Course of Independent Study (CIS)
Course of Independent Study (CIS) is a unique and unconventional method of industry engagement along with academia. It represents an opportunity for the participant to explore a topic in depth in his area of special interest by working as a consultant on a project or an assignment with the industry. It makes possible the integration of several fields of study in searching for the solution for a real time industry problem/project. For an empirical work, it provides valuable experience in the research process in the definition of a problem, in the search for relevant data, in the analysis of the data and in deriving the conclusions and implications of the data for the problem under study.
CIS provides participants with a unique opportunity to augment the domain based knowledge that consolidates on the participant’s work experience along with the learning from the programme.
Participants work closely with the industry in solving real-time problems, thereby getting a new perspective on business practices.
Coffee with PGPM Alumni (CoPAL)
Coffee with the alumni is set as an informal mentoring platform, which brings together the current participants and alumni for a purposeful and rewarding discussion session.
The alumni provide counselling support, job search advice, interview tips, case study pointers and career guidance to the participants, based on their unique experience and skills. Sharing of knowledge keeps the participants connected to the innovation that defines SPJIMR, and plays a crucial role in building a dynamic and enduring community.
Such CoPAL sessions have been a big morale booster for the participants, especially for placements preparations.