MOU with Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK

On 7 March 2012, Symbiosis International University (SIU) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK entered into an MOU to facilitate research and academic collaboration between the institute and the University. As per the MOU, Symbiosis School of Banking Management (SSBM) will be the learning partner of CIMA in Pune, India.

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, founded in 1919, is the world’s leading and largest professional body of Management Accountants, with more than 183,000 members and students operating at the heart of business in 168 countries. The CIMA professional qualification in management accounting is acknowledged by corporate houses as the global quality standard in management accounting.

As per the MOU, CIMA and Symbiosis School of Banking Managementhave agreed to start a study support centre for the CIMA, at SSBM campus of Pune.  CIMA & SSBM have also agreed to add on the other levels of CIMA courses depending on the success of certificate courses.

CIMA shall provide the following support to Symbiosis School of Banking Managementfor starting and managing the study support centre.

Train the Trainer:

  • CIMA will organise Train The Trainer (TTT) programme for the faculty identified by SSBM to teach CIMA course before the commencement of the course at a location within India.
  • CIMA shall invite the faculty from Symbiosis School of Banking Managementto participate in future TTT programmes.

Course Material:

  • CIMA will support students studying for the CIMA qualification with study material, through the Symbiosis School of Banking Managementlibrary.
  • CIMA shall arrange to stock section of SSBM Library with study material, CIMA magazines and published material, for student and faculty reference.


  • CIMA will support Symbiosis School of Banking Management in exploring/ promoting research activities in the relevant field of study.

The MOU was signed in the presence of all the guests by Dr. Robert Jelly, Executive Director – Education, CIMA, UK; Ms. Madhu Sharma, Registrar, SIU representing SIU and Dr. Bhama Venkataramani in the capacity of the Director of executing Institute (SSBM). Dr. Debaprosanna Nandy, a FCMA and full-time faculty member of SSBM will be the CIMA Course Leader.

The other dignitaries present for the event included Dr. Anil Keskar, Academic Dean, SIU, Ms. Arati Porwal,  Chief Representative, CIMA, India, Mr. Ayan Mahapatra, National Head, Academic Relations, CIMA, India, Mr. Pratik Patel, Regional Representative, CIMA, India, faculty and staff of SSBM.