SIBM Bengaluru Admission 2024: B-School with High Gender Diversity & Strong Placements; Check Fee, Selection Process; Last Date to Apply – December 8, 2023

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Updated on November 18, 2023
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Bengaluru MBA Admission 2024 application closes on December 8, 2023, a few days after the close of SNAP 2023 registration process. SIBM Bangalore, is a constituent management college of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University with high gender diversity and strong placements. SNAP 2023 is the mandatory exam and commands high weightage in SIBM Bengaluru admission. Last date to apply is Nov 23 and Dec 8, 2023 for SNAP 2023 and SIBM Bengaluru admission 2024 respectively
SIBM Bengaluru Admission 2024

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Bengaluru is closing its MBA Admission 2024 on December 8, 2023. SIBM Bengaluru will accept SNAP 2023 score for MBA admission 2024. It does not accept CAT or XAT exam score. Last date to apply for SNAP exam is November 23, 2023 and for SIBM Bangalore admission 2024 the last date to apply is December 8, 2023.

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Bengaluru is one of the key constituent MBA colleges of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University. Ever since its inception in 2008, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru has been striving to achieve excellence in imparting Management Education. The institute has a high gender diversity and has consistently registered strong placements over the years.

Sharing with, the key highlights and initiatives taken at SIBM Bangalore to keep the students industry ready, Dr Madhvi Sethi, Director of the B-school said, “Our unique proprietorial framework for curriculum development called “SC-IE-NCE” (Student Competency (SC), Industry Expectation (IE) New Course and Enhancement (NCE) enables students to quickly adapt to industry expectations and new trends in the corporate world. All our courses are designed keeping in mind the elements of Sustainability, Ethics, Analytics, Technology (SEAT) to accelerate the transformation of students from managers to future leaders.”

Candidates have to apply for SNAP 2023 exam with an application fee of Rs.2250/- and also have to apply for admission to SIBM Bangalore through the SNAP exam application form by paying additional application fee of Rs.1000/- per MBA program offered by SIBM Bangalore. SNAP exam dates are December 10, 17 & 22, 2032 and the exam will be a computer based test of one hour duration. Read More

Read the article below to check the SIBM Bangalore Admission Process, key USPs, Fees, Placements, cut offs and other details.

Table of Contents

  1. SIBM Bengaluru Highlights and USPs
  2. SIBM Bengaluru Leadership
  3. SIBM Bengaluru MBA Programs Offered
  4. SIBM Bengaluru Fees
  5. SIBM Bengaluru Seats for MBA 2024-26 batch
  6. SIBM Bengaluru Placements 2023
  7. SIBM Bengaluru Pedagogic Initiatives 
  8. SIBM Bengaluru Admission Eligibility criteria 2024
  9. SIBM Bengaluru Admission Application Process 2024: How to Apply?
  10. SIBM Bengaluru Admission Dates 2024
  11. SIBM Bengaluru Admission Criteria 2024: Step by Step Process
  12. SIBM Bengaluru Cutoffs for shortlist and Final Selection Weightage

1. SIBM Bengaluru: Highlights & Key USPs
SIBM Bangalore believes in SEAT paradigm which aims at bridging the gap between Student competency and Industry Expectation through Curriculum Enhancement. S stands for Sustainability; E stands for Ethics; A stands for Analytics and T stands for Technology

