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Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE)


Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE)

Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE) is a central department created for International Students.This department takes care of international students’ right from their admission till the time they graduate from this University, and acts as a common platform for International Students not only of SIU but from colleges and Universities across Pune. This department conducts regular meetings with International Students across all institutes of SIU, organizes orientation program for International Students to orient them with the philosophy of the University, the institute, the city and culturally sensitize the students with the surroundings.

For more details, please visit  https://www.scie.ac.in/

Symbiosis Teaching and Learning Resource Centre (STLRC)


Symbiosis Teaching and Learning Resource Centre
Symbiosis Teaching and Learning Resource Centre

The Symbiosis Teaching Learning Resource Centre i.e. STLRC was established in November 2011, with the aim to help raise the effectiveness and productivity of the Symbiosis faculty in terms of teaching as well as research.

The STLRC is Symbiosis International University’s catalyst to inspire and mentor the faculty in their roles as Teachers, Researchers and more so as 'Educational parents'.

Objectives of STLRC:

STLRC always strives to:

  • Improve the Teaching Effectiveness of faculty
  • Sensitize faculty members in the areas of diversity and inclusion, in the teaching learning environments
  • Enable faculty to design innovative assessments
  • Facilitate increased research output
  • Coordinate Domain specific interventions to improve discipline knowledge of the faculty members

Various Activities of STLRC:

  1. Planning and execution of various Faculty Development Programmes under the verticals of Teaching, Learning, Evaluation, Research, Psychological Wellbeing and domain specific areas for all the eight faculties of the University.
  2. MOOC Development Activity: SIU started various interventions such as encouraging learning through online courses, face-to-face workshops, and face-to-face meetings to familiarize SIU faculty members about learner-centric MOOCs. As a result of which four MOOC proposals have been submitted to CEC i.e. Consortium for Educational Communication. These proposals will now be scrutinized by CEC and we will be informed about the acceptance of the proposals. Ten other MOOC proposals are in the pipeline, which will be submitted to CEC.
  3. Symbiosis International (Deemed University) in association with Maharashtra State Faculty Development Academy (MSFDA) organized a Faculty Development Programme on Techno-pedagogy and Andragogy for Active Learning (TAAL). The TAAL is a ‘8 days programme’ conducted by Symbiosis Teaching Learning Resource Centre (STLRC), in three phases: Phase I – 5 days Residential programme, Phase II – 2 days Online Workshop and Phase III – 1day Refresher. In 2022, two batches of TAAL were conducted in which faculty members from higher education institutions across the State of Maharashtra from varied disciplines had participated.
Symbiosis Teaching and Learning Resource Centre


Symbiosis Teaching and Learning Resource Centre Head STLRC: Dr. Sophia Sandeep Gaikwad

Dr. Sophia has been in the field of Education for the past fourteen years. She looks after the centre, which is responsible for Faculty development, including training and development related to teaching, research, career progression and personal development. Before joining SIU, she was teaching students pursuing Bachelors and Masters in Education. Her Doctoral research is on the theory of Multiple Intelligences. During this tenure, 20 students have completed their Research work as a part of the M.Ed. (Masters’ in education) syllabus under her guidance and have submitted their dissertations to SNDT Women’s University. She has done her Master’s in English Literature as well as Masters in Education and qualified the SET and NET examinations. She has authored two books on 'Teaching Methodology' and also has been a co-author for three other books. Her research papers have been published in SCOPUS indexed journals. Till date 15 students have completed their Seminar paper i.e. Research paper as a requirement of the last semester for the degree in B.A./B.Sc. Liberal Arts, Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts. These papers were under the theme of Inclusion and Creativity. She has designed a 2 credit course on ‘Teaching Methodology’ and teaches the same to the post graduate students of Medical Technology. She is an Approved Ph.D. supervisor of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) under the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; and presently 4 scholars are working with her. She is also an Approved Ph.D. Supervisor with Lincoln University College, Malaysia under the faculty of Education, and presently supervising work of two scholars. She has been the Reviewer of chapters of the IGI Global book, Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Action Research and Action Learning; and also is Reviewer and Article Editor for selected articles with SAGE open and British Journal of Education Psychology.

