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SIBM: Nurturing Dreams For Decades

SIBM provides state-of-the-art infrastructure to its students. These facilities go a long way in ensuring a productive campus life and providing a perfect backdrop for academic pursuits

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Almost 40 years ago in 1978, when business schools and the pursuit of an MBA degree were not as common as today, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) was set up with a mission to deliver high quality education. From its humble and modest beginnings back then in Pune, Symbiosis has gradually emerged as a powerhouse in the education sector and now boasts of a global university with a rating of A from NAAC. While the university offers a wide range of courses across diverse disciplines, the SIBM remains the most recognised and sought after brand in the Symbiosis family.

SIBM Pune offers a two-year full-time MBA programme giving the options to specialise in Marketing, Finance, Operations and HR (admission through SNAP); a two-year full-time MBA programme in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (admission through SNAP); executive MBA programme and one-year Post-graduate Diploma Programmes for the working professional offered during the weekends; and executive Post-graduate Diploma programmes for corporates.

Over the years, apart from its flagship MBA programme, the two-year full-time programme in innovation and entrepreneurship has become popular. Since liberal economic policies were launched in 1991, Indian entrepreneurs have emerged as a global force to reckon with. No longer young Indians dream merely of a stable job after higher education. The new young Indian are aspirational and adventurous, and are willing to take the plunge into the uncertain and risky waters of entrepreneurship.

SIBM provides state-of-the-art infrastructure to its students. These facilities go a long way in ensuring a productive campus life and providing a perfect backdrop for academic pursuits. The Information Systems & Media Relations Team (a part of the students’ council) is in charge of developing and maintaining a host of Intranet Websites to assist students in their academic endeavours. Right from an online marketing repository ADdIcT, hosting over 7,000 advertisements tracking various brand promotions over the years, both national and international, to an internal knowledge repository WIRED, to InfoDrome, students get every possible assistance to enable more enriching careers.

In fact, students are actively encouraged to participate in all decision making processes at SIBM. The students’ council organises a number of events, management competitions as well as cultural and sports activities like Coffee with SIBM, Arcturus, Imperio, National Alumni Meet, Transcend, The Blueprint, Entrepreneurship Summit, Sports Conclave, PRoelio and many more. SIBM Pune ensures that its alumni stays well connected with the college. Several events are organised, wherein the alumni interact with the students and share their corporate experiences.

As a premier institution of India’s B-School fraternity, SIBM Pune continued to enjoy immense confidence of the industry as testified by the phenomenal placement season for the batch of 2014-16. Campus Recruitment Programme 2015-16 at SIBM Pune concluded on a high note with record number of job offers secured by students in myriad sectors viz. FMCG/ FMCD, Consulting, e-commerce, BFSI, Telecom, Manufacturing and Technology, Information Technology, Pharm-aceutical, Infrastructure, etc.

Ninety per cent of the MBA 2014-16 batch secured placements within the first three days of the commencement of the placement season. SIBM Pune’s unrivalled reputation was complimented with a record 77 organisations vying for the best talent in this year’s recruitment programme. With one-third of the participating organisations being first time recruiters, SIBM Pune’s reach across the diverse industry spectrum improved even further.

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A Sengupta

A journalist who has covered the education beat for Hindustan Times and now pursues research at Observer Research Foundation

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