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Rev. Brother Paulus Moritz of Germany has founded the Congregation of the Franciscan Brothers in the year 1901 with the vision of reaching out to the poor and the less privileged.

In the year 2002 the Society established ‘St.Francis Institute of Management & Research’ (SFIMAR); to impart quality education in the field of Business Management.

It is recognized by AICTE, New Delhi and affiliated to University of Mumbai

Yes. This PGDM Program is Approved & Recognized by AICTE, New Delhi and DTE, Maharashtra.

This PGDM Program is a two years full time

Learner will have to spend anything between 8 to 10 hours each day attending to contact sessions and / or field visits.

This PGDM program is a unique ‘Three Dimensional’ program

This PGDM Program offers ‘Functional Specialization’, ‘Sectorial Specialization’ & also provides opportunities for imbibing transformational leadership qualities in a student for societal development.

The functional specialization proposed to be offered are, (subject to adequate number of students opting for specific specialization)

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources Management
  • Operations
  • Systems

The Sectorial specialization proposed to be offered are, (subject to adequate number of students opting for specific specialization)

  • Financial Markets
  • Banking & Insurance
  • Retail Management
  • International Business
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Telecom Management
  • Construction & Infrastructure Management

This PGDM is a Two Years Full time Program consisting of 5 terms.

The PGDM Program is divided into six trimester as under

TRIMESTER THEME NO. OF COURSES MARKS NO OF HOURS
1 BUILDING BLOCKS OF MANAGEMENT 8 750 340
2 PRIMER TO SPECIALIZATIONS 8 750 340
3 NURTURING FUNCTIONAL SPECIALIZATIONS 8 800 360
4 INSIGHTS INTO SECTORIAL SPECIALIZATION 9 900 360
5 LEADERSHIP & SECTORIAL INSIGHTS 8 750 340
6 INDUSTRY IMMERSION 4 350 2700
  Total 45 4500 2010

We believe in “Andragogy” and not “Pedagogy”. In pedagogy emphasis is on transmitting the content, whereas Andragogy facilitates the acquisition of content. We encourage learner to identify their learning needs and help them achieve those needs, in short Student Centric. Learning programs are organized around life application, in other words Performance Centric. Learning in this PGDM program will be Active rather than Passive. Specific tools are:

  • Problem Solving through Case Studies.
  • Outbound Training / Live Projects / Business Modelling and Analytics
  • Simulation Labs
  • Business Plan
  • Learning through Movies & Films
  • Self Managed Teams
  • Brain Storming House
  • Business News Discussion & Analysis
  • Shadowing Assignments
  • Research Projects
  • Parents-Learner-Institute-Industry Interface

Every Learner will be evaluated both on objective basis and subjective basis as under

  Particulars Weightage
1. Term End Examination 50
2. Continuous Evaluation 50
  Total 100

The selected few differentiators of this PGDM Program are,

  • Most contemporary syllabus designed in consultation with industry and academic experts
  • One entire Term dedicated to Academia-Industry Integrated Internship
  • A term dedicated to Societal Sensitivity and Add-on Skill development through various training programs & certifications such as Advance Excel, SPSS, NCFM, RAI, etc
  • Holistic Learning & Development of Leadership Traits
  • Three dimensional program
  • Intensive Learner Centric & Performance Centric

The institute has an active Career Management Centre headed by an experienced Placement Officer and dedicated placement executives who continuously interact with company and organizes Campus Placements. As of today more than 150 companies have recruited our students in various capacities.

Yes. SFIMAR is a ten year old (rather we would say young & vibrant) management institute. It has an Alumni Association with a strong network of more than 600 ex-students rather managers working in distinguished positions in the industry.

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