MBA Program


Categories


Defence Open

As per MoU with Ministry of Defence clause no. 13 sub clause (d) The term Defence Personnel would mean only those serving / retired Defence Personnel from the Army, Navy and Air Force who fall in the category of ex-serviceman as laid down vide Ministry of Defence Letter no. 36034/5/85 -Estt (SCT) dated 14th April, 1987.

Defence Category- Open/General: 80% seats for dependents (Children/Ward) of Defence personnel.(as per merit)

Download Appendix-A


* Note:

Dependent’s in Defence category of following are eligible to apply :

  • Serving Army, Navy or Air force (hereinafter termed as Defence) personnel.
  • Pensioners of regular Army, Navy or Air force.
  • Ex-servicemen including ex-Short Service Officers (who have completed 5 years service)
  • MNS officers who have taken retirement after 10 years of completed service (without pensionary benefit).
  • War Widows who are in receipt of liberalized pension.
  • TA personnel who have completed 10 years of embodied service.
  • Adopted children of Defence personnel (adopted at least 5 years prior to seeking admission).
  • Children of widows of Defence personnel who are born as a result of second marriage with Defence personnel.

(Please refer to Govt of India letter no. 36034/5/85-Estt. (SCT), dated 14th April 1987
for clarification on ‘ex-serviceman’).


Documents to support eligibility (Dependents duly attested by Class 1-gazetted officer/magistrate).


A. Dependents of Serving Defence Personnel: Officers: Unit DO Part II Order / AG Branch (Org 5) / equivalent copy indicating family details. Personnel below Officers’ Rank: Unit Part II Order / Records office copy indicating family details.


B. Dependents of pensioners/ex-Servicemen:

  • Copy of CCDA (Pension), Allahabad / DCDA (Air Force), Delhi / CDA (Navy), Mumbai; PPO indicating grant of pensionary awards.
  • Copy Unit Part II Order / AG Branch or equivalent / Record office indicating details of family members.
  • Certificate of ex-servicemen from Zilla Sainik Board will not be acceptable.

International Student

A few seats are available for international/NRI category students as per Symbiosis International (Deemed University) regulations.

The admissions of International studentsare centrailzed for all the constituent institutes of Symbiosis International University and routed through Symbiosis center for International Education (SCIE)


All International students aspiring for admission are required to contact below


Symbiosis Center for International Education

Senapati Bapat Road, Pune-411004

Maharasshtra, India

Tel: +91-20 25671905(Ext. 312/150)

Fax: +91-20 25659209

Email:intadmissions@symbiosis.ac.in

Website: www.scie.ac.in

Defence Special Category

As per MoU with Ministry of Defence clause no. 13 sub clause (d) The term Defence Personnel would mean only those serving / retired Defence Personnel from the Army, Navy and Air Force who fall in the category of ex-serviceman as laid down vide Ministry of Defence Letter no. 36034/5/85 -Estt (SCT) dated 14th April, 1987. Defence category- Special: 10% seats for dependents of Defence personnel killed in action (war, Counter Insurgency or war like operation), disabled in action (war, Counter Insurgency or war like operation), with more than 50% disability, next of kin of service personnel who have died while in service, death being attributable to military service.(as per merit)

Download Appendix-B


* Note:

Dependents in Defence Special Category:

  • Copy of Ministry of Defence letter indicating grant of Special/Liberalised Family Pensionary awards; copy of CDA (Pension/DCDA (Air Force)/CDA (Navy) indicating award of Special/Liberalised Pensionary awards.
  • Copy of AG Branch / equivalent / Records office/Military Hospital order indicating nature and cause of death disablement

Open Category (formerly Industry Sponsored)

Open Category: 10% seats are in open category to civilian candidates.(as per merit).


Tentative Dates of SNAP and admission activity MBA Batch 2021-23


Activity

Date

SNAP Registration Commences (www.snaptest.org)

September 24th, 2020 (Thursday)

Registration/Payment for SIMS commences

September 24th, 2020 (Thursday)

SNAP Registration close on

November 30th, 2020 (Monday)

Admit Card Live on (www.snaptest.org)

December 5th, 2020 (Saturday)

SNAP Online test

December 20th, 2020 (Sunday)
January 6th, 2021 (Wednesday)
January 9th, 2021 (Saturday)

Test Time (for all dates)

11.00 am to 12.00 noon

Last date of online registration for SIMS MBA Programme and Payment

January 21st, 2021 (Thursday) till 11.59 PM

SNAP Result

January 22nd, 2021 (Friday)

List of candidates shortlisted for GEPIWAT

January 29th (Friday), 2021

SIMS form and Slot booking

Till February 6th, 2021 (Saturday) till 11.59 PM

Shortlist call letter publication (GE-PIWAT admit Card)

February 8th, 2021 (Monday)

Dates of WAT

February 12th(Friday) to 13th(Saturday), 2021

Dates of GEPI

February 14th to 21st, 2021 (Sunday to Saturday )

Announcement of First Merit list

March 2nd, 2021 (Tuesday) – March 6th, 2021 (Saturday)

Last date for payment of fees for candidates in the first merit list

5th April 2021 (Monday) till 11.59 PM

Candidate Reporting at Institute and Hostel allotment

7th June 2021 (Monday)

Programme Commencement

8th June 2021 (Tuesday)

Note:* Please note that the above dates are tentative and this is subject to change and aspirants will be informed.

