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Eligibility:

Candidate should be a Graduate from any statutory university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC and ST) at the graduation level.

Additional note:

a) Candidates appearing for final year examination can also apply, but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC and ST) in the qualifying examination

b) A candidate who has completed qualifying qualification from any Foreign Board/ University must obtain an equivalence certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Reservation Policy:

The following are the reservation rules that shall be followed while admitting Indian students

1. Scheduled Caste : 15%

2. Scheduled Tribe: 7.5%

3. Differently Abled : 3%

4. Kashmiri Migrants: 2 over and above the programme intake.

5. Admissions of all International Students including foreign nationals, PIO & NRI are done through The International Office of Symbiosis International (Deemed University). Kindly refer to www.scie.ac.in

Policy of admission against vacant seats under reserved category

In case some seats remain vacant due to the non-availability of suitable candidates under the category of reservations, then, the information about the vacant seats will be reported to Symbiosis International (Deemed University). With the permission of the Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, the seats will be converted to the general category seats and shortlisted students will be offered these seats.

Documents required by SIU for Confirmation of Eligibility for Post Graduate Programmes

The Indian candidates shall submit the following documents for grant of eligibility for admission to the programmes offered by the University:

  • Self -attested photocopies Statement of marks of all semesters/years of qualifying examination issued by the qualifying Board/Recognized university/ and also by Autonomous colleges, whose degrees are awarded by the Recognized University. In case of any back log admission will be cancelled.
  • Self -attested passing certificate/degree certificate of qualifying examination issued by the Board/ Recognized University/and also by autonomous college whose degrees are awarded by the Recognized University.
  • Candidates seeking admission to undergraduate programme shall submit transfer certificate from the school/ college/ institute last attended as the case may be.
  • Migration certificate in original issued by the Board / Recognized University last attended.
  • Candidates who have obtained degree from Symbiosis International (Deemed University) and are seeking admission to any other programme of Symbiosis International (Deemed University).
  • University are not required to submit Migration certificate. However they shall submit Transfer certificate in original, issued by the constituent of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) last attended.
  • Candidates seeking admission in any part time programme of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) need not submit Migration certificate.
  • Candidate who has gap of one year or more in the continuation of education is required to submit the declaration on an affidavit or in the gap format (available in the Eligibility Rule book at the respective Institute)
  • A Candidate seeking admission against SC/ ST Category shall submit the category certificate issued by the Tehsildar/ Deputy Collector/ Sub Divisional Magistrate of the area or by the competent authority.
  • The candidate applying for admission to any constituent Institute of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) under the Differently Abled (DA) category should produce a certificate fulfilling the requirement of admission under differently abled category (DAC), issued by the competent medical authority based on which provisional admission may be granted.
  • The candidate will have to get the disability authenticated from Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHC), the admission may be considered as regularized only after due authentication by SCHC.
  • A candidate seeking admission under the category of Jammu & Kashmir Migrant in type J1, J2, J3 shall submit the Migrant certificate in original issued by the Government of Jammu & Kashmir.
  • A candidate seeking under Defence category shall submit the authenticated photocopy of Identity card as a proof of dependent of Defence personnel.
  • A candidate shall submit change of name certificate, if his/ her name has been changed due to any reason and is not the same as mentioned in the certificates/ mark sheets of qualifying examination. A copy of Government Gazette in proof of change of name shall be submitted.
  • Candidate who have been awarded diploma by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) approved autonomous polytechnic in Maharashtra state or its equivalent and taking admission to 2nd year of B.Tech Programme of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) shall submit equivalence certificate issued by Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education (MSBTE).
  • The candidates who have been awarded diploma by Government Polytechnic need not submit equivalence certificate.
  • Equivalence certificate: AIU equivalence is required in case of a degree from Foreign University.
  • Experience certificate wherever applicable (For eg: MBA (AB), MBA (EE) programme of SIIB)
  • Registration certificate - Registration certificate wherever applicable. (Applicable in case of MBA (HHM) programme of SIHS)
  • Industry Sponsored letter in case of admission under Industry Sponsored category.

The following two additional documents need to be submitted in conformity with UGC/SIU norms

  • Anti Ragging affidavit duly signed by Student and Parent
  • Indemnification/ Healthcare Undertaking duly signed by Student and Parent

All admission is provisional and will be confirmed only on submission of all documents, verified and approved by SIU eligibility verification team and notification from Registrar's office.

Admission Schedule (2024-2025)

Please read this Application Guide to entry in 2024 carefully to ensure that you provide the correct documents and information. For any further queries do write in to -

admissions@ssispune.edu.in

with the subject line Admission 2024 Query.

