Management Education is one of the most popular and satisfying post-graduate education option available to students in India today. The uniqueness of Management Education (or, an MBA degree) is that it can be acquired at any stage of a person’s career. A degree in Management equips a person to enter the world of business and commerce with a solid grasp of the theoretical concepts needed to succeed therein. Furthermore, a degree in Management from a good B-school exposes a student to myriad practical aspects of the real world which stand in good stead when the student sets out to make a career.
An education in Management offers students the option of specializing in branches such as Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, and Operations to name just the more popular options over the past three decades. However, nowadays we see the popularity of management degrees in areas such as Sports Management, Advertising and Communication, Hospitality Management, Tourism Management, Event Management and other such areas. Nevertheless, the appeal of the basic specializations still rule supreme in the minds of students.
Students graduating with an MBA degree typically start their career as a Management Trainee and after completion of probation are straightaway inducted into the management cadre. The career growth path of such candidates is generally seen to be much quicker than non-MBA students, of course, only when backed with a strong ability to deliver. Management students, because of their exposure to a wide range of courses over two years of study, gain knowledge of different aspects of doing business, and hence end up performing multiple roles and functions within organizations. This is one of the main reasons for MBA graduates finding popularity with organizations.
With growing business and commercial interactions across the world, it is to be expected that the demand for management graduates will only increase in the coming years.
Shri Chimanbhai Patel Institute of Management and Research (CPIMR), affiliated to the Gujarat Technological University, offers a 2-year full-time MBA program from its campus on SG Highway, Ahmedabad. The program highlights are:
- Four semesters (each of 15 weeks) spread over two academic years
- Examination on semester basis, but promotion on yearly basis
- Each semester there are seven subject
- First year – 14 subjects – all are compulsory
- Second year – 3 Type of Courses (Compulsory, Elective & Sectoral specialization)
- Five functional areas – HR, Finance, Marketing, IT and Entrepreneurship
- Opt for electives in 3rd semester that continues in 4th semester
- No exemption in case of similar course studied in other programmes
- Evaluation will be governed by the GTU rules/regulations
- Each course – five modules – five questions of 14 marks from each module
- Course completion – 36 sessions – 75 minutes each
- Summer training – end of 2nd semester for six to eight weeks
The performance of a student is continuously evaluated through:
- Class Participation
- Case Study Analysis
- Mid-term Tests
- Semester-end Examinations
The assessment pattern for MBA programme comprises a module of a final semester-end examination carried out by the Gujarat Technological University and internal evaluation by the institute.
All subjects having theory component carry a weightage of 150 marks – 70 marks for GTU’s final theory exam, 50 marks for CEC and 30 marks for mid semester examination.
The passing norm is minimum 50 % of marks in each individual head of University exam, mid-semester exam and internal assessment for all the subjects.
In case of the backlog (less than 50% marks in any component); whenever student clears the component, only 50%marks (max) is considered out of total marks for the subjects /head.
In case of failure to clear the remedial, student will have to appear in the regular semester test in the subsequent year.
Student having more than 4 backlogs after declaration of remedial exam result is not allowed for further studies, till he/she clears backlog/s; so as total number of backlogs are not more than 4.
Summer Internship Program (SIP)
Positioned between the first and second years, the program is the most effective aid in enabling our students to relate management theory to practice. It helps the students gain first-hand experience in a particular industry. It also provides students with ample opportunity to innovate, add to, and challenge ideas and techniques imbibed in the first year of their studies. It assists students in being more receptive to market needs and in deciding their area of specialization in the second year. Each student is guided and mentored by a designated faculty member during the course of his/her internship.
Both Central/State government scholarships for SC/ST students, besides scholarships for meritorious students are also available.
Anti-Ragging Committee:We at CPIMR have a zero-tolerance policy towards ragging. Directives of the AICTE, to prevent and curb ragging, at different times have been implemented by the institute.
