S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research

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SP Jain Institute of Management and Research
S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research logo.svg
Motto Sanskrit: अमृतं तु विद्या
Motto in English
Knowledge is Nectar
Type Private business school
Established 1981
Dean Ranjan Banerjee[1]
Academic staff
Approximately 40 core and 70 visiting
Location Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Campus Andheri (Urban area)
Affiliations Association of Indian Universities
Association of MBAs
Website spjimr.org

S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) is a constituent business school of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. SPJIMR sits on a 45-acre campus in the western suburbs of Andheri in Mumbai. The Institute has an annual intake of some 700 students under various programmes. Its oldest programme is the two year Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM).


Inaugurated in 1981 by the then British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher,[2] SPJIMR had modest beginnings as a small extension of the campus of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.[3] The institute was named after Sahu Shreyans Prasad Jain of the Sahu Jain family, who financed the institution in its early years. At the time of its establishment, SPJIMR was among the three business schools in Mumbai.[4] After the financing from the Sahu Jain family stopped, the institute disaffiliated itself from Bombay University to provide itself with more freedom in curriculum decision-making and pedagogy design.[5] SPJIMR is a part of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and operates out of its campus at Munshi Nagar, Dadabhai Road, Andheri West, Mumbai.


A lecture hall at SPJIMR

Post Graduate Diploma in Management[edit]

SPJIMR’s Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)[6] is a two-year full-time residential programme equivalent to an MBA. The programme offers specialisations in Finance, Operations, Marketing and Information Management.The programme has consistently been ranked among the top 10 in the country.[7] It is accredited by AICTE.[8] The programme has seen much pedagogical experimentation over the years, including social projects and business plans,[9][10] use of theatre to learn management,[11] Assessment and Development of Managerial Potential (ADMAP, a programme where students participate in the administration of the college)[12] and India-specific cases.[13] SPJIMR does not have a traditional summer internship projects like most other Indian B-schools.[14] Instead, the students are required to work with NGOs in the rural areas during the summer; corporate internships happen during autumn instead.[15]

Post Graduate Programme in Management[edit]

The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM), formerly known as Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), is a 15-month (3 months of foundation courses through web learning), full-time residential programme accredited by the Association of MBAs.[16][17] It offers specialisations in Marketing, Finance, Operations, and Information Management. The specialisations are chosen at the time of admission. The programme admits working professionals from domains and leading industries to enable knowledge sharing and peer learning. The course starts in January and ends in December.

Global Management Programme[edit]

The Global Management Programme (GMP) which was previously called the Post Graduate Certificate in International Management (PGCIM) is a full-time residential MBA program with an international focus. As a part of this program students complete first 8 months of their studies in SPJIMR, Mumbai and then complete their international stint at a partner university.This program was started by Center of Indo European Business Studies(CIEBS) which was funded by European Union.[18] [19] The MBA program requires minimum of 2 years of work experience ; students with prior international exposure are preferred.

Executive Management Programme[edit]

The Executive Management Programme (EMP) is a non-residential programme, for working professionals, similar to an EMBA, with 60 full-day classes on campus, spread over 21 months and contact sessions. The programme considers graduates with minimum five years of experience, and mandates the support of the candidate's company.[20]

Family Managed Business programme[edit]

The Family Managed Business (FMB) programme is designed for candidates to lead their family businesses. The duration of the program is two years and includes a foreign visit. The participants spent a week at the institute to learn and the remaining three weeks of the month at their workplace. The duration of the Owner Manager Programme is twelve months. Selection requires sponsorship from the business, a test and a personal interview. The degree awarded is a Post Graduate Programme in Management.[21]

Post Graduate Management Programme for Women (PGMPW) : In 2016, SPJIMR launched the Post Graduate Management Programme for Women (PGMPW), targeted specially at women who have taken a break of more than two years after working in business roles. The 11-month full-time programme seeks to prepare participants to return to a full-time career in senior managerial and leadership roles. [22]

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) SPJIMR launched a Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) in 2016 with an approved intake of five participants every year. Participants of the FPM, which is a full-time doctoral level programme, undertake guided research in their chosen area of management studies after completing the prescribed coursework and are awarded as “Fellow of SPJIMR” on successful completion of the programme.[23]

Other programmes[edit]

SPJIMR offers several short term programmes. Some of these are: Start Your Business programme (SYB) aimed at budding entrepreneurs, Grow Your Business programme (GYB) to help meet the common challenges faced by small business owners and a programme in Strategic Media & Entertainment Management (PSMEM) conducted in partnership with the Times Centre for Learning Ltd. (TCLL).[24] SPJIMR runs several Management Development Programmes (MDPs), some of which are in areas like Leadership, Supply Chain Analytics, HR, IT Strategic planning, Design Thinking and Analytics in Marketing. The PMP Certificate Preparatory programme, the Advanced Project Management and Agile Project Management programmes are offered as part of Project Management group of programmes.[25]


Institute rankings
Business – international
QS (MBA) (2018)[26] 201+
QS (MBA-Asia,Aus,NZ) (2018)[27] 27+
Business/Management – India
NIRF (2018)[28] 19
Business Today (2016)[29] 5
Outlook India (2016)[30] 6

Globally, The QS Global 250 MBA Rankings 2018 ranked SPJIMR 201+ in the world[26] and 27+ in Asia, Australia and New Zealand.[27]

In India, SPJIMR was ranked 19 among management schools by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2018,[28] fifth by Business Today's "India's best B-schools 2016"[29] and sixth in India by Outlook India's "Top 100 Management Schools" of 2016.[30]

Research Centers[edit]

The Centre for European Business Studies, funded by the European Union was launched in 2009, in collaboration with ESB Reutlingen of Germany.[31]
The Centre for Development of Corporate Citizenship (DOCC) was established in the year to improve management skills of future managers in social sectors and to create awareness about the need to contribute to the society. It works closely with NGOs and corporates on consultancy and research assignments. The Centre has its origins in SPJIMR's research project for ASSOCHAM on the issue of socio-economic development of rural India.[citation needed]
SPJIMR has set up a Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, and has partnered with the Wadhwani Foundation to launch the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN).[citation needed]
Established in 2000, the Project Management (PM) Cell focuses on institutionalising PM in the corporate community, through research, assessments, training, engagements and benchmarking.[citation needed]
The Centre for IT (CIT) at SPJIMR was instituted in 1999. CIT engages in creation and delivery of knowledge pertaining to the use of IT[citation needed]

Lock, Stock & Trade[edit]

Lock, Stock & Trade is an annual national-level mock investment game organised by SPJIMR in association with the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN).[32]


The Association of MBAs (AMBA) has accorded accreditation to SPJIMR's two-year PGDM, one-year PGPM and the Executive Management Programme (EMP).[33] The PGDM programme is approved by AICTE and received "A" grade accreditation from the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) of India in 2003. The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) recognises the two-year PGDM course as equivalent to an MBA degree of an Indian university.[34]

Notable alumni[edit]

SPJIMR has a 7,000+ strong alumni network, which is also addressed as SPAN (SPJIMR Alumni Network). SPJIMR alumni include:



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