Connect With Sims

An initiative taken by the Vconnect team of SIMS, “Connect With SIMS” aims at providing an interactive platform for aspiring MBA candidates. The idea was conceived in August 2014 under the aegis of Brig. Rajiv Divekar (Retd), Director SIMS and Dr. Suruchi Pandey. Conducting seminars across cities, the session seeks to provide an insight and guide MBA aspirants regarding the SNAP test and SIMS Pune.

An informative session to do away with doubts and myths surrounding the MBA program and SNAP and familiarize to them the new selection process, Connect with SIMS allows the audiences with an opportunity to clarify doubts through a one-on-one interaction with student managers from SIMS.

Hitting the floor with its 1st edition in September,” Connect With SIMS” looks forward to interacting with the vast pool of endeavoring talent in all defence establishments across the country in the following cities-

- Bengaluru - Chandigarh - Delhi - Hyderabad - Kolkata - Mumbai - Pune

In Your City Very Soon...

MBA Admission

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FAQ's


Note: All the following FAQs were applicable for the admission process for the year 2021. They might change for the next year’s admission process! Please contact the Admissions department for any queries.


General



  1. What is the ranking of SIMS?

    Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune has been ranked as 3rd amongst the Top Leading B-Schools of Super Excellence in India. SIMS has been ranked as 3rd in the State of Maharashtra amongst private institutes in India. It has been ranked 11th for placement, USP, Social Responsibility, Networking & Industry Interface in India (Both Government & Private)and has been ranked 11th for Faculty, Publication, Research, Consultancy, MDP & other programmes in India (Both Government & Private) {As per CSR BHRD 2018 Survey}.

  2. Does SIMS encourage Entrepreneurship?

    Entrepreneurship culture is of key importance to SIMS. To keep this culture alive SIMS opened an Incubation center in 2010 which acts as a platform for students with entrepreneurial zeal to realize their dreams. At SIMS we believe a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and Incubation Centre acts as the first stepping stone. It has initiated ‘IDENTIFY ORAL CARE’.

  3. When do you provide official leave?

    Official leaves are only provided when you participate in inter-institute events, competitions, events of reputation.

  4. What is the attendance criteria?

    You have to maintain 90% in all semesters to appear for the placement process and 75% for appearing in the exams as per SIU rules.

  5. Which specializations do you offer?

    We offer Finance, HR, Marketing, Operations as major. Finance, Marketing, International Business, Information System, Operations, as minor.

  6. When do students get to know their major specializations?

    The students can select their specializations by the end of the first semester. But marks obtained also play a part in the specialization selection process.

  7. When is the specialization allotted to students and do they have any fixed number of seats?

    There are common subjects in 1st semester. At the end of the 1st semester, you are supposed to choose your specializations. There is a limit in the number of seats for the students. However, a minimum of 20 students is required to start a specialization.

  8. What is the ratio of work ex and freshers?

    There has been a good mix of freshers and work ex-students.

  9. Which specialization is better and why?

    It entirely depends on your field of interest, personality, and experience in the relevant field.

  10. Are exchange programs available at SIMS?

    Yes, we provide exchange programs. There are summer schools and collaborations with many foreign universities. For more detailed information visit SIMS website or visit https://www.sims.edu/collaborations.

  11. Is the first semester common for all specializations?

    Yes, it is common for all specializations.

  12. The pre-orientation exam will be online or offline?

    It will be online.

  13. How is the curriculum decided?

    The curriculum is decided by SIMS in consultation with SIU and keeps updating as per the industry needs and requirements.

  14. What happens during orientation?

    One of the features that sets SIMS apart is its orientation period. The orientation acts like a Launchpad for their foray into the corporate world. It is tough, hectic and prepares them for a rigorous life in the corporate world. The orientation also builds batch unity and friendship that last for a lifetime, making it an unforgettable experience.