Any act of physical or mental abuse (including bullying and exclusion) targeted at another student (fresher or otherwise) on the ground of color, race, religion, caste, ethnicity, gender (including transgender), sexual orientation, appearance, nationality, regional origins, linguistic identity, place of birth, place of residence or economic background.
Prevention of Ragging
CPIMR has a dedicated team of faculty members actively involved in implementing anti–ragging measures. The anti–ragging committee creates awareness of directives of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India to prevent and curb ragging.
Women Development Cell (WDC):
The principle of gender equality is enshrined in the Indian Constitution in its Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles. The Constitution not only grants equality to women, but also empowers the State to adopt measures of positive discrimination in favour of women. With the intention of bringing about parity between the genders, and in accordance with the UGC mandate as well as the Supreme Court of India, CPIMR has set up the Women’s Development Cell (WDC). The WDC organizes various activities and awareness programs that appeal to both the student community as well as faculty members. Activities include self-defense classes, gender sensitization & equality. We also provide a platform for women to share and discuss gender related issues as well as address grievances.
Grievance Redressal Cell:
SCPPGICA has created a mechanism for redressal of students’ grievances related to academic and non-academic matters, such as assessment, victimization, attendance, charging of fees, conducting of examinations, harassment by colleague students or teachers etc. The Grievance Redressal Committee shall consider only individual grievances of specific nature of staff and students of the Institute raised individually by the concerned aggrieved employee/ student of the Institute.
SC / ST Cell:
The Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) Cell has been constituted in the institute to look after the interests of students from the reserved category. It is expected to provide special inputs in areas where the students experience difficulties. The cell will monitor and try to resolve issues/grievances relating to SC/ST students at institute level only.
Anti-Sexual Harassment Cell:
To prevent harassment on the basis of gender, a rising incidence of which can be seen across the globe, we at CPI have set up Anti-Sexual Harassment Cells in all the institutes. We are committed to making our workplace safer and a harmonious place to work in.
The Management at CPIMR believes in a team-driven approach towards managing the day-to-day affairs of the institution, which frees them up for the more important strategic leadership function. With this objective in mind, several committees have been formed on campus that plan and execute the many operational aspects of running any institution.
Training and Mentoring Committee:
Mentoring is an art of sharing knowledge and experience beyond the curriculum and classroom teaching. CPIMR understand its significance and hence a dedicated committee of faculty members is continuously working towards the holistic development of students.
The goal of the mentoring program is to establish a trusting relationship with accountability and responsibility between the mentor and the mentee. Faculty mentors help students understand their interests and goals and assist them in planning for realistic & achievable career choices.
The success of an institute lies in the industry acceptability of its students. The Placement Committee at CPIMR works tirelessly in ensuring that the best corporate houses from different areas visit the institute for their recruitment solutions.
Research and Development (R&D) Committee:
Faculty members besides disseminating content need to also be involved in generating fresh content in the form of academic research. The R&D committee through a series of well planned and executed activities has created an environment conducive to research and development for both faculty members as well as students.
Internal Quality Assurance Committee (IQAC):
The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) is required to be established in all Universities/Colleges as per the UGC/ National Assessment Accreditation Council (NAAC) guidelines with Principal, as Chairperson. The IQAC acts as the documentation and record-keeping Cell for the institution, including assistance in the development of Assessment Criteria and Methodology Pro forma based on these regulations.
Industry Advisory Board (IAB):
In this age of industry-focused education, it is important to have a healthy interaction between an educational institute and members of the industry. The IAB aims to do just that with regular interactions between industry stalwarts and students in the form of Guest Lectures. The IAB also organizes get-togethers with industry partners to understand their needs and requirements better.
Our alumni are our brand ambassadors. Their success stories motivate the current generation of students to dream big. The Alumni Committee at CPIMR maintains and keep updated the records of all previous student batches, besides taking the lead in organizing the Alumni Meet.
