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November 1, 2021
SIOM Nashik, a unique institution that focusses on producing excellent managers and leaders in operations management area, has opened the admission process for MBA (Operations) 2022-24 batch. SIOM is a constituent management college of Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune and will accept only SNAP 2021 score for admission.
SIOM Nashik Admission 2022

Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM) Nashik has opened MBA admission 2022 and will accept only SNAP 2022 score for final selection of candidates. SIOM is an institute exclusively dedicated to Operations Management education and the only one of its kind in India with the mission to empower and lead operations excellence.

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Sharing the SIOM dedication for excellence, Dr Vandana Sonwaney, Director, SIOM, said “Our bold approach of identifying industry as customers have helped foster collaborative learning methodologies which are beneficial for all stakeholders; industry, academia, students, government, society and less privileged too.”

SIOM is a constituent management college of Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune and offers admission exclusively to engineers. The MBA degree for SIOM students is awarded by Symbiosis International University. SIOM Nashik started its journey in 2005 with the sole purpose of giving meaningful MBA in Operations management to Engineers. Today SIOM alumni are leading operations in all major sectors. The institute has established a seamless value chain of providing ready, talent to industry in predefined areas.

Since SIOM Nashik MBA Admission 2022 is based only SNAP exam score, its admission process has opened with the opening of SNAP registration process. Like last year, this year too, SIOM Admission Process will be conducted online for admission 2022. The last date to apply for SNAP 2021 exam is November 27, 2021 and the last date to apply for SIOM Nashik MBA admission 2022 is January 25, 2022. Read this article to know the key USPs of SIOM Nashik and all about its application and selection process, fee, placements and more.

Table of Contents
In this article, we shall cover:

  1. Key Highlights and USPs
  2. SIOM Nasik MBA Fees, Programmes offered & Seats
  3. SIOM Placement 2021
  4. SIOM Admission Criteria 2022: Key Points
  5. How to Apply for Admission
  6. SIOM Admission Eligibility Criteria
  7. How to Improve SIOM Admission Chances – Tips from SIOM Director
  8. SIOM Campus Reopening Status
  9. Post Covid Initiatives to Enhance Learning Experience
  10. Important Dates for Admission 2022

Let us start with why you should consider and to apply for SIOM Nashik admission alongwith other top B-schools.

1. SIOM Nashik: Key Highlights & USPs

1.1 India’s Only Operations Management Institute: SIOM is India's only institute dedicated to Operations Management, constituted with a vision of Empowering and Leading Operations Excellence. SIOM imparts value based educational skills which chisels engineers into outstanding business techno- professionals atop the current competitive markets.

1.2 Quality Education of Global Standard: SIOM is founded on the vision of promoting international understanding through quality education and develops global competencies, encourages entrepreneurship, enhances employability amongst students.

1.3 Producing Corporate Leaders: SIOM nurtures the students’ mindset and skills so that they master the ability to manage ambitious corporate growth by achieving cost excellence, acquiring market excellence rapidly, strengthening and customizing design and building global/regional operating footprints. SIOM produces potential leaders with broad knowledge by inculcating practical and analytical skills.

1.4 Moderate Programme Fee as Compared to Other Top B-schools: SIOM 2 years MBA fee is Rs.13.80 lakhs. The fee is much lower than the fee of most B-schools including SIBM Pune; SCMHRD Pune; MDI Gurgaon which have a fee structure of above Rs.20 lakhs

1.5 Strong Placements 2021: SIOM Nashik has a consistent strong placement record. Placement 2021 recorded highest salary of Rs.18 LPA and Average Salary of Rs.11.77 LPA

1.6 Top Recruiters: 31 marquee companies made placement offers to students of MBA 2019-21 batch. Some of the top recruiters include Accenture, McKinsey, Deloitte, ITC Limited, GEP, Capgemini, EY, Infosys, Godrej, Genpact, DTDC, ACT, GVK, Welspun, Wipro among others

1.7 Award Winning Industry Relevant Curriculum: SIOM dynamic course curriculum helps in brazing the students along with the global framework. Continuous updating of curriculum goes on in consultation with the corporate mentors. SIOM has earned several awards & recognitions for its curriculum including "B-School with the Best Industry related Curriculum in Operations Management", "B-School Excellence Award for Innovative, Modern and Industry related Curriculum", B School award for Industry related curriculum in Operations” Business School with Best Academic input (Syllabus) in Operations & Manufacturing, Procurement Excellence Awards, conferred by institutions like ET Now, Bloomberg UTV, Dainik Bhaskar, BSA Business School Affaire & Dewang Mehta Business School Awards by CPO Forum India since 2009 year on year.

