Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies Range Hills Road, Khadki,
Pune - 411020, Maharashtra, India.
Phone No.: (020) 30213239/201/250,
Fax: (020) 30213333
Administration: (020-30213201
Admissions: (020) 30213250
Administrative Officer: (020) 30213239
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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. 

SIMS- Making the difference

  • 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

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

Objectives of SIMS

  • 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.

Programmes 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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Eligibility: MBA

• A candidate should be a graduate from a statutory university with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks. Students appearing in their final year degree examination can apply but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks overall at qualifying exam before August, 2016
• Defence category candidate should be ward of Defence Personnel



  • 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.


Online SNAP Registration for SNAP Test and SIMS

22nd August, 2016 * Monday

Online Registration for SIMS commences

22nd August, 2016* Monday

SNAP Examination

18th December, 2016* Sunday

Last date of online registration for SIMS MBA Programme (till 11.59 PM)

05th January, 2017, Thursday

SNAP Result

09th January, 2017, Monday

List of candidates shortlisted for PIWAT

17th January, 2017 *, Tuesday

Dates of  PIWAT

4th,5th,11th & 12th February 2017* Saturdays & Sundays

Merit  list of selected candidates

24th February, 2017* Friday

Last date for payment of 1st instalment

15th March, 2017* Wednesday

Pre-induction Programme (online) commences

16th March, 2017* Thursday

Course commences

31st May, 2017* Wednesday. #

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, 2016. SNAP 2016 test fee is INR 1500/-. 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/- 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).



The candidate may pay directly through Master or Visa card online by following the instructions on the SNAP website after the registration.


The candidate may transfer SNAP test fee to Symbiosis Test Secretariat account using Net Banking option after the registration.


Obtain a Demand Draft (DD) from any Nationalized Bank in favour of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune. Choose the mode of Payment as 'DD Payment' in "Make Payment" Tab. Take a print of the payment advice form, fill in the DD Details, sign and send it along with the DD to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat only at,


Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Dist.: Pune – 412115
Phone: 020-39116226/ 27, Tele fax: 020-39116228.

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.

Contact details

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)
Range Hills Road, Khadki,
Pune - 411020, Maharashtra, India.
Administration: (020) 30213201
Admissions: (020) 30213250/207 Email:
Administrative Officer: (020) 30213239
Fax: (020) 30213333