Faculty of Health Sciences majorly focuses on education excellence and innovative research and is
reflected by the academicians and researchers across Programmes, Centers, and Institutes. The strength of
Faculty of Health Sciences is the depth and dedication of the team which works to promote better health,
wellbeing and disease prevention in the world.
With a number of new industries poised for development, Health Science is well positioned to take advantage of future education and research opportunities. These opportunities will benefit students and community both on the local and international stage.
Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar graduated from the prestigious B. J. Medical College, Pune in 1985, securing top
honours in General Surgery & Obstetrics & Gynaecology. He completed his Masters in Obstetrics &
Gynaecology in 1989 & was awarded the Gold Medal by Pune University for his outstanding academic
performance. He has been awarded PhD under the Faculty of Management by University of Pune.
Dr. Rajiv topped the list of successful candidates of the Maharashtra Public Service Commission and joined the B. J. Medical College, Pune.
Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar graduated from the prestigious B. J. Medical College, Pune in 1985, securing
top honours in General Surgery & Obstetrics & Gynaecology. He completed his Masters in Obstetrics
& Gynaecology in 1989 & was awarded the Gold Medal by Pune University for his outstanding academic
performance. He has been awarded PhD under the Faculty of Management by University of
Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS), is a constituent of the prestigious Symbiosis
International (Deemed University). SIHS has conceptualized & implemented a group of professional
up-gradation programmes meant to equip the healthcare professional with the appropriate tools in
order to survive this age of fierce competition and specialization. The SIHS encourages a symbiosis
of thought, word & action of all such professionals who would address the all important issue of
health in its totality. Through its unique, innovative, career oriented programmes, SIHS plans to
raise a cadre of professionals who would ensure delivery of optimum health care services.
The global population is rising but the number of health care workers is decreasing relatively.
With more and more nurses migrating abroad, India is facing an acute shortage of faculty and
clinical practitioners. This necessitates the initialization of more and more educational
institutions to meet local, national and global demand for health care providers. Keeping in view
the World Health Organization's (WHO) theme of working together for health, Symbiosis trains and
develops quality professionals to provide health care services at the grassroots and to meet the
Through its pioneering efforts, the Symbiosis College of Nursing aims to create leaders in the nursing professionals by providing unique, innovative programmes that are responsive to the market need, keeping in mind the rapid advance in the health care sector in India as well as abroad. The curriculum emphasizes on a holistic approach to nursing care, in order to ensure an all round growth of the nursing students. Student nurses are trained to meet the international standards of professionalism and maintain the highest standard of clinical practice.The Programmes offered by SCON ensures numerous career avenues for a graduate nurse in the healthcare industry across the world. The SCON has associated with major hospitals of Pune city to provide the necessary "hands on" clinical and para-clinical experience; necessary for the students pursuing this hospital based academic programmes.
Dr Sonopant G Joshi graduated from prestigious Mumbai University from Institute of Nursing
Education J J Hospital, Mumbai, Master’s Degree in Nursing from Bharati Vidyapeeth College of
Nursing and Ph D from Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth Pune . He is the author of the Book Titled
‘Disaster Management for Health Care Professionals’, which is popular among Nursing and management
Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences (SSBS) was established as a new initiative of Symbiosis
International (Deemed University) in 2011 under the Faculty of Health and Biological Sciences (FOHBS)
to address the need for a school devoted to training, research and development in the field of
In the past, scientific research has given highly effective technologies for the prevention and control of human diseases. However, with upsurge of chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases; re-emerging diseases like malaraia, dengue; and with the advent of newly emerging diseases like HIV, influenza there is an imminent need to invest and add value to application based research in the field of biomedical sciences.
Our goal is to carry out biomedical research of highest caliber through global cooperation and to develop knowledge-rich highly skilled human resource towards the betterment of mankind and its society.
Symbiosis has embarked into a niche area, that of Sports Sciences by establishing the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS). In keeping with the impressive growth of the Sports Industry in India and its potential to become a multi-sport Nation; Symbiosis aspires to lead by becoming a knowledge "hub" for sports excellence. The first program that this school has launched is the MBA (Sports Management). The Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences was established in June 2016 under the Faculty of Health and Biomedical Sciences.
SSSS currently offers a two years full-time MBA programme in Sports Management, the options being specialization in Event Management, Management in sports, Technology in Sports and Sports Marketing.
The objective of Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences is to train the future leaders and entrepreneurs for the Sports Industry. It also aims to conduct research in various disciplines of Sports Sciences.
In the future, the Institute would be offering many graduate and Post-graduate programs under the discipline of sports sciences.
Dr. Nayana Nimkar holds a Doctorate in Physical Education from Mumbai University, Maharashtra and
is a recognized Ph.D. Guide with Savitribai Phule University of Pune, Maharashtra. She holds three
master's degrees from Pune University, She also completed 5 credits in MS in Sports from Springfield
University Massachusetts, in USA.
Prof. Atul A Gokhale is a Chef with 26 years of experience both in India and abroad in the field of
teaching, administration, hospitality and service industry
Having worked as a top notch Chef in the hotel industry, he specializes in European and Indian cuisine.
Food service is among the fastest developing sector in the world. With the Indian food industry
growing at 11 % annually, it is expected to touch Rs. 408,040 crores by 2018. This projected growth is
expected to throw open many opportunities for Indian students to pursue career in food service
industry. During the last decade, culinary has emerged as a preferred career option in the food
It takes a well-rounded and planned education to run a food service operation. Along with knowledge of culinary arts, it is also important to know how to manage people, control costs and attract customers in order to succeed in this increasingly competitive industry.
Keeping in view the increasing demand for specialized program in Culinary Arts, Symbiosis International (Deemed University) announces the establishment of the Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts which offers a three- year, full-time B.SC programme in Culinary Arts.
This degree will prepare students for a wide range of career options such as Chefs, Chef Managers, food critics, food photographers, entrepreneurs, concept developers for health foods, culinary advisors and Celebrity Chefs.
Symbiosis Centre for Health Skills (SCHS) is a multidisciplinary educational facility that strives to provide high-tech simulated and virtually created hospital set-up for teaching, training & assessment for all health care professionals in clinical and related management skills. The broad objective is to align with the National Agenda of Skill Development to create robust and vibrant eco system for quality education and skill development in healthcare sector in the country. This Centre provides education and training facilities to the exiting & new programmes which are skill based and competency driven.
Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC) constituted by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has approved SIHS as a recognized training institute to conduct below programmes:
The Symbiosis Medical College for Women is the brainchild of the Founder and Chancellor of the Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Prof. Dr. S.B.Mujumdar. After seeing the biographic movie about India’s first lady doctor, Ms. Anandibai Joshi, the idea of creating a medical college exclusively for women was born. Presently, only 17% of allopathic doctors are women. With an objective of women empowerment and contributing to the requirement of more women doctors, Symbiosis has established this exclusive college under its Faculty of Health Sciences.
The medical college campus is located in the scenic campus of the Symbiosis International (Deemed University) at Lavale. The annual intake will be 150 students. The medical college and its attached Symbiosis University Hospital and Research Centre have state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities. The presence of sister institutes within the campus like the Symbiosis Institute of Technology, the Symbiosis Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, the Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences, the Symbiosis Institute for Stem Cell Research etc. will assist in the strong focus on academics and research.
In addition to the academic infrastructure, hostel and dining facilities are available in the college campus. A fully air-conditioned library with the requisite array of textbooks and medical journals, both national and international, form a vital part of the college facilities. Our highly experienced and senior staff will ensure the best of training to produce skilled women doctors who are empathetic, ethical and compassionate. At Symbiosis, we believe it is our responsibility to contribute to nation building by training and creating the next generation of excellent medical professionals.
Lt Col (Dr) T VijayaSagar, MBBS, MS (Anatomy) is a well known and acclaimed teacher of Human
Anatomy. He graduated from the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) Pune and subsequently
obtained his post graduate degree in Anatomy from the same institute. Upon graduation from the Armed
Forces Medical College, he joined the Indian Army Medical Corps and put in 24 years of exemplary and