MBA (ITBM) Admission Guidelines

Selection Process

The Selection process is carried out in two steps.

Step I: SNAP Test

  • Each student desirous of admission to SCIT must appear for Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test 2021, which is a common written test for the admission to all Symbiosis postgraduate institutes.
  • The applicant must register and pay online for ONLINE SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test) Examination, 2021. ONLINE SNAP 2021 test fee is INR 1750/- (+ applicable Payment gateway charges, GST and any other taxes). This is not refundable. For more details please visit:
  • While registering for SNAP, applicant has to also apply for SCIT in the same application form. A registration fee of Rs. 1000/- (+ applicable Payment Gateway Charges, GST and any other taxes) per programme is to be paid to SCIT 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).
  • Preserve the Admit Card of SNAP Test 2021 for further selection process at SCIT. Appearing for SNAP Test does not automatically qualify an applicant for the next step in selection process at SCIT.

Step II: Selection Process at SCIT

  • Short-listed Applicants based on SNAP scores will be called for the selection process at SCIT, Pune. Short listed candidates are announced on SCIT website as per the scheduled dates. Shortlisted candidates must fill the Application Form and book the slot for GE-PIWAT. Individual regret letters will not be sent to applicants who are not called for GE-PIWAT. The entire process will be held at PUNE only.

This process includes Group Exercise, Personal Interview & Written Ability Test (GE-PIWAT).

Note: The final merit score will be calculated based on the following:

Parameter Marks
SNAP score 50 Marks
Group Exercise 10 Marks
Personal Interview 30 Marks *
Written Ability Test 10 Marks
Total 100 Marks

* Personal Interview score will also include Academic Consistency (marks at 10th, 12th & Graduation level each), Under Graduation degree, Experience and Extra Curricular Achievement.

Caution: Candidates should take due care to enter the correct details while filling the forms. At any point of time during the entrance process or even after securing admission, if details are found incorrect then candidate will be disqualified or after securing admission, admission will be cancelled without assigning the reason.

Important Instructions

  • In all correspondence with SCIT, candidates must mention their SNAP ID, SCIT Application Number, eligible name, email id, contact telephone number (with STD code) if applicable and address with PIN Code.
  • Applicants are advised to refer to our website for updated information. No separate communication will be sent.
  • Authorised SNAP Admit Card must be produced for appearing in the selection process.
  • Short-listed candidates for Step II (GE-PIWAT) will be announced on SCIT web site as per the schedule published
  • Merit list will be published on the SCIT website as per the schedule published
  • All enquiries related to admission can be made to

International Students

Admissions of all International students are through Symbiosis Centre For International Education (SCIE).


The Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE) is a department of Symbiosis International University, providing leadership & support for the University's efforts to internationalize the campus and the curriculum.

At Symbiosis, not only are 75 countries represented in the student community, but there is also an emphasis on internationalizing the curricula. Students and faculty are repeatedly provided with opportunities to pursue their international academic interests to the fullest, be it through academic exchanges or exposure to international conferences, seminars, workshops, etc.

Internationalization at Symbiosis works on multiple tracks, hence, the two divisions in the Symbiosis Centre for International Education include:

  • International Students Admissions, Events & Support Services
  • International Initiatives & Collaborations

International Students Admissions, Events & Support Services

The International Students Admissions at Symbiosis Centre for International Education is designed taking into consideration the requirements and difficulties faced by International Students. The admissions are centralized for all the constituent institutes of Symbiosis International University and routed through Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE). The online admission procedure has made it accessible to each and every student from different parts of the world and in the comfort of their homes.

To check if you are an international student, please refer to the categories listed.

Categories under International Students Admissions:

  • Foreign National (FN) A student is eligible to apply as a Foreign National (FN) if he/she holds a foreign passport.
  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO) A student is eligible to apply as a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) if he/she has a PIO card, and is a citizen of a country other than India.
  • Non Resident Indian (NRI).
    • At the Undergraduate Level: A student is eligible to apply as a Non Resident Indian (NRI) if he/she has appeared either for the 10 or 10+2 (equivalent to the Indian 10th & 12th) examination outside India.

      * It is mandatory for the Student who fall in the NRI Category and have appeared for 12th in India to appear for the SET TEST.
    • At the Postgraduate Level: A student is eligible to apply as a Non Resident Indian (NRI) if he/she has appeared either for the 10+2 examination (equivalent to the Indian 12th) or Graduation outside India. It is mandatory for one of the two qualifying examinations to be given outside India.

