Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sri Balaji Society Pune PGDM Admissions 2011

Sri Balaji Society
S.No-55/2-7, Tathawade, Wakad, Off Mumbai-Bangalore bypass, Pune-411033, Tel 020-66741235, 66741236, Fax 020-66741234, Website www.balajisociety.org, Email admissions@balajisociety.org
Sri Balaji Society Pune PGDM Admissions 2011

Admission notice 2011-13

PGDM Programmes (two year, full time) AICTE approved

The selection process for admission to the following management institutes of Sri Balaji Society, which offer two year full-time post graduate diploma in management will be conducted centrally, in various centres

These Management Institutes are as under
Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM)
Balaji Institute of Telecom and Management (BITM)
Balaji Institute of International Business (BIIB)
Balaji Institute of Management and HRD (BIMHRD)

All the four Management Institutes of Sri Balaji Society are well known in the country for the excellent grooming up processes and campus placements

The founder of Sri Balaji Society is paying equal attention to each of the management Institutes and ensures that the leaders in the society as well as in the institutes work together to deliver the results

All directors either from the society or from the Institute work like a family and are interdependent. This collective efforts and the concept of unity in diversity is ensuring that common culture, common rules, common procedures, common grooming up process and common examinations produce good results although every Institute is fully equipped to innovate and produce good results. Therefore, taking admission to any of the Institutes imply that you have taken the right decision towards achieving the goal of corporate careers. If you have gone through this prospectus you should have adequate update about the current placement scenario in our campus

Common prospectus and application form: Since Sri Balaji Society is one family, we have decided that we shall go for one prospectus and one application form where, all the courses of all the Institutes of Sri Balaji Society are listed and through which any student can apply to any or all the courses of any or all the Institutes of Sri Balaji Society according to the order of the preference of the courses. The application form has appropriate columns and the students should carefully fill up the same, so that, a student can get maximum opportunity to get admitted to any of the courses of Sri Balaji Society. Please note that, all the courses of Sri Balaji Society are approved by AICTE and all the vacancies put together in all the four management institutes we have about 1000 vacancies. In case the candidate is not opted for an institute/ course he/she will not be considered for the same while preparing the merit list

Status of our B-Schools: As mentioned above, all the courses offered by all the B-Schools of Sri Balaji Society are approved by AICTE, Ministry of HRD, govt of India. Almost, all the companies visiting us for campus placements are seeing all the qualified students of all the four Management Institutes. While the President, Sri Balaji Society is the Executive Director of BIMM, the first B-School of Sri Balaji Society, he is the Dean of all the remaining three B-Schools. The Directors of the Society are devoted for all the Management Institutes of Sri Balaji Society. Besides this, each Institute is having its own Director, full time and visiting faculties, Infrastructure, Library and everything required for a growth oriented B-School. All the Institutes are located in one campus. The hostel is also common to all. The courses offered by each of these institutes are listed in other part of this prospectus. Thus each institution is important and enjoys equal status and attention from the top management

Eligibility criteria: A graduation from any statutory university with a track record of 60% of marks i.e. a minimum of 60% in 10th std, 12th std and graduation (55% for SC/ST and physically challenged candidates)

Candidates appearing for the final year degree examination up to June 2011 can also apply. However, if they fail to match the above qualitative requirement when the result is declared for the graduation examination, they will be relieved from the course compulsorily. Same will be the case with respect to those who fail in their degree examination. The mark sheets should be submitted to the Institute latest by 01st November, 2011
Medical fitness should be as explained in this prospectus

Should be willing to comply with the rules and regulations of the Sri Balaji Society as explained in the prospectus and important instruction webpage

Eligibility criteria for PGDM-Executive Batch: A graduate from any statutory university with a track record of 50% of marks i.e. a minimum of 50% in 10th std, 12th std and Graduation or more and five (5) or more years of industrial work experiences in the field of sales, marketing, human resource, finance, operations, systems and related areas of management in the industry on full time basis are eligible to apply for our PGDM-Executive batch (full time)

Applicants with less than five (5) years of work experience could apply through PGDM (Fresher’s batch). Applicants should submit the industry experience certificate signed by the Director (HR) or any authorized signatory of the company/companies and copies of their appointment letters along with the application form.

There will be no difference in the course curriculum for this batch and they will receive the same inputs as applicable to the PGDM Programs except for the fact that they can expect lateral placements. Those having lesser number of industrial experiences also get different and upgraded placements depending upon their corporate experience though they may not\be admitted to the Executive Batch, but to the other courses

Relevant work experience means full time employment in any company and not in the family business. It also means working on full-time basis on the specialization departments in the company such as Sales, Marketing, Finance, HR, IT, Operations and so on. Only such candidates can expect differential compensations based on work experience. However the selection committee can look into all the other type of work experiences and consider award of marks

Reservation of seats: Reservation of seats will be as under to the qualifying candidates; 15% of seats reserved for SC candidates; 7.5% of seats reserved for ST candidates; 3% seats reserved for physically handicapped candidates with 40% and above disability; 15% seats are reserved for management quota
Selection Procedure

Written examination: We accept CAT/MAT/CET (CET score shall be accepted for those selection centers due to be held after CET result) scores. However, as CAT/MAT/CET scores are issued to the students any student who has appeared for the CAT/MAT/CET examinations can apply for our courses with the CAT/MAT/CET scores. Thus, all the four management institutes will accept CAT/MAT/CET scores. However, the MAT/CET scores will be equalized and validated to the CAT score value and that will only be counted for the purpose of merit list

Anyone having any objection to the same, need not to apply

We do not believe in any cut-off points as we give 30% of the weightage for the entrance exam, for the merit list

