Welcome to Symbiosis International (Deemed University)

SIU was established under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956, in the year 2002, with the basic principle:

  • To provide facilities for education and research of University standard
  • The encouragement of the dissemination, advancement, development and application of knowledge.
  • The provision of courses of study or instruction across a range of fields, and the carrying out of research, to meet the needs of the community.
  • The provision of teaching and learning that engage with advanced knowledge.
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. In 1971 Prof. Dr. S.B. Mujumdar established Symbiosis as a ‘home away from home’ for African Asian students on the principles of Vedic thought of "World as One Family".

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is nestled on a beautiful 300 acre campus, the Symbiosis Knowledge Village, on the outskirts of the city of Pune in Maharashtra, India. 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 several countries. It was given "Deemed to be University" status by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2002.

Today the university has 43 institutions at Pune, Nashik, Bengaluru, NOIDA, Hyderabad and Nagpur, and offers bachelors to doctoral programmes in Law, Management, Computer Studies, Health Sciences, Media & Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences, Engineering and Architecture & Design. 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 56 in the Universities Category of NIRF 2019, 109 in BRICS QS World ranking, and Symbiosis is the only Indian university to have received the Asia Pacific Quality Label. The university’s management, law and media institutes are ranked among the top 10 in the country.

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.

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is committed towards generation of knowledge, innovations and its contribution towards the development of the Nation.



Prof. Dr. S B Mujumdar (M.Sc. Ph.D.)
Distinguished Academician & Educationist

Dr. S.B. Mujumdar I am delighted to welcome you to the Symbiosis International (Deemed University). The University is part of the larger Symbiosis family, which is built on the core ideal of Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam—the world is one family.

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Pro Chancellor, Symbiosis International (Deemed University) & Principal Director, Symbiosis

Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar

Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar I am delighted to invite you to the official Web site of the Symbiosis International (Deemed University). It is my wish that this medium will allow you a look into the world of the University.

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Vice Chancellor

Dr. Rajani R.Gupte Vice Chancellor
M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D. (Economics)

Dr. Rajani R.Gupte Dr. Rajani Gupte, the Vice Chancellor of Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, completed her doctorate in Economics from the Gokhale Institute of Economics and Politics, Pune.

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Vision and Mission


Promoting international understanding through quality education


  • to inculcate spirit of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (the world is one family)
  • to contribute towards knowledge generation and dissemination
  • to promote ethical and value-based learning
  • to foster the spirit of national development
  • to inculcate cross cultural sensitization
  • to develop global competencies amongst students
  • to nurture creativity and encourage entrepreneurship
  • to enhance employability and contribute to human resource development
  • to promote health and wellness amongst students, staff and community
  • to instill sensitivity amongst the youth towards the community and environment
  • to produce thought provoking leaders for the society

Institutes / Departments


  • Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Pune
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM ), Pune
  • Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research (SICSR)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS ), Pune
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD)
  • Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Digital and Telecom Management (SIDTM) (formerly, SITM)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM), Nashik
  • Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Geoinformatics (SIG)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)
  • Symbiosis College of Nursing (SCON)
  • Symbiosis School of Economics (SSE)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Bengaluru
  • Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication (SCMC)
  • Symbiosis School of Media and Communication (SSMC), Bengaluru
  • Symbiosis Law School (SLS), NOIDA
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS), NOIDA
  • Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF)
  • Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts (SSLA)
  • Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences (SSBS)
  • Symbiosis School of Photography (SSP)
  • Symbiosis School of International Studies (SSIS)
  • Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Hyderabad
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Hyderabad
  • Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts (SSCA)
  • Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS)
  • Symbiosis Statistical Institute (SSI)
  • Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Nagpur
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Nagpur
  • Symbiosis School of Planning, Architecture and Design (SSPAD), Nagpur
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS), Nagpur

Research Centres (7)

  • Symbiosis Centre for Advanced Legal Studies and Research (SCALSAR)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Waste Resource Management (SCWRM)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Stem Cell Research (SCSCR)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Behavioural Studies (SCBS)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SCNN)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Medical Image Analysis (SCMIA)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence (SCAAI)

Support Departments (9)

  • Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI)
  • Symbiosis Teaching Learning Resource Centre (STLRC)
  • Symbiosis Community Outreach Programme and Extension (SCOPE)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SCEI)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Alumni Engagement (SCAE)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Emotional Wellbeing (SCEW)
  • Symbiosis Centre for European Studies (SCES)
  • Department of Sports, Recreation and Wellness

Department of Skills & Continuing Education (11)

  • English Language Teaching Institute of Symbiosis (ELTIS)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Foreign and Indian Languages (SIFIL)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Corporate Education (SCCE), Pune
  • Symbiosis Centre for Health Skills (SCHS)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Yoga (SCY)
  • Symbiosis School of Open and Distance Learning (SSODL)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Corporate Education (SCCE), NOIDA
  • Symbiosis Centre for Corporate Education (SCCE), Nagpur
  • Symbiosis Centre for Skill Development (SCSD), Nagpur
  • Symbiosis Centre for Corporate Education (SCCE), Hyderabad
  • Symbiosis Centre for Leadership Development


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