  • 1.1 Approvals & Recognitions: SIU is NAAC Accredited University. MBA degree at SIBM Bangalore is UGC recognized and is conferred under the aegis of SIU Pune.
  • 1.2 SIBM Bengaluru Ranking: Symbiosis Institute of Management, Bengaluru is ranked
  • #34 in B-School Ranking 2023 among top management institutes. SIBM Bengaluru is a constituent B-school of Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune. The university is ranked # 32 amongst the top 200 Universities in India in the NIRF Rankings 2023. SIU was also ranked among top 800-100 universities in the world by the Time Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.
  • 1.3 SIBM Bangalore ‘Continuous Corporate Engagement Model’: Involvement of Corporate Sector in all major activities at the Institute from Admissions to final Placements.
  • 1.4 SIBM Bengaluru MBA Fees: SIBM Bangalore MBA fee is Rs. 19,10,000 including refundable deposit. The fees is lower than other top IIMs and B-schools where fee structure is much higher
  • 1.5 SIBM Bangalore Placements: SIBM Bengaluru placements have consistently been rising with high salary packages. The Average Salary in SIBM Bangalore Placement 2023 has gone up at Rs.13.48 LPA while the Highest Salary was Rs.21 LPA.
  • 1.6 Top Recruiters: Among the prominent recruiters are included ABInBev, Accenture, Capgemini, Infosys, Dell, HDFC, IBM, Deloitte, Honeywell, ITC Limited, JP Morgan Chase & Co., KMPG, Mahindra & Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, MTR Foods Pvt. Ltd., Puma, Reckitt Benckiser, Wipro among others
  • 1.7 Site licensing agreement with Harvard Business School Publishing: It Provides access to Harvard Online Harvard Case collections and Simulations and other reading materials. Integrated Learning Management System using MOODLE, KOHA and Use of E-databases like CMIE Prowess, Proquest, Emerald, JSTOR, Ebsco, Frost& Sullivan etc.
  • 1.8 Out Bound Learning (OBL) Programme: The new batch students are taken to an out of campus destination for promoting informal interaction with their peers. Management games and training programmes are also organized during OBL to promote team work and personality development.
  • 1.9 Student Driven Committees: There are 14 student run committees at SIBM Bengaluru. They take care of processes ranging from admissions to placements.
  • 1.10 SPaRC: SIBM-B Publication and Research Centre is an initiative to inculcate an environment of good quality research at SIBM-B. The research centre aims at providing a platform to engage and encourage faculty and students in doing good quality research through continuous involvement in their research projects. SPaRC undertakes Faculty Research Initiatives like Brown Bag Seminars, Quest@SIBM-B and Student Research Initiatives like SYMPOSIO: National Level Student Research Conference; Orion: Student Research Publication 
  • 1.11 Access to Bloomberg Terminal: It empowers students with hands-on knowledge of markets and finance. Bloomberg helps in providing finance education with the Access to world’s most sophisticated news, data and analytics platform; Add quality to all finance related subjects (and many outside finance) from both a theoretical and a practical standpoint; Simulate financial markets using its communication system, trade messaging and OTC trading tools
  • 1.12 Technology integrated Teaching, Learning and Evaluation Process: Technology integration starts at the Pre Induction programme level and continues till the completion of the evaluation process. The tools /methods which are used to implement this practice include Harvard Business School Cases and Simulation, Moodle Learning Management System, Technology related Courses in the Curriculum, Online Learning and Teaching (OLT) Software, In House Cold Call Software, Flipped Classroom. SIBM Bangalore has Wi-fi enabled residential campus, Modern Gymnasium, Basket Ball Court, Medical Room, Cafeteria, Audio Visual Room facilitate holistic development of the students.

2. SIBM Bengaluru Leadership
SIBM Bengaluru is led by its director Dr Madhvi Sethi who has an academic experience of more than 13 years. Dr Sethi completed her post-doctoral fellowship from Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad after doing her Doctorate in the area of financial markets. Her research interests lie in the area of financial markets, financial economics, mergers and acquisitions and capital structure decisions. Her research papers have been published in various peer-reviewed journals in India and abroad. She has co-authored a book titled “Indian Business Groups: Strategy and Performance” which has been published by Cambridge University Press, India. Her co-authored cases are available on Harvard Business Publishing and Ivey Publishing. She has been involved in corporate programmes conducted at Wipro and Infosys where she has been teaching executives at different management levels. Dr. Madhvi Sethi has been invited to deliver guest sessions at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University (UK) and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University (NY). She is also an adjunct Faculty with School of International Business and Entrepreneurship, Steinbeis University, Germany.