  15. I have done my bachelor's as a correspondence course degree. Can I apply for SIMS?

    Yes, you can apply to SIMS if you meet the eligibility criteria. SIU has a list of universities whose correspondence course degree is accepted for MBA admissions. Kindly mail your mark sheet or degree certificate to The Admission Department - admission@sims.edu

  16. What about teaching pedagogy?

    SIMS uses flip-classroom, group activity, role plays, individual assignments, class PPT, research articles, Case studies as a major methodology of teaching. The regular conduct of guest talks, seminars, market simulation, Quizzes, market surveys, latest happenings discussion along academic syllabus coverage are an integral part of academics.

  17. What is the seat reservation structure at SIMS for MBA?

    Seat Structure: -
    80% seats for dependents (Children/Ward) of defense personnel (as per merit)
    10% seats are in the open category to civilian candidates /sponsored or recommended by the Industry (as per merit)
    10% seats for dependents of Defence personnel killed in action (war, counter-insurgency or warlike operation), disabled in action (war, Counter Insurgency or warlike operation), with more than 50% disability, next to kin of service personnel who have died while in service, death being attributable to military service. (as per merit). Serving Officers from defence can apply for Two years full time MBA programme while on study leave.

ACADEMICS

1. What is the ranking of SIMS?

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune Ranked SIMS No.1 Top B-school for MBA (Executive ) in India. Note: In 2018, SIMS was at No.3. for more details Click Here


2.Does SIMS encourage Entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship culture is of key importance to SIMS. To keep this culture alive SIMS opened an Incubation center in 2010 which acts as a platform for students with entrepreneurial zeal to realize their dreams. At SIMS we believe journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and Incubation Center acts as the first stepping stone.It has initiated ‘ IDENTIFY ORAL CARE’.


3. When do you provide official leave?

Official leaves are only provided when you participate in inter-institute events, competitions, events of reputation.


4. What is the attendance criteria?

You have to maintain 90% in all semesters to appear for placement process and 75% for appearing in the exams as per SIU rules.


5. Which specializations do you offer?

We offer HR, Marketing, Finance, Operations, and International Business & Information System as major. HR, Marketing, Finance, International Business, Information System, Operations, Retail Management & Entrepreneurship as minor.


6. When do students get to know their major specializations?

The students can select their specializations by the end of the first semester. But marks obtained also play a part in the specialization selection process.


7. When is the specialization allotted to students and do they have any fixed number of seats?

There are common subjects in 1st semester. In the end of the 1st semester you are supposed to choose your specializations. There is a limit in the number of seats for the students. However, a minimum of 20 students are required to start a specialization.


8. What is the ratio of work ex and freshers?

There has been a good mix of freshers and work ex-students.


9. Which specialization is better and why?

It entirely depends on your field of interest, personality and experience in the relevant field.


10. Are exchange programs available at SIMS?

Yes, we provide exchange programs; there are summer schools and collaborations with many foreign universities.


11. Is the first semester common for all specializations?

Yes, it is common for all specializations.


12. The pre-orientation exam will be online or offline?

It will be online.


13. How is the curriculum decided?

The curriculum is decided by SIMS in consultation with SIU.


14. What happens during orientation?

One of the features that sets SIMS apart is its orientation period. The orientation acts like a Launch Pad for their foray into the corporate world. It is tough, hectic and prepares them for a rigorous life in the corporate world. The orientation also builds batch unity and friendship that last for a lifetime, making it an unforgettable experience.


15. I have done my bachelors as a correspondence course degree. Can I apply for SIMS?

Yes, you can apply to SIMS if you meet the eligibility criteria. SIU has a list of universities whose correspondence course degree is accepted for MBA admissions. Kindly mail your marksheet or degree certificate to The Admission Department - admissions@sims.edu


16. What about teaching pedagogy?

SIMS uses flip-classroom, group activity, role plays, individual assignments, class PPT, research articles, Case studies as major methodology of teaching. The regular conduct of guest talks, seminars, market simulation, Quizzes, market surveys, latest happenings discussion along with academics syllabus coverage are integral part of academics.

What is the seat reservation structure at SIMS for MBA?

Ans: Seat Structure:

  • 80% seats for dependents (Children/Ward) of defence personnel(as per merit)
  • 10% seats are in open category to civilian candidates /sponsored or recommended by the Industry(as per merit)
  • 10% seats for dependents of Defence personnel killed in action(war, counter insurgency or war like operation),disabled in action(war, Counter Insurgency or war like operation),with more than 50% disability, next to kin of service personnel who have died while in service, death being attributable to military service.(as per merit)

GE-PIWAT PROCESS



  1. What is the GE-PIWAT process of SIMS?

    GEPIWAT stands for Group Exercise, Personal Interaction and Writing Ability Test. It is a process in which potential candidates are invited for further assessment after being shortlisted based on SNAP exam results. It has three sub-processes, namely:
    ● GROUP EXERCISE – Candidates are divided into groups and each group is given a particular exercise like story formation or discussion.
    ● WAT – Writing Ability Test evaluates the candidate’s writing skills. They could be shown a picture or a video or an abstract or a situational question, wherein based on their understanding they will have to write or give a solution of the same.
    ● PERSONAL INTERACTION – Candidates are interviewed by the Panel based on their resume, academic qualifications, interests and knowledge about current events.

