details mentioned in section III above). If self-attested copies are submitted then original documents need to be verified at SPJIMR office.
    • Complete educational proof – true copies attested by gazetted officer/self attested (Marksheets and passing certificates of X, XII, Graduation, Post- Graduation, etc. as per details mentioned in section II above). If self-attested copies are submitted then original documents need to be verified at SPJIMR office.
  • What is the selection process? Do I have to prepare for the same?

    Selection Process

    The purpose of the admission process is to understand the “starting point” of the skills and traits of a student before entering the course. What is checked is the skills of the person like common sense, commercial sense, communication, interaction, dealing with people etc. The best advice we can give is that the candidate should be his/her usual “himself” or “herself”. While it is possible to prepare oneself, it is really not necessary as can be seen from the explanation given below of what generally happens in the admission tests.

    Our selection process lays considerable emphasis on the ability of the candidate to put in time and effort for this programme, his/her managerial aptitude as well as maturity, ethics and values.

    Personal Interview

    The style of interview is mostly conversational. In general, one need not prepare for the interview. You may brush up your communication skills; practice poise to sound focused, confident, and keen.

    Case Analysis

    In addition to the interview, the participants will undergo a case analysis round.

  • When will the results of the selection be announced?

    We will share the information to the selected candidates by email.

  • What is the qualification that I will earn after successfully completing the programme?

    The successful participants will be awarded the AICTE approved Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)-Executive Management Programme.

  • How do I get a loan?

    We recommend that you take an education loan from any public & private sector banks that you are comfortable with.

  • Is there any scholarship available?

    No, since this programme is for working executives, we don’t offer a scholarship.

  • Is there any special housing arrangement for married students?

    No, currently we do not offer campus residence for participants of this programme.

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