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1.8 Industry Centric Pedagogic Approach
Apart from regular class room sessions, SIOM pedagogic approach includes Project Based learning wherein students complete the live industry Projects. The pedagogy includes case studies and presentations. According to Dr Sonwaney, “Academic delivery is scrupulously industry oriented with a composite of industry expert sessions, guest lectures and several events all year through to bring industry expertise to the classroom.” Aiming at delivering globally competent managers, some of the salient features of pedagogy at SIOM Nashik include following initiatives

1.8.1 SAP–ERP: SIOM under University Alliance Programme with SAP ACC from Victoria University, Australia provides in house SAP-ERP training to students through SAP trained faculties on various modules

1.8.2 Six Sigma: The Six Sigma Black belt certification, by KPMG and Project Based Learning are unique interventions at SIOM. It chisells ambitious corporate readiness of the students apart from the mundane live projects, case studies or Summer Internships. Six Sigma black belt is a most industry awaited engagement for SME’s and MSME’s of Nasik as students work on actual process related and efficiency based problems of these manufacturing and service companies helping them avoid huge losses every year.

1.8.3 Project Based learning: It is one of its kind initiative where a long term live project is sought from the company. This is in lieu of a subject so students can fully concentrate on the project and complete it on time.

1.8.4 Co-curricular Learning Activities: Value added and enrichment courses are offered through various platforms. These form an important supplementary part of mainstream learning.

1.8.5 Workshops: Workshops for skills development or in-depth inputs of subjects which may or may not be a part of the course structure are organized

1.8.6 Alumni Engagement, Guest Lectures / CEO Meets: SIOM invites its prominent Alumni as guest speakers. Alumni Interactions and Industry Interface has increased manifolds through virtual platform. Heads of Corporate / CEOs of companies are invited to share their experiences with the students to impart practical insights and relevance of subjects. Institute events are hosted to create industry-academia interaction platforms like HR Summit, Tattv which help students to get real life learning from industry experts

1.8.7 Industry visits: Industry visits are arranged during Semester. Every student visits at least one company to have an exposure to the Manufacturing / Operations / Retail / Service / Quality sectors / Industries in and around Nashik.

1.8.8 Outward Bound Learning (OBL): OBL is to foster learning and camaraderie through management games and simulations in natural surroundings

1.8.9 Community outreach projects: Students are assigned a specific and time bound community project as one credit course to enhance sensitivity towards the societal environment in which we live and imbibe citizenship values

1.8.10: Entrepreneurship: An active E-Cell, attempts to instil entrepreneurial acumen into interested students, while the consultancy club facilitates hands on practice of consultancy through various projects with strong industry connect.

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2. SIOM Nasik MBA Fees, Programmes offered & Seats
Below is shared SIOM Nasik MBA Fees and programme wise seats. SIOM Nashik offers MBA (Operation Management) as its flagship programme. The Super specialised, industry acclaimed program in Operations management for Engineers makes it a distinct and exclusive programme. Recognizing the national need for Agri and allied Industries, which rely on smooth Supply chain and Operations for their success, SIOM has launched a new MBA programme in Agriculture Operations Management wef from academic year 2022-23.

MBA Programme
SIOM Nashik MBA Fees
Programme wise Seats
MBA Operations Management (MBA-OM)
Rs.13,80,000
120
MBA Agri-Operation Management (MBA-AOM)
Rs.10,20,000
 30

2.1 Programme Specialization
The SIOM Operations Management specialization empowers each engineer with sharp engineering and scientific capabilities along with smart business management disciplines. The students are dressed to tackle planning, development, and implementation tribulations that their organization might confront. The curriculum deals with topics such as Quality Management, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Technology Management, Modelling Dynamic Systems, and Quality Management to meet the techno-managerial competency needs of the Manufacturing and Services sector in their various operations.

