22 March 2022 14:22:11 IST

SPJIMR revamps development management programme


Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) has revamped its pioneering Post Graduate Programme in Development Management (PGPDM) that began in 2011, and commenced the admissions process for the 20th cohort of the programme.  

The 12-month executive management programme aims to develop innovative leaders for the social development sector that includes NGOs, foundations, the CSR function of corporate organisations, and social enterprises. With 19 cohorts over 11 years, the programme has impacted 274 organisations across 21 states of India, with PGPDM alumni serving as founders, heads, trustees and directors of NGOs, and as social entrepreneurs, CSR managers, programme officers and social sector consultants.  

The admissions process for the 20th cohort is underway and the last date for submitting applications is April 10 and the programme commences on May 07, 2022. Eligibility criteria for the programme include a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university and a minimum of two years of relevant work experience. The fees for corporate or international NGO-sponsored candidates is ₹3 lakh and for self-sponsored or other NGO candidates is ₹1.5 lakh.   

The new delivery structure of the programme is hybrid in nature. The programme is modular and enables participants to continue working at their current organisations. The programme consists of 30 courses, delivered over six contact periods of two weeks each. The first and the last contacts are residences held on SPJIMR’s Mumbai campus, while the remaining four contacts are delivered online on weekends and weekday evenings.  

Social responsibility and management education

The programme participants become part of SPJIMR’s global alumni and become members of a larger sustainable social innovation community that is nurtured by SPJIMR’s Centre for Innovation in Sustainable Development. 

Tanojkumar Meshram, Chair of the PGPDM program noted, “PGPDM prepares leaders for the development sector who work on addressing the challenges of poverty, inequality, and other socio-economic problems. What better place to develop passionate and competent leaders than at SPJIMR, the institution which pioneered socially responsible management education in India.” 

Varun Nagaraj, Dean of SPJIMR said, “We live in a world that is complex and imperfect. We need wise leaders in the corporate and social sectors who can innovate and shape a better future. That is why the PGPDM programme is a vital contributor to the SPJIMR mission of impacting practice and creating value-based growth.”