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St. Joseph’s Institute of Management Bangalore: Interview with Rev Dr Manoj D'Souza, SJ, Director

St. Joseph’s Institute of Management Bangalore: Interview with Rev Dr Manoj D'Souza, SJ, Director

Edited By Team Careers360 | Updated on Jan 18, 2022 04:39 PM IST | #SJIM Bangalore

SJIM Bangalore: Interview with Rev Dr Manoj D'Souza, SJ, Director - St. Joseph’s Institute of Management (SJIM), Bangalore is one of the top B-Schools in India. SJIM, not only known for providing value-based education but also ace in the extra-curricular activities. The curriculum of the SJIM PGDM programme helps the students in their overall growth and make them ready for the industry. Careers360 brings you an exclusive interview with Rev Dr Manoj D'Souza, SJ, Director of St. Joseph’s Institute of Management Bangalore. He shares all about the institute, the admissions process for the PGDM program and other important aspects. To know more, read the full article below.

St. Joseph’s Institute of Management Bangalore: Interview with Rev Dr Manoj D'Souza, SJ, Director
St. Joseph’s Institute of Management Bangalore: Interview with Rev Dr Manoj D'Souza, SJ, Director

Careers360: Tell us something about the institute; when it was set up, vision and mission.

Rev Dr Manoj D'Souza, SJ: The JOSEPHITE tradition started in Bangalore with the opening of the St. Joseph’s European High School by the Paris Foreign Mission Fathers in 1858. Thereafter, St. Joseph’s College was established in 1884.

St. Joseph’s Institute of Management (SJIM) was established in 1968. The Institute currently offers a two-year PGDM course approved by the AICTE. SJIM operates out of a new-state-of-the art campus in the heart of the city, just off M G Road, Bengaluru.

SJIM has fifty years of legacy in Management Education and it is the only Jesuit Business School in Bengaluru. It is managed by the International Jesuit Organization, which also runs XLRI, XIMB and LIBA.

Vision : To be a management institute of excellence committed to nurturing responsible business leaders having concern for Society and the Environment.

Mission :

  • To impart contextual management education focused on ethics and social issues.

  • To produce impactful research

  • To promote institute- industry interface on a continual basis

  • To employ teaching pedagogy that promotes critical thinking, innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Careers360: Tell us something about the SJIM admission process?

Rev Dr Manoj D'Souza, SJ : SJIM courses include PGDM – Two Year Full Time Course offering dual specialization in Finance, Human Resources, Marketing and Operations. For SJIM admissions:

  1. Candidates seeking admissions at SJIM should meet and fulfil all the eligibility criteria the institute has defined.

  2. A candidate applying for the PGDM programme must

  • Be a Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university

  • Have a consistent academic record of not less than 60% aggregate from 10th std onwards in each year of study.

  • Candidates who have appeared for a final graduate level examination and are awaiting results may also apply. Offers of admission to such candidates, if made, will be provisional and will be automatically cancelled in the event of failure in the examination or failing to obtain 60% of marks in the aggregate.

  • Admissions to the course will be based on any of the Entrance Exam scores like CAT, CMAT, XAT, MAT or GMAT

  • The selection process involves Essay Writing Assessment and a Personal Interview.

  1. The applicants will be shortlisted based on the consistent academic performance , aptitude test and work experience.

  2. Only the shortlisted applicants will be called for the Essay Writing and Personal Interview.

Careers360: What kind of infrastructure can students expect at the institute? Please elaborate?

Rev Dr Manoj D'Souza, SJ : SJIM has full-fledged campus facilities for students. The SJIM campus has state-of-the-art facilities centrally located on M G Road, Bengaluru. The St. Joseph’s Institute of Management facilities are:

  • Adequate well-equipped classrooms with WIFI, Projectors and Sound Systems.

  • A well-stocked Library consisting of more than 18,300 volumes, journals and periodicals both national and international. The digital collections are also available to the students.

  • An air conditioned Computer Lab with the latest software, High Speed Internet Bandwidth available round the clock. In addition, College provides WIFI connectivity and the students can access the College servers from anywhere on campus.

