Is Symbiosis in Hyderabad better than XIME in Bangalore?

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Akankshya Pattanaik Oct 8, 2020

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Hyderabad is a brainchild of Symbiosis International University (Deemed To Be). It offers MBA and MBA Executive programs that are approved by the AICTE. Bangalore's Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME) is one of XIME's three campuses. The two other campuses are in Chennai and Kochi. Currently, XIME Bangalore supports postgraduate and doctoral candidates with degrees, certificates, and diploma programs.

Admission process

  • Symbiosis Pune: Admission to the MBA program is done through scores obtained at the SNAP test followed by Group discussion and Interview.
  • XIME Bangalore: Admission to PGDM program is done through scores obtained in XAT/MAT/GMAT/CAT/ATMA test.


  • XIME was ranked 56th by Business Today 2019 and 79th by BW Business World 2019 for MBA. 
  • Symbiosis International University was ranked 22nd by NIRF 2020 and ranked 10th by Times 2020 for MBA.


  • Notable alumni of XIME Bangalore include Rajendra Goyal-CEO of Goyal Ispat Pvt.Ltd and Rahul Maroli who is Vice President of Ola Cabs.
  • Notable alumni of SIBM Hyderabad include Lokesh Nigam who is the Founder Director of Kognoz Research & Consulting Private Limited and Ajay Konale who is Commercial and Marketing Director at Coca-Cola India.


  • XIME Bangalore has a completely Wi-Fi-enabled library that enables easy access to research materials and has a collection of almost 40,000 books. It subscribes to EBSCO, J-Gate, and Proquest online databases for research.
  • Symbiosis Business Education Institute, Hyderabad has a hybrid library with state-of-the-art technical applications. The Library has 8405 volumes, 5702 titles, 150400 electronic books, and daily newspapers available in India.


The table below gives the brief description of placement at both institutions:


Symbiosis Hyderabad

XIME Bangalore

Students placed



Highest Salary

16.2 LPA

11 LPA


Amazon, Atlas Copco, Berger Paints, Capital IQ, Copal Amba, Factset, Deloitte, Reliance, Sutherland, etc.

Honeywell, Airtel, HDFC Bank, Mindtree, Lennox, JLL, Hexaware, WIPRO, Voltas, PWC, etc.

Both the institutes are top-notch with their industry-oriented curriculum & rising rates in terms of placement drive and visiting companies. However, Symbiosis Hyderabad has the upper hand when it comes to placement rate and package. Regardless of the merits and demerits, it is recommended that students go with their choice of interest.