The University today is associated with offering students from across the world a unique set of exceptional educational experiences. For over 40 years, a Symbiosis education has translated into a solid foundation for its students for a lifetime of learning and growing. Symbiosis graduates have achieved success in a wide variety of fields around the world.
Prof Jyoti Chandiramani holds a Ph.D. in Economics and has more than 35 years of experience in the academic world. Her passion for teaching, institution building and research has helped her have a focused vision towards steering the Symbiosis School of Economics as a leading destination for students across the country and abroad. Prof Jyoti has been heading the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences as the Dean and the Director of Symbiosis School of Economics since 2010.
In the field of education, Symbiosis has created a brand which stands incredible. With four decades of contribution to the field of education, Symbiosis International (Deemed University) set out to establish the Symbiosis School of Economics in 2008. Presently, the institute offers the undergraduate and post graduate degree in Economics, besides a number of certificate courses. It is our endeavor at SSE to create an institution with a strong commitment to society.
The program at SSE is devised to create and cradle a new class of budding academicians and professionals, whose strong foundation is laid through the multi-disciplinary framework- which besides including pure Economics has a designed bent towards, Mathematics, Statistics, Finance, Environment and Politics. The environment here is disciplined and rigorous, at the same time giving plenty of scope for creativity, originality and student initiatives.
The academic environment at SSE prepares our students to cope with difficult tasks, time management and inflexibility, grooming them for life ahead. The philosophy at SSE encourages an open door approach, open to feedback and constructive criticism creating a ground for a sound learning experience.
Prof Jyoti Chandiramani has more than 35 years of experience in teaching, institution building, administration and research. She was appointed the Dean Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Director of Symbiosis School of Economics in 2010.
Dr. Shweta Sinha Deshpande has a Ph.D. in Archaeology and has contributed to archaeological and associated anthropological research through an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach. She has been associated with Liberal Arts education for more than a decade and has an in-depth and a keen understanding of this model and the value addition this model offers to the world and India’s growing population dividend, the globalized industry and the service sector. Her current research focus is on Globalization and its influence on the socio-cultural space including religion, trends in migration, education and development. The thrust of her research is on interactions between individuals and cultures, both modern and ancient. Her work has led her to conclude that the key to understanding current social issues is to recognize the often-unrealized cultural baggage that people carry.
She has authored many research articles and books and was the founding President of the India Big History Association and a founding Member of the Society for South Asia Archaeology (SOSAA). She currently serves on the Editorial Board of Migration Letters an international journal on migration and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
The purpose of an education is to equip you with the skills needed to live your life to the optimum, within the surroundings that you find yourself in. To be able to do this, one needs to have a certain vitality about oneself in addition to being multi-dimensional. A liberal arts education, in it's open flow of subjects and courses through the arts, sciences and business, offers a willing individual precisely these two qualities. What distinguishes a liberal arts program from other 'traditional' courses is that every student would have to study subjects from across the academic spectrum. One could major in Biology and pick Philosophy as a minor. Alternatively, one could major in Mathematics or Business Studies while simultaneously working on a History minor. Exposure to these diverse fields in a conducive learning environment is what has made liberal arts the chosen field of study of opinion leaders such as Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Bill Gates.
Liberal arts is gaining currency as a preferred format of study the world over, especially in societies and countries that have come to realise that merely being placed in a job is not the sole aim of a well rounded education. Sure, job opportunities are important and necessary, but they aren't the be all and end all. A liberal arts degree program offers students everything that a traditional BA or BSc does, and more. The liberal arts approach is attractive precisely because it equips one with all the technical and academic knowledge to excel in one's chosen field of study, while simultaneously enriching one's knowledge base with other skills and knowledge sets that no doubt supplement a core domain.
In the contemporary scenario, India’s interest in the world as well as the world’s interest in India is visibly at its highest. Therefore it becomes imperative that the Indian scholarship on global issues should respond to these challenges, as well as the diverse opportunities this unfolds. The Symbiosis Institute of International Studies endeavors to provide a platform for teaching and research on International Relations, focusing on India, the Global affairs and the issues of global concerns. Set up in consonance with the broader vision of Symbiosis Society, which is “to integrate with the world”, the SIIS strives to constantly engage in scholarly pursuits in an environment of intellectual fellowship, aimed at the academic enrichment of the entire community.
With a promise to offer an in-depth understanding of the forces and institutions that shape the relations between States and the Governments of societies across the globe, the SIIS will give to the prospective students the access to world class experts in international relations. It is a truism that the complex challenges facing the global community demand knowledge and expertise that transcend disciplinary boundaries. The students and research scholars at the SIIS build on experiences and resources to uniquely equip with the analytical and professional skills needed to understand and tackle the major challenges confronting the international community.
Ms. Shivali Lawale has an M.Phil in International Cooperation in Education and Training from the Sorbonne University and an M.A. in International Relations from the prestigious University of Bath and Sciences Po, Paris. She also has an M.A. and M.Phil in French Translation studies from Pondicherry University.
Sharvari Shukla has been a Bio-statistician at research institute since 1998. She has 10+years of experience in medical statistics & data management in healthcare and epidemiology & life sciences domain, and 6+ years of experience as consultant statistician for various CROs, pharmaceutical companies and hospitals. Her interest in translating research into practice led her to undergo training in epidemiology, epigenetics and clinical trials.
Besides teaching at postgraduate programmes, she handles various national and international funded projects. Sharvari Shukla works with a team of epidemiologists and clinical scientists investigating the fetal origins of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes. Her fields of expertise include longitudinal data analysis, modelling and simulation, clinical trials, research methodology, and population studies. She has to her credits research papers published in journals of international and national repute. She is recipient of various fellowships including GEoCODE, Elmar award, UK and WHO scholarship.
Statistical thinking and analysis is required in almost all areas of natural and social sciences, technology; and industrial research and development. Advent and expansion of Information Technology in almost all domains of life has increased the significance of ‘Data-Science and Technology’ with a need for specialized academic courses at the interface of Statistics and Informatics. The first step towards solving a problem is we need to acknowledge the problem and second step is to find a solution for the same. At Symbiosis Statistical Institute (SSI), education and training primarily focuses on key features of nurturing the curious minds towards translation and application of statistical knowledge to find solution to real-world problems.
As quality is often more important than quantity, keeping a practical-intensive approach, Masters of Science programme in Applied Statistics, offers exposure to fields including Operation Research, Biostatistics, Actuarial Statistics and Data Science. SSI will ensure that students will being exposed to high levels of learning which will arm them with adequate proficiency in the use of advanced statistical softwares. This path-breaking programme will help in preparing the next generation statistician ready for scientific decision-making, aided with advanced statistical software translating into sharp and extensive analytics, pertinent to various domains. The programme will be supported with advanced methodologies, applicable statistical software packages like SAS, R, SPSS, STATA etc translating into sharp and extensive analytics, pertinent to various domains, aiding students and organization for scientific decision-making.