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Siva Sivani Institute of Management (SSIM) - Interview with Director, Dr. S. V. Ramana Rao

Siva Sivani Institute of Management (SSIM) - Interview with Director, Dr. S. V. Ramana Rao

Edited By Sundararajan | Updated on Aug 19, 2021 07:36 PM IST | #SSIM Hyderabad

Siva Sivani Institute of Management, Hyderabad, popularly known as SSIM, is one of the popular MBA colleges in Hyderabad. SSIM Hyderabad offers experienced faculty, world-class facilities, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and a conducive environment on the campus that leads to the personal and professional growth of the students. Here's an interview with Dr. S. V. Ramana Rao, Director of this B-school, detailing academics, facilities, internships, placements, and more.

Siva Sivani Institute of Management (SSIM) - Interview with Director, Dr. S. V. Ramana Rao
Siva Sivani Institute of Management (SSIM) - Interview with Director, Dr. S. V. Ramana Rao

Careers360: Tell us something about the SSIM institute; when it was set up, vision and mission

Dr. S. V. Ramana Rao: Siva Sivani Institute of Management (SSIM) - Bschool in Hyderabad is an AICTE approved college since 1992. We offer full-time management courses with Triple specialization in the areas of Finance, Marketing and Human Resources Management. The ranking and awards reflect 25 years of commitment to excellence in grooming young graduates. SSIM is a NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council), accredited institution, securing the grade ‘B’. NAAC is an affiliate of UGC and certifies the quality of higher education in India.

SSIM is the first B-School, AICTE approved, in the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, to have NAAC accreditation. It is the first non-university and non-governmental institution also to secure the accreditation.


"To be a Premier Management Institute significantly contributing to Corporate World and Society”.


  1. To disseminate management knowledge through focused educational programmes.

  2. To contribute to management knowledge through extension and research activities.

  3. To develop responsible management graduates through ethics-based education.

  4. To promote the culture of critical, innovative thinking and Social entrepreneurship.

Careers360: Tell us something about the admission process of this institute?


Dr. S. V. Ramana Rao:





Scores of Aptitude Test (CAT/ XAT/ MAT/ CMAT/ ATMA/ GMAT)

50 marks


Academic Performance in Degree, 12th Standard and 10th Standard

10 marks


Work Experience

5 marks


Group Discussion

20 marks


Personal Interview

15 marks


100 marks

Careers360: What kind of infrastructure can students expect at the SSIM? Please elaborate?

Dr. S. V. Ramana Rao: Siva Sivani Institute of Management provides a high-tech experience to the students in the campus. The academic block houses classrooms specially designed and built to facilitate interchange of data and instruction material among classrooms to guide multidisciplinary approach to the teaching-Learning Methodology.

It provides state-of-the-art facilities, and boasts of being a completely, “Paperless Classroom”. Each student is provided with a laptop. Audio-Visual aids complement the other facility. Today the students at SSIM have the facility to learn “at any time and at any place” on the campus-thanks to the Wi-Fi environment.16293818421791629381841183


Careers360: There is a lot of stress that is being made with regard to interaction with the industry as well as companies that recruit. What are the steps being taken by the institute in this direction?

Dr. S. V. Ramana Rao: There is a specialized Placement Department headed by General Manager - Corporate Relations & Placement and Professional Trainers in addition to members of the faculty administrators and alumni who form the core placement committee. It undertakes placement training, Softskill development, Liasoning with Recruiters, Organizing Campus Placements, etc. SSIM has MoU with HDFC and ICICI Securities for a Joint Certification Programme. Selected students of HDFC Certification Programme are placed in HDFC after the training. SSIM is an Accredited Campus Associate for Deloitte.

SSIM has also tied up with TMI Network for Placements and Industry Internships in addition to tie ups with Wipro, and Monster for final placements.

Careers360: Internships are now mandatory as per AICTE guidelines. Does the institute help students with this? If yes, how?

Dr. S. V. Ramana Rao: Industry Internship: A summer internship is a critical step in the process of enhancing credentials, sometimes landing a full time job. It offers an important opportunity to work closely with professionals in the industry and to develop knowledge, competencies, and experience related directly to career goals. The IIP starts after completion of the 3rd trimester for 6 to 8 weeks. Students are advised to prepare the project report under the supervision of a guide and a faculty mentor, as it adds value to the project and has a weightage and in evaluation.

During internship the topic taken for study can be related to an organization. It can also be a comparison study of many organizations while on a project. A project should preferably be conducted in the organization where the student is employed.

Phases in internship / project work: The project work that you will be doing will be divided into three phases

  1. Pre-internship preparation

  2. Interface during the internship

  3. Interface after the internship.

Careers360: Can you please share details if there is any collaboration with universities abroad?

Dr. S. V. Ramana Rao: Foreign Associations: SSIM has a number of associations with national and international universities for the academic and internship purpose. The MOUs have contributed to enhancing the quality and output of Teaching-learning, Research and Development activities of the Institute.

SSIM has association with the following International Top B-schools162938183969316293818393641629381838238


Careers360: Please share placement statistics with information on the average package, highest and lowest package, number of students placed and details of companies that have recruited.



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Hello there

As you must be knowing that shri sukhmani institute of management (SSIM) offers various post graduation diploma courses in the field of management.Now if I talk about the college then it's overall good in terms of facilities it provides to the students.The classrooms are very good with greatly equipped and the faculty members are also helpful. All facilities here you will be finding who've done their PhD or MPhil.

Now coming to the internships and placements, then in these domains also it is decent I can say. You'll be getting various internships in the summers of minimum of 15-20k which I can say is a decent stipend. And placement wise too it's not very very much but yeah you can get minimum of 15-20 LPA.That totally depends upon your skills.

I hope it helps you!

Thank you!

Hello aspirant,

Total MBBS Seats:150

Hostel Fees:Rs 12,000.

Tuition Fees:CatA(Govt)-Rs 1,11,953; CatB(Management)-Rs 39,00,000; CatC(NRI)-39,00,000.

For further information please contact the official Website.



Dear Archana,

Siva Sivani Institute of Management was established in the year 1992 by Sri.S.P.Sampathy. Institute offers PGDM programme with specialization and is ranked A++ in the country amongst the Best B-Schools as per Business India Survey. Institute is the largest AICTE,NAAC,MHRD approved Autonomous Business school in South India.They offer hostel facilities with mess and wifi in the fees of 175000 .Apart from that they also provides placements facilities for aspirants with more then  70 companies are visited every year  and more then 100-150 aspirants are placed every year .

So if we go through overall then it is good college for both career growth,education and infrastructure facilities  .


Hello student,

S Si M is a private medical college. The campus is very large and the the faculties are good also. The college authority create various kinds of extra curricular activities in their campus also. If you you want to go there I only can suggest you go for the MBBS instead of BDS .hope this will help


The average package for SSIM goes from 4-5.5 lpa. The highest package offered has ranged up-to 11.6 lpa. Deloitte is the mass recruiter which comes for campus placements in the institute. There are various companies which come for placement sessions such as Axis bank,  BAJAJ aliianz, city union bank, etc.
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