Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Shailesh J. Mehta, School of Management
IIT Bombay
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Admissions FAQs

General Queries

1. What is the degree offered by SJMSOM?

The degree being offered is the 2 year full time "Master of Management" program of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

2. Does SJMSOM apply sectional cut-off?

SJMSOM hasnn't applied sectional cut-off in the past.

3. Do we have to choose a specialization in second year or is it a general MBA?

It is a general management program. You have the option of choosing electives from SJMSOM as well as other departments in IITB based on your interest.

4. How is the faculty: student ratio at SOM?

There are 23 "Core Faculty" for about 220 students which works out to a faculty: student ratio of about 1:10. If one includes the visiting faculty, the ratio will be better.

5. How is the student/faculty exchange program at SOM?

SJMSOM does have an active "Student exchange program", the universities being all those with which IIT Bombay has an MoU with. Efforts are also on to develop a fully functional "Student Exchange Program". We do have faculty exchange program with a few universities (refer website for details); many faculty travel internationally for research. In addition to this, the International Relations team is working towards organizing study tours for select students every year.

6. Is there any Scholarship scheme running for the students?

Yes, there are few scholarships being offered in SJMSOM. Based on the student’s performance in the semester exams approximately 20% of the students are beneficiary of the various scholarship which comes from various endowment funds (like that of ICICI, etc). Besides, a few other scholarships are available centrally from IIT-B. SC and ST candidates are exempted from paying the tuition fees.

7. Does the college help in getting loan for fees?

We go for link ups with a few banks during admissions. Last year, we collaborated with State Bank of India. This year also we have collaborated with State Bank of India. We have State Bank of India, I.I.T.  Powai Branch in our campus. SBI has one Education Loan Scheme exclusively for reputed institutes like SJMSOM & IIT Bombay, named “SBI Scholar Loan”. It’s a pre-approved loan scheme subject to submission of required documents by students. The loan is sanctioned in the campus branch itself. It is totally collateral free loan, no processing fees, lower interest rate, and interest subsidy during moratorium period whose family income is below 4.50 lacs, etc. The first semester fees already paid to institute is also reimbursable. For more features & details, you can check out this document & visit bank website www.sbi.co.in.

8. Can we pursue executive MBA from SJMSOM?

IIT Bombay’s SJMSOM has an executive MBA program, jointly with the Washington University at St. Louise, USA.  Eligibility and other norms of that are different. We also offer MDP programs from time to time in specific domains/topics of management.  Details can be found from the website.

Admission Form Related Queries

9. What qualifying degree should a dual degree student write in the application form?

You have to write B.Tech/B.E. degree as your qualifying degree. However, you are supposed to mention your 5th year marks in the form in case of a dual degree.

10. What grade should a dual degree student put in undergraduate marks & post-graduate marks?

Refer to the above answer.

11. I have CPI out of 10 & not percentage as final score. Should I convert my CGPA into percentage & fill in?

No. If the original grade card mentions CPI, one should always mention CPI and never as percentage. Even if your college gives you a conversion card between % and CPI one should mention the original Percentage or CPI as mentioned in the mark-sheet and grade card.

12. Who will handle queries regarding form filling?

Refer to the email id given on the website.

13. What is the eligibility criterion for applying?

For Domestic candidates

Applicant must possess one of the following qualifications:

1] A four year Bachelor Degree or a Masters Degree in any discipline with first class or 60% marks (55% for SC/ST) in aggregate (including all years/semesters) or minimum CPI of 6.5 (6 for SC/ST) out of 10

2] CA/ICWA, with a first class Bachelors Degree in any discipline (60% marks (55% for SC/ST)) in aggregate (including all years/semesters) or minimum CPI of 6.5 (6 for SC/ST) out of 10

3] Those appearing for the final degree examination can also apply. The admission in such cases will be subject to their fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria as stated in (1) or (2) at the time of joining the course.

To check Admission Criteria, Click HERE

For International candidates

For the purpose of application, international applicant is one who holds a foreign passport,  or has Indian passport but is studying/working abroad continuously for more than or equal to two years (as on 30 Sept. 2014).

1] A four year Bachelor Degree or a Masters Degree in any discipline with first class or 60% marks (55% for SC/ST) in aggregate (including all years/semesters) or minimum CPI of 6.5 (6 for SC/ST) out of 10

2]   CA/ICWA, with a first class Bachelors Degree in any discipline (60% marks (55% for SC/ST) in aggregate (including all years/semesters) or minimum CPI of 6.5 (6 for SC/ST) out of 10

3] Those appearing for the final degree examination can also apply. The admission in such cases will be subject to their fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria as stated in (1) or (2) at the time of joining the course.

