Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) set up in 1993 is a premier Management Institute ranked amongst the top B-Schools in India. SIMS is a constituent of the prestigious Symbiosis International Institute and is the only MBA institute of its kind in India and a shining example of PPP (Public Private Partnership) between Symbiosis and Govt of India - Ministry of Defence since 2002. Its flagship MBA course is primarily for Defence Personnel and their Dependents with some seats for Civilian candidates. This ideal mix of defence dependents and civilians brings out the best in both and ensures holistic development.

SIMS is an ISO 9001:2008 quality certified management institute, one of the three institutes in complete Western India which is an accredited "Centre for Corporate Governance" of the 'National Foundation of Corporate Governance' (established by Ministry of Corporate Affairs and CII) and one of the few recognised as a centre for Entrepreneurship by Department of Science and Technology. SIMS encourages and promotes entrepreneurial activities and has a small incubation centre for student entrepreneurs. Each year students are encouraged to come up with innovative ideas. Based on a rigours selection process the best ideas are then nurtured and refined to run Campus Company at the Institute.

SIMS has academic collaborations through SIU with Leeds Beckett University, UK, Bremen University, Berlin School of Economics Germany for various academic programmes. SIMS also has collaboration with IBM for conduct of SPSS certification, with IREF for Certification in Real Estate and Finance, with BSE and NSE for their certification programmes, and has on campus an ICICI Learning Matrix.

SIMS Faculty are rated amongst the best and have many research publications in top rated research journals to their credit. SIMS has numerous live projects, consulting assignments and development programmes for Corporates. SIMS breeds achievers and leaders. SIMS students have made a mark winning numerous B School Competitions, presenting papers in various Research Conferences and publishing research articles and research papers in various research journals. SIMS boasts of a very large, active and dedicated alumni network. SIMS alumni have broken into the glass ceiling and are CEOs, CFOs and many have turned entrepreneurs.


  • Ranked amongst top 25 B-schools in India
  • Only B-school in private sector with 90% seats reserved for wards of Defence personnel
  • Compact campus with all facilities - residential, mess, sports, swimming pool, health club, auditorium, wi-fi, etc.
  • Centrally located at the heart of Pune, adjacent to MH Kirkee and Pune University
  • Best ROI on fees to CTC ratio (150 - 200%)
  • Affordable fees which is less than even Tier - II colleges
  • One of the three institutes in Western region other than IIM-A and SP Jain, which is the Centre for Corporate Governance set up by National Foundation for Corporate Governance
  • Only one in the Symbiosis family having an 'Incubation Centre'
  • Opportunity to learn and become entrepreneurs through running a campus company
  • Large number of academic, cultural and art clubs giving students an opportunity to develop leadership qualities
  • 3rd CMO Asia award for innovation in placements
  • PPOs from corporate giants like Tata Motor, Credit Suisse and Deloitte, etc.
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship training under certification of DST ( Directorate of Science and Technology) Government of India

SIU Vision and Mission

SIU Vision

  • Promoting international understanding through quality education

SIU Mission

  • To inculcate spirit of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (The world is one family)
  • To contribute towards knowledge generation and dissemination
  • To promote ethical and value-based learning
  • To foster the spirit of national development
  • To inculcate cross cultural sensitization
  • To develop global competencies amongst students
  • To nurture creativity and encourage entrepreneurship
  • To enhance employability and contribute to human resource development
  • To promote health and wellness amongst students, staff and community
  • To instill sensitivity amongst the youth towards the community and environment
  • To produce thought provoking leaders for the society


  • Champion excellence in management education for Defence community and civilians.
  • Create and sustain professional research and knowledge based services.
  • Advance knowledge in all business related disciplines in a cross continental environment.
  • Inculcate spirit of entrepreneurship in student community.
  • Develop ethos of corporate professionalism in the student managers.
  • Provide a forum for sharing experience and knowledge between the academic-business- services fraternity.


Programme Offered


(Specializations offered in Marketing / Finance / HRM / Operations / Information Systems / International Business - subject to a minimum of 20 students opting for the same.)


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Candidate should be Graduate from any recognised University/ Institution of National Importance with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent (45% or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes or equivalent grade). Defence category candidates should be son/ daughter/ spouse of Defense personnel.

Candidates appearing for final year examinations can also apply, but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes or equivalent grade) in the qualifying examination.

Defence category candidates should be children/ward/spouse of Defence personnel.

A candidate who has completed qualifying qualification from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU).



