We put our efforts to evaluate and convert every student’s weakness into strength: Dr. Manoj Bhide, Director, SIMSREE
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Dr. Manoj Bhide, Director, SIMSREE shares his views on the factors of management in India with Careers360. The Director expresses that the Management courses should provide candidates with a modern skill set, communication skills to make them ready industry ready.

On the MBA scenario, Dr. Manoj Bhide explains that the industries today focus on individual qualities rather than the brand name of their institute. Students must acquire new skills which are required at the global level and focus on ethics, international competitiveness and skill set development among others.


Read the interview of SIMSREE Director explaining the USP of the institute’s programme along with advice to the future students.


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Careers360: The number of MBA applicants has almost remained stagnant for last 4-5 years now. This year the number of applicants is heading to the worst as reflected in lowering the number of applications for CAT. What could be the key reasons for this? 

Dr. Manoj Bhide: When students choose their career, various factors are taken into account like placement, work environment, well-being. With stagnation in pay packages, lack of opportunities of being selected in reputed companies has hampered the flow of students towards management. Management courses should provide candidates with a modern skill set, communication skills to be ready for absorption in the industry, so the institutes will have to contribute to a better individual. With the improvement in the economy, the demand for managers will increase too.

CAT can’t be taken as a parameter for the overall candidates aspiring for management education as now many students opt for overseas education too, they travel abroad to study management. Also, due to various foreign universities establishing a presence in India, many students opt for that as well. But having said that, overall MBA student aspirants have certainly not kept pace with the positive sentiments of the economy in general because a certain demand-supply correction is also taking place in the higher and technical education space.


Careers360: How has the value of management education in India changed in the last 3-5 years? How do you foresee the MBA programme scenario in the coming 1-3 years?

Dr. Manoj Bhide: Now-a-days the industries focus on the qualities which an individual possess rather than the brand name of the institute. Industry looks for an individual possessing the required skills and suitability for their requirements. So in coming years, students will have to add to their knowledge by trying to learn and acquire new skills which are required at the global level. More focus on ethics, international competitiveness, skill set development, Make in India, political and judicial activism in the business world needs to be specifically inculcated in the study curriculum.


Careers360: What is the total intake in the flagship PG programme in management in your institute? 

Dr. Manoj Bhide: The total intake for MMS programme is 120 students. The total intake for PGDM programme is 60 students.The fees for first year is 69,000/- INR (Rs 2000 refundable). The fee for Second Year is 67,000/- INR and this fee structure have remained constant for the past few years.


Careers360: How has been the placement at your institute for the 2013-15 batch?

Dr. Manoj Bhide: The placements for the year 2013-15 have been 100% for those eligible for the process. This is the tradition that we have been following since past years. The average package for the batch was 10.22 lacs while the highest going up to 16.8 lacks. There was no particular trend, though the finance batches are in a greater demand in recent times.


Careers360: What will be your selection criteria for MBA/PGDM programme for the academic year 16-18?

Dr. Manoj Bhide: The selection criteria will be as per the government regulations. That is the DTE process will be followed this time just same as the last. We always see the batch being dominated by engineers. The number of males and engineers always exceed the others by a huge margin. Diversity should be promoted so that we can have a wider pool of knowledge bank.


Careers360: What is the USP of your 2 years management programme which differentiates it from others? How do you plan to enrich the same in the coming years?

Dr. Manoj Bhide: We try to know the strengths and weaknesses of the students after their admission and effort is made to convert their weaknesses into strengths. Many programmes such as Six Sigma, SAP, Big Data Analytics, financial modelling, are conducted apart from the curriculum. Students are encouraged to conduct academic and cultural programmes which help them in enhancing leadership qualities, planning, execution and team work. Our students have won multiple corporate as well as college competitions at a national level such as Dewang Mehta National Awards, case study and paper presentation competitions at various IIMs and other top notch B-schools.


Depending on the feedback, the faculty for the teaching and training is invited. Many of the alumni of SIMSREE offer help and assistance with their experience in the industry to the students. Alumni provide a good support in the placements too. We also plan to have more electronic journals, case studies presented by students and presentations on current national and international economic affairs.


There has been an appointment of training and placement director who shall develop the employability and other soft skills of the students by personal mentoring and communication capability improvement.


Careers360: Do you think publications in peer-reviewed journals, as indexed in international databases, have a western bias (USA, UK)?

