MBA (Executive) - Open for All

MBA (Executive) during the intense 24 months program, the executive students will have options of specializations in one of the areas such as Marketing, Finance, SCM & Operations, HR, and IT & Analytics though they are given knowledge of other general management subjects too in addition to specializations.

This degree program is designed specifically for Working Executives/Professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge, skills and capabilities essential for managing and leading organizations without sacrificing their current jobs. This also helps the working executives combine skill building with exploration of good management practices.

Specializations offered are:

  • MBA (Executive) in Marketing
  • MBA (Executive) in Finance
  • MBA (Executive) in SCM & Operations
  • MBA (Executive) in HR
  • MBA (Executive) in IT & Analytics

Students have to select any one specialization in 4th semester.

Note: Classes in Offline and Online does where warranted by exigencies.

MBA (Executive) is a 24 months program offered by Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS), a constituent of prestigious NAAC ‘A++’ graded Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune conducted on Weekdays in the evening and Weekends – Saturdays & Sundays from morning to evening, so you avail the benefits of the same top-ranked curriculum of our full-time MBA in addition to latest case study discussion and best pool of industry experienced faculty to build a solid foundation in all functional areas of business while gaining global, technology and entrepreneurial perspectives.

This degree program is designed specifically for Working Executives/Professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge, skills and capabilities essential for managing and leading organizations without sacrificing their current jobs. This also helps the working executives combine skill building with exploration of good management practices.

Today it is a normal practice in industry to rotate their executives to various disciplines so as to spot the talent for further grooming. During the intense 24 months program, the executive students will have options of specializations in one of the areas such as Marketing, Finance, SCM & Operations, HR, and IT Analytics though they are given knowledge of other general management subjects too in addition to specializations. Students will work towards developing a deeper understanding of various facets of management and hone their business and managerial skills so it’s a perfect option to pursue a part-time MBA focused on leadership and move your career to the next level.

Program Offered


24 months

Weekdays & Weekends Separate Batches:

Weekdays Monday – Friday 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Weekends Saturdays & Sundays 10:00am – 6:00pm

Program Pattern:

Specialization Offered - Marketing / Finance / SCM & Operations / HR / IT & Analytics. Total Four semesters


180 seats


Rs 5,00,000/- + Rs 10,000 as Refundable Deposit (all semesters)


All Internal Courses will have 100% component as internal evaluation at the Institute level. All External Courses will have 60% internal component and 40% component as external [University] exam.

Standard of Passing:

The assessment of the student for each examination is done, based on relative performance. Maximum Grade Point (GP) is 10.000 corresponding to A+. For all courses, a student is required to pass both internal and external examination separately with a minimum Grade Point of 4.000 corresponding to Grade D. Students securing less than 40% absolute marks in each head of passing will be declared FAIL. The University awards a degree to the student who has achieved a minimum CGPA of 4.000 out of maximum of 10.000 for the program.

Award of Degree:

MASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (EXECUTIVE) will be awarded at the end of 4th semester examination by taking into consideration the performance of all 4 semesters examinations after obtaining minimum 4.00 CGPA out of 10 CGPA.


The pedagogy will be a mix of lectures, assignments, presentations, case discussions, project work, term end exams, management games etc.

Note: Classes in Offline and Online does where warranted by exigencies.

Eligibility Criteria

The requisite eligibility criteria for MBA (Executive) at SIMS is as under:

  • An executive/professional seeking admission for the programme must possess Bachelor’s Degree of any Statutory University or any other recognized Foreign University with 50% marks and One Year of Work Experience after graduation.

Note: Classes in Offline and Online does where warranted by exigencies.

Admission Procedure

How to Apply:

Candidates seeking admission to MBA (Executive) 2024-26, please follow the guidelines:

Note: Classes in Offline and Online does where warranted by exigencies.

Fees Structure-For Academic Year 2024-26

MBA (Executive) 2024-26
Installments for MBA (Executive) 2024-26 (Indian Students)
Installments for MBA (Executive) (Indian students) 1st Year (Amount in ₹) 2nd Year (Amount in ₹)
1st Installment 2nd Installment 3rd Installment 4th Installment 5th Installment
Academic Fees ₹ 20,000.00 ₹ 1,17,500.00 ₹ 1,37,500.00 ₹ 1,37,500.00 ₹ 1,37,500.00
Institute Deposit (Refundable) ₹ 10,000.00 - - - -
Installments ₹ 30,000.00 ₹ 1,17,500.00 ₹ 1,37,500.00 ₹ 1,37,500.00 ₹ 1,37,500.00
Installments pay by date At the time of Admission 30-Jun-2024 14-Nov-2024 14-May-2025 14-Nov-2025

Classes in Offline and Online does where warranted by exigencies.

Application Form 2024-26

To Register -Click Here

Note: Classes in Offline and Online does where warranted by exigencies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Programme Structure

The program structure is as follows:


1 Online Application Forms ( Ongoing
2 Application Forms submission with documents Now going on
3 Selection Process : Personal Interaction Going on: Monday to Saturday
Program commencement
4 Weekend Offline & Online Batch (Saturdays & Sundays, Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm) 13th July 2024
Weekday Batch Offline (Monday - Friday, Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm) 8th July 2024

Note: Classes in Offline and Online does where warranted by exigencies.

No. of students admitted in institute

Students are admitted accordingly

MBA (Executive) 2023-2025 129 91 220
MBA (Executive) 2022-2024 116 84 200
MBA (Executive) 2021-2023 127 64 191
MBA (Executive) 2020-2022 109 50 169
MBA (Executive) 2019-2021 101 52 153
MBA (Executive) 2018-2020 75 43 118
MBA (Executive) 2017-2019 92 24 116
MBA (Executive) 2016-2018 87 27 114
MBA (Executive) 2015-2017 87 17 104
MBA (Executive) 2014-2017 58 11 69
MBA (Executive) 2013-2016 33 01 34

Note: Classes in Offline and Online does where warranted by exigencies.