3. SIBM Bengaluru MBA Programs Offered
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru offers following MBA programs:

  • 2 Years Full Time MBA: It is the flagship management programme of the institute
  • 2 Years Full Time MBA - Business Analytics
  • Executive MBA programmes  

3.1 SIBM Bengaluru MBA Specializations
The 2 year MBA at SIBM Bengaluru offers specializations inMBA Business Analytics is a niche programme carefully curated based on specific industry requirements. Aspirants have the opportunity to choose the programme based on their aptitude and future career plans.

4. SIBM Bengaluru MBA Fees
SIBM Bengaluru Fees for MBA 2024-26 batch for each MBA program is shared below:

Programme name
Fee Structure (Rs. in Lakhs)
MBA 2024-26
MBA Business Analytics 2024-26

The Fee does not include the hostel and mess charges
Source: SIBM Bengaluru

5. SIBM Bengaluru Seats for MBA 2024-26 batch
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Bengaluru has an intake of 210 students to its flagship MBA programme. One of the key features of the in determining the SIBM Bangalore seats are that 15% seats are available for international students over and above the sanctioned intake. It adds to cultural diversity and enhances peer learning at the B-school. The programme wise SIBM Bengaluru MBA intake is shared below:

Programme name
Sanctioned Intake
Seats Over & Above Sanctioned Intake for  Kashmiri Migrants & International Students
Kashmiri Migrants: 2
International Students: 15%
MBA Business Analytics
Kashmiri Migrants: 2
International Students: 15%

6. SIBM Bengaluru Placements 2023
SIBM Bangalore has recorded consistently high placements over the years as it keeps a consistent corporate engagement. Sharing the process, Dr Sethi said, “Corporate engagement is at the core of all activities at SIBM, Bengaluru. It starts with the involvement of experts from the industry in the admission process. The industry interface is enhanced through corporate induction, live projects, summer internship, guest sessions, leadership series and involvement of industry experts in curriculum development and teaching. Industry relevant curriculum along with the corporate engagement opportunities transform the students into industry ready professionals.”

Placement 2023 at SIBM Bangalore has recorded an average salary of Rs. 13.48 lakhs while the highest salary was Rs.21 lakhs.

6.1 SIBM Bengaluru Placements 2023: Key Highlights

  • Average Salary - Rs.13.48 LPA
  • Highest salary has gone up to Rs.21 LPA
  • 100+ Marque recruiters from across sectors participated in Placement 2023 
  • Top Recruiters include ABInBev, Accenture, Capgemini, Infosys, Dell, HDFC, IBM, Deloitte, Honeywell, ITC Limited, JP Morgan Chase & Co., KMPG, Mahindra & Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, MTR Foods Pvt. Ltd., Puma, Reckitt Benckiser, Wipro and many others

7. SIBM Bengaluru Pedagogic Initiatives 
Some of the key pedagogic initiatives taken by SIBM Bengaluru are:

7.1 SIBM Bengaluru: Offering MBA with a Difference
Management education is expected to provide the skills, knowledge and experience to make sound decisions in a complex and ever changing business environment. SIBM Bangalore believes in SEAT (Sustainability, Ethics, Analytics, Technology) paradigm. Its curriculum is designed in such a way that it develops Managers with capabilities to put SEAT paradigm into practice. Highlighting the initiative Dr Madhvi Sethi said, “Innovative implementation of ICT enabled teaching learning practices facilitates experiential and participative learning for the students. The learning experience is further enriched through state-of-the-art resources such as LMS (Learning Management System), CMIE Prowess, Bloomberg, Python, R, Tableau and SPSS.”

7.2 Integrating Technology with Curriculum
SIBM Bengaluru Envisions Management Education with the Quantitative Difference by incorporating Data Analytics across all programmes. It has a rigorous curriculum which offers Global Standards in Management Education by using Harvard Business School Cases, Simulations and Co-curriculum.

7.3 Student Centric Culture
SIBM Bangalore follows student centric culture to develop leadership skills among them. Sharing the key details about this initiative, Dr Sethi said, “The vibrant student-centric culture of the college helps students nurture their leadership skills through active participation in various clubs and committees. We instil a spirit of social responsibility in our students by organizing events for underprivileged children, community service and CSR engagements.”

