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Updated on 10th May, 2024 , 7 min read

PUMBA- Courses, Fees, Admission 2024, Cutoff, Placement and More


Pune University (PUMBA): Courses, Fees, Admission 2024, Cutoff, Placement and More


Savitribai Phule Pune University's Department of Management Studies (PUMBA), established in 1971, is one of the country's earliest management institutes. PUMBA is known for its dedication to building leaders capable of addressing the worldwide talent gap.

PUMBA Pune provides an MBA++ curriculum intended to satisfy the changing market demands for managerial abilities. The department offers a favorable learning environment with top-tier teachers, a case study method for learning, and exposure to real-world managerial issues.

Furthermore, PUMBA's efforts, such as the Campus Recruitment Programme and the Diploma in Industrial Administration and Service Management for Disabled Soldiers, demonstrate its commitment to social responsibility and inclusive education.



PUMBA Highlights 2024



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PUMBA Important Dates and Events 2024


PUMBA MBA Dates 2024
Last Date to Apply for OCI/PIO, CIWGC, NRI, and Foreign National Candidates 30 July 2024 (Tentative)
PUMBA MBA (Pharma-Biotech) Dates 2024
ATMA 2024 Exam Date28 May 2024, or 23 July 2024
ATMA 2024 Application Start Date01 May 2024
Last date to Apply for ATMA 202413 August 2024
PUMBA MBA Executive Dates 2024
Application Start Date10 May 2024
Last Date for Online Application17 June 2024
Last Date for filling up the Application with the Late Fee07 July 2024
Online Entrance Exam (OEE) Date22 July 2024 - 25 July 2024


PUMBA Courses and Fees 2024-2025

PUMBA provides a range of management programs, including an undergraduate BBA-HFM program, a full-time 2-year MBA program, a 2-year Evening Executive MBA program, and a full-time 2-year MBA (Pharma-Executive) program.

PUMBA fees for the MBA program differ depending on the candidate's category(Open/ Reserved) and whether they are Maharashtra state or non-Maharashtra state applicants. The fees for the two-year MBA program in the academic year 2024-25 are as follows:

  • The PUMBA MBA fees 2024-2025 for the Open Category (Maharashtra State Candidates) are Rs. 1,20,000 per year.
  • The PUMBA MBA fees 2024-2025 for the Reserved Category (Maharashtra State Candidates) are Rs. 60,000 per year.
  • The PUMBA MBA fees 2024-2025 for the Open Category (non-state candidates) are Rs. 2,20,000 per year.
  • The PUMBA MBA fees 2024-2025 for the Reserved Category (Non-State Candidates) are Rs. 1,20,000 per year.
MBARs. 65,000 First-Year Fees
  • Graduation with 50% aggregate Marks
  • Entrance exam: CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA, MAH CET, GMAT
BBARs. 70,000 First-Year Fees
  • Class 12 in Arts, Science, and Commerce with a minimum of 45% (40% in restricted areas)
  • English is one of the topics in Class 12.
EMBARs. 76,594 First-Year Fees
  • Graduation with 50% aggregate Marks
MBA Pharma-BiotechnologyRs. 76,594 First-Year Fees
  • Graduation with 50% aggregate Marks
  • Entrance exam: CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA, MAH CET, GMAT
Ph.D.Rs. 14,571 First-Year Fees
  • Postgraduation Qualified


PUMBA Pune, a well-known management college in India, provides an affordable MBA program. The PUMBA MBA fees for 2024-2025 are Rs. 1,20,000 (about USD 1,630) for general applicants. The Fee structure changes each year. Extra fees such as examination and library fees may apply.

PUMBA's MBA++ course, with its unique curriculum, offers dual specialization: functional specialization in Marketing, Finance, Systems, Operations, Human Resources, or International Business, and sector-specific study in Retail, Banking & Insurance, Engineering, Health Care, or IT & ITES.


PUMBA Admission 2024-2025

PUMBA offers a range of programs, including a two-year full-time MBA, a two-year Evening Executive MBA, a full-time two-year MBA (Pharma-Executive), and a BBA-HFM program at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels.  
The PUMBA Admission 2024-2025 for the MBA is based on a valid score in the CMAT, CAT, or MAH CET exams. On the other hand, admission to the MBA Executive program is granted based on the entrance exam conducted by Pune University.

The MBA (Pharma-Biotechnology) program admission is conducted based on the ATMA score. All programs require online registration. The ATMA 2024 test is expected to be held on May 11, 2024, or June 23, 2024. Candidates can access their CAT 2023 scorecard from the official website.