Students Testimonials

Ms. Khape Deepali Dinkarrao (Batch 2018-20)

Current Designation:Senior Software Engineer
Name of Current Employer: Sungard FIS
"Be open to learning from your colleagues rather than playing the role of sole problem solver", I belive the same and experiencing the same here.
The way of learning and real life application of the modules; with first-class professors, the ability to learn and explore new environments, networking across cultures, and of course, proving to myself I can do this. Not only I am growing as a person, but I heightened self-awareness, self-esteem, and abilities in leadership. The faculty is able to impart knowledge with a balanced view of what is really seen at the corporate level.
It automatically elevates the level of classroom discussions and case study analysis. Candidates would have already handled several live situations and would be in a great position to understand the course of action, as against the fresher who may not be able to imagine the same.

Best MBA college in Pune.

Mr Sijo Kunjumon (Batch 2018-20)

Current Designation:Senior Associate
Name of Current Employer: WNS Global services ltd
Excellent faculty, Live Sessions, and Training

Best MBA college in Pune.

Mr Deepak Ramkumar Shukla (Batch 2018-20)

Current Designation:Technical lead
Name of Current Employer: Tech Mahindra
Subject what covers the topics are really having good visualization. This is only due to well trained and knowledgeable faculties. Good learning from this Executive MBA course helpful for Professional as well as personal development. All faculties, staff members & Infrastructure are really excellent. I believe, it was my best decision to join SIMS Executive MBA.

Best MBA college in Pune.

Mr Mayank Kumar Agrawal (Batch 2018-20)

Current Designation:Mechanical Engineer
Name of Current Employer: Schlumberger
This program is rightly designed for professionals like me who would like to more focus on learning aspect in the classroom. Curriculum covers each aspect of management theories, practices, tools and techniques. I am impressed with most of the faculty members whose way of teaching is fantastic to engage students in the classroom. I also appreciate the efforts being put from administration side to help students in best possible manner.

Best MBA college in Pune.

Mr Pandya Bhavin Nirmal (Batch 2018-20)

Current Designation:Lead Associate
Name of Current Employer:WNS Global services ltd
This Programme is tailor-made and offers a lot to professionals from corporate world. It empowers them with the knowledge which acts a thrust to the career aspirations.

Best MBA college in Pune.

Mr Dulal Nand (Batch 2018-20)

Current Designation:Lt Colonel
Name of Current Employer: Indian Army, Govt of India
Perfect blend of knowledge and application of the theories and concepts. The knowledgeable & experienced faculties make it more interesting. Learning also from the intelligent and brilliant co-students takes it to a new level.

Best MBA college in Pune.

Ms Arti Shukla (Batch 2016-18)

Current Designation: System Engineer
Name of Current Employer: Accenture Services Pvt Ltd
It's very useful at this level to understand the management

Top Business School in Pune

Mr Amol Bembare (Batch 2016-18)

Current Designation: Software Engineer
Name of Current Employer: Bizinnovativ Software Pvt Ltd.
It is very Informative and also Productive in terms of developing Management skills

Top Business School in Pune

Mr Anand Dani (Batch 2016-18)

Current Designation: Senior Hardware Engineering Manager
Name of Current Employer: Imagination Technologies
Faculty members as well as the course in-charge and coordinator are very good and doing a good job. The discussions in the class are informative and valuable.

Top Business School in Pune

Mr Prashant Deokar (Batch 2016-18)

Current Designation:Hardware Engineering Manager
Name of Current Employer: Imagination Technologies
A good blend of audience ranging from entry level engineers to mid management. Faculty is good enough to match the “Executive” MBA expectations.

Top Business School in Pune

Mr Saurabh Deshpande (Batch 2016-18)

Current Designation: Sales Operations Specialist
Name of Current Employer: Symantec Software India Pvt Ltd

Top Business School in Pune

Mr Dhananjai Tomar (Batch 2016-18)

Current Designation: Manager
Name of Current Employer: Fiat India Automobiles Pvt Ltd
I can visualize how this program is going to help in developing overall buisness perspective of every individual. All faculties are having excellent knowledge of the subject & delivering it an excellent way.

Top Business School in Pune

Mr Francis David Bernard (Batch 2016-18)

Current Designation: RIM - Member Technical
Name of Current Employer: ADP Pvt Ltd
Learning a lot of from this course and group.

Top Business School in Pune

Mr Devendra Heble (Batch 2016-18)

Current Designation: Executive
Name of Current Employer: BSR & Associates LLP (KPMG Entity)
Very informative lectures. Excellent Faculty.

Top Business School in Pune

Mr Ravindra Ingale (Batch 2016-18)

Current Designation: Manager
Name of Current Employer: Kirloskar Penumatic Co Ltd
Enjoying varieties of subjects & hope this course will develope

Top Business School in Pune

Mr Momin Khizar Md Mujmil Momin (Batch 2016-18)

Current Designation: Deputy General Manager
Name of Current Employer: Bajaj Auto Limited
The classes conducted are really adding value. Professors are up to the mark and some are exceeding the expectations. Lots of learning is happening through discussions within the class.

Top Business School in Pune

Ms Roshni Nair (Batch 2016-18)

Current Designation: Professional Services Manager
Name of Current Employer: Care Group
Athough the course has just started last month, it has already begun to broaden my perspective towards numerous topics. Really happy with the course structure & proficient, experienced Professors & adept support faculty.

Top Business School in Pune

Mr Piyush Kumar (Batch 2016-18)

Current Designation: Lead - Business Associate
Name of Current Employer: Nitor Infotech
I find the course highly recommendable and is helping me fine tune my management skills.

Top Business School in Pune

Mr Prafulla Patwardhan (Batch 2016-18)

Current Designation: Associate Director - Marketing
Name of Current Employer: Ace Perkins : The Magazine
Cross functional subjects of this course are helpful to develope the understanding of overall business aspect. I look forward for contiuned improvement and learning in coming times.

