Which college is better for MBA: SIMS Pune or NIBM Pune?

1 Answer

Nikhil Kankaria Nov 4, 2020

Both NIBM and SIMS are considered the best colleges in Pune. NIBM received Asia’s Best Award at World HRD Congress 2018. Whereas, SIMS Pune is ranked 24 for MBA by TOI 2019.



It is an AICTE and NAAC approved college which accepts the admission of graduates above 50% score.

  • Admission for the courses is done based on the score of SNAP.

  • The rut off for Round 1 SNAP is 77 Percentile.

  • There is an availability of 120 seats for admission.


NIBM is an AICTE approved college that accepts the admission of graduates above a 50% score.

  • Admission for the courses is done based on the score for CAT/CMAT.

  • The final selection is done by the university based on the written ability test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI).

  • The cutoff score of MAT is 94+ Percentile, cut off score of CMAT is 94+ percentile, and the cutoff score of CAT is 80 percentile.

  • There is an availability of 120 seats for admission.



  • Faculty members in SIMS focus on interactive learning. They use different methods to make classes more engaging and productive even when classes are conducted virtually.

  • It involves peer learning, and you get to learn about a lot of things covered in the course curriculum as well as in presentations, workshops seminars, etc.


  • The teachers are highly qualified and knowledgeable. Most of the faculty has a doctorate.

  • The faculty does not only focus on theory but it makes students industry-ready.



  • Placements are offered in every field like finance, banking, marketing, etc.

  • The average salary package offered in SIMS is 8 LPA.

  • Major companies like Deloitte, Google, and Accenture have offered placements.

  • The training is provided by the placement cell well in advance for better opportunities.

  • The overall salary package here is between 6-13 LPA.


  • NIBM Pune has a 100% placement record.

  • They provide many internships and social development projects for students to avail of a better job opportunity.

  • The highest salary offered was 14.5 LPA with an average salary of 9.44 LPA.

Both SIMS and NIBM are the best and well diverse colleges. There is not much difference based on infrastructure or campus facilities. But there is a well-versed difference in opportunities due to the better ranking of SIMS, which makes it more preferable among students than NIBM. There is also a visible difference in placement records which makes SIMS a better choice than NIBM.