ⓘ St. Josephs Institute of Management, Bangalore. St. Josephs Institute of Management is a private graduate school of business located in Bangalore, India. It off ..


ⓘ St. Josephs Institute of Management, Bangalore

St. Josephs Institute of Management is a private graduate school of business located in Bangalore, India. It offers a two-year full-time PGDM program and two Executive programs approved by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi.


1. History

St. Josephs Institute of Management formerly known as St Joseph’s College of Business Administration was established in 1968. It is situated off MG Road, central business district of Bangalore. It is one of the oldest management institutes in the state of Karnataka which is managed by the members of the Society of Jesus called Jesuits. In 1996 SJIM secured approval from AICTE, New Delhi, for a two-year full-time PGDM program. In 2007 SJIM got approval from the AICTE for offering the Executive PGDM and PGCM programs. The institute was shifted to a new campus with state-of-the-art facilities located off MG Road, Bangalore in 2016 and it was inaugurated by Mr Rahul Dravid, the former captain of Indian Cricket team who himself was an alumnus of St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School and St. Joseph’s College of Commerce. On 27th November, 2018, SJIM celebrated the Golden Jubilee to commemorate the establishment of the institute in 1968. Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the former President of India was the chief guest at the event. The institute prides of a student profile with diverse educational background and corporate exposure. SJIM is a member of International Association of Jesuit Business Schools IAJBS and Xavier Association of Management Institutions XAMI.


2. Academic programs

Post Graduate Diploma in Management PGDM

It is the flagship program of the institute of two-year duration. The whole program is broken into six trimesters. Students take up industry internships for eight weeks after the third trimester. The institute offers dual specialization in Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Operations. Specializations are:

Finance and Marketing

Human Resource Management and Finance

Marketing and Human Resource Management

Finance and Operations

Marketing and Operations

Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management E-PGDM

It is a 15 months’ duration course for working professionals with at least two years of work experience. Subjects taught cover the core requirements to manage a business or a new venture. The course has a project work of 10 to 12 weeks.

Post Graduate Certificate in Management PGCM

It is a certificate course in management of 12 months’ duration. The course has a project work of 8 weeks.


3. Rankings

In 2018, SJIM was listed among the top 3 business schools in Bangalore by the National Institutional Ranking Framework NIRF, behind only IIM-B and XIME. NIRF also listed St Josephs Institute of Management among the top 7 in Karnataka, from over forty-five participating institutes.

Outlook-ICARE India has ranked SJIM 28th in South India in 2019.

CSR-GHRDC has ranked SJIM as the outstanding B-School of Excellence in 2019.

MBAUniverse.com has ranked SJIM 55th in India in 2019.

The institute has been rated A++ by Business India.


4. Student Events

Verve is a national level inter-collegiate management fest wherein the institute hosts events in Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Operations, Entrepreneurship, Stocks, Best Manager and Quiz.

Pinnacle is an intra-collegiate management fest where events are conducted across various management domains.

International B-Plan competition is held every year between SJIM and Albers School of Business,US.


5. Research

The Center for Business Research at SJIM aims to create and disseminate cutting edge knowledge in management. The Center engages in producing high quality research, aiming solely at double blind peer reviewed journals or conferences of reputed international academic bodies in business and management. Further, recognizing that a strong indicator of an institutes teaching quality is how much students are inspired to undertake higher academic study, interested students are provided opportunities to collaborate with, or be guided by faculty at the Center on research projects. The Center produces in-house research, as well as collaborates with other academics on cutting edge research projects from reputed business schools like the Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University, USA, Kelly School of Business Indiana University, USA, INSEAD France, XLRI Jamshedpur, India, and IIM Bangalore India. The researchers at the Center have published in the Journal of Services Marketing, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Management International Review, European Management Review, the Journal of Customer Behaviour, Harvard Business School Cases and presented their research at the Academy of Management, the Midwest Academy of Management, the Eastern Academy of Management, the International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility Humboldt University, the Satter Conference on Social Entrepreneurship Stern School of Business, and the China-India Consumer Insights Conference Yale School of Management.


6. International collaboration

SJIM currently has collaboration with four international institutions.

In 2017, SJIM entered into an agreement with Albers School of Business and Economics, an AACSB Jesuits business school that is part of Seattle University, USA. Joint activities have included guest lectures in SJIM by Albers faculty, research collaboration, and an international business plan competition.

SJIMs collaboration with the University of Central Oklahoma, USA facilitates desirous students from the institute to pursue their summer internship in the USA.

Other ongoing collaborations include those with Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan and Putra Business School in Malaysia.

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