Kindly also note the Admission related contact numbers
Telephone: 020 - 26551231, 26551230; Mobile No.: 09075022773
Office Hours- 8.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.(except on Sundays and Holidays)

  • In case the landline is not reachable please call on the mobile number / leave a message or email us your queries.
When to apply

The Symbiosis School of International Studies uses application deadlines and you need to ensure that your application and all supporting documents (if required), are received by 12 noon Indian Standard Time on the deadline date for your application to be considered. The standard application deadlines for entry in M.A(IS) programme of 2024 are as follows:

SSIS: Dates for Admission 2024 M.A.(International Studies)
S.no SSIS ADMISSION 2024: IMPORTANT DATES

Programme Registration Begins

March 15, 2024 –Friday, 12 noon

Last date for Online registration 

June 30, 2024 – Sunday, 12 noon

Last Date for payment of Registration fees

June 30, 2024 – Sunday, 12 noon

Entrance Test

N.A

Announcement of the Shortlist for Personal Interaction –Phase 1

May 25, 2024– Saturday (3 p.m.)

PI Phase 1 slot booking

May 28, 2024 (3 p.m.)- May 29, 2024

(3 p.m.)

Personal Interaction (PI)–Phase 1

May 31st -1st June, 2024 ( Friday- Saturday)

Announcement of First Merit list

June 7, 2024- Friday, 3 p.m.

Last date for payment of fees for candidates in the first merit list

June 22, 2024- Saturday, 2 p.m.

Announcement of Second Merit list

June 26, 2024- Wednesday, 3 p.m.

* If seats are vacant subsequent merit list will be declared.

 

Last date for payment of fees for candidates in the second merit list

July 12, 2024- Friday, 2 p.m.

Announcement of Shortlist for Personal Interaction Phase 2

July 02, 2024- Tuesday, 2 p.m.

PI Phase 2 slot booking

July 03, 2024 (2 p.m.)- July 04, 2024 (2 p.m.)

Personal Interaction (PI)– Phase 2

July 5-6, 2024 (Friday- Saturday)

Announcement of Third Merit list

July 12, 2024 – Friday, 12 noon

Last date for payment of fees for candidates in the third merit list

July 26, 2024 – Friday, 12 noon

Announcement of Fourth Merit list (waitlisted candidates, if any)

July 30, 2024 – Tuesday, 12 noon

* If seats are vacant subsequent merit list will be declared.

Last date for payment of fees for candidates in the Fourth Merit list

Aug 14, 2024 – Tuesday, 12 noon

Programme Commencement

August 19, 2024– Monday

* Dates are tentative

Fee structure 2024

Symbiosis School of International Studies, Pune

Approved Fee Structure for Batch 2024-2026 in the Academic Year 2024-2025-INDIAN STUDENTS


(Annexure I)

Programme Fees For Master of Arts (International Studies)1st Year Academic Year 2024-25 (Amount in ₹)
Academic Fees (Per Annum)3,33,000
Institute Deposit (Refundable)20,000
Installments for Programme Fees For Master of Arts (International Studies) (Indian Students)1st Year (Amount in ₹)2nd Year (Amount in ₹)
1st Installment2nd Installment1st Installment2nd Installment
Academic Fees (Per Annum)1,66,5001,66,5001,66,5001,66,500
Institute Deposit (Refundable)20,000---
Installment1,86,5001,66,5001,66,5001,66,500
Last date of paymentAt the time of Admission25-Nov-202425-Jun-202525-Nov-2025
**Hostel & Mess Fees
(subject to change in campusand accommodation type wise ,e.g. Twin Sharing, Triple Sharing)
(The fees indicated herein are for Viman Nagar Campus Only)
Amount in ₹
Mess Fees (Per Annum) @94,500
Hostel Deposit (Refundable)15,000
Hostel Fees (Different, Subject to Sharing, Per Annum) @ 
Twin Sharing1,59,500
Three Sharing1,33,500

**Hostel and Mess Fees for the subsequent year would be communicated before commencement of the next academic year.

@ Hostel and Mess Fees can be increased up to 10% each year. Government taxes would be additional as and when applicable.


Symbiosis School of International Studies, Pune

Approved Fee Structure for Batch 2024-2026 in the Academic Year 2024-2025-INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Note: International students are admitted from two categories and the fees for each are given below

(a) NRI, PIO, OCI Category

(b) Forgin National Category


(Annexure II)

(a) Fees Payable by the students taking admission in NRI, PIO, OCI Category.

