Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Welcomed into CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies has joined the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program since September 2017. This helps our MBA students to take the first step towards a successful career by preparing for the CFA Program. Our MBA program has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program. This program positions student’s will to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world. Entry into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited for preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations. By participating in this program, Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.

About CFA Institute

CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and administers the industry gold standard CFA charter. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has more than 170,000 members in 166 countries and territories, including more than 178,000 CFA charter holders. For more information, visit

About the CFA Program

The CFA Program sets a standard for developing the skills, standards, competence, and integrity of financial analysts, portfolio managers, investment advisers, and other investment professionals worldwide. It is widely considered the investment profession’s most rigorous credentialing program. Administered in English, the CFA curriculum and examinations are identical worldwide. Fewer than one in five candidates who begin the program successfully complete it and go on to earn the coveted CFA charter, the “gold standard” for investment professionals. Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies provides an excellent opportunity to their students across their two-year study program to be a part of the CFA scholarship by selecting the students based on a pre-determined criteria and helping them to avail benefits of the same.

Every year JP Morgan offers scholarship to the bright finance students of SIMS. JPMorgan’s Launching Leaders is about recognizing and rewarding exceptional students – people with unique experiences and diverse backgrounds. Selection is based on academic performance and a case study presentation and only those students are selected who demonstrate intelligence, ambition and a serious interest in global finance.

SIMS is happy to announce her association with SPSS in training IBM SPSS 22.0 package for researchers and practitioners. SIMS and SPSS would be jointly holding training sessions for researchers, academicians, students and corporate for use and awareness of this powerful statistical software, which is being widely used by Companies, research agencies and educational institutions. Faculty members across institutions could take this opportunity towards developing their research skills and quality.

A large number of corporates, research professionals, middle and junior management personnel approach us for conduct of certified modules for two to three days on Advanced Statistics. We are glad to inform you that we have an MoU with IBM SPSS for conduct of this certified module and have been conducting it regularly for the past four years where in the the resource person is a trained instructor from IBM SPSS. It has proved to be a major success, attracting a number of participants.

In the past, a large number of faculty, Researchers, Research scholars, Industry Personnel and students from all over India have received IBMSPSS certification as well as benefited from the workshop on -“Application of statistics in Research”

Some of them are: Pune – NIBM,DIAT, Fergusson College, SNDT, BharatiVidypeeth, NIA,Indira School of Business Studies, Symbiosis International University Mumbai- NITIE,NIIT Hyderbad : VgnanaJyoti Institute of Management,ITM Business School

Karanataka – RayalaseemsUniversity ,Karnool, ,Gulberga University Rourekele – NIT RourekelaGoa- BITS Pilani The most recent MDP’s are ..

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SIMS – IBM SPSS workshop

Date : Date : 9th to 11th August 2015

No of Participants: 59

Resource Person Name : Mr Sameer Virani and

Prof Komal Chopra

SIMS – IBM SPSS workshop

Date : 17th to 19th August 2014

No of Participants: 37

Resource Person Name : Mr Sameer Virani and

Prof Komal Chopra

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SIMS – IBM SPSS workshop

Date : 23rd to 25th Feb 2014

No of Participants: 60

Resource Person Name : Mr Sameer Virani and

Prof Komal Chopra

SIMS and BSEBF (Bombay Stock Exchange Broker’s Forum) have signed an MOU which non-commercial in nature. The objective of this MOU to enhance the employability of students, in the banking and financial service domain.

The SIMS C to C – MDP and Consulting Cell has undertaken a Mission to partner with the Corporates in the ongoing management revolution. It is our endeavour to provide state – of – art, innovative training modules ranging from one day general and customized programs to full-fledged training programs spread over a period of few months, designed to meet specific requirements. Besides we also provide other value add on services like consulting.

Our motto in our mission can be encapsuled in one word ‘Excellence’. Also keeping the above in mind, we have evolved a Vision which can be summed thus : Innovation, Customization, Commitment and Delivery.

The Institute has associated with a number of organisations including CII, FICCI, NASSCOM, ICICI Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Pune Management Association, National Foundation of Corporate Governance and MCCIA to promote industry-academia interaction and conduct training programs. Academia-industry interaction through Guest lectures, industry and corporate visits, and ‘faculty on campus’ by industry are welcomed. SIMS conducts Management Development Programs and Corporate Governance development programs for the corporate world across a wide array of contemporary issues, that are designed to sharpen skills and broaden perspectives at all levels.

A Management Development Programe (MDP) in the area of Business Strategy titled “Strategic Decision Making through Business Simulation” was conducted at the Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) on 23rd July 2017. – Dr. Komal Chopra and Dr. Sanjay Pawar were the organizers (program in-charge) of this MDP. – Dr. Sanjay Pawar also conducted an initial theory session at the MDP on the topic of “Business Strategy”. – The resource person of the MDP was Mr Atish Bakhru, SAP Global Solutions Support Team, Tata Consultancy Services. The participant composition was diverse consisting of PG Students, Industry Managers and Faculty of Education Institutions. In all, 31 participants from various cities attended the MDP. Industry managers from IBM, Mahindra & Mahindra, Vodafone and Quick Heal Technologies attended the MDP. The program feedback was encouraging and the MDP organizers even received favorable response emails from some of the participants post the event.

Dr. Suruchi Pandey Condcuting MDP
Rajiv Divekar , Director SIMS Conducting Session

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Date : 28-02-2015

Conducted By : Prof. Arti Chandani & Dr. Mita Mehta

Name of The Guest / Speaker : Prof. M. Dhanunjay, Mr. Raghav Kochhar, Mr. Pushpendra V. K.

Theme: MDP on , “Polish your PowerPoint Presentation & Excel Skills”

SIMS organised a unique MDP which aimed at providing an insight into as to how to convert real world applications in Excel spread sheet model and to present the same using PowerPoint. It gave the understanding into basics, functions and data analysis for Excel. The PowerPoint session covered adding images into slides, change background design, and slide transitions and animations. The experts were, Prof. M. Dhanunjay Kumar, Mr. Raghav Kochhar and Mr. Pushpendra V.K. There were 6 participants who attended this MDP and were immensely benefitted from the expert advice. The participants expressed their desire to attend the similar MDP in future as there were real time benefits attached to this MDP. Dr. Mita Mehta and Prof. Arti Chandani thanked all the participants and judges to make the event successful.

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) conducted one day MDP on “Leaders’ Training” for 23 employees of Gestamp Automotive India Pvt Ltd, Chakan, Pune, a global vendor of Volkswagen.

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) conducted 6 day Management Development Program on “Developing Salesmen into Businessmen” for their employees . This program was conducted during 25th May to 30 May 2015. Total 19 employees of Vaibhav Empire Pvt Ltd attended the same course.

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