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.

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 duly recognized as a center for conducting DGR (Directorate General Resettlement ) programs for officers of the Defence Services. For the year 2014-15 we are conducting two programs details of which are given below:

Course Serial No Name of Course From To Duration (in Weeks) Fee Per Trainee (inclusive of Service Tax) (in Rs.) 40,000/-
40% (To be paid by the Officer) 60% (To be paid by DGR)
27-10-14 Independent Directors 7-Oct-14 20-Oct-14 2 Weeks 18,000 27,000
037-01-15 Supply Chain Management 5-Jan-15 14-Mar-15 10 Weeks 16,000 24,000

Interested officers who fulfill the requisite conditions can apply for the above programs through the DGR as per the set process. For further details kindly refer to the DGR website : http://

Independent Directors

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) in collaboration with the Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) conducted a 2 week course on “Independent Directors” for high ranking defence officialsrecently retired or on the verge of retirement including Lt Gen. K Surendranath,AVSM**, SM ,VSM ,Chief of Staff – Southern Command. These officers who are excellent national can ably fit the role specially in the CSR committees.This course which was conducted from 7 Oct to 20 Oct 2014. Total 24 officers participated in this course.

Supply Chain Management

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) in collaboration with the Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) conducted a 10 week course on “Supply Chain Management “ fordefence officials recently retired or on the verge of retirement . The course was conducted from 5th Jan to 14th March 2015.Total 17 officers had attended the program.


Leeds Business School is the largest of the 4 faculties of Leeds Beckett University.

It is a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education with courses in Accounting & Finance, Business, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, Economics and Enterprise.

Leeds Business School is based at the Rose Bowl, a brand new state of the art building in the heart of the city’s business and civic quarter. This £57 million learning environment provides an inspirational setting for business education and enables our students to engage with the regional business community. The Rose Bowl is not only a place of learning – it is a meeting place for regional business leaders, benefiting our students through guest lectures and master classes.

We have a strong international presence and welcome students from across the world, bringing a truly international dimension to the learning experience. This provides a great opportunity for you to study and make friends in an international environment.

We are justifiably proud of our teaching staff who can draw upon years of relevant industry and academic experience to help you during your studies. Our faculty boasts PhDs from a variety of international institutions, bringing a truly dynamic background to our teaching provision and your learning experience. We have a long and established reputation for delivering vocationally orientated education in a unique learning environment, meaning that you gain the skills and qualifications to progress in your chosen career. We work closely in partnership with employers and professional bodies to ensure that our courses are in line with the latest developments in business and industry as well as student demand.

Leed’s – an International City

Students from around the globe choose to study in Leeds, making it one of the most popular student destinations in the UK. This multicultural city is bustling with energy and excitement, and has something to offer everyone. Leeds has a population of 720,000, making it the third largest UK city. With a student population of over 200,000, Leeds is the most popular choice of university destination in the United Kingdom. Its central location makes Leeds an ideal base from which to explore the rest of the UK, with London only a 30-minute flight or 2-hour train journey away. There’s an international airport just outside the city, so you can easily visit other European destinations such as Paris, Prague or Barcelona.

The cost of living is lower in Leeds than in most other parts of the UK. The city was recently named ‘The most cost effective place to study in Britain’ by the RBS Student Living Index 2007. The city has made considerable investment in its students and offers arguably the best student facilities in the country. Once you start at Leeds Met you realise just how much the University is part of the city, with partnerships with local business, education and sports organisations. The Business School recently launched the Leeds International Students and Business network which offers both face to face and online opportunities for businesses and students to liaise.

The Programme of Study

Following an agreement between your university and Leeds Beckett University, you are able to join some of our Masters programme with credit transfer and achieve the award of Master of Arts in International Business or Master of Science in Management or Master of Science in Finance , all internationally recognised qualifications. The MSc Management can help you develop the skills you will need to progress as an effective manager. You will acquire the competence and confidence to address the demands placed upon managers, providing you with a recognised qualification and a platform from which to progress in your chosen field. The MA International Business offers an opportunity to study the conceptual and practical demands of international business and the management of cultural diversity. This course will combine the development of the practical skills of facilitating the successful operation of an internationally-focused concern with the enhancement of the individuals’ personal and intellectual development. While the course allows specialisation through option choice, the main emphasis is upon the development of generic qualities and abilities relevant to international business. This emphasis is justified because of the need in modern international organisations for functional flexibility, inter-departmental and inter-professional collaboration, and organisational capability. The MSc Finance is designed for aspiring finance professionals who want to gain specialist knowledge and skills. The aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge, flexibility and skills base required for seeking employment in the increasingly complex and demanding financial services sector. The MSc Finance explores the theoretical underpinnings and current practice in finance from different perspectives and from both national and international contexts. The course has a strong international dimension and we attract students from countries as diverse as China, India, and Vietnam.

In Leeds you will study 3 subjects [modules] which will vary depending on the course and what studies you have completed at SIMS. You will also undertake a Research Methods module and a Personal Development Planning module. Finally you will complete a Dissertation, an independent piece of research which you will prepare under the supervision of an individual mentor.

