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May 17 2018

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We are SPJIMR, a leading school of management in the heart of India’s financial centre of Mumbai. We were inaugurated in 1981 by the then British Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Margaret Thatcher, and have grown over the years to be recognised as one of the top 10 business schools of India.

We are a part of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and function as an autonomous Institute with entrepreneurial agility. Our mission is to influence practice and promote value-based growth. We build on this mission through pedagogic innovations and pioneering programmes, which have helped us stand out for our unique and distinctive path in management education.

SPJIMR has acquired the reputation of meeting societal needs of under-managed sectors by offering unique, purposeful and relevant initiatives. This ensures self-financing, personal freedom with professional accountability and a corporatised culture.

More than 1,000 participants from diverse backgrounds are enrolled at any given time across a range of management programmes offered by SPJIMR.

In recent months, SPJIMR has enhanced student-faculty connect, launched Design Thinking across all programmes, accelerated faculty development and stepped up engagement with alumni, corporates and other stakeholders.

Our two-year, full time MBA equivalent Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), the 15-month full time Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) and full-time doctoral programme, Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Our PGDM, PGPM, Post Graduate Executive Management Programme (PGEMP) and Post Graduate Family Managed Business programme (PGP-FMB) are accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), UK.

Our PGDM programme is also accredited by the National Board of Accredication (NBA).

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Our new brand identity echoes SPJIMR’s raison d’être and unique spirit. It is a representation of the courage to rise above.

The upward strokes are a reflection of SPJIMR’s innovative and progressive mindset that underpins its quest to rise above the norm. SPJIMR empowers its students with the courage to do the same, by pushing them to think differently and independently.

The five strokes in our logo represent the five personality attributes of the new SPJIMR brand – authentic, dynamic, grounded, innovative and socially sensitive.

Orange is an optimistic, energetic and uplifting colour that speaks to SPJIMR’s ‘heart’ and emphasises contribution. It also represents the institute’s determination to create value-based business leaders who balance profit with purpose.

Purple symbolises intellect and wisdom. This is a metaphor for SPJIMR’s knowledge and insight, which empowers us to challenge conventions and defend our convictions.

SPJIMR is a constituent unit of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, India’s premier non-profit that has for over seven decades worked in the cause of education and for preserving and promoting India’s rich cultural heritage.

The Bhavan was founded in 1938 by Kulapati Dr. K.M. Munshi with the blessings of Mahatma Gandhi and the active support of several eminent leaders like Sardar Patel, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Shri C. Rajagopalachari, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan and many other scholars and eminent professionals. The Bhavan is registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 and the Bombay Public Trust Act of 1950.

THE BHAVAN BELIEVES.

The Bhavan believes that revitalising ancient values and reintegrating them to suit the changing needs of modern times alone will give people the strength to assimilate whatever is good in the new, without being swept away from their traditional moorings.

The Bhavan believes that there are elements in all cultures which transcend all barriers and knit people together. Its ideal is Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. “The world is one family.” Its motto is Aa no bhadraah kratavo yantu vishwatah. “Let noble thoughts come to us from every side.”

The main purpose of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is to provide a modern bridge to span the past, the present and the future, built on the strong foundation of the fundamental values of life.

The late Dr. M L Shrikant built, nurtured and led SPJIMR for 28 years, seeing it rise under his watch from an insignificant and little known place, literally and figuratively, into a giant of an institution that sits among the top 10 schools of management in India.

As Hon. Dean, Dr. Shrikant worked without a salary and tirelessly crafted new courses and programmes, created innovative pedagogies and focused relentlessly on values and contribution, driving a revolution in the field of management education and setting SPJIMR on an unprecedented growth trajectory.

He positioned SPJIMR as an institution with a difference, noted for a good mix of Western efficiency and Eastern ethos within an ecosystem that encouraged performance with purpose.

Apart from other initiatives, Dr. Shrikant conceived, nurtured, built and delivered the course ‘Science of Spirituality’, combining his unique blend of education and experience of leading business organisations along with his study of the Vendanta for the last three decades.

Dr. Ranjan Banerjee, who took charge as SPJIMR Dean in June 2015, has said that SPJIMR under his leadership would build on the vision of Dr. Shrikant to take the Institute to new heights.

Dr. Manesh L Shrikant led SPJIMR for almost three decades. He stepped down in Nov. 2014. Dr. Shrikant passed away on October 16, 2015.

“We teach that material success is important but it can ring hollow without an understanding of the deeper purpose that must guide our decisions and a spirit of service that must lead us to action.”

We have active collaborations with several leading global business schools.

Our Global Management Programme (GMP) has partnerships with four reputed European Business Schools: IESEG School of Management, Paris, France; Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Breukelen, Netherlands; ESB, Reutlingen, Germany; and EBS, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany.

All participants of our PGDM programme visit a global B-School for the Global Fast Track (GFT) programme, while participants of our PGPM programme go for an international immersion. The PGDM programme also offers exchange opportunities for select participants.

In 2016, as part of these initiatives, our participants visited the following global B-Schools:

  • Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, New York,
  • University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, at Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, at Pittsburg
  • Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, at West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University
  • McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
  • Kedge School of Business (Bordeaux Campus), France
  • Kedge School of Business (Marseille Campus), France
  • ESB Business School, Reutlingen University, Germany
  • IÉSEG School of Management, France
  • NUCB, Japan
  • Paris Dauphine University, France

As part of the exchange, students from global B-Schools took up specialised courses/semesters at our Institute. Students were from the following schools:

  • Dauphine University, Paris
  • European School of Business, Reutlingen, Germany
  • IESEG School of Management, France
  • KEDGE Business School

Our faculty members regularly teach at global institutes and run global Management Development Programmes.

SPJIMR offers a wide variety of programmes and courses for postgraduates, executives, entrepreneurs, non-profits, government and family businesses.

SPJIMR’s oldest programme is the two year Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM).

SPJIMR runs a highly successful Post Graduate Family Managed Business (PGFMB) programme, the 15-month Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM), the Post Graduate Executive Management Programme (PGEMP), the Post Graduate Global Management Programme (GMP), the Post Graduate Programme in Development Management (PGP-DM) programme.

The Institute runs several short term programmes like the:

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Project Management
  • Doing Business in India (DBI)
  • Start Your Business (SYB) and Grow Your Business (GYB)
  • Management Development Programmes (MDPs).

SPJIMR has launched two new programmes recently, the Post Graduate Management Programme for Women (PG-MPW), a management programme for women aspiring to return to the workforce, and the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM).


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