[2013-2015] SCIT Aspirants Queries and Discussions

Hello everyone, I am initiating this thread for all those who aspire to pursue their Masters in Business Management at the most prestigious IT-B School in India - Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology, Pune. SCIT, a constituent of Symb…

Hello everyone, I am initiating this thread for all those who aspire to pursue their Masters in Business Management at the most prestigious IT-B School in India - Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology, Pune.

SCIT, a constituent of Symbiosis International University (SIU) offers 2-year full time residential Master of Business Administration (MBA - ITBM) programmes. The institute offers a perfect blend of Business and Technology with its flexible curriculum and the stress upon the Business Management in the Information Technology domain.

Programme Objective : MBA in Information Technology Business Management (ITBM) aims at developing Management professionals for IT Businesses. The programme builds Management skills and reinforces IT skills to create Leaders and Entrepreneurs in IT products & services domain. This programme will also enable students to gain in depth knowledge in the niche elective categories and courses viz. Information Security Management, IT Infrastructure Management, Software Solutions Management , and Systems.

Information Security Management addresses designing, developing & evaluating security solutions towards an information-secure and compliant organization.

IT Infrastructure Management aims at proposing, managing contemporary and integrated IT infrastructure solutions adhering to standards & compliances.

Software Solutions Management's main focus is on proposing, designing and delivering quality software solutions in a changing technical & business environment.

Systems looks at mapping clients expectations with project deliverables towards managing and delivering quality compliant and innovative IT products and services..

Programme Pattern: Total 4 semesters with industry internship after the first year. Each semester has Core Courses which are mandatory and Elective Courses which could be chosen from 4 different categories viz. Information Security Management , IT Infrastructure Management, Software Solutions Management , and Systems.

This thread offers an ideal opportunity for a healthy interaction with the current students of the institute. You are free to address any queries related to SCIT on this forum. Common topics which would be discussed here would be regarding the admission process, GD/PI related, academics, infrastructure, faculty or the like... So, please begin shooting your queries. We would be more than happy to answer them, thus providing you valuable insights into this esteemed institution.

For further details, please visit our website: www.scit.edu

We wish you all the very best and hope to guide you well throughout your journey

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Here are few FAQs & As on SNAP 2012 / SCIT Admissions Queries 2013-15

1. In which format will SNAP score be declared?
SNAP Score will be declared as a percentile to all candidates. Section wise percentage scores (as a percentage of the highest score in the section and not as a percentage of the maximum marks of the section) will be given to all candidates.

2. On what basis will the applicant be called for GE-PI?
Applicants will be called for GE-PI purely based on SNAP percentile scores.
3.How is the final merit score calculated for admission into MBA(ITBM) 2013 -2015 programme?
The final merit score will be calculated based on the following:
Parameter - Marks
SNAP score - 180 Marks scaled down to 40 Marks
Attributes (Based on performance in Class 10, Class 12, Graduation and relevant Work Experience) - 20 Marks
Group Excercise - 20 Marks
Personal Interview - 20 Marks
Total - 100 Marks
4. Will SNAP be based only on aptitude test and general knowledge?
SNAP Question Paper will have questions pertaining to diverse areas like Commerce, IT, Media, Science, Management, Aptitude, General Knowledge etc, for exact details visit www.snaptest.org
5. What was the SNAP 2011 cut off for SCIT?
Many students aspire to get into SCIT and there are thousands of aspirants who apply to SCIT so as to fulfill their dream and only a few selected get the opportunity to join SCIT to pursue MBA( ITBM) program. For the admission 2013 i.e. SNAP 2012 the SNAP scores will be declared as percentile and hence it does not make any sense to look at scores of SNAP 2011.
6. How do I get an admission in SCIT?
You first need to give SNAP test and apply online to register for admission to SCIT. If you get the required cut off score, you would then be called for the GE / PI Process. Please refer to admissions pages of the website.