Programme Fees For Master of Arts (International Studies) Student taking admission in
(a)NRI, PIO, OCI Category 1st Year 2024-25 Amount in US$
Academic Fees (Per Annum) $6,400
Academic Fees (Per Annum) to be paid (A) $6,400
Institute Deposit (Refundable) (B) $275
Administrative Fees (Non Refundable) to be paid (C) $550
Total fees to be paid (D)=(A+B+C) $7,225

(a) Installment For Master of Arts (International Studies)
Students taking Admission in NRI, PIO, OCI, Category
1st Year (Amount in $) 2nd Year (Amount in $)
1st Installment2nd Installment3rd Installment 1st Installment2nd Installment
Administrative Fees (Non Refundable)$550----
Academic Fees (Per Annum)$540$2,930$2,930$3,200$3,200
Institute Deposit (Refundable)$275----
Installment$1,365$2,930$2,930$3,200$3,200
Last date of paymentAt the time of acceptance of 'Offer Letter' At the time of Reporting to SCIE 25-Nov-2024 25-Jun-2025 25-Nov-2025

**Hostel and Mess Fees
(subject to change in campusand accommodation type wise ,e.g. Twin Sharing, Triple Sharing) (The fees indicated herein are for Viman Nagar Campus Only)
Student taking admission in
(a) NRI, PIO, OCI Category 1st Year 2024-25 Amount in US$
Mess Fees (Per Annum) @$1,250
Hostel Deposit (Refundable)$200
Hostel Fees (Different, Subject to Sharing, Per Annum) @ 
Twin Sharing$2,050
Three Sharing$1,750

**Hostel and Mess Fees for the subsequent year would be communicated before commencement of the next academic year.

@ Hostel and Mess Fees can be increased up to 10% each year. Government taxes would be additional as and when applicable.


(b) Fees Payable by the students taking admission in Foreign National Category.

Programme Fees For Master of Arts (International Studies) Student taking admission in
(b)Foreign National Category 1st Year 2024-25 Amount in US$
Academic Fees (Per Annum) $6,400
Less: Symbiosis Golden jubilee Scholarship to Foreign National Students # $4,450
Academic Fees (Per Annum) to be paid (A) $1,950
Institute Deposit (Refundable) (B) $275
Administrative Fees (Non Refundable) $550
Less: 50% Fees Concession on Administative Fees $275
Administrative Fees (Non Refundable) to be paid (C) $275
Total fees to be paid (D)=(A+B+C) $2,500

(b) Installment For Master of Arts (International Studies)
Students taking Admission in Foreign Nationals Category
1st Year (Amount in $) 2nd Year (Amount in $)
1st Installment2nd Installment3rd Installment 1st Installment2nd Installment
Administrative Fees (Non Refundable) ##$275----
Academic Fees (Per Annum)$815$568$567$975$975
Institute Deposit (Refundable)$275----
Installment$1,365$568$567$975$975
Last date of paymentAt the time of acceptance of 'Offer Letter' At the time of Reporting to SCIE 25-Nov-2024 25-Jun-2025 25-Nov-2025

**Hostel and Mess Fees
(subject to change in campusand accommodation type wise ,e.g. Twin Sharing, Triple Sharing)
(The fees indicated herein are for Viman Nagar Campus Only)
Student taking admission in
(b) Foreign NRI, PIO, OCI Category 1st Year 2024-25 Amount in US$
Mess Fees (Per Annum) @$625
Hostel Deposit (Refundable)$200
Hostel Fees (Different, Subject to Sharing, Per Annum) @ 
Twin Sharing$650
Three Sharing$650

Note:

# ONLY Foreign National Students taking Admission in the year 2024 for the Batch 2024-2026, will be eligible for the Symbiosis Goden Jubilee Scholarship. Designed to celebrate 50 glorious years of Symbiosis being established to offer quality education to foreign students, these include:

(1) 100 Symbiosis Golden Jubilee Academic Scholarships with need-based reduced hostel fees for foreign national students from developing African-Asian countires.

(2) 100 Golden Jubilee Free-ships for academiclly and financially deserving foreign national students from conflict ridden/war affected regions by giving them an opportunity to study at SIU by covering not only the cost of all academic fees but also the hostel and mess/food fees (lodging and boarding).

(3) Concessional Hostel fees are applicable to Foreign National students @ 650$ per annum.

(4) Concessional Mess fees are applicable to Foreign National students @50% as mentioned above.


