SMS Varanasi 2021: Ranking, Admission, Eligibility Criteria, Cut Off, Courses, Fees, Placement & Packages, Scholarships, Facilities

SMS Varanasi 2021: Ranking, Admission, Eligibility Criteria, Cut Off, Courses, Fees, Placement & Packages, Scholarships, Facilities

ByAditi Joshi  |  Updated on: Aug 9, 2021SMS Varanasi 2021 Details below intended to give Highlights, Admission, Eligibility Criteria, Cutoff, Courses, Fees, Scholarships, Facilities
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About SMS Varanasi 2021

The SMS Varanasi was established in the year 1995. It is located in the Benaras Hindu University and holds the title of being one among the top 50 B-schools in India. It has also been declared the best business school in North India by ASSOCHAM and accredited as an A-grade school by NAAC. It provides overall training and development in the field of education and offers 10 undergraduate and post-graduate courses. 

About SMS Varanasi

SMS Varanasi fees

INR 2.68 lacs per annum for a 2-year MBA program

SMS Varanasi admission


Admissions cut-off

7472 in Round 1 

6784 for the other 4 rounds

Average salary (2021)

INR 4.5 lacs per annum

SMS Varanasi Highlights 2021

SMS Varanasi provides various impressive facilities to its students, from digital classrooms, a computer centre, ATMs, and seminar halls, pushing candidates to participate in multiple events and occasions year-round.



Year of establishment


Institute type


Campus area

10 acres



Courses offered

10 (UG &PG)

Examinations accepted for admission

UG courses: SMS online entrance exam




Admission process

Entrance exam-based admission

Programs offered

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

The total strength of faculty


Application mode

Online and offline

In one of the most recent surveys conducted by 'Business India,' the School of Management Sciences (SMS) in Varanasi acquired the 40th rank in the top 50 Business schools in India. After IIM Lucknow, SMS Varanasi is next in line for the best B-schools in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Here are some latest updates for SMS Varanasi for the year 2021-

  • 21st July 2021- the last date for UPCET 2021 correctional facility was extended to 23rd July 2021. 
  • 17th July 2021- the correction window for the UPSEE MBA 2021application form has started. Candidates have the option to modify their submitted application forms till the 20th of July, 2021. 
  • 9th July 2021- AIMA has announced the MAT 2021 results (May session); students should use their login details to check. 
  • 6th July- important dates for MAT 2021 (September session) have been announced for PBT, IBT, and CBT. 

SMS Varanasi Ranking 2021

SMS Varanasi’s reputation of its programs for business management has helped it achieve optimum satisfaction of students, and the pay packages offered on first employment after graduation has helped it reach the pinnacle of success and get meritorious rankings from various prestigious establishments and hold a rank in amongst the top 50 B-Schools in India. 

This table lists some of the rankings that this SMS campus in Varanasi has received:

  • Ranks 40th amongst top B-schools in India by Business India
  • Ranks as the best B-school in North India by ASSOCHAM
  • Accredited as an A-grade school by NAAC
  • Ranks amongst the Top 50 B-schools in India

SMS Varanasi Admission Criteria 2021

The admission to the majority of courses offered by SMS Varanasi is based on an entrance examination. A valid score in the CAT/SAT/MAT/CMAT is required for the MBA course. This is followed by group discussions and a personal interview as well. The application forms for the courses offered by SMS Varanasi are available on their official website. For MCA courses, UPSEE scores are mandatory, and for MCom admissions, SMSOET scores are compulsory.  

Eligibility Criteria for SMS Varanasi Admission:

  • For B.Com and B.Con (Hons) courses, the candidate should have a class 12 degree in either Commerce or Economics or Mathematics as one of the mandatory subjects.
  • For BBA and BA (Hons) Mass Communication program, the candidate must have cleared their class 12 examination in any discipline.
  • For the BCA course, the candidate should have cleared the class 12 examination with Mathematics as a subject compulsorily.

SMS Varanasi Cut-Off 2021

  • For MBA courses, the UPSEE cut-off for the first round is 7472, while for the rest of the 4 rounds, it is 6784.
  • For the MCA program, the UPSEE cut-off for the first round is 3453, while for the rest of the four rounds, it is 2270. 

SMS Varanasi Placements and Packages 2021

The SMS Varanasi had an average package of INR 4.5 lakhs per annum during the 2021 placements process. The highest salary offered was INR 10 lakhs per annum. As a result, 75% of the total students got placed in the final placements conducted in the year 2021. The minimum salary offered was INR 4 lakhs per annum. The top recruiters were Amul, LG, Coca-Cola, HDFC, Meru, Big Bazaar, etc.

Let us take a look at SMS Varanasi placement record in 2021:

Total students for placement


Average salary

Rs. 4.5 LPA

Placement record

90% above

Highest Salary

Rs. 10 LPA

Lowest salary

Rs. 4 LPA

Recruitment companies

Mother Dairy, Spicejet, Apollo Tyres, HDFC Bank, Nestle, Blue Dart, Asian Paints, and many more. 

SMS Varanasi Courses 2021

SMS Varanasi offers eight undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs for students from all across the globe.

Here is a list of some main SMS Varanasi courses, along with their eligibility criteria:

School of Management Sciences, Varanasi Courses

Eligibility Criteria


Duration 2 years




Duration 2 years


B.Com/B.Com Honours

Duration 3 years


B.A. Mass Communication Honours

Duration 3 years




Duration 3 years



Duration 2 years



Duration 3 years


SMS Varanasi Fees 2021

The fee structure varies according to an applied stream of education. The School of Management Sciences, Varanasi, has memberships with several professional bodies, including the PhD. Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Eastern UP Exporter’s Association, the Varanasi Management Association, and ASSOCHAM.

  • Various banks grant education loans to the students of the SMS against the respective course fee. The School has collaborated with Canara Bank & Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank for extending bank loans. 
  • For using the bank's loan facilities, students can visit

The fees do not include the cost of accommodation, so it is recommended to read the brochure and fee details for each course carefully when taking admission to estimate the total cost of studying here.

The approximate fee structure for various courses at SMS Varanasi is as follows:





INR 1,80,000 per annum

B. Com

INR 1,05,000 per annum

B.Com (Honours)

INR 1,62,000 per annum

BA Honours

INR 1,05,000 per annum



INR 2,40,000 per annum


INR 2,70,000 per annum + applicable taxes

SMS Varanasi Scholarships 2021

SMS Varanasi offers various Scholarships that students can avail of, as per their grades and requirements. The list of scholarships are:

  • Babu Nageshwar Singh Scholarship
  • Merit-based Scholarship
  • Smart Scholarship
  • Prof Mukund Lal Scholarship
  • UP State Government Scholarship


Eligibility Criteria and Scholarship Amount

Babu Nageshwar Singh Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies.

Granted to students securing 60% overall percentage of Marks in BBA/BCA/B.Com/B.Com(H)/B.Tech. Courses at SMS.

10% of the first year fee

Merit scholarship for new admissions in BBA, BCA, B.COM, B.COM(H), B.A.(H) Mass communication

SMART scholarship for new admissions in BBA, BCA, B.COM, B.COM(H), B.A.(H) Mass Communication:

If overall marks obtained by students in class XII are 85% and above, the scholarship would equal 15% of the first-year fee.

If overall marks obtained by students in class XII is between 70% and 85%, the scholarship would be equal to 10% of the total first-year fee.

If the percentage of Marks Obtained by Students in SMART is 60% and above, then 10% of the first year fee is granted a scholarship. 

SMS Varanasi Infrastructure and Facilities 2021

The infrastructure and facilities at SMS Varanasi are well-equipped with state-of-the-art amenities:

  • Library: The library at SMS Varanasi houses 40,000 books on various core and specialized subjects, in the field of Computer technology and Management. The library at SMS is a member of DELNET and all the faculties and students can avail of its advantages and features. 
  • Other facilities: The SMS Varanasi has separate hostels for boys and girls, clad with various indoor games and other recreational activities. The college even has a Gym facility, a well-ventilated cafeteria, an auditorium with a seating capacity of 500 students, wi-fi connectivity with 8MBPS broadband connection, spacious classrooms equipped with all modern teaching aids, transport facilities for the students and the staff members, and banking ATM facilities and guest rooms for students’ family members and visiting faculties. 
  • Sports facilities: SMS Varanasi has dedicated indoor and outdoor sports areas, which students can use free of cost. 

SMS Varanasi Hostel:

SMS Varanasi has extraordinary residential facilities for both boys and girls. There are separate hostels for each gender. The rooms are well furnished and comfortable. Besides the reading room and library facilities, there are facilities for indoor games and other recreational facilities within the hostel premises in both the Girls hostel as well as the Boys hostel. 

The hostel charges are as follows:

  • Boys: – INR 80,000/- for Triple Seater
  • Girls: – INR 95,000/-for Double Seater and INR85,000/-for Triple Seater
  • (Hostel Fees includes food, lodging, and transportation for one academic year)
  • Security Deposit – INR 2,000 (refundable)

SMS Varanasi Faculty and Alumni 2021

SMS Varanasi has an active Alumni Association with an in-depth institutional framework that provides professional development, interaction, and networking for its holistic development.  The association pushes alumni in lateral career movement and career development and tries to create opportunities where alumni can interact with current SMS students to boost the students' confidence by sharing their experiences and achievements. 
SMS Varanasi has 46 faculty members in its various courses excelling in management and computer sciences. Apart from this, the school organizes visits by external faculty members from the international, academic, and industrial forums.  

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  • To get into SMS Varanasi, you need to visit the UPSEE website, fill up and submit the application form for the desired course, appear for the examination and then fill the application form for SMS Varanasi. Lastly, you need to participate in a counselling session to get through the admission process.

  • SMS Varanasi is affiliated with Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi, for its undergraduate courses and Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, for its post-graduate programs. 

  • To get admission into SMS Varanasi for an MBA course, the candidate should be a graduate with a minimum aggregate of 50% (45% for SC/ ST category) from a recognised university/equivalent. 

  • The total student enrollment for SMS Varanasi is 1910. 

  • SMS Varanasi has one of the best infrastructures in comparison to most B-schools in India. The college provides 100% placements to its students. Also, the average salary was 4.5 LPA for the current 2021 year. Apart from this, the strong faculty line-up and even the alumni association contribute strongly towards making SMS Varanasi rank amongst the top 50 B-Schools in India. 

  • In the placements for the year 2021, the highest salary offered to a student has been recorded as 10 LPA in SMS Varanasi.