Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Pune

The process of selection at SCMHRD consists of a Group Discussion on the basis of a video shown, Group Discussion on case study followed by Personal Interviews.
Feedback - Video Discussion
Average Duration : 20 mins.
  • Many popular figures were shown in the video. Students were asked to discuss about the people who thought out of the box and brought changes in people's life.
  • A video on UID was shown and the video was to be discussed on UID's practicality and concept.
  • Freedom fighters of different nations were shown. Students were asked to discus the top 5 qualities of leaders along with the question: Are leaders born or made?
  • Students were asked to decide the points to be successful in the corporate world after they were shown inspirational videos shown on Sachin Tendulkar, Dhirubhai Ambani, Amitabh Bachhan, Lance Armstrong and Mahatma Gandhi.
Feedback - Group Discussion
Average Duration : 20 mins.
No. of Panelists : 2
No. of Participants: 7
  • Students were asked to choose the leader of a trade union out of the three prospective candidates whose personality traits were given.
  • Students were asked to select the president of a company from a list of three people whose personality traits, experience and brief introduction were given.
  • A group of friends wanted to do a business and all of them were working. They were in a dilemma whether to start it or not. Students were asked to discuss the pros and cons of starting a business and leaving jobs.
  • Students were asked to discuss the organization of a marketing conclave of a college within a given budget. Prioritize the activities giving reasons on the basis of challenges one would face while organizing the event.
  • A manager from a cookie company is finding it difficult to deal with the employees. Facts of case were given and as a consultant students were asked to come out with solutions to deal with the problem.
Feedback - Personal Interview
Average Duration : 15-20 mins.
No. of Panelists : 2
  • Excerpts From Interview 1: (A B.Tech. in ECE with 10th -76.4%, 12th -79.6 % and B. Tech. - 69.11%. Scored 97.4 in SNAP. Has 28 months of IT experience with Dell and Infosys and participated in lots of extracurricular activities). You have so many extra-curricular activities, which one are you most proud of? (Went to research convention and won 1st prize in north). What is the practical implication of your research project? What was the approximate cost to implement this project? What are your hobbies? (movies) Who are the lyricist and composer of Fevicol song? What are the difficulties in working with Dell and Infosys?
  • Excerpts From Interview 2: (A B.Tech. in CSE from Chandigarh with downward trend in academics falling from 93% in 10th to 71% in Engineering. Scored 99.13 in SNAP). Compare Pune and Chandigarh. Why MBA? Tell an incident where you committed a mistake and learned from it? We prefer people with work-experience, why should we select you? Tell us something unique about Chandigarh.
  • Excerpts From Interview 3: (A B.Tech. Mechanical student with 10th -81.4%, 12th -84.2% and B.Tech. - 63.35% marks. Scored 92.88 in SNAP and had interest in adventure sports such as bungee jumping). How many floors have you jumped from? What was your speed during the fall? Which company is doing this adventure sports? Explain us the working of a submarine? Difference between 4 stroke and 2 stroke engine? Which clubs have you joined? Why you worked with these clubs? Why do you like solving Sudoku? Do you use pen or pencil to solve? How long do you take to solve a puzzle? Which other sports do you play? What is the most thrilling activity you have done? Your role in events you have done?
  • Excerpts From Interview 4: (A B.Com. economics honors student with 10th -89.2%, 12th -90.4% and B. Com. – 82.28%. Scored 88.16 in SNAP and worked for 1year at Earnest and Young. Interested in Finance). What is the difference between Keynesian approach and Friedman approach? Name one famous book written by Keynes? What is inflation? Which specialization you want to choose and why? What was your work profile? What are your hobbies? What are your strengths? Who is the governor of your state? Which year your state came into existence?
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