Pedagogy & Innovative Practices
At CPIMR, students are trained to be goal oriented and focused in their pursuit of knowledge. At CPIMR, both students and faculty act in concert to widen a student’s exposure in management theories and practice. We emphasize on increasing the human skills by clear conceptual understanding of subjects with complete exposure to industry practices. Besides power-packed classroom sessions, our approach includes the following steps:
Every new student has to compulsorily register (for free) on Google classroom, which is actively used to disseminate information, submit assignments and also for discussions between faculty and students. It provides an option for catching up on lectures which a student might have missed for some genuine reason.
Students are divided into different groups by their roll numbers and each group is assigned a mentor faculty. The group involves themselves in curricular and co-curricular activities for enrichment. The Mentor faculty members solve their mentee students’ problems and guide them for performance enhancement. Additionally, there are group wise syndicate sessions. This system fosters community spirit and helps new students adjust to the management school culture quickly and smoothly.
To get in touch with changing developments, the budding management professionals are required to gather information from the vast library resources at their disposal. This is usually done for the purpose of enhancing the quality of classroom discussions.
Language Lab and Personality Development
Recognizing the need for a competency in the English language (oral as well as written) and an effective personality, we offer the facility of a Language Laboratory and Personality Development module for interested students. These students are guided in the areas of English Language Proficiency, Soft Skills Training and Personality Development. This add-on module comprising 10 sessions per semester, help make the students employable and give them a competitive edge.
Guest Lecture Series
Students during their tenure at CPIMR attend lectures by senior industry professionals from a variety of organizations. These lectures, conducted every Saturday, provide the students with a wide exposure to real-life management problems, and best practices followed by corporate bodies besides a healthy dose of motivation!
Faculty members assign topics to individual students / groups of students on which presentations are to be made. This not only improves the presentation and communication skills of the students, but also boosts their confidence levels.
To help students understand the workings of the industry, we conduct periodic industrial and corporate visits. These sessions – spanning an entire working day add tremendously to the practical understanding of business processes.
The admissions process is conducted by the Admissions Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC), Gujarat. The process begins in the month of June every year. You can follow the link http://www.jacpcldce.ac.in/mba.asp for more information.
The Institute has an intake of 180 students each year. The admission to the two-year MBA program is through a competitive entrance examination, conducted by the CMAT-AICTE every year.
The minimum academic requirement to get admission to the MBA program is of 50% marks for open category and 45% marks for the reservation category in any of the graduate streams. Post graduates may also apply.
Candidates awaiting their results may also apply, provided they clear their exam with the requisite marks before a specified date.
Guest Lecture Series
As a knowledge supplement activity, at CPIMR we have a Saturday lecture series, in which we invite speakers from the industrial and corporate world to share their experiences with students. Each speaker speaks on a topic that will be of practical importance to a graduating student. A few former speakers at our lecture series include:
Ms. Bhoomika Vanchoo, Chief Manager and Branch in-charge – NSE
Mr. Achal Bakeri, MD – Symphony ltd
Mr. Hiren Bhatt, Operation Head – GVK EMRI 108
Mr. Ashish Kaul, MD – Stovech Industries Ltd
Mr. Pankaj Popat, Cluster Head, HDFC Bank
Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, MD – Hester Biosciences Ltd.
Mr. Manoj Somani, MD – Gopala Polyplast Ltd
Mr. Sudeep Sharma, HR Manager – Piramal Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Mr. Kartikey Rajput, Promoter – Urban Chowk
Mr. Nirav Shah, Founder – Wakeuptodream
RJ Dhvanit – Radio Mirchi
Mr. Abhishek Jain, Renowned Film Director
Mr. Sattvik Bela Trivedi, Director – ICORE Overseas
Mr. Himanshu Dhadnekar, Founder & CEO, MotivPrints.com
Mr. Jinal Manani, Sr. Executive – Aditya Birla Fashion Limited
Mr. Nrupesh Shah, Executive Director – Symphony Limited
Mr. Pawan Parikh, Director – Constantia Parikh
Mr. Mehul Parikh, Head HR – Dresser-Rand
Mr. Kunal Jalota, Head International Marketing – Otsuka Pharma
Seminars and Symposiums
Seminars and symposiums are two of the knowledge enrichment tools widely used at CPIMR. Students get to participate in and listen to experts from the fields expounding on topics of significance. A few such events carried out in the previous years are mentioned below.
