St. Francis Institute of Management & Research (SFIMAR) belongs to the St Francis Group of Institutions, which are a chain of Catholic Minority Educational Institutions run by the Franciscan Missionary Brothers. It is located in the western suburb of Borivali, Mumbai and is a well established institute that is known to impart quality education. The flagship program that it offers is the PGDM course.How to apply?
The application form can be obtained from the college by paying Rs. 1500. It can also be downloaded from the website and submitted with a payment of Rs. 1500 by cash or DD favouring “St. Francis Institute of management Research” payable in Mumbai.
The application form is available online on the following link :
It has to be duly filled and submitted along with two copies of the following documents : Std X Mark Sheet, Std X Passing Certificate, Std XII Mark Sheet, Std XII Passing Certificate, Graduation Mark Sheets, Graduation Passing Certificate, Work Experience Certificates, Entrance Score Card, Passport Size Photographs, and other document if required.
More details about the PGDM course can be found on the following link: http://data.axmag.com/data/201505/20150525/U132306_F339322/FLASH/index.htmlAdmission Procedure
The candidate will have to have appeared for any one of the following exams : MAH-CET 2014/ CMAT/CAT/XAT/ATMA/MAT. Once the application procedure is over, the candidates will have to take a computer personality test and will have a screening process thereafter that comprises of a group discussion and personal interview. This is conducted by the management of the Institute. The list of selected students will be intimated soon.Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for admission in the Institute, the candidate must have secured a minimum average of 50% in a graduation course of at least 3 years from any university that is recognized by the UGC. For students who belong to the reserved category and are from Maharashtra State, the minimum score to have secured is 45%.
The candidate will also have to have appeared for any one of the following exams : MAH-CET 2014/ CMAT/CAT/XAT/ATMA/MAT.Campus Facilities(i.e. Infrastructure)
The campus has large, spacious, air-conditioned classrooms, a library which has a wide research database, computer labs, seminar rooms and an auditorium for various events. Other than these, the campus also provides for all sports facilities and contains a recreational center, a fitness center and an in-house cafeteria.Hostel
Hostel facilities are available for both girls and boys. It provides a 24x7 Wi-Fi connection and a locker facility to all students.Placements
The Career Management Center handles the placement cell of the Institute. It conducts various training programs and workshops to develop career mapping and planning, corporate grooming, personality development, GD-PI training, job search, alumni networking, etc.
Some of the recruiters include Fedex, Transparent Value Pvt. Ltd., Jaro Education to name a few. In the last academic year, around 50% of the students were placed. The average package was around 2-3.5 lakhs and the highest package went up to 7 lakhs.Ranking of the institute by various magazines
SFIMAR was awarded “The Most Upcoming B-school Award” for the year 2015 by ASSOCHAM.Student Life
The Institute has a very active student body that organizes a number of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities during the year. Exuberance is the annual cultural fest that is organized by the students in December. There are a number of other events that are always going on in the campus.Fee Structure
The fee per annum for the PGDM course is around Rs. 1, 70,000. More details about the break-up of the fee are available on the following link:
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To pursue MBA at SFIMAR students must satisfy following eligibility criteria.
The minimum qualification to apply for admission to the MBA Program is a Bachelor's Degree (10+2+3 years of education) in any discipline which is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities, or any degree equivalent to the Bachelor's Degree, with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in the Secondary / Higher Secondary / Pre-degree Examinations (or equivalent) conducted by a Board / University.
Those appearing for the final year of the Bachelor's degree examinations may also apply subject to completing their examinations or viva-voce, if any, before June 30. Such candidates will however have to fulfil the above eligibility requirements in respect of minimum academic qualifications for admission and furnish evidence to that effect latest by October 31. At the time of interview and/or admissions, they will be required to produce a letter from their College Principal / Head of Institution stating the exam dates.
Candidates with appropriate industry experience will be given preference for admissions. Their work experience will be given due weightage in terms of the organization, position held and duration.
Selected candidates will be called to attend Group Discussions and Personal Interviews. Multiple Group Discussion & Personal Interview lists will be released in phases, both before and after the Application Deadline. The intimation for interview & group discussion is done through registered post and e-mail. In the case of some programs, Group Discussion may not be conducted, in favor of a rigorous interview process.
The selection criteria for calling candidates for admissions is based on multiple factors as follows:
- Past academic performance
- Quality & content of the answers in the application form
- Work experience, if any , in terms of job content & organization
- Group Discussion & Interview performance (applicable for final admissions only)
- Extra curricular activities, other interests & accomplishments
- Competitive Test score (CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT)
A combination of all the above factors are used to determine the eligibility of candidates to be offered final admission. Test scores are NOT the only criteria for selection.
A high test score does not guarantee a call for Group Discussion/Interview. The selection criteria are based on multiple factors as mentioned above.