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Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE)

The Symbiosis International Education Centre (SCIE) embraces a unique tradition of access and opportunity derived from the Symbiosis International University’s vision of ‘Promoting international understanding through quality education’. SCIE aspires to offer educational opportunities (in teaching-learning, research and service) and international exposure to its faculty, staff and students. Additionally, SCIE’s mandate is to create a ‘home away from home’ for its diverse student community (from over 85 countries) and foster all round student success while they learn and live at Symbiosis.

International Admissions:

Admissions of international students are centralized for all the constituent institutes of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) and routed through the SCIE. The procedure for applying for admissions at SCIE is designed taking into consideration the requirements and difficulties faced by international students. The online admission procedure has made it accessible to each and every student to apply from different parts of the world and in the comfort of their homes. The student needs to come to India only when the applicant is shortlisted for a particular program chosen by the student. Software has been tailor-made to suit the admission procedure. The admission procedure is simplified in easy steps starting from the basic eligibility, checking of important documents to be submitted until the final payment, and confirming the admission. Through the system of online admissions, students are also able to make all their payments online and check the admission status online

International Promotions:

The department looks after International Promotions of Symbiosis International (Deemed University).

Symbiosis has always believed in the strength of ‘word of mouth’ and has so far never engaged in aggressive advertising for itself. With this fact, Symbiosis is proud to say that it has international students from 85 different countries studying in its 47 different institutes in campuses spread across 5 cities!

However, realizing the growing importance of QUALITY education, Symbiosis has therefore developed a special department specifically to reach out to those who wish to attain a qualitative, competitive, enriching and a fulfilling educational degree.

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) has been actively participating in various educational fairs/events from across the globe. A few to name would be –

Africa: Rwanda, Tanzania, Ghana, Nigeria, Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda and many more.
South East Asia: Indonesia (Jakarta), Thailand, Vietnam
Asia: Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka
Middle East: UAE, Oman, Bahrain

International Initiatives & Collaborations:

The Initiatives & Collaborations segment leads the University and its constituent bodies in forging partnerships with foreign institutions in matters relating to academic exchanges, such as signing memoranda of understanding to facilitate faculty and student exchanges, and promoting global advances in pedagogy and teaching-learning SIU has partnered with Foreign Universities to promote various forms of academic programs and initiatives. With 75 partners spread across the world, this initiatives department leads research, development, faculty and student exchanges, Study India and other bespoke programmes for the university.

Symbiosis Centre for European Studies (SCES)

Symbiosis Centre for European Studies (SCES) is a multidisciplinary support department within Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE) that was launched in January 2019 at the hands of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of Czech Republic- HE Mr. Andrej Babiš.

SCES liaises with Symbiosis institutes which run academic programmes and lays emphasis on facilitating people-to-people and institute-to-institute connections with Europe, bringing the best of scholarly expertise to India, and encouraging Symbiosis students, faculty and staff mobility to Europe for research projects and learning through partnerships. SCES is envisioned to be an umbrella support system for all academic/scholarly/generic activities with European nations/institutes.

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Enhancing Quality Assurance Management and Benchmarking Strategies in Indian Universities (EQUAMBI)
Timelines:Start: 15-10-2017 - End: 14-10-2020
Project Reference:585779-EPP-1-2017-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
EU Grant:704,132 EUR
Key Action:Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type:Capacity Building in higher education
Project Description

EQUAMBI project is coordinated by the University of Barcelona, Spain, with the coordination of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The project aims at harmonizing the efforts towards developing an understanding and fostering a culture of benchmarking in Indian Universities to encourage institutional reforms and create a tool for measuring the governance effectiveness in teaching and learning, research and innovation and internationalization. The purpose is to create a cluster of quantitative and qualitative indicators for recognizing achievement targets and benchmarking with European Universities to monitor and sustain progress about quality management processes and practices. The project will provide a 'benchmarking toolkit' and a programme of capacity building for Indian universities to improve their governance and management of 'quality'. The objectives of the project are

  • Develop an understanding of the concepts and practices of benchmarking in order to accelerate quality improvement and its management in higher education in India
  • Improve the capacities of Indian universities to use and develop different tools that will allow them to benchmark and focus their quality management against international top universities.
  • Improve the capacities of the Indian University partners QA internal mechanism, guidelines and standards
  • Improve the capacities of the Indian university to collect, process and analyze data.
  • Establish networks of academic leaders as a unique decision-makers' forum to promote the modernization of higher education management, support future leaders and encourage the professionalization of higher education management at all levels.

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU) is a partner university among other European and Indian Universities/Bodies. Dr.BhamaVenkataramani, Dr. S. VijayakumarBharathi and Ms. Swati Sahasrabuddhe are SIU contributors to the project.



It is estimated that about 2 billion people in the world use English to communicate on a regular basis. English is the dominant business language and it has become almost a necessity for people to speak English if they are to enter a global workforce. Research from all over the world shows that cross-border business communication is most often conducted in English.

Symbiosis offers English Language training to International students through ELTIS (English Language Teaching Institute of Symbiosis)

Students of different nationalities like Afghanistan, Angola, Brazil, Bahrain, Burundi, Czech Republic, China, Congo, Cameroun, Chad, Djibouti, Dubai, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Great Britain, Italy, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Libya, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Nepal, Niger, Oman, Peru, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Vietnam & Yemen learn English as a full time foundation course.

English Courses offered:

  • Diploma courses
  • Certificate courses
  • Summer courses.
  • IELTS : Exam preparation

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