Programme Profile    :- 

The SIOM MBA in Agri-Operations Management (AOM) deals with Operations management topics with the flavour of Agro based Industries. Subjects include Agro commodity markets, Processing and Value Chain in Agriculture, Agri Supply Chain Management, Advances in Agriculture, Agro procurement Management, Warehouse Management and Quality Management for Agro Products and many more with managerial underpinnings. Impetus on Entrepreneurship is also one of the intents and hence project based learning in each semester is part of the programme structure.


Name of the Programme: MBA (Agri-Operations Management)

(Programme shall commence from AY 2022-23)

  • Objective of the Programme: MBA (Operations Management) is designed exclusively to meet the needs of operations expertise and competencies in Agri and allied sector that will cater to Agro based processing, Technology, Retailing, Ecommerce and Consulting. Technology revolution coupled with changing global norms and increased global competitiveness, invites a tremendous need for professional courses in Agri Management. The MBA- Agri-Operations Management Programme could thus be a response to this growing need for professionals, who can contribute to, and engineer the Agri revolution.

 The objective is 

  • To develop amongst the students, in-depth strategic understanding of operations systems, their components, contributions, and interactions with Agro business and other functional areas. 
  • To provide the Business Management knowledge to students with special reference to Agri Operations.
  • To address the challenges of rapidly growing and diverse agriculture and allied sectors, the MBA (Agri-Operations Management) programmes aims at providing updated knowledge in the discipline and with a world view. It will facilitate the acquisition of managerial and technical skills for practicing sustainable agriculture all sectors of agricultural economy.


Programme Structure

Duration of the Programme :- 02 Years

Intake :- 30

Orientation and Pedagogy

MBA (Agri-Operations Management) is designed to meet the needs of Agro based and allied sectors of economy. The course is oriented to fill in the void of operations competencies needed to successfully drive Agries through the complex dynamics of the global economies. Students are equipped to manage agro based Process Improvement and Management, Developing, Implementing and forecasting strategies, Procurement, Demand forecasting, Quality Management, SCM Consulting, Process Improvement, and many more given the capacities and expertise gained during the course. Highly advanced and Industry relevant state-of-the-art course with balanced understanding of technical-analytical and organizational-behavioural aspects of the market makes this program unique.

In the light of COVID 19 outbreak, where students are yet to join SIOM on campus, online mode of teaching is being followed till further orders from Govt of India /Govt of Maharashtra. As per the SIU guidelines courses are delivered 100% in ONLINE mode. Microsoft Teams is the official platform used for all academic sessions and activities.

On campus academic sessions and pedagogy is as follows:

Regular sessions: These are regular classroom sessions on courses listed in the SIU approved programme structure for which a fortnightly schedule is communicated to all students through the portal.

Projects: Students are required to do projects in each semester with the Agries based in Nashik. The objective is to inculcate research capability & practical insights and problem solving of the subject within the student. 

Six Sigma : All students enrolled for this course will undergo Six Sigma training through theory & practical sessions with live projects which is evaluated by KPMG experts to earn Six Sigma Certification.

The course plan suggests delivery mechanism of course along with pre reads, case studies, presentations, which students are required to go through before-hand. Absence of this may lead to compulsory library hours for the students

Co-curricular Learning Activities:

Value added and enrichment courses are offered through various platforms. These form an important supplementary part of mainstream learning. Students are expected to participate and attend all such sessions.

Workshops: Workshops for skills development or in-depth inputs of subjects which may or may not be a part of the course structure are organized

Guest Lectures / CEO Meets: Heads of Corporate / CEOs of companies are invited to share their experiences with the students to impart practical insights and relevance of subjects

Industry visits: Industry visits are arranged during Semester. Every student visits at least one company to give them an exposure to the processing / Operations / Retail / of Agro Industries in and around Nashik.


Eligibility :-  Graduate from any recognised University/ Institution of National Importance in with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes).

Important Date


SNAP Registration Start date

August 04, 2022 (Thursday)

SNAP registration last payment date

November 24, 2022 (Thursday)

SNAP Admit card live date

December 05, 2022 (Monday) for SNAP Test 01

December 10, 2022 (Saturday) for SNAP Test 02 and SNAP Test 03

SNAP 2022 exam date

SNAP Test 01 - December 10, 2022 (Saturday) : 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM

SNAP Test 02 - December 18, 2022 (Sunday) : 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM

SNAP Test 03 - December 23, 2022 (Friday) : 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM

SNAP 2022 Result announcement date

January 10, 2023 (Tuesday)


Online Registration for SIOM commences

15th January 2023 (Sunday)

Institute Registration and Payment end date

January 15, 2023 (Sunday)

Institute shortlist announcement date

January 18, 2023 (Wednesday)

Shortlist call letter publication date

January 20, 2023 (Friday)

Institute GEPIWAT dates

17, 18, 19 Feb and

24, 25, 26 Feb 2023

1st merit list declaration date

March 10, 2023 (Friday)

Last date for payment of fees for 1st Merit List

March 27, 2023 (Monday)

Programme commencement date

June 5, 2023 (Monday)

Contact Details of Institute :-

  1. Name of Institute     :- Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM), Nashik
  2. Address of institute  :- A-23, Shravan Sector, Cidco, New Nashik, Nashik - 422008
  3. Telephone number   :- 0253-2376107 / 08, 2379959
  4. Email                        :- admissions_eligibility@siom.in
  5. Website                     :- www.siom.in

How to apply


Step 1:  Register and pay for SNAP by 24 November, 2022 (Thursday)

Step 2:   Register and pay for Operations management programme @ SIOM Nashik by 5th January, 2023 (Thursday):


  • 10 December 2022 (Saturday) 14.00 hours – 15.00 hours
  • 18 December 2022 (Sunday) 14.00 hours – 15.00 hours
  • 23 December 2022 (Friday) 14.00 hours – 15.00 hours


Registration fee for SNAP – Rs.1950/- Per Test (non-refundable)

Programme Registration Fee – Rs.1000/- per programme (non-refundable)


  • Institute Shortlist Announcement Date January 16,2023 (Monday)
  • Shortlist Call Letter Publication Date January 23, 2023 (Monday)
  • Institute GEPIWAT dates 110, 11, 12 February 2023, 17, 18, 19 February 2023 and 24, 25, 26 February 2023(Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • First Merit list announcement date March 10,2023 (Friday)
  • Programme commencement date June 5, 2023 (Monday)

Admission Process

  • For seeking admission to the Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM)Nashik’s MBA Agri-Operations Management programme, Candidate has to register and pay for SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test) SNAP test fee Rs 1950 is (non-refundable). While registering for SNAP, applicant has to also apply for  SIOM Nashik  in the same application form. A programme fee of Rs. 1,000 (non-refundable) is to be paid to  SIOM Nashik  for each programme that the aspirant wishes to apply. Based on the SNAP test scores, short-listed candidates are asked to book slots for the GE (Group Exercise), PI-WAT (Personal Interview and Writing Ability Test) process for the respective programme(s).Post this merit list is declared and selected candidates are called for completing the admission process by paying fees within stipulated time window.
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