"SIOM a unique institution under the banner of Symbiosis, is a competency building institute, just a decade old , with phenomenal achievements. 100% placement at above industry average package is only one of the highlights of its achievements. Its students "wear many hats" as versatile, adaptable and multitalented and some one who has a rich and successful life and career. SIOM's innovative curriculum will challenge your thinking and introduce you to multiple business perspectives to build the foundation you need to be an effective Techno-Business Manager and a leader.
The SIOM fraternity is highly committed to its mission in Empowering Operations Excellence. Perfection is the name of the game at SIOM campus. My faculty, staff and students individually and collectively strive hard and live by our mission. I thank you very much for choosing SIOM as an option to pursue your MBA career and I encourage you to explore the opportunities that SIOM provides.
SIOM believes that – a path is made by walking on it. As an Institution SIOM shall radiate Leadership, Creativity, Attitude, Skills and Learning from its every corner to cast its rays towards empowering Operations excellence in the Industry."
DR. VANDANA SONWANEY
Dr. Vandana Sonwaney
Prof. Dr. Vandana Sonwaney, the founding member of Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM), has been the Director for over 12 years. Her passion for teaching and impeccable expertise in curriculum development has transformed SIOM into the operations hub that it is today.
A gold medalist in high school, Commerce graduation and Management post-graduation, Dr. Sonwaney has worked for various multinational brands in the FMCG and services sector with profiles in brand liquidation, Logistics service enhancement, S&OP, and SCM as key foci. After a decade-long stint in the industry, Prof. Vandana started her own consulting firm in corporate research services where she completed numerous assignments for Paints, Logistics, Insurance, Manufacturing and Public Service industry. Her PhD in management contributed to insights in talent profile mapping and competency development during the early LPG era.
Dr. Vandana Sonwaney was conferred with the "Outstanding B School Director Award" by Association of Indian Management Scholars International at the 17th AIMS International Conference hosted by IIM Kozhikode in Jan 2020. This award comes to her in appreciation of her contribution in molding SIOM into one of India’s leading institutes for MBA in Operations.
Dr. Vandana is also a registered Ph.D. guide in the area of Management. She has been a Member of Academic Council at Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU). She was awarded the Best Professor in ‘Marketing Management’ by the 2nd Asia’s Best B- School Award in the year 2011 and served on the Advisory board of World Human Resource and Development Congress in Feb 2009.
Dr. Sonwaney currently is a member of Steering Council of the India Women Network (IWN) Maharashtra Chapter, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Maharashtra and has been recently inducted as a board member in the National Advisory Board of SME Chamber of India. She operates on the philosophy of creating and delivering value in society through impactful, quality, professionally enthusiastic yet humanistic education and dialogue