Introduction of Institute

Set up in 1993, SIMS is a premier Management Institute ranked amongst the top B Schools in India. SIMS is a constituent of the prestigious Symbiosis International University and is the only MBA institute of its kind in India and a shining example of PPP (Public Private Partnership) between Symbiosis and Government of India – Ministry of Defence since 2002. Its flagship MBA course is primarily for Defence Personnel and their Dependents with some seats for Civilian candidates. This ideal mix of defence dependents and civilians brings out the best in both and ensures holistic development. SIMS has an ergonomically designed and ideally located campus in the heart of Pune. It provides secure residential accommodation to over 600 female and male students, state of the art facilities and infrastructure. It is truly a “Home away from Home”.

SIMS is an ISO 9001:2015 quality certified management institute, one of the three institutes in complete Western India. SIMS is an accredited “Centre for Corporate Governance” of the ‘National Foundation of Corporate Governance’ (established by Ministry of Corporate Affairs and CII) and one of the few recognized as a Centre for Entrepreneurship by Department of Science and Technology.

SIMS has an enviable placement record and it offers an excellent return on investment in terms of the placement packages. Top Companies such as Deloitte, JP Morgan Chase, Credit Suisse, Infosys, TCS, Gartner, ICICI, HDFC, GE, Eaton Tech, Marsh, Mother Dairy, SBI, Religare Securities, Bajaj Allianz, Tata Motors, Tally Solutions, WNS, etc. are some of the loyal recruiters of SIMS student managers.

SIMS is the B-School which creates leaders who “Make a Difference”. Come and be a part of SIMS, become a leader and “Make a Difference”


Brig (Dr) Rajiv Divekar

(Director, SIMS,
Dean, Faculty of Management, SIU)

Brig Rajiv Divekar, is a veteran soldier and an academician. He had a very distinguished career in the Army which included service with the United Nations in Somalia and Lebanon.

He was a Faculty at Indian Military Academy, College of Engineering, Defence Services Staff College and Army War College. He has also done the Staff Course at Camberley, UK.

He has done M.Phil. from D. A. V. V. University and M.Sc. from Madras University. He has done his MBA specializing in Human Resource Management.

He is recipient of the “Rajiv Gandhi Education Excellence Award”, “RashtriyaVidya Gaurav Gold Medal Award” and “Education Leadership Award”. In the Nine years of his Directorship, SIMS has been rated as one of the best B- Schools in India.

Brig Rajiv Divekar (Retd) is Director of the SIMS. He was Head of Faculty Strategic and Operational Studies at Army War College, Faculty member in Defence Strategic Studies at Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. He has done his PhD from Symbiosis International University. He is a M. Phil from D A V V University and M.Sc. from Madras University. A Gold medalist in BE (civil), he has done his MBA specializing in Human Resource Management. He has rich experience of strategy, planning, logistics and human resource management based on his service with multinational team as United Nations Forces in Somalia and Lebanon.

He has served in Kargil and Leh on the Line of Control where he was responsible for the Logistics and Supply Chain Management of soldiers located on posts at 17000- 22000 feet in the Siachen Glacier.

He is a Paratrooper having done jumps from varied military aircraft. He has done sky diving, para sailing, water skiing, hot air ballooning and rappelling. He won the National Silver medal in 1981 in Coxed Fours Rowing event. He is an expert in construction of military bridges, demolitions, mine warfare, and bunkers and fortifications.

After 34 years of service in the Army, he left voluntarily and joined Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies as Director. SIMS is ranked among the top 25 B Schools in India.

He is a charter Member of the All India Management Association.

SIMS Committee

Lt Gen Arvind Walia Dr. S. B. Mujumdar Dr. (Mrs) Vidya Yeravdekar Lt. Gen Padam S Shekhawat
Chairman, SIMS Standing Committee
Officiating, Chief of Staff HQ Southern Command,
Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
Standing Committee Member, SIMS
Principal Director Symbiosis Society
SM Standing Committee Member, SIMS
MG Adm HQ Southern Command,
Maj Gen Indrajeet Singh Brig Kunal Kashyap Lt Gen Moti Dar Mr. Vishal Chordia
SC, SM GOC, DMSAStanding Committee Member
HQ Dakshin Maharashtra Sub Area,
Standing Committee Member, SIMS
PVSM, AVSM (Retd)Standing Committee Member, SIMS Standing Committee Member, SIMS Director Pravin Masalewale
Air Marshal B N Gokhale Brig Rajiv Divekar (Retd)
PVSM, AVSM, VM (Retd)Standing Committee Member, SIMS
Former Vice Chief of Air Staff, Consultant, DRDO
Director, SIMS

Dr. S B Mujumdar Dr. A V Sangamnerkar Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar Mrs. S S Mujumdar
President Vice President Principal Director Member
Dr.Swati Mujumdar Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar Dr. C R Patil Dr. Satish Ghali
Member Member Member Member
Mr. Abhijit Walimbe Mr. Sunil Shirole Mrs. Sneha Khandekar
Member Member Member

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SIMS Vantage

  • Re-Accredited by NAAC With "A++" Grade (3.56/4) in December 2022

  • Competent faculty assisting in the learning process of contemporary management disciplines.

  • Accredited by NAAC National Assessment and Accreditation Council (of the UGC) in November 2008.

  • Re-accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade.

  • SIMS is an ISO 9001:2015 quality certified management institute.

  • Centre for Corporate Governance of the National Foundation of Corporate Governance.

  • Focused collaborations with industry and robust placements in blue chip companies.

  • Executive MBA and PG Diploma’s in management education for working executives.

  • Programs for Min of Def, GoI (DG Resettlement) & logistics training for Indian Navy.

  • Global perspective through MoU with Leeds metropolitan university.

  • Heartiest Congratulations to Dr Ruby Chanda, Dr Vanishree and Manisha on getting the Best Research Paper award in Annual Conference of SCMHRD, Pune in Marketing.

  • MDP’s & innovative customized education programs for corporates.

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