Top Business School in Pune

Mr Sawan Baiwal (Batch 2016-18)

Current Designation:Senior Executive - Production
Name of Current Employer: Hassia Packaging Pvt Ltd (IMA Hassia INDIA)
This program seems to be very helping for me for my Carrer growth. In this, with Experience of the Faculty members teaching us, practically I'm being able to relate/implement the Management techniques in the Professional environment.

Top Business School in Pune

Mr Kedar Vanarse (Batch 2016-18)

Current Designation: Senior Research Analyst
Name of Current Employer: SaleBuild ITES Ltd.
All the lectures have been really informative up till now.

Top Business School in Pune

Mr Vivek Kulkarni (Batch 2016-18)

Current Designation: Senior Manager - Projects
Name of Current Employer: Cognizant Technology Solutions (I) Pvt Ltd
Very good faculty. The subjects and its contents seem good as of now. Timings and other logistical part also looks good. Overall seems well-planned and executed program.

Top Business School in Pune

Ms Reema Wadhwa (Batch 2016-18)

Current Designation: Analyst
Name of Current Employer: Deutsche Bank
So far so good, amazing till now.

Top Business School in Pune

Mr Youngil Park (Batch 2014)

“It surely helped me in building up knowledge base and theoretical background on top of my practical experience in the field, by which I could make a quantum leap for further growth and success.

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As a foreign student, there were a lot of difficulties during the course. I couldn’t have completed the course when confronted with the difficulties if I hadn’t had kind support from all people like SIMS mates, faculties, and coordinators. Now as an alumnus of SIMS, I’ll do my best to contribute myself to SIMS wherever I am.”

Top Business School in Pune

Mr Omprakash Maurya (Batch 2013)

“SIMS MBA (For Working Professionals) Program was extremely helpful in broadening my knowledge in the area of Finance, Business Management, International Marketing, Macro & Micro Economics.

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The program helped me understand various department functions, their roles and responsibilities and how they complement each other to achive organization shared vision. This program has helped me understand and perform my own role in the organization more effectively. This program has helped me positioned myself to play bigger role in the organization.”

Top B School in India.

Mr Sandeep Sohoni (Batch 2012)

“The knowledge earned during the process of SIMS MBA has enriched me in many ways: Put things (from what I learnt the hard way with experience as opposed to what MBA showed me) in perspective.

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Made me recognize my own management abilities & enhance some. Made me better enabled on finance knowledge within my career field & personally gave me a wider perspective on things known little earlier e.g. M&A, International Banking, Risk Management, Marketing-Statistics & Economics. Last but not the least; Made good friends along the way & learnt a lot from them.On lighter side: Best of all I can now at least understand & relate to what RBI, FM, Governor & Govt does on Financial aspects for the country.”

Top B School in India.

Mr Himanshu Suratwala (Batch 2014)

Tech Mahindra

“The very first lecture of the Executive MBA programme was of Macro Economics.

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I was so stunned by the depth of knowledge of faculty on the subject and insight on different perspective made me believe , Yes! It was the right decision to join the Executive MBA from SIMS. I thank SIMS and all its entire associated members Director Brig Rajiv Divekar and other faculty members for giving me a different perspective and giving me a broader vision on management.”

Top B School in India.

Mr Antony Augustine (Batch 2014)

Aptara Corporation

“The MBA (EE) course from SIMS has broadened and enhanced my knowledge base and helped me in developing my existing competencies.

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The course curriculum is up to date and designed in par with the current industrial /business trends. The sessions and rich interaction with experienced and professional faculties has enhanced my knowledge base. The course has helped me to frame my way of thinking and made me aware of the necessity of creative thinking. The assignments and different activities during the course were very thoughtful/helpful enough to gain knowledge and was much appreciated. The education I received has helped me a lot to first of all give me an orientation of what I would like to do and secondly, the practical approach followed throughout the course has provided me with valuable information helping me every day in my professional career.”

Top B School in India.

Mr Prashant Chaugule (Batch 2013)

Senior Engineer, Aker Solutions Ltd.

“I was lacking few managerial skills and this SIMS MBA (For Working Professionals) Program helped me to build these skills. Many management techniques learnt in this MBA(EE) program can be used in my day to day life.

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Good liaising with seniors and delegations to juniors can improve the efficiency in the work. Treasure of Management Skills which we learned in this MBA (EE) Program has boosted my overall confidence for the position I am working at. As these Management skills added another dimension to my career along with my present excellence knowledge of technical skills. Keeping Cross my fingures, I would like to say now these management assets will definitely assist me to climb the ladder in my corporate world.”

Top B School in India.

Mr Junaid Halai (Batch 2014)

Wipro Technologies

“Constructive and creative Lectures on day-to-day issues helped me to understand the organization issues.

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MBA also helped to get the big picture of the organization. It helped me to climb the one step of the ladder. Earlier, I was doing the Technical stuff but now I am also involved in proposition of the project. Executive MBA has also provided me the ability to lead, manage and motivate other staff members.”

Top B School in India.

Mr Sagar Kulkarni (Batch 2014)

Atlas Copco India Ltd

“The subjects included in the whole tenure were selected as per the requirement in the latest industry.

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Many times it happens that in professional life we work as per the Industry requirement but due to this course I was able to relate the things practically which I do in my organisation. The college library is one of the good and offers lot of books apart from the course also. This course has helped me to uplift my professional carrier and changed the way to look after and handle the situations. I would definitely recommend the course for those who are willing to do MBA but due to responsibilities or other personal reason are unable to join full time course.”

Top B School in India.

Mr Pranay Chaumwal (Batch 2014)

Vishay Components India Pvt Ltd

“Definitely the course helped a lot. Before enrolling for this course, I attended my last academic education 10-12 years back,

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I joined the course to get acquainted with different management theories, self-development, which can also be useful for climb the corporate ladder. The growth can be seen in the coming years to move ahead from our current position but definitely thinks this course helped lot.
SIMS designed the course in a way that executives will not have the burden of studies after hectic working life, they planned the syllabus, subjects which are useful in corporate life & assigned faculty who are having rich experience and depth knowledge for the subject. The management, coordinator always there to solve any raised concern by we student. It was a very good experience to be enrolled for the course with such an esteemed institute.”

