Children/ Wards of Defence personnel / Defence Special Category:


Children / Wards of Defence personnel means children/ wards of those Defence Personnel who are serving / retired Defence personnel from Army, Navy, Air Force. Retired Defence personnel are those who fall in the category of ex-servicemen as laid down in Ministry of Defence letter no. 36035/5/85- Est (SCT) dated 14 April 1987. It also includes children of Defence personnel, who died while in service or after retirement

The University in terms of the provisions of Memorandum of Association (MoA) between Symbiosis and Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India dated 10th July, 2000 provides for reservations up to the extent of 90% for Master of Business Administration programme of Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS), comprising of 80 % for Children/ Wards of Defence personnel and 10 % for Special Defence Category. The University also provides 5 % reservation within the sanctioned intake for Children/ Wards of Defence Personnel in Constituents as listed below:- 

  1. Master of Business Administration (International Business) programme conducted by Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), Pune
  2. Master of Business Administration (Digital and Telecom Management) programme conducted by Symbiosis Institute of Digital & Telecom Management (SIDTM), Pune
  3. Master of Business Administration (Information Technology Business Management) programme conducted by Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT), Pune
  4. Master of Business Administration (Information Technology) programme conducted by Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR), Pune

Note: A candidate who is interested to apply under the category “Children/ Wards of Defence Personnel” for any of the abovementioned programmes, should select the category “Children/ Wards of Defence Personnel” for each programme separately. 

* The definition for Defence Personnel is:

The term Defence Personnel would mean only those serving / retired Defence personnel from Army, Navy, Air Force. Retired defence personnel are those who fall in the category of ex-servicemen as laid down in Ministry of Defence letter no 36035/5/85- Estt (SCT) dated 14 April 1987. It includes defence personnel who died while in service or after retirement.

# For Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS): As per MoU with Ministry of Defence clause no. 13 sub clause (d) The term Defence Personnel would mean only those serving / retired Defence Personnel from the Army, Navy and Air Force who fall in the category of ex-serviceman as laid down vide Ministry of Defence Letter no. 36034/5/85 -Estt (SCT) dated 14th April, 1987. 

Reservation of Seats within the intake is:

  • Defence Category - General: 80% seats for dependents (Children / Ward / Spouse) of Defence personnel. (as per merit)
  • Defence category - Special: 10% seats for dependents (Children / Ward / Spouse) of Defence personnel a) killed in action (war, counter insurgency or war like operation), or b) disabled in action (war, counter insurgency or war like operation), with more than 50% disability, or c) who have died while in service, death being attributable to military service. (as per merit)
  • Open / Industry Category: 10% seats are in open category to civilian candidates under open or sponsored / recommended by the Industry (as per merit).

Reservation of Seats over and above intake:

  • Officers of Armed Forces on Study Leave as authorised by respective Services HQs are granted automatic admission subject to meeting eligibility criteria.

Children / Wards of Defence personnel means children/ wards of those Defence Personnel who are serving / retired Defence personnel from Army, Navy, Air Force. Retired Defence personnel are those who fall in the category of ex-servicemen as laid down in Ministry of Defence letter no. 36035/5/85- Est (SCT) dated 14 April 1987. It also includes children of Defence personnel, who died while in service or after retirement

The University in terms of the provisions of Memorandum of Association (MoA) between Symbiosis and Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India dated 10th July, 2000 provides for reservations up to the extent of 90% for Master of Business Administration programme of Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS), comprising of 80 % for Children/ Wards of Defence personnel and 10 % for Special Defence Category. The University also provides 5 % reservation within the sanctioned intake for Children/ Wards of Defence Personnel in Constituents as listed below:- 

  1. Master of Business Administration (International Business) programme conducted by Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), Pune
  2. Master of Business Administration (Digital and Telecom Management) programme conducted by Symbiosis Institute of Digital & Telecom Management (SIDTM), Pune
  3. Master of Business Administration (Information Technology Business Management) programme conducted by Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT), Pune
  4. Master of Business Administration (Information Technology) programme conducted by Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR), Pune

Note: A candidate who is interested to apply under the category “Children/ Wards of Defence Personnel” for any of the abovementioned programmes, should select the category “Children/ Wards of Defence Personnel” for each programme separately. 

* The definition for Defence Personnel is:

The term Defence Personnel would mean only those serving / retired Defence personnel from Army, Navy, Air Force. Retired defence personnel are those who fall in the category of ex-servicemen as laid down in Ministry of Defence letter no 36035/5/85- Estt (SCT) dated 14 April 1987. It includes defence personnel who died while in service or after retirement.

# For Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS): As per MoU with Ministry of Defence clause no. 13 sub clause (d) The term Defence Personnel would mean only those serving / retired Defence Personnel from the Army, Navy and Air Force who fall in the category of ex-serviceman as laid down vide Ministry of Defence Letter no. 36034/5/85 -Estt (SCT) dated 14th April, 1987. 

Reservation of Seats within the intake is:

  • Defence Category - General: 80% seats for dependents (Children / Ward / Spouse) of Defence personnel. (as per merit)
  • Defence category - Special: 10% seats for dependents (Children / Ward / Spouse) of Defence personnel a) killed in action (war, counter insurgency or war like operation), or b) disabled in action (war, counter insurgency or war like operation), with more than 50% disability, or c) who have died while in service, death being attributable to military service. (as per merit)
  • Open / Industry Category: 10% seats are in open category to civilian candidates under open or sponsored / recommended by the Industry (as per merit).

Reservation of Seats over and above intake:

  • Officers of Armed Forces on Study Leave as authorised by respective Services HQs are granted automatic admission subject to meeting eligibility criteria.