Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) is one of the premier business schools in the country. Since its inauguration in 1981 by the then British Prime Minister the Rt. Hon’able Margaret Thatcher, it has been consistently recognized as one of the top 10 business schools in India.
SPJIMR grew rapidly in eminence from one of the three B-schools in Mumbai in 1981 to one of the top 10 B-schools in the country by 1994-1995. The bold move to disaffiliate SPJIMR from the then Bombay University to have freedom in course curriculum, pedagogic innovations and pioneering programmes in socially under managed sectors was a beginning of its journey to achieve the mandate it has given itself in terms of unique innovative and distinct path in management education. The institute has an enviable track record of recognizing the needs of society, especially the under managed sectors, and responding with quick and appropriate responses.
SPJIMR's growth is based on the commitment to diversify into socially relevant segments and activities that are not adequately addressed at societal level, and accordingly impart the requisite management education.
In order to make the management education more effective, SPJIMR took the following action-
- Structured architecture to respond to the development and administration of programmes socially relevant to specific segments
- Developed pedagogic innovations, which are the strategic strength of the institute, to suit specific needs of each segment
- Ensured attention to the traditional individual areas such as Marketing, Finance Operations and Information Management
With a sprawling campus located in the heart of Mumbai city, SPJIMR is an autonomous management institute with entrepreneurial agility ensuring self-financing, personal freedom with professional accountability and corporatized culture, structure and processes.