  2. How will I be intimated if I am shortlisted for GEPIWAT?

    You will receive an e-mail and SMS if you are shortlisted. You can also log in to snap portal and check.

  3. How is the document verification going to take place during the GE-PIWAT process?

    You are required to make a folder which contains all the required documents in the appropriate order so that it is easy for us to handle the entire process.

  4. What is the dress code for GE-PIWAT?

    Comfortable Formals for both boys and girls. (Western and Indian for girls) It is advised that the candidate should wear comfortable formals as the process will go on for about 4-5 hours.

  5. What if the GE-PIWAT dates clash with any other exam?

    You will be given an option to select your desired slot as per your preference. Additionally, please do let us know about the details of your exam beforehand so that prior arrangements can be made and you do not miss out on the GE-PIWAT process.

  6. What will be the flow of the process since it is being conducted online?

    This year GE-PIWAT will be conducted online. Shortlisted candidates will be intimated through email and messages. There will be three links for each individual round. The platform is yet to be decided by the university. If you have any queries than feel free to contact on the mail id and phone number given in the chat box.

  7. What are the tentative dates for GEPIWAT 2021?

    February 14th to 21st, 2021 (Monday to Sunday)
    You will be informed about the dates. Keep visiting sims.edu or email admissions@sims.edu, gepiwat2021@sims.edu
    or call 020-25593250,227,201.

  8. When will SNAP results be declared?

    SNAP 2021 results will be declared on 22nd January 2021.

  9. When will the list of the shortlisted candidates for GE-PIWAT be declared?

    The list will be out on 3rd and 4th Feb 2021. And the admit card for GEPIWAT will be available on SIMS website from 9th Feb 2021. It is all tentative and subject to change. Make sure you fill the GE-PIWAT form properly if you are shortlisted. Most of the candidates do not read the instructions properly. So be extremely careful while filling the form and uploading the required documents.

  10. What are the system requirements for the process?

    ● Laptop/Desktop Requirements:
    o Processor Minimum i3 8 generation.
    o RAM minimum 4 GB or above.
    o LAN 10/100/1000 Ethernet
    o Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n.
    o Inbuilt Camera and Speaker.
    o Battery backup minimum 2.5 hours or above.
    o Operating System WINDOWS 8 & above
    ● Bandwidth Requirement:
    o 800kbps/1.0 Mbps (up/down) for high quality video
    ● Software Requirement:
    o Version of zoom to be downloaded 5.4 and above

  11. When will the first merit list for SIMS be declared this year?

    March 2nd, 2021 (Tuesday) – March 6th, 2021 (Saturday). It is a tentative date, subject to change.

  12. How do I get my documents verified for the process?

    You can upload all the documents in the ‘Admissions’ tab on the SIMS website for our verification. Please note, the upload option will only be visible to students who have registered for the GE-PIWAT process.

  13. What should I do if there are any technical glitches or issues at the last moment?

    Please write an email to gepiwat2021@sims.edu or call 020-25593250/201/9763527195 immediately.

  14. What should I do if I face network issues while the process is going on?

    Please write an email to gepiwat2021@sims.edu or call 020-25593250/201/9763527195 immediately.

  15. What are the slot timings of the GE-PIWAT process held online?

    There will be two sessions. The process may start at 9:30 a.m. for the morning session and for the afternoon session at 2:00 p.m. Candidates are given the choice to book the slot as per their convenience. Keep visiting sims.edu or email admissions@sims.edu, gepiwat2021@sims.edu or call 02025593250,227,201 for any queries.

  16. How long does the GE-PIWAT process takes to get over?

    The duration of the entire GE-PIWAT process for a candidate can vary from 4 hours to 5 hours. It used to be completed in a single day during the previous years. This year however, WAT may be conducted on a different day and GE-PI on a different day since the process is online.

  17. What documents are we supposed to upload for the GE-PIWAT process?

    The list of all the documents to be submitted have been mentioned on the sims.edu website under the ‘Admissions’ tab.

  18. How will the document verification be done this year?

    The submission of documents will be done online and candidates will be reached out during personal interview for further information. Also keep visiting website for regular updates.

  19. How much weightage is given to SNAP score in final admission?

    It is 50% for both GE-PIWAT and SNAP exam. Further bifurcation for GEPIWAT is:
    ● 30%- P.I. (Personal Interaction)
    ● 10%- GE (Group Exercise)
    ● 10%- WAT (Writing Ability Test)
    So, even if you have just cleared the cut off, there is still a chance to clear the final merit list as GE-PIWAT process also carries 50% weightage.