Check out the PUMBA Admission Process 2024 for all the courses.


PUMBA BBA Admission 2024

PUMBA BBA Eligibility

For admission to the first year of the program, candidates must have passed HSC (10+2) from Arts/Science/Commerce/Vocational with English as a compulsory language. The minimum aggregate marks required are 45% (40% for reserved categories from Maharashtra).

PUMBA BBA Admission Process 2024

  • Admission to BBA will be awarded based on a valid score in the Entrance Exam administered by the Department of Management at Pune University. 
  • The Online Entrance Exam (OEE) for BBA (HFM) will include two sections. 
  • Section 1: This portion will consist of questions regarding general aptitude.

Section 2 will include four components, including:

  • Comprehension and Verbal ability.
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Service Aptitude


Particulars First-Year Fees
Maharastra CandidatesRs. 66,194
Out of Maharashtra CandidatesRs. 66,694
OBCRs. 37,929
SC/ ST/ NT- (B), (C), (D) / VJ / SBC Rs. 9,664
SAARC Country/PIO/OCI /CIWGCRs. 1,21,544
Foreign CandidatesRs. 1,76,394


PUMBA MBA Admission 2024

PUMBA MBA Eligibility:

  • Bachelor's degree with aggregate 50% marks (45% for backward classes and candidates with disabilities).

PUMBA MBA Admission Process 2024

  • For Maharashtra Candidate: MAH CET Exam.
  • Outside Maharashtra Candidates: CAT/ MAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ CAT/ MAH CET.

PUMBA MBA Cutoff for 2024 (Expected)

PUMBA has issued the MHT MBA CET 2023 Round 1 cut-off, with the All-India cutoff at 99.83%. The cutoff for home university seats granted to home university applicants is 98.85%.

The general cutoff for seats allotted to non-home university candidates is 99.32 %. The cut-off and ranking for the All India category are as follows:

CourseAll India Cutoff 2023All India Rank 2023
MAH MBA CET 2023 (R1)99.83%258



Particulars First-Year Fees
Maharastra CandidatesRs. 66,194
Out of Maharashtra CandidatesRs. 66,694
OBCRs. 37,929
SC/ ST/ NT- (B), (C), (D) / VJ / SBC Rs. 9,664
SAARC Country/PIO/OCI /CIWGCRs. 1,21,544
Foreign CandidatesRs. 1,76,394


PUMBA MBA Executive Admission 2024

PUMBA's "Executive MBA Programme" is a two-year postgraduate program that leads to an MBA degree from Savitribai Phule Pune University. This innovative and well-designed curriculum is intended for working professionals and entrepreneurs who want to contribute to a movement for progress and prosperity.

The MBA Executive program is particularly developed for working executives and entrepreneurs, with lessons offered in the evenings (6:30 PM to 9:30 PM) Monday through Saturday for two years. The program provides specializations in 6 functional areas:

  1. Marketing
  2. Finance
  3. Human Resource Management
  4. Operations Management
  5. Systems Management
  6. International Business Management

PUMBA MBA Executive Eligibility:

  • Graduate from a UGC/ AICTE/ AIU-recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for reserved categories).
  • Minimum 3 years managerial/ executive work experience after graduation in Pune or surrounding areas (or sizable business ownership with valid documentation).
  • 75% attendance is required for program completion.


PUMBA MBA Executive Admission Process 2024

Qualify for the 200-mark objective test entrance exam covering topics from:

  • Arithmetical Ability
  • Data Interpretation
  • Verbal & Non-verbal Reasoning
  • General Mental Ability
  • Logical Deduction

Submit an online application form and pay fees if you score well on the entrance test.

Selected candidates must visit PUMBA for document verification, fee payment, and final admission confirmation.

The overall intake capacity is 60 seats. 30 seats will be filled from the State of Maharashtra alone. The remaining 30 slots will be filled from the open category. 3% of the total intake capacity (i.e. two seats) will be designated for physically disabled candidates. 

Note: 60 total seats, with reservations for Maharashtra state and disabilities. See the PUMBA website for reservation details.


PUMBA MBA Executive Fees

Particulars First-Year Fees
Maharastra CandidatesRs. 76,594
Out of Maharashtra CandidatesRs. 77,094


PUMBA MBA (Pharma-Biotechnology) Admission 2024

PUMBA MBA (PBT) Eligibility:

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Sciences, Agriculture, Ayurveda, Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacy, Technology, Veterinary Sciences, or Technology Engineering from an AIU-accredited university with a minimum of 50% overall (45% for reserved category candidates from Maharashtra only).
  • The candidate must have appeared in the final year exam of the above degrees.

