Frequently Asked Questions

In which format will SNAP score be declared?

SNAP Score will be declared as a percentile to all candidates.

On what basis will the applicant be called for GE-PIWAT?

 Applicants will be called for GE-PIWAT purely based on SNAP percentile scores.

What is the pattern of the written test for admission?

 Written ability test will be based on current trends and latest news.

What is the format of the SNAP Test?

 The SNAP test is similar to any other postgraduate management entrance test. The test is of an objective type. For further details, please refer to  

Whom do I contact for SNAP Test details?

 For more details on SNAP please contact Symbiosis Test Secretariat Phone: 020-28116226 / 27 Telefax: 020-28116228 Email: Web site:  

How the final merit score is calculated for admission into MBA (DS&DA) programme?

 Please refer Admission Procedure on Admission Guidelines tab on the link to find how final merit score for MBA (DS&DA) is calculated.. 

Will SNAP be based only on Aptitude Test and General Knowledge?

 SNAP Question Paper will have questions pertaining to diverse areas like Commerce, IT, Media, Science, Management, Aptitude, General Knowledge etc. for exact details visit

What was the SNAP 2018 cut off for SCIT?

  Many students aspire to get into SCIT and there are thousands of aspirants who apply to SCIT. So as to fulfill their dream and only a few selected get the opportunity to join SCIT to pursue MBA (DS&DA) programme. In 2019, SNAP-2018 cut off scores for MBA (DS&DA) is 46.5 percentile. 

How do I get an admission in SCIT?

 You need to give SNAP test first and apply on-line to register for admission to SCIT. If you get the required cut off score, you would then be called for the GE-PIWAT Process. Please refer to admissions pages of the website. 

How many General seats are there for MBA (DS&DA)?

 Out of 60 seats for MBA (DS&DA) 44 seats are for general category.  

Are there any reservation seats for students in SCIT?

 There are reservations for students at SCIT Reservation :SC : 15%, ST : 7.5%, Differently Abled : 3% Over and Above Total Intake children of migrants from Jammu and Kashmir valley, 15% seats for International Students. 

Is the institute’s MBA Programme recognized by UGC or by AICTE?

 SCIT is a constituent of Symbiosis International Deemed University established under section 3 of University Grants Commission Act, 1956 vide notification No. F.9- 12/2001-U.3 of the Government of India. and notification No. SIDU/28/131 dated 18th Dec 2006. The programmes offered by SCIT are therefore in compliance with UGC norms. 

Is the institute NAAC accredited?

 Symbiosis International (Deemed University) of which SCIT is a Constituent has been awarded Grade ‘A Plus’ by NAAC in 2009 & in 2014. 

What are the eligibility criteria for the MBA-DS&DA programme? 

 Graduates with minimum 50% marks from any recognized university are eligible to admission in SCIT's MBA-DS&DA programme. Candidates are required to be conversant in IT. Candidates should have studied Mathematics subject compulsorily in Class 12th. For more information on eligibility, please refer to eligibility details in admissions. 

In MBA (DS&DA) will there be general MBA subjects or only domain specific subjects?

  MBA (DS&DA) aims at preparing the students for business and techno-functional role therefore a blend of general and domain specific subjects is important. In MBA (DS&DA) subjects like Financial Management, Essentials of Marketing Management, Principles and practices of Management, Managerial Economics, Strategic Human Resource management and Corporate Governance and Ethics are also included in the curriculum. 

What is the difference between the SCIT’s MBA programmes and MCA?

  • SCIT’s MBA programs and MCA are different.
  • SCIT MBA in Data Sciences and Data Analytics (DS&DA) is also a 2-year residential Post Graduate Degree Programme which aims at developing Management Professionals with a combination of Business and Techno functional roles in Data Sciences and Analytics Projects. This programme builds Management Skills and reinforce with Techno-analytical skills in Data Management domain. This programme will enable students to gain in depth knowledge of niche areas in data sciences and data analytics.
  • MCA is a 3-year Computer Applications course which is offered by some Universities.
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What is the difference between the data science specialization and MBA (DS&DA)

 MBA (ITBM) and MBA(DS&DA) are both two year full time residential courses. SNAP test is a mandate to take admission for both the courses. In MBA (ITBM) you get to choose your specialisations among any of the five choices i.e Information security management, systems, Software solutions management, IT infrastructure management, Data science. In Data Science elective we cover various subjects which include Multivariate Data Analysis, Data Management, Predictive analysis, data mining, social media analysis and a lot more, on higher level along with core management subjects. In MBA (DS&DA) students will gain analytics competencies and use hands on tools in data sciences thereby preparing them for business and techno-functional roles in data sciences and analytics projects. Core Subjects covered will include Data preparation and Data management, Network Security, Data Mining, Programming for Data Sciences, Domain Study (Manufacturing & Logistics), Strategic Management, Predictive Analytics, Advance data organization, Operation Research, Advance Statistics and a lot more. The electives will include Big data Analytics, Marketing Analytics, Advance R programming and more, focusing on in-depth knowledge and understanding of Data Science.  

