Founded by visionary Dr. S. B. Mujumdar in 1971 as an International Cultural and Educational Centre, Symbiosis provides a "home away from home" to a large number of students including foreign students who come to Pune in pursuit of higher education. Living up to its name which is a botanical term meaning "living together for mutual benefit", Symbiosis has grown over the past two decades into a family of 36 academic institutions providing education from Kindergarten to Post Graduation.
Today, Symbiosis is ranked 5th in the country and is known in India and abroad as one of the best educational institutes imparting quality education in various fields such as Management, Law, Computers, Health Care, Arts and Commerce.
In 2002, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India conferred the "Deemed to be University" status on Symbiosis.
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has recently accredited Symbiosis International University (SIU) with an 'A' grade.
To know more about Symbiosis, visit our site www.siu.edu.in
About SOES (Symbiosis Open Education Society):
Symbiosis Open Education Society (SOES) is a society registered under the Societies Registration Act on 9th May, 2008 and is also registered as a public trust under Bombay Public Trust Act on 10th Oct, 2008.
Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning is a constituent of Symbiosis Open Education Society. The objective of SOES is to promote, advance and disseminate knowledge through the open and distance learning system, in order to provide education, skill development and lifelong learning opportunities to all segments of the population from India and other countries, thereby enabling, development and growth of individuals, society and community at large. Apart from Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL), Symbiosis Community College (SCC) and Symbiosis Vocational Junior College (SVJC) have also been established by SOES.
Symbiosis Community College (SCC):
Symbiosis Community College is a constituent of Symbiosis Open Education Society (SOES). The objective of the community college is to develop an educational institution of the Community, for the Community and by the Community, primarily to educate and train the local population through skill based programs.
Symbiosis Community College offers courses like Functional English, Communication Skills, Soft Skills, and Mobile Repairing etc. to the underprivileged, rural students, self-help group ladies and others. Symbiosis Community College offers courses through local centers in villages neighboring Pune City.
Symbiosis Vocational Junior College (SVJC)
Symbiosis Vocational Junior College is a new initiative undertaken by Symbiosis Open Education Society.
Symbiosis Vocational Junior College provides full time vocational education at 10+2 level with an objective to interweave general education with skill based work oriented competencies. Hands-on practical training blended with life coping skills which is a combination of Personality Development, Communication Skills and Soft Skills is the most important component of Symbiosis Vocational Junior College. The college offers courses in Business & Commerce group and Engineering & Technology group.
Dr. S. B. Mujumdar, President, Symbiosis Open Education Society
Dr. Swati Mujumdar, Principal Director, Symbiosis Open Education Society
Mrs. S. S. Mujumdar, Member, Symbiosis Open Education Society
Dr. (Mrs.) Vidya Yeravdekar, Member, Symbiosis Open Education Society
Mr. S. K. Jain, Member, Symbiosis Open Education Society
Mrs. Vijaya Shete, Member, Symbiosis Open Education Society
Mrs. Devika Khandekar , Member, Symbiosis Open Education Society
Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar , Member, Symbiosis Open Education Society
Mr. Sameer Desai , Member, Symbiosis Open Education Society