      * It is mandatory for Postgraduate Students, who fall in the NRI Category and have appeared for their graduation in India, to appear for the SNAP TEST.

If you fall into any of these categories and wish to apply to Symbiosis Institute Kindly contact:

Symbiosis Centre for International Education
Symbiosis Society
Senapati Bapat Road, Pune 411 004
Maharashtra, India

Tel: +91 20 25671905
Fax: +91 20 25673854

Admission Confirmation Procedure

  • Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT) / Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU) will announce the selection results for admission at Pune and also on institute’s website as per the schedule in the admission calendar. Those who are offered admissions, must confirm their admission by paying the first instalment fees by the due date given, otherwise the seat will be made open for the next rank.
  • At the time of joining SCIT, they must submit the following documents:-

    • Two stamp size colour photographs.
    • Self-attested copies marks sheets/passing certificate of class 12th.
    • Self-attested copies of certificate of passing of the qualifying examination and statement of marks from college/institution/university. Candidates whose results are not declared, they should submit a certificate from concerned college/institution/university of having appeared in the qualifying examination, whose results have not been declared till the date of admission. (The final marks sheets/pass certificate shall be submitted by such candidates on or before 31st September 2021, in order to eligible for admission in Symbiosis International (Deemed University).
    • Requisite Caste/Category certificates issued by competent authority of respective state/central governments, in case students belongs to the category of Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Differently Abled (DA), Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Migrants or Dependents of Defence Personnel. (In case of Differently Abled candidates, the minimum disability should be 40%, in order to be eligible under this category).If the Caste / Category Certificate is in Vernacular language, English translated & notarized copy also be submitted.
    • Self-attested copy of certificate for change of name or Gazette, if applicable.
    • Candidates who have completed last qualifying examination from any University other than SIU they shall submit Original Migration Certificate in June 2021. Those who have appeared for last semester of qualifying examination shall have to submit Original Migration certificate on or before 31st December 2020.
    • Candidates who have completed /appeared in last qualifying examination from any Constituent Institution/Department of SIU shall submit Original Transfer Certificate. They are not required to submit Migration Certificate.
    • Equivalence certificate (in case, candidate completed qualifying examination from a Foreign University/Board) issued by Association of Indian Universities/ Statutory Councils (whichever is applicable).
    • Self-attested experience certificate/gap certificate, if applicable
    • Self-attested certificate of registration issued by respective council (e.g. Medical Council, Dental Council, Nursing Council etc.), if applicable


    • Application for Provisional Admission.
    • Medical Undertaking.
    • Indemnification Undertaking by the Student.
    • Indemnification Undertaking by the Parent.
    • Anti-Ragging Affidavit by the Student.
    • Anti-Ragging Affidavit by the Parent.
    • Following documents as Photo Identity Proof:-
      • Self-attested copy of Driving License/ Aadhar Card/ PAN Card/ Passport or any other such document as proof of Identity issued by the Government Authority.
      • Duly Stamped / signed SNAP Admit card, GEPIWAT Admit card

    Secondary documents are available on the Finance Portal and duly signed, original documents should be submitted in the institute.

    All admissions are provisional and students need to apply for getting final eligibility certificate from the Symbiosis International (Deemed University).

    • It is the responsibility of the candidates to ascertain whether they possess the requisite qualifications for admission. Having been admitted provisionally, does not mean acceptance of eligibility.
    • Final eligibility for admission will be decided by SIU.
    • Care should be taken to write the address and Email ID correctly and legibly in all communications.
    • All those who are admitted must attend the opening session. In case of the absence on the opening day or if a student does not attend the academic session after attending the opening session for two continuous weeks without prior permission of Director, SCIT, his/her admission will stand cancelled.
    • In the event , SCIT will automatically assume that the candidate does not intend to be admitted to the relevant programme and SCIT is therefore free to admit the next student in the merit list in his/her place.
    • Candidate should complete Hostel Registration prior to the opening session.

Guidelines and Rules

The Students’ Handbook will be provided by the institute to each student on joining SCIT which contains the detailed rules & regulations. However they are described here briefly.