Symposium on Challenges in Financial Service
Sector in which the speakers were:
Mr. Yamal Vyas – Financial Consultant
Mr. Devarsh Vakil – Head – Advisory, HDFC Securities Ltd
Mr. Arvind Gupta – D.G.M., SBI, Ahmedabad
Mr. Tejas Shukla – Head (Guj), DSP Black Rock
Symposium on Recent challenges to manage HR in today’s dynamic environment in which the speakers were:
Dr. D.M. Pestonji – Dean, CEPT University
Mr. B. Ramesh – CEO, CBCC (USA)
Ms. Sonal Shah – Head HR, Gateway Technologies
Ms. Kanchan Komerwar – Head HR, Viom Technologies
Symposium on Emerging Trends in HR in which the speakers were:
Mr. Shobit Tyagi – Head H.R and Admin, Arvind Denim Ltd.
Mr. Bhavik Shah – Corporate Trainer, IIFL
Mr. Chintan Shah – AVP, Ahmedabad, IIFL
Mr. Babu Thomas – Head H.R., E.M.R.I. Services
Mr. Sumit Varghese – CEO, Your H.R. Buddy
Symposium on Transpiring Marketing Avenues in 21st century in which the speakers were:
Mr. Ashish Jha – Advocate, Gujarat High Court
Mr. Arun Bansal – AGM, Indian Bank
Mr. Azad Singh – GM, Indian Bank
Mr. Shomil Sahai – Branch Manager, Vastrapur, Indian Bank
Mr. Dharampaul Mahajan – Director Sales & Marketing, Protocol Technologies
Symposium on Emerging Debt Market Trends in India in which the speakers were:
Mr. Ashish Shah – AGM, State Bank of India
Mr. Jaydeep Vora – Cluster Head, L&T Mutual Fund
Mr. Ashish Shah – Director, Wealth First
Symposium on Emerging Trends and Challenges in the Financial Services Sector in which the speakers were:
Mr. Rajit Jain – Practicing CA
Mr. Harshal Shelat – Wealth Consultant, IIFL
Mrs. Renisha Chainani – Head (Commodity and Currency Research) – Monarch Networth Capital
TEAM General Management Seminar
CPIMR organized the first TEAM General Management Seminar on Digital Transformation: Impact on Businesses on 9th February, 2019. The speakers from Industry and Academics held the audience spellbound with their knowledge and insights.
The four speakers were (in order of their talks):