Top B School in India.

Ms Medha Dedgaonkar (Batch 2014)

Otis ISRC Pvt Ltd

“Executive MBA course by SIMS offered coaching & guidance covering all aspects of Business Management.

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Subjects like Cost Accounting, Finance management, International Marketing, CRM, ASCM, Organizational Behavior, HR, etc. made us aware of some non-technical challenges that each Business face. Experienced & highly knowledgeable faculties at SIMS provided us an insight on possible solutions on these challenges & their section criteria under given situation with their real Industry examples. Subjects like Integrated learning made us aware of Global challenges. Especially a subject of Entrepreneurship helped me lead Innovation Drive at my Organization which was appreciated by management.”

Top B School in India.

Mr Omkar Parulekar (Batch 2014)

Parulekar Minerals

“This program helped me immensely in learning different aspects of management.

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It taught me that you cant win a race all on your own. You will need your teammates and goodwill & cooperation of your competitors too. It also helped me get good business contacts through my colleagues. I am extremely proud to be associated with such a great program from SIMS.”

Top B School in India.

Mr Pradeep Kumbhar (Batch 2014)

IGATE Global Solutions Ltd

“It has always been a dream to be a part of Symbiosis family and my dream came true the day I joined MBA (EE) programme at SIMS Pune.

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Apart from the brand legacy, the course helped me by complimenting my skill set. Peer learning also played a big role in enhancing the whole experience. It has brought me in contact with illustrious batch-mates and I cherish the exchange of thoughts, ideas and knowledge I got to meet with professionals from diverse backgrounds. The faculty really adds value to the course by their extensive experience. The cases discussed are very relevant and the practice helps in tackling real life situations. It gave me the strategic perspectives for effective decision making both in the short term and long term. This experience has boosted my confidence to tackle challenging situations at the workplace.”

Alumni Testimonials

Guest / Corporate Testimonials

MBA (Executive) - The Greatest Achievement of Dr Abhigyan Upadhyay, an MBA (Executive) 2020-22 Batch Student and Director, COO & President, Bilcare Ltd, Pune*

We are extremely happy to inform you that Dr Abhigyan Upadhyay has been honored with the Most Precious Award – *"PILLARS OF INDIA 2021”*

It was instituted by Tamil Nadu Government in Memory of People’s President - Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.

This is the recognition for his outstanding contribution in the area of Clinical Research.

Dr Upadhyay is the one amongst the best 9 awardees from all the sectors in the country.

It was awarded on the 90th Birth Anniversary day of Dr A P J Kalam. We wish him best luck and look forward to more such feathers in his cap.

Rajiv Divekar Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies Bilcare Limited Professor (Dr) Pravin Kumar Bhoyar, Deputy Director Pravin M Oswal Sudhir Kalkar Raman Agrawal Rohit Kawedia Anand Prabhudesai Munish Diwedi M Jayakrishnan

  • Q 1. When have you joined Paranjape ?
    Ans: I joined Paranjape Schemes Construction Ltd. (PSCL) in Jan 2019 as Township Manager for Blue Ridge Township, Hinjewadi, Pune. Earlier, I used to practice as litigation Lawyer in Mumbai High Court. After moving to Pune, I started working as consultant for different corporate clients. For better career growth and experience, few years back, I decided to take up a corporate full-time job in administration/operations with Paranjape Schemes limited (PSCL) as Township Manager.
  • Q 2. Your achievements in Paranjape ?
    Ans: As I had a change in career, I started as Manager, the lowest level in management tier. With my dedication and effort, I managed to get the township affairs in control. My immediate focus was collection, vendor management, resource and process optimization along with cash flow management. My legal background helped immensely in managing various Township affairs. I was also involved in other legal matters and went to Mantralaya with senior advocates to represent critical matters. With my dedication and results, I was soon asked to manage another Township, Forest Trails, Bhugaon. And soon within a span of 1 year, I was given 4 level promotion and made General Manager of Townships. Now, I work as HOD and look after multiple townships. Further, because of my consistent results and ability to take any work assigned to me to closure, I am now a “Go Getter” in the organisation. Any work that needs special attention even though it may not be directly my responsibility comes to me and am asked to take care of it.

  • Q 3. How you keep updated yourself ?
    Ans: Knowledge is power and we all need it to be good at what we do or to be just a better person, a better version of us on an ongoing basis. I mainly focus on personal growth (soft skills), technical updates on technology that is being used in construction and maintenance of Townships, market trends, government compliances and so on. Good knowledge is gathered from multiple sources, so I discuss matters with my social & professional network, follow news aggregators apps, LinkedIn etc, buy relevant books, my family and my extended family of EMBA members & teachers.
  • Q 4: Your learnings out of MBA (Executive) ?
    How different subjects in this study helped you in your professional growth ? Ans: Enrolling into EMBA program was a perfect decision which has helped me flourish in my current role. Understanding the financial aspects of my company is the biggest advantage. The basic concepts and clarity have made me more confident. The executive MBA course is perfectly designed and all the subjects throughout different semesters took us deep in the different concepts of business environment, culture, strategies, branding, sales, learning, motivation, training, communication and helped us understand importance of CEM-measuring tools and how customer complaint-iceberg is important.
  • Q 5. Your message for the working professionals ?
    Ans: Give your best. Love what you do and do what you love. Know yourself better, understand your own strengths & weaknesses. We all are not same. Don’t compare yourself with others. Understand what motivates you, what you would like to do. Set your goals and put in a plan to achieve the same. Nothing is impossible when you are determined. Learn to work on your strengths and take efforts to convert your weakness into your strengths. Mostly, we want quick results and thus either get frustrated easily or don’t even try. But slow and steady surely wins the race. Try to be a better version of you every day.
    Also an idea and knowledge is always as good as its implementation. Put in focused efforts and learn from everything and everyone. And do not hesitate to share knowledge as sharing will multiply it for all involved. Be the best you !