7.4 Sambhashanam
SIBM Bangalore has taken new initiative “Sambhashanam” to develop leadership skills among the students. Sharing about the initiative, Dr Sethi said, “With the objective of promoting corporate engagement to the next level, we have initiated a flagship Leadership Series called "Sambhashanam" (Sanskrit word for Dialogue). The first part of the series consists of a guest session during which our students interact with experts from the industry. The second part of the series involves a one on one interview by one of our faculty with the speaker. The speakers share their insights on individual, organizational, and social leadership, as well as pertinent issues faced by leaders in a dynamic business landscape. The faculty interaction helps in developing SIBM-B's knowledge quotient and leads to a fruitful industry-academia collaboration.”

7.5 Highly Qualified & Research Oriented Faculty
Faculty team at SIBM Bengaluru consists of a unique blend of professionals with rich industry experience and research accomplishments. They hail from top B-Schools in the country including IIMs, ISB among other top B-schools.

The research culture at SIBM Bengaluru encourages the faculty members to transform themselves from knowledge disseminators to knowledge creators. The success of this strategy was evident from the tremendous growth in high quality research publications. The case studies authored by SIBM Bengaluru faculty are published by Ivey and distributed through Harvard Business School Publishing.

7.6 Promoting Research Culture among Students: SIBM Bengaluru has taken another unique initiative - Student Research Assistant (SRA) programme to promote research culture among students. Sharing about this initiative, Dr Sethi said, “It is a year-long research program wherein students from SIBM Bengaluru assist the faculty in their research projects and also present these findings in various conferences across India. Not only this, the students get the opportunities to publish their work in different journals as co-authors with faculty. Through this programme, our students have presented papers in reputed conferences organised by IIMs and other premier management institutes.”

SIBM Bengaluru offers MBA with strong Academic Rigour and is equipped with erudite faculty with rich industry and research experience. The education is imparted with innovative teaching pedagogy using Harvard Online Pre Induction Module with use of Harvard cases and Simulations, Moodle Learning Management System, Online Learning & Teaching (OLT) software.

8. SIBM Bengaluru Admission Eligibility criteria 2024
Programme wise SIBM Bengaluru admission eligibility criteria 2024 is as follows:

8.1 SIBM Bengaluru Admission Eligibility Criteria for MBA 2024-26

  • To meet the SIBM eligibility criteria, the candidate must hold a minimum a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for SC/ST)
  • A candidate appearing for the final year in graduation and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply.
  • One of the most important points in SIBM Admission Eligibility criteria is that the candidate should appear in SNAP 2023 exam and must score minimum cut off score in the entrance exam to become eligible for admission

8.2 SIBM Bengaluru Eligibility Criteria for MBA Business Analytics 2024-26

  • Candidate should be Graduate from any recognized University/ Institution of National Importance with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes)
  • Candidates appearing for final year examinations can also apply, but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes)
  • A candidate who has completed qualifying qualification from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

9. SIBM Bengaluru Admission Application Process 2024: How to Apply?
Candidates need to register and apply for SNAP 2023 and in the same SNAP form can apply for SIBM Bengaluru MBA admission 2024

SIBM Bangalore

9.1 SIBM Bangalore Application Fee
The registration and application fee for SNAP 2023 and SIBM Bengaluru admission 2024 is as under:

Programme Name
SNAP Exam Fee
SIBM Bengaluru Application Fee
Rs.2250/- + GST
Rs.1000/- + GST per program

10. SIBM Bengaluru Admission Dates 2024
Below are the key dates for SIBM Bengaluru MBA admission 2024. The schedule is divided in two parts – the first part includes the key dates to apply, appear in SNAP 2023 exam and the second part includes the important dates for the SIBM Bengaluru admission process 2024.

