Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is a multi-disciplinary university offering its students and faculty a vibrant learning ecosystem designed around its multi-cultural and innovative ethos. Established in 1971 by Prof. Dr. S.B. Mujumdar,it is a ‘home away from home’ for International students. The Institution is based on the principles of Vedic thought of "World as One Family".The University's name fittingly captures the quintessence of the relationship with International students; a mutually beneficial bond between India and the International student community. Symbiosis is committed to building international understanding by offering quality education, and is resplendent of the activities and students of more than 85 countries.
Today the university has its campuses spread across four states and 6 cities in India. All the university campuses epitomize the Symbiosis vision, 'Promoting International Understanding through Quality Education' and are a beehive of international students from all across the globe, being privy to Indian culture and hospitality.
The university is awarded the Category-I status by UGC, and an 'A' grade by NAAC with a score 3.58 on 4. The university is also ranked 38th in the Universities Category of NIRF 2021, categorized in the ‘Band A’ institution (ranked between 06-25) in the category of 'University & Deemed to be University (Private-Self-Financed)' in Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievement (ARIIA) 2020. Globally the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2022 has ranked Symbiosis International University amongst the top 800 – 1000 Universities in the World. The University is also ranked in the top 350 Universities in Asia by the QS Regional Rankings, and is the only Indian university to have received the Asia Pacific Quality Label.
The university is a pioneer in liberal arts education and has a strong School for Liberal Arts with departments in languages, literature, music, philosophy, indology, art, dance, theatre, education, anthropology, political science, international relations, film studies, peace and conflict studies, mathematics and statistics, pure and applied sciences, sociology, economics, sports, etc. While offering India’s pioneering 4 year honours programme, it also offers students across SIU institutes the opportunity to study courses of liberal arts, giving them a unique edge by focusing on 360° critical thinking and innovative design thinking, with the hope of finding innovative solutions to societal problems. Innovation and entrepreneurship programmes, an incubation centre and seed money for student /faculty research completes the learning ecosystem.Students and faculty are provided with opportunities to pursue their international academic interests to the fullest, be it through academic exchanges, or exposure to international conferences, seminars, workshops, and other resources.
Recently, the University has established the Symbiosis Medical College for Women. The medical college and its attached Symbiosis University Hospital and Research Centrehave state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities.
Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is committed towards generation of knowledge, innovations and its contribution towards the development of the Nation.
Promoting international understanding through quality education
"A great creation. My best wishes"
- His Excellency Dr. A.P.J Kalam, Former President of India
"It was a lifetime experience for me. First, the fantastic ambience in harmony with nature.
Second the opportunity to speak to and interact with thousand plus energetic young people.
Third, the intellectually stimulating evening where we envisioned "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" being reproduced to 'include the excludes'."
- Dr. R.A. Mashelkar F.R.S, Former Director General, CSIR
"I am grateful for the opportunity to visit this fine institution and to address the students. This institution is a source of pride to us. "
- His Excellency Talmiz Ahmed, Ambassador of India to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
"Very impressed to see the progress of this institute. I appreciate the vision of Dr, Mujumdar.
This institute represents a sphere in the field of education in the country."
Hon'ble Shri Tarun Gogoi, Chief Minister Assam
"I am extremely happy for being at this campus if Symbiosis International (Deemed University). I have been moved by the story of how as a result of an incident,
this whole conception was born in the mind of the Chancellor, Dr. S.B. Mujumdar. It is clear that he acted in a very human way and being a man of action,
he spared no time in implementing the concept. I thank all the members for their expose of the different disciplines and activities being carried on by this University,
which is growing very fast and I wish it every success in its future endeavors, under the able leadership of Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar."
- H.E Anerood Jugnauth, President, Republic of Mauritius
"Thank you for the great privilege of inviting me here to this great institution.
It has been the most rewarding experience for me. I wish all success for the future – keep up the good work."
- Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, Superstar
The quality of education is good and is recognised internationally. The courses are supported with projects and practical.
I have completed my BCA and now pursing my Masters from Symbiosis as well.
India is culturally balanced and has many tourist attraction places and each of them have wonderful stories.
Afghanistan Student Ms. Arifa Orfan, MSc- Computer Studies
The Education system is up to mark, it is vast and diverse as the country itself.
The teachers make sure that each and every student understands the topics well.
By studying in India we expand our horizons fast due to the system which involves
other subjects out of the main core subjects and also the co-curricular activities.
LATIFA ABDULATIF AHMED from SYMBIOSIS INSTITUTE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Studying at Symbiosis Institute of technology specialization in B-Tech (Electronics & Telecommunication)
I started to make friends
and everything starts to change for me and after joining my college, I stayed at the hostel with Indians from different states.
Mahamat Oumar Moussa from Chad
I completed my studies at Symbiosis School of International Studies.
Education in India is affordable and smooth that makes it easier for someone to finish faster.
Sosten Acton Chimimba from Malawi
Even tho we come from different parts of the world Symbiosis makes a world without racial difference.
Suzie Chuba from Zambia studying BSc Medical Technology
My time at University has been most involving and memorable time of my life.
David Kwesu Asare Robertson, Ghana
I stepped into Symbiosis International University for my Bachelors degree and
today I stepped out with Masters degree which is possible due to staff of this prestigious university.
Jjunju Ibrahim, Uganda
India as diverse as it is! Is a place that welcomes you to its heart and SIT in all its full executes the whelming feeling.
It is a visionary institute that believes in practicality and has allowed students to go further in their fields.
Sonam Deki, Bhutan
I Akshita Jain a third year student of Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies can proudly say that
studying at SIU was the best decision of my life. The University has helped me to furnish me with my myriad opportunities
to work in a corporate setup, but also provided me with a holistic learning.
Akshita Jain from Indonesia, Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies
It gives me great pleasure with pride to say that I'm doing BCA in Indian University. The university is comprised of different people from different nationalities which gives you the opportunity to discover new cultures.
Sara Hussain hammad from Bahrain
I am growing up as an individual as well as learning to interact and talk to people from different backgrounds and ethnicity.
I enjoy the caring and friendly environment, great facilities, and the variety of services offered.
The standards are very high, which always makes me feel well supported.
YOHAN GAMBHIR from Thailand