  • Many congratulations to our Alumnus of MBA (Executive) 2014-16 Batch, Mr Saravanan Gandhi who has become the "Head - Last Mile Delivery Training Vertical - Amazon Europe"
  • -: Excerpts of My Interaction With Mr Gandhi When I asked Him About His Success Mantra :-
  • - Learn, unlearn, and relearn;
  • - Be meticulous and sincere in MBA (Executive) study as it gives you everything what you are looking for;
  • - Peer learning happens due to varied experience of the batchmates;
  • - Learn taking ownership
  • - Result oriented work is expected, so find the problem and solve it yourself. That’s the way to grow.
  • - MBA (Executive) - An interesting journey
  • We wish him best luck for his future journey. Proud of him.

  • We Are in Pursuit of Excellence Every Day to Create Globally Respected Brand Known for its Speed, Quality, and Customer Centricity. We Want to be World’s #1 BI Consulting Company by 2030” – Mr Omprakash Maurya (Om), Founder & CEO, Diacto Technologies Pvt Ltd & MBA (Executive) 2011-13 Batch Alumnus :-
  • Diacto prides itself in being a premier BI Consulting company that provides “End to End BI Solution” for organization of any size at scale. Diacto has mastered the art of delivering the BI solution to improve top line and bottom line performances.
  • Diacto is DOMO’s APAC Partner of the Year 2021 and is also the partner of choice for all of their customers for modern BI solution deployment. Diacto is serving several Fortune 500 organizations including sports, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, and retail stores.
  • Diacto has been identified as high potential organization and Om is being mentored by leaders from CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) as part of start-up mentoring program
  • Mr Omprakash started Diacto in 2018 with one employee and it now employs close to 60 passionate data professionals and the company is debt free from the first year. Diacto is expected to grow 100% every year for next 5 years.
  • Before starting Diacto, Om headed APAC and Global IT responsibilities at Emerson for 10 years and has overall 23 years of IT industry experience including Infosys, TCS and ICICI.
  • MBA (Executive) taught Om the fundamentals of running business and enabled him to connect the dots between business and technology. As student at SIMS he was eager to learn and not to obtain just the degree certificate.
  • Inspiration to start the company? Many:
  • In his 40s he was at crossroads to choose the life that was comfortable but boring or challenge himself to live another life that is challenging and exciting every day, he chose later
  • He always wanted to do something for the society but with his job, his contribution was very little and then came a point when he believed he is ready to take the leap of faith to start the company that would succeed
  • Gartner research observes that 70-80% BI projects fail, and he had found the recipe for making BI successful and he believed he can build a company that could solve this problem for their customers
  • He had built a strong foundation in last 20 years that gave him enough confidence to take the risk and more importantly his family backed him
  • Advice to the budding entrepreneurs:
  • Pick up a problem that you are passionate about solving
  • Be the best at solving that problem with saleability in mind
  • Global thinking and Global vision - World is your market
  • Business is all about trust, work hard to build reliable and trusted brand
  • Build Ethically strong company; don’t take shortcuts that will make your foundation shaky
  • Find a mentor who is genuinely and selflessly interested in your success
  • Initial couple of years would be great learning experience; prepare to learn and course correct
  • Develop leadersnot followers from the beginning; you can’t do it alone and you should not be the smartest in your company

  • Quality - Trust - Brand : Kawre Ice Cream Pvt Ltd, An Ideal Example, Led by Ms Janhavi Kawre, an MBA (Executive) 2021-23 Batch Student & Company CEO*
  • Management education seeks to provide the offspring of the family business with the knowledge, skills, and motivation required to encourage the business expansion and lay down the conditions and solutions to the challenges that one might foresee in a venture. It needs to scale up further to make everyone involved – promoter, investor, parents, employees, etc.
  • A well-known ice cream brand in Maharashtra was started by the grandfather of Ms Janhavi Kawre who was the one-man-show with a hand cranked machine in 1952 as a small retail outlet, it now has a production capacity of 10,000 liters per day at sophisticated plants, located at Khed Shivapur.
  • This company is a top player in the category Ice Cream manufacturing in Pune. This well-known establishment acts as a one-stop destination servicing customers both local and from other parts of Maharashtra.
  • From the very beginning, Kawre provides an affordable ice cream experience and family fun for everyone by offering a variety of flavors and products that not just include ice creams but also Shakes, Mastanis, and Kulfis etc.
  • Kawre Ice Cream contains only the best ingredients, be it cashew nuts, almonds, pistachio chocolate or fresh fruits. Great pains are taken to find the finest ingredients from around the globe. State-of-the art-technology ensures that each scoop is dense, rich and filling, with no extra air or ice-flakes. Special care is taken during packaging, storing, transit and delivery so that consistency in quality is maintained.
  • The young CEO of company, Ms Janhavi, has joined the current batch of MBA (Executive) program, continuing the established business, to learn the details of diversifying the existing business horizontally where it does better than its competitors, which requires understanding of strategic assets, man power planning, new technology, skills, and marketing approach.
  • Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) is committed to imparting her the required strategic knowledge and developing the business network for the success of the new business terrain.

  • :- An Impressive Journey from 'Job Seeker to Job Creator' -:
  • 15th October 2021 is a very special day in my entire professional career that our own MBA (Executive) alumni have successfully expanded their business activities to a greater height in presence of many MDs, CEOs, and others.
  • I remember how these “so called” young students had quest for knowledge during their study and how they used to be after their domain expert faculty members to understand the nitty-gritty of the business and get the answers for each and every queries raised in their minds.
  • Sacrificing the hefty salaried job in MNCs and starting their entrepreneurial journey with initial capital of Rs 2 lakhs individually just 2.5 years back and now Afy Technologies turnover is 20 crores, not a joke but it's a reality, a splendid performance.
  • Heartiest Congratulations
    to all the partners - Mr Pravin Oswal, Mr Sudhir Kalkar, Mr Ganesh Jamdar, and Mr Ravi Parab and best wishes
  • on your Grand Opening Ceremony! May your business prosper in the years to come !