**Hostel and Mess ees for the susbsequent year would be communicated before commencement of the next academic year.

@ Hostel and Mess Fees can be increased up to 10% each year.Government taxes would be additional as and when applicable.

# # 50% Concession wil be given only to the Foreign National students on Administrative Fees.

ENTRANCE TEST: PI

As a non – SNAP institute, Personal Interaction (PI) is the activity of selection process for the M.A. (International Studies) course offered by Symbiosis School of International Studies (SSIS). After successful online registration and payment of fee, subject to fulfilment of admission criteria, shortlisted candidates would be notified of the call for PI via email. They would need to select the preferred slot, as mentioned in the communication and follow the instructions provided in the call letter.

The PI will be conducted online. The link will be shared with candidates prior to the PI depending on the slot booked.

  • Personal Interaction (PI)
  • The applicant will be facing an interview conducted by a panel that consists of at least two members. The interview would cover general awareness, clarity of thought and articulation, logical reasoning, learning orientation, motivation, extracurricular activities, specific field of interest, communication and soft skills and over all personality.
  • Maximum Score
  • Maximum score for PI will be 100 marks.
  • PI Centre
    For 2024 Admissions, the entrance test is online PI. Candidates are not required to report to campus for entrance test.
  • The candidates would need to report on time for the Online PI and scan and email to the SSIS Admissions Team, the essential documents for eligibility verification. The documents include:
    • PI Call Letter
    • Self-Attested Copy of Photo identity (Std. XII Admit Card/ Driving license/Passport)
    • Self-Attested Copy of Category certificate (Caste, Differently Abled, Kashmiri migrants) (If Applicable)
    • Self-Attested Copy of Std. X Mark sheet.
    • Self-Attested Copy of Std. XII Mark sheet.
    • Self-Attested Copy of Graduation Mark sheet. (If available)
    • Other certificates for extracurricular activities (to be shown during PI, if required)
  • Admission Feedback Form
  • Candidates would need to fill up the feedback form, which will be shared online, post the PI.
  • General Information
    • Please test the connection and mic.s etc to ensure a seamless online PI.
    • The decision of the panel is final and binding and no enquiries will be entertained.

International Students

Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE) handles all subject matters relating to admissions of International Students to the constituent institutes of Symbiosis International (Deemed University). Categories listed under International Students Admissions are as follows:

Foreign National (FN):

A student is eligible to apply as a Foreign National (FN) if he/she holds a foreign passport.

Person of Indian Origin (PIO):

A student is eligible to apply as a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) if he/she has a PIO card and is a citizen of a country other than India.

Non Resident Indian (NRI):

(At Postgraduate Level)
A student is eligible to apply as a Non Resident Indian (NRI) if he/she has appeared either for the 10+2 examination (equivalent to the Indian 12th) or Graduation outside India. It is mandatory for one of the two qualifying examinations to be given outside India. International students are able to apply online and need only come to India when his/her application is shortlisted for the chosen programme. The application procedure consists of 15 simple steps; it begins with a basic eligibility check of important documents to be submitted and concludes with the final payment confirming admission.

For detailed information and online registration, please visit www.scie.ac.in

Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE)
International Initiatives:
Payments:

The hostel seats at Symbiosis Hostel (VimanNagar - old and new campus), are limited in number and are allotted on first come- first serve basis. There is a strict code of conduct practised at all Symbiosis Hostels. Students wishing to stay in any wing of Symbiosis Hostel, Viman nagar will have to abide by the code of conduct.


HOSTEL DETAILS VIMANNAGAR CAMPUS

1. The following five hostels have been earmarked for students taking admission in the first year:

(a) Daisy -3 x sharing for Girls located at a distance of 1 km from the Old Vimannagar campus & 300 mtrs from the New Vimannagar campus.
(b) Orchid -2 x sharing for Girls co located with Daisy.
(c) Daffodil - 2 x sharing for Girls located at a distance of 300 mtrs from the Old Vimannagar campus.
(d) Tulip- 3 x sharing for Girls located in the New Vimannagar campus
(e) Kopou - 3 x sharing for Boys located at a distance of 600 mtrs from the Old Vimannagar
campus & 1 Km from the New Vimannagar campus.