2.2 SIOM MBA (OM): Unique Programme
Sharing the uniqueness of SIOM Nashik MBA programme, Dr Sonwaney, “With Operations as the central focus, augmented with Industry Interface is perhaps the most critical differentiator for SIOM. Expertise acquired through indulgence in real time business problems and continuous quest for dynamic solutions through Research, Industry Collaboration and Academic Innovation enabled with latest tools, techniques ,technology and trends, resonates with its mission of ‘Empowering and leading operational excellence”.

3. SIOM MBA Placements 2021
SIOM Nashik has recorded consistent high placements over the years. Placement 2021 recorded an average salary of Rs. 11.77 lakhs while the highest salary stood at Rs.18 lakhs. Students of SIOM have bagged strategic profiles in Process Improvement and Management, Developing, 

Implementing and forecasting strategies, Supply chain network designing and Optimization, Supplier demand management, Procurement, Demand forecasting, Quality Management, SCM Consulting, Process Improvement, Client Service Manager, and more in diverse sectors such as ITES, Services, Manufacturing, Consultancy, FMCG, Banking and Financial services among others.

3.1 SIOM Placements 2021: Key Highlights

  • Average Salary: Rs.11.77 LPA
  • Highest Salary: Rs.18 LPA
  • Median Salary: Rs.11.25 LPA
  • Number of Companies in Placement 2021: 31
  • Total Batch Size: 128 students
  • No. of Students Placed: 122
  • No. of PPOs: 25
  • Top Recruiting Sector: Consulting with 51% Students Placed in it
  • Top Recruiters: Accenture, McKinsey, Deloitte, ITC Limited, GEP, Capgemini, EY, Infosys, Godrej, Genpact, DTDC, ACT, GVK, Welspun, Wipro,

4. SIOM Nashik Admission Process 2022: Salient Points
SIOM Nashik Admission 2022 Step by Step Process is given below:

  • Step-1: Register, Apply & Appear in SNAP 2021
  • Step-2: Apply for SIOM Admission 2022
  • Step-3: Shortlisting & Final Selection
  • Step-4: Merit List Generation

Let us understand in detail each step of admission process

4.1 Step-1: Register, Apply and Appear in SNAP 2021 exam

  • Apply Online and appear in SNAP 2021 by paying application fee of Rs.1950
  • No candidate is entitled to seek admission to the MBA Programme of SIOM Nashik without a valid SNAP score.

4.2 Step-2: Apply for SIOM Nasik Admission 2022

  • SIOM will accept only SNAP 2021 exam score
  • Apply Online for SIOM Nashik Admission 2022 through SNAP 2021 Application form or separately by paying requisite institute level application fee of Rs.1000 per programme

4.3 Step-3: SIOM Shortlist & Final Selection

SIOM Nasik admission process comprises two most important stages. The first one is the SIOM shortlisting criteria and the second is the final selection criteria. While the shortlist is based on SIOM Nasik cut offs as announced by the institute, the final selection is based on SIOM admission weightages in generating the merit list

4.3.1 SIOM Shortlisting Criteria

SIOM accepts only SNAP scores to shortlist candidates for its final selection round. Based on the SNAP test scores, candidates will be short-listed for the GE (Group Exercise), PI-WAT (Personal Interview and Writing Ability Test) process for the respective programme(s).

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4.3.2 Final Selection Round

  • SIOM MBA Admission 2022 process will be conducted online. Dr. Sonwaney has confirmed “Admission process will be conducted online”
  • Candidates are asked to book slots for GE-PI-WAT.
  • Important details of e stages of PI round are released by SIOM Nasik. Check below
  • The candidates will be required to produce their original documents in regard to the information submitted in the application form during PI round

Key components and details of final selection round are:

Stage 1: Written Assessment Test (WAT)
Candidates will be given a written assignment/ essay/topical write-up to be completed at the spot. They will be judged on their written communication skills like the content, language, grammar, presentation etc.

Stage 2: Group Exercise
Candidates will be given an exercise /activity to be completed in group within specified time. They will be assessed on their communication skills, team working, problem solving ability etc.

Stage 3: Personal Interview 
Each candidate will be individually interviewed by  an expert two member panel comprising of academicians/ HR professionals/ Operations management  experts / corporate executives to assess his/her overall personality effectiveness, attitude, fitment to the programme, curricular and co-curricular performance,  professional achievements,  tenure of work experience , its relevance to programme  etc.