  • Team Chemistry Is More Important Than Size That Leads to Business Growth - A Unique Entrepreneurial Success Story of Two Alumni of MBA (Executive) 2016-18 Batch **
  • A talented team with chemistry and drive can overcome almost any obstacle to find success. A passionate, driven team can outperform a team 40 times its size that is not passionate about its work. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.
  • Afy Technologies LLP was started in May 2019 by FOUR senior professionals who are stalwarts and have individual domain expertise in operations, marketing, automation, and fabrication. While doing MBA (Executive) offered by SIMS, Khadki Campus, Pune and working with reputed companies at senior level, Mr Pravin Oswal and Mr Sudhir Kalkar were looking for an opportunity to implement their acquired knowledge in a true sense. While studying, an idea of starting their own venture was growing in their minds and the situation was also becoming favorable in due course of time after getting management lessons in the classroom by expert faculty members.
  • Initially the company started with technical consultancy to pharmaceutical companies and allied industries like equipment manufacturers. Slowly it moved to automation and upgradation of process equipment as per regulatory requirement, safety upgrades, and efficacy enhancements. Now Afy is a pioneer in these fields.
  • This startup has a unique combination of experience for pharmaceutical equipment manufacturing as well as pharmaceutical process know how. It has a team of more than 100 years of combined experience of Directors. It helped to understand customer requirements and support their needs through knowledge and good engineering solutions.
  • This startup has a unique combination of experience for pharmaceutical equipment manufacturing as well as pharmaceutical process know how. It has a team of more than 100 years of combined experience of Directors. It helped to understand customer requirements and support their needs through knowledge and good engineering solutions.
  • Each partner contributed Rs 2 lacs as the initial investment to start this start up. Company has a registered office at Narayan Peth and the manufacturing unit in Khed Shivapur. This young start up began its operations with 6 employees including partners in 2019 and currently employing more than 22 people and that too engineers.
  • During the worst pandemic that spread over 18 months, the company went through a lot of difficulties such as increased operational cost and availability of skilled people, lockdown and travelling restrictions impacted delivery schedule and installation plans. Being a small venture, it gave special incentives to engineers to keep the business moving. Company not only provided covid medical coverage to all employees but also vaccinated all people bearing the entire cost WITHOUT salary cut during this trying time. Hats off to them.
  • Afy is currently working with many large pharmaceutical companies like Cipla, Sun, Zydus, Abbott, Unichem, Indoco, and Markson. They have clients not only in India but in the USA, South Africa, Vietnam, Malaysia, Bangladesh etc.
  • With more than 25 Crore orders in hand now, the company's revenue is more than 15 Crore for the financial year 2021-22 though it is yet to get over. Professionally managed company's ambition is to achieve a 50 Crore milestone in next 2 years and it's manufacturing unit is moving to new premises next month due to expansion. The new premise is much more spacious with the state of the art amenities.
  • Doing our own business is not only challenging but rewarding too. This technology start-up is happy to contribute to nation building through charity.
  • These alumni entrepreneurs are thankful to SIMS for not only imparting advanced knowledge for the business start up but actively supporting, appreciating, and motivating them to do their best.
    SIMS wishes them best luck for their glory.

  • A Birth of Manufacturing Start-up Without Financial Muscle - A Business Success Story of Mr Jayesh Patil, an MBA (Executive) 2019-21 Batch Alumnus **
  • There are multiple issues and challenges which affect manufacturers in every industry such as shortage of skilled workers, consumerism trends, cash flow, initial capital, scaling of business, regular maintenance, and availability of land. This becomes a hindrance in running the manufacturing start-ups in India.
  • After getting hard core experience of 10 years in Cipla Ltd, Tata Battery, and John Deer, Mr Jayesh Patil decided to become a job creator for the society starting a small manufacturing unit in the year 2010 in a 10x10 square feet room with 2 employees and that also one retired person and other fresh pass-out engineer.
  • Initially, Mr Jayesh started the manufacturing of electrical switchboards and automation panels under “Sanika System & Services” and within a few months, L&T Ltd made this start up a channel partner for their automation project when the company realized that Sanika’s product and service exceeded the standard. Managing quality is crucial for small businesses.
  • Sarvadnya Electrotech Pvt Ltd (erstwhile Sanika Systems & Services) is in electrical panel manufacturing, process automation, and electrical turkey project. The company has been doing turnkey projects in various segment like sugar, distillery, powerplant, chemical, and pharmaceutical.
  • Good experience in project but due to lack of marketing knowledge, Mr Jayesh faced challenges during initial days. He worked as one-man army for the company which included sending quotation, material purchase, design, and vendor follow ups resulted in long hours working.
  • It is the hard work, passion, and constant and consistent improvement that resulted in Rs 16 Crores revenue generation last year. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard and this financial year 21-22 the company will achieve Rs 25 Crores business, a confident entrepreneur said.
  • Imagine Mr Patil started the entrepreneurial journey with initial capital of Rs 50,000/-. He got the initial small orders with advance payment terms which helped the business managing the cash-flow. When God decides to bless you, He will cause situations to come together in someone’s favour and no matter what others try to do … one business order of Rs 90 Lakhs with advance payment term and that too against PI became the turning point and the rest is history.
  • Mr Jayesh is planning to cross Rs 100 Crores business in next few years. Any move that reduces the impact of market volatility if the company plunges into other business to safeguard against the market cycles, the company has decided to invest the surplus money in nutraceutical manufacturing like CO2 extraction from all the natural floors.
  • The group is also working on distillery projects which produce Ethanol which is a replacement for petrol & diesel, and that will help India reduce the Import bills.
  • ** How MBA (Executive) helped in business expansion ? **
  • Marketing of company’s current products was the hurdle for Mr Jayesh, so he decided to go for the higher management study but where to do it from, was the question initially. SIMS instilled confidence in him and Mr Patil started his management education from Khadki campus, Pune.
  • He learnt various marketing strategies from Prof Ashok Kumar in subject “B2B Marketing” and other course “Security Analysis and Portfolio Management” taught by Prof Prasad Kalbhande. Also subjects like 'Finance', 'Legal Aspects of Business' taught by Prof Gopal Phadke and Prof Ramtirthkar respectively were very helpful in his professional journey.
  • SIMS, in the past, completed One Consultancy Project offered by Sarvandnya. Also conducted an MDP for their employees.
    Congratulations Mr Jayesh Patil and good luck for his future growth of the venture.

