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1. The Symbiosis Centre for Management & Human Resource Development.
Established in 1993, the SCMHRD is definitely the best MBA School here in Pune. With the aim to identify young people with professional aspirations, talents and determinations and to trigger them off to become excellent inspirational leaders in their pursuits, their vision is to be a globally respected ‘Gurukulam’ sculpting principled and inspiring performers and decision makers. The SCMHRD offers a PostGraduate Diploma in Management and also a PGD in Human Resources Development. The SCHMRD also conducts Management Development Programs and takes up Consultancy and Research.

The total number of seats available is 100. The first three semesters are common for all specialisations. The objective is to build a strong conceptual base; develop awareness of the art, science and contemporary realities of management and excellence and uncover leadership through a variety of activities, classroom sessions, case studies, workshops, field assignments and so on.
Also a lot of common courses and extra–curricular activities such as yoga, workouts, Mind Management, Pound Table and Book Seminars are organized. The school also has a well – stocked library, health Centre, canteen. Latest Computer facilities are available but at present there is no hostel facility.
The selection process is common for all courses, as there is a written test of 230 marks on 9th January 2000.
The students of the SCMHRD college have been placed at various companies some of which are A.P.Lintas, Andersen Consulting, BPL Ltd., DHL Worldwide Express, General Motors India Ltd.,Hindustan Lever Ltd., ICICI Bank, Mercedes Benz (India)Ltd., and Ogilvy & Mather   For further information visit

2.Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies.
The Symbiosis Institution of Management Studies was established in 1971 to be a Management Institute with a difference. The SIMS is a unique institution because admission to its management programs is restricted to only serving personnel of the defence forces and their dependents and also because of its innovative grooming methods, successfully introduced to make the management programs more practical and effective. The SIMS offers various courses such as the Post Graduate Course in Management which is a two-year full time management programme, and also Govt. of India sponsored courses which are DGR courses. The SIMS also offers correspondence and Part time courses.

The Admission process and selection process is distinct when compared to any other management institution in the country. It facilitates selection of the right kind of students with the right attitude and stamina to undergo rigorous training schedules throughout their two year training period in the Institution.

The selection process consists of Public Advertisement, an Entrance Examination, Group discussion, Industry Experts panel interview and finally the merit list is declared.
The SIMS has more than 200 companies which participated in the placement programme. Some of these companies include ANZ Grindlays, Bajaj Auto, Birla AT &T, BPL Mobile, Compaq, Flex Industries, Godrej & Boyce, Kirloskar Brothers, Tisco and many more.

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Pune – the Oxford of the East. Pune, the Centre of education offers a vast range of schools, colleges and universities. One of the most important and popular courses today, is the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) course. We at go further and rank the five best MBA schools here in Pune.

5. The Symbiosis Institute of Business Management.

Recognizing the need for management education at an early stage, the Symbiosis Society started SIBM in 1978. SIBM, the pioneer management institution of Symbiosis is recognized by the University of Pune and the Government of Maharashtra, and the Pune University programme approved by the AICTE.

With the help of the Atur Foundation, Pune, SIBM boasts of academic facilities unrivalled by any institute in Pune.

The SIBM has a well–equiped library, audio- visual facilities, computer laboratory and also has a hostel facility.

The MBA course is a two-year full time course and the admissions are through a common entrance test, conducted by the Govt. of Maharashtra.

The Institute provides facilities for Final & Summer Training Placements. Some of the leading organizations that have recruited students are Citibank, ICICI, Cadbury’s, Coca-Cola, Indica research, Asian Paints, TELCO, Larsen & Turbo and Glass.

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3. The Institute of Management and Development.
IMDR was established in 1974 as a constituent unit of the Deccan Education Society. It took over the MBA program of the MBA Centre of the University of Pune and the DBM programme, run in the BMCC(a sister institution) since 1968. Affiliated to the University of Pune, the IMDR was also a recognized centre for research leading to Ph D.

IMDR is a community of students, staff and faculty striving to be vibrant with learning processes which allow individuals to be themselves while being productive with their capabilities and creative with their energy. The programme prepares students to be down-to-earth Performers, who continuously learn from experience and develop into thoughtful and sensitive professionals. Its unique design is based on Instructional System Design Methodology. It is not modeled on any other Indian or Foreign programme. The programme at present is not residential.

All candidates to the PGDM of IMDR are required to take the CAT ( Admission Test of the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM). They are required to apply to IMDR quoting their CAT Registration Number. On the basis of their performance in the Test, about 350 candidates are shortlisted for the next step. This is usually announced in MARCH every year. The students of the IMDR have successfully been recruited in companies such as BPL Mobile, Ceat Financial Services, KEC International, Kinetic Engg. Kotak Mahindra finance, Mannesman Demag India, P & O Nedllyod, Toyota Kirloskar , Vetri Software India, Wipro Consumer Care and Wipro Infotech.

4) The Symbiosis Institute of Foreign Trade

The SIFT came into existence in 1992 and today has pride of place amongst the various few prestigious institutes in India providing an exclusive focus on foreign trade and international business. In search for core competencies, an increasing numbers of companies, organizations and professions are adopting a high global interface.

SIFT is at the forefront, catering to these enhanced needs and providing the cutting edge in the intensely competitive environment. The SIFT offers the Masters Programme in International Business. The MPIB is a two-year full time post- graduate programme. The course prepares a student for employment as a young executive in the domestic or international divisions of companies in the functional areas of Marketing and Finance. The course deals in General Management, International Business, Computer Applications, Marketing and Finance. The total intake of the course is 90 students.

The Written Test is held all over India at several Centres while the GD and Interviews are conducted at Pune and Delhi. SIFT students perform successfully in the job market and are recruited by leading firms representing many sectors of industry. The Institutes graduates have found a place in companies in the field of both industrial and consumer goods, international trading houses, banks, financial institutions, public accounting firms and consulting organizations Some of their placements have been in Equatorial International Ltd., Kothari International Trading Ltd., Mahindra Exports Ltd., MMTC Ltd., Ruchi International Ltd., Sun Export Corporation, Tata International Ltd., Videocon International, Welspun India Ltd. Business Today had carried out a ranking evaluation of Business Schools in the country based on objective parameters alone, in the SIFT can be placed at a rank of 12 amongst the business schools in India.

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