7. What are the eligibility criteria for the MBA-ITBM programme?
Graduates with minimum 50% marks from any recognized university are eligible to admission in SCIT's MBA-ITBM. Candidates are required to be conversant in IT. For more information on eligibility, please refer to eligibility details in admissions.
8. What is the pattern of the written test for admission?
For more details on SNAP please contact Symbiosis Test Secretariat Phone: 020-39116226 / 27 Telefax: 020-39116228 Email: [email protected] Web site: www.snaptest.org
9. What is the format of the SNAP Test?
The SNAP test is similar to any other postgraduate management entrance test. The test is of an objective type. For further details, please refer to www.snaptest.org
10. Whom do I contact for SNAP Test details?
For more details on SNAP please contact Symbiosis Test Secretariat Phone: 020-39116226 / 27 Telefax: 020-39116228 Email: [email protected] Web site: www.snaptest.org
11. On what parameters are candidates short-listed?
Candidates are short-listed based on their SNAP percentile.

12. Is the institute €™s MBA Programme recognized by UGC or by AICTE?
SCIT is a constituent of Symbiosis International Deemed University established under section 3 of University Grants Commission Act, 1956 vide notification No. F.9- 12/2001-U.3 of the Government of India. and notification No. SIDU/28/131 dated 18th Dec 2006. The programmes offered by SCIT are therefore in compliance with UGC norms.
13. Is the institute NAAC accredited?
Symbiosis International (Deemed University) of which SCIT is a Constituent has been awarded Grade A by NAAC in January 2009.

14. What is the difference between the SCIT MBA programmes and MCA?
SCIT MBA programs and MCA are different. SCIT MBA in Information Technology Business Management (ITBM) is a 2-year residential Post Graduate Degree Programme which aims at developing Management professionals for IT Businesses and its specialized streams. The programme builds Management skills and reinforces IT skills to create Leaders, Managers & Entrepreneurs in IT products & services domain. This programme will also enable students to gain in depth knowledge of the niche areas of IT Businesses. MCA is a 3-year course, Masters in Computer Applications offered by some Universities. For further details on this, please contact us at: [email protected]cit.edu

15. Do all students get hostel facilities?
MBA is a residential 2-year postgraduate programme. Students get to stay in a 5 - acre campus in the Pune Infotech Park, which houses a swimming pool, cafeteria, mess, gymnasium, health Centre, general store and beautifully landscaped lawns. The SCIT campus provides a highly conducive and stimulating environment to all its students.
16. Is there any transport facility provided?
Since this is a residential programme, care is taken to provide all amenities and facilities on campus. Besides this, there are shuttle services from the campus to the city at regular intervals that carry students to and fro from early morning till late in the night. PMPML buses are also there from Infosys circle to the city.
17. Is there any specialization offered by SCIT in its MBA-ITBM Programme?
Yes. A single degree programme viz. MBA (ITBM) is offered by SCIT with a flexible elective structure. Students, who wish to further specialize, can choose requisite number of courses from the elective category of their choice to specialize in the category. The electives can therefore be chosen from Information Security Management, IT Infrastructure Management, Software Solutions Management, Systems
18. How can I select a specialization?
Go through courses offered in an elective/specialization course category. On joining the programme, SCIT will provide more information on courses and counseling sessions would take place. If you already know your choice you could start taking courses in the elective category of your choice from the first semester itself.
19. What is a core course?
The Curriculum of ITBM is a blend of Core Courses & Elective Courses.
Core Courses cover all the general MBA courses & as well as few IT related courses.
All core courses are mandatory.
20. What is an elective course?
Elective courses form part of the Specializations. Students are free to choose elective courses across the specializations.
21. How many credits/ courses can I take in a semester?
Total number of credits required for MBA is 103 credits. On an average 20 to 25 credits could be taken in one semester. Industry internship carries 10 credits that are mandatory.
22. What is a credit point?
Credit points determine the importance of a course in the scheme of the overall degree proagramme depending on its importance, complexity and depth. Total number of credits for MBA is 103. A credit point also defines the number of contact hours and the maximum number of marks assigned to a course. Eg 1 credit course means 15 clock hours of contact sessions and 50 marks of evaluation. Similarly 2 credit course means 30 clock hours of contact sessions and 100 marks of evaluation.
23. What is the fee structure for 2013-15?
Please look at the details of the fee structure on the admission pages of the website.
24. Does the institute provide placement and internships to students?
SCIT's placement record so for has been exemplary, even during recession year 2008-09 & the economic slowdown of 2001-2002. Even during internship, our students have delivered well in revenue earning projects. Our recruiters include giants like Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PWC, Wipro, TCS, Infosys, Amex and many more.

