Symbiosis is a family of 46 academic institutions, imparting quality education for over 40 years. It is host to over 27,000 Indian and International students on campus.
These campuses epitomize the Symbiosis vision, 'Promoting International Understanding through Quality Education' and are a beehive of international students from all across the globe, being privy to Indian culture and hospitality. Many of these campuses are fully residential and have recreational facilities which include swimming pools, amphitheaters & Health Care centres. Keeping its excellent track record in mind, in 2002, the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India conferred the 'Deemed to be University' status on Symbiosis, and further in 2006 the University Grants Commission, Government of India withdrew the word Deemed and renamed the University as Symbiosis International University.
Inspired by the ideals of 'VishwaBharati' of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and 'AntarBharati' of Sane Guruji and with a deep desire to help foreign students, an idea of 'Symbiosis' was conceived by Dr. S.B. Mujumdar in the year 1971. The motto of Symbiosis is 'VasudhaivaKutumbakam' and truly for the foreign students at Pune it is a 'Home away from Home'.
Prof. Dr. S.B. Mujumdar established Symbiosis in 1971 on the principles of Vedic thought of 'World as One Family' and is resplendent of the activities and students of several countries. SIU has established need based institutes across the 7 faculties of Law, Management, Computer Studies, Health & Biomedical Sciences, Media, Communication & Design, Humanities & Social Sciences and Engineering. The University offers 109 programmes at Diploma, Under/post graduate and Doctoral levels. The University has 31 Institutes spread across campuses located in Pune, Nasik, Bengaluru, Noida and Hyderabad.
Symbiosis today comprises of 46 institutes imparting training in diverse disciplines. It has students who hail from all states of India and from more than 85 different countries. Symbiosis is known to be a multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-national institution. An institution, where academic democracy prevails, where law is the religion and freedom of thought and expression is the spirit, where equality is not preached but practiced, where Innovation, Passion and Compassion is nurtured.Know More about Symbiosis
Chancellor, Symbiosis International (Deemed University),
Prof. Dr. S. B. Mujumdar is the Founder and President, Symbiosis; and Chancellor, Symbiosis International (Deemed University). A renowned academic and educationalist, he has received civilian honor many times by the Government of India. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2005 and Padma Bhushan in 2012. He was also awarded Punyabhushan in 2009. The complete list of accolades, far too long for these pages, includes Maharashtra Gaurav Award and the FIE Foundation Award.
Pro Chancellor, Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
and Principal Director, Symbiosis
Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar is the Pro Chancellor of Symbiosis International (Deemed University). She is also the Principal Director of Symbiosis Society, which encompasses the Symbiosis schools and institutions under the Symbiosis International (Deemed University). A dream of her father, Dr. S .B Mujumdar, Founder and President of Symbiosis of creating 'a home away from home' for international students, Symbiosis today, has transformed itself into a multi-disciplinary, multinational, multi-cultural International University having students from all states of India and international students from 85 different countries.
Symbiosis International (Deemed University),
Dr. Rajani Gupte is the Vice Chancellor of the Symbiosis International (Deemed University). A distinguished academic, she received her Doctorate degree in Economics from the prestigious Gokhale Institute of Economics and Politics, Pune. She has been actively engaged with higher education for over thirty years, both as a professor and researcher. She has taught at many foreign universities as well, including the Oakland University, Michigan, US, and Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Germany.