Step 4.4 Merit List Generation & Admission Offer

  • Post this merit list is declared
  • Selected candidates are called for completing the admission process by paying fees within stipulated time window
  • Final Admission offer at SIOM Nashik will be based on performance in GE, PI, WAT and SNAP 2021 exam.
  • The overall objective is to select most deserving candidates.

4.4.1 SIOM Admission Weightages
SIOM admission weightages after final selection round are likely as under:

Component
Weightage percent
SNAP Exam score
50
WAT
10
GE
10
PI
30
Total
100

5. How to Apply for SIOM Nashik MBA Admission 2022?

  • You have to use common application form for SNAP test 2021 and for SIOM Admission 2022. First you need to register and apply for SNAP Test 2021 by making payment of requisite application fee or Rs.1950/-
  • In the same application form you need to register and apply for the admission in the SIOM MBA programme by making payment of Rs.1000 for each MBA programme, you have chosen.
  • The application form has the inbuilt payment gateway and you can make payment of application fee by means of Billdesk Payment Gateway/Easebuzz Payment Gateway/Indian Bank Payment Gateway or by means of Demand Draft.
  • Please note that it is mandatory to register for Symbiosis institute based programme while submitting your SNAP application.

6. SIOM Admission Eligibility

  • To meet the SIOM admission eligibility criteria, the candidate must hold a minimum a bachelor’s degree in Engineering with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for SC/ST)
  • Graduate Engineers BE/ B Tech of any stream from statutory University are eligible to apply
  • A candidate appearing for the final year BE/BTech and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply.
  • A candidate who has completed qualification from any foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

7. How to Improve SIOM Admission Chances – Tips from SIOM Director
Dr Vandana Sonwaney, Director, SIOM has shared with MBAUniverse.com the tips to improve admission chances at SIOM Nashik and the qualities that the B-school looks for in the candidate:

  • A team player with appropriate leadership qualities that are expressed in his ability to work along with others and also to get work done effectively
  • Someone who has a balanced approach towards life with importance given both to curricular and extra-curricular development is a preferred candidate
  • SIOM MBA programme calls for candidates who have the spirit of taking on challenges with the grit and determination to make it happen and a socially aware and sensitive person with willingness to share with humility.

So, if you have the above qualities, you are a preferred candidate for SIOM Nashik MBA admission

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8. SIOM Campus Reopening in November 2021 with 50% Capacity
According to SIOM Director, Dr. Sonwaney, “Post the Maharashtra Government Notification on reopening of colleges, we plan to reopen the campus post Diwali with 50% capacity for face to face classes. All students who have completed both vaccinations will be allowed to come back.We are committed to the COVID protocols. As a health promoting University it has issued specific guidelines on campus conduct of COVID appropriate behaviour. All facilities have been sanitised and employees have completed both vaccinations”and adds further, “We are positive that the 22-24 batch will experience a normal MBA campus life.”

9. Post Covid Initiatives at SIOM to Enhance Learning Experience
Learning has never stopped at SIOM Nashik even during the Covid pandemic and various technological platforms, and other engagements are used at the institute to further enhance the learning experience to make the students industry ready. SIOM focuses on 360 degree holistic grooming of students. Pandemic has opened new avenues to engage students. A careful and strategic blend of conceptual and applied, activity oriented pedagogy has been the key to improve learning at SIOM. Several initiatives taken at SIOM include:

9.1 Project based learning:  It is inherently a part of Course Design in lieu of subjects, and has remained the most sought after activity that connected students to real corporate issues. Students were engaged virtually in more project work alongwith industry.

9.2 Experts from across the Globe are Pooled: With the approach of finding Opportunities in the times of crisis, SIOM leveraged the virtual connectivity that increased the access to International experts in Academia and Corporate. No event or activity was stalled or postponed due to the pandemic. SIOM pooled in experts across the globe for most of the events. The International Research Conference on Supply chain attracted experts from Academia and Industry worldwide, giving excellent engagement platform for students. Editors’ Choice was a rendezvous with Editors of reputed International Journals and Students participated in huge numbers.