Shri P. Ganesh, Sr. Associate Faculty – EDII, Gandhinagar
Major Shirish Patil, Founder – Turv Consulting
Mr. Mukul Sachan, COO – Lendingkart
Dr. Prof. Bala Bhaskaran, Campus Director – Swarnim Startup University
1. 80% attendance necessary in each course
2. Attendance is continually monitored
3. Defaulters are initially informed by mail, thereafter, parents are called to meet the director
4. Class entry later than 5 minutes – NOT ALLOWED
5. Students loitering on campus during sessions – Punishable
6. Compulsory presence in class during
- 1. Foundation Course at the beginning of the 1st semester
- 2. Presentation of a group
- 3. Class test or quiz
- 4. Case discussion
- 5. Guest lecture, seminar, workshop or conference
- 6. Submission of project and assignments
- 7. Viva voce at the end of each semester
8. Academic and co-curricular events
1. ID card compulsory
2. Text books, scientific calculator compulsory
3. Personal set of text books to be bought
4. Pre-read relevant study material
5. Regular notes in foolscap books
6. Allowed to bring laptop computers
7. Submit presentation draft to concerned faculty member two days in advance – can email it too
8. Non-attendance in quiz/tests, assignments, presentations and misbehavior during sessions- Punishable.
Computer and Internet Laboratory Norms
1. Labs should be used only during the allotted time
2. A prior permission must be obtained for any extra use of labs
3. Lab equipment must be handled with care, students misusing lab facilities will have to pay the damages/penalties
4. Each student should join group e-mail and messaging facilities
5. Students must shut down the systems properly before leaving the lab
1. Smoking, Chewing Gutka, Tobacco, Chewing gum, Paan masala or any mouth freshener is strictly prohibited
2. Use of mobiles in the class or on the campus is prohibited as per the University guidelines.
3. Students should regularly check the notice boards as well as their mails for notices and announcements.
4. Vehicles are to be parked at the space designated for MBA students.
5. Health club facilities after the regular sessions are over, on weekdays.
6. Formal dress on every Saturday and on events :Class presentations, Guest lectures, Seminars, Workshops, Conferences, Viva voce, Pre-placement talks, Placement interviews, Corporate visits etc.
1. Enjoy Garden around the campus without damaging it.
2. Students must throw waste in dustbins. Students should use canteen for lunch and not the classrooms. Those students who have lunch outside of canteen should use mattresses/paper sheets to avoid spilling food on floor. Those littering on campus will be fined heavily.
3. Maintain decorum of the campus while in class, library, assembly, health club, canteen or any other area.
4. Appreciation certificates will be awarded to students who have made efforts to protect environment and conserve scarce natural resources on and off the campus.
Faculty in CPIMR
Prof. Abhinava Singh
Professor & I/C Director
Prof. Abhinava Singh
Dr. Mayur Shah
Dr. Mayur Shah
Dr. Anu Gupta
Dr. Anu Gupta
Ms. Chandni Dave
Ms. Chandni Dave
Dr. Kedar Bhatt
Dr. Kedar Bhatt
Ms. Nazneen Sheikh
Ms. Nazneen Sheikh
Dr. Priyanka Shah
Dr. Priyanka Shah
Mr. Rajesh Desai
Mr. Rajesh Desai
Dr. Richa Pandit
Dr. Richa Pandit
Mr. Sandeep Shroff
Mr. Sandeep Shroff
Ms. Sarika Singh
Ms. Sarika Singh
Dr. Subhasish Mitra
Dr. Subhasish Mitra
Dr. Swati Saxena
Dr. Swati Saxena
CREST is the Annual Inter-College Management Festival organized by students of CPIMR. This 2-day extravaganza attracts more than 1000 students each year from premier B-schools across Ahmedabad. CREST was conceived as an activity to help students gain a first-hand experience of event planning, execution and management and the student community at CPIMR have ensured that the event has grown in scale with every passing year.
It is a tradition to welcome newcomers to any organization, so why should we at CPIMR not do the same? The elaborately planned and executed Fresher’s Day followed by the Fresher’s Party by the second year students at CPIMR stands testimony to their creativity, enthusiasm and practical management skills.
Every year, it is time to bid adieu to a batch of graduating students. As they step into an uncertain world with dreams in their eyes, we leave them with fond memories of their alma mater.
An alumni meet is a platform for ex-students of the institute to visit the campus again to relive old memories. The alumni meet for 2018 was conducted on 28th April 2018 at our institute campus. Around 60 students visited the campus again after a long time.
Involvement in sports is encouraged at CPIMR and to institutionalize our commitment to sports, we at CPIMR organize our annual Sports Day in January of every year. A healthy student participation in a variety of outdoor and indoor sporting events offers a much needed respite from the daily classroom schedule.
India is a country of many cultures. It is a wonderful aspect of our multiculturalism that all festivals are celebrated with equal fervor and devotion throughout the country. Navratri is one such festive occasion that is celebrated in different ways and forms across the country. Worshipping the Goddess in her nine avatars, Navratri, is a festival of nine nights followed by Dussehra celebrations. To make students aware about the culture of our country, we organize Navratri celebration on our campus every year. It is indeed a sight to behold the wonderfully and traditionally decked up youngsters immerse themselves in the spirit of the festival.