  • *An Entrepreneurial Journey from a Far-flung Village to a Big City - A Business Success Story of Mr Waman Sanap, an MBA (Executive) 2021-23 Batch Student*
  • It has been observed that people move from small villages to big cities, time and again, to fulfill their dreams, with almost no resources but willingness and required talent in hand without thinking for a minute that their dreams are as small as their villages are said to be.
  • Born in Agarwadi, Washim district, Maharashtra, Mr Waman Sanap completed his engineering from SGGSCOE&T Nanded and went to Saudi Arabia to work with Honeywell before realising his own venture in 2008.With no thoughts in his mind that he needs better resources and a sustainable environment to make sure that he can share his dreams with the world, believing in one simple theory - everything is possible; if you have the will to accomplish it !
  • A professional having skills in process industry (PLC and DCS) started iPAC Automation Pvt Ltd with one laptop and the goodwill he earned over four years before his entrepreneurial journey.
  • As a provider of end-to-end engineering services to plant automation, iPAC Automation has its humble beginning as a small automation service firm providing automation services on Honeywell TPS platform. Since then the company has grown to today’s major service provider in this segment.
  • Company’s expertise on DCS/PLC/SCADA of multiple control platforms includes all major controllers including Honeywell, Siemens, Rockwell, Schneider, and Emerson. The company also has in depth knowledge base on various peripheral areas including Field Instrumentation Detailing, designing, field engineering, SPI Intools, Fire & Gas alarming system, Access Control System, to name a few.
  • The company has signed agreements with Kuwait and UAE based companies, and now iPAC looks forward to a revenue of Rs 100 crores in next few years.
  • Only innate abilities, domain knowledge, and experience are not enough to run a business but the size and complexity of businesses today are demanding more and more professional skills and pure practical knowledge of the domain, and realizing this truth, Mr Waman has taken admission in MBA (Executive) offered by SIMS in order to learn management education in all of its essence to function effectively.
  • Effective management has become the soul of every business today. The individual growth of each enterprise depends on their ability to keep in touch with industrial advances and ensure that the right skilled workforce is available, continuous learning has become a must for this industry.
  • Mr Waman Sanap strongly believes in upgrading the skills of his current employees, so he has decided to nominate at least two employees every year to study MBA (Executive) program offered by Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS), Khadki Campus, Pune.
  • The energy he has, he earns it with his determination and courage. This success speaks of his hard work and resolve.
    Many congratulations and best wishes
  • Continuous Learning and Adopting Technology to Build a Strong Growth Strategy"
  • Growth is one of the key goals for every business leader, and no matter if you are the owner of a small local company or one of the leaders of a global brand, it’s probably safe to say that your strategies revolve around growing your business.
  • Mr Raman Agrawal, an MBA (Executive) alumnus of 2017-19 batch, started Brightex Synergizer India Pvt Ltd which is a Joint Venture between a Hong Kong based investment company and the Indian entity Nikita Distributors which is a leader in Photography Goods distribution
  • This startup company, Brightex Synergizer India Pvt Ltd, is importer and National Distributors for 3 Global Brands (Garmin Brand Smart Watches, Saucony Brand Running Shoes, and Energizer Brand Consumer Batteries).
  • Mr Agrawal started this company in 2019. Initially, he started the business for Garmin on Regional Level. That time he did not have these 2 other brands, so the major focus was offline sales.
  • The company represents these brands as their extended arm. They just don’t sell the products but do import, distribution, marketing communication, and after sales service. In short, everything end-to-end for online and offline channels.
  • Initially, market entry barrier was the biggest challenge. Retailers were not in agreement to start business as their project was small. On other side, since the business was small, brand was also not supporting. So monthly sale was approx Rs 50,00,000/-.
  • Now this company is an exclusive distributor for all 3 Brands. Garmin Brand which was started in 2019 with monthly business of 50 Lakhs, now it’s doing a monthly business of RS 10 CRORES covering entire India for online and offline channels.
  • In next 5 years, Mr Agrawal wants to take the Sporting Goods business to RS 500 CRORES annual revenue and the FMCG business of energizer batteries to RS 100 CRORES, adding more complimentary products down the line.
  • How MBA (Executive) made a difference to his business
  • Management study helped him to expand his business exponentially. Mr Raman has been into sales and marketing for almost 17 years, but the first 15 years, it was more like a Street Smart kind of approach, where he saw what’s happening in the market and follow the best practices. So, it was more a Reactive Approach, but after Executive MBA, he got a more Structured Approach towards the business. He has built company’s own vision, communicated that vision to the relevant team, identified, and deployed the resources and finally connected marketing strategy with the external environment, so it’s more Pro-Active approach now.
  • Another key learning was management of Human Resource. Now he works very closely with the team, not just telling them what to do but focus is on how we can do things together and why they should work hard to get those things done. It helped him strengthen the relationship between employer and employee.
  • Group activities during his management study helped him learn to become a team player. In his entire career before management education, he worked in senior management, so he didn’t have much inclination to listen NO from any of his staff and that propelled the decision making very biased but in MBA (Executive), they all were students irrespective of age and experience, that helped him work with his employees making everyone responsible and accountable with greater transparency.
  • Mr Raman Agrawal who benefitted from MBA (Executive) is now looking forward to SIMS for customized short term MDPs for his over 100 employees. He considers his employees as an asset, so their continuous development is his prime objective in order to face the future challenges.
  • We wish Mr Raman best luck and may his technology driven business prosper in the years to come.

