Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM), Pune, has a different way of imparting education. The executive MBA degree they offer is second to none. Apart from academics, the college conducts several co-curricular activities that enrich and help in the overall development of students. I'm so glad I took admission in this college.
SNAP. I scored 71 and chose SITM because of its reputation (best in Telecom management in the country), location and also due to convergence of ICT industry which complimented my previous education qualification (B.E. in IT).
The curriculum is effective and varied. Apart from Telecom specific subjects, it covers all the general management subjects as well. Be it Marketing, HR, legal, innovation etc. There are multiple opportunities to focus on research by being a member of different committees. Two courses - Systems and Finance, Marketing and Finance.
General Stipend is around 5-15k a month for 2 months internship. Overall experience is good if you get into the right internship program. There are PPOs (Pre Placement offers) as well, if you perform well enough in you internship.
Placements opportunities are good. We had 100% placements. Although for some students, it takes a bit more time but they take care of everyone. Some great companies like the Big 4 accounting firms of the world, the Top 5 IT companies in India, some great consulting firms lineup for placements process which happens day wise i.e. Day0, Day 1 etc.
Fee structure is feasible as the overall expenses incurred will take care of EVERYTHING. Be it food, accommodation, books, uniform, bus services, certifications, extracurricular activities like outbound program, all of this is included in the fee structure.
No, I am not aware of scholarships. Loans are easily available for middle class families as Symbiosis is a great brand name. Banks easily shell out loans at appropriate market prices.
Cultural diversity is one of the best things I liked being in the Lavale campus. It's a huge facility amidst mountains, clouds and awesome weather. What more can you expect. Extracurricular activities includes outbound camp (awesome experience), sports (swimming pool is available in the campus, a big stadium for cricket and Soccer, basketball court, table tennis, badminton, squash etc.), Gymnasium, dance classes etc. A lot of activities to cover.
Hostel facility is good. Two, three and four sharing rooms in the hostel are available. Climatic conditions are pleasant throughout the year, So no requirements of a fancy setup like AC, geysers etc. Hot water is available at specific hours. Mess food is not good enough. It's all okay in the first couple of months but it gets difficult to eat the same food for 2 years and you try to get to different avenues. But then, they have a good variety of dishes which will satisfy one's nutritional needs.
There are regular alumni meets at different parts of the country in 3-4 months intervals is arranged by the alumni committee. Active participation of alumnus happens there. Also, alumni networks on social media like FB, twitter etc is helpful for everyone to connect and help each other.
Exam structure is good. I would rate exams 3/5. Although equal amount of weightage is given to internal practicals, mid sems etc. External exam structure is half yearly. It's a balance between hectic and chilled out. Sometimes you will be tired to the core and other times, you could catch a whole day free.
Most of the faculty members are industry veterans and come from diverse backgrounds. Faculty members are knowledgeable in their respective areas and tend to put extra efforts to make the students learn and push some boundaries. Apart from academics, the college conducts several co-curricular activities that enrich and help in the overall development of students. They have a strong and competitive lineup of faculty members from the industry, regular as well as visiting, very knowledgeable and informative.
The students become eligible from trim 5 for campus placements. The average package offered is around 10L. The approximate companies that visited the campus were 50-60 and the highest package received in the 2021 batch is 22 lacs p.a. 100% batch is placed for summers as well as for final placements and the role offered is also good.
Big opportunity to get easily placement. A lot of companies came every 6 months. There is a special class for students on how to crack interviews during placement time which very helpful for students. The faculty will provide every possible help to get selected for the interview.
From semester 1 itself, students are eligible for summer internships with companies like DE Shaw, Acresium, JP Morgan and Chase, Marsh coming in with various profiles. The highest stipend offered is 1.45 lacks an average being about 25 thousand. From trimester 4 onwards you become eligible for Final placements. About 160-170 companies come in total for the placement process and the highest package is about 28 lakhs and average about 10 lakhs is offered. Almost 90-95 percent of the students are placed.
Quite a good experience as of now as there is a beautiful balance between academics and extra curricular activities. There are different cells and clubs in ISBM where you learn real life management skills, put whatever you have learnt in your studies. Being a member of lifestyle development cell, I exactly know how important these cells are and may impact on your life.
Firstly I gave CAT and then applied for ISBM, a few days later, got a email that I got selected for the interview process but at the D-Day had to give aptitude exam, wrote an essay , group discussion and then gave interview taken by the President of ISBM.
I applied for the MBA program are granted on the basis of a management level entrance exam like CAT/XAT/MAT. Students have to apply with their entrance scores and academic details like graduation marks etc. The college will invite the shortlisted students for a GDPI round. A merit list is prepared on the basis of all these factors and that's how the entire admission process looks like in our college.
Placements are pretty decent in our college. We got an immense amount of assistance from the placement cell. They have tie-ups with some of the leading businesses of their niche domain. Some of the companies which visited our campus during my batch include brands like TCS, Karvy, Oakland Capital, HDFC, CBRE, etc. The average packages offered were also pretty decent at around 7 LPA.
I absolutely love studying at Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University. I get the best faculty possible to teach me the material. Fees is affordable too. If you are thinking of taking admission here, you should.
College is very good. Faculty is world class . Management too is good . But i would warn you that all depends on you . Dont think they will feed you too the mouth. I would rather say the foor is ossom but you will have to use your hands to eat it.
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