Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune has started the Application Process for MBA program, accepting SNAP 2020 score. Registration Deadline for MBA program is November 28. Check Here

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune is a constituent of Symbiosis International University (SIU) and was established in 1978. It remains the flagship brand of Symbiosis and is recognized as one of the best Business Schools in India. 

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) is ranked 22nd amongst all top B-Schools in India by NIRF Ranking 2020. SIBM Pune offers programs in the field of management at the postgraduate level, namely, MBA with four specializations, MBA (I & E) and MBA (L & S), Executive MBA, and MDP programs.

Admission to two-year-long MBA programs is based on the SNAP score. Admission to MBA (Executive) is granted on the basis of an entrance test followed by an interview.

The institute is highly reputed not only in terms of academics but also with regards to the placements it provides. During the recent recruitment drive (2019-20) the institute witnessed the participation of over 90 companies from different sectors of the industry.

The highest CTC of INR. 34.26 LPA was bagged by the students of Marketing, and HR streams. The average CTC ranged at INR. 20.14 LPA.

To apply for admission to SIBM, Pune, the candidates must visit the official website of the institute and fill in the online application form.

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SIBM Pune Highlights

Established 1978
Type of Institute Private Institute
Affiliation Symbiosis International University
Approved by AICTE
Popular Courses MBA & EMBA
Entrance Exam SNAP
Top Recruiters Abbott, Accenture, American Express, IBM
Facilities Available Hostel, Library, Auditorium, Cafeteria, Healthcare, Sports
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SIBM Pune Ranking

The institute was ranked at the 22nd position amongst the best B-Schools in India in 2020 by the NIRF.

SIBM Pune is recognized for its excellence in academics and its valuable contributions to industry and society and students. SIBM Pune is a member of EFMD & EFMD Global network.

The University was ranked among the top 250 Universities in Asia and top 150 in BRICS by QS World University rankings survey 2018. 

Body/ Magazine Ranking Year
NIRF 22nd among B-Schools in India 2020
The Economic Times 4th among management colleges 2019
NIRF 20th among B-Schools in India 2019
Dalal Street Investment Journal 7th in the category of Top-100 B-Schools in India 2019
Jagranjosh 16th among B-Schools in India 2019
Dare2Compete Awards  3rd most competitive B-School in India 2019
Outlook  9th Best Institute all over India  5th Best Institute in private category 2018
Business World 15th in the overall category of B-School 6th in Top Private B-schools 2018
Times B school (Times of India) 8th Among the Top Pvt. B School 2017

Symbiosis Pune Courses

Tabulated below are the courses offered by the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management under various specializations: 

Course Name Eligibility Total Intake
MBA (General) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) 180
MBA (Innovation & Entrepreneurship)

MBA (Leadership & Strategy) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) Minimum 4-years of work experience 
MBA Executive Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 50% marks Minimum 2 years of work experience 100

Check:  SIBM Pune Courses & Fee

Symbiosis Pune MBA Admission

Candidates aspiring to join the regular MBA programs must have qualified the SNAP Test followed by Group Exercise, Personal Interview and Writing Ability Test (GE-PI-WAT). Candidates clearing these two stages will only be considered for the final selection.

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a national-level management entrance examination conducted by SIU. SNAP Exam Pattern will comprise 150 objective questions that must be completed in 2 hours.

Admission to the Executive MBA program will be based on the Entrance test followed by an interview. Questions will be asked from General and Business Awareness, Basic Mathematics, English and Logical reasoning. Candidates have to solve 50 MCQs in a total of 75 questions. Admissions to PG diploma courses are done on the basis of interview only.

Read more: Symbiosis Pune Admission

Symbiosis Pune MBA Placements

SIBM, Pune has maintained an impressive placement record. During the latest placement drive, more than 90 recruiters visited the campus and provided over 186 job offers to the students. The highest CTC offered was INR. 34.26 LPA whereas the average CTC ranged at INR. 20.14 LPA.

The 2019-2020 batch comprised a gender ratio of 2:1 where the majority of students were male while the rest were females. In terms of Average Salary, INR. 20.27 LPA were offered to female students and INR. 20.08 LPA were offered to male students.

Symbiosis Pune Placement Statistics

Total Students Placed 180+
Total Offers Made 186
No. Of Organisations  90+
Pre-placement Offers 87
Offers In Fortune Listed Co. 28%
Highest CTC INR 34.26 LPA
Average CTC INR 20.14 LPA
Median CTC INR 18.50 LP

The following represents the salary offered to students in the recent placement drive:

placement graph

The list of top recruiters include names like Abbott, Accenture, Adnani,Aditya Birla Grp, American Express, Bridge i2i, Capgemini, Cipla, Cisco, Diageo, Genpact, Hero, ICICI bank. ITC. JP Morgan Chase & Co, KPMG, LTI, PWC, P&G etc.

