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Review of Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD, [SCMHRD] Pune

7.6 / 10

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Prajnan
Prajnan
Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2017
SOCIAL ATMOSPHERE
8/10
We have 90 girls in our batch of 240. We have pubs and bars all around with good restaurants too. Our students party as well as study. We have a balance between social and academic life. Alcohol use is prohibited inside the campus.

CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
10/10
We have 18 clubs which have strong associations with our alumnis, corporates and organize various events which bring active participation from various colleges and nearby institutes.

HOSTELS & FOOD
9/10
Our hostels have 24*7 electricity and water. We have decent foor served 4 times with menu having more than 4 items in dinner and lunch. Quality of food is good. Cleanliness is top priority in our hostels with staffs working daily to clean our rooms and hostel.

INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION
9/10
We have good classrooms, reading hall open 24*7, 24*7 electricity. clean rooms and classes, quality food, medical centre and Doctor available 24*7. Also the environment for studying and research is good.

PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
9/10
Our average package is well about 11 lakhs and we have 100% placements and summer internships. We are blessed with reputed companies in our college recruiting people from all majors.

FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP
7/10
We have scholarships for CFA challenge. student get paid for travelling and other activites during our admissions and PR drives. We are also paid for internships and participating in events.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE & INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE
8/10
We have many International students In our college and also foreign students come over weekend classes and seminars. Countries like Germany, African countries and Asian countries (Hongkong, Taiwan) have active participation in our college.

ACADEMICS & FACULTY
9/10
SCMHRD Pune being one of the reputed B-Schools in India has raised its standards in recent past by admitting and training quality students with strong hold in aptitude, academics and social networking. Most of the students are smart actors with proactive and innovative thinking and application based learning. Problem solving models with proper effectiveness and not stopping unless we solve the problem are the two most important wualities of our students. We are glad to welcome Truly Madly in our college for promotional and Marketing activities with strategic help from our students and would be privileged to be a part of it.


Abhinav
Abhinav
Post Graduate Programme in Management [PGPM], batch of 2016
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
8/10
Many clubs and committees are formed when new batch arrives at college.It gives a different experience while going through the selection procedure of different committees

INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION
7/10
Quality of classrooms, Labs and Library is very good and efficient. Free high speed internet facility available at hostel. Free wifi facility available at campus premises.Common area for multisport arena

PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
8/10
Big companies do come at campus for summer internships and final placements. Companies like GSK-CH,ITC,HUL,Dabur,Marico,Snapdeal,Reliance etc do come for summers and finals

ACADEMICS & FACULTY
8/10
Good quality of teaching. Good combination of external and internal faculties on board.Helps students in winning many B-School as well as corporate competitions


Shantanoo
Shantanoo
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2016
PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
9/10
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD provides facilities for sports like Cricket, Basket Ball, Badminton, Carrom, and Table Tennis. Cricket matches and Football matches are the norms of the day as students find healthy ways to rejuvenate themselves. Table Tennis Court is the favorite haunt as a few breaks during an otherwise hectic schedule is fully utilized by students to play games.
  • The gym is well-equipped and employs qualified instructors.
  • The yoga center helps students de-stress and attain a physical and mental sense of well-being.
  • The Wi-Fi enabled library provides access to more than 24000 books, about 2000 audio and video CDs, DVDs, International and National business periodicals in diverse areas of Leadership, Business, Entrepreneurship, and Management.
  • There is enough space and material for students to sit and read about the topic of their choice. Further, the Harvard Publication Research Centre, access to on-line databases including EBSCO and EMERALD and the institution’s membership with the British Library give students a global exposure and in-depth learning about business issues affecting organizations today.
  • The Library also provides online book search and booking facility (OPAC).
  • SCMHRD has a state of the art fully air conditioned auditorium with the capacity to hold 300 people at a time.
  • The auditorium is used on regular basis to host the regional and national level events and seminars. The auditorium is also used to host the cultural events of the campus. 

FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP
8/10
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD has fully fledged Career Guidance Centre, which is managed by the faculty & experts of the industries.
  • The Career Guidance Centre emphasis on developing personality and eloquence skills of the learners and makes them deft for the various business position.
  • The Career Development Centre also provides expertise in crafting powerful resumes, developing interviewing and presentation techniques, and building critical interpersonal skills.
  • Institute provides summer placement for the learners for which they implement real business cases, live projects, and more accentuate on hands-on training which develops learner managerial skills.
  • Key Highlights of the placement are as follows 100% Placements opportunity for the students.
  • The average compensation offered to students is Rs. 10.49 lakh pa and Highest Salary being Rs. 20 lakh pa.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE & INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE
6/10
  • SCMHRD is the first institute in India to be accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program.
  • SCMHRD’s MBA-Finance Programme has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program.

