Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune is inviting applications for MBA, MBA (Executive) and Executive PGDM programs. The last date to apply for MBA is Jan 21, 2021; MBA (Executive) is July 31, 2021 and Executive PGDM is June 30, 2021. Admission to MBA is based on SNAP Test. Candidates need to first register for the SNAP Test and then for the MBA program

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) has been ranked as 1st among top B-Schools for MBA Executive and 4th among top Private colleges in Maharashtra. The institute offers flagship postgraduate courses in management studies consisting of full-time and Executive Programs Its flagship MBA course is primarily for Defence Personnel and their Dependents with some seats for Civilian candidates.

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SIMS Pune Important Date

CAT Exam Date 29 Nov, 2020
XAT Registration Deadline 30 Nov, 2020
XAT Exam Date 03 Jan, 2021
GATE Exam Dates 05 Feb - 14 Feb, 2021
SNAP Registration Deadline 28 Nov, 2020
SNAP Online Test 20 Dec, 2020; 06 Jan, 2021; 09 Jan, 2021;
SIMS MBA Registration 21 Jan, 2021
SNAP Result 22 Jan, 2021
Date of GEPIWAT for MBA Program 15 Feb - 21 Feb, 2021
MBA First Merit 02 Mar, 2021
Last date of Payment for First Merit List 26 Mar, 2021
MBA Programme Commencement Date 01 Jun, 2021
MBA (Executive) Registration Deadline 31 Jul, 2021
Executive PGDM Registration Deadline 30 Jun, 2021

SIMS Pune Highlights

Established in  1993
Official Website
Type of Program Postgraduate
Admission Criteria Entrance Exam

SIMS Pune Rankings & Achievements

  • Ranked 3rd  under the category "Top B-Schools for MBA (Executive) in India by "CSR-GHRDC" B-Schools Survey 2019
  • Ranked 8th among the Top Leading B-Schools of Super Excellence in GHRDC-CSR B-School Survey 2018
  • SIMS has been ranked 25 by Economic Times, B-School ranking in 2017
  • DNA and Star awards for Innovation in Placements.
  • SIMS was ranked 22 in all India by Jet Airways in house magazine "Jetwings".
  • SIMS has been listed amongst the Best B Schools in India at 30th position in a survey done by Spenta Multi-Media and MaRS Monitoring and Research Systems, December 2016
  • Ranked 6th under the category "Top Private B-Schools by State" by CSRGHRDC B-School Survey 2015.
  • SIU has been ranked 3rd in Top Non-Government (Private & Deemed) Multi-Disciplinary Universities in India by "The Week" in 2016 

SIMS Pune Courses

SIMS Pune offers the following academic programs under various specializations: 

Course Name Eligibility Duration
Full-time courses
MBA Graduation in any discipline with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) 2-years
PGDM (Real Estate & Construction Management) Graduates/ Engineers/ Architects with minimum 50% marks in qualifying exam from a statutory university or recognized foreign university along with valid scores of CAT/SNAP/XAT/MAT/GATE/ SIMS 15-months
Executive PGDM Graduation with 50% marks and a minimum of 5-years of work experience
Executive Programs
MBA (Executive) Graduation with 50% marks and a minimum of 2-years of work experience 2-years
PGCP Bachelor’s or Master’s in any discipline with 50% marks 1-year

Note: Seats reserved for the MBA program are 80% for Defense Personnel, 10% for Defense Category Special and 10% for Civilians.

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SIMS Pune Admission

Eligible candidates seeking admission in MBA and PGDM must register themselves for entrance tests namely SNAP conducted at the Institute level. However, for admission to Executive PGDM, the institute will conduct personal interaction with the candidate. SIMS provides admission to PGADM is done on the basis of score obtained in exams like CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, SNAP which will be followed by personal interaction. 

SIMS Pune Placements

The placement cell nurtures students to become future-ready managers for the global world. The students are motivated, high achievers which attracting a wide array of blue-chip recruiters every year.

Placement Highlights 2018

Highest CTC for MBA INR 16.3 LPA
Highest CTC for Ex- PGDM INR 16 LPA
Average CTC for MBA INR 9.24 LPA
Average CTC for Ex-PGDM INR 8.6 LPA
Total Students placed 225
% of placement 92.8%

The list of recruiters includes names like Google, Accenture, Airtel Payment Bank, Michael Page, Wipro, Axis Bank, Credit Sunrise, Deloitte, Ford Motors, EY, MMT, HDFC Bank, Infosys, DCB Bank, Deutsche Bank, etc. 

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SIMS Pune Facilities

Mentioned below are some of the facilities offered by Symbiosis Institute for Management Studies, Pune to cater to the needs of the students:

  • Hostel: The B-school is equipped with hostel rooms with separate blocks for male and female students. The rooms are facilitated with all the necessary amenities required by a student. A total of 4 students can stay in a single room at the hostel.
  • Computer Lab: The Institute has a total of 2 state-of-the-art computer labs specially designed for the students to cater to their communication needs. The labs are fully Wi-Fi campus.
  • Library: There is a rich collection of about 20,410 books in the field of management. The library has subscribed to various online sources like British Library, ASTD, NHRD, MCCIA, AIMS, IABC.
  • Sports: The institute has badminton courts, swimming pool, table tennis, basketball court, cricket grounds to cater to the physical stability of the students.

About SIMS Pune

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies is a premier management institute which was established in the year 1993 and is located in Pune, India. It is ranked amongst the top B Schools in India and is a constituent of the prestigious Symbiosis International University (SIU). SIMS is also the only MBA institute that has Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between Symbiosis and Government of India – Ministry of Defence since 2002.

SIMS Pune Faculty

Given below is a brief about the faculty members at the Institute:

Dr. Aanchal Airy

  • Designation: Assistant Professor
  • Total Experience: 22 months

Ms. Akansha Tigga

  • Designation: Assistant Professor
  • Experience: 20 months​

Dr. Amarnath Tripathi

  • Designation: Assistant Professor
  • Experience: 120 months​

Ms. Ananya Dutta

  • Designation: Assistant Professor
  • Experience: 33 months

Dr. Anita Mohan Patankar

  • Designation: Associate Professor
  • Experience: 412 months

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Ques. How is SNAP different from CAT or any other management test?

Ans. Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or commonly known as SNAP is different from CAT in terms of the type of quantitative aptitude questions. SNAP has very easy questions in comparison to CAT. You may find the direct application-based questions in this section. The analytical and logical reasoning section has a higher weightage in comparison with other sections. Each question carries two marks. 

Ques. What is the procedure for applying to SNAP?

Ans. For seeking admission in the MBA program, the students must register themselves for SNAP by visiting the website They will be required to pay an application fee of INR 1750 through Netbanking or Demand Draft. The test fee is non-refundable once paid. Demand Draft should reach the Symbiosis Test Secretariat by 5:00 pm on November 23, 2019. Demand Drafts reaching after this will not be considered and will be returned to the respective candidates.

Ques. Which specializations do the Institute offer in the MBA program?

Ans. The institute offers HR, Marketing, Finance, Operations, and International Business & Information System as a major. On the other hand, for minor specializations like HR, Marketing, Finance, International Business, Information System, Operations, Retail Management & Entrepreneurship are offered. The students can select their specializations by the end of the first semester. 

Ques. I have completed my bachelor’s as a correspondence course degree. Can I apply for admission to SIMS Pune?

Ans. Yes, you can apply for SIMS if you meet the specified eligibility criteria. The Symbiosis International University has a list of universities whose correspondence degree is accepted for admission in the MBA program. For more details, you can mail your mark sheet to The Admission Department (