Hi Guys,

This is Manoj. Can you please tell me what is the difference between SICSR and SCIT?
Which is better between SICSR & SCIT.?
What are subjects for SCIT..?
How much will be total Fees for SCIT 2 years..?

Please reply me guys..!

Thanks in advance

Hi guys,

What is the total average package provided for SCIT experienced students??
Hi Do i need to apply for snap and SCIT at the same time or i can apply for SCIT once i appear for snap.Looking forward to your reply.Thanking you in advance
@Manojp24 Hi Manoj

The Course & its Curriculum is different for SCIT & SICSR.

SCIT MBA - IT Business Management: http://www.scit.edu/academics.php
SCIT's Course Curriculum has a blend of both Technical & Managerial Courses. Also, you are free to choose a specialization among Information Security, IT Infrastructure Management, Systems & Software Solutions Management.

SCIT MBA ITBM - 2 Year Total Fee would be close to 7.5L.


Highest annual compensation(Domestic) INR 12.50 lakhs
Average annual compensation Freshers INR 6.86 lakhs
Average annual compensation for experienced INR 7.50 lakhs

Last Date for SNAP Registration is November 23, 2012.
Last Date for SCIT Registration is December 26, 2012.
SNAP Test is on December 16, 2012

You can apply for SCIT after writing SNAP as well.


Can a Commerce background candidate apply to SCIT or only IT guys apply to the same..?
Is GD & PI of SCIT / SICSR hard..? Can a average guy Crack it..?

Please reply me guys..!

Thanks a ton...! :-)

Hi guys. I m interested in applying for SCIT. But i have an aggre of 57.33 in engg so should i apply to SCIT. Does work ex is considered by SCIT??

Reply asap guys..


@sushantp777 Hi dude,
I think 55+ grauation wont create any issue. Even I have second class in HSC. Just try to kill SNAP & GD , PI.
If you have work ex then it will be advantage..(but if u dont have then still no issues..)
Have u applied to SICSR (Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research)??

@Manojp24 Students from all backgrounds can apply for SCIT. We have students from commerce background too in our batch. All you need to have is an inclination and interest towards Information Technology.

Key to GDPI of SCIT or any other college is simple, keep your self calm and convey your ideas in the GD and strong basics of your engineering/IT & maybe related to workex should be enough for PI.
@sushantp777 There is no Graduation % Cut off as such for SCIT, it will evaluated during your GDPI only. Work Experience & Extra Curriculars are considered during Personal Interview Stage.
@SreeSharan.s : Thanks for the reply , i had another doubt in my mind though this would be a bit early to ask what if i am interested in 2 areas of specialisation lets say Infosec and Infra can i take apply for both
@Manojp24 : No i havent applied to any of the colleges.. But wanna apply to two colleges atleast. So i was thinking to apply to SCIT and SCMHRD.. Wat about SICSR? And thanks for the reply..


my profile is as follows, pl tel the chances
10th: 88%
12th: 81%
graduation (B.tech in IT): 80.33%
currently in final year... good enough extra-activities... but what worries me is that i do not have work-ex...but yes, i have made 2 small projects in CMS and wil hav 6months ,6days a week industrial training where i ll be doing a live project... i am really interested to get in scit...

So, is my profile lil bit pleasing ?

@sushantp777 Hi dude, SICSR is also good college. Becoz i have checkd it syallabus and it is combination of Management + Technical. Since I am into technical I think its good for us..!
So if u want you can apply SICSR also. I have applied to SICSR and SCHMRD. and also applying to SCIT.
Think about it... All d best..! :-)

@Praveen28 Yes you are free to select elective courses from different specializations.