  • Programme Structure

    The programme structures printed in the SIU prospectus related to SCIT programme are subject to change to incorporate any updates.
  • Attendance

    Students should ensure that the attendance in the academic sessions and non-academic sessions like seminars, guest lectures, holistic health sessions etc. is above 75%. The students not complying with these norms will be disallowed from taking examinations.
  • Examination Rules & Guidelines
    • SIDU Rules

      All Exam Rules & guidelines announced by SIDU from time to time are applicable SCIT programmes.
    • SIU Grading Policy

      SCIT follows semester pattern with four semesters over a period of two years. The SIDU Grading Policy is applicable for evaluation at SCIT.
      It uses a system of grade points to judge the student’s overall performance on 4-point scale. The student is awarded letter grades A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D- & F for each course depending on the relative performance of the student in the class. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) indicates the overall performance of the student in the MBA programme.
    • SIDU Grading Policy

      At SCIT each course has internal & external evaluation components. External evaluation will be conducted by SIU through a semester-end exam.
    • Standard of passing

      A student has to pass both internal & external exam separately. A student must obtain a minimum of 2.0 CGPA to be eligible to get the degree.
      It is recommended that a student should not have backlogs as far as possible and maintain at least 2.0 CGPA in all semesters to avoid large academic load in subsequent semesters. Students are required to read thoroughly the eligibility & examinations rules on joining the course.

Campus Rules

There is a common code of conduct for all students on the campus. The Students’ Handbook will contain the details.

  • Dress Code

    On the campus all students are expected to dress decently.
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • For Yoga/Workout etc.
    • Dress/ Sarees
    • Blue Blazers, Grey Trousers, White Shirt & Tie
    • Track suits & ’T’ shirts
  • Hostel Rules in Brief
    • Campus is fully residential. All students must stay on the campus. Mess will serve only vegetarian food. Cafeteria will have vegetarian snacks.
    • Smoking, drinking, drugs etc. are prohibited. Possession of cigarettes and things like liquor, drugs etc. on the campus is strictly prohibited. Entry into the campus on consumption of liquor, drugs etc. is also strictly prohibited.
    • Entry of girls into boys hostel and boys into girls hostel is prohibited.
    • Campus gates will be closed at 10.30 p.m. All students have to attend the night roll call at the hostels at 10:30pm. Night-outs are not allowed. Lights-out period will be from 12.00 midnight to 5.30 a.m. for students to sleep.
    • Automated vehicles -- two wheelers, three wheelers, or four wheelers are not allowed on the campus and should not be brought. This measure is to avoid wasteful expense on fuel, time wastages and to avoid pollution and promote healthy habits and more time for learning.

    This discipline is towards the total development for a healthy and happy life in a hectic and pressure-filled IT career.

    SIDU Hostel Rules and Regulations details

  • Fitness

    It is important that no medical history especially psychosomatic is hidden from the institute. Candidates with epilepsy or depressive tendencies, which may aggravate due to academic and time pressures, are advised not to take admission. One is expected to be medically fit for Workouts, Yoga, Pranayam, Meditation and Mind Management Techniques.
  • Medical Insurance

    Each student is insured by way of a unique, insurance policy under the Mediclaim & Road Traffic Accident Policy. A copy of the policy document is available with the Admin Officer For further details regarding the benefits of the policy, the student should contact Symbiosis Centre for Health Care. The centre thus provides preventive, promotional as well as curative health care services with a view to ensure Positive Health in all members of the Symbiosis Family.
  • Placement
    Students are expected to participate in all sessions, workshops, seminars etc. in the first and second year. Those students who fulfill the eligibility criteria as laid down are permitted to participate in the Campus Recruitment Program. The Eligibility criteria for the First Year for summer internship as well as the Second Year for final placements are declared well in advance.
  • Discipline & Code of Conduct
    We value self-discipline and do not believe in policing. We have a lot of trust and faith in students. We want students to live up to that trust and follow discipline, code of conduct, rules or instructions. Any behavior unbecoming of that will invite strict disciplinary action including heavy fines, debarring from tests/examination, etc. or termination of studentship if counseling and caution fails. Damage to equipment and fixtures anywhere on the campus will cost heavy fines besides a disciplinary action. Students are to abide by the Code of Conduct of Symbiosis International Deemed University (SIDU) a copy of which will be given at the time of joining SCIT. Students are advised to read the same fully. SCIT Disciplinary Committee's decision is final and binding on the student. 

    Student's admission will be cancelled if it is found that the admission is taken by resorting to the fraudulent means and illegal gratification for the admission. 

    Ragging in any form is banned on the campus. Anyone found indulging directly or indirectly in ragging will be punished appropriately, which may include expulsion from the institute.
  • Legal Jurisdiction
    All disputes pertaining to application and admission to the institute shall fall within the jurisdiction of Pune (Maharashtra) only. All disputes will be settled & resolved by arbitration.
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