Caution Notice


Please read this Application Guide to entry in 2021 carefully to ensure that you provide the correct documents and information. For any further queries do write in to - with the subject line Admission 2021 Query.

Kindly also note the Admission related contact numbers
Telephone: 020 - 26551231, 26551230; Mobile No.: 09075022773
Office Hours- 9 a.m. - 5 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.


Click here for PI Registration

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 2021 are as follows:

Please note that given the Covid-19 crisis we are hosting the admission test via online Personal Interaction (PI) in two phases. SSIS ADMISSION 2021: IMPORTANT DATES
1 Admission Campaign March 22- June 30, 2021
2 Programme Registration Begins March 22 , 2021 – Monday, 12 noon
3 Last date for Online registration  June 30, 2021 – Wednesday, 12 noon
4 Last Date for payment of Registration fees June 30, 2021 – Wednesday, 12 noon
5 Entrance Test N.A
6 Test Result N.A
7 Announcement of the Shortlist for Personal Interaction –Phase 1 May 25, 2021 – Tuesday, 12 noon
8 Personal Interaction (PI)–Phase 1 June 01-02, 2021  (Tuesday- Wednesday)
9 PI( Phase 1) result approvals and eligibility verification June 03-08, 2021
10 Announcement of First Merit list June 09, 2021- Wednesday, 2 p.m.
11 Last date for payment of fees for candidates in the first merit list June 23, 2021- Wednesday, 2 p.m.
12 Announcement of Shortlist for Personal Interaction Phase 2 July 05, 2021– Monday, 12 noon
13 Personal Interaction (PI)– Phase 2 July 12-13 , 2021 (Monday- Tuesday)
14 PI(Phase 2) result approvals and eligibility verification July 14-17, 2021
15 Announcement of Second Merit list July 19, 2021 – Monday, 12 noon
16 Last date for payment of fees for candidates in the second merit list July 31 , 2021 – Saturday, 12 noon
17 Announcement of Third Merit list (waitlisted candidates, if any) Aug 04, 2021 – Wednesday, 12 noon
18 Last date for payment of fees for candidates in the Third Merit list Aug 12, 2021 – Thursday, 12 noon
19 Programme Commencement August 16 , 2021 –Monday

* Dates are tentative

Admission Process Snapshot

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.

After you apply

Symbiosis School of International Studies (SSIS) will authenticate the payment details and will send you an email confirming the payment for SSISPG 2021. If you have submitted a complete application in time for the deadline, comprising all required supporting materials (if required) and payment of the application fee, the school will assess your application and notify you of the outcome of this assessment. If you are shortlisted, you will be required to appear for an entrance test.

For 2021, given the Covid- 19 crisis, we are holding online Personal Interaction (PI) in two phases for the entrance test.


As a non – SNAP institute, PI-WAT is the next 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 - WAT via email. They would need to select the preferred slot. They would need to select the preferred slot as mentioned in the communication and follow the instructions provided in the call letter.

** Given the COVID-19 crisis, the entrance test this year will not comprise of WAT but only the PI.

PI will be conducted in two phases – Phase I (for paid registrations till 18th May 2021, 12 noon) & Phase II (for paid registrations till 30th June 2021, 12 noon)

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. A total of 50 marks have been allotted to Personal Interaction.
  • Written Ability Test (WAT)

    The applicant will also need to take a writing test so that she/he can be assessed in terms of writing skills and critical thinking skill - the ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely in writing. The candidate will be asked to think critically about a given statement/topic and write a unified essay discussing why he/she accepts, rejects, or qualifies it. The task does not presuppose specific knowledge of content areas.

    Evaluation is based on the degree to which the essay fulfils the three key elements of structure, style and content along the following lines. The essay should address the writing task effectively and insightfully, and where appropriate, provide a well-reasoned solution; be well organized, with a clear overall strategy; be fully developed, with pertinent support for ideas presented; be appropriate in style and tone for the intended reader; and display consistent facility with written English (grammar, syntax, vocabulary, punctuation, and spelling).

    • The length of the essay will be limited to 300-400 words (plus/minus 10%).
    • The time allotted for the activity will be half an hour (30 min.s)
    • The WAT would be conducted on paper.
    • The essay will be marked out of 50.
  • Maximum Score
  • Maximum score for PI-WAT will be 100 marks.
  • PI-WAT Centre
    For 2021 Admissions, the entrance test is online PI. Candidates are not required to report to campus for entrance test.
    • SSIS
    • Survey No. 231, 3rd floor,
    • Symbiosis Vimannagar New Campus,
    • Symbiosis Road (Opp. Pune International Airport)
    • Viman Nagar,Pune - 411 014.
    • Maharashtra, India.
  • 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-WAT 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 id="paraf"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.

Fee structure 2021

Complete details of fees for the MA - International Studies at Symbiosis School of International Studies as applicable for Batch-2021-2023 is as under:

Student Category Academic Fee per annum Admin Fees ( Non-refundable) Institute Deposit (Refundable) Total
Indian (INR) 3,03,000.00 N.A. 10,000 3,13,000.00
International(USD equivalent to INR) 4,55,000.00 40, 000.00 10,000 5,05,000

* Hostel and Mess fees are separate

* Academic fees, Hostel fees and mess fees can be increased upto 10% during the period of the programme to cater to any changes, introduction of govt. taxes, as and when applicable.

