• Q

    Hello, Sir. I'm Mohit Pareek a BCA final year student and preparing for MBA entrance exams. Sir, I want to know about Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune. As I'm applying for SNAP-16 and also interested in Mass Communication Management, should I apply for this college ? I mean the fees are around 11-12 lacs and the Avg placement is near6 lacs. So I'm confused. Is it worth joining this institute ? Can you please help me in getting out of this ? Thanks.

  • A

    Hello Mohit! Thank you for reaching out!


    We completely understand the dilemma that you have facing at present. With high upfront investment, MBA aspirants such as yourself, are concerned with the graduation salaries and placement statistics.


    Unfortunately, at present we don't have this information on SIMC. However, you can check out the profile of another institute MICA. At MICA also, the immediate RoI is less than 1 (11 lakh+ salary, and 15 lakh fees). 


    It is important to understand that the low RoI might be because of the industry, and demand for the sepcialists in Communication. Having said that, you can always try and secure much better (above average) placement offers!


    It is also worthy for aspirants to understand that an institute does not "place" its students - it only "facilitates" the placement process. The onus is entirely on the students to get placed by performing well in their curricular and extra-curricular activities. Our advice to you is that you select an institute based on what you want to learn (specialization), how you want to grow your career (a short-term, mediaum-term and long-term career growth vision), and whether the companies that visit the campus recruit in your area of interest.


    That would be a much wiser approach, rathern than selecting purely based on placement information. Hope it helps. All the best.

  • Q

    Can you Pls suggest me college offering mba in logistics n supply chain mgmt Accepting CET, CMAT

  • A

    Dear Student,


    Thank you for writing your concerns to FYI!


    A career in Supply chain management would be a niche program as we donot have any renowned B-school offering a specialized program. We would like to inform you that Supply Chain Management is a part of Marketing and Operations Management Specialization. A career in Marketing / Operations management can help you fetch a good job in your interest of Industry.


    You may target the B-schools offering placements in FMCG and Supply Chain Management industry which shall help you pursue career in your dream industry.


    SIOM Nashik is a good B-school if you paln to pursue Operations Management. But, B-school like NITIE also offer specialized programs in Operations management and rank much higher than SIOM.


    The list of top b-schools accepting CET/CMAT scores for their core MBA/PG programs s given below


    1) K J Somaiya

    2) Welingkar


    As none of the Top B-schools in India offer a specialized Masters program in Supply chain management, we suggest you to target a renowned b-school which offers the best placements in Supply chain management industry. Hence, you must target the top b-schools in India offering placements in top Operations/Marketing companies.


    As a mentor we would suggest you to keep your options open and not limit yourself to the best b-schools accepting CET/CMAT scores only.


    Therefore, we suggest you to keep your options open and always remember that it’s important to select the right B-school to pursue your MBA and not the time when you pursue it.


    We hope this information would be helpful to you.

  • Q

    Hello Sir i want to change my professional domain from BPO to management and wants to do MBA in HR or Operations because i am looking for a long time career. Hence which college will be best where I can go, learn and can get best placement opportunities

  • A

    Hello and thank you for writing to GoFYI! In order to take up MBA, a student needs to write entrance tests of different B-schools. The usual eligibility criteria in order to appear for all the entrance test is –


    1.    Bachelor’s degree and minimum percentage 50% and above;

    2.    Students who are appearing for the final year Bachelor’s degree examination can also appear for the entrance tests.


    If you are planning to make a career in HR, a Masters degree with an HR specialisation shall definitely benefit you provided you pursue the same from a top and recognized B-school.


    XLRI Jamshedpur, TISS Mumbai, IIM Ranchi, MDI Gurgaon offer specialised MBA programs in Human Resource Management which shall help you gain the required knowledge and make a career in HR.  XLRI accepts XAT scores, TISS accepts TISS-NET scores and IIM Ranchi and MDI accept CAT scores to offer admission for their MBA programs. Each B-school and Test have a unique application deadline and process, check out our B-school Calendar for details.


    SIOM Nashik is a good B-school if you plan to pursue Operations Management. But, NITIE Mumbai also offer specialized programs in Operations management and ranks much higher than SIOM. You may also like to check out the PGPX program of IIM Udaipur, which offers 1-year program in association with Purdue University in the USA.


    Different B-schools have different entrance tests. For example, IIMs accepts CAT scores, NMIMS accepts NMAT by GMAC scores, XLRI accepts XAT scores, etc.  There are test like XAT, IIFT, MICAT, ATMA, MAT and TISS-NET which can be taken by MBA aspirants who do not have a 50% marks in graduation.


    FYI – Find Your Institute is an online platform designed exclusively for students who want to pursue an MBA degree in India. Through this platform, we try to help MBA aspirants make informed decisions regarding B-school selection, by providing verified information about the institutes in one place. Through FYI, students can search for institutes, compare them and apply to the various programmes, all on one single platform. Please explore various programs and their details (including their placement information, salaries etc.)


    Always remember that it’s important to select the right B-school to pursue your MBA. Hope this information is helpful to you. Do let us know in case of any other queries.