  • Spacious playground and equipment for Badminton, Basketball, Football and Gym’

  • Secured campus with CCTV coverage and spacious basement parking for 2 wheelers and 4 wheelers.

  • Air Conditioned Auditoriums for internal and external programs

  • A well equipped Board Room

  • On campus facilities for Gym

  • Excellent hostel facilities for both Boys and Girls.

Careers360: There is a lot of stress that is being made with regard to interaction with the industry as well as companies that recruit. What are the steps being taken by the institute in this direction?

Rev Dr Manoj D'Souza, SJ : The following steps are being taken by the SJIM Banglore to justify the above question.

* Introducing more Industry based subjects in the curriculum.

* Our curriculum is periodically being revised and subjects like BME (Business Management Environment) have been introduced.

* Industry Experts / Professionals are a part of the Academic and Governing Council Bodies. They share their inputs for the area of improvement in the meetings held annually.

* We have a lot of CSR activities initiated by the student’s fraternity.

* Organizing Seminars and Workshops

* There is an Alumni Committee and most of the Alumni volunteer to help the institute in getting companies for placements.

Careers360: Internships are now mandatory as per AICTE guidelines. Does the institute help students with this? If so, how?

Rev Dr Manoj D'Souza, SJ : Yes, the Institute helps students in getting Internship opportunities at reputed companies and a few start-ups. Following are the outcomes of the Industry Internship Program.

  • Provide a transitioning bridge between theory and practice for the students.
  • Help forge strong relationships with the corporate for the Institute.
  • Create a longer connect between the faculty and the industry, for assessing the outcomes delivered during the program and to fine tune it to meet industry requirements.
  • Ensure greater access to the faculty who offer student mentorship & evaluation to make them industry-ready during the internship.

The summer internship program encourages students to undertake research based / On the Job projects in order to gain practical experience.
Most of the internships culminate with full time job offers.
The IIP has enabled seamless transition of students to be industry ready productive employees.
Students have given positive feedback on the benefits of IIP and their learning experience.
Contribution of the students has been acknowledged by the companies.

Careers360: Can you please share details if there is any collaboration with universities abroad?

Rev Dr Manoj D'Souza, SJ: St. Joseph’s Institute of Management Bangalore currently has memoranda of understanding with three foreign universities:
A. Seattle University (Albers School of Business and Economics), USA
B. Putra Business School, Malaysia
C. Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
D. University of Central Oklahoma (UCO), USA
Through these MoUs, we facilitate academic and research exchanges and collaborations for our students and faculty.

Careers360: Please share placement statistics with information on the average package, highest and lowest package, number of students placed and details of companies that have recruited.

Rev Dr Manoj D'Souza, SJ: Some of our major Recruiters are Accenture, Bosch, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, Swiss Re, Ernst & Young, Fidelity, TCS, Mind Tree, PWC, Subex, Sonata Software, ITC Ltd, Oracle, IBM, Federal Bank, Godrej & Boyce , Schneider Electric, Xiaomi, and a few others.

The SJIM placement statistics for the 2022 graduates is as follows and the placements are on-going.

The highest package is 22 LPA and the average package is 8 LPA and for the 2021 pass out batch, the highest package is 12 LPA and the average package is 7 LPA. The lowest package that the institute looks for is 6.0 LPA.

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As a basic selection procedure first of all you will have to submit your marks , if you meet the cut off, then all the shortlisted candidates are invited for MBA selection round, these selection round includes written ability test, group discussion and personal interview. Thus you will have to submit marksheet after which the interview process will be taking place.


You have Tagged SJIM i.e St. Joseph's Institute of Management , so I am answering you with respect to that only.

  • St. Joseph's Institute of Management is a private institute.

  • It is graduate school of business.

  • It is located in Bangalore, India.

  • It is autonomous

  • It was established in 1968

  • It has been rated AAA by careers360

  • It offers 2 year full-time PGDM program and 2 Executive programs which is approved by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi i.e AICTE .

So, yes St. Joseph's Institute of Management is approved by AICTE

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