St. Joseph's Institute of Management Bengaluru PGDM admissions 2023

Aspiring for a career in the field of management? Searching for reputed business schools in Bengaluru? Learn about the PGDM course at St. Joseph's Institute of Management Bengaluru, the specializations available, fee structure, selection criteria and the last date for applying.

About the college

St. Joseph's Institute of Management (SJIM) located in Bengaluru, is one of the first business colleges in the state of Karnataka. Established in the year 1968, the college was earlier known by its erstwhile name 'St Joseph's College of Business Administration'. Its origin, however, dates back to 1885, when St. Joseph's European High School was first opened in Bangalore by the Paris Foreign Mission Fathers. Until the year 1995, SJIM was offering one-year evening management courses. It was in 1996 that the college got approval from the AICTE and since then offering its flagship two-year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) program. It was in the year 2016 that the institute got its name changed to St. Joseph's Institute of Management. The college has now shifted to its new location at Primrose road off M.G. Road in the heart of the city.

[Image source: SJIM website.]

SJIM prides itself in the fact that it is the only Jesuit Business School in the city. It is a member of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools and the Xavier Association of Management Institutions. Students at SJIM come from diverse educational backgrounds and from all over India. The institute ranks highly among the top business schools in Bangalore and India.

Program overview

The two-year Post Graduate Diploma in Management program offered by the institute is equivalent to any MBA course offered by other business schools. The specializations offered for the program are Finance, Marketing, Human Resources Management and Operations & Supply Chain Management. There are options for dual specializations, as the students can specialize in two streams from the above four. Following are the dual combinations available for the students to choose from.
  1. Finance and Marketing
  2. Human Resources Management and Finance
  3. Marketing and Human Resources Management
  4. Finance and Operations & Supply Chain Management
  5. Marketing and Operations & Supply Chain Management

A total number of 180 seats are available for the PGDM course.

Fee structure and scholarships

The total fee for the entire duration of the course is INR 8,60,000. Students can avail of educational loans from SBI that are disbursed in four six-monthly instalments.

A number of scholarships are available for deserving students. These are the admission scholarship, general merit scholarship, and merit-cum-means scholarship. The admission scholarship is awarded to those candidates, who score above a certain percentile in the entrance test. Depending upon the percentile, the scholarship amount ranges from INR 20,000 to INR 2,00,000. The merit scholarship is INR 50,000 which is awarded to the top 10 students in both years of study. The merit-cum-means is for economically weak but meritorious students. INR 40,000 is awarded to 5 such students in both the first and second year.

Eligibility criteria

  • Any bachelor's degree, be it BE, B.Tech., B.Sc., or B.Com. or B.A. from a recognised university or college. However, it should be a regular full-time course.
  • Consistent academic performance. A minimum of 60% marks in class X, XII and graduation
  • Preference to those candidates having cleared all their papers in the first attempt itself without any backlogs. Those with more than two arrears are not to apply.

Candidates in the final year of their undergraduate studies, awaiting results can also apply.

Important datelines

  • Admissions opened on - 01 December 2022
  • Last date for submitting the application - 01 February 2023
  • Personal Interview and online Micro presentation – 04 & 05 February 2023
  • Declaration of results and selected candidates list - 09 February 2023
  • Commencement of course - July 2023

For the micro presentation, the candidates will be asked to speak on a given topic for 3-4 minutes in English.

Entrance test

The institute would not be conducting any entrance test of its own. Instead, the selections of the candidates will be based on their test scores in any of the national-level entrance tests like CAT, MAT, XAT, GMAT, CMAT and ATMA. The candidates should have a minimum of 60 percentile in the above tests. For MAT, the composite score should be above 550.

Selection procedure

The initial shortlisting of the candidates will be done on the basis of their academic performance, entrance test score and work experience if any. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for a personal interview and an English language test micro presentation. The interview and the language test could be conducted either offline or online. Names of the shortlisted candidates for the personal interview will be published on the SJIM website. They will be also individually informed through email or SMS. For the final selection of the candidates, weightage is given to every component of the selection procedure. The interview has 25 percent, graduation 20, entrance test score 15 and 10 each for class X, XII, work experience and English language test.

How to apply

The application for the above PGDM course is to be done online. Prospective candidates are to visit the admission page of St. Joseph's Institute of Management and fill in the online application form. For details regarding the PGDM course and the admission criteria, the candidates may download the online prospectus that is available on the PGDM page on the college website. Along with the online application, the candidates will have to upload a few essential documents that are listed below. In addition, an application fee of INR 1000/- is to be paid online while registering.

List of supporting documents

Following are the documents, scanned copies of which are to be uploaded.
  1. Marks sheet class X
  2. Marks sheet class XII
  3. Mark sheets of all semesters during graduation
  4. Graduation degree certificate
  5. Entrance test score card
  6. Work experience certificates, if any

Those who are in the final year of their undergraduate studies and awaiting results may submit their degree certificate as and when it is awarded.

A few important points regarding the application process

  • Along with the application form, candidates are to upload the above-supporting documents.
  • Ensure there is no incorrect information regarding your qualification or work experience. If you had any backlogs during any exam, do mention them.
  • It is advisable to fill up fields which are not mandatory, as the additional information can improve your chances of being shortlisted for the interview.
  • Provide the latest email id and mobile number, as all communications will be done through them only.
  • If shortlisted, you will be informed about the same through SMS or email. The list of shortlisted candidates will also be available on the SJIM website.
  • Application fee once paid is non-refundable

Queries, if any

For any queries regarding the online application process or the selection criteria at St. Joseph's Institute of Management the candidates may send an email or call the admission office, the details of which are given below. You may also raise an online query at the contact page on the website and the institute will call you back.

Mobile: 9972252765 / 73537 49006
College website:

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