Essay writing: Written communication skill is very important for anyone to succeed in the industry as business communication form an essential part of the managerial function. Therefore, the applicants will be required to appear for an essay writing exercise on a subject, which will be given on the spot. This will be for 20 marks and 50% of the weightage of the marks obtained by the candidate will be counted for the merit list. This will be for half an hour. The topics will be general in nature and anyone who follows the National Newspapers can easily appear in the same and score good marks

Group discussion and personal interview: Candidates who fulfill the qualitative requirements will be called for the group discussions by experts. This will be for a duration of 30-50 minutes per group. This may include role play, case studies and extempore speech and group discussion. 40% of the weightage in the merit list will be given to the group discussion process. Therefore the group discussion process may extend to the second day although all efforts will be made to complete the process in one day. This is an elimination round
This expert panel interview will carry 30% of the weightage. This panel will assess the candidates on various parameters including the suitability of the candidate for a particular specialization

Group discussion and personal interview: Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi

Sri Balaji Society reserves the right to change or allot a city other than the one requested by the candidates in the event of the requested city not being available for any reason
While we are keen to have the admission process in all the centres mentioned above and have been having many of the centres for many years in the past, we reserve the right to cancel any of the centres depending upon the contingencies

However, it may be noted that, the hall ticket issued by us to any centre is valid to all the centres and the students who may need a change of centre due to any reason can automatically go to any other centre by just informing us through an e-mail and without expecting any response to the same. Changes in dates, if any, for the group discussion, Essay writing and Interviews will be available on our website on as required basis. Students are therefore advised to see the website regularly

Hall ticket issued by any Institute: Admit card issued to any centre is valid for all the centres and candidates can appear before the selection committee in any centre provided they have informed about their intention to appear before a selection centre other than the one mentioned in the admit card well in advance. No separate communication for change of centre will be communicated by us. The candidates are required to come with all their original and certified copies of degrees and mark sheets when they come for the selection process. The same will be scrutinized by our staff before permitting the candidate to go through the selection process

The following documents are required to be attached to the application form at the time of application; attested true copies of all mark-sheets and certificates of 10th std, 12th std, and graduation (incase of those who are still in final year of the degree course they should submit mark sheet of the previous years); work-experience certificate (If applicable); certificates related to extra-curricular activities (if applicable); copy of caste certificate in case of SC/ST candidates who seeks admission against reserved quota; submission of CAT/MAT/CET result/score

Candidates should submit the application form with the photo state copy of CAT/MAT/CET scores which will be verified during personal interview. The latest MAT/CET score which is available with the candidates can be submitted. It may be noted that we are not going to do our short listing based on the CAT/MAT/CET score alone, although weightage is allotted for the same

Merit list: On completion of interviews, we compare the performance of all candidates appearing for the interview and generate a final merit list based on their overall performance. Weightage is given to written test, marks obtained in the essay writing, group discussion and personal interview. The candidate is considered for the course which he has preferred according to the priority mentioned by him/her in the application form. In case, he/she is not selected to the course applied by him/her, then he/she will be considered for other courses and selected on merit. It may be noted that, all the management courses are of the same status and the inputs are also similar. As we have already mentioned the placement opportunities for all the courses are very good as has been proved by the track record of Sri Balaji Society

Confirmation of admission: Selected students will be required to remit the first installment of Rs 50,000/- (Rs fifty thousand only) within 10 days from the date of issue of admission letter to confirm the admission

Important dates
Last date of submission of application: 28th April, 2011
Group discussion and personal interview at various centers
Final merit list: 08th June, 2011
Last date of submission of admission fee: 18th June, 2011
Course commencement: 28th June, 2011

Education Loan: BIMM, BITM, BIIB and BIMHRD have been specially approved for educational loan schemes for the students who get admission to any of these institutions from HDFC Bank and Central Bank of India as Sri Balaji Society has signed MoUs with these banks. All those students who get admitted in any of these institutes can approach these banks for availing educational loan. However students have the liberty to approach any other bank as per their convenience

How to apply: Application form for full time programs is a part of this prospectus. Prospectus includes application form, admit card. All these documents, mentioned above bear the same prospectus number, need to be duly filled and submitted to the address mentioned below
Application form and prospectus for the programme of choice can be obtained in the below-mentioned ways
Prospectus shall be available at various centres from 4th April, 2011

By Hand: Remit Rs 1500/- (Rs fifteen hundred only) by cash at the Institute’s admissions office between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

By post/courier: Send a demand draft for Rs 1550/- (Rs fifteen hundred and fifty only) drawn in favour of President, Sri Balaji Society, Pune. Write the name and address of the applicant on the reverse side of demand draft

Downloadable: Online application form for academic year 2011-13. Send a demand draft for Rs 1550/- (Rs fifteen hundred and fifty only). Write the name and address of the applicant on the reverse side of demand draft

Buy prospectus and application from selected branches

AXIS Bank: You can buy prospectus and application form from selected AXIS Bank branch all over the India by paying Rs 1500/- (Rs fifteen hundred only)

IMS: You can buy prospectus and application form from selected IMS branch all over the India by paying Rs 1500/- (Rs fifteen hundred only)

Apply online (web form): The applicant could visit the partner website and apply online for the academic year 2011-13

All the requests for prospectus and all the inquiries related to admission should be directed to the under mentioned address; admission cell, Sri Balaji Society, S.No-55/2-7, Tathawade, opposite Wakad Police Station, Off Mumbai-Bangalore bypass, Pune-411033, Tel 020-66741235/ 66741236, Fax 020-66741234, E-mail: admissions@balajisociety.org