Dr. Manoj Bhide: Lot of information is now available regarding industries in the country. We are not isolated from the global economy anymore. We will have to study the impact of various global economies and try to find the best-suited path for enhanced and sustainable growth and development. With the focus on Make in India, our researchers should try to educate importance of entrepreneurship among the students. Inculcating the culture of data analysis, data assimilation, data interpretation in the primary and secondary sphere needs to be developed amongst the faculty and through them in the students.


Careers360: Message for the Aspirants of SIMSREE?

Dr. Manoj Bhide: Students should choose the B-School judiciously. Taking into account the placements, infrastructure facilities, library, faculty, ROI linkages, corporate connect, governance and campus environment which will enrich the value of the skill sets of the students.


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I want to know about admission process in SIMSREE college .how to get admission in that ???

Payal 22nd Aug, 2019

Hii aspirants 

To take admission in simsree college for  MMS and PGDBM programmes you have to qualify MAHCET/CAT/CMATexam.the admission  will be done  on the basis of combined evaluation of MAH CET/CAT/CMAT scores, academic records, and work experience if any. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the percentile of  score of entrance examinations. The seat allocation will be done by DTE on merit in CAP rounds.

And the eligibility criteria for this is

1.Graduated with a minimum of  50 percent marks and 45 percent in case of candidates domiciled in Maharashtra and belonging to the Reserved Categories or appeared at an examination considered equivalent thereto would be treated as eligible for Common Entrance Test (CET 2019)

2.Final year graduate students can also apply for the admission process 

3. There is no age limit in the admission process of SIMSREE 2019

I hope my answer will help you out

Good luck 


SIMSREE average salary for last 3 years

varun rathore Student Expert 12th Jul, 2019

Hello Mahima, 

The Average salary offered at SIMSREE for MBA are in between 9 to 10.12 lpa (AS THE AVERAGE ALWAYS INCREASES EVERY YEAR). The highest salary offer last year was 20 lakhs per annum.

I hope you will find my answer helpful. 

All the best. 


If i submit documents in cap round and doesnt get any college of my choice in all cap rounds. Can i get my documents back without admission

Sameena Banu Student Expert 12th Jun, 2019


kindly go through the following steps for clear understanding of the process

Once You confirm  Option form online through his/her Login for the respective admission rounds, you will not be allowed to change/cancel the option/preference submitted under any circumstances.

A Candidate who has been allotted a seat shall download the “Provisional Seat Allotment Letter”

The Seat Acceptance Fee shall be Rs. 1,000/- for all Candidates. The candidate has to pay the Seat Acceptance Fee during first reporting only. This fee shall be treated as non-refundable processing fee. The Seat Acceptance fee is to be paid at ARC through ONLINE MODE only.

Seat will be confirmed by the Admission Reporting Centre (ARC) after verification of the original documents and ensuring that the Candidate meets all the eligibility norms. The centre in-charge shall issue the Online Receipt of seat acceptance to the candidate. Candidate shall produce the set of copies of uploaded documents verified and stamped by FC to ARC. After verification ARC shall put ARC stamp with date & Signature on all copies of documents of this set and return the same set of documents to the candidate along with Receipt –cum-Acknowledgement of application form.



Regarding admission how will I get?

Divyyanaa Hazarika 3rd Jun, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

It seems like you are interested in getting into Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research & Entrepreneurship Education. It would have been highly appreciated if you would have mentioned the course or programme that you are instereint in. Sydenham offers various courses like : Masters of Management Studies (MMS), P.G. Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM), Master's degree in Financial Marketing (MFM), Master's Degree in Marketing Management (MMM), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) , etc. 

The admissions in SIMSREE is divided into Full time, Part time and Doctoral.

You have to refer to the DTE website 


The admission process:

1. The student has to appear for MAH-CET conducted by DTE or any exam equivalent to MAH-CET (CAT and MAT).

2. Apply to Admission process of DTE at


3. DTE will conduct document verification at ARCs.

4. On the basis of Percentile of Normalized score of entrance exams, seat allocation will be done by DTE on merit in CAP rounds.

I hope this information helps you. Good luck!


Please provide contact number ?

Syed Nazish Student Expert 4th Jun, 2019

Hi Shweta,

I hope you are doing well!

Well Shweta as I can see you need the contact details of SIMSREE. I would like to inform you that I will be attaching the link of SIMSREE contact details below. I will kindly request you to please find the attachment of the link below.

Link :- http://simsree.org/contact-us/

Wishing you all the best for your career.

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