Teaching is her passion and she is extremely interested in research and innovation. She is a firm believer in the power of values, and the role of a teacher in transmitting them.





Faculty Development Programmes


Symbiosis Centre for Emotional Wellbeing (SCEW)


Symbiosis Centre for Emotional Wellbeing (SCEW)

Symbiosis Centre for Emotional Wellbeing comprises of a team of qualified mental health professionals. Every campus has a psychological counsellor that a student can reach out to if in need of any psychological or emotional help or support.SCEW provides the students with a safe and confidential space where they can come and share their problems without the fear of being judged.SCEW conducts lectures and workshop for students to help develop their Emotional resilience in order to prepare them to face the challenges in Society and help them become successful individuals.

For more details, please visit  http://scew.edu.in/

Symbiosis Community Outreach Programme and Extension (SCOPE)


Symbiosis Community Outreach Programme and Extension (SCOPE)

The Symbiosis International (Deemed University) SIU launched the Symbiosis Community Outreach Programme and Extension (SCOPE) on 2nd July 2012 with the objective of positively impacting the community around SIU as a part of its health promoting initiatives. SCOPE through its twin arms of healthcare and non-health initiatives is working towards a sustainable, comprehensive and integrated development of the 22 identified villages located in the vicinity of main campus of SIU at Mulshi taluka of Pune district. The objective is to equip the community to identify, and promote its own health initiatives, by taking proactive, community driven sustainable socio-economic and environmental efforts. SIU is committed to the principles of ― ‘Health for All’ and sustainable development. This is an asset to the university staff, students and to the communities in which they are located and to the wider society where these students will eventually assume professional roles.

For more details, please visit  https://siu.edu.in/Health-Facilities.php

Symbiosis Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SCEI)


Symbiosis Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SCEI)

Symbiosis Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (SCEI) is a Technology Business Incubator (TBI) ofSymbiosis International (Deemed University). SCEI leverages on the advanced research capabilities that Symbiosis has in the areas of Health-tech, Medical Imaging, Waste Management, AI/ML, Nano Technology, etc to act as a catalyst of growth for technology start-ups.Being a part of the Symbiosis family, SCEI is well connected to innovation and Entrepreneurship ecosystem in India. SCEI Provides office space, Innovation Lab access and mentoring support to start-ups and potential entrepreneurs.

For more details, please visit  https://www.scei.org.in/

Symbiosis Centre for Alumni Engagement (SCAE)


Symbiosis Centre for Alumni Engagement (SCAE)

The Symbiosis Centre for Alumni Engagement (SCAE) was established to nurture and strengthen a symbiotic and long lasting relation between the SIU and its worldwide alumni community. SCAE is a centralized Alumni information and engagement platform which creates a range of appealing and rewarding programs, meaningful dialogue and exchange of ideas.

For more details, please visit  https://alumni.symbiosis.ac.in/

Symbiosis Centre for European Studies (SCES)


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.

For more details, please visit  https://siu.edu.in/international.php#sces

Department of Sports, Recreation and Wellness (DSRW)


Department of Sports, Recreation and Wellness (DSRW)

Sports and Games are essential components of human resource development, helping to promote good health, comradeship and spirit of healthy competition which in turn has positive impact on holistic development of personality of the Youth who is potential source of energy, enthusiasm and inspiration for development, progress and prosperity of a Nation. Symbiosis International (Deemed University) established its University Sports Board in 2010 and the Department of Sports, Recreation & Wellness was established in 2019. The DSRW particularly is responsible for the development of sports infrastructure, participation in sports at grass-root level, fitness testing for staff and students as well as excelling at National Sports Tournaments. Our emphasis is on Physical Literacy for our students, faculty and staff for lifelong improvement in their quality of life. The Department provides access to state of art playfields and Gymnasiums at all campuses, fitness and wellness programs, multiple group classes, sports competitions and counselling.

For more details, please visit  https://siu.edu.in/sports.php

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