Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS), Pune

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, Pune, was set up in the year 2004 and is a Department of Symbiosis International (Deemed University).

Created On: Mar 9, 2018 14:41 IST
Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS), Pune
Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS), Pune

Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies, Pune, was set up in the year 2004 and is a Department of Symbiosis International (Deemed University). The Institute provides a stimulating academic environment to its students under the able leadership of the Director of the Institute, Dr. Adya Sharma. Dr. Sharma, a Professional, with more than 20 years of experience and strong academic credentials, has brought in rich practical experience from the corporate world to blend and enhance the academic learning of the Institute. An alumnus of the prestigious St. Stephens college, she has a double post-graduation degree with a doctorate in Marketing. Dr. Sharma believes in transforming visions into reality and is committed to infusing excellence in a ‘learning-centric’ environment which excites and inspires Millennials to contribute to the society as managers and thought leaders.

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The Institute offers a unique course curriculum with the luxury of   choosing subjects from across disciplines, which is known as the ‘Cafeteria Approach’.  The BBA programme is offered with the choice of 6 specialisations: Accounting & Finance, International Business, Marketing Management, Entrepreneurship, and Human Resource Management & Environment Management. It has been designed to allow flexibility to the students to take up courses of their choice resulting in a general BBA or BBA degree with single or dual specialisation.

Not only can students choose subjects from their disciplines, they are also given the option to choose some subjects from other Symbiosis Institutes under the unique Inter Institute Credit Transfer. The students also undertake short courses in Liberal Arts and Foreign Languages like Spanish, French, and German.

The learning experience is further enriched by a multitude of clubs ranging from dramatics, music & dance, business games, entrepreneurship and social initiatives which are all run by the students themselves and cater to the collective need for individual expression of creativity and wellbeing. These activities also organically prepare students to take on bigger roles and responsibilities for the future.

SCMS, Pune has signed an MoU with ACCA (Association of Charted Certified Accountants), UK to offer training to the select students and also provides opportunities for International Exposure through the University’s Global Immersion Programme. Students, during the course of the six semesters at SCMS, can also choose to undertake courses for twelve credits in any one of the University’s partner Universities abroad. The Institute also offers excellent opportunities for research. There are both, funded and non-funded corporate research projects that students can take up.

Orientation and Pedagogy     

Learning at SCMS, Pune, happens both inside and outside the classroom. The medium of instruction for all the courses (except foreign languages) is English. The curriculum is designed to ensure that classroom learning is interspersed with Case Studies, Project work, Role Plays, Simulation, Presentation, Article Reviews, Assignments, Business Games, and field trips, wherever necessary. Apart from this, the students are also encouraged to pursue online courses through MOOC, Hubspot certification, Google certification etc. The Institute regularly organises Guest Lectures so that by the end of the course the students get a strong theoretical base and the ability to link theoretical concepts with prevalent Management Practices.


Over the past years, the Institute has attracted students not only from different parts of India but also from other countries. As of now, there are students from more than 25 different countries on campus. The rich diversity provides an extremely varied and multi-cultural exposure to all students.


The college has a dedicated Placement Division which ‘handholds’ the student right from the start with building CV’s to the final selection process. As a result, the track record for placements has been rising over the years.  Students can choose from multinational companies to start-ups in their various domains and specialisations. SCMS-Pune is the place to be in the placement season. KPMG, PwC, Catenon, Tres Vista, MGH and GPTW are some of our regular recruiters. In addition, the Institute also saw many new companies visiting the campus this year such as Amazon, Tommy Hilfiger, Club Mahindra, Wiseguy Reports, Tech Mahindra and My Gate.  

Students in SCMS also have the opportunity to undertake international internships enabling them to experience a new culture and work environment while gaining valuable work experience.

Quoting, Mr. Shreyas Petkar, Director, Risk Assurance Services, PWC “We at PWC Risk Assurance Services have been associated with SCMS-Pune for over 8 years now. We have been happy with the candidates we have hired and they too have delighted us with their hard work and sincerity. We look forward to our continued association with SCMS and hope to recruit bright, young students to be a part of our team.”


Over the years, the College Festival, ‘Sympulse’ which started off as humble celebration of the campus spirit and bonhomie, has grown into spectacular extravaganza which draws thousands of students from across India and abroad. ‘Sympulse 2018 - An Environmental Entourage’ witnessed mega events and provided a platform for participants to show case their talents in front of a wide audience.  This year, the institute hosted a TED talk with eminent speakers. It is one of the much awaited college festivals not only because of the scale at which it is held but because of the activities, experiences and the way it is organised. The festival is managed by the students, which also gives them the live experience in management lessons.

SCMS-Pune offers all students with the opportunities to learn, develop skills, grow and expand their horizons. We provide our students the living bridge that helps them cross over from schools to either the Corporate World or to Higher Education in prestigious institutions.

How to Apply for SCMS Pune?

Symbiosis Entrance Exam (SET 2018) is mandatory to take admissions in SCMS Pune for more details visit now.

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