About Symbiosis

About Symbiosis

Symbiosis was established in 1971 to promote international understanding through quality education. The history of Symbiosis is a chronicle of vision, passion and courage. Its ethos was inspired by the lofty universal ideals of the Viswa Bharati movement of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore and the Antar Bharati movement of Sane Guruji.

Glimpses of Symbiosis International University Campuses

Symbiosis is committed to its motto - Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam - the world is one family; with its foundation based on forging a symbiotic relationship between foreign and Indian students and its philosophy drawn from a blend of Eastern wisdom and Western dynamism.

Today, Symbiosis has students from all states of India and over 85 countries across the globe studying in various institutions offering programmes in eight faculties viz. Management, Law, Humanities & Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Engineering, Design & Architecture, and Media & Communication.

The Management, Media, and Law institutes have been consistently ranked amongst the top ten in the country. Symbiosis International University (SIU) has been ranked amongst top 50 Universities in India in 2018 by National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF), Government of India . The University has also been ranked amongst the top 250 Universities in Asia and top 109 in BRICS by QS World University Rankings. The University is re-accredited by NAAC with Grade 'A ' and graded as a Category-I University by the University Grants Commission (UGC). SIU is ranked No.1 in the SWACHHTA Campus Rankings by the Government of India. Symbiosis has campuses spread across Pune, Nasik, Nagpur, Bangalore, Hyderabad and NOIDA.

Symbiosis International University is nestled on a beautiful 400-acre campus 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.  The University has established a Technology Business Incubator (TBI), approved by the Government of India. The University also has several research centres like the Centre for Nanoscience and Nano Technology, Centre for Medical Image Analysis, Centre for Behavioural Studies, Centre for Applied AI, Centre for Waste Resource Management, etc. to enhance the research output of the university through an interdisciplinary approach. The University has also established the Symbiosis Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SCIE) which helps students incubate their ideas for establishment of startups.

As part of its strong commitment to Institutional Social Responsibility, the University has a Symbiosis Community Outreach Programme and Extension (SCOPE) Centre with the objective of impacting the community around the university campus.  The activities of this Centre include healthcare services, finance & banking, computer literacy, legal counsel, waste management etc. As a part of service learning, students also work with NGOs on different projects. In line with the SCOPE initiative, Family Doctor Clinics (FDCs) and Mobile Medical Unit (MMU) have been commissioned catering to 23 villages around the University Campus.

The University has established the Symbiosis Medical College for Women exclusively for girl students. This will be the first fully residential Medical College for girls in the country and will offer free medical education to 5 girls through the Anandi Gopal Scholarships. The 900 bedded Symbiosis University Hospital & Research Centre attached to this medical college provides free treatment and quality healthcare to the neighbouring villages and wadis around the University and the community at large.

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