Hostel & Mess Fees for Indian and International Students (subject to change in campus/ accommodation type for e.g. single/ twin/ triple/ quadruple sharing/ dormitory)) Amount in INR for Indian Students USD equivalent to INR for International Students
Mess Fees (per annum) 64,500 64,500
Hostel Deposit(refundable) 15,000 15,000
Hostel Fees( different; subject to sharing) per annum - -
Twin Sharing 1,14,000 1,14,000
Triple sharing 96,000 96,000

Instalments for Programme fees for M.A.(IS) Students

Particulars Year 1 Year 2
Instalments for Programme fees for M.A.(IS) Indian Students 1st instalment (Amount in INR ) 2nd instalment(Amount in INR ) 3rd instalment(Amount in INR ) 4th instalment(Amount in INR )
Academic Fees per annum 1,51,500.00 1,51,500.00 1,51,500.00 1,51,500.00
Institute Deposit (refundable) 10,000.00 - - -
Hostel Deposit( refundable) 15,000.00 - - -
Hostel Fees (per annum) 48,300.00 48,300.00 ** **
Mess Fees (per annum) 32,250.00 32,250.00 ** **
Instalments 2,57,050.00 2,32,050.00 - -
Last Date/ Due Date for payment of Instalments* At the time of Admission 25th Nov 2021 25th July 2022 25th Nov 2022

*The dates mentioned above are tentative and subject to change

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

Particulars Year 1 Year 2
Instalments for Programme fees for M.A.(IS) International Students 1st instalment (Amount in INR ) 2nd instalment(Amount in INR ) 3nd instalment(Amount in INR ) 4rd instalment(Amount in INR ) 5th instalment(Amount in INR )
Administrative Fees ( non-refundable)# 40,000.00 - - - -
Academic Fees per annum 55,000.00 1,52,500.00 2,47,500.00 2,27,500.00 2,27,500.00
Institute Deposit (refundable) 10,000.00 - - - -
Hostel Deposit( refundable) - 15,000.00 - - -
Hostel Fees (per annum) - 48,300.00 48,300.00 - -
Mess Fees (per annum) - 32,250.00 32,250.00 - -
Instalments 1,05,000.00 2,48,050.00 3,28,050.00 - -
Last Date/ Due Date for payment of Instalments* At the time of Acceptance of Offer Letter At the time of Reporting to SCIE 25th Nov 2021 25th July 2022 25th Nov 2022

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

*The dates mentioned above are tentative and subject to change

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

*** Academic Fees can be increased upto 10% during the period of the programme. Govt Taxes will be additional as and when applicable.



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

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.

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

Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE)
International Initiatives:

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.

Contact details for Hostel related queries:
Col C V Mohan (Retd) , Senior Campus Administrator, SVC, E-mail id:
Mr. Samir Pawar, Hostel I/C Accounts SVC, Accounts Assistant, SVC Main campus: Ph. 020-26557162/163/164/165/155 & 020-26551302/03/04 for F wing only, E-mail id:

Queries can be raised on phones as under:
020-26557164/162/163/165/155 or 0-8087085044/45

Health Center

1 SCHC Emergency no +91-9552589179 (Viman Nagar Campus)
2 SCHC landline no 020- 26551326
3 Email id
4 Medical Officer I/C Dr. Vaishali Kambale, 020-26551327/28

New Symbiosis Viman Nagar Campus (SVC) Office

1 New SVC Campus Admin: - Col. G.S. Radkar (Retd.) 020-26551301
2 New SVC Campus Supervisor: - Mr. N Pawar 020- 26551302
3 Security in Charge: - Mr. S Ukey 020-26551314

Symbiosis Viman Nagar Campus (SVC) Office

1 SVC Office Helpline 020 - 64105763
020 - 64003291
Campus Office, Ground Floor, SID Block
2 SVC Security In-charge 020 - 64103292 Gate No 6, SVC
3 Dr. Priti Chapale, M.O I/C, SCHC (SVC) 020 - 26632484 9552525654

SVC Office Helpline

1 Col C V Mohan (Retd.), Senior Administrator, SVC,
Mobile: 8087085043/8087085044
Contact No.: 020-26557163/162/164
2 Vishal M. Dhumal, Office Assistant,
Mobile: 9623563404
3 Ms. Vrushali Kadam & Ms. Nisha Kalal, Warden, B Wing Girls Hostel.
Mobile: 9011879337/ 9665239481
4 Ms. Nisha Kalal & Sub Maj Baliram Sawant (Retd), Wardens, C Wing Girls Hostel,
Mobile: 9665239481/ 9890912094
5 Mr. Anthony James & Ms. Preksha Akolkar, E Wing Boys Hostel,
Mobile: 9096883291/ 8551841942
6 Caretaker: Ms. Varsha Tikkas, G Wing Girls Hostel,
Mobile: 8087085045 Contact No.: 020-26551301
7 Mr. Sagar Otari, Network Administrator, (Wi Fi)
8 Mr. Amol Lambe, Accounts Assistant, SVC
9 Mr. Vinod Bhagade, Office Assistant, SVC