  • Defence Category - Open/General: 80% seats for dependents (Children/Ward) of Defence personnel.
  • Defence category- Special: 10% seats for dependents of Defence personnel killed in action (war, Counter Insurgency or war like operation), disabled in action (war, Counter Insurgency or war like operation), with more than 50% disability, next of kin of service personnel who have died while in service, death being attributable to military service.(as per merit)
  • Open Category : 10% seats are in open category to civilian candidates.(as per merit). Officers on Study Leave : Serving Defence officers are permitted to undergo full time MBA course whilst on Study Leave, as per respective Service HQ regulations

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For SIMS the Reservation of Seats within intake is: As per MOU with Ministry of Defence

Ref. Letter no. 36034/5/85 dated 14th April, 1987 - Sub: defining definition of "Ex-servicemen" in the ex-servicemen (Re-employment in Central Civil Services & Posts) Rules 1979

International Students : A few seats are available for international/NRI category students as per Symbiosis International University regulations.

Important Dates

Activity Date

Online SNAP Registration for SNAP Test

10th August, 2017 Thursday

Online Registration/Payment for SIMS commences

10th August, 2017 Thursday

Online SNAP Registration for SNAP closes

27th November 2017, Monday

SNAP Examination

17th December, 2017 Sunday

Last date of online registration for SIMS MBA Programme and Payment (till 5:00 pm)

27th December, 2017 Wednesday

SNAP Result

28th December, 2017 Thursday

List of candidates shortlisted for PIWAT,

2nd January, Tuesday- 5th January Friday, 2018

SIMS form and Slot booking

Till 15th January 11:59 pm, Monday

Dates of GE- PIWAT

2nd , 3rd , 4th , 10th February 2018 Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Saturday

Final Merit list

19th Monday to 21st February , Wednesday

Last date for payment of 1st installment

14th March, 2018 Wednesday, 5:00 pm (3 weeks )

Candidate Reporting at Institute and Hostel allotment 4th June, 2018 Monday.
Course commences 5th June, 2018 Tuesday

How to apply

For seeking admission to the Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies students should complete the following procedure:

Step I:

The applicant must register and pay online for SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test) Examination, 2017. SNAP 2017 test fee is INR 1750/- (+ applicable Payment gateway charges, GST and any other taxes). This is not refundable. For more details please visit:

Step II:

While registering for SNAP, applicant has to also apply for SIMS in the same application form. A registration fee of Rs. 1000/- (+ applicable Payment gateway charges, GST and any other taxes) is to be paid to SIMS for each programme that the aspirant wishes to apply. This is mandatory, without which the applicant will not be considered for short-listing for the GE (Group Exercise) PI-WAT (Personal Interview and Writing Ability Test) process for the respective programme(s).

Mode of payment

NOTE : SNAP Test fee and Institutes program fee are non-refundable

Pay a non-refundable fee of Rs.1750/- (+ applicable Payment gateway charges, GST and any other taxes)

You have the option of following payment modes:


You may pay your SNAP test fee from the list of banks to Symbiosis Test Secretariat account. You can also pay the Program-wise Payment for Selection Process through internet banking option


You may pay directly online using either Master or Visa card. Follow the instructions on the website. You can also pay the Program-wise Payment for Selection Process through credit card.


You may pay your SNAP test fee to Symbiosis Test Secretariat account. You can also pay the Program-wise Payment for Selection Process through Indian Bank Internet Banking option.


Get a Demand Draft (DD) of Rs. 2065/- (this include Rs.1750 as SNAP Test fee and Rs. 315/- as GST @18%) from any Nationalized Bank in favour of "Symbiosis Test Secretariat" payable at Pune.

Choose the mode of Payment as 'Demand Draft' in "Make Payment" Tab. Take a print of the payment advice form, verify the Institute Program Names and the amount, get a DD from any Nationalized Bank, sign and send the advise form along with the DD to the address mentioned below :


Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Dist.: Pune - 412115
Phone: +91-020-39116226 / 27

The Symbiosis Test Secretariat will authenticate the payment details and will send you an email confirming the payment. Only after the payment is authenticated, would you be able to view your Admit card.

Symbiosis Test Secretariat or SIMS will not be responsible for non-delivery or any delay on the part of courier/postal services.

Please note: No capitation is charged for admission to any programme at any institute of Symbiosis.

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)
Range Hills Road, Khadki,
Pune - 411020, Maharashtra, India.

Tel: (020) 30213250/227,

Fax: (020) 30213333

Administration: (020) 30213201


Administrative Officer:: (020) 30213239 Fax: (020) 30213333