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Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune


A touch of tradition blended with a dash of the contemporary – this is the very core of Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, or SIBM. Established in 1978, it is one of the leading business schools in India. Located on a hilltop with spectacular views, amidst the serene surroundings in Lavale, this business school is the flag-bearer of the esteemed brand of Symbiosis International University. It offers a state-of-the-art campus and is the first Wi-Fi enabled B-school in the country.


Programs Offered

SIBM offers five business courses:

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

This is the flagship program of the institute and offers an option to specialize in Human Resources, Operations, Finance or Marketing. SIBM MBA is a full-time residential course and is spread into four semesters. One must have completed graduation with minimum 50% (SC/ST-45%) marks from a recognized university to be eligible to apply for the course. SIBM Pune admissions are done on the basis of SNAP score, which carries 50 points, 10 points are for Group Exercise, 30 for Personal Interview (PI), and 10 for Writing Ability Test (WAT).

Course Fee: Rs. 13,10,000

  • MBA in Innovation & Entrapreneurship (MBA I&E)

This SIBM Pune’s pioneer program started with the 2014-2016 batch, which in addition to the learning of a regular MBA, also stresses on innovation, creativity, arts, entrepreneurship, and design thinking. There are no semester end examinations and evaluation is done on the basis of continuous project assessments, internships, and presentations. The eligibility for this course is same as that of a regular MBA.

SIBM Pune cutoff for MBA and MBA (I&E) Admissions 2017 – 2019 batch:

For the MBA program the cutoff (SNAP percentile) across the categories was:


SNAP cut off for the MBA (I&E) across the categories was:

  • Open – 66.23  
  • SC, ST, DA, KM: NIL – All students who have applied have been called for the PI process
  • Executive MBA

SIBM’s Executive MBA is an excellent choice for working executives as it is spread over 30 months with classes on weekends. To be eligible to apply, apart from being a graduate from a recognized university, one must also have 3 years of work experience. To get selected, one must appear for an entrance test followed by PI, both of which carry 50 points.

Course Fee: Rs. 4,05,000

  • Post Graduate Diploma

The PGDBM is a one year course with classes on weekends. The selection in done on the basis of PI and the fees is Rs 1,15,00. SIBM also offers a PGDFB (Post-Graduate Diploma in Family Businesses), a one year program, where students have to visit the campus just for five days, five times a year for classes.

Also read:

Commonly Asked Questions in PI at B-Schools

How to crack the Group Discussion (GD) at MBA colleges



For the past 37 years, SIBM Pune has had excellent placement records. In 2014, SIBM Pune was one of the nine institutes, which were audited according to Indian Placement Reporting Standards. Some of the top and regular recruiters at the institute include,

  • Capgemini
  • Coca Cola
  • GlaxoSmith Kline
  • Godrej
  • GE
  • Asian Paints

Last year, average CTC fetched by the students was Rs. 11.71 lakh per annum, and the highest CTC was Rs 19.33 lakh.

Contact Information

InstituteContact Details
Symbiosis Institute of Business ManagementSymbiosis Knowledge Village
Lavale via Sus Road, Mulshi
Pune – 411042
Telephone: 91-020-39116000 / 39116007 / 39116008 / 39116009 / 39116010
Fax: 91-020-39116060
Email: [email protected]

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