  20. How should we prepare for the GE-PIWAT? What all should we cover and from which books?

    There are no particular books for preparation of GEPIWAT. Just keep yourself updated with the recent news, read newspapers and be thorough with your CV.
    ● For Group Exercise: Candidates are evaluated on how efficiently they can work in a group.
    ● For WAT: Work on your writing skills and articulation. Enhance your vocabulary.

  21. If I have work experience, will I get any benefit?

    It is not mandatory to have work-ex. It does not any provide added advantage. Your selection entirely depends on your skills and knowledge.

  22. How to prepare for Personal Interaction?

    ● Go through your Resume, know yourself. Do not contradict your Resume
    ● Be original and spontaneous. Get clear with what you want and how can you achieve that.
    ● Tell the panel about yourself, your interests, achievements.
    ● Be confident while answering. Make a difference.


  23. There are a few seats for the open category. What is my probability of getting selected?

    There is a fierce competition in the open category and seats are less so it depends entirely on your performance in the process, i.e., SNAP Test and the GE-PIWAT process.

  24. Is there a common process for all institutes or do we need to appear separately for every institute?

    Every candidate has to attend a separate process for all the institutes. Make sure you apply to each college separately. So, if you want to apply for SIMS the last date of application is 21th Jan, 2021.

  25. Since GEPIWAT is online this year. Can you give us a few guidelines/tips for it?

    ● Have a good, stable internet connection for proper connectivity.
    ● Sit in noise free, well lit room.
    ● Be formally dressed.
    ● Check your camera and microphone to ensure that they are in proper working conditions.
    ● Keep your documents handy.
    ● A detailed mail regarding guidelines for GEPIWAT will be sent to all the shortlisted candidates so don’t worry about it.

  26. Does filling of a discrepancy report affect my GE-PIWAT evaluation process?

    No, both the GE-PIWAT evaluation panel and verification panel work independently, so it will not impact your GE-PIWAT evaluation. It is filled for either alterations in stated facts on the application form or for the pending documents. If you are able to produce the pending documents within the stipulated time, it will not have any impact, if not than your candidature might not be considered for the subsequent process. But if you fail to submit the documents on time, your candidature will be cancelled.

  27. I am not satisfied with a particular aspect in which my GE-PIWAT process was conducted. What should I do?

    You can write a mail regarding your dissatisfaction to The Director, SIMS – director@sims.edu and keeping the faculty Dr. Suruchi Pandey in CC - suruchi.p@sims.edu stating the part of the process that you were not satisfied with and the reason for your dissatisfaction along with your GE-PIWAT details.

  28. I have filled the registration form but did not book a slot for the GE-PIWAT process, what should I do?

    You will be randomly allocated a slot and will not be able to change the slot allocated.

  29. I applied under a specific category, but now I have realized that I am eligible only for some other category but not for my applied category, what should I do?

    In this case, you will be allowed to go through the entire GE-PIWAT process. Based on the documents provided by you, your category will be updated and your candidature will be considered in that specific category (if you satisfy the eligibility requirements applicable for that category) for any subsequent process.

GE-PIWAT HANDBOOK



PLACEMENTS



  1. What is the average placement offered at SIMS?

    The average CTC offered to the batch of 2019-21 till date is 9.7 lakhs. The highest CTC is 18 lakhs. The process is ongoing and has started only 15 days back where almost 45% students have been placed making a total of 130 students.

  2. When does the placement process starts and what all companies visit the campus?

    SIMS has an extremely good record of placement. The final recruitment process at SIMS starts from October-November. Companies from every sector have arrived and offered placement opportunities to the students. The major recruiters are from BFSI,FMCG, IT, Consulting and Manufacturing sector. For more detailed information you can visit https://www.sims.edu/placements .

  3. What is the current ROI of SIMS?

    SIMS has the best ROI on fees to CTC ratio, which is almost 100-150 percent. As the fees for MBA programme is heavily subsidized, it is the most sought-after course.

  4. Do companies prefer work ex over freshers?

    It depends on the profile which the companies are offering while recruiting.

  5. Do 10th, 12th and graduation marks matter in placements?

    Yes, they do matter as companies may use that as a criterion for shortlisting. It depends on the company policy.

  6. How are the summer internships?

    The summer internships are for 8-10 weeks and the students are selected by the companies as per their requirements.

  7. How were the placements for summer internships?

    50% students of the 2019-21 batch got placed from the campus for summer internships with an average stipend of 40k and highest stipend of 75k. 18 students were offered PPOs.

