Pursuing Masters of Business Administration (MBA) has now become the first option for most of the candidates after completing their undergraduate courses. MBA is now considered a gateway for an entry of a student to the management level in a well recognized companies, particularly the multinationals (MNCs). By doing an MBA from a well recognized colleges in terms of academics and placement will help them to grasp the jobs. One of the colleges we are here talking about is SPJIMR. Getting information for any colleges is important. One of the best ways to know about the college is from the student’s point of view as various details are discussed like infrastructure, colleges environment, various activities many other information. Here is what Amandeep Kaur, one of the alumni of SPJIMR has to say regarding in an exclusive interaction with careers360. Have a look at it.
Careers360: You must have spent a memorable time at SPJIMR. Do you miss being a part of it? Share a few good memories.
Amandeep Kaur: Yes of course, the journey at SPJIMR was nothing short of a roller coaster, the most enjoyable times were the ones where we would pull all-nighters for corporate competitions and class projects.The 11:59:59 deadlines, the after parties, the fest celebrations are all dearly remembered. I vividly remember the auction for the SPL tournament, it was a fun evening where we put some of our strategy and negotiation lessons to choose a winning team for that season of SPJIMR premier league.
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Careers360: Briefly take us through your life at the campus, the activities you used to do and your routine life.
Amandeep Kaur: At campus we were never short of work/ things to do. We often found ourselves running from class to class, completing assignments, working in our respective committees, meeting up with our star mentees from Abhyudaya and most importantly partying. The networking opportunity that we got at campus were unparalleled with exposure to corporate leaders, peers from across the country, industry experts and the most experienced and phenomenal faculty.
Careers 360: What was your initial thought process when you joined SPJIMR’s PGDM programme?
Amandeep Kaur: I immediately fell in love with how the entire selection process was very different and thought through. After joining the course, the first few days were a little overwhelming simply from the fact that we had so many great talented people from very diverse backgrounds studying alongside.
Careers360: How do you think your time in SPJIMR has added value to your life, both professional and personal?
Amandeep Kaur: The experience at SPJIMR has added a new lens of perspective towards everything. It has given me a fresh way of looking at situations. Through a very well thought through pedagogy and programs like a day in the life of a salesman” it gave real life exposure to business scenarios in a simulated environment.
Careers360: Can you briefly tell us about your career path so far? Did you find opportunities to implement your learnings from the PGDM Programme?
Amandeep Kaur: I joined SAP as an Academy associate program which is a flagship program for young talent at SAP. I along with 53 other associates from 27 different nationalities spent a year in San Ramon, California and then in the market unit. After that I joined my market unit as a solution specialist and soon got progressed to the next grade. I am grateful to SPJIMR for shaping my personality, presentation skills, business acumen which has helped me getting selected in this coveted program.
Careers360: Apart from academics, what were the other activities you were involved in and how did it enrich you?
Amandeep Kaur: I was a part of the basketball team at SPJIMR, I also actively participated in festivals and events like SPL. All these gave me an opportunity to meet my peers from other b-schools and also helped me in developing a different outlook to life.
Careers360: How did you keep yourself updated with the industrial trends and how did the PGDM Programme in SPJIMR help?
Amandeep Kaur: We had active groups on whatsapp on which we usually shared business information and trends. Our projects which were a part of the curriculum also gave us an opportunity to learn about and keep up to date the industry trends. Also took the help of digital channels.
Careers360: As a proud alumnus of SPJIMR, what would you say is the best part of the Institute from a student’s perspective?
Amandeep Kaur: I feel that SPJIMR is not just a business school, you will appreciate this once become a part of this family.It is different from all the other b-schools due to the unique and innovative pedagogy, the very highly thought through industry exposure and the opportunity to make mistakes in a life like simulated space. You get the chance to grow as a business leader and that is the reason SPJIMR graduates stand out in crowds in the business world. I am proudly branded as IamSPJIMR for life.
Careers360: What is your suggestion/guidance for the aspirants applying to the PGDM programme?
Amandeep Kaur: My guidance would be come with an open mind, learn from the experience and grow for the best. This is a unique opportunity which very few students are fortunate to get. Heartiest congratulations in case you have made it to SPJIMR, you are in safe and nourishing hands.
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As you have decent chances to convert as per the previous waiting lists and student reviews. 25-30 waitings can be cleared easily as many students go for other top management institutes of their choice, but nothing can be said accurately as it's just a prediction as per past records. So, sit back and wait until college releases the notification.
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There are two separate cutoff for SP JAIN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT MUMBAI -:
1) 95 percentile if you doesn't have a good profile.
2) 85 percentile if you have a good profile.
A good profile means having good score in class 10th, 12th and graduation, Has participated in any Extracurricular activities state or nationally, Has a good work experience profile.
I hope the above information is beneficial for you.
SP Jain is one of the top Institutes in India. It has a very good reputation in the country and across the world as well. The Institute accepts CAT/XAT/GMAT scores for the admission process. The cut-off for all the three is as follows:
1. CAT - Overall Cut off is around 85 percentile.
2. XAT- It is also around 85 percentile.
3. GMAT- GMAT is also 85 percentile.
The eligibility criteria is as follows:
1. Candidates should have proper documents for 10 and 12 class. Aggregate marks of all the subjects will be considered.
2. Should have done their UG with minimum 50% from a recognized University. It should be of minimum 3 year after 10+2.
3. Candidates who are in final year can also apply.
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