Support Services

All of our accommodation has been designed to meet the needs of today’s students so if you are looking for a modern, secure place to live with a strong community spirit then we will have something for you. We have over 4,000 rooms available across a wide range of accommodation, and to put your mind at rest we guarantee you accommodation if you accept a firm (unconditional or conditional) offer from us. We have comprehensive details of our properties on our website. For more information on accommodation on offer please visit:

Specialist International Adviser

Our International Student Advice Service (ISAS) provides dedicated support and advice about many issues which may affect you as an international student. The service provides information and advice on non-academic matters including immigration and visa extensions, police registration, financial and cultural matters, working in the UK and healthcare. Advice is free of charge and ISAS follows the Rules and Codes of Standards of the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). Further details can be found at:

The Helpzone

The Helpzones are staffed information points located throughout the University. They are here to make sure that your time at Leeds Met is as easy as possible. If you have a question or want information and advice, either before you arrive or while you are here, then the Helpzones are here to help you. If the Helpzonescan not help you immediately, they will refer you to the most suitable specialist support service and make sure that your problem is addressed. For more information please visit:


Our dedicated careers service offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you in choosing and gaining employment. You can speak to member of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice on your CV and letters of application, provide interview skills training and help you search for jobs and identify any gaps you may have and how to overcome them. For more information please visit:

Students’ Union

The Students’ Union (SU) is run by students for students. As an independent organisation, it will play an important role in your time at University, enhancing and enriching your student experience. As a student you are entitled to free membership of the National Union of Students (NUS). There are over 40 established sports clubs and many societies and groups that you are able to join via the SU, helping you go make friends with people who share similar interests. The SU includes an International Student Forum. For more information please visit:

The Job Shop

The Job Shop is our in-house employment agency and it is one of the largest in the country. Getting temporary or casual work through the Job Shop can not only help you finance your studies, it can also build up your employability skills and help you use them to find permanent graduate employment. Students, graduates, postgraduates and non-students are all welcome to use the Job Shop to find part- or full-time work on a temporary, casual or permanent basis. Pay is competitive and work is varied and offered at a level to suit you. For more details please visit:

Travel Connections

Leeds is located at the centre of the UK’s road, rail and air transportation network. Leeds Bradford International Airport is situated just 8 miles from Leeds city centre. The airport is also served by a 24 hour express coach link from Leeds city centre. There is a direct train line from Leeds to Manchester airport, a journey which takes under one hour. Leeds Bradford International Airport connects with locations around the world via a link to Schipol Airport Amsterdam. We recommend that you avoid London airports. Leeds city train station provides a fast rail service to many UK cities, for example: London 2 hours 20 minutes; Edinburgh 3 hours 45 minutes; York 25 minutes; Manchester 1 hour .The city is also served well by roads, with the M1 motorway linking Leeds with London and the M62 connecting Leeds with Manchester and Hull. This facilitates coach travel. Information on coach links can be found at: http://www.

Sports Facilities

Leeds Met has one of the best university sports complexes in the UK. No matter what your level of ability, we have something for you. You can join one of our many sports clubs and societies or attend fun classes for exercise, health, fitness and toning. In 2008 Leeds Met was appointed the country’s National Centre of Coaching Excellence. The new centre aims to establish a world class coaching system by 2016, working at all levels, from Olympic athletes to community clubs. It plays a major role in coaching talented athletes to achieve medal success in the 2012 Olympics and beyond. For more details please visit:

AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACHIEVE A UK MASTER LEVEL QUALIFICATION IN THE UK. Leeds Business School s the largest of the 4 faculties…


The Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) was founded on 1 April 2009 through the merger of the Berlin School of Economics (BSE) and the FHVR Berlin, a university of applied sciences for administration and law. The new Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) decisively strengthens the German capital’s position as a location for tertiary level education and research.

The BSEL is ranked among the largest Universities of Applied Sciences in Berlin. It can leverage over 30 years of expertise and experience from both former Universities, each widely recognized as expert in their own fields. In the course of the merger, the specialized disciplines within the individual Universities have been strengthened and expanded. While the programmes at the Berlin School of Economics (BSE) and University of Applied Sciences for Administration and Law (FHVR) were already prominent in their field in Berlin, throughout Germany and, in many cases, internationally, the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) aims to further evolve and promote these competences.

Berlin is a bustling European metropolis, known for its vibrant cultural scene that offers everything from world-renowned orchestras and UNESCO world heritage sites to lively galleries, clubs, and street cafés. And so that you can mix business with pleasure, the Berlin School of Economics and Law offers summer courses lasting three to four weeks which not only teach you Business and Economics and/or German but also provide you with real insight into Berlin in all its diversity.


Bremen’s Summer School Programme is an excellent opportunity to live and study in Germany. It offers you an unique experience by attending courses at the Hochschule Bremen, participating in international students’ life, and discovering Bremen and exploring Europe. The programme combines high quality studies with a wide range of cultural and leisure activities. And Bremen is a beautiful and vibrant student town in the North of Germany where students feel welcome and comfortable. That’s more than one good reason to visit Bremen and enjoy a great summer at the International Summer School!

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Mr. Vishal Dhotre Coordinator International Cell Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, (SIMS) Rangehills Road, Khadki Pune : 411 020, India Website : Phno :+91-20-30213250 Email Id: