Faculty of Health Sciences

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


Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences has been a merited student throughout. Recipient of the National Merit Scholarship, he graduated from the prestigious B. J. Medical College, Pune in 1985, securing top honours in General Surgery & Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar

Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences

Rajiv Yeravdekar

Director Prof. Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar  

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.

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Institute Overview

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.

Symbiosis College of Nursing

Institute Overview

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 global demand.

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. Sharadha Ramesh

Director  Dr. Sharadha Ramesh

Symbiosis College of Nursing under the aegis of Faculty of Health Sciences, Symbiosis International (Deemed University)is an ocean of learning. The college is an excellent educational institution for candidates who aspire to become a nurse. The college offers B.Sc.(N),P.B.B.Sc (N), M.Sc.(N),Advanced Certificate Course in Critical Nursing(ACCCN) and PhD under the guidance of well qualified, creative faculty.
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Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences

Vinay Rale

Director  Dr. Vinaykumar Rale  

Dr. Vinay Rale M.Sc. Ph.D. (Microbiology, University of Poona, Pune) Post-Doctoral (Institute fur Mikrobiologie, Georg August Universitat, Goettingen, Germany DAAD Fellow), FIIM. Dr. Rale has versatile and rich experience spanning over 40 years - in teaching, research, administration, marketing, and techno-entrepreneurship and an excellent interface with premier teaching and research institutes and diverse industries.

Institute Overview

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 biomedical sciences.

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 School of Sports Sciences

Institute Overview

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.

Jayalakshmi Namasivayam

Director  Dr. Nayana Nimkar

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.
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Atul A Gokhale

Director  ​Prof. Atul A. Gokhale

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.
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Institute Overview

​ ​ 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 service industry.

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.


Institute Overview

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:

  • General Duty Assistant (GDA)
  • Home Health Aid (HHA)
  • Diabetes Educator (DE)
  • Diet Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B)
  • Cardiac Care Technician
  • Anesthesia Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Dialysis Technician
  • Radiology Technician

Dr. Parag Padmakar Rishipathak

Director Dr. Parag Padmakar Rishipathak

Symbiosis School for Open and Distance Learning (SSODL)

Dr. Abhay Saraf

DirectorDr. Abhay Saraf

Dr. Abhay Saraf , MD in Community Medicine and postgraduate in Health Management has more than three decades of rich experience with Government, WHO, UNICEF, Public Health Foundation of India, Symbiosis Center of Health Care and IQVIA in various leadership roles.
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Institute Overview

Symbiosis School for Open and Distance Learning (SSODL) is a constituent of the prestigious Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU). SSODL has conceptualized & implemented a group of professional up-gradation Programmes through distance education meant to equip the healthcare professionals with appropriate tools needed to survive this age of fierce competition and specialisation. SSODL 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, SSODL plans to raise a cadre of professionals who would ensure delivery of optimum health care services.

Symbiosis Medical College for Women (SMCW) &
Symbiosis University Hospital & Research Centre (SUHRC)

Institute Overview

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.

Dean-Lt. Col. (Dr.) Vijaya Sagar

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