Eligibility For MBA 2023-2025
- Be a UGC-recognized university graduate with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks (45% for reserved category).
- Students currently in the final year of their graduation and confident of securing a minimum of 50% aggregate marks may also apply for the MBA courses. The admission committee may give more weightage to higher marks in graduation.
- It is imperative that the candidate should have taken at least one exam out of CAT/MAT/XAT/CMAT or MH-CET. MAT exams from Sep 2022 to Mar 2023 will be considered for admission to the academic year 2023-25. We believe that true talent cannot be judged based on the score granted by any entrance exam. Hence, we do not have a cut-off score below if the candidate scores cannot apply to the program.
- The preferred educational qualification is commerce for students seeking admission to an MBA program specializing in Finance. Students from other science streams are discouraged. However, for Marketing specialization in an MBA program, students from any discipline can apply.
As a socially conscious university, we believe in the upliftment of women. Hence we ensure that 50% of the intake of the students goes to female candidates, and the remaining 50% goes to male candidates. To cater to the same, merit will be drawn separately for female & male candidates.
How to Apply
Sri Balaji University, Pune (SBUP), has a standard application form for admission to two-year full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs 2022-24 offered by all the four management institutes and all 12 courses run therein. The four institutes are as mentioned below.
- Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM)
- Balaji Institute of International Business (BIIB)
- Balaji Institute of Telecom and Management (BITM)
- Balaji Institute of Management and Human Resource Development (BIMHRD)
- A student can opt for any one, or more or for all the courses of any Institute or all the four Institutes. That is, a student can select a minimum of one and maximum up to 12 courses, in order of his / her preferences. All the courses are of equal status.
- The applications can be made online. To apply online
Any concerns regarding admission can be addressed to :
Admission Cell Sri Balaji University,
S.No.55/2-7, Tathawade, Off Mumbai-Bangalore Bypass,
Pune – 411033 Maharashtra (India)
The common application form for all the four management institutes of Sri Balaji University, Pune, and the twelve courses can be submitted online with an application fee of INR 1000/- & SBEST Fee INR 490/-. The successful payment of the application fee is followed by issuing a registration number.
We accept management test scores such as CAT/MAT/XAT/CMAT/MAH-CET. However, as management examination test scores are issued to the students, any student who has appeared for the examinations can apply for our courses. Thus, all four Management institutes will accept management examination test scores. However, the management examination test and scores will be equalised and validated to the CAT score value, which will only be counted for the merit list. These scores don’t need to be attached to the Application form at this stage. These score sheets can be dispatched to reach us latest by 28th March 2023. Anyone having any objection to the same need not apply. We do not believe in any cut-off points as we give only 35% of the weightage for the entrance examination while making the merit list.
Candidates who fulfil the qualitative requirements will be called for the Group Discussions by experts. It will be for 30-45 minutes per group. It may include role play, case studies, extempore speech and GD. 35% of the weightage in the merit list will be given to the GD process. Therefore the GD process may extend to the second day, although all efforts will be made to complete the process in one day. It is an elimination round.
Essay Writing is an integral part of the interview process. Written Communication Skill is essential for anyone to succeed in the industry. Therefore, the applicants will be required to appear for an essay writing exercise on a subject, which will be given on the spot in the selection centres. It will be for 30 marks, and fifty percent of the marks will be counted. This essay writing will be for half an hour. The topics will be general, and anyone who follows the National Newspapers can quickly appear for the same and score good marks.
This expert panel interview and the essay marks will carry 30% of the weightage. This panel will assess the candidates on various parameters, including the suitability of the candidate for a particular specialisation. The panel will also allow the applicants to add or delete course options.
|Centre Code||Centres||GD & PI Process Date(S)|
|35||Online||To be announced|
|1||Ahmedabad||To be announced|
|3||Bangalore||To be announced|
|4||Bhopal||To be announced|
|5||Bhubaneshwar||To be announced|
|6||Chandigarh||To be announced|
|7||Chennai||To be announced|
|8||Dehradun||To be announced|
|9||Delhi||To be announced|
|10||Goa||To be announced|
|11||Guwahati||To be announced|
|30||Gwalior||To be announced|
|12||Hyderabad||To be announced|
|13||Indore||To be announced|
|34||Jabalpur||To be announced|
|14||Jaipur||To be announced|
|15||Jammu||To be announced|
|16||Kochi||To be announced|
|17||Kolkata||To be announced|
|18||Kota||To be announced|
|19||Lucknow||To be announced|
|20||Mumbai||To be announced|
|21||Nagpur||To be announced|
|22||Patna||To be announced|
|23||Pune||To be announced|
|24||Raipur||To be announced|
|25||Ranchi||To be announced|
|26||Varanasi||To be announced|
|33||Vijaywada||To be announced|
HALL TICKET ISSUED FOR ANY CENTRE WILL BE VALID FOR ALL THE CENTRES
Admit Card issued to any centre is valid for all the centres, and candidates can appear before the selection committee in any centre provided they have informed about their intention to appear before a selection centre other than the one mentioned in the admit card well in advance. We will communicate no separate communication for change of centre. The candidates must come with all their original and certified copies of degrees and mark sheets when they come for the selection process.
DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED DURING THE INTERVIEW
The following documents are required to be submitted / uploaded at the time of interview :
SUBMISSION OF CAT / MAT / XAT / C-MAT / MAH-CET RESULT / SCORE
Candidates should submit the application form with the photostat copy of CAT / MAT / XAT / C-MAT / MAH-CET scores which will be verified during the Personal Interview. In addition, the latest MAT score available to the candidates can be submitted. We will not do our shortlisting based on the CAT / MAT / XAT /C-MAT / MAH-CET score alone, although weightage is allotted for the same.
Upon completion of interviews, we compare the performance of all candidates appearing for the discussion and generate a final merit list based on their overall performance. The candidate is considered for the course he has preferred according to their priority in the application form. If they are not selected for the course applied by them, then they will be considered for other courses and selected on merit. All the Management courses are of the same status, and the inputs are also similar according to specialisation. As we have already mentioned, the placement opportunities for all the courses are very good, as has been proved by the track record of Sri Balaji University.
It means that each institution is important and enjoys equal status and attention from the top management. Therefore, we select the best possible candidates for all the Institutes from amongst the common pool of all the candidates who applied for admission to any or all the institutes of Sri Balaji University, Pune. However, such a consideration arises only when a candidate is not selected for admission to the particular institution to which they may have applied originally. By doing so, we are taking away any opportunity from anyone. Still, we are providing an additional opportunity to get selected in any of the prestigious institutes of Sri Balaji University, Pune
|Application Form Available from||18th October 2022|
|Last Date to Apply||25th January, 2023|
|GD / PI Centre and Dates||February-March 2023|
|Course Commencement||08th June 2023|
Note : Dates mentioned above are tentative.
All MBA programs run under the aegis of the Sri Balaji Society are specially approved for education loans from AVANSE, AXIS BANK, Bank of Baroda, IDFC FIRST Bank, Punjab National Bank & CREDENC. Sri Balaji Society, Pune has signed MoUs with these banks. An education loan can be availed from any of the mentioned banks/NBFCs. However, students are free to approach any other bank at their convenience.
Information about new admissions courses offered in the institutes, life in the university, campus life and so on have been given on the website. However, aspirants, visitors and students may have additional questions about the above, for which they are browsing the website and webpages of Sri Balaji University and its four institutes. These questions have been listed and answered here and can be referred for query and doubt settlement.
Yes. we work 365 days a year and you can visit the Campus any time.
Please register here if you are interested in the MBA program at the University. You will receive a verification email. Once you verify your email account, you can start your application process.
At Sri Balaji University, we do not believe that talent can be judged by a mere entrance score. While we place due importance to it, we do not have any cut off scores.
SBU has its internal assessment process which considers a number of parameters for selection of candidates. The final merit list is prepared based on:
- Academic scores
- Entrance test scores
- Performance in GD/PI/Essay writing
Yes. If you are confident of securing a minimum of 50% aggregate marks you may apply to the MBA programme at SBU.
We have 32 GD/PI centres across the country. You can get more details under: Admission Process
Sri Balaji University evaluates your application based on various parameters mentioned in the ‘Admission Process’ section. The decision of the University shall be final in this regard.
You can check your online application account to get latest updates. We will also be communicating important milestones on email.
Yes. We have MoU with PNB, HDFC Credila, and Avanse. Please refer to section Education Loan.
There is no management quota at Sri Balaji University. Candidates are selected strictly on merit basis.
Yes. Refunds are processed if a candidate withdraws admission before the beginning of the session with a deduction of INR 1000/-
This depends entirely on the availability of vacant seats. The seat is allotted to waitlisted candidates as and when a student withdraws admission.
You need to bring your admit card to the GD/PI centre.
- We achieve almost 100% placements each year.
- We have a centralized placements process wherein students from any institute can apply for a job fielded by a company.
- However, this does not hold true if the Company itself is looking for students from a certain specialization.
- You can get an insight into the student experience of the campus placements here.
To enable education of students from all financial backgrounds, the fees of the MBA programme at Sri Balaji University has been kept nominal.
Fee Structure 2023-2025
|Particulars||First Year (2023-2024)||Second Year (2024-2025)|
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|Refundable Caution Deposit||10,000|
|Last Date for Payment of Fees||30 days from the date of Declaration of the Result||18 May 2023||08 August 2023||18 June 2024|
|Last Date for Payment of Fees||within 10 days from the date of Declaration of the Result|
|Hostel Fees* (Optional)||67,500|
All the payments will be remitted through a bank draft drawn in favor of ‘The Director – BIMM, Pune’ payable at Pune.
BASIC ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
- The candidate must apply through Sri Balaji University, Pune’s online admission process.
- The candidate must clear SBUP’s selection process (GD, PI and Essay).
- Interested and eligible students may apply for one or more scholarships separately by clicking on the below links before the stipulated date and time.
PROF. M.S. PILLAI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPA small write-up about Prof. M.S. Pillai Memorial Scholarship by our beloved Founder-Chancellor, Professor Dr. (Col.) A Balasubramanian in his golden words. Prof. M.S. Pillai introduced meditation and Vipassana as compulsory subjects for his management students. He also mentored many corporate leaders. He was a good learner and a great teacher devoted to his students. He was a kindhearted but tough disciplinarian — an excellent counsellor. Thousands of students have benefited from his training and guidance. Above all, Prof Pillai was known for his humility and humanity. He was a role model, and as his disciple and chancellor of SBUP, it is my duty to cherish his memory through the Prof M S Pillai Memorial Scholarship.” SELECTION PROCESS FOR PROF. M.S. PILLAI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP A committee of industry experts who were students of Prof. M.S. Pillai and representatives of the Sadhana Educational & Empowerment Foundation will nominate two students for this scholarship. FEE STRUCTURE FOR PROF. M.S. PILLAI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP It is a complete free-ship program, as detailed in the chart below.
GRATEFUL GNR SCHOLARSHIPThis scholarship is only for the wards of JCOs and other ranks of service/ex-servicemen from the Artillery regiments of the Indian army. Complete academic fee for a total of 8 students (4 boys and 4 girls) will be coming paid for this scholarship by SBUP. The Director-General of Artillery, Delhi, has sent an official notification to all the 6 HQs of various artillery centres – HQ Southern comd. (arty), (HQ South-Western comd. (arty), HQ Eastern comd. (arty), HQ Western comd. (arty), HQ Northern comd (arty) and HQ Central comd (arty) – announcing the scholarship. SELECTION PROCESS FOR GRATEFUL GNR SCHOLARSHIP The eligible candidate’s parents must obtain a recommendation letter from their respective HQ and submit the same to the institute along with an application. If there are many applications, merit will be the criteria for selecting the top 8 students by a university committee. FEE STRUCTURE FOR GRATEFUL GNR SCHOLARSHIP A complete academic fee is waived off under this scholarship.
BALA SIR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
A total of 12 students (3 each from 4 institutes) are eligible to avail this scholarship.SELECTION PROCESS FOR BALA SIR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
A committee comprising of University officials headed by the Vice Chancellor will nominate the eligible students for this scholarship. A special preference will be given for “Uniformed People” such as Military, Para military, Police officials and their dependents.FEE FOR BALA SIR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
50% of the entire fee will be the scholarship to these students.
DR. P.C. SHEJWALKAR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
A total of 12 students (3 each from 4 institutes) will be eligible to avail this scholarship.SELECTION PROCESS
A committee comprising of University officials headed by the Vice Chancellor will nominate the eligible students for this scholarship. A special preference will be given for Meritorious Economically backward category.FEE STRUCTURE
50% of the entire fee will be given as a scholarship to these students.
SCHOLARSHIP / FREE-SHIP CHART FOR THE BATCH 2021-23
Sr. no Name of Scholarship Refundable caution deposit BSBT fee Academic / other fee Total fee payable for 2 years Stipend (Per Month) Number of Scholarship(s) 01 Prof. M.S. Pillai Memorial Scholarship 10,000 – – 10,000 5,000 2 02 Grateful GNR Scholarship 10,000 55,000 – 65,000 – 8 03 Bala Sir Memorial Scholarship 10,000 55,000 4,80,000 5,45,000 – 12 04 Dr. P. C. Shejwalkar Memorial Scholarship 10,000 55,000 4,80,000 5,45,000 – 12
- The list of eligible students who are finally selected for this scholarship will be declared on or before 18th July/ The completion of the admission process.
- The decision of the scholarship selection committee would be the final.
- Supporting documents from the competent government authority will be scrutinised by the scholarship selection committee, and if found incorrect, the scholarship facility will be withdrawn, and the next eligible student will be considered.
- Therefore, it’s a request that the needy students should apply.
- If the student/s pays the initial fees and is subsequently selected for the scholarship, the surplus amount paid (If any) will be refunded; otherwise, the candidate can cancel the admission as per the rules.