Batch Inaugurations


SPJIMR's Post-Graduate Programme in Development Management (PGPDM), inaugurated its 20th batch at the Mumbai Campus. In his address, the Chief Guest, Mr. Vijay Waghmare, IAS, Secretary (Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Protection), Government of Maharashtra shared experiences from his service giving insights into how it is important to listen to and work with elected representatives, community leaders and staff working at the grass-root level.

Dean Dr. Varun Nagaraj, Programme Head, PGPDM, Dr. Tanoj Meshram, and Dr. Nirja Mattoo also addressed the incoming batch. PGPDM is a unique 12-month modular programme for people working in or intending to work for the social sector and endeavours to bring sustainable impact at scale in India's development sector.

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The Post Graduate Programme in Development Management (PGPDM) welcomed its 19th batch in a virtual inauguration ceremony. With the traditional lighting of lamp and the Student-Teacher Prayer, Associate Dean Dr. Preeta George introduced the legacy of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan to the students and underlined the institute’s commitment to the social sector through its various initiatives.

PGPDM Chairperson, Prof. Prabhat Pani gave an overview of the curriculum and pedagogy of the programme. The Chief Guest, a distinguished social sector professional, Mr. Ashwini Saxena, CEO of JSW Foundation urged the participants to focus on governance and the role of networking. PGPDM Alumna from Batch 7, Ms. Jyoti Nale Tajane, Program Director, Save The Children India, explained to the new participants how she applied her learnings from the programme in her own organization.



SPJIMR's Post-Graduate Programme in Development Management (PGPDM) welcomed its 18th Batch of participants in a virtual inauguration ceremony. The ceremony was attended by incoming participants, SPJIMR faculty and staff.

The Dean Dr. Ranjan Banerjee in his address spoke about Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan and its values and also shared great insights on leadership in life. PGPDM Chairperson, Prof. Prabhat Pani then gave a brief overview of the programme, painted a macro picture of the social sector in India and touched upon the diversity present in the incoming batch of students.

Mr. Rolvin D'Mello, PGPDM Batch 12 alumnus and Chief Guest of the ceremony, shared how his experiences and learnings from the programme have served him in his career.



Mr Nixon Joseph, President & Chief Operating Officer, SBI Foundation was the Chief Guest of the inauguration of PGPDM Batch 17. He is driving CSR activities of State Bank of India and has received Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam award for professional excellence.

He addressed the participants of Batch 17 for their 18 months journey. He shared from his experience of running marathons how not to give up and always challenge yourself. He identified the issues faced by the development sector and listed the qualities that the participants must have to work in the sector. He gave the value of perseverance - 'To do what you enjoy and enjoy what you do.'


Post Graduate Programme in Development Management (PGPDM) of SPJIMR inaugurated its 16th Batch . We were honoured to have Ms. Anupam Nidhi Head of Corporate Citizenship (CSR) at SIEMENS as our Chief guest.

A message by Dean Dr. Ranjan Banerjee was played where he welcomes the participants to the SPJIMR family, gave a brief of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and  spoke about 4 C’s (Concern, Commitment, Consistency & Curiosity). Prof. Rukaiya Joshi welcomed the batch and gave the genesis of the programme. "PGPDM impacts the efficiency and effectiveness of the organizations and prepares tomorrow's development leaders", she said and emphasized the need for changing the way the development sector functions. Being a management school, SPJIMR has pioneered in bringing the modern management ideas like "Design Thinking" to the development sector.

In her address, Ms. Anupam Nidhi told the participants that during their learning period at SPJIMR, the participants should focus on personal growth along with management learning. She also gave practical examples of Siemens CSR activities.





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