  • Exponential Business Growth Story of "Parksley Global" led by Mr Rohit Kawedia, an Alumnus of MBA (Executive), SIMS, Pune
  • The Indian pharmaceutical industry is made up of a lot of entrepreneurs who have helped India become a superpower in the global pharma market. The chemists and stockists are part of the backbone of the healthcare system.
  • I, a representative of SIMS, got a chance to interact with Mr Rohit Kawedia, a young entrepreneur and an alumnus of MBA (Executive) offered by Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS), Khadki Campus, Pune.
  • Mr Rohit’s family is well known in the Pharmaceutical trading business here in Pune. Although he saw this as an advantage, it worked against him as other small businesses started seeing him as a threat rather than giving him a job opportunity on his capabilities.
  • Eventually, he started his entrepreneurial journey in 2013 with one helper. The idea was to enhance lives globally by enabling access to a wide range of medicines at affordable prices, with Anti-cancer, Lifestyle drugs, Lifesaving drugs prices soaring high in the international market.
  • The first year of business was more about executing the idea and finding customers. Second year Mr Kawedia succeeded in getting a few orders, however due to some regulatory changes by the FDA, he had to abandon the business model overnight. That is when he realized the business model has to be more sustainable and dynamic. With some research on the same and some self-funding to support the idea in 2013, Parksley Global now has grown exponentially to 300 times in 8 years.
  • 60% of the total clients of Parksley Global’s are in Japan which shows that the company's value system, operational efficiency, and inventory management are trustworthy.
  • The company’s unmatched services include parallel trade which deals with the cross-border sale of pharmaceutical products, an extensive network to source named patient medicines on an urgent basis from all over the globe, sourcing the safest and effective generic medicines at the lowest prices, cold chain supply with the data logger throughout the shipment, and comparator sourcing with effective medicines at reasonable values.
  • He is on track to cross business worth $ 15 million by the end of financial year 2022 by adding two more segments to existing portfolio.
  • A humble and modest entrepreneur says his business is relatively small with a team of 18 members as most of the company’s repetitive jobs are outsourced.
  • Despite frequent changes in pharma regulations he has managed to overcome obstacles and grow stronger with each passing year. He didn’t forget to mention that the “Legal Aspects in Business” taught by Prof R R Ramatirthkar and “Operational Intricacies in the Business” taught by Prof Shreekant Phadke during his MBA (Executive) program helped him in overcoming all challenges.
  • His biggest take away is identifying needs of the customer and building a sustainable business model. If we believe in the work we do, stay there, not to give up. Every challenge motivates us and gives one an opportunity to grow.
  • This entrepreneurial journey of SIMS alumnus is a story of grit, hard work, and determination.
  • We wish him best luck and look forward to Parksley Global, a listed company soon.

  • Dear Wellwishers,
    Greetings from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS), Pune !
  • Yesterday I met Mr Padmanabh Warade, CEO, Imperial Landmarks, who is an alumnus of MBA (Executive) 2008-10 batch to know his post Executive MBA journey.
  • He started his professional career as an Executive in ICICI Bank initially but his interest was in real estate, so whatever earnings he had, used it to buy small plots in Pune and Nashik regions.
  • Later Mr Warade left his banking job and joined Kolte Patil Group, a listed construction company in Pune, to know more about this sector in detail and develop expertise. Interestingly, the salary in the current company was half the size of what he was drawing in the bank but the intent was to learn.
  • This young and dynamic professional decided to start his own construction company but initial capital required to start the new venture was inadequate, so he first approached the well known builders with the offer that the sales and marketing of the newly constructed apartment be outsourced and that would be done by him on commission basis. This initiative helped him develop sales and marketing acumen and create a strong corporate network. He made good money out of this.
  • Finally, Mr Padmanabh decided to start the construction company in partnership with the other two in 2016. Now his company's asset worth is Rs 250 crores over the last few years.
  • The company has bought a two lakh square feet highway touch property near Chandani Chowk for commercial development.
  • The company's focus is on developing commercial spaces offering coworking affordable office space for those who are looking for an alternative to escape the isolation of a home office or coffee shop. These shared workspaces offer a suite of office-like amenities such as hot-desks, private meeting rooms, kitchens, coffee and more. Also his company is developing shopping malls to rent out to big retail companies.
  • His company's vision is to build a performance driven relationship & culture that continues to provide value added services to their customers.
  • He has given credit for his success to MBA (Executive) offered by Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS). Marketing, Project Management, and Financial aspects learnt during this program helped him in selecting the sites, debt-equity ratio, and reaching out to big investors and banks.
  • SIMS is proud of this shining alumnus and wishes him best luck in his future endeavors.

  • Dear Well-wishers
  • 1. I am extremely happy to inform you that our 2 MBA (Executive) Alumni of Batch 2016-18, Mr Pravin Oswal & Mr Sudhir Kalkar who were GMs with Abbott & ACG Pharma Technologies respectively during the time of their study in SIMS, now are successful entrepreneurs.
  • 2. They along with other two partners started Afy Technolgies in 2019 immediately after their study with initial capital of 2 lakhs per person.
  • 3. Now their company's turnover is 120 millions in a span of just 2 years.
  • 4. Afy is now equipped with more than 15 experienced engineers mainly in design, operation, project and marketing field.
  • 5. Their success story has been published in Maharashtra at the Forefront of Industrial Development, MCCIA, May 2021.
  • Mr Pravin Oswal & Mr Sudhir Kalkar said "MBA (Exe) in SIMS motivated us to do our own".
  • They have become the JOB CREATERS for the society and the nation at large. Proud of them.
  • For your kind information and good wishes please.

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