2. The seats of the hostels are limited in number and are allotted on first cum first serve basis. All correspondence is by e-mail. The contact E- mail IDs are: -

(a) samir.pawar@symbiosis.ac.in
(b) accounts.svnc@symbiosis.ac.in
(c) guruprasad.sawant@symbiosis.ac.in
(d) sani.sathe@symbiosis.ac.in
(e) admin.svc@symbiosis.ac.in - only cc

3. Hostel allotment will be done only on submission of “Proof of Admission” i.e. College fee receipt by mail at the above mentioned mail ids

4. The following numbers be contacted for hostel related queries on any working day and in office timings (08:30hrs to 16:30hrs)

(a) 020 – 26557161/163/
(b) 020 – 26557176/177

4. Each student staying in the room of the hostel is provided with the following items: -

(a) Bed with mattress
(b) Cupboard
(c) Writing table and Chair
(d) Book rack
(e) Soft board
(g) Attached toilet/bathroom

5. Bus services are provided for students staying in Daisy/Orchid hostel only for commuting to and fro to the Institutes and back, other hostels are within walking distance.

6. Guest room facilities are available for parents visiting the Institutes or coming to meet their wards. Contact details are: -
(a) Mr. Arvind Wandkar --- guestroomf.svnc@symbiosis.ac.in ---- 020 26551378
(b) Ms. Vrushali --- daisy.svochwarden@symbiosis.ac.in ---- 8087085041
(c) Ms. Varsha --- orchid.svochwarden@symbiosis.ac.in ---- 8087085042

7. Contact details of Campus Administrator: 020 26557154 - admin.svc@symbiosis.ac.in & 020-26551301-campusadmin.newsvc@symbiosis.ac.in & 020-26522101-campusadmin.ishanya@symbiosis.ac.i

Examination



SSIS is guided by the SIU examination policy and rules in the conduct of examination.

CBCS: Choice Based Credit System.As per the CBCS, grade point will be allotted to each letter grade on a 10 point grade scale with grades denoted by letters O, A+, A, B+, B, C, P, F and AB.

Examination: It is the entire session of assessment carried at SSIS and the university level which includes both continuous and term-end evaluation

Examination Session: It is the time slot assigned for a particular examination. Generally there shall be two sessions per day , however additional sessions might be conducted with prior permission.

Examination Season : The academic year is divided into two examination seasons – October Season and April Season. All examinations held between September to December will be counted as held in October Season. All examinations held between January to June will be counted as held in April Season.

Evaluation: The evaluation includes continuous and term end evaluations. The term end evaluation, summative in nature, is conducted by the University at the end of every term. The continuous evaluation pattern, formative in nature, aims at multi- level assessment and is spread across the term. Passing in a course means securing 40% of absolute marks in each of the heads of Continuous evaluation and Term end examination.

Course Not Granted (CNG): Minimum 75 % attendance is mandatory for a student to be eligible for appearing in the term-end examination of a particular course. If the course attendance is below 75% then the student will not be granted the permission to appear for the examination of the concerned course. If cumulative attendance for all courses of the semester is more than 75% CNG should not be given.

Term not Granted (TNG): Minimum 75% attendance is mandatory for all the students to be eligible to appear for the external examination of all courses of the term . If the aggregate attendance is below 75% then the student will not be granted the permission to appear for the term-end examination.

ATKT ( Allowed to keep Term ) Rules: A student cannot appear for end Semester 3 exams if he/ she has CGPA less than 4.00 up to Semester -1 irrespective of number of backlogs in Semester I. He/she cannot appear for end Semester 4 exams if he/ she has CGPA less than 4.00 up to Semester -2 irrespective of number of backlogs in Semester II.

Validity of terms: The students admitted to all post graduate programmes of the University, will be allowed to keep terms for a period of one year from the date of admission beyond the normal period of the programme, i.e. the students joining a two years programme must complete the programme in three years from the date of admission.

You can download the Examination Department PDF here for more information.

For further details visit SIU website

Date Day On account of
01-Jan-2024 Monday New Year Day
15-Jan-2024 Monday Makar Sankranti
26-Jan-2024 Friday Republic Day
25-Mar-2024 Monday Holi / Dhulivandan
09-Apr-2024 Tuesday Gudhipadwa / Ugadi
11-Apr-2024 Thursday Ramzan - Eid
01-May-2024 Wednesday Maharashtra Day
15-Aug-2024 Thursday Independence Day
19-Aug-2024 Monday Rakshabandhan
07-Sep-2024 Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi
17-Sep-2024 Tuesday Anant Chaturdashi
02-Oct-2024 Wednesday Gandhi Jayanti
12-Oct-2024 Saturday Dussehra
28-Oct-2024 to 03-Nov-2024 Monday to Sunday Diwali
25-Dec-2024 Wednesday Christmas
New Year Day and Holidays that fall on Sunday have not been mentioned in the list