PUMBA MBA (PBT) Admission Process 2024

  • Take the ATMA exam on May 11, 2024, and/or June 23, 2024. A good ATMA score is crucial for admission. Register for the exam at https://atmaaims.com.
  • Register on the One Campus Portal of the University for admission. Fill out the form completely and accurately. Registration does not guarantee admission.
  • If your name is on the MBA (PBT) merit list, log in to the student dashboard using your registered login ID and password. Click 'Apply' for admission and fill in the necessary information. Upload scanned copies of required documents. After uploading, click 'Send for Department Approval'.
  • Report to PUMBA for document verification. The date and time will be communicated later.
  • After department approval, pay the fees online within 2 days using a debit/credit card or net banking. Download the payment receipt. Admission is confirmed only after payment.
  • Ensure to pay the fees within 2 days of department approval to secure your seat. If fees are not paid, the seat will be allocated to the next applicant.


Particulars First-Year Fees
Maharastra CandidatesRs. 66,194
Out of Maharashtra CandidatesRs. 66,694
NRI, PIO, and SAARC CandidatesRs. 1,21,544
Foreign CandidatesRs. 1,76,394


PUMBA Cutoff 2024

PUMBA offers diverse management programs like the MBA, Executive MBA, MBA (Pharma-Executive), and BBA-HFM. Admission is based on entrance exam scores like CMAT, CAT, MAH CET, and ATMA, with cutoffs varying due to factors like program popularity and applicant numbers.

In 2023, CAT cutoffs ranged from 60 to 80 percentile, while MAH CET cutoff was around 98.69 percentile for the general category. Candidates should aim to score above these cutoffs for a competitive edge in admission. Check out the PUMBA Cutoff for an MBA in the MAH CET exam in 2023.


Courses2023 Cutoff (Percentile)2022 Cutoff (Percentile)2021 Cutoff (Percentile)
MBA Finance98.6999.0598.76
MBA Human Resource Management98.6999.0598.76
MBA Marketing98.6999.0598.76
MBA Operations Management98.6999.0598.76
MBA Systems Management98.6999.0598.76
MBA Pharma-Biotech98.6999.0598.76


PUMBA Placement 2024

PUMBA is a renowned management school in India known for its exceptional placement record. PUMBA Placement 2024 statistics will be released soon. According to the sources, the institute has started its placement drive and will soon release the final report.

However, PUMBA Placement in 2023 secured a 100% Placement Rate with the Highest Package reaching Rs. 18.97 Lakhs Per Annum. The PUMBA Average Package stands at Rs. 8.85 lakhs per annum.

During the placement drive organized by the placement cell, more than 100 companies participated, including Axis Bank, E-serve, Bee Management, ONGC, Thermax, and SBI Life, among others.

The Average Package for MBA graduates from PUMBA can vary based on factors like specialization, work experience, industry sector, and the recruiting company. Check out the PUMBA Placement 2023 statistics below.


 PUMBA Particulars


Companies visited


PUMBA Highest Package

Rs 18.97 LPA

PUMBA Average Package

Rs 8.85 LPA

Top 10% package

Rs 13.2 LPA


PUMBA Top Recruiters

PUMBA, a distinguished management institute, boasts an impressive track record of placements with renowned recruiters. Notable companies like Bajaj Finserv, Crisil, Federal Bank, Infosys, RBL Bank, HDFC, TresVista, and Wipro are among the top recruiters at PUMBA.

In the 2023 placement season, 173 students participated in the drive, securing 167 offers with the highest package of INR 18.97 LPA and an average package of INR 8.85 LPA. The institute's consistent performance is evident from the year-on-year trends, with 2022 seeing the highest package of INR 18 LPA and an average package of INR 8.10 LPA.

PUMBA Pune Top Recruiters
TCSWiproDeloitteEYHDFC Ltd
ICICI BankInfosysKPMGMRFArcesium
Bajaj FinservBirlasoftColgate PalmoliveDBS BankReliance BP Mobility
Reliance RetailSchneider ElectricTata AutocompPiramal GroupDöhler


PUMBA Ranking and Recognitions

  • Ranked 19th among the top B-Schools in the West by The Times of India's i3 Research Consultancy Survey in 2016.
  • Recognized as the 43rd best management institution in India by Recruiting Inbox.
  • Ranked as the fourth-best business school in Pune according to The Week Magazine survey in 2015.
  • The Week Magazine Poll positioned it as India's 41st best business school in 2015.

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