9.3 130 CEOs, Managers, Academic Leaders, Alumni Invited for Interaction with Students: For value added courses, engaging prominent alumni as guest speakers was a hit. Students were keen to meet and interact with the Alumni. Guest lecturers, Alumni Interactions and Industry Interface increased manifolds through virtual platform. The list of Industry and Academia expert guest speakers for various engagements is given below:

Designation of Industry, Academia Experts
No. of Experts, Alumni Invited for Virtual Interaction with Students
CEOs
  9
Top Managers
 60
Middle Managers
 29
Public Personalities
 15
Academic Leaders from Leading Business Schools
 17
Total
130

9.4 Engagement through SCOPE: Apart from curricular and co-curricular engagements, each student at SIOM Nashik is engaged with social project under Symbiosis Community Outreach Programme and extension (SCOPE). Students in groups have successfully completed projects with various NGO’s and Institutions like Brillio, Vidyaposhak, E-Vidhyalok, Saarakash, ASMI, Global Parli, Swasth Akshar and Robinhood Army under the Social arm of SIOM ‘SPANDAN’.

9.5 Access to More Online Resources: Faculty and staff were trained for online teaching and administration. Students were given access to more online resources. As COVID was a great learning experience in Supply chain management, student published research papers on the related topics creating new knowledge.

9.6 Flipped Classes: SIOM was proactively conducting flipped classes before the pandemic. Around 20 % of the sessions were conducted Asynchronous and rest were Synchronous and contact sessions with field based project in each subject. SIOM intends to continue conducting sessions in the same mode. For students who may not be able to join the campus, SIOM has made arrangements to connect live Synchronous session with them.

9.7 Plan to Enhance Learning Further in 2022-23 Session: SIOM Students have access to a lot of information and open knowledge available freely. SIOM plans to strategically design the academic delivery to facilitate learning and not just sharing of information. Online delivery with a blend of contact sessions, field projects, experiential learning activities and fruitful engagement will be the norm. Residential MBA programs are conceptualised and structured for peer learning, live industry interaction, working in teams, and cross cultural exchanges through campus living. These are integral part of the MBA learning.

10. Important Dates for SIOM Nashik MBA Admission 2022
Following are the important dates including Last Date to Apply for SIOM Admission 2022 apart from other dates

 SNAP 2021 Registration Start date
August 21, 2021 (Wednesday)
SNAP registration last payment date
November 27, 2021 (Saturday)
SNAP Admit card live date
December 4, 2021 (Saturday)
SNAP 2021 exam date
December 19, 2021 (Sunday)
January 08, 2022 (Wednesday) 
January 16, 2022 (Saturday)
SNAP 2021 Result announcement date
February 01, 2022 (Friday)
SIOM
SIOM Online Registration commences
September 25th, 2021 (Thursday)
SIOM Last date to apply and Payment end date
January 25, 2022 (Tuesday)
SIOM shortlist announcement date
February 08, 2022 (Tuesday)
Shortlist call letter publication date
February 11, 2022 (Friday)
Institute GEPIWAT dates
18,19,20 and 25,26,27 February 2022
1st Merit list declaration date
March 14, 2022 (Monday)
SIOM Last date for payment of fees for 1st Merit List
March 29, 2022 (Tuesday)
SIOM Programme commencement date
June 6, 2022 (Monday)

SIOM with the intent of knowledge extension, dissemination and consultancy in the area of Operations and supply chain offers multidisciplinary services with a view to help industries and businesses to improve their operational performance, efficiency and effectiveness in manufacturing and service-related processes.

Apart from pumping more than a hundred operations professionals into the Industry every year, SIOM is approached for conducting need based training and Management development programs, Consultancy services and Short term Customized training programs by Top Industries like GE and Tata Motors.

SIOM was founded with the vision of promoting international understanding with quality education. The institute imparts skills which chisels engineers into outstanding business techno – professionals atop the current competitive markets.

The MBA in Operations Management programme at Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM) was introduced to recognize the strategic value of skilled operations managers in business today. Continuous updating of curriculum with the consent of corporate mentors and keeping abreast with the latest has been the modus operandi at SIOM. Operations management is central to the successful running of a business. Good operation managers are a cogent resource in any organization.

SIOM is distinguished from other management institutes. The ideal mix of technology and management skills creates techno-business managers who are equipped with technology, farsighted management practices, and leading-edge knowledge.

We hope you found this article on SIOM Nashik MBA Admission helpful while looking for admission and deciding on one of the best B-schools which has affordable fee and strong placements. Application process at SIOM Nashik is open and the last date to apply is January 25, 2022. More details and application form are available at this link SIOM Nashik MBA Admission 2022 Open: Apply Now

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