Aside from the Placements, the institute also bagged over 195 Internship offers to over 180 students across domains.

Check:  Symbiosis Pune Placement

SIBM Pune Scholarship

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management offers financial aid to deserving and meritorious students enrolled in postgraduate programs. A total of 2 merit scholarships are available for the students who top the SNAP exam. The cut off for SNAP for applying for a scholarship will be at 0.1% of the number of candidates for the test. In order to continue the scholarship, one must maintain a minimum GPA of 3 in the preceding semesters. 

Apart from this, the Institute also offers a scholarship to a girl student namely Jayatee Deshmukh Scholarship. This will only be given if she has secured the highest marks in SNAP. The scholarship amount would be INR 75,000 and will be paid by the Institute at the time of admission. 

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SIBM Pune Facilities

The institute provides state-of-the-art infrastructure to its students as well as faculty members. Below mentioned are some of the facilities offered by Symbiosis Pune:

  • Library: There is a rich collection of books, reports, journals, periodicals, CDs and video cassettes. The Institute has also subscribed to EBSCO, Emerald, Scopus, JSTOR, Frost and Sullivan, EMIS, etc. 
  • Classrooms: The lecture halls are equipped with the latest audiovisual technology to support the learning as well as the teaching process.
  • Hostels: There are accommodation facilities available for both male and female students enrolled in the institute. The hostels are located within the campus within close proximity to academic blocks. 
  • Auditorium: The facilities include a 600-seater modern auditorium and a modern conference hall.


Ques. How is life at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune?

Ans. The Institute is known to have the best infrastructural facilities offered to the students. The campus and facilities, needless to say, are state of the art with a scenic view. The faculty members at the institute are highly experienced and expertise in their respective fields. The hostel rooms are also spacious and equipped with the necessary facilities. 

Ques. Why should I take admission for MBA Executive Program at SIBM Pune?

Ans. SIBM Pune is the flagship institute under Symbiosis International University (SIU). It is India’s top B-Schools with a journey spanning over 4 decades. It is the only Institute under SIU in the All-India NIRF ranking. The MBA Executive program enhances the business skills of managers. It develops knowledge in the core areas of business such as Finance, Marketing, and Strategy.

Ques. Can I continue with the program if I leave or switch my job?

Ans. The institute does not have any program with either of the situations. It is mandatory for every student to have a minimum of 2 years of experience. However, if the student is a sponsored candidate, it has to be checked with the employer. 

Ques. How tough is it to get in SIBM Pune?

Ans. The university conducts an entrance test namely SNAP for admission into its constituent colleges. There will be further a release of merit list for shortlisting of candidates. To get admission in SIBM depends on the kind of preparation you have done. A total of only 180 seats are available for admission to the Institute. A percentile of around 97.5 + makes you eligible to appear for the GE-PI-WAT process.

Ques. Which is better: NMIMS Mumbai or SIBM Pune?

Ans. SIBM Pune scores over NMIMS Mumbai in a number of points like batch size, location, course content, placement opportunities, fees, etc. 

Ques. What is the expected cut-off for SIBM Pune?

Ans. The SNAP 2020 cut off for SIBM, Pune is expected to be around 98.5 percentile (overall).

Ques. When will the institute release SNAP cut off?

Ans. As per the previous trends, the institute usually releases the cut-off during the first week of January after the declaration of the results.

Ques. Which is better: SIBM Pune or Bangalore?

Ans. A number of factors have to be taken into consideration when it comes to campaign the above-mentioned institutes. The former was established in 1978 while the latter came into existence in 2008. In terms of batch size, the former comprises a larger number of students. With regards to the placement, SIBM Bangalore bagged an average CTC of 10.26 LPA during the recent placement drive, SIBM Pune, on the other hand, bagged an Average CTC of INR. 20.14 LPA.

Ques. How to Apply for SNAP?

Ans. To apply for SNAP, the candidates must follow the given steps-
  • Visit the official website of SIBM:
  • Click on 'Register'.
  • Enter the details in the registration form.
  • Enter the SNAP id and password.
  • Pay the fee for the SNAP test.

Ques. When is the GE-PI-WAT conducted?

Ans. The GE-PI-WAT is usually conducted in February. Official dates of GE-PI-WAT will be announced on the official website of the institute.