Women Development Cell (WDC) Activity
A one-day workshop was conducted on the theme, “Rethinking Women’s Role”, for the faculty members from various streams. The speakers included:
Ms. Sujata Shah
Ms. Aarti Vyas Patel – Actress and Producer
Dr. Punita Harne – Professor at Department of Journalism
Ms. Mitali Shah – RBSA Advisors
The WDC organized a fortnight long self-defense training module for students with the help of Surkasha Setu Society, Ahmedabad City Police.
Research & development
SPSS Workshop for Students
As a part of curriculum of management course, we discuss the concepts of research in detail in the classroom but to discuss how statistical analysis and interpretation can be done on collected responses, we conducted an SPSS workshop at our institute for first year management students. The workshop was conducted by subject experts from the faculty pool at CPIMR. The content of workshop was designed in a way to benefit the student participants.
Academic conferences are the culmination of a thriving research orientation. They are a platform where academicians and research scholars present their views and ideas before a distinguished audience. Research papers are presented, discussed and debated and this provides further impetus to the climate of research in the institute. At CPIMR we have been periodically conducting such conferences. A glimpse into our previous conferences is offered here:
Perspective 2015: A National Conference on Contemporary Issues in Management was organized on 23rd January, 2015
Research and Development Calendar for 2018-19
National Conference on Management: January 2019
Workshop on Research Methodology: January 2019
FDP on Teaching Pedagogy: May 2019
Placements @ CPIMR
Placement Support Activities
At CPIMR we provide placement assistance and guidance to students, right from the commencement of their first year.
This assistance is provided in the form of training for Aptitude Tests, Resume Building and preparation for GDs and Interviews.
Mentoring sessions are conducted regularly to help the students identify their strengths and weaknesses, and plan their career accordingly.
This year, the Placement Department conducted a Placement Workshop by Mr. Devang Patel, besides Orientation sessions by Mr. Karan Bhatia (BYJU’s), Mr. Happy Prakash Pandey (HFFC) and Mr. Rajesh Desai (HDFC Ltd.)
Placements 2018-19 saw a whopping 75 companies visiting campus, which constituted a 15% jump over the previous year.
Banking, Finance and Insurance:
Kotak Mahindra Bank
AEGON Religare Life Insurance
ICICI Prudential Life Insurance
Shriram General Insurance
Apollo Munich Health Insurance
NJ India Invest Pvt. Ltd.
KGMS Broking and Research
Retail and B2B:
Fastrack HR Services
Phyto Life Sciences
S&P Global Market Intelligence
iSpark IT Services
The average salary offered on campus increased by 30% over the previous year to INR 3.9 lakhs per annum, with the maximum package witnessing a whopping 20% jump over the previous year to 8 lakhs per annum.
The Alumni Relationship Committee at CPIMR has been making an effort to contact alumni in order to rebuild old connections and foster new relationships. The benefits of having a strong alumni base are obvious and it is our hope that starting this academic year we can create an active list of alumni engagement activities.
We are proud of our students and we know that many of you are making a really valuable contribution to society. We believe it is important to keep track of our students’ accomplishments and achievements and share this information with others.
We would request you to please provide your details in the Form. It will help us keep our Alumni Database updated.
In case you are in touch with any of your batch-mates, please share the link with them too.
Click here to view CPIMR Alumni E-NewsLetter
Grievances Redressal Cell
CPIMR has created a mechanism for redressal of students’ grievances related to academic and non-academic matters, such as assessment, victimization, attendance, charging of fees, conducting of examinations, harassment by colleague students or teachers etc. The Grievance Redressal Committee shall consider only individual grievances of specific nature of staff and students of the Institute raised individually by the concerned aggrieved employee/ student of the Institute.