ACADEMICS & FACULTY
9/10
  • A management course enhances your ability to empower others and also it will develop your skills to play an active role in staff developing, thus Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD), Pune injects these virtues in its students and makes them deft for the corporate business world.
  • SCMHRD is one of the leading institutes of the nation-shaping leaders and entrepreneurs. The college came into existence in 1993 for providing quality education in the management domain.
  • SCMHRD imparts a combination of conventional and contemporary learning, which includes both practical & theoretical knowledge of the corporate world.
  • The mission of the Institute is to enable an environment that facilitates sustained learning.
  • The faculty is a core part of any educational institute. Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD), Pune has a well-qualified faculty from fields like Human resource, finance, Marketing, Operation, and Information Technology.
  • SCMHRD faculty maintain a pleasant relationship with its students and guide them in choosing their career.
  • The faculty members of SCMHRD are deeply committed to developing a quality program that can serve as the benchmark for other management programs.
  • Institute has a blend of professors, lecturers, and scholars in their faculty. 


Srestangsh
Srestangsh
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2016
SOCIAL ATMOSPHERE
9/10
  • The social atmosphere is well balanced at Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD.
  • Life in college is good.

CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
9/10
  • There are many clubs related to all hobbies, academics, non-academics etc at Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD.
  • We have best associations around the globe in terms of faculties, studies, sports, cultural events etc.

PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
9/10
  • There is 100% placement opportunity for the students at Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD.
  • Many good companies visit the campus for placements.
  • There are live projects given to the students.

ACADEMICS & FACULTY
8/10
  • The faculties are good and they help the students in clarifying their doubts at Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD.


Atoshee
Atoshee
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2016
INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION
7/10
  • SCMHRD is a green and vehicle free campus. The library is well equipped wit the access to HBR.
  • The college has tie-ups with SAP and ORACLE give an edge to the students.
  • The auditorium is huge with a good seating capacity.
  • The college is located in Hinjewadi which is almost on the outskirts of Pune. This area is mainly the IT hub.
  • There are frequent bus services on regular intervals wich take the faculty/students to the main city.

HOSTELS & FOOD
8/10
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD is known for being the finest residential B-school and it lives up to its expectation.
  • There are 3 hostels, separate for male and female students, with all the facilities available.
  • The Mess provides meals four times a day - breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner with a wide choice.

SOCIAL ATMOSPHERE
8/10
  • There is a healthy mix in Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD and gender diversity is well maintained.
  • The birthday celebrations are done in the dedicated area. There are great places to eat outside.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on the campus.

CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
9/10
  • Since SCMHRD is a student-run college, there are many committees which make the students ready on how to work in a real industry.
  • There is admissions committee who ensures the best talent comes in and placement committee who make sure the corporate relations are healthy.
  • Sports is given due weight and is handled by sports committee.
  • There is a conscious effort to encourage the students to take responsibility and initiatives in the social sector and for the betterment of the society.
  • SHAPATH and Prayatna are two such initiatives that aim at improving the lives of hundreds of people in and around Pune.

PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
8/10
  • An Internship experience provides an ideal platform for students to have managerial skills by implementing the concepts learnt in a classroom through hands-on learning in live projects.
  • The students from specialisations such as Finance, Marketing, Operations, HR and Infrastructure Management have been praised by industry experts for their consistent efforts and strong basics in their respective specialisations.
  • Famous companies like P&G, HUL, Tata motors, Dabur, Philips, Loreal, GSK-CH, Marico, Mahindra&Mahindra visit campus for placement.
  • Though Established in 1993, the alumni network is very strong.

FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP
7/10
  • MBA course fee structure ranges from INR 275,000 to INR 615,000 annualy. 
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD has tie-ups with banks like SBI aid the students to get scholar's loan.
  • This scholar's loan is exclusively for SCMHRD students under Symbiosis ambit.
  • Also the academically brightest students get scholarship opportunities.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE & INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE
7/10
  • The international exposure of SCMHRD is decent.
  • There are tie-ups with colleges in Europe.

ACADEMICS & FACULTY
8/10
  • Academically SCMHRD has a curriculum designed to combine academic rigour with practical relevance. The basic foundation of the students is strong which helps them a lot in the industry.
  • The choices for electives helps the students to customise the course.
  • SCMHRD has also redesigned some courses to meet industry expectations.
  • Faculty of SCMHRD has industry and teaching experience.


Mudit
Mudit
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2016
CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
10/10
18 different committees. Rigorous process. Interviews continue till late night and test the skills of the first year students. The experience so rich that it helps during the summer internship process.

