PUMBA, or Pune University’s Department of Management Sciences, is one of India’s most prestigious business colleges. It was established in 1971 and is a separate department of Pune’s prestigious Savitribai Phule University. In 2004, PUMBA became fully independent, adopting a rigid trimester-based program, as well as an enhanced internship experience and a reform in the assessment system.

NAAC has given the Department of Management Sciences, also known as Pune University MBA (PUMBA), an ‘A’ grade with five points.

PUMBA offers BBA, MBA, MBA Pharma-Biotech, and Executive MBA. MHCET, CAT, MAT, XAT, and ATMA are the national and state-level exams accepted by PUMBA for admissions in its BBA and MBA courses. Those who have graduated from any stream with 50% marks (45% for reserved categories) from a recognized board are eligible to apply for admissions at PUMBA.

PUMBA Highlights

Established In 1971
Type Public (Autonomous)
Accredited By NAAC, UGC
Affiliated To Savitribai Phule University of Pune.
Courses Offered MBA, MBA Pharma Biotech, Executive MBA, BBA(HFM), PhD
Application Mode Online
Campus Size 414 Acre
Entrance Exam CMAT/CAT or MH-CET
Top Recruiters Axis Bank, E-serve, Bee Management, ONGC, Thermax, SBI Life
Facilities Available Hostel, Library, Cafeteria
Program Type UG and PG
Official Website http://www.pumba.in/

PUMBA Ranking and Awards

29 Careers360 2017
19 i3 Research consultancy Survey 2016, Times of India 2016
41 Careers360 Magazine’s 2016 Survey 2016
4 Hansa National Survey 2015, reported by THE WEEK magazine 2015
41 Hansa National Survey 2013 of THE WEEK magazine 2013
26 OUTLOOK 2009
16 THE WEEK 2013

PUMBA Courses Offered & Eligibility

MBA Graduation in any discipline with 50% marks (45% for reserved categories) MH CET – For Maharashtra candidates CMAT/CAT/MH CET – For Outside Maharashtra candidates
MBA Pharma-Biotech Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Sciences with 50% marks (45% for reserved categories) ATMA
Executive MBA Graduate in any discipline from UGC/AICTE/AIU recognized University/Institution with 50% marks (45% for reserved categories) AND minimum 3 years of experience at managerial / Executive level University’s Entrance Test
BBA Intermediate Graduate in any stream with 45% marks (40% for reserved category) University’s Entrance Test

PUMBA Admission Process

PUMBA’s admissions process is entirely online. Candidates interested in applying for PUMBA admissions should review the following information:

  • Admission to the PUMBA BBA (HFM) program is determined by the scores earned in the university’s entrance test.
  • Candidates from Maharashtra must take the MH-CET exam to be eligible for entry to the PUMBA MBA program; however, non-Maharashtra candidates can take either the CMAT/CAT or the MH-CET exam.
  • The university’s online entry test is the primary eligibility criterion for the BBA program.
  • Candidates who choose to enroll in an MBA program must have a clear MH-CET/CAT or CMAT ranking.
  • Seats in the Executive MBA program were awarded depending on the outcome of the university’s entrance exam.
  • MBA Pharma-Biotechnology admissions are made on the basis of merit in the ATMA score.

PUMBA Placements

A total of 144 students were positioned in respectable companies during this session, accounting for 96.25 percent of the students.

The statistics of the placement drive are summarised in the table below:

Number of Companies Participated 100+
Number of Students Registered 160
Total Number of Offers made 154
Average CTC INR 6,43,000
Highest CTC INR 16,50,000
Average CTC of top 50 Percent INR 7,60,000

PUMBA Recruiters

Aspect Ratio Bridgestone Euromonitor
ICICI Bank Purnartha HDFC Bank
Ventus Bajaj Allianz Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance

PUMBA Scholarship

Department of Management Science, Savitribai Phule Pune University provide scholarship to reserved category students or students of their own state. But for the last 6 years, they haven’t published any notice regarding the scholarship. Some of the scholarships provided by the Department of Management Science, Savitribai Phule Pune University are given below:

  • Central Government Post Matric Scholarship for Minority Students Academic Year 2014-15
  • UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) Scholarship
  • UK government’s global scholarship program of Chevening scholarships
  • Scholarship for Handicap, EBC, PTC, STC, Ex-Serviceman, Minority, National Meritorious, Non-Hindi & Ekalya for 2013-14
  • Arthik Durbal Ghatak Scholarship 2012-13
  • Krantijyoti Savitrimata Phule Scholarship 2012-13
  • Post Matric Scholarship 2012-13
  • Krantijyoti Savitrimata Phule Scholarship 2012-13
  • Arthik Durbal Ghatak Scholarship 2012-13

These are some of the scholarships provided by the university. The qualifying criteria for all these scholarships are different; you have to check them on the official website of the college.

PUMBA Facilities

College infrastructure and services are sufficient. Air-conditioned classrooms with smart projectors are available at the college. Wi-Fi is accessible on the campus, with the library drawing the most visitors. The condition of the hostels and mess facilities is excellent, and cleanliness is evident on the campus. Girls can stay in a hostel room for Rs. 1,122 and boys can stay in a hostel room for Rs. 1,067. They have mess services for just Rs. 25, as well as breakfast, tea, snacks in the evening.

Wi-Fi Campus Shuttle Service
Gym Hospital / Medical Facilities
Hostel Sports Complex
Library Cafeteria
Auditorium Labs

PUMBA Faculty

Dr. Surabhi Jain B.A., MBA, and Ph.D. Published 15 research papers at international and 10 research papers at the national level.
Dr. Balkrishan V. Sangvikar MBA and Ph.D Published 24 research papers in refereed journals, authored 5 books, and participated in various international conferences
Dr. Dattatry Ramchandra Mane B.E., MBA, and Ph.D Published 15 research papers at international and 10 research papers at the national level.
Dr. Supriya Patil B.Sc, M.Sc, PGDBM, MBS, and Ph.D Published 8 research papers and has authored 1 book
Dr. Rajesh N. Pahurkar B.E., ACEB, MBA, Ph.D Published 3 research papers in national and 15 in international journals


Ques. Are hostels available for PUMBA students?

Ans: There is no separate hostel facility for students in the department. However, there are a few seats reserved for PUMBA students in the Pune University hostels. Every year, it is offered to 20 male and female PUMBA students.

Ques. What is the fee structure for the MBA program at PUMBA?

Ans. The fee for an MBA in the General Category is INR 65,000 per year. The program costs INR 1,30,000 for the whole year.

Ques. Why do I pursue MBA from PUMBA? What makes it different from others?

Ans. PUMBA’s MBA program is organized in a trimester format, with six trimesters spaced out over two years. Because of the University Department’s autonomy, it is a one-of-a-kind course. The course has been created by business experts with the needs of the industry in mind. Students who participate in the PUMBA course will assist them in transforming the business dynamics. Marketing, Finance, Systems, Operations, and Human Resources are among the MBA specializations offered by the department.

Ques. What are the cut-offs for the program for the last few years?

Ans: In the entrance test, the cutoff for the General grade is usually about 97 percent. You will find the previous year’s cut-offs on the DTE website over the past few years.

Ques. Does PUMBA offer any scholarships?

Ans. PUMBA provides scholarships to students from the reserved categories, such as SC/ST/OBC. Scholarships are also available at PUMBA depending on where you live. Furthermore, PUMBA offers a lending facility to eligible and worthy applicants.

Ques. Does PUMBA offer placements?

Ans. The placement cell at PUMBA has a track record of 100% placements. On average, more than 100 companies participate in the PUMBA placement cell’s recruitment drive.

Ques. Is MAT score accepted for admission in MBA?

Ans. Only the MAH CET, CAT, or CMAT scores will be considered, according to Maharashtra government guidelines. Students who have taken one of these tests are eligible to apply for entry to the MBA program.