Welcome to NICM - SJPI

                       Shri Jairambhai Patel Institute of Business Management and Computer Applications (Formerly known as National Institute of Cooperative Management), managed by National Institute of Cooperative Management Society (NICM Society) has been incorporated by the Gujarat State Cooperative Bank Ltd. in 1995, as non-profit, autonomous Institute and registered under the Societies Registration Act – 1860 as well as Public Trust Act - 1952.  NICM Society is devoted to activities concerned with education. The Institute is conducting two-year full-time MBA programme since 1999 and three-year full-time MCA programme since 2001. Both the MBA and MCA programmes are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi.  The Institute was affiliated to Gujarat University (State University of Gujarat) from its inception i.e.  from 1999 to 2008-09.   The Government of Gujarat has established a new University namely Gujarat Technological University 2008 and all the Technical self financed Institutes running MBA, MCA, Pharmacy, Engineering institutes have been affiliated to Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad.  Consequently,  this Institute has also become the part of Gujarat Technological University from the year 2008-09.   It is noteworthy to mention that, during the span of one decade only, the Institute has achieved several milestone and it been recognized as one of the eminent institute of higher education  and ranked one among the top five Self Finance B-Schools in Gujarat state.

                      SJPI is renowned for its world class infrastructure, excellent learning environment, quality and all-round edification through its multifaceted teaching-learning methodology, dynamic placement support through its placement cell etc. While its oldest professional B-School is consistently ranked among the top B-schools in Gujarat, besides conducting Two-Year Full time MBA and Three-Year full time MCA Programme, approved by AICTE, MHRD, Govt of India and affiliated to Gujarat Technological University,  the Institute having already established the Centre for Research for Ph.D. in the fields of Management, Commerce, Cooperation and Communication.   The Institute has also established a Centre of the Society for Creation of Opportunity through Proficiency in English (SCOPE) approved by Government of Gujarat; Agriculture Cooperative Staff Training Institute (ACSTI) accredited  by NABARD; Centre for Professional Excellence in Cooperatives (C-PEC),  accredited by Bankers’ Institute of Rural Development, Lucknow and Centre for Management Development, Research & Consultancy.  The Institute is in the process of establishing many other prominent academics units, viz.  Three-Year Part-Time (Evening) programme for the working professionals. SJPI has extensive collaborative arrangements with leading institutions and universities countrywide.

                       SJPI is the preferred destination of choice for students, faculty and recruiters.  The ambience and serenity of a world class infrastructure housed in a ‘green’ campus spread in 25 Acres of land; experience faculty who have proven themselves in their respective fields by providing an excellent blend of rigor and relevance in their teaching; staff who are ever ready to reach out; robust industry interaction; research aimed at solving problems of real work; a plethora of national and international collaborative arrangements; outreach activities that touch the lives of a wide cross section of society; an exemplary track record in career counseling and placement facilitation-combine to provide a rare synergy that transcends artificial barriers and enables students follow their hearts with passion and confidence.

                        The Institute has started to conduct two-year full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme in 1999 and three year full time Master in Computer Applications (MCA) programme in 2001. The Institute through its dynamic contribution and constant efforts it has played a pivotal role in introducing new disciplines of Cooperative Management, Agri-Business Management and NGO Management in MBA programme at Gujarat Technological University, which are being replicated by more than 140 institutes under GTU.  In a short span NICM has come to be recognised as a premier Institute of Higher education and research in Management and Information Technology.

 Academic Programmes


 Flagship Programmes

Two Years Full Time MBA programme

Three Years Full Time MCA programme

Two  Years Full Time MCA (Lateral) programme


Other Courses run by the Institute:

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the following fields:

(i)   Management, (ii) Commerce, (iii) Cooperation and (iv) Communication in affiliation with Gujarat  University.

(ii)  Ph.D. programme in Management (in affiliation with Gujarat Technological University)

Counseling sessions for the Government Diploma in Cooperation and Accountancy

Certificate Course in Management of Cooperative Societies (CMCS)

MDPs / EDPs for the personnel working in the field of Cooperatives and

Government Officials working in the department of Cooperation, Agriculture and Rural Development.

Centre for Professional Efficiency in Cooperatives (C-PEC)

Accredited by Bankers’ Institute of Rural Development, Lucknow

Agriculture Cooperative Staff Training Institute, (ACSTI) Accredited by NABARD.

        Faculty Development Programmes for the University Teachers & Researchers.