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.

2. Do we have to choose a specialization in second year or is it a general MBA?
It is a general MBA program. You have the option of choosing electives from SOM as well as other departments in IITB based on your interest. There is no upper limit in terms of "Seats" for any electives.

3. How is the student/faculty ratio at SOM?
There are 23 "Permanent" faculty for 240 students which works out to a faculty ratio of 1:10. If one includes the visiting faculty, the ratio will be better.

4. 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). In addition to this, the International Relations team is working towards organizing study tours for all students every year.

5. 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.

6. 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.


7. Can we pursue executive MBA from SJMSOM?
As of now we don't offer any part time or executive MBA program. However we do offer MDP program from time to time which deals with specific domains/topic of management and whose details can be found from the website.



Admission Form Related Queries

8. 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.

9. What grade should a dual degree student put in undergraduate marks & post-graduate marks?
Refer to the above ans.

10. 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.

11. Who will handle queries regarding form filling?
Refer to the email id given on the website.

12. What is the eligibility criterion for applying?

For Domestic candidates

An undergraduate degree or equivalent (as defined by Association of Indian Universities (http://www.aiuweb.org/) in Engineering with a minimum of 60% / 6.5 CPI) aggregated over all semesters or a Graduate degree in any branch of Sciences (e.g. MS, M.Sc. etc.) with a minimum aggregate of 60% / 6.5 CPI). 

  • Candidates appearing for the final degree examination can also apply. Such candidates, if selected, will be admitted provisionally. They have to complete all requirements for the qualifying degree at the time of joining the course.
  • Candidate must have at least 60% marks or 6.5 CPI on a scale of 10, aggregated over all semesters.
  • Candidate with a M.Sc. as qualifying degree must have at least 60% marks or 6.5 CPI on the scale of 10 in bachelor's degree as well as in M.Sc. degree, aggregated over all semesters.
  • For candidates with an M.Tech degree the B.Tech./B.E./ M.Sc. degree would be considered as qualifying degree.
  • SC/ST candidates must have at least 55% marks or  equivalent in CPI, when aggregated over all semesters
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 Sep 13). ELIGIBILTY

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent (as defined by Association of Indian  Universities (http://www.aiuweb.org/) in Engineering (e.g. BS with majors in any branch of Engineering, B.Engg, B. Tech etc.) with First Class (grade point average of 6.5 in a scale of 10) or a Graduate degree in any branch of Sciences (e.g. MS, M.Sc. etc.) with First Class (grade point average of 6.5 in a scale of10).
  • Candidates appearing for the final degree examination can also apply. Such candidates, if selected, will be admitted provisionally. They have to complete all requirements for the qualifying degree at the time of joining the programme.
  • While work experience is desirable, candidates without work experience can also apply.
  • One who holds a foreign passport and does not have Indian passport, should have cleared TOEFL or IELTS.



WAT/PI & Final selection related queries

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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

16. How are the cut offs for WAT/PI calls decided?
The cut-offs are decided by the faculty every year.

17. What is the proposed intake for 2012 batch?
The total number of seats this year is 120.

18. Are calls given based on profile or only based on CAT marks?
Please refer to question number 16

19. 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.

20. Has the number of seats for general category increased from last year?
No change for any category.

21. 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.

22. 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.