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Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance, Pune (SSBF)
(Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management)
Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Pune 412115
Tel: (020) 39116284
Fax: (020) 39116022
Website: ssbf.edu.in
Email: [email protected]


Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF), formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management, is a constituent of Symbiosis International University (SIU). SSBF was established in June 2010 to address the growing demand for trained workforce in the Banking and Financial Services (BFS) sector. For decades, Symbiosis has been proactive in understanding the needs of the market and providing trained manpower, thus contributing to the growth and development of the country. Given that a strong and resilient banking system is critical for fuelling and sustaining growth, the importance of having industry-ready manpower cannot be over-emphasized. This programme - MBA (Banking & Finance) has been designed to provide the necessary education and skill-sets to equip students to innovate, manage, lead and take on the challenges of this increasingly complex and dynamic sector. SSBF was adjudged as the Best Emerging Business School by Bloomberg/UTV Excellence Award held on 18th February, 2012 at Mumbai.


To be a globally renowned educational institute engaged in creation and dissemination of knowledge for the Banking & Financial Services domain.


• To provide a teaching-learning environment that encourages socio-cultural diversity amongst students and faculty
• To build capabilities in students and professionals of the BFSI Sector by developing their competencies, skills and values
• To create an environment conducive to research and consulting
• To contribute to community development by spreading financial awareness & education to the economically deprived section of the society

Infrastructure facilities:

Campus & Facilities

SSBF is located at Symbiosis Knowledge Village near Pune. A sprawling, state-of-the-art campus atop a green, picturesque hill, SSBF provides an environment that is conducive to learning and self-development. To enrich the campus experience, Symbiosis offers the finest infrastructure for its students. Ours is a fully Wi-Fi campus.

Class Rooms

The institute has well equipped spacious classrooms that facilitate audio-visual aids and interactive classroom sessions.

Computer Laboratory

A well-equipped Computer lab with LCD projector and internet connection is available for the students to facilitate the teaching learning process.

Learning Resources

A well-stocked library that contains books, journals, magazines and on-line resources.

Outdoor Sports Facilities

The University Sports Board plays a key role in facilitating a number of indoor and outdoor games at the Lavale campus. Campus sports-events is a primary catalyst that brings students of various institutes together building an atmosphere of camaraderie and well-being.

Health Care Centre

Every campus of Symbiosis International University has a healthcare centre with one medical doctor and medical staff. This provides primary medical aid and advice.

Programme offered

The MBA programme in Banking and Finance is a full-time, two-year residential programme.

Apart from the basic courses in the functional areas of management, the intensive curriculum, spread over two years, covers courses specific to the banking and financial services industry such as banking operations, credit management, legal aspects of banking, international finance, risk management, treasury & forex management, financial engineering and analytics to name a few.

The emphasis is on blended learning methodology that combines classroom interaction, self-study modules enriched by research and experiential learning.

On completion of the first year, an internship of about 8 to 10 weeks duration in BFSI sector forms an integral part of the programme. In addition, one project of social relevance and a project in one's own area of interest are mandatory.

This programme has been designed as a contemporary, rigorous and practical source of management education specific to the BFS Industry. It would cater to the growing needs of this sector by providing a pool of talented young executives who would be thoroughly trained and ready to shoulder managerial responsibility in the banking and financial sector.

Apart from the regular curriculum, workshops on HRM, Technical analysis are also embedded in various semesters to make students industry ready. The Institute has tied up with Finitiatives Learning Pvt. Ltd. (FLIP) to provide industry relevant certificates related to banking and finance. Students are also encouraged to do other certifications to acquire special knowledge in their areas of interests.

Career Prospects

The BFSI sector will witness requirements of trained manpower in financial markets. It is projected that more than 100,000,00 jobs will be created in the financial sector by 2020*(Mckinsey Report created for Gujarat International Finance Tech-city). The growing trend will translate into a large requirement of trained personnel who would be able to support this increase in scale and complexity in existing and new domains. In addition, the other constituents of BFS sector like the NBFC s operating in the Capital market, Consultancy and Research firms, would recruit to meet their growing requirements. The gap for trained and industry-ready manpower continues to be the concern for the BFS sector. The ICRA Management Consulting Services (IMaCS) report for National Skill Development on HR & skill development in the BFS & Insurance Sector (2022) has identified the gap between skills required and skills available for ready employment. This report highlights the need for sector specific education and training that will equip new entrants to hit the road running.


The first three batches have passed out and have joined various organisations in the BFSI sector. The recruiters have been public sector banks like State Bank of India, South India Bank, Bank of India, Union Bank of India and Central Bank of India. Even private banks like ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Indus Ind Bank, IDBI Bank, City Union Bank and South Indian Bank. The various other organisations were Capgemini, Avista Advisory group, Credit Capital Research technologies, Sahara Mutual Fund, S & P Capital IQ, Care Ratings, Kotak Securities, Transparent Value, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance and XL Dynamics Ltd.

Eligibility for Admission (Indian students)

Graduates with minimum of 50% marks for General (open) category and 45% marks for students of SC/ST category.

Students awaiting results of the final year examination of graduation can apply but their admission will be provisional and subject to fulfilment of the minimum percentage criterion. Diploma holders are not eligible
Minimum percentage criterion. Diploma holders are not eligible
It is the responsibility of the candidates to ascertain whether they possess the requisite qualificationseligibility for admission. Having been admitted provisionally does not mean acceptance of eligibility. Final eligibility of admission will be decided by Symbiosis International University
Any candidate who has resorted to unfair means to gain admission at any stage of the process will be dismissed as soon as such unfair practices come to light notwithstanding the stage of completion of the programme. The fees paid will not be refunded

Admission (International Students)

Symbiosis International University admits international students through Symbiosis Centre for International Education. All international students aspiring for admission to the institutes of Symbiosis International University are required to contact this office.

Symbiosis Centre for International Education

S.B. Road, Pune 411 004, India
Tel: +91 20 25671905
Fax: +91 20 25659209
Email: [email protected];   [email protected]
Website: scie.ac.in

Important dates related to Institutes



Registration for SSBF begins 3rd September, 2014
Registration for SSBF closes 31st December, 2014
Last date for payment of registration fees for SSBF 6th January, 2015
Announcement of shortlisted candidates for GE-PIWAT 20th January, 2015
GE-PIWAT to be conducted for shortlisted candidates 5th- 8th February, 2015
Announcement of first list of selected candidates 26th February, 2015
Last date of payment of fees for first list of selected candidates       12th March, 2015
Commencement of the programme 1st June, 2015

Contact details

Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance
Gram: Lavale, Taluka: Mulshi, Pune 412115
Tel: (020) 39116284
Fax: (020) 39116022
Website: ssbf.edu.in
Email: [email protected]