Fees



  1. What is the fee structure for MBA in SIMS?

    MBA Batch 2020-2022

    Instalments for MBA - Open Defence (Indian Students)
    Instalments for MBA (Indian students)1st Year (Amount in ₹)2nd Year (Amount in ₹)
    1st Instalment2nd Instalment3rd Instalment4th Instalment
    Academic Fees₹ 2,25,000.00₹ 2,25,000.00₹ 2,25,000.00₹ 2,25,000.00
    Institute Deposit (Refundable) ₹ 20,000.00 ---
    Hostel Deposit (Refundable)₹ 15,000.00---
    Hostel Fees ₹ 31,200.00₹ 31,200.00******
    Mess Fees ₹ 32,250.00 ₹ 32,250.00 ** **
    Instalments ₹ 3,23,450.00₹ 2,88,450.00
    Instalments pay by date At the time of Admission 25-Nov-2020 25-Jul-2021 25-Nov-2021
    ** Hostel and Mess Fees for the subsequent year would be communicated before commencement of the next academic year.

    MBA Batch 2020-2022

    Instalments for MBA - Open (Formerly Industry Sponsored) (Indian Students)
    Instalments for MBA (Indian students)1st Year (Amount in ₹)2nd Year (Amount in ₹)
    1st Instalment2nd Instalment3rd Instalment4th Instalment
    Academic Fees ₹ 3,42,500.00 ₹ 3,42,500.00 ₹ 3,42,500.00 ₹ 3,42,500.00
    Institute Deposit (Refundable) ₹ 20,000.00 ---
    Hostel Deposit (Refundable)₹ 15,000.00---
    Hostel Fees₹ 31,200.00₹ 31,200.00** **
    Mess Fees₹ 32,250.00₹ 32,250.00****
    Instalments₹ 4,40,950.00₹ 4,05,950.00
    Instalments pay by date At the time of Admission 25-Nov-2020 25-Jul-2021 25-Nov-2021
    ** Hostel and Mess Fees for the subsequent year would be communicated before commencement of the next academic year

    MBA Batch 2020-2022

    Instalments for MBA - Study Leave Officer (Indian Students)
    Instalments for MBA (Indian students)1st Year (Amount in ₹)2nd Year (Amount in ₹)
    1st Instalment2nd Instalment3rd Instalment4th Instalment
    Academic Fees ₹ 1,04,000.00 ₹ 1,04,000.00 ₹ 1,04,000.00 ₹ 1,04,000.00
    Institute Deposit (Refundable) ₹ 20,000.00 - - -
    Instalments ₹ 1,24,000.00 ₹ 1,04,000.00 ₹ 1,04,000.00 ₹ 1,04,000.00
    Instalments pay by date At the time of Admission 25-Nov-2020 25-Jul-2021 25-Nov-2021


  2. What is the mode of payment of fees?

    The mode of payment of the fees will be through NEFT or RTGS.

  3. What about education loan facilities?

    SIMS directly don't provide any loan assistance but education loan provider visit the SIMS frequently and provide the low interest rate to SIMS full time students. Ex: HDFC Credila, Canara Bank, Axis Bank and Avanse etc.

  4. What is the last date of taking admission?

    After paying the fees, 7th March 2021, 5:00 pm

Eligibility



  1. What was the cut-off (%) of SIMS last year for defence and open category candidates?

    The cut off for this year is not to be disclosed. Last year, it was 50 percentile for the defence open category, and for the open category, you can expect a cut-off between 80-85 percentiles. Although one cannot rely on these numbers as the cut-offs depend on numerous factors such as the difficulty level of the paper, number of applications, etc.

  2. Do you charge capitation fees for admissions?

    No, admission to SIMS is purely based on merit.

  3. What is the duration of the entire process – from SNAP till admissions?

    This year SNAP was held on 20th December, 2020 and on the 6th and 9th of January, 2021. The results were disclosed on 22 January and the admission process of the selected candidates goes on till March.

  4. I have secured fewer marks in 10th and 12th, what are my chances of selection in SIMS?

    You are eligible to apply for admission in SIMS if you have the minimum required marks in 10th, 12th as per the board you appeared in and scored 50% in graduation. For admission, your SNAP score has 50% weightage and the rest 50% weightage is given to the GEPIWAT process. So, to get selected, just prepare well for SNAP and GEPIWAT.

  5. Where do we check our results?

    It will be displayed on the following website –
    www.sims.edu
    www.snaptest.org

  6. What do we do if we have a backlog in the graduation?

    In that case, you are supposed to contact our administration department. But all the backlogs should be cleared before the commencing of the

  7. What’s the intake?

    Intake: -
    Defence open – 240
    Defence special – 30
    Civilian Candidates – 30

  8. I’m interested in applying to SIMS, How I can request a prospectus and/or an application?

    For applying to SIMS, you first need to register online with SNAP on www.snaptest.org to get a SNAP ID, there you can apply for SIMS.
    The prospectus is available on https://sims.edu/mba-program/

  9. Does SIMS consider other test scores like GMAT, CAT, CET, etc.?

    No, SIMS considers SNAP Test scores only.