4] One who holds a foreign passport and does not have Indian passport, should have cleared TOEFL or IELTS.

WAT/PI & Final selection related queries

14. What was the last year minimum GMAT score for the Shortlisted NRI Candidate? Also are NRI Candidates exempted from attending WAT/PI?

There is no minimum GMAT score requirement for NRI/Foreign national. Everyone with a valid GMAT score can apply. Based on the no. of applications, the faculty chooses the best few profiles. About WAT/PI: NRI candidates don’t have a WAT but a PI. If the candidate is not in Mumbai then the panel does a telephonic interview. If the candidate is in Mumbai and can attend the interview in SJMSOM then he/she is asked to do that.

15. How many seats are reserved for sponsored candidates?

There is no fixed number of seats for sponsored candidates. However, we do have an upper limit which is decided by the administrative council every year.

16. What are the selection criteria for getting a WAT/PI call?

The CAT percentile is the criteria considered for the WAT/PI call.
JMET (Joint Management Entrance Test) is discontinued from 2011. Candidates have to appear for CAT (Common Admission Test) conducted by IIMs

17. How are the cut offs for WAT/PI calls decided?

The cut-offs are decided by the faculty every year.

18. What is the proposed intake for 2016 batch?

The total number of seats this year is 123.

19. Are calls given based on profile or only based on CAT marks?

Please refer to question number 16

20. When is the WAT/PI process for domestic and international candidates conducted?

The dates for WAT/PI have not been finalized yet. Last year the process happened during the first two weeks of March. The process for NRI candidates is done after the process for domestic candidates and not simultaneously.

21. Has the number of seats for general category increased from last year?

No change for any category.

22. Will my request for re-scheduling of WAT/PI slot entertained?

Last time it was done. There may be a different process for slotting this time.

23. When will the results of WAT/PI be announced?

The dates are yet to be decided. All the IITs come out with the results in a span of one or two days. This decision is taken jointly by all IITs at a later stage.

Queries related to differentiation of SJMSOM, IITB

What are differentiators of the SJMSOM?

SJMSOM has several elements to support differentiation as a leading management school of India.  One major differentiator is high quality faculty with unique areas of expertize.  Most faculty are very active in research and regularly sharing knowledge through publications.  Such high quality research is perhaps the reason that IIT Bombay, SJMSOM has sustained ranks among Top in India in along with IIMA, IIMB (World University Ranking, 2015). SJMSOM is much lean and younger to aspire quality.

     The other elements include greener ecosystem  (from knowledge creation to technology and venture creation) of IIT Bombay, one of the top universities of India and amongst the best in the world (IITB, 2015). IITB has sustained leadership for decades. Apart from quality labs, IITB has a growing no. of research centers (e.g. Tata Center for Technology and Design) and evolving entreprenurial ecosystem such as technology business incubator (SINE ).  

Are there any unique offerings at SJMSOM?

Due to differentiated research being conducted by many faculty of SJMSOM, students get opportunities to learn new concepts in unique courses.   Warehouse Operations, International Competitiveness, Policy Responses to Climate Change are just examples of many unique courses you can get at SJMSOM; some are not given at any other IIT/IIM.

      Please refer to SJMSOM brochure to get feel for list of unique courses being offered at SJMSOM.

What are other differentiators for SJMSOM?

Linkages with IITB ecosystem provided an opportunity for a capable and committed learner to evolve very different profile for her/himself.  Opportunities are plenty, and you must see for yourself, if you get opportunity to visit us for next phase of selection. Do take advantage of any offer of ‘Campus Tour’ to get feel for the ecosystem and infrastructure for your mind and body. Perhaps, such option of holistic development, is a real differentiator of SJMSOM, IITB.  Improving levels of energy of SJMSOM batches can be seen in ‘Spike – The Sports Club’ that we launched in 2015.  Many of our students train systematically to elevate themselves to levels of biathlon, triathlon, swimmathon to face demands of corporate ladder. Some students and alumni build on further and participate in events such as Mumbai Marathon to emerge as corporate leaders.  Start your practice early on.

What are opportunities for international students?

SJMSOM welcomes capable international students that exceed norms for international students.  While they benefit from learning and research environment of SJMSOM, IITB, they are expected to contribute to program from their international experiences.

What are opportunities to explore research?

IITB, SJMSOM provides an ideal environment to explore research.   Since, several faculty work on emerging research, capable and committed students can look for opportunities from early stage.  Faculty are working on many areas from finance, marketing, management of technology (MoT), operations and OB/HR to emerging areas such as international business (IB) / competitiveness / strategy and innovation.