HOSTELS & FOOD
10/10
Good food. Non veg available twice a week. Breakfast is specially awesome. Food committee that students are part of take care of any suggestions or problems that students have with respect to the food being offered.

FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP
9/10
Scholarships to highest percentile student every year. 25 percent lesser fee for such students. CFA scholarships to upto 5 students every year which reduces to cost by more than 60%.

ACADEMICS & FACULTY
10/10
Awesome academics. Lots of subjects and hence lots of classes. Competitive atmosphere. Classes on saturdays, sundays and even on national holidays. Tough but apt for learning.


Hina
Hina
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2016
SOCIAL ATMOSPHERE
8/10
  • SCMHRD has a lively campus. On account of 3 Symbiosis colleges in the same campus, fests, and co-curricular events keeps the energy in the college campus to a high level.
  • The students of SCMHRD involve themselves in a lot of activities- Social corporate activities, teaching young kids.
  • The college is abuzz with events almost every month of the year which provides the students of SCMHRD a platform to express themselves.
  • The students of SCMHRD are known for not having a chip on their shoulders and have brought laurels to the institution by winning a number of corporate competitions like Philips Blueprint, Loreal Brandstorm, Titan elevates, Mahindra, ITC interrobang.

CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
8/10
  • SCMHRD is entirely a student-run college. From Admissions to Placements, are managed by students, which helps them understand the importance of teamwork, budget management and gives them hands-on experience in the real world industry.
  • This is one of the unique features of SCMHRD. Hence, there is a real-time learning along with the theoretical studies.
  • In addition to this, there are numerous committees like Marketing Club, Music Club, SCOPE, HR-Forum, Finance club, Guest Lecture ,Prayatna (which strives for social change through educating underprivileged children), SHAPATH (an effort by the students against human trafficking), NEEV (one of the largest B-School festivals in the country) etc all.
  • Working for these committees gives a holistic approach to the students.

HOSTELS & FOOD
7/10
  • SCMHRD is considered the finest residential B-school. There are separate residential blocks for boys and girls and they provide triple sharing rooms with attached bathrooms.
  • There are facilities like 24x7 hot water and electricity supply, twice a week room cleaning service and laundry services.
  • A provisional store, a xerox shop, as well as juice shop, are present.
  • The mess provides 4 meals per day with a vast variety of cuisines taking care of the cultural sentiments of the students.
  • The cafeteria as well as the Nescafe provides its services until late night hours.

INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION
6/10
  • The infrastructure is decent as the college campus is relatively small. The campus is situated in Hinjewadi area, particularly known as IT hub, which is pretty far from Pune main city. The auditorium is huge and modern with a 300 seating capacity.
  • SCMHRD has a well-equipped and air-conditioned library.
  • The campus also has a gymnasium, workout hall for Yoga & Aerobics and an indoor swimming pool with training facilities.
  • The institute provides facilities for sports like Cricket, Basket Ball, and Table Tennis.
  • Health care facilities are available on campus. The college is completely wi-fi enabled.
  • The campus is green and is a vehicle free zone. No bikes are allowed on the campus.

PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
8/10
  • Though a relatively young college, SCMHRD has created its own brand. Most of the students are engineers or working professionals and in the average age group of 22-26 and are from specializations such as Finance, Marketing, Operations, HR and Infrastructure Management.
  • Summer Process sees a lot of leading FMCG and FMCD organizations like P&G, HUL, ITC, Philips, Marico, GSK-Consumer Healthcare and Dabur recruiting talent from the vast and diverse talent pool.
  • Finance students were offered coveted projects in Investment Banking by stalwarts like JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs.
  • Corporates such as Mahindra & Mahindra, Perfetti Van Melle, L'Oreal, Gartner, Idea, Cummins, Pidilite strengthened their relationship with SCMHRD by offering internship opportunities.
  • There is a steady rise of the companies coming to the campus every year, and the CRISIL audited placement report the potential of the students here.

FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP
6/10
  • The MBA fee structure of SCMHRD Pune is approximately FRs, 11 lakhs per annum, which includes the hostel as well as mess fee as well.
  • The college has tie-ups with banks like SBI to provide "scholar's loan" to the students.
  • The college provides financing to those who have excelled academically.
  • But in terms of more fellowships and scholarships, it can perform better. In addition to this, Symbiosis university as a whole offers a scholarship to the Symbiosis candidate having the highest percentile in SNAP.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE & INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE
5/10
  • SCMHRD is relatively new in comparison to the other B-schools in India. Hence in terms of international exposure, the college is yet to develop its full-fledged wings.
  • However, there are many summer school programs in association with prestigious universities of Germany, France, Netherlands and numerous students from SCMHRD have been a part of it.
  • Also, some students have been given international preference during their summer internship.