Part-1: Apply & Appear in SNAP 2023
Important Dates
SNAP 2023 Registration Commences
August 23, 2023
SNAP 2023 Registration Closes
November 23, 2023
Admit Card Release on 
Test-1: Dec 04, 2023
Test-2 & 3: Dec 9, 2023
SNAP 2023 Test 1
December 10, 2023
SNAP 2023 Test 2
December 17, 2023
SNAP 2023 Test 3
December 22, 2023
SNAP 2023 Result
January 10, 2024
Part-2: SIBM Bengaluru Admission 2024
Important Dates       
SIBM Bengaluru Last date to apply for MBA Admission 2024
December 8, 2023
Declaration of SIBM Bengaluru Shortlist for GE-PI-WAT
January 18, 2024
SIBM Bengaluru Selection Round for final admission 2024 comprising GE-PI-WAT
Phase-1: From February 08, to February 10, 2024
Phase-2: From February 12 to February 17, 2024
Phase-3: February 19 to February 22, 2024
SIBM Bengaluru Merit List Announcement for MBA admission 2024
March 14, 2024
Program Commencement
June 4, 2024

11. SIBM Bengaluru Admission Criteria 2024: Step by Step Process

SIBM Bengaluru Admission Process 2024 includes following steps:

Step 1: The candidate must apply, appear and score the minimum required percentile in SNAP 2023

Step 2: Candidates should pay the application fee for admission to SIBM Bengaluru along with paying the SNAP exam registration fees

Step 3: Candidates are called for GE-WAT-PI Round from among the candidates who have a valid SNAP score, who have applied for admission to SIBM Bengaluru and who satisfy the eligibility criteria for the programme  

Step 4: Final selection round will be held separately by SIBM Bengaluru

Step 5: After the GE-PI-WAT round, final admission offers will be made to successful candidates. Admission offer will be based on the weightage awarded to SNAP score, GE, WAT, and PI marks. Offer letters will be sent to the mailing address provided in the application form as also by email.

12. SIBM Bengaluru Cutoffs for shortlist and Final Selection Weightage
SIBM Bangalore cutoff for shortlisting the candidates for GE-PI-WAT and the final merit list components with weightages for admission 2024 are:

12.1 SIBM Bengaluru Cut offs
Based on the last year cut offs as shared below, the expected cut offs for admission 2024-26 are shared below

Expected SNAP cut off percentile for Admission 2024-26

12.2 SIBM Bengaluru Final Admission 2024: Components & Weightages
SIBM Bengaluru is to award following weightages to the various components in final selection of candidates for admission 2024

Weightage allotted
SNAP Exam score Scaled down to 50
Group Exercise (GE)
Personal Interaction (PI)

SIBM Bengaluru has fully residential infrastructure. The campus is Wi-Fi enabled with hostel facility and well equipped Library and Computer Lab. The campus is also equipped with video-conference rooms, audio-visual rooms, modern gymnasium, in house medical facility and auditorium.

Over the past 15 years the industry has been appreciative of the flagship MBA programme at SIBM Bengaluru. Within a short span of time, SIBM Bengaluru has carved a niche for itself in terms of its academics and stellar placement records. In her message to the SIBM Bangalore aspirants, Dr Sethi said, “The Symbiosis legacy along with the rigorous academic culture and ample opportunities for corporate exposure at SIBM Bengaluru will definitely give you an edge over others in the corporate world” and added further, “We at SIBM Bengaluru, strive for equipping the students with knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to empower them to excel in their professional and personal lives. We believe in fostering not just managers but excellent human beings.”

There are many young students who wish to appear in SNAP and apply for SIBM Bangalore MBA admission 2025 but they may not be eligible this year. For last 3-4 years SIBM Bengaluru has not much changed its admission criteria. It is expected that SIBM Bangalore Admission 2025 criteria will remain same as it is now. SIBM Bangalore is one of the 15 Symbiosis MBA colleges affiliated to Symbiosis International University (SIU) whose flagship 2 year MBA 2024-26 admission process is through SNAP 2023.

Hope this article on SIBM Bengaluru is helpful for you in taking the decision while applying for MBA admission. The application process for SNAP 2023 and SIBM Bengaluru admission is open through a common application form. 

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