  10. I do not have a degree certificate, mark sheet of my graduation due to the lockdown because of Covid-19, what should I do?

    In that case, you are supposed to contact our administration department.

  11. Do I need to register and pay to individual institutes even after registering and paying for SNAP?

    Yes. If applying to SIMS, you have to fill up an application form for SIMS.

  12. I am in the last year of my graduation, can I apply?

    Yes, you can apply to SNAP and SIMS.

  13. I have done my undergraduate program in open/correspondence. Do I meet the eligibility criteria for MBA 2 years full-time programme at SIMS?

    Yes, you have to fulfill the eligibility criteria of passing with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade in graduation. However, final eligibility will be confirmed only after verification of the eligibility form and documents.

  14. Who can apply for SIMS?

    Defence Personnel, their Dependents, and Civilian Candidates.

  15. I am a married daughter of defence personnel. Can I get admission to SIMS?

    Yes you can get admission but you will have to provide annexure- A

  16. When will the list of the shortlisted candidates for GE-PIWAT be declared?

    The list will be out on 3rd and 4th Feb 2021. And the admit card for GEPIWAT will be available on the SIMS website from 9th Feb 2021. It is all tentative and subject to change. Make sure you fill the GE-PIWAT form properly if you are shortlisted. Most of the candidates do not read the instructions properly. So be extremely careful while filling the form and uploading the required documents.

  17. What documents are we supposed to upload for the GE-PIWAT process?

    The list of all the documents to be submitted has been mentioned on the sims.edu website under the ‘Admissions’ tab.

  18. I am an NRI and have completed my graduation in India. Can I apply for the international students' category? If yes, what is the procedure for the same?

    Yes, you can apply to SIMS Pune under the International Students category and since you have done your graduation in India, you will have to appear for SNAP Test to be eligible. For information about international students, please refer to the following link:
    http://www.sibm.edu/welcome/mba_internationalstudents

Infrastructure



  1. Is it compulsory to stay in the hostel? What about the localites?

    Yes, SIMS provides a residential MBA program, even to the students staying in Pune. So, staying in a hostel is compulsory for everyone or as per the latest covid 19 protocols.

  2. Is there a WiFi facility available at SIMS?

    Yes, in the classrooms as well as the hostels.

  3. Are you allowed to get your vehicles?

    You are only allowed to get your two-wheelers to the campus. (Please carry the documents along).

  4. Is there a mess facility available or not?

    Yes, a full-time mess facility is available at the institute. An institute canteen is also there which functions the entire day. The food is hyfienically made keeping in mind the Covid-19 protocols.

  5. Do you provide food in the rooms?

    No, you are not allowed to carry the mess food inside your hostel.

  6. What is the in-time for both boys and girls?

    Weekdays - 10.30 p.m.
    Weekends - 11.30 p.m.
    Only allowed to take night outs at the weekend, provided you have a local guardian present in the city.

  7. What is the procedure for taking a night out?

    Fill up the night out form and get it signed by the campus administrator. Also, an email needs to be sent from the parents to the campus administrator and submit the signed documents to the hostel warden.

  8. What is the procedure for taking a leave?

    You are only allowed to take night outs on the weekend, provided you have a local guardian present in the city. You are supposed to apply for leave on the left portal, which is first looked at by the Admin Department, then the Class In-charge, the Placement Cell, and finally the Director, who approves the leave, only then is the leave approved. For leave also, a mail with a scanned copy of the signed written permission letter is required from the parents.

  9. Do you provide a hot water facility at the hostel?

    Yes, we do provide. Timings would change, but hot water is provided both in the morning and night.

  10. How many people are allowed to share a room?

    We provide 2, 3, and 4 sharing rooms.

  11. Are there any room facilities available for the parents of students to stay?

    Yes, we have a guest house wherein you have to book the rooms beforehand for parents.

  12. How can the students contact the Alumni of the institute?

    The Alumni can be contacted through the Alumni Cell.

  13. Is the cafeteria facility available 24hrs?

    No, the canteen inside the campus closes by 10:30 PM.

  14. Can a resident of Pune stay at their home and attend the college or they also have to be in the hostels provided by SIMS?

    No, the student has to stay on the campus.

  15. What are the precautions being taken to make the hostels safe for students from Covid-19?

    All the necessary precautions, as per the directives of the authorities, are being taken to make the campus safer for students. For further information you can visit sims.edu.

Admission



  1. How many merit lists are issued by the institute and what are the dates for the same?

    There is no number for the merit lists but this depends upon the availability of seats after the admissions are done from the first merit list.