ACADEMICS & FACULTY
7/10
  • The course curriculum of SCMHRD is well structured. The permanent faculty help in building a strong foundation and the visiting faculty share their industry experience and advanced learning concepts.
  • A foundation course in the form of an e-learning module is also offered two months prior to a commencement of classes.
  • SCMHRD is the third B-school in India to get a CRISIL audited placement report SCMHRD is the first institute in India to be accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program.
  • .Another unique aspect of the college is that the students can custom design the specialization.
  • The list of electives, for instance, is extensive and the student can opt for a variety of modules.
  • SCMHRD is very well known for Human Resources but it would be not fair to say that SCMHRD offers courses only in Human Resources and Development.
  • In fact, there are more students in marketing and operations specializations and have done extremely well.
  • There are corporate tie-ups in the form of the SAP laboratory and the ORACLE to make the students adapt to industry standards.
  • SCMHRD offers an MBA degree in specializations: Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Operations, Infrastructure Management.
  • It also offers MBA-Executive and PG-Diploma degrees.


Debapriya
Debapriya
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2014
SOCIAL ATMOSPHERE
10/10
  • Clubs like S.H.A.P.A.T.H and Prayatna keep students connected with the social causes which are disturbing our environment.
  • Students work with the big brands like Harley Davidson, Indian Terrain, Megamart etc for one day and handover the total amount to NGOs like Snehalaya.
  • One can even teach children who can not afford school fees.
  • A good mix of corporate and social flavor has mixed with the lifestyle at SCMHRD.

CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
9/10
  • Life at any B-school is always so exciting. At SCMHRD you will see yourself active 21 hours a day.
  • One can not sit ideally. Always he/she will find himself/herself busy in lectures, competitions, committee works or sports.
  • Always some event goes on in the campus which is very enriching from the learning point of view.
  • MBA is not about the job or hefty packages, it's more than that.
  • The learning one gets here, is more than expected.
  • SCMHRD is all about achieving those unexpected.

HOSTELS & FOOD
9/10
  • The rooms are triple occupied but spacious enough to be comfortable.
  • 4 times in a day food is given.
  • As SCMHRD is a college where from every part of the India people come, so always some food festival go on. That can be south Indian, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati. So students do not get bored of the same food.

INFRASTRUCTURE & TRANSPORTATION
8/10
  • Being in an area which is IT hub, SCMHRD running out of huge campus area.
  • But within the campus, one student will get everything he wants during the two years. One will get Huge computer labs, Wi-Fi enabled classrooms, assembly hall, sports ground, Gym,  swimming pool and the list continues.

PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
9/10
  • For HR people SCMHRD is heaven. Rest of the specializations like marketing, finance, operations the options are wide.
  • In the final placement within the week everyone gets placed.
  • For Finance people again SCMHRD is a place where everyone wants to get in.
  • As it is the first college in India which is CFA Institute University Recognized. So the students get a global exposure which others college can only dream of.

FEES AND SCHOLARSHIP
7/10
  • MBA course fee structure at SCMHRD Pune ranges from INR 275,000 to INR 615,000 annualy. 
  • SCMHRD has tied up with banks, which help students to get education loan easily.
  • Top scorers of SNAP is given a hefty amount of scholarship from Symbiosis International University (SIU).

ACADEMICS & FACULTY
8/10
  • Usually, in Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD, Pune (SCMHRD Pune) class scheduled from 9 a.m to 9 p.m. 4 to 5 lectures on a daily basis.
  • Lectures are not boring as it comprises of practical case studies which force future managers to brainstorm.
  • Professors are always accessible through email, Skype.


Pranay
Pranay
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2016
FOREIGN EXCHANGE & INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE
6/10
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD, Pune (SCMHRD Pune) offers student exchange programs with universities in France, Germany, and UK.
  • The students are selected on the basis of the application process of the foreign university.
  • Every student has to mandatorily learn one foreign language out of French, German, Spanish and Chinese.

ACADEMICS & FACULTY
10/10
  • SCMHRD has a rigorous academic curriculum which comprises of about more than 15 subjects per semester.
  • SCMHRD has adopted a continuous and comprehensive evaluation system in which you are constantly tested on what you have learnt during your lectures and otherwise as well.
  • You can custom design your specialization to choose subjects in which you are really interested in.
  • A marketing student can select subjects from finance, operations, and human resources as well.


Rahul
Rahul
Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2016
PLACEMENTS & ALUMNI NETWORK
9/10
  • 100% placements in top organizations in both Summer and Final placements at Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD, Pune (SCMHRD Pune).


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