Established: 1981, Top-scoring parameters: Campus Life, Leadership & Governance, Student Profile
Differentiator: Institute is actively engaged with its alumni
S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) is considered by many to be among the premier business schools in the country. It was established in 1981 and imparts education in management studies, social sector management, and entrepreneurship through its several full-time and certification programs. The institution operates under the philosophy that the education and exposure at SPJIMR should influence industry practices and contribute to broader social and national agendas. A student at SPJIMR gains the learning and skills that one needs to affect global best practices in business operations and social entrepreneurship.
Located in the commercial and financial heartland of the country, the institute enjoys a good brand in the recruitment industry. The institute, through its years of experience has built a strong presence in the industry through active interactions in the form of events, academic contributions and other interactions. Being close to the industry allows the institution to maintain continued connections with the industry and promote its brand image. The institute maintains industry interactions through several channels. These interactions can be classified under two broad categories – course level and program level. Industry leaders participate and are actively consulted while building and refreshing course contents in the several programs.
At the program level, industry leaders are part of the complete student lifecycle experience, including admissions, course design and delivery, mentorship, projects and placements. Through such close and active involvement with the industry, the institute remains as one of the preferred recruiting destinations for business graduates.
The faculty at SPJIMR have various fields of specialisation, including economics, finance, general management, information management, marketing, operations, and strategy. The institute also maintains a cadence of visiting faculty comprising experienced national and international academics and industry leaders.
Campus life at SPJIMR is a mix of academics and extracurricular activities. The institute does not believe in restricting student life to the campus and it is situated in one of the most preferred locations of Mumbai. The institution boasts of the quality of its residential facilities, cafeterias, classrooms, and learning centres. The institute’s library is e-equipped and has a wide collection of books and research materials at the student’s disposal. The classrooms and residential facilities have 24×7 wireless connection.
The institute maintains a high level of involvement with its alumni, and actively stays connected to its alumni. The institute has alumni pages on popular social and professional networks through which the institution promotes knowledge about the institute and also recognises the illustrious work of its alumni.