Symbiosis International University, SIU, was established under the UGC Act by Notification No.F.9-12/2001-U.3 of the Government of India. SIU was built on the principles of the Vedic thought of “World as One Family” and is resplendent of the activities and students of several countries. The Founder Director and Chancellor, Prof. Dr. S.B. Mujumdar founded the institution in 1971 to alleviate the problems faced by foreign students coming to India, problems including accommodation, food, medical care, guidance, coaching and city information, has come a long way since then. The University is re-accredited by NAAC with Grade ‘A’ and CGPA of 3.58 on a four point scale.
Symbiosis International University is spread over 32 Institutes across 11 campuses in Pune, Nasik, Bangalore, Noida and Hyderabad. The University offers a total of 107 programmes at Diploma, Undergraduate, Post-graduate and Doctoral levels under the faculty of Law, Management, Computer Studies, Engineering, Health and Biomedical Sciences, Media, Communication & Design, Humanities and Social Sciences, Liberal Arts, International Studies, Planning & Architecture besides Research & Innovation.
SIU has entered into MOU with several renowned universities of the world; like Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, University of Houston in USA, Berlin School of Economics and Law in Germany and others. The Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE) promotes internationalisation and invites international students to the University for a Semester Abroad Programme. The University is actively involved with student and faculty exchange programmes and has also introduced the Scholar-in-Residence Programme. SCIE delivers a 3-week intensive ‘Study India’ programme for the benefit of international students from over 75 countries that study here. The ‘Deemed to be University’ status has enabled the University to enter into collaborations with renowned research centres across the Nation.
The University encourages students and faculty to participate in its various programmes with the ultimate aim of inculcating knowledge and honing skills which are vital to the young graduates as well as post graduates who pass out from the University.
Symbiosis is an inclusive Institution, staying true to its vision of being the preferred destination for all who aspire to excel.