  2. What is the seat reservation structure at SIMS for MBA?

    Seat Structure:
    ● 80% seats for dependents (Children/Ward) of defence personnel (as per merit)
    ● 10% seats are in the open category to civilian candidates /sponsored or recommended by the Industry (as per merit)
    ● 10% seats for dependents of Defence personnel killed in action (war, counter-insurgency or warlike operation), disabled in action (war, Counter Insurgency or warlike operation), with more than 50% disability, next to kin of service personnel who have died while in service, death being attributable to military service. (as per merit)

  3. How much weightage is given to the SNAP score in final admission?

    It is 50% for both GE-PIWAT and SNAP exam. Further bifurcation for GEPIWAT is:
    ● 30%- P.I. (Personal Interaction)
    ● 10%- GE (Group Exercise)
    ● 10%- WAT (Writing Ability Test)
    So, even if you have just cleared the cut-off, there is still a chance to clear the final merit list as the GE-PIWAT process also carries 50% weightage.

  4. What does the admissions panel look for in a candidate?

    The committee looks into your academic knowledge, soft skills, personality, achievements in any fields like academics, sports, etc. and if you have ANY work ex then questions might be asked related to it.

  5. Where can I find more Information about SIMS?

    The Office of Admissions looks forward to helping you and answer your queries. You may write to us at admissions@sims.edu, or call us at 020-25593250, 227, 201 (7 days, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm).



For further query check the following link-https://www.sims.edu/admission_mba

Please write to us your queries relating to admission: admissions@sims.edu or call 020-25593250

Caution Notice


Admission to all the courses and programmes at Symbiosis International University (SIU) are strictly on merit basis based on the criteria and processes prescribed by the University and assessment of individual performance in Symbiosis National Aptitude Test [SNAP] for Postgraduate Studies and Symbiosis Entrance Test [SET] for Undergraduate Studies.

All aspirants / parents are hereby notified that some individuals / organisations are giving / making false and misleading advertisements / claims in newspapers, websites, social media platforms that they can ensure admission to Symbiosis International University and also charging heavy amount for the same.

In this regard, SIU requests the aspirants / parents to refrain from entering into any transaction with such elements. SIU has not appointed any individual / agency / organisation to make such assurance on its behalf. It is a matter of Policy that SIU does not charge capitation fee for admission from students and this is widely and prominently published as well on all the relevant places like prospectus, website, SNAP Booklet, SET Booklet etc. Despite this Notice, if any aspirant / parents still proceeds with or enters into transaction with such elements, they would be doing so at their own risk and cost. SIU further notifies that any aspirant attempting to approach SIU for admission through or at the instances of such agents will be permanently debarred from admission to all the courses and programmes at Symbiosis International University.

BY ORDER
Registrar

Orientation and Pedagogy


SIMS conducts approximately two and half months (March-May) pre-induction and orientation programme. A study material consisting of tutorials on Economics, Statistics, Accounting and Case Study methodology is sent to a student on taking admission. Online exams (minimum two) in each subject are held to assess the level of assimilation. Prizes are given to the three students scoring the highest marks.
These online modules will help students to gain knowledge into the various subjects of management, before the actual classes can start.

Eligibility


MBA (Full-time residential):

Candidate should be a graduate from any recognised University / Institution of National Importance with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade at graduation level. Defence category candidates should be son/ daughter/ spouse of Defence personnel. Candidates appearing for final year examinations can also apply, but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks in the qualifying examination.

Important: It is the responsibility of the Candidates to ascertain whether they possess the requisite qualifications for admission. Having been admitted provisionally does not mean acceptance of eligibility. Final eligibility for admission will be decided by Symbiosis International (Deemed University). Reservation: (As per MoU with Ministry of Defence/ As per the University norms)


CATEGORY PERCENTAGE RESERVATION OF SEATS
Defence Category- General 80% seats for dependents (Children/Ward) of Defence personnel (as per merit).
Open Category 10% seats are in open category to civilian candidates sponsored / recommended by the Industry (as per merit).
Defence category- Special 10% seats for dependents of Defence personnel killed in action (war, Counter Insurgency or war like operation), disabled in action (war, Counter Insurgency or war like operation), with more than 50% disability, next of kin of service personnel who have died while in service, death being attributable to military service.(as per merit)

Documents


BioData-Template:

Document Check List:

Appendix A:

Appendix B:

Officers on Study Leave

  • Serving Officer from defence can apply for Two years full time MBA programme while on study leave.
  • Once the approval from the respective service HQ is received , Study Leave Officer may directly contact to SIMS admission department admissions@sims.edu/02025593250
  • Please apply by filling up this form Application form for Study Leave Officer MBA 2021-23