Is it necessary to have a technical background to opt for MBA (DS&DA)?

 No, graduate from any faculty can opt for MBA(DS&DA) as long as he has taken Mathematics in 12th Standard. 

Why is mathematics compulsory in 12th standard for MBA(DS&DA)

 To learn Data Analytics, students need to be familiar with Statistics and Algebra as they form the basics of this course.  

Do all students get hostel facilities?

 MBA is a residential 2-year postgraduate programme. Students get to stay in Infotech Campus at Infotech Park, Phase-1, Hinjewadi, Pune, which houses a Swimming Pool, Cafeteria, Mess, Gymnasium, Health Centre, General Store and beautifully landscaped lawns. The SCIT campus provides a highly conducive and stimulating environment to all its students. 

Is there any transport facility provided?

 Since this is a residential programme, care is taken to provide all amenities and facilities on campus. Besides this, there are shuttle services from the campus to the city at regular intervals that carry students to and fro from early morning till late in the night. PMPML buses are also there from Infosys circle to the city  

Is there any specialization offered by SCIT in its MBA-DS&DA Programme?

  No. There is no separate specialization in MBA-DS&DA. Students are offered with flexible electives in each semester pertaining to Data Sciences and Data Analytics in different Sectors. Students will get hands on experience in different tools like Python, Hadoop, R, Tableau, IBM Watson and many more as part of the curriculum. 

Whether any certifications will be covered in MBA (DS&DA) degree?

  No certification is conducted separately, but students will learn tools such as Python, Hadoop, R, Tableau, IBM Watson etc. and will get hands on experience and projects as part of MBA (DS&DA) programme.  

How can I select a specialization?

  Go through courses offered in an elective/specialization course category. On joining the programme, SCIT will provide more information on courses and counseling sessions would take place. If you already know your choice you could start taking courses in the elective category of your choice from the first semester itself.  

What is a core course?

  A core course is a mandatory course for all irrespective of the specializations. You cannot choose from among them.  

What is an elective course?

  You can choose from the available elective course options.  

How many credits/courses can I take in a semester?

  Total number of credits required for MBA is 100 credits. On an average 20 to 25 credits could be taken in one semester. Industry internship carries 10 credits which are mandatory.  

What is a credit point?

  Credit points determine the importance of a course in the scheme of the overall degree programme depending on its importance, complexity and depth. Total number of credits for MBA is 100. A credit point also defines the number of contact hours and the maximum number of marks assigned to a course. e.g. 1 credit course means 15 clock hours of contact sessions and 50 marks of evaluation. Similarly, 2 credits course means 30 clock hours of contact sessions and 100 marks of evaluation.  

What is the fee structure ?

 Please see the details of the fee structure on the admission pages of the website,  

Will the jobs offered after MBA (DS&DA) be in the IT domain only

 The jobs offered won’t be restricted to the IT domain, you will find opportunities in BFSI, Manufacturing, Retail and Healthcare sectors too.  

What are the job prospects available after MBA(DS&DA)?

  A variety of roles are offered for MBA(DS&DA) students including Data scientist, Data Architect, DS Consultant, Big Data Analysis, Business Development, Business Analytics, Market Analyst, Social Network and Sentiment Analysis, Consumer Behavior Health Sciences, Behavioral Analytics, Business Process Analysis.  

What are the career prospects of MBA (DS&DA)

  Data analytics is being used not just in IT domains but other domains such as BFSI, Retail, Manufacturing and Healthcare. Due to increase in demand for skill data analysts and Data scientists many companies are looking for candidates trained in this field.  

Does the institute provide placement and internships to students?

  SCIT's placement record so far has been Exemplary. Our First batch of DSDA -2017-19 was placed 100%. Even during internship, our students have delivered well in revenue earning projects. Our recruiters include giants like VMware, Gartner, CITIUS Tech, Exponentia, American Express, Infosys, Gartner, SIPL and many more.  

Whom do I contact for MBA (DS & DA) Admission details?

Contact No. : 020 - 22944140 / 130 
Mobile : 9822651756
E-mail : MBA (DS & DA)
Site :
Address : Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT)
Plot 15, Phase-I,
Rajiv Gandhi InfoTech Park,
Pune - 411057