SPJIMR welcomes 23rd Batch of its Post-Graduate Programme in Development Management (PGPDM)

February 8, 2024

Bhavan’s S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) proudly welcomes the 23rd batch of its Post-Graduate Programme in Development Management (PGPDM) at its Mumbai campus. The inauguration ceremony, held to mark the commencement of the academic year, was graced by the esteemed presence of Dr Pallavi Darade, I.R.S (Indian Revenue Service) Officer, the Commissioner of Income Tax, Mumbai, who presided over the event as the Chief Guest.

This latest batch of PGPDM represents a significant milestone for SPJIMR, as it marks the institution’s first cohort for the 2024 academic year. Notably, it stands as one of the largest batches to date, comprising 41 social sector practitioners and from across 16 Indian states. The diversity within the cohort is evident in its representation of various sectors, including agriculture, sustainable livelihoods, education, healthcare, and empowerment of women and marginalized communities, among others. Participants boast a rich spectrum of work experience, ranging from a minimum of 3 years to over 20 years.

Reflecting on the diversity and calibre of the incoming batch, Programme Chairperson, Prof. Tanojkumar Meshram commended the aspirants for choosing SPJIMR, an institution renowned for its commitment to socially responsible management education. “I am delighted to witness the diverse composition of our 23rd PGPDM batch, with participants joining us from various states and industries. Their presence underscores SPJIMR’s ethos of fostering inclusive and socially impactful leadership in the development sector. The amalgamation of cultures and perspectives within the program promises not only a rich learning experience but also lifelong friendships dedicated to driving positive social change.”

The event concluded with the keynote address from Dr Pallavi Darade, IRS (Indian Revenue Services), Commissioner of Income Tax, Mumbai, who complimented SPJIMR’s efforts in building social infrastructure and capacity in the social sector. She highlighted the role of the government in implementing comprehensive welfare measures and emphasised the expansive scale at which government initiatives can effectively operate, stressing the imperative of collaboration between the government and social sector organisations. In the course of her address, the chief guest also shone a spotlight on the paramount significance of mental well-being. With a profound statement, she remarked, “Our minds are our permanent residence.” This poignant observation serves as a powerful reminder of the enduring impact of mental health on our overall sense of self and underscores the necessity of prioritising mental well-being in the pursuit of holistic societal progress.

SPJIMR’s PGPDM continues to uphold its legacy of nurturing leaders who are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and passion to drive sustainable development and social transformation. The 23rd batch embodies this commitment and is poised to make significant contributions to the field of development management.


S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) is a constituent of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (BVB), India’s acclaimed and oldest educational trust. With its unique and distinctive approach to management education, SPJIMR aims to influence managerial practice and advance wise innovation through its teaching, research, and community engagement.

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