How to decide which colleges to apply through SNAP?

Are you an MBA aspirant? Do you want to get your Master’s(MBA) degree from one of the famous Symbiosis institutes? Are you in a dilemma to choose between these institutes? Well, you have come to the right place. By the end of this small article, you will have a clearer mind and will be able to make a decision, we promise you that. 

Each college has a separate application fee plus your SNAP examination fee. So, let us understand what some of the parameters could be, that can help you in deciding the right fit for you in your current situation so that you can apply to the right colleges. Basic is your area of interest, after all without interest one cannot study with full capacity. Next comes your existing SNAP Mock Scores, current salary for Work-Ex students, the current profile of the student, total Work-Ex, etc. We will see these in detail in the coming sections.


List of participating institutes in SNAP

Let us quickly understand the list of participating institutes in SNAP, courses offered, no. of seats available, fees, average salary, admission process, etc.

InstituteCourses offeredNo. of
The fee
per year
per annum
Master of Business
Administration (MBA)
9.6 Lakhs
20.14 Lakhs
MBA (Innovation and
MBA (Information Technology)90
4.25 Lakhs
18 Lakhs
M.Sc. (Computer Applications)30
Symbiosis Institute of
Management Studies (SIMS
MBA3004.7 Lakhs9.24 Lakhs75-77
MBA (International Business)120
7.7 Lakhs
10.78 Lakhs
MBA (Agri-Business)60
MBA (Energy and Environment)30
Symbiosis Institute of
Digital & Telecom
Management (SIDTM
MBA (Telecom Management)1506.6 Lakhs8.77 Lakhs81-83
9.4 Lakhs
16.1 Lakhs
MBA (Infrastructure Management)60
Symbiosis School of Banking
and Finance (SSBFF
MBA (Banking and Finance)507 Lakhs7.42 Lakhs60-65
Symbiosis Centre of
Information Technology
MBA (Information Technology
and Business Management)
1807 Lakhs7.42 Lakhs74-76
6.8 Lakhs
7 Lakhs
MBA (Hospital and Healthcare
Symbiosis Institute of
Business Management,
Bengaluru (SIBM
MBA1808.2 Lakhs9.79 Lakhs88-90
Symbiosis Institute of
Operations Management
(SIOM, Nasik
MBA (Operations Management)1206.8 Lakhs11.73 Lakhs85-87
Symbiosis Institute of
Media and Communication
, Pune (SIMC
MBA (Communication Management)1206.22 Lakhs4.78 Lakhs88-90
Symbiosis School of Media
and Communication,
Bengaluru (SSMC
MBA (Communication Management)805.2 Lakhs4.5 Lakhs72-75
Symbiosis Institute of health
science (SIHS
MBA(Healthcare & Hospital Management904.44 Lakhs5.4 Lakhs55-60
Symbiosis School of
Sports Science (SSSS
MBA in Sports Management604 Lakhs5.2 Lakhs50-55




Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)


Differently Abled (PwD)


Kashmiri Migrants

2 per program

International Candidates(NRIs)


Children/wards of Defence Personnel 


Nagpur Domiciled 

25% (applicable only for SIBM,

Parameters for the Final Merit List

SNAP Score (out of 150, scaled down to 50 marks) has a weightage of 50%, Group Exercise (GE) during admission process has 10% weightage, Personal Interview (PI) has 30% weightage, and Writing Ability Test (WAT) has 10% weightage.

Parameters that should be kept in mind while choosing the college 

  • Existing SNAP mock scores
  • The current salary for work ex-students
  • The current profile of the student (Background)
  • Total work ex.
  • Achievements, Confidence, Roles of responsibility

Which Symbiosis Institute would be feasible to apply for at this time?

Now we’ll see the preferred/eligible candidates by each college and which colleges you should aim to get into based on the above-mentioned parameters.

These parameters are common for all the institutes(except some which are mentioned below):

  • Candidates appearing for final year examinations can also apply, but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) in the qualifying examination
  • A candidate who has completed qualifying qualification from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • Candidate must be a graduate with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) at graduation level from any statutory university

Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)


  • Candidate must be a graduate with a minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST) marks in the qualifying examination from any statutory University in Agri Sciences or Agri related discipline
  • Non-Agri graduates with a minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST) marks in the qualifying examination from any statutory University with a basic understanding of agriculture and agribusiness and a keen interest in the same are also eligible to apply. Such candidates need to demonstrate their understanding and interest in agribusiness during the selection process. Candidates with relevant work experience will be given preference
  • All the Non-Agri graduates with a minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST) marks at Graduate level from any statutory University and having family business in agriculture and the allied sector will also be considered eligible for admission

Energy & Environment:

  • Candidate must be a graduate with a minimum 50% (45% for SC/ST) in Engineering / Geology / Economics / Petroleum / Energy & Environment Science / Biochemistry / Architecture from any statutory University. Other graduates with full-time work experience of more than one year after graduation in the Energy and Environment sector are also eligible to apply

Symbiosis Centre of Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD)

Infrastructure Management:

  • Must be a graduate from any statutory/recognized university in any engineering discipline and architecture (B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch), except in Computer Science (CS), Information Technology (IT), Information Systems (IS), and any related discipline, with a minimum of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates)

Business Analytics:

  • Candidate must be a with a minimum of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST Candidates) graduate in any discipline from any statutory/recognized university. 2 Years full-time work experience after completion of graduation

Symbiosis Centre of Information Technology (SCIT)

  • Data Sciences & Data Analytics: Candidate must be a graduate with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) of any faculty with Mathematics at +2 level of any statutory University

Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM, Nasik)

  • Candidate must be an Engineering Graduate (BE/ B Tech of any stream) with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates) from a statutory University


  • If it is your first attempt, try aiming for the top college i.e. SIBM, Pune. Even you can take second attempt and try for the top colleges irrespective of your backgound. Again this purely depends on how many attempts you can take at maximum
  • If you already have 1-3 years experience and stuck around a package of 3-4 lakhs, try to go only for top 4-5 institutes such as SIBM(Pune), SCMHRD, SIIB, SIOM and  SIBM(Bangalore). As you would be spending 2 years here and with some work experience, it only makes sense when who get a salary of atleat 2.5 times what you get now or what you were being paid
  •  If it is your first attempt, you are a fresher and need to get a seat somewhere, try aiming for SIMS, SIDTM, SCIT, and SIBM(Hyderabad) which have a decent fee and package is also good
  • If you have tried for 2-3 times and think it is the last time you are going to apply, you can go for the other institutes like SICSR, SIMC, SIHS, SSSS
Now provided with all the parameters, you need to make the decision and the decision needs to be taken before sitting for the exam. So, one must see their potential, level of preparation, seriousness, and apply accordingly. The application fee is Rs. 1000 per college + SNAP fees of Rs.1750. Hope you find the right fit for you, All the best!!!

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