Symbiosis International University

About the University

Symbiosis is a family of 48 academic Institutions across campuses located in Pune, Nasik, Bengaluru, NOIDA and Hyderabad imparting quality education for over 45 years. Dr. S B Mujumdar established Symbiosis on the principles of Vedic thought of "World as One Family" and is resplendent of the activities and students of several countries. The University was established under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956 and offers over a hundred programmes at Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral levels under the faculties of Law, Management, Computer Studies, Health and Biomedical Sciences, Media, Communication and Design, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Engineering. The Symbiosis International University was given "Deemed to be University" status by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2002. The University is re-accredited by NAAC with Grade 'A' and CGPA of 3.58 on a four point scale.

The University has a vibrant, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural environment and state-of-the-art infrastructure that attracts students from all states of India and over 85 countries. It also has MOUs of with several renowned universities of the world and encourages students & faculty to participate in its programmes. With collaborative networks with several universities from different parts of the world, SIU provides a very conducive, interactive and inspiring environment to create true global citizens.

Message from the Chancellor's Desk

Dr. S.B. Mujumdar

Symbiosis was established in 1971 as a 'home away from home' for foreign students. Today, our endeavor of establishing 'international relations' through our personal concern for the welfare of these foreign students has indeed come a full circle with the establishment of the Symbiosis School of international Studies (SSIS) and the annual International Relations Conference (IRC).

The first four editions of the IRC titled 'India and Development Partnerships in Asia and Africa: Towards New Paradigm' in 2013, 'India's Look East- Act East Policy: A Bridge to the Asian Neighborhood' in2014, 'Link West: India and the Gulf' in 2015 and 'India and the Indian Ocean: Sustainability, Security and Development' in 2016, were well attended and well-received by highlevel policy-makers, business leaders, members of academia and media from India and abroad. This year, the IRC is titled 'India-EU: Enhancing Strategic Partnerships'.

It gives me great pleasure to see that Symbiosis, true to its motto- Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam, is progressing well on the path to contributing to the country's endeavors of fostering good international relations.

Message from the Pro Chancellor's Desk

Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar

It gives me great pleasure to see the annual International Relations Conference (IRC) grow from strength to strength with each passing year. The first four editions of the IRC were very well received by a large number of stakeholders that included policy- makers, bureaucrats, corporate leaders, media professionals, NGOs, academics, faculty and students. The fifth edition of the IRC will bring together professionals from India and the countries of the European Union to discuss and recommend steps forward in the formulation of a more interactive foreign policy towards this region. Through our initiatives, like the annual IRC, we are striving to make Pune, and particularly Symbiosis International University a name to reckon with vis-a-vis international relations.

Message from the Vice Chancellor's Desk

Dr. Rajani Gupte

The success of the first four editions of the International Relations Conference (IRC) which were held in 2013, 2014 , 2015 and 2016 is a reflection of the Symbiosis International University's (SIU) endeavour to engage with various stakeholders across the globe. The IRC 2017 titled 'India-EU: Enhancing Strategic Partnerships ' will receive high-level participation from India and the countries of the EU.

This exercise will also help in promoting our cultural and educational ties which will create future prospects for research collaborations, as well as student exchanges. The